Mila’s Preschool and Childcare Center Admission Agreement Our educational programs are developmentally based and follow the guidelines of licensing requirements of the Department of Social Services. Curriculum activities are planned and presented by teachers. Our centers provide nurturing and challenging environments where your child is encouraged to learn, grow and develop their skills. We follow a philosophy of providing nurturing and loving care in a family style environment. In our relaxed and enriched environment, your child’s self-esteem is enhanced, and independence is encouraged. Mila’s Preschool promotes a steady and safe learning atmosphere where your child has the opportunity to learn and build social and emotional skills. Our program offers a fun filled and active curriculum where your child will learn through play. We also incorporate Spanish, basic American Sign Language, early literacy skills, science/sensory activities and music on a regular basis to provide each child with the groundwork for success. It is in these one on one interactions we believe, that the prime times for learning occur and the children are given the emotional support they need to thrive. We're allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways, that are best for them. We're giving children good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.
Admissions No child will be refused enrollment because of gender, race, or religion, or that of their parents. Our center in Middletown California will provide two classes The Preschool Class from 2 years to entry into 1st grade age children Infants from 1 month to 2 years old.
Hours: From 7:30am to 5:30pm extended care Monday through Friday. Regular care 8:00 am. To 5:00 pm Monday through Friday Our Staff either holds a degree in early Childhood Education, or have ECE college credits or ECE community base training in addition to qualified teaching experience in a certified child/ preschool setting. All our staff is enrolled in central background registry as require for certified child care center,hold currents First Aid/CPR certifications and participate in monthly conferences to enhance the education and care of your children. Contact Mila at 707 967-0774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a tour
Requirements: Children's files must contain the following documents/information: • Consent for Medical Treatment http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/ LIC627.PDF - This document gives you permission by the parent to seek emergency medical or dental care for their child if needed. Consent/Verification for Nebulizer Care http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/ English/LIC9166.PDF • Before a child care licensee or staff person can administer inhaled medication to a child in care, this form must be completed and filed in the child's record and in the personnel file. A separate form must be filled out for each person who administers inhaled medication to the child. • Identification and Emergency Information http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/ English/lic700.pdf • This form must be kept for each child in care and identifies whom to call in an emergency Lic. • Notification of Parents' Rights http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/ LIC995.PDF This form must be given to each parent at the time a child is accepted for care, along with the LIC 995E. • California School Immunization Record (blue card) (PM 286) - For every infant, toddler, or preschool age child admitted into a Family Child Care Home, the provider must maintain current immunization records on the PM 286. It can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.dhs.ca.gov/publications/forms/immunization.htm but must be printed on blue paper only. • Physician's Report http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/LIC701.pdf • PreAdmission Health History Report- parent report • https://as.sdsu.edu/useruploads/files/forms/children-center/licensing_health_history.pdf • Parent consent for administration of Medication • http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/LIC9221.pdf Sign in-Sign Out: All children must be signed in and out daily with a full signature of an authorized adult. Your child will not be released to anyone who is not identifies as an emergency contact in their application. The safety of your child is very important to us and any change in pick up information must be made in person, unless there is a serious emergency. Please have any alternate authorized adult picking your child up be prepared to provide photo identification prior to your child being released. A parent/guardian or formally designated adult bringing the child to Mila’s Preschool and Daycare must remain with the child until she or he is accepted by a Mila’s Preschool and Childcare staff member. Please do not join the classroom unless previously scheduled as to not disturb the flow of the day. Visits to class can be arranged with your child’s teacher.
Visits: We have an open-door policy — parents are welcome during all hours of operation without disrupting the program. Due to pandemic season adult are required to visit only after hours of services. Upon enrollment, we ask you on enrollment form about your child’s interests, preferences, development goals. We encourage you to provide your input on ongoing basis. If you would like to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher, please let us know. Teachers will let you know if a child has trouble recognizing letters or numbers, if so we ask you help us by assisting your child on your own time. If your child needs special care that we can’t provide those services, our Teachers- Director will let you know. If your child is enrolled in an all-day program, please send a well-rounded lunch (protein, whole grain, dairy, fruit and vegetable) and two snacks for morning and afternoon snack, all the containers and utensils should be labeled and labeled drink in an insulated lunch bag as well as snacks. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies or specific dietary needs.
