TK Child Care Center

Located in room 210 at Lee Elementary

840 West Main St.

Middleville, MI 49333

(269) 795-5589

Original (1205 × 730)

2015-2016

Kindergarten-5th grade

Thornapple Kellogg Schools Non-Discrimination Policy:  The Thornapple Kellogg School Board, administrators, and teachers will not discriminate in its policies and practices toward others with respect to religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status or disability.  This policy shall prevail in all board policies concerning staff, students, educational programs and services, and individuals and companies with whom the Board does business.

Dear Parents,

        Welcome to TK Child Care Center!  This booklet is provided to guide you through our before and after school Child Care Program as well as our summer Summer Child Care Program.  We are looking forward to having your child in this exciting program.  Please keep this booklet and refer to it as you need information.  If you still have questions, please feel free to call us!

Child Care Director: Lisa Kitzrow

and Co-Directors:  Judy Fletke and Sue Tedrow

Child Care Phone Number- (269) 795-5589

(Please keep this number accessible for emergency purposes)

Table of Contents

Enrollment………………………………………………Page 3

Absences and Schedule Changes……………………Page 3

Fees……………………………………………………..Page 3

Location………………………………………………….Page 3

Operation Days…………………………………..……..Page 4

Illness………………………………………………...….Page 4

Emergency Procedure………………………….……...Page 4

Daily Activity Plans…………………………………..….Page 5

Snacks………………………………………..………….Page 5

Discipline………………………………………...……...Page 5

Staff Screening Policy……………………...…………..Page 6

Health Care Plan…………………………………….Pages 6-9

Enrollment Information

        TK Child Care is designed for school aged students in grades K-5 within the TK district.  Enrollment for TK Child Care Center is handled by the TK Child Care staff on site at Lee Elementary room 210.  To register, please contact TK Child Care, (269) 795-5589.   We will need an immunization waiver signed by a parent and an emergency card filled out and returned to us at least 24 hours prior to children attending this program.  The emergency card must be filled out completely.  

Absences and Schedule Changes

        If for any reason your child isn’t attending the before or after school Child Care Program on their scheduled day, you must notify the TK Child Care staff by calling the TK Child Care number, (269) 795-5589 and leaving a message, or by sending a note to us in advance advising of the change, you can also e-mail me at lkitzrow@tkschools.org.  If your child is attending on a day that they do not normally attend, you need to notify us of that change as well.  Children on  flexible schedules need to provide the Child Care Director with the schedule on a weekly basis. You can also manage all changes to schedules yourself through the Parent Portal on-line.

 Please pick up children no later than 6:00 pm.  A late fee may be assessed.

Fees

        There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee per family for the year (or a $15 registration fee per family for summer only) that is due prior to the student’s first day of Child Care.  This registration fee is collected once a year and is used to defray administrative costs.  The registration fee is NOT applied to weekly Child Care obligations.  The registration fee as will as any outstanding balance on your account must be paid before your child will be allowed to start the new year.

Fees:

Morning session is $7.00 per child per visit.

Afternoon session is $7.00 per child per visit.

2 hour delay days are $10.00 per child per visit.

A full day, (in the event of a cancellation or during the summer) is $30.00

Prepayment is required.

Payment is due by the Friday of the prior week in order for child to attend.

Location

        The Child Care Center is located at Lee Elementary, 840 W. Main St., in room 210.  It is the parent’s responsibility to drop off or pick up the child and sign in/out the child.  The Child will only be released to a parent or authorized adult.  A bus shuttle will transport to and from McFall & Page before and after school.

Operation Days

        The TK Child Care Center will be in operation on all school days.  We will not operate on INSERVICE DAYS or VACATION DAYS.  We will be open at the regularly scheduled time (6:15 am to 6:00 pm) on days cancelled due to weather, unless otherwise indicated on your local weather channel.  The fee for these days is $30.00 per child.

Illness

Please keep your child home if they have any of the following symptoms:

        * Sore throat                        * Runny nose

        *Diarrhea                        *Nausea

        *Earache                        *Skin Rash

        *Chills/Fever                        *Uncommon symptoms

The student must have a normal temperature of 98.6 for 24 hours following an illness before they may return to school/ childcare.

If your child should become ill or is injured during the course of their stay at TK Child Care the following procedures will be followed:

1. Parents will be notified immediately in the following cases

2. Appropriate steps will be taken to insure the safety or well being of the ill or injured child.

3. The student will be released to parents or emergency personnel.

Emergency Procedure

(For Serious Accident or Illness