Children can be allergic to all sorts of things, and the consequences can be serious. That is why at OFLC we are extremely Allergy-Aware and take allergies very seriously. We want you to feel comfortable talking to us about any allergen you may be concerned with. All of our centers are nut free. Beyond that, we can tailor specific diets to avoid anything that may contain an allergen. We have several layers of protection to ensure allergies are not a problem:
- We keep a specific place mat with each child’s name on it. When it is snack or meal time, the place mats come out, and the child’s dietary restrictions are labeled right on it.
- We keep a picture associated list so each child is listed both in the kitchen as well as in their classroom with any potential allergies.
- We keep epi-pens for children with severe allergies in the office and train staff how to use them in the event of an emergency.
- We monitor children frequently for signs of an allergic reaction so that we can react quickly.