Bathroom Guidelines for BC Kids
When you gotta go… you gotta go!
Rule of Three
If a child needs to go to the restroom, they MUST be walked to the restroom by at least 1 worker and 1 other person (a worker or “bathroom buddy”) so that a child is NEVER alone or alone with a worker. They then will stay and walk back as a group.
Use Designated Restrooms Only
- Preschool children use the preschool bathroom across from Room 108 and Room 109.
- Kids 5 and older use the restrooms in the Chapel.
- Kids are NEVER allowed to use the adult restrooms while adults have access to them.
Class Bathroom Breaks for Preschoolers
- Send the children in 2 at a time while the other children wait along the wall outside the restroom.
- Position one worker near the bathroom doors to monitor activity and one worker with the children waiting.
- Prop the doors slightly open with the doorstop so that you can HEAR what is going on and give directions from the door without entering.
- Only women can assist with bathroom needs. Because of this, it’s advised that a female helper be the one to take children to the restroom as needed.
- Diaper changing tables are in rooms 109, 108, and 105.
- We do not change the diapers of children older than 36 months. If a child older than 3 needs a diaper change, call the parent/guardian.
- ONLY WOMEN 16 years old and older have the privilege of changing diapers.
- Never leave a child unattended on a changing table.
- Diaper supplies are located under the changing tables and in the cubbies above the tables. Please notify a Ministry Leader when supplies are low.
- Always use clean gloves and change gloves between every diaper.
- Clean the changing table pad between every diaper change.
- Apply an “I’ve been changed” sticker to the new diaper after a change and note the change time on the check-in sheet.
- CLOTH DIAPER POLICY: We do not change cloth diapers as we do not have a system in place to handle all the different scenarios that can be present. Parents will need to be told that at drop off. They are encouraged to come mid-way through service and check/change the diaper themselves OR they can put a fresh disposable diaper on their child before leaving them in the nursery.