This information is provided to answer questions about Cubs Country. If a parent/guardian have additional questions about these policies and procedures call the center at any time. If problems, concerns, or questions arise during your child's enrollment let us, know




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Cubs Country Child Care

212 FM 1346

La Vernia, Texas 78121

(830)779-2004

www.cubscountrychildcare.com

cc640@juno.com


Parent Policies

PLEASE INITIAL AT EACH ASTERISK


This information is provided to answer questions about Cubs Country. If a parent/guardian have additional questions about these policies and procedures call the center at any time. If problems, concerns, or questions arise during your child's enrollment let us, know.

PHILOSOPHY

To promote the development of the "whole child."

Goals Objectives; 1. To provide children with opportunities

of exploration and experimentation with

their world at an appropriate level.

2. Stimulate creativity

3. Promote parental involvement through

continuous communication.

4. To foster a positive sense of self.

5. Provide appropriate activities which

encourage social, intellectual, and emotional

and physical growth.

* ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is open without discrimination to any child, infant to age 13 years, provided the program can meet the needs of the child.

Enrollment information must be updated yearly or sooner if changes occur. If there is a policy change Cubs Country will provide a newsletter to inform parents of the change. Cubs Country has the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.

*PARENT INFORMATION

In your child’s room there is a parent information area. Check with the staff person on the location. There is an area for daily communication, daily activities and important classroom information. Your child also has a notebook in his/her cubby for personal information that a parent/guardian needs to share with your child’s teacher or that the teacher may want to share with you. Please leave this notebook in your child’s cubby. General parent information is located by the sign in sheet. Check daily for parent newsletter, memos, etc.

*IMMUNIZATION

Each child enrolled in the center must meet applicable immunization requirements specified by the Texas Department of Health Immunizations Requirement and Texas Department of Family and Protective Service. TB testing is not required at this time in Wilson County.

*HEARING & VISION

It is required that children four years of age have a professional vision and hearing test.


*TERMINATION POLICY

Participants may be ask to withdraw from the program for the following reasons;

*1 Cubs Country reserves the right to ask parents to make alternative

arrangements for care if it is determined that a child’s needs cannot be met, or

the child has not adjusted to care provided by the center. In the event behavior

becomes disruptive to the program or becomes a problem that poses an unsafe

situation for the child or other children in the center alternative arrangements

will be required

*2 The child is unable to follow center's policy and rules.

*3 Aggressive or inappropriate behavior by a parent or child

*4 Parent's fail to provide required records necessary to comply with the Texas

Department of Family and Protective Service.

*5 Parents are consistently late in picking up their child or children.

*6 Delinquency in the fee payment with no immediate payment coming.

STAFF REQUIREMENTS

Each staff member must meet Texas Department of Family & Protective Services for Day Cares qualifications on education and work experience. All staff members are trained in First Aide and certified in CPR. Each staff is required to have 36 hours in child development training yearly. Sixteen hours of pre-service training must be completed before staff is given responsibility for a group of children. Criminal History Check and finger printing or also required to be employed by the child care center.



PARENT PARTICIPATION

It is the desire of Cubs Country to work as partners with the parent/guardian in providing childcare. The center encourages you to discuss any concerns you may have about your child with the staff member caring for him/her. If at anytime you feel concerned in any way with the care your child is receiving, discuss it with the director or office personnel.

All comments and questions from parents are welcome. Parents are invited to attend Parent Meetings. The date and time of these meetings will be posted on the Parent Information Board. There is a complaint/comment box provided at the front entrance. A parent teacher conference can be scheduled if the need arise. We invite parents to call or stop by the center at anytime we encourage parent to visit, for the morning, afternoon, all day or just stop by for lunch.

* HOLIDAYS

Cubs Country will observe 12 holidays each year. The holidays are as

follow, 1. New Years Day

  1. Good Friday

  2. Battle of Flowers (in-service)

4. Memorial Day

5. Independence Day

6. First Friday in August (in-service)

7. Labor Day

8. Columbus Day (in-service)

9. Thanksgiving Day

10. The day after Thanksgiving

11. Christmas Eve

12. Christmas Day

* Christmas Eve will be observed if it falls on a weekday. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the center will be closed on Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the center will be closed on Monday. If the holiday schedule is revised, notification will be given in advance.

