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WelcometoKiddieCompanyEnrichmentCenter!!!

1111AlveyRoad,LyndhurstOh44124 Phone:(440)4730424Fax:(440)4730404 www.thekiddiecompany.com Wearesogladthatyouhaveconsideredourcenterforthecareof yourchildrenintheirmostformativeyears. PhilosophyandGoals

TheKiddieCompanyEnrichmentCenteroffersfamiliessafe,qualitychildcarewitha homeawayfromhomeatmosphere.Weprovideexcellentcareforages6weeksthrough12 years.Weoffersafeandenrichingnursery,toddler,preschoolandschoolageprograms.We believethatchildrendevelopattheirownuniquerateandweencouragethemtodiscoverand exploretheirworld.WefollowanexcitingthematiccurriculummodelbasedonHighReach, whichintroducesletters,numbers,colors,andshapesalongwithdramaticplayand socialization.Childrenenjoyartandmusicenrichmentclassesonceperweekforchildrenover 18months.

License

Attheendofthehandbookyouwillfindanattachmentaboutlicensingandother valuableinformation.Pleasetaketimetoreadthisinformation.

ProgramsOffered

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. FullDaycareforchildren6weeksthroughschoolage PreschoolHalfDayEnrichmentProgram SchoolAgeCareVacationdays,springbreak,winterbreak,andsnowdays BeforeandAfterSchoolProgramforSELschoolsystem SummerCampforchildreninKindergartenthrough6thgrade.

Admissions

Achildisconsideredtobeenrolledinthecenteronlyaftertheregistrationfeehasbeen received,theadministratorconfirmstheavailabilityofspaceandtherequiredpaperworkison file. Thisincludes: 1. Childenrollmentandhealthinformationforchildcarecenter 2. KiddieCompanychildenrollmentform 3. Medicalformsignedandstampedbythechild'sphysician(Thisisneededbythefirst daythechildattendsdaycareandmustbeupdatedevery12months.) 4. Mediareleaseform 5. Emergencyinformation 6. Childmedical/physicalcareplan 7. Parentendorsementofcenterpolicyform Anychangestothisinformationmustbecommunicatedtotheofficeimmediatelysothe currentinformationisalwaysonfile.Thisisforthesafetyofyourchild.

HoursandDaysofOperation

TheKiddieCompanyEnrichmentCenterisopenfrom7:00amuntil6:00pmMonday throughFriday.WeareclosedonNewYearsday,GoodFriday,MemorialDay,July4th,Labor Day,ThanksgivingandtheFridayfollowing,ChristmasEveandChristmasDay.Wealsomaybe closedbecauseofbadweather,sopleasecheckthelocalnewsstationforschoolclosings.

Staff/ChildRatioandMaximumGroupSize

Weabidebythestaff/childratiosthathavebeensetforthbytheOhioDepartmentof JobsandFamilyServices.PleasereferencetheStaff/Childratioformattached.

DailySchedule

Pleasereviewattachedschedulefordailyactivities.

TuitionFeesandPaymentPolicies

Pleasereviewattachedtuitionfeeandpaymentpolicies.

SupervisionPolicy

Themajorresponsibilityofthestaffistoensurethehealthandsafetyofeachchild entrustedinourcare.Thestaffisrequiredtobealertandanticipatepossiblehazardsand safetyissuesatalltimes. Arrival/Departure:Parentsarerequiredtosigninandoutonthetouchscreensatthefront deskwhentheyarrivetoschoolandwhentheyleave.Parentsarealsotowalktheirchildrento theirclassroomsandmakestaffawareofthechildarrivalordeparturebeforetheytaketheir child.Youmustcalltheofficeifyourchildwillnotbeattendingschoolthatdayorrunninglater than10:00am. ReleaseofChildren:Ifyouarehavingapersonpickupthatisnotausuallypickupperson, pleaseinformtheofficeofthechangeandremindthenewpickuptobringhisorherIDto verifytheiridentity. SchoolDelays/Cancellations:Ourprogramwilloperateafulldayprogramforschoolagers whenschoolisclosedforvacation,delays,orcancellation. CustodyAgreementProcedures:Iftherearecustodyissuesinvolvingyourchild,youmust providethecenterwithcourtpapersindicatingwhohaspermissiontopickupthechild.The centermaynotdenyparentaccesstotheirchildwithoutproperdocumentation. Transitioning:Youwillbenotifiedwhenyourchildisreadytomoveuptothenextclassroom. Yourchildwillvisitforoneweek,onehourperdaytobecomeaccustomedtotheirnext classroom.

TransportationofChildren

Thecenterwillnottransportchildreninanemergencysituation.Ifachildrequires transportation,theparentand/ortheemergencysquadwillbecontacted.Thecenterwillbe usingSouthEuclidLyndhurstSchoolDistricttransportationforroutinetriptoandfromschool. ThebusdriversaretrainedandcertifiedbytheSouthEuclidLyndhurstSchoolDistrict.

