HOW WE WORK
DAYS & HOURS OF OPERATION
Operating hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The program times begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
Tuition covers a 8.5 hour day. Beyond 8.5 hours per day is $ 200 per month.
If families wish to pick up early, pick up is by 12:00 p.m. BEFORE rest time OR 2:30 p.m. AFTER rest time.
Early care is offered for those needing the service from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and Afternoon Care from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Children are picked up before 5:30 p.m. and must be leaving the center at 5:30 p.m., unless they have an early departure schedule per contract.
Since we do not offer drop-in care, it is important for children to arrive and depart on time.
Your child's success in transitions is affected by a family's consistency in schedule.
Difficulty in complying with the classroom schedule may result in a loss of placement.
Parents are encouraged to discuss individual scheduling difficulties with your child's ECD Specialist or the ECD Program Director.
All curricular areas are included in the daily/weekly plan---arts and creative expression, music and movement, nature and science, physical and outdoor activities, language and literature.
A healthy morning breakfast and afternoon snack is served in all classroom sessions. Each classroom will post a copy of its Daily Schedule and Snack Schedule for parents and visitors to review.
Each class session includes child-selected play time where children structure their own activity as well as teacher-facilitated times such as large and small groups.
The Classroom Calendar is posted each month. It lists special events, share days and school holidays. Our Child Development Center program follows the College calendar.
The current college schedule of classes determines the opening, closing, and holidays for each semester for the LPC Child Development Center.
In order to insure your child’s safety, it is required that an adult brings each child into the building. The adult must sign-in the child with the adult’s full name. A child will not be allowed to leave with anyone except a parent or someone designated by the parents on the Identification and Emergency Form. Stop in the Center office if a new person is authorized. Leave the name and let the person know that we will request a picture ID. When a child is picked up, the adult must sign-out using their full name. The Child Development Center abides by all legally served court orders. Have a notarized court order on file regarding parental custody matters. Staff is required to report suspected child abuse to the proper authorities.
HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
Participation in the children’s programs is for well children. The supervising teacher may exclude any child who appears ill. Billing credit will be given only in cases of long-term doctor-approved illness (please contact Program Director). We would appreciate your calling the office when your child must stay home due to illness and advise us of any contagious condition. The direct number to the office is (925) 424 1560.
PARENTS, you may NOT bring your child to school when:
- The child has a fever.
- The child's nose or eyes have a mucus discharge.
- The child has a rash.
- The child has lice/nits.
- The child has had a loose bowel movement within the last 24 hours.
- The child has been awake for a long period of time during the night.
- The child has vomited within the last 24 hours.
- The child exhibits any other symptoms of a contagious disease.
If your child had an unknown rash or other unidentifiable symptoms, they must be symptom free and have a doctor's clearance before returning to school. It is your responsibility to find alternate care for your child when he/she is sick. You will be called out of class or contacted at home to take your child home if he shows any signs of illness. Ill children should be picked up within thirty (30) minutes after notification.
First-aid will be administered for all minor injuries. Parents will be notified, and an Accident Report (completed by the ECD Specialist) will be completed.
A nurse will be contacted at Health Services if the injury is considered more than minor. We conduct fire/safety drills once a month and disaster drills once a semester.
If your child is not feeling well at all, please keep him/her at home. This is for the protection of the sick child, the other children, and the teaching staff. Your child must be in good health in order to be able to participate fully in the program.
All children are expected to participate inside and outside each day. If your child is not well enough to go outside, he or she is not well enough to be at school. We rely on each family’s good judgment and thoughtful assessment of their child’s health before sending him/her to school.
With parent permission on file per medication, only physician-prescribed medication may be given to a child by the ECD Specialist of the program.
No over-the-counter medication will ever be administered to a child by any CDC staff. Parents are welcomed to come to the center and administer medication to their own child(ren) themselves.
If your child becomes ill during the day, he or she will be supervised and made comfortable in a safe resting area, away from other children and you will be contacted immediately. Your speedy arrival will be expected by the LPC Child Development Center teaching staff.