Children may only be released to the families/guardians and persons authorized on the Identification & Emergency Information Form.
When a person is not familiar to staff, they will need to provide a picture identification before a child will be released. Families must give written notification directly to administration if their child is to be taken from the center by someone not listed on the Identification & Emergency Form.
If the family or other authorized person arrives to pick up a child and appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, all reasonable steps will be taken to prevent the person from leaving with the child, including offering to call a cab or another contact person.
While we cannot legally withhold a child from their designated pick-up person, we will not hesitate to call the local authority if we feel the child is in danger.