SwimmingPolicy

Thechildrenwillbeprovidedwithwaterplayactivitieswhenweatherpermitting.This wouldincludesprinklersandsmallwadingpoolsofwater.Parentswillbeaskedtosignwritten permissionpriortowaterplayactivities.Pleaseremembertobringbathingsuits,towels,water shoesandsunscreen.Sunscreenwillrequireasignedmedicalform.

GuidancePolicy

KiddieCompanybelievesthathelpingthechildrentolearnselfcontrolisvery important.Ourhopeisthateachchildwilllearnselfdisciplinethroughcarefulguidance.Your childwillbetreatedwithloveandrespect.Ifchildrenaretreatedwithrespect,theyinturnwill learntorespecttheirteachersandfriends.Ourexpectationswillbekeptwithinthechild's capabilitiesandthechildwillbemadeawareoftheexpectations.Positivereinforcementand positiveredirectionareourfirstdefenseagainstnegativebehavior.Achildmaybeaskedtosit foraperiodoftimetoregaincontroliftheyarehavingadifficulttime.Ifthesafetyofthe teachersorchildrenisatriskbecauseofyourchild'sbehavior,theymaybedisenrolledatthe discretionofthedirector.

MealsandSnacks

KiddieCompanysuppliesallfoodthatchildrenconsumeonthepremisesexceptfor babyformula/breastmilk.WeserveBreakfastbetween8:008:30,MorningSnackbetween 10:0010:30,Lunchbetween12:0012:30andAfternoonSnackbetween3:003:30.Inour NurseriesweprovideSimilacAdvancedandDelMontebabyfruits,vegetables,oatmeal,and rice.Becauseofallergieswecannotserveanyfoodthatyoumaybringfromoutsidethe facility.Ifyourchildhasasignmedicalformthattheyareallergicandneedsupplementalfood, ourkitchenwillprovidethesupplement.WearelicensedbyCuyahogaCountytoservefoodto ourchildren.

AccidentsandEmergencies

Thecenterhasdevisedseveralprocedurestofollowintheeventofanemergencywhile yourchildisinourcare.Intheeventofafireortornado,staffwouldfollowthewritten instructionspostedineachclassroom,whichdescribesemergencyevacuationroutesand proceduresthatthechildrenhavearrivedattheirdesignatedspot.Ourcenterconducts monthlyfiredrillsandperiodictornadodrills.Shouldweneedtoevacuateduetofire,weather conditions,lossofpower,heatorwaterouremergencydestinationisLyndhurstCityHall.Our alternateevacuationdestinationisBethanyConventChurch.Asignwillbepostedtowhere youcanpickupyourchildandparentsoremergencycontactswillbenotifiedoncewehave reachedourdestination. Intheunlikelyeventthatthereisanenvironmentalthreatorthreatofviolence,the staffwillsecureeachgroupintheirclassroomorthesafestlocationpossible,contactthe properauthoritiesandfollowtheirdirection.Theparentswouldbecontactedassoonasthe situationallowsandbeprovidedwithanincidentreport.

ThereisalwaysonestaffmemberpresentthathasreceivedtraininginFirstAid/ CommunicableDiseaseandCPR.Inthecaseofaminoraccident/injurystaffwilladminister basicfirstaidandwriteanincidentreporttoinformtheparent.Iftheinjuryismoreserious, firstaidwillbeadministeredandtheparentwouldbecontactedtoassistindecidingthemost appropriatecourseofaction.Ifanyinjuryislifethreatening,EMSwillbecontacted,theparents wouldbenotifiedandastaffmemberwillaccompanythechildtothehospitalwithall appropriatehealthrecords.Staffwillnotbeallowedtotransportchildrenintheirownvehicle. Anincidentreportwillbecompletedandgiventothepersonwhopicksupyourchild thatday.ThecenterwillalsocontactlicensingpersonnelfromtheappropriateODJFSoffice within24hourswhenthereisa"generalemergency"or"seriousincident,injury,orillness". Thereportwillbeprovidedtothelicensingstaffwithin3daysoftheincident.