Things to bring to Preschool: Backpack with your child's name. Lunch Box with your child's name. Label Water Bottle. Clothes: slip on pants recommended and Velcro enclosed shoes. Please send extra clothes in a clear plastic zip lock bag, clearly labeled with your child’s first and last name. This extra set of clothing will be stored at the school. Send your child in clothing appropriate for the current weather conditions. We recommend that children be dressed in washable, comfortable clothing. In the summer, be sure to include sun hats and clothing to protect skin. In the winter, it is important that you send them with a heavy coat. Daily Blanket and daily sheet. Diapers: Parents are responsible for all diapering materials if applicable. Keeping Clean Our children do not wear outdoor shoes in the classrooms. Please provide indoor shoes or socks. We follow Health Department/ Childcare Division standard in cleaning and sanitation rules tableware, kitchen utensils, activity tables, chairs, cots, bedding, toys, walls and carpets. Nap Arrangements Cots are provided for children to nap or rest. Parents are responsible for weekly Sheet and Blankets. Bathroom Procedures Children will use the bathroom one at a time. If assistance is needed, Mila’s Preschool and Childcare staff member will assist the child in the bathroom. In the Primary classrooms, children will be encouraged to change clothes and wipe independently as much as possible. We ask parents to help their children practice this at home as well. Parents Conferences and Communication with teachersParents Conferences are schedule for fall and spring. We encourage open and on-going communication between parents/guardians and teachers throughout the year. Any questions regarding school policy, tuition, new address or phone numbers, or changes in the schedule should be discussed with the Director. You can contact teacher via email or Text. Screen Policy We will not watch television or participate in screen time at school. We recognize that there may be an abundance of wonderful gains that can be with technology at home with 1:1 supervision. Photographs and Contact Information Your child’s Enrollment Form includes a release for photos and parental contact information. These are kept on file until replaced by an updated copy if needed. Contact information is shared by request and is generally used for arranging play dates, birthday invitations, etc. Photos taken at the school are used in our newsletter, on the website, and for publicity and marketing purposes.
Mandated Reporter: Mandatory reporting The State of California observes the mandatory reporting policy. Under these guidelines, all staff, volunteers, parents and adults in and around our school are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse, CCLD has the right to come observe and interview staff and children if an accusation is filled. Preparedness Plan In the event of a fire or other natural disaster, an emergency preparedness plan is maintained at Mila’s Family Daycare and Preschool, which specifically outlines a course of action for the following areas: • Designation of administrative authority and faculty assignments. • Contingency plan for fires, floods, and earthquakes. • Means of emergency exit. • Emergency transportation arrangements. • Means of contacting local agencies, including the fire department, law enforcement agencies and any other disaster authorities. • Means of contacting parents or other designated adults using the phone and emergency contacts. Birthday Mila’s Family Daycare and Preschool welcomes parent participation and the bringing of treats to celebrate your child’s special day. Please communicate with the teacher about the day and the time for the special celebration. Health Policy : A child may not attend school with any of the following: fever over 100.0 F, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, severe cough, unusual yellow color to skin or eyes, skin or eye lesions, rashes that are weeping or pus filled, difficult breathing or wheezing, or complaints of severe pain. If your child gets any of these symptoms, they will be asked to lie on a mat and stay isolated from the other children. You will be called immediately and asked to come get your child. If your child is ill with any of the conditions described above, they must remain out of school for at least 24 hours. Any accident or injuries that occur while your child is on the school premises shall be reported to you, in writing, describing the nature of the injury and actions taken. If emergency medical care is required, 911 will be called. Parents are responsible for any emergency service changes. Sunscreen If you would like your child to use sunscreen at morning play, please apply sunscreen to your child before they arrive at school. If they attend the full day program and you’d like them to wear sunscreen, please provide non-aerosol sunscreen labeled with your child’s full name. Sunscreen will be applied to those children prior to going outside in the afternoon. Please give sunscreen directly to the teacher rather than put it in a locked box out of children’s reach. We do assist in teaching children to apply their own sunscreen when appropriate.
