Hugs and Kisses Chair
Children are growing and developing at a rapid pace – their bodies can sometimes barely keep up with their minds’ intentions. Occasionally, their innate curiosity and sense of adventure can lead to a “boo boo.” And while band aids and ice packs help, we know that hugs and kisses are usually the best treatment for boo boos.
If your child is ever injured at All Starz, whether it’s a little scratch or a big bump, she will be treated by a member of the Leadership Team. If a quick rinse with soapy water and a band aid is all that’s needed, then she will return to class after receiving treatment and a big hug. However, if an ice pack or other care is needed, she can spend a few minutes in the “Hugs and Kisses Chair,” a child-sized chair located next to the directors’ desk. After a few minutes of one-on-one time with a Director, she’ll be ready to return to class.
No matter what the “boo boo” entailed, you can expect a phone call from your child’s Teacher or a member of the Leadership Team explaining what happened, how it was treated, and if any follow-up is necessary. You will also receive a written Boo Boo Report at the end of the day, detailing the same information.
No matter how many times we wash our hands, cough into our elbows, and wipe down communal surfaces such as door handles, the spread of germs is inevitable. Most children will get a little cough or cold sometime during their first six months in a social setting like preschool – this is perfectly normal and, in fact, perfectly healthy. It’s a sign that their immune systems are adapting to the new environment. A quick wipe with a tissue and some hand washing is all that’s needed.
More serious illnesses require a bit more care. If your child ever becomes ill while at school, you can expect a phone call from a member of the Leadership Team immediately. If the illness is severe enough that your child should go home, he can wait in our “Hugs and Kisses Chair,” snuggling with his favorite lovey or blanket until you arrive. It’s the little comforts that make being sick not so bad after all.
Once I leave my 3-year-old daughter at All Starz and head to work, I just don't worry about her! She is in good hands.
- Parent of a child in the Junior Program