Nicole Jackson

Topics: Court order, Abuse, Child abuse Pages: 38 (11074 words) Published: November 3, 2014
Creative Care
Child Care Centers

Parent Handbook of
Policies and Procedures
Revised 06/2012

PARENT HANDBOOK FOR CREATIVE CARE CHILD CARE CENTERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mission Statement

Policy No.
1

Welcome

2

Program Philosophy

3

Licensing Information
Governmental Licensing Information
Accreditation Information

4
4.1
4.2

Enrollment

5

Tuition

6
6.1

Payment Schedule
Late Payments
Subsidized Care
Scholarship Program
Multiple Child Discounts

6.2
6.4

6.3
6.5

Confidentiality

7

Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

8

Parent Code of Conduct
Swearing/Cursing
Threatening of Staff, Parents or Children
Physical/Verbal Punishment of Your Children or other children 9.3 Smoking
Not abiding by Safety Policy
9.5
Confrontational Interactions with Employees, other parents
And Associates of [CREATIVE CARE CHILD CARE CENTERS]

9
9.1
9.2

Violating the Confidentiality Policy
Parents Right to Immediate Access

9.7

9.4

9.6

10

Dismissal

11

Withdraw

12

Court Orders Effecting Enrolled Children

13

Arrival Procedures
Notification of Absence

14
14.1

Pick Up Procedures
Late Pick Up
Persons appearing to be impaired by Drugs and/or Alcohol
Emergency/Alternate Pick-up Forms

15
15.1
15.2
15.3

Transportation

16

School Calendar

17

Emergency and Inclement Weather Closing Information
Curriculum Information
Daily Schedule of Activities
Class Assignments
Staff to Child Ratios
Nap/Rest Time
Educational/Personal Care Supplies Needed
Birthday and Holiday Celebrations
Parent/Teacher Conferences/Communication
Graduation

18
19
19.1

19.6

19.2
19.3
19.4
19.5
19.7
19.8

Discipline

20

Dress Code
Children
Parents

21
21.1
21.2

Field Trips

22

Parent Participation/Volunteering

23

Health and Safety
Pre-Enrollment Requirements
Children with Severe Allergies
Communicable Disease
Biting
Dispensing of Medication
Fire/Emergency Drills
Alternate Safe Location
Incident/Accident Reports

24
24.1

24.6

24.2
24.3
24.4
24.5
24.7
24.8

Foods Policy
Peanut-Free Policy
Firearms and Weapons Policy

24.9
24.10
24.11

Staff Employment by Client’s
Agency Contact Information

25
26

CREATIVE CARE CHILD CARE CENTERS
POLICY: MISSION STATEMENT

POLICY NO.:

1

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Mission Statement:
We strive to assist the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of each child. We aim to provide a safe, supportive and nurturing atmosphere where all children are able to express their creativity freely.

Creative Care’s Vision:
Creative Care Childcare provides the highest quality of care by:  Obtaining and maintaining the highest level of Keystone STARS and NAEYC accreditation.
 Assisting the children on their journey through exploration and play by providing both child directed and teacher directed activities.
 Providing a stimulating and nurturing environment with an equal balance of social, emotional and intellectual support.
 Offering a variety of enrichment programs including: Computer Kids, Spanish Lessons, Physical Fitness Programs, Music and Movement…etc.
 Continually assessing our program and making improvements based on the results.  Creating a stronger sense of community by collaborating with other childcare centers in the area, building relationships with local businesses and strengthening the relationships with our Stakeholders.

 Expanding and increasing the number of Creative Care centers throughout Montgomery County.

Creative Care’s Values:
Cognitive Development

 “I think every parent, every scientist , every early childhood educator who has looked at a young child sees that curiosity, that wonder and asks themselves, what can we do to keep this alive in a child, to foster it, to fan the flames and not...
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