Read our 10 point safety first checklist
Extensive background checks
At every BBMA location, each member of our staff is required to complete mandatory background checks. We require extensive background information from anyone who will be working with your child.
Keycode facility access
Access to each facility is strictly controlled by electronic entry codes. Only parents and vetted staff members receive entry codes, and each individual person receives a unique code. No one else can enter our centers without being admitted and then accompanied at all times by a staff member.
Biometric “fingerprint” check-in
Biometric safety protocols provide an additional layer to our advanced security. In each center, parents and registered relatives and friends are required to check into our schools with their fingerprint at the front office before picking up their child. This allows us to verify and track anyone who enters and exits our facilities. Visitors and vendors are also asked to sign in with our front office staff.
Stringent headcount protocol every 30 minutes
As an extra measure of security beyond the vigilant eyes of our teachers in each classroom, BBMA administrative staff conducts classroom headcounts every 30 minutes and infant sleep checks every 15 minutes.
All BBMA teachers are required to complete annual training for fire, health and CPR protocols.
Safe and purposeful building layouts
All new BBMA buildings are designed specifically for child-safety standards and are purpose-built for childcare with age-appropriate playgrounds accessible from each classroom.
Monthly safety checklists and detailed emergency plans
Each BBMA facility is required to have a detailed emergency plan, which is regularly reviewed and rehearsed by staff. Each month, our teachers also run through our classroom safety checklist to ensure standards are met.
BBMA kitchens follow a strict USDA food program, which protects our children against harmful bacteria, contaminants, and improper food preparation.
Bus child scans
As part of BBMA’s transportation regimen, our bus drivers are required to conduct a child safety scan and headcount after each morning and evening route to ensure each child is safely off the bus.
Coordination with community first responders
BBMA works closely with local police departments, fire departments, and emergency technicians to ensure they are familiar with our school layout and procedures, and have a working understanding of our school standards.