* BATTLE OF FLOWERS, FIRST FRIDAY IN AUGUST & COLUMBUS DAY

The center will be closed to children enabling the childcare provider’s opportunity to meet state requirements in regards to training

* ILLNESS/ACCIDENTS

Day Care children have childhood illnesses and accidents. If your child's health is questionable to the staff (fever, vomiting, diarrhea or feels ill 20 minutes are longer) you will be asked to pick up your child immediately. Comfortable arrangements, under supervision will be made for the child until the arrival of the parent. Children sent home with a temperature or diarrhea, vomiting will not be readmitted until they have been free of fever, diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours or presentation of a doctor's statement is provided.

A physician's statement for re-admittance following any illness may be required.

If your child has been exposed to or has a communicable disease or condition, please notify the center at once. If your child has been exposed to a communicable disease or condition at the center, you will be notified. If you have treated your child for head lice please notify the center.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

Emergency Medical Service will be called to provide on site medical treatment. If necessary parents may be notified to seek medical advice if a minor emergency occurs at the center.

If a child should need emergency medical attention while in the care of Cubs Country, the following procedures will be followed: 911 will be called, Emergency First Aide/CPR will be administered, and parent will be called.

The child will be taken to the nearest Emergency Treatment Center. An employee of Cubs Country will accompany your child in the ambulance to the emergency room and stay with them

until a parent arrives.

*MEDICATION

MEDICATION IS GIVEN ONLY AT 11:00a.m. & 3:00p.m.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION will be dispensed at the center if the following criteria are met;

1. The medication must be in the original

container.

2. It must be labeled with the name of

the child for which it is to be given.

3. The label must contain a current date

and directions for dispensing medication.

4. The name of the physician that

prescribed the medication must be on the label.

5. Pick up and drop off your child’s medication at the kitchen.

6. A Medication Authorization provided by the center must be completed.

7. Notify office personal and classroom teacher that medication needs to be

administered.

We can only administer the medication as stated on the label. The medication can not be administered after the expiration date.

NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION will be dispensed at the center if the following criteria are met; 1. The medication must be in the original container.

2. Parents must label the medication with the child's name and date the medication is

brought to the center.

3. The center will only administer medication as stated on the label. If a

dosage is not listed on the label for the age of the child for which the

medication is intended the medication can not be administered, unless

written permission obtained from your physician.

4. Medication can only be administered for its intended use unless accompanied by a

note from the physician

5. A medication Authorization provided by the center must be completed.

*IF A NON-PRESCRIPTION OR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION IS LABELED FOR

1 TIME A DAY OR 2 TIMES A DAY THE CENTER WILL NOT ADMINISTER THE MEDICATION

*LUNCH / SNACK

Daily lunch and snack menus are posted in the front entrance. A lunch is served daily. Snacks are served three times daily for full day children. Half-day children will receive an a.m. snack. After school children will receive a snack when they arrive from school. School children may bring extra snacks provided the snack is fresh, unopened and does not require preparation or refrigeration. Snack donations for special occasions, birthdays or holidays are welcome. Parents are asked to make arrangements with the office. If your child is on a special diet due to illness or allergies, we do ask that you provide his/her lunch but it must have written approval from a physician. The center can not serve nutrient concentrates and supplements without written instructions from a physician. If a parent is choosing to provide the child’s meals and/or snacks from home the parent understands the child-care center is not responsible for its nutritional value or for meeting the child’s daily food needs. The children eat in their classroom, family style. If your child arrives after lunch or snack and you bring them a lunch or snack into the center we ask that your child eats in the front dinning room. If you bring a late snack or lunch in and provide enough for their class. They may enjoy this special treat together with there class.


CHECK IN/OUT

Make sure you sign your child in and out of the center each day. The sign in sheet is located in the front entrance. It is required by Texas Department of Family & Protective Services that you initial by the time you sign in and out. It is necessary to bring your child into the center each morning. It is also necessary for you to come into the center to pick up your child in the evening. No child may leave the center without being accompanied by an authorized person. When you pick up your child from his/her classroom make sure that they stay by your side, do not allow them to roam freely about the building or run up to the front entrance, they are no longer under the supervision of a staff and your child is now under your supervision. A pick up list form is provided in your enrollment package. Please complete the form and return it with other necessary paper work.


