At Spring-Mar, we pride ourselves on our rigorous attention to safety precautions and our commitment to continuing teacher education. Every member of the community takes an active role in maintaining the high standards of early childhood education offered at Spring-Mar and the results of this effort are visible every day.
Spring-Mar is licensed by the State of Virginia and registered with the Fairfax County Office for Children. We follow all regulations accordingly and receive regular visits and inspections from Department of Social Services officers. Being licensed shows our dedication to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow.
Spring-Mar is dedicated to providing the safest environment possible for all students. Children with contact or ingestion allergies or known reactions should notify teachers and the Director prior to the start of school.
Spring-Mar prohibits the following:
If a child accidentally brings an item from this list, staff will remove the item immediately. A substitute snack will be available for such occasions.
Please note, the church owners of the building do NOT observe a peanut free policy, so it is possible that these items are in the building during church events or during other rental events. However, no items listed above are allowed in any school rooms or facilities during school hours. Every effort is made to prevent any danger to children with known allergies.
Spring-Mar does not typically administer Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications. By law, any staff member administering prescription medications must have satisfactorily completed the Medication Administration Training (MAT) program. Spring-Mar has THREE such individuals on staff. However, families must provide accurate and up-to-date documentation with specifics about the medication. These forms may be found in the School Office or through our Membership Committee and must be reviewed in person with the School Director prior to the child’s first day of school. For more information on MAT Training, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services.
At Spring-Mar, we believe the key to emergency preparedness is establishing and following firm communication procedures.