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Policies | Policies – 3 Sisters Academy
Policies

General Policies/Procedures

STAFF

  • Required to participate in an application and interview process, reference
  • checks, fingerprint and background check.
  • Receives quarterly training and child care training hours to update
  • knowledge/skills each year.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified.

DROP OFF/PICK UP

** Your child will be released only to persons authorized by you in writing. **

  • You will need to document your child/children arrival time each morning on computer monitor. When picked up from the center, the time of departure and the first and last name of the person to whom the child is released to must be recorded.

LATE DROP OFF

  • Children may not be dropped off after 11:00 am. If running late or the child may have a morning doctor’s appointment, you may call the center director to accommodate tardiness.

OPEN DOOR POLICY

  • Parents are welcome to visit the Center during regular business hours 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • As we expand and grow we encourage parent involvement at our Center. Parents are welcome to assist with daily activities and field trips.
  • For the safety of our children, proper identification is required before entering the classrooms.

CHILD CUSTODY

  • 3 Sisters Academy does not have legal authority to refuse either parent the right to pick up his/her child. In cases where temporary or permanent custody has been established, an official copy of the court order must be on file in center office.

PHOTO POLICY

  • Class photos may be taken as children participate in various activities.
    Parent attending special events will not be allowed to take pictures of any child at 3 Sisters Academy without consent from parents and center officials.

RECORDS

  • Parents will be required to complete a registration packet each year the child is in attendance at 3 Sisters Academy.
  • Parents are responsible for updating any changes made to contact numbers, addresses, etc.
  • The Department of Health and Hospital requires Immunization Records must be completed, signed and stamped by the child’s physician or health unit. Immunizations MUST be kept current for your child to remain enrolled.

HEALTH

  • 3 Sisters Academy can only accept children in good health. If your child becomes ill while at daycare, you will be notified and expected to pick up your child as soon possible. It is essential that you help us maintain this policy
    • Fever of 101 or higher, please keep child home. If a child develops a fever while at the center of 101 or higher parent will be contacted to pick him/her up. If child fever is less than 101 you will be notified so you can express what precautions the staff shall take.
    • Colds/Coughs with hacking or persistent cough, green or yellow phlegm coughed up, children should not report to the center.
    • Diarrhea/Vomiting children should be kept home. If child has 3 or more diarrhea episodes at the center parent will be called to pick him/her up. If your child vomits at the center you will be called immediately to pick him/her up. You will be asked to keep the child home until vomiting has stopped.

ACCIDENTS

  • Immediate attention is given to minor accidents. In the event of a serious accident, parents/emergency contacts are notified. Professional help will be sought if needed. All accidents are documented.

MEDICATION

  • Medication logs must be filled out completely before staff can dispense any medicine. If you do not complete the form, then we cannot dispense the medication to your child.
  • Medication must be in its original container and placed in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it.
  • The medication must be given to the Director, after medication form has been completed.
  • Medicine must be signed in each day. No medicine must stay at center overnight.

LABELING

  • Parents are allowed to label ALL of their children things.

TOYS

  • Children are not allowed to bring any personal items to school. Only at the request of the teacher.

MEALS

  • Healthy nutritious meals and snacks will be provided for children. Our menu follows the guidelines recommended by the USDA.
  • Menus are planned weekly in advance to ensure a well-balanced diet and posted at the center for parent review.
  • 3 Sisters Academy does not provide baby food or formula. Parents are required to provide an adequate supply of baby food or formula for their child.