Medications 1. Whenever possible, it is best that medication be given at home. Dosing of medication can frequently be done so that the child receives medication prior to going to child care, and again when returning home and/or at bedtime. The parent/guardian is encouraged to discuss this possibility with the child’s health care provider. 2. The first dose of any medication should always be given at home and with sufficient time before the child returns to child care to observe the child’s response to the medication given. When a child is ill due to a communicable disease that requires medication as treatment, the health care provider may require that the child be on a particular medication for 24 hours before returning to child care. This is for the protection of the child who is ill as well as the other children in child care. 3. Medication will only be given when ordered by the child’s health care provider and with written consent of the child’s parent/legal guardian. A “Permission to Give Medication in Child Care” form is attached to this policy and will hereafter be referred to as Permission Form. All information on the Permission Form must be completed before the medication can be given. Copies of this form can be duplicated or requested from the child care provider. 4. “As needed” medications may be given only when the child’s health care provider completes a Permission Form that lists specific reasons and times when such medication can be given. 5. Medications given in the Center will be administered by a staff member designated by the Center Director and will have been informed of the child’s health needs related to the medication and will have had training in the safe administration of medication. 6. Any prescription or over-the-counter medication brought to the child care center must be specific to the child who is to receive the medication, in its original container, have a child- resistant safety cap, and be labeled with the appropriate information as follows: Prescription medication must have the original pharmacist label that includes the pharmacists phone number, the child’s full name, name of the health care provider prescribing the medication, name and expiration date of the medication, the date it was prescribed or updated, and dosage, route, frequency, and any special instructions for its administration and/or storage. It is suggested that the parent/guardian ask the pharmacist to provide the medication in two containers, one for home and one for use in child care. Over-the-counter (OTC) medication must have the child’s full name on the container, and the manufacturer’s original label with dosage, route, frequency, and any special instructions for administration and storage, and expiration date must be clearly visible. Any OTC without instructions for administration specific to the age of the child receiving the medication must have a completed Permission from the health care provider prior to being given in the child care center. 7. Examples of over-the-counter medications that may be given include: Antihistamines, Decongestants Non-aspirin fever reducers/pain relievers, Cough suppressants , Topical ointments, such as diaper cream or sunscreen 8. All medications will be stored: Inaccessible to children Separate from staff or household medications Under proper temperature control. The refrigerator will be use to hold medications requiring refrigeration. For the child who receives a particular medication on a long-term daily basis, the staff will advise the parent/guardian one week prior to the medication needing to be refilled so that needed doses of medication are not missed. 10. Unused or expired medication will be returned to the parent/guardian when it is no longer needed or be able to be used by the child. 11. Records of all medication given to a child are completed in ink and are signed by the staff designated to give the medication. These records are maintained in the Center. Samples of the forms used are attached to this policy and include: Permission to Give Medication in Child Care, Child Health Record , Emergency Contact Sheet, Medication Administration Log , Medication Incident/Error Report. Accident Reports All minor accidents are reported in writing on an accident report form. Minor accidents such as cuts and scrapes will be treated with soap and water, bruises and bumps will be treated with ice packs. Certified personnel may administer additional first-aid. If emergency treatment is necessary, parents will be notified immediately. Parents will receive an accident report related to any injury that may occur at Mila’s Preschool and Daycare and will be notified by telephone if necessary. In Case of Emergency Written instructions for evacuating the building, including a map illustrating exiting are posted in the classrooms. For the safety of our children and staff we practice fire drills monthly. In the event of evacuation, the children will be safely removed to a designated location (Middletown Library). Parents will be contact as soon as possible. In the event of medical emergency parents will be contacted immediately. If you or the emergency contacts you listed on the enrollment form are not available, we reserve the right to obtain medical treatment for your child at hospital's emergency room.