VISITORS

All visitors to the center are asked to report to the office. We welcome visits from parents and other family members of the children in our care. If someone comes to visit the center and the parent/guardian has not included them on their pick-up list, they will not be allowed to visit. If there are any additions or revision to the pick-up list, written permission from parent/guardian. If a parent/guardian calls the center and request information about their child you may be asked date of birth or I.D. number before releasing any information.

PARKING

If a parent/guardian plan to stay and visit or if you are expecting your child to have a tough time letting go in the morning, please park along the fence or besides the building. Leave the drive through open for parents dropping off/or picking up there children.

ENTER AND LEAVING

Please enter through the large drive and exit through the small drive.

*Turn off your engine before exiting your car. Do not leave children in a parked car.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Please do not let your child bring food, candy, toys or money from home. Toy guns or toys that explode or pop are prohibited. Children are responsible for their personal belongings, which will be stored in their cubbies. Staff will encourage the children to keep up with their personal belongings, but the staff or center will not be held accountable for lost or broken articles. Children are welcome to bring a favorite book, tape, stuffed toy or doll for naptime or an item for show and tell. Label all items with your child's name.

* DISCIPLINE

The center will ensure that discipline and guidance are consistent, and will be based on an understanding of the individual needs and development of each child. The center will promote self-discipline and acceptable behavior. Time-out will be the most severest form of punishment. If time-out does not work, we will ask for your help, it is imperative that we work together.

* Parent/guardian may be requested to pick up their child for the day if their behavior can not be dealt with by the center. If a child’s behavior does not improve, the child may be asked to withdraw from the center.

REST TIME

Most children require a period of rest. This prevents the child from becoming overly stimulated. If your child is unable to take a nap, he/she will be given books to look at while he/she rests. Please do not ask the staff to keep them awake. Naptime will be between 12:00 and 2:30.


CLOTHING

Clothing worn to the center should be comfortable, washable, and easily managed by the children. Children that are overly concerned with "not getting dirty" can not freely enjoy preschool activities. Boots and thongs or flip-flops are not appropriate. Children will spend time outdoors, climbing, taking nature walks, and running. Tennis shoes are more comfortable and provide sure footing. It is important that children of all ages have an extra change of clothing. Label all items of clothing with your child's name and place them in a large zip lock bag with your child's name on the outside of the bag.


HIRING STAFF TO BABY-SIT

On occasion, parents ask Cubs Country Staff to baby-sit. Cubs Country does not authorize or take responsibility for any services that Cubs Country employees may provide outside of Cubs Country premises or programs.


LOST & FOUND

Articles left at the center will be donated to goodwill on the 15th and 30th each month.


STATE CHILD ABUSE LAWS

Cubs Country must report suspected child abuse or neglect as required by the Texas Family Code. If abuse or neglect is suspected, the center will notify Texas Department of Family and Protective Service.


GANG-FREE ZONE

Cubs Country Childcare is located in a Gang-Free Zone area. Certain gang-related criminal activity or engagement in organized criminal activity within 1000 feet of Cubs Country is a violation of Section 42.064 of the Texas Human Resource Code and is therefore subject to increased penalty under state law.


INCLEMENT WEATHER

In case of inclement weather, Cubs Country Childcare will be closed if and only if La Vernia ISD closes.


EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

In the event of an emergency Cubs Country has a Emergency Preparedness Plan. Only if we must relocate this emergency number will be activated 210-275-9851. Areas of relocation as follow: Not requiring that they leave the area, all children would be relocated to;

St. Ann’s Catholic Church

HWY 87

La Vernia, Texas


In the event, the center must be evacuated out of the area all children would be relocated;

Annunciation Catholic Church

FM 1346

St. Hedwig, Texas

In the event that the center must be evacuated, all children would be transported as quickly as possible in the center vehicles and staff vehicles. Children would be kept at one of these locations until parents could make arrangements to pick them up.


* FEES

Fees for childcare are due and payable on Monday of the week service is given. Fees are subject to change. If payment is not received by Friday of that same week, a $5.00 late, payment charge will be added to your account. If payment for past week, late payment charge and payment for current week is not received the following Monday you will be ask to withdraw your child until payment can be made.