ManagementofIllnesses

KiddieCompanyprovideschildrenacleanandhealthyenvironment.However,we realizethatchildrenbecomeillfromtimetotime.Ifthisisyourchild'sfirstgroupcare experience,itispossiblethattheymayexperiencemorefrequentillnessesatthebeginning beforetheirimmunesystemsbecomemoreactive.Weobserveallchildrenastheyenterthe programtoquicklyaccesstheirgeneralhealth.Weaskthatyoudonotbringasickchildtothe centerbecausetheywillbesenthome.Pleasealsoplanaheadandhaveabackupcareplanin placeifyouarenotabletotakeofftimefromworkorschool.Alsorememberthatifyourchild issickontheirbasedaythisisstillapaymentdayunlessyouuseanonpaymentvacationday. Achildwithanyofthefollowingsymptomswillbeimmediatelyisolatedanddischargedtothe parentoremergencycontact. Temperatureof100degreesincombinationwithanyothersignsofillness. Diarrhea(morethan3abnormallyloosestoolswithina24hourperiod). Severecoughing(causingthechildtobecomeredinthefaceortomakeawhoopingsound). Difficultofrapidbreathing. Yellowishskinoreyes. Rednessoftheeye,obviousdischarge,mattedeyelashes,burninganditching. Untreatedskinpatches,unusualspotsorrashes.

Unusuallydarkurineorgreyorwhitestools. Stiffneckwithelevatedtemperature. Evidenceofuntreatedlice,scabiesorotherparasiticinfestation. Vomitingmorethanonceorwhenaccompaniedbyanyothersignsofillness. Sorethroatordifficultyswallowing. Lice(Wehaveanitfreepolicy) Anychilddemonstratingsignsofillnessnotlistedabovewillbeisolatedandcarefully observedforsymptoms.Theparentwillbenotifiedandaskedtopickupthechildimmediately. Theisolatedchildwillbekeptintheofficeandthecotand/oritemsplayedwithwillbe sanitizedbeforebeingusedagain. Parentswillbenotifiedonthedooroftheirclassroomiftheyhavebeenexposedtoa communicableillness.Childrenwillbeallowedbacktothecenterafteratleast24hoursof beingfreeoffeveroranyothersymptoms.Iftheyarenotsymptomfreeadoctor'snotethat statesthattheyarenotcontagiouswillberequiredtoreturntoschool. Medications:Thecentermayonlyadministermedicationstoachildaftertheparenthasfully completeda"RequestforMedication"form.Allpropersectionsmustbecompletedandgiven totheofficebeforewecanadministermedication.Overthecountermedicationsand prescriptionmedicationscanonlybegivenbyourcenteriftheyareintheiroriginalboxandcan onlybeadministeredinaccordancetolabels'instructionandwithintheexpirationdate.Over thecountermedicationswillnotbeadministeredformorethanthreedayswithoutinstructions fromaphysician. FoodSupplementsorModifiedDiets:Ifyourchildrequiresafoodsupplementoramodified diet,youmustsecurewritteninformationfromyourphysician.Childrenarenotallowedto bringinfoodfromhome,bringinbirthdayfoodtreats,orsupplementtheirmealswithouta doctor'snote.

OutdoorPlay

Researchshowsthatchildrenstayhealthierwhentheyhavedailyoutdoorplay.Based onthisinformationandstaterequirements,outdoorplaywillbeincludedinourprogramona dailybasis.Wewilllimittheamountofoutdoorplaybasedonthetemperatureswhentheyare extremelycoldorhot.Childrenwillnotbetakenoutsideifthetemperaturedropsbelow20 degreesorabove90degrees.Ondaysthatoutdoorplayisnotanoptionwewillprovideindoor

grossmotorplayinthegrossmotorroomorourgym.Pleasesendyourchildreninproper clothingsothattheyarecomfortableandsafewheneverwegooutside.

ParentParticipation

Parentsarealwaysencouragedtoparticipatewiththeirchild'sclassroom.Pleasefeel freetodonatetoys,books,paper,grocerybags,artsupplies,oranythingelsethatmaybe usefultotheclassrooms.Ifyouwouldliketodonateyourtimepleasespeakwiththemain office.

AdditionalPolicies

LatePickUpFee:KiddieCompany'shoursofoperationare7:00a.m6:00p.m.Ifyoupickup yourchildafter6:00p.m,youmustpaytheteacherthatstayedwithyourchildalatefee.The feeis$3.00forevery5minutesthatyouarelate. Moveups:Childrenwillmoveupbasedontheavailabilityinthenextclassroomandthe readinessofthechild.Ifyouhaveaspecificconcernorproblem,pleasespeakwiththe director. WithdraworTerminate:Ifyouplantowithdrawyourchildorplantobegoneforanylengthof time,youmustgivetheofficetwoweeks'notice.Participationoftheprogramisatthe discretionofthedirectorandthedirectorhastherighttodisenrollimmediatelyduetosafety issues.Youchildmaybedisenrolledforanyofthefollowing:nonpaymentoftuition, continuouslatepickups,failuretocomplywiththerulesandpoliciesofthecenter,orifother childrenorstaffisindangerbecauseofbehaviorissues. ParkingLots:Pleasebesafeinourparkinglots.Onlyparkintheparkingspacesmarked. Aroundthecircleisafirezoneandcarmaybeticketedifparkedinthecircle.

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