Parent POLICIES

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"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. " - Proverbs 22:6

Welcome families , parents, and children! We are a Christian preschool and day care that serves children birth to 12 years of age. We are delighted that you have chosen to consider our center to provide care for your family. Children are our future and every child is special.

"Whatever you do, work heartily as for the Lord and not for men knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as you are serving the Lord Christ." - Colossians 3:23-24

 

License information- We are licensed by the state of Michigan's department of human services. Our license number is DC820252881

Discipline Policy- We do not use any form of physical discipline. Children should learn conflict is natural and it is okay to have differences. It is our job to give them experiences to help them develop skills to handle this in an appropriate way.

Hiring Procedures: we have developed a written screening policy with all staff and volunteers who have contact with the children. Our policy includes:

  • Checking prospective employee references
  • Criminal background checks as well as child abuse checks through the state
  • Employees are required to complete 24 hours a year in early childhood trainings as well as First aid, CPR, blood borne pathogen and shaken baby syndrome classes

Health and Illnesses: We maintain a health and illness policy in order to keep staff and other children healthy.  If a child displays symptoms of possible illness, we will contact the parent or guardian and they will be required to pick up the child within one hour after the call is made. Possible contagious symptoms are:

  • Fever of 100.3 or over
  • Thick discharge from the eyes, nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Unexplained rash
  • Lice

Parents will be notified if a child in the day care has been diagnosed with any illness. This is posted by the sign-in sheets. Children may not return to daycare unless they are symptom and medicine-free for 24-hours, or the parent provides us with a doctor's note stating the child may return to daycare.

Immunizations and Physicals: These must be competed within 30 days after enrolling and each year after that. It is the parent's responsibility to make sure this is updated and given to the day care.

Emergency Medical Care: By enrolling their child,  parents give the day care permission to call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Medications: Any medications given to the children will require a permission slip to be signed and the medication must be in the original container.

Injury:  Forms will be filled out and given to the parent to be signed and kept on file. This procedure is completed only for minor incidences. 

Sign-in and Sign-out: Parents must remember to sign their child in and out each day. In the event of an emergency, we need to know that our counts are accurate and we use these sheets to make sure.

Release of children: A child will never be released to anyone that is not listed on their emergency card. If an unfamiliar individual is picking up, we will check their ID and if they aren't on the card, the child will not be released to them. 

Ending day care services: A written 10 business day notice must be given to end our services. In the event that this is not received, two full week's of payment will still be expected, and if not received, further action will be taken to secure the funds.

Child and Adult Care Food Program: The day care participates in the adult/child food program and prepares one breakfast, one lunch, and one snack depending on the hours of care provided. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).