Parent POLICIES

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"Train 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 a 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 back ground checks and as well as child abuse checks through the state.

Employees are required to complete 12 hours a year child care training
and 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 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. The parent can either take the child to the Dr and if the Dr states that the child does not have an contagious illness we will need a note stating that by the Dr or the child may not come back to attend care for 24 hours symptom and medicine free.

Immunizations and Physicals-  must be competed within 30 days after enrolling and each year after that. It is the parents 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 in must be in the original container.

 

Injury- slips will be filled out and given to the parent to be signed and kept on file. This procedure is completed only for minor scarps. For example if a child scraps their knee outside.

 

Fees and Payments- are made at drop off on Monday or the first day of the week care is provided. This is done by check or money order. If paid with cash, it is the familiys responsibility to get a receipt. The day care is not responsibility for any lost payments with no receipt. Care will not be provided the next day if the payment is not made. Payments that are made on time for every three weeks of the month will receive a $10.00 discount the last week of the month. A late charge is added to any payments not made on time in the amount of $33.00 .

 

Enrollment fee- a $55.00 enrollment fee is paid at the time of enrollment.

 

DHS payments- Families applying for this assistance is responsible to pay 50% of the regular charge until the DHS approval is received by the day care. DHS has 45 days to approve a family. In the event that this is not received by the 45 th day, the family will be responsible for 100% of the weekly rate and back pay until it is approved and received. The family will be wither issued a refund for that amount only or a credit, which ever the parent refers.

It is the parents responsibility to check the status of the approval weekly.

Sign in and out- sheets must be completed at drop off and pick up. The person dropping off must sign in the time and out the time and add the hours each day and initial in the proper columns for their child. Theyalso must write the childs age by their childs name every two weeks If you have any questions regarding this please make sure to ask one of our staff to assist with this procedure.

 

Sibling discounts- 20% off the older child.

Release of children- a child will never be released to anyone other than the parent / guardians unless the parents provides us with written permission to do so and that person must be on the information card. We check all IDS.

Custody Orders- with respect to any custody disputes until custody has been established by a court order, neither parent may limit the other parents from picking up the child.

 

Ending day care services- a written 15 business day notice must be written to end our services, In the event that this is not given, this amount will still be charged.

 

Admission Policy- A signed agreement between the family, and day care that provides the day care with information about hours, fees, and personal info. A questionnaire is given to assure the best possible care about the child to the teachers and day care.

 

School age children: Families that have school ag children enrolled are required to inform transportation if teir child will not e at day care for each day missed.

 

The day care participates in the adult/child food program and prepares one breakfast, one lunch, one snack or one dinner depending on the hours of care os provided. and serves one snack and or two meals per day. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases 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 bases 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).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

The us department of agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers employees applicants on the basis of color nationakl origina sex gender religion political beliefs artial staus paraental status sexual roeinatation income from any public assistance and protected from gentric information in any program acitivty conducted by or funded by the de[partment . If you wish tro file a complaint of discrimnation complete the USDA form found at www. ascr.usda.gov/complaint.filing.cust or at any usda office or call 8666329992