Temple Beth Ami is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education to operate a Child Development Program, and by Montgomery County Health and Human Services to operate a Private Educational Institution.
Temple Beth Ami adheres to all regulations established by our licensing agencies, including:
Parents’ Guide to Regulated Child Care: This document must be made available to all parents. http://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/2/parentbrochuremsdedecember2007.pdf
Required Forms: Children may not attend school without required forms on file, including a Health Inventory and Emergency Contact Information. In addition, Temple Beth Ami requires several additional permissions which must be kept in a child’s file to ensure the proper functioning of our daily routines.
Safety Procedures: All doors remain locked, and parents must request entry through the front school entrance only. If no one is available to answer the school door, then parents must enter the building through the Main Temple Entrance.
Temple Beth Ami emergency preparedness is regularly reviewed by the Security Department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and by Montgomery County Police. The Emergency Plan is up-dated annually. Safety drills are conducted at least monthly.
Medication Administration: Parents must sign and submit a “Medication Authorization Form” to allow school staff to provide any prescription or over-the-counter medicines to children. Any medication to be given to a child in school must first be administered at home, and then must be provided to the school in the original manufacturer’s container. Prescription medications must have a standard pharmacy label stating name, dosage and expiration date.
Reporting of Suspected Abuse and Neglect: All educators are required by law to report any suspicion of physical, mental or sexual abuse or neglect to the Office of Child Protective Services. Once a report is made, staff members are required to cooperate with any investigation undertaken by authorities.