Discipline: We believe that most acting out behaviors can be prevented with supervision, redirection, and praise for making positive choices. Teachers will be within sight or hearing of children always. Monitor children’s play for appropriate child to child interaction, intervening when necessary, and proactively guide children to make positive choices. Our teachers know individual temperaments, recognize each student’s brain state before intervening, and monitor all students for frustration, anger and redirects when necessary. We help each child recognize and name their feelings, develop control, patience and respect for others. Redirection: children displaying behaviors that are mildly to moderately inappropriate will be redirected to more positive, constructive activities. Natural and Logical Consequences: Children displaying inappropriate behaviors will be subject to logical consequences for their actions that may include loss of privileges, temporary restriction from activities or peer interactions, added responsibilities, relating to the behavior in question. Removal from the Situation: If a child is particularly destructive or hurtful, he or she will be removed from the situation and will discuss the behavior with a staff member or the Director. A child’s ability to consistently follow our outside safety rules is especially important. This includes staying with the group, inside the established perimeter (marked with cones), and staying on the rope during walks outside. Parents/guardians will be notified if their child has difficulty with these safety rules and the teacher, parents, and Director will create a plan to address these concerns. Situations Requiring Immediate Action: If a child displays behaviors that are hazardous or overly disruptive, the staff may contact the child’s parent/guardian or guardian to remove him or her from school for the day. The Director will then discuss the behavior with the staff involved and determine whether further action is needed, including but not limited to, parent conference, suspension or expulsion. No corporal punishment will be implemented in our center. Withdraw from our program: Withdrawal and RefundParents wishing to with withdraw their children from the program must give a 30-day notice in writing. If Mila’s Preschool and Childcare has concerns that the program is not a good fit for a child’s specific needs the director or teachers will take all steps necessary, inform and work with his/her parents to find a solution that will allow the child to succeed and remain a student at the school. If a solution is unable to be found and if the emotional or physical well-being and safety of other students and/or staff is put in jeopardy, Mila’s reserves the right to withdraw a child from the program. If this occurs unused tuition will be refunded within 48 hours
Adult Behavior: If a parent/guardian or other adult displays inappropriate, disruptive, or hazardous behaviors on the grounds of Mila’s Preschool and Daycare, the Director may withdraw permission for the offending individual to visit the school and has the option of removing his/her child from enrollment. In the event of expulsion, any unapplied tuition payments will be refunded within five working days. Parent Communication Communication with families is an extremely important piece to your child’s education. Conferences are held as needed in the spring and the staff will be available to schedule private conferences at the parent’s request at any time. Teachers will make an effort to talk to parents regularly about how their child is doing in the classroom. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or concerns. We will complete individual educational assessment each fall and spring. The assessments allow us to determine areas of strengths and topics to focus on throughout the school year. Parent Volunteers We Welcome and encourage all parents to send time in and contribute. If you have a special skill or hobby, please let the school know. Please talk with us about the best time and way to become involved. Confidentiality Children’s records are kept confidential. All teachers have signed a confidentiality agreement and fully understand its importance. While enrolled, pictures will be taken of students for the year for Facebook, Instagram and newsletters. All students past and present can appear at times. Tuition We Provide preschool and childcare services with no other optional services. Annual Material Fee 100 once a year. When enrolling for a future month, families may reserve that slot by paying your first month's tuition, enrollment fee and supply fee. If you are put on the wait list, you will be notified as soon as an opening is available. Rolling admissions and wait list placement will follow based on availability. Our tuition is based on monthly payments due on the first of the month. Payments are due on the contracted days not base in the assistance of the child. If a child is picked up late, the late pick up fee is $1.00 per minute. There is no credit given for the holidays, school closures due to inclement weather including fires or snowing, days absent due to child's illness, vacation, pandemic or missed otherwise. Late payment fee is $20 per day, payable with tuition. In case of rate increase you will be giving 30 days noticed in advance. Please make checks payable to Mila’s Preschool and Childcare Center Payment due the first of the month. Holidays/Absences/Vacations Vacations: Please notify the school in advance when you know your child will be on vacation. Please note, tuition rates will apply to vacation dates and all holiday school closures. Absences: Please notify Mila’s as early as possible when your child is going to be absent due to illness. If your child has a contagious illness, please let us know so that we can alert other families. Please see our website for list of holidays for the year.
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