*Each child enrolled in the center is allowed three ½ price weeks per year. The child must be absent from the center for 5 consecutive days (Monday thru Friday) to receive this discount and must be 18 months or older. .


Returned checks for whatever reason will result in a $30.00 charge. If two checks are returned for non-sufficient funds, the tuition must be paid in cash thereafter.

*WATER ACTIVITIES, NATURE WALKS AND PICTURES

The center has water activities, nature walks and takes pictures. Parents must check the boxes in the enrollment form on which activity your child/ren can participate in.

* HOURS OF OPERATION

The center will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center will be closed on holidays. Notify the child care center when your child/ren will be arriving past 9:00 a.m. If you do not notify the center of a late arrival, the center may ask that you bring your child/ren back at 2:30 p.m. Pick up your child on time. The center will close promptly at 6:30 p.m. Set your watch with the clock by the sign-in sheet. $1.00 per minute per child will be charged for each minute you are late. This charge will be due at the time you pick up your child. If your pick up time will be between 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. allow yourself enough time to gather your children and their belongings and be leaving the center at 6:30 p.m.


* BREAST MILK

The center provides a comfortable place with a seat in the center for moms to breast feed their babies. Parents can also leave breast milk for their child while in care at the center.


* REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $60.00 per child or $100.00 per family and is due in August and September. This is an annual fee and is non-refundable. If a child is withdrawn from the center and enrolled at a later date, another registration fee will be required. Mat fee of $20.00 is due yearly. This fee is used to maintain your child’s mat cover.


*MINIMUM STANDARDS

If a parent would like to review minimum standards, there is a copy in the office. You are welcome to review it at any time. If you would like to review the most recent licensing inspection report it is hanging on the Parent Information Board in the foyer. If you would like to contact the local Licensing office, the number is (210)337-3399

PRS website is www.tdprs.state.txus/childcare

PRS child abuse hotline is 1-(800)252-5400


WAYS PARENTS MAY HELP

1. Mark your child's coats, sweaters, caps, extra clothing, blankets, and any other items your child brings to class with his/her name.

*2. Notify the center immediately of any contagious disease or other illness your child develops.

3. Help your child look forward to attending his/her class. Your attitude can help him/her come in anticipating a happy experience.

4. When bringing your child to the center, please allow ample time so that your child will not feel hurried.

5. Look upon the staff members as friends who want to know all about your child and feel free to discuss anything with them that will help us in caring for your child.

6. Plan to attend childcare parent meetings and programs.

7. Please give change of address and/or telephone numbers immediately. Also, notify us of any change in your place of employment or emergency telephone numbers, or any other changes in your child's health or enrollment records.

8. Give a copy of your child’s immunization records they may receive. A signed statement from your child's doctor will be necessary for the information to be recorded on your child's health record.

  1. Assist in field trips, providing treats for parties, volunteering in class for special projects, if possible. We welcome your support in any way you can help. Having you feel a part of your child's care is our object.

10. Check with staff, on things they might need. Some examples are

Magazines, newspaper, empty food boxes, old clothes, leftover tissue paper from presents ` before you throw it away throw it our way

11. If your child has outgrown their toys, check with the office personal or your child’s teacher.

The center is always in need of toys. You may donate them or a tuition discount may be

given.





PERMISSION PERMISSION


TO: NATURE WALKS AGES: Infant to 13 years to take pictures

of your child/ren to be viewed only in the

AGES: 18 MONTHS TO 13 YEARS center, newspaper or internet

The Children may occasionally take nature YES OR NO

walks. These are not scheduled. The road is

rocky, there could be cattle grazing in the field. PERMISSION

The children may come in contact with To release telephone numbers or addresses

anything that relates to nature and the outdoors. to children parents that attend Cubs Country

May your child participate in this activity

YES OR NO

YES OR NO



Child’s Name: Child’s Name



Parent Signature: Parent Signature:


I give Cubs Country Childcare permission to apply one or more of the following in accordance with directions on the label.


___Baby Wash ___Baby lotion ____Baby powder ____Baby oil

___Orajel ____A&D ____Destin ___ Dr. Smith ____Vaseline

____Sunscreen ____Off ____Other_________________


Initialed asterisks indicate that this requirement has been clearly explained to you. You are responsible to abide by its contents.


___________________________ _____________

Signature date






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