Policies & Procedures
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Kids ´R´ Kids has an open door policy to parent and guardians any time your child is present in the school. For the safety of all children, we do request that you make your presence known to the person in charge and cooperate in not disrupting the Center’s program.
Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to eat breakfast or lunch with their child(ren) at our Center. (See Director for details.)
Kids ´R´ Kids Waterford is open to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old (Avalon PreSchool & After School) without discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities.
Hours of Operation
Hours of operation for Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are Monday through Friday from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, 12 months a year. We observe the standard holidays of New Year`s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. We close at 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year`s Eve. Due to state licensing restrictions for specific hours of operation, early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed.
If children are left at the Center after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s) or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted. A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for any child picked up after 6:30 p.m.
Children are considered enrolled upon receipt of signed enrollment form, parent agreement, physical and health immunization form presented to the center with payment of enrollment fee. Parents/Guardians are required to notify us when information has changed to update contact and health information. A nutritional breakfast is available from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Two snacks and lunch are included with full time enrollment. Our weekly menus are posted in the front lobby, each classroom and on our website. For bottle-fed children, parents must provide prepared formula placed in bottles. The bottles must be labeled with the child’s name and date. Parents must provide food for infants and toddlers who are not eating table food. The food must be labeled and dated and will be kept with the child’s supplies. Please see the Director for information regarding special diets and allergies.
All prescribed medication must be left at the front desk with the person in charge. A medication form must be filled out completely and signed by the parent or guardian before any medication can be given.
Medications must be in the original container and labeled as follows: child´s name, current date, dosage, times to be given, expiration date, and any other special instructions.
Any non-prescription medication must have a signed, dated note from the child´s doctor stating the name of the child to receive the medication, name of the medication, amount to be given, times to be given, length of time to be given and any other special instructions.
Medications will only be dispensed by the person or persons designated by the Franchisee or Director of the Center.
If a child becomes ill, injured, or has an adverse reaction to prescribed medication while at the Center, the parent(s) or emergency contact person will be notified immediately.
If it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention for a child, the child will be transported to Florida Hospital. The child´s vehicle and emergency medical permission forms, as well as the health information file, will accompany the child.
In the event of an occurrence of a communicable disease as outlined by the Department of Health, written notification will be posted on the classroom door within 24 hours or the next business day.
Before and After School Transportation
If your child will not be transported by the Center to school or will not be picked up by the Center from school at the end of the school day, you must notify us in advance.
Transportation (Field Trips)
Field Trip Permission Forms must be signed and dated for each field trip.
Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up-to-date.
Children going on field trips must wear a Kids ´R´ Kids t-shirt.
Internet access is available to you upon your child’s enrollment. You must contact the front desk to obtain a password for access. By enrolling your child at Kids ´R´ Kids, you consent that your child(ren) may also be seen on the Internet by other persons viewing with passwords.
Severe Weather, Fire or Emergency Situations
If an emergency situation develops such as severe weather, fire, physical damage to the building, or any other situation that poses a threat, the safety of the children is our first concern.
The Center is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted according to state and county regulations (every 30 days).
If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close the Center, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pickup.
If there is inclement weather and it is determined that the Center will not open, parents will be instructed by the Center as to TV or radio stations providing closing information.
If an emergency situation develops and it is determined that the building or premises are unsafe, your child(ren) will be transported to a safe location.
Parents will be notified of the situation and you will be required to pick up your child(ren) as soon as possible.
Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
In our effort to provide a safe, healthy environment for each child to grow and develop, we maintain a Center free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use.
The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited in the building or anywhere on the grounds by Center staff, parents, or anyone visiting the Center. In the event a parent or guardian arrives to pick up a child and is under the influence of alcohol, the child may not be released to the guardian. Another guardian will be contacted to pick up the child.
The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited during any outing or field trip as well as on any vehicle used by the Center to transport your child(ren).
At Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies we use a method of ´redirection´ to guide your child(ren) toward appropriate behavior. If a child is engaged in behavior not conducive to a safe and happy learning environment, the teacher will “redirect” the child toward appropriate behavior. (The use of physical punishment or harsh language is prohibited.)
Parents or guardians are required to abide by the Kids ´R´ Kids Discipline Policy any time they are on Center property.
The staff will work with each child to fulfill the needs of that child, and every effort will be made to provide a positive learning experience. Special needs will be accommodated when possible.
Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies 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 group 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 class, alternative arrangements will be required.
If you, as a parent, are uncooperative in completing and returning forms, fail to pay your tuition on time, fail to follow any state or county regulations, or fail to follow any Kids ´R´ Kids Policy or Procedure, it may be necessary to dismiss your child(ren) from the Center.
The Parent`s Role
The relationship between parents and Center staff is vital to the success of a child’s experience. It is our goal to form a partnership with you from the first day, with open communication and understanding that the development and growth of the child is our top priority.
Parents can assist and help ensure a smooth transition by doing the following:
Sign children in and out at the front desk and then escort them to their designated class. Have all forms completed promptly. Update forms, as needed, when changes occur (i.e. new phone number, address, etc.). Keep staff informed of special needs or changes that might affect your child’s behavior. Notify us if your child is ill or has a contagious disease. Do not bring an ill child to the Center. Notify the Center if you will be later than usual picking up your child. Provide a change of clothes marked with your child’s name (Center is not responsible for lost clothing). Children should be dressed properly for the weather and play. We require tennis shoes for outside play. We discourage children from bringing in toys and are not responsible for toys brought into the center. Participate in the Center’s special activities. Attend scheduled parent meetings and conferences. Ask questions and address concerns as they arise. Each department (Infant/Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool, VPK and Before and After school) has a supervisor in the classroom for you to address immediate concerns. If concerns are not addressed to your satisfaction, feel free to contact the director, manager or Christy Delk, owner.
Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies reserves the right to change or revise any policies, procedures, or tuition/fee schedules when deemed necessary. Written notification will be provided to parents.
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