New Employee Orientation

Below you will find your staff orientation responsibilities.  You have one week to accomplish the items in RED and two weeks to accomplish the items in BLUE. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the director,  (919) 776-2241.

Table of Contents

Criminal Records and Background Check

Medical Records

Recognizing Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect – Online Training

Observation of Center Operations

Review of Center’s operational policies (Parent Handbook)

Safe Sleep Policy for infants 

Personnel Policies

Required training for all staff

Childcare Handbook: Review of NC Licensing Law

County and State Government

Star Rated License

Attend a Staff Meeting

Healthy Practices

Fingerprinting and Criminal Records

1.  Download and complete Criminal Records form 1 and form 2.  Go to your local County Sheriff/Police Office to have your Live Fingerprint Scan made. Lee County Cost:  $5 cash, check or money order only.  Tuesday & Wednesdays  9:00AM – 1:00PM only (call to verify these are the correct hours).

Sheriff – 1401 Elm Street (919) 718-4560 (Live outside of city limits)

Police- 225 E. Weatherspoon Street (919) 775-8268 (Live within city limits)

2.  Register and Check In online through the link below with NC Division of Child Development Criminal Records Cost:   $26.50 to process your background check for State and Federal.  You MUST send an email receipt to the Administrator that you have accomplished this: (Print a copy of the receipt)

3.  Bring all of these items within three calendar days to the Administrator and they will be sent to Raleigh NC to the NCDCDEE.

Medical Records:  Staff Medical Summary and Tuberculin (TB) Test

Optional: You are not required to use FastMed (prices may be different than below)

FastMed  724 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330  919-776-6767 for an appointment. Walk-ins accepted

TB Test: (Process takes three days)  &  Staff Medical Report:  $45.00 at FastMed

If the primary care professional states there is a Tuberculin shortage please read and complete the following Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire.

Recognizing Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect – Online Training

This training module is an online course.  Make sure you have access to a working printer.

It takes about one hour and forty-five minutes to complete the training.  At the end you will be prompted to print your certificate of completion.  BE CAREFUL if you miss the prompt or exit it before you print you have to take the course over again.

Observation of Center Operations

At this point you will spend one hour in an Infant Toddler Room and one hour in a Preschool Classroom.

You should pay close attention to the teachers and how they interact with parents and children.  Please notice the materials and personal items of the children, how they are used, where they are stored.  Please be attentive to procedures such as diapering and hand washing routines.

Please call the director at 919-776-2241 ext 221 to set up your Observation Appointment.  Appointments are scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11:00, Monday – Friday.

Review of Center’s operational policies (Parent Handbook)

Please read the Parent handbook so that you will be familiar with our operational policies. Parent handbook (click here to read in PDF format)

Center’s Safe Sleep Policy for Infants

Please read the Safe Sleep Policy for Stop-N-Drop Academic Center Inc.

You will be required to attend a training course “ITS SIDS” as soon as the course is offered.  There is a $5-$10 charge for this course.

Personnel Policies

Please read our Employee Handbook so that you are familiar with our operational policies.  There is information in this document that will be important for the daily operation of our center and your responsibilities.  Items such as attire, payroll, scheduled closings etc.

Required trainings for all Staff

First Aid, CPR, Playground Safety, SIDS, BSAC, Foundations, Recognizing Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect, & FIT

Childcare Handbook: Review of NC Licensing Law

Child Care Center Handbook (Large PDF)

County and State Government

There are several local and state agencies with which we work to ensure the health, safety and general welfare of the children and families that we serve.  You should be acquainted with each one and their representatives:

State Agencies 
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education Patricia Castaneda, Lead Child Care Consultant2201 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699-2201 Phone:  919-765-7443 Pre-Licensing and Licensing Requirements, Technical Assistance and Compliance Monitoring
Child Care Resource & Referral  Judy Thomas, 507 N Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330  Phone (919) 774-8144 ext209 Fax (919) 774-0613 Resource & Refferal
 Lee County Partnership For Children Lyn Hankins, 143 Chatham Street Sanford, NC 27330    Phone (919) 774-9496      Fax: (919) 774-8762 Quality Enhancement Specialist ECERS Technical Assistance Smart Start
 Central Carolina Community College Early Childhood Department, Ginger Harris-McGinty 1105 Kelly Drive Sanford, NC 27330               Phone:(919)718-7260 Early Childhood Education
Local Agencies
Lee County Dept. of Social Services Angelina Noel 530 Carthage Street Sanford, NC 27330 anoel@leecountync.go        Phone 919.718.4690 Subsidized Child Care Payments


Star Rated License

Please follow this link  to the website for the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education.  This website is a valuable resource for childcare providers and parents alike.  Please take time to peruse the website and read about Star Rated License.

Attend a Staff Meeting

Attend a scheduled staff meeting

 Healthy Practices



ERS Handwashing and diapering posters


Helpful Hints on Infant and Toddler Handwashing

Cleaning & Sanitizing


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