Safety is always our top priority

At Raising Stars Preschool we have created our facility with the safety of the children in mind. We have many safety features to make sure you child stays safe at Preschool!

Safety Features

  • Video doorbell, we will have visuals on who is at the door before we go to the door
  • Teacher-controlled Smart lock, remotely unlock open doors to prevent people from walking into the centre, and always maintain teacher-child ratios
  • Visual light fire alarms for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Fenced yard play space, making sure children are unable to leave the yard without a teacher present
  • Children will wear safety vis vests at all times when outside of the centre
  • Children will wear safety vis vests at all times when outside of the centre

Health policies

  • There is no smoking, vaping, chewing Tabaco, or any smoke products on the premises of Raising Stars Preschool or on field trips.
  • Raising Stars Preschool is a peanut-free centre
  • Epipen on-site in case of emergencies
  • Epipen on-site in case of emergencies
  • Nurse next door
  • First Aid Kit on each floor


  • Everyone entering Raising Stars Preschool will use the hand sanitizer located inside the front door.
  • Door knobs, light switches, and commonly touched items will be cleaned at least twice a day.
  • Staff who develop any symptoms should stay home, staying home due to illness will not negatively affect your job.
  • If a child shows symptoms staff will separate the symptomatic child from others, contact the parents and keep the child separated. Staff with children will have on gloves and a mask.

Behaviour Correction Plan

At Raising Stars Preschool we do not use the word “discipline”, instead, we teach children that actions can have “consequences”. At Raising Stars preschool, we understand that children are children, and can make mistakes the same as grown-ups do. Our Policies are designed with the children in mind. These policies are to help children’s self-esteem, problem-solving, positive self-talk, as well as relationships with peers and teachers.
At all times when staff is with children, they are to model appropriate behaviour, including language. This includes playing with children, demonstrating how to play, and appropriate use of materials. If behavioral challenges arise the teaching team will.

  • Ignore challanging behaviour when safe
  • redirect child to a new activity or one we know the child enjoys
  • Ask the child to take deep breaths
  • Give the child a sensory/quiet break

*A break is NOT a “time out”. A break could be a walk around the centre, a sensory bin, or a gross motor activity. This is not a timed activity but one to help a child calm down. The child will be in the direct line of sight of the staff at all times.

If behaviour continues to be a challenge our staff may ask to place a referral to a local resource, such as NONA or the Friendship centre. We are dedicated to helping children of all needs including those with behavioural needs.

However, if behavour continues to be a challenge, and/or is putting our staff and the other children at risk we may ask you in writing to find a centre better fit for your child and your family. This will be the last resort only.

Raising Stars Preschool Limited

Address: 3404 24th Street Vernon BC, Canada
Phone: (250) 938-7264
Hours: 8:30am - 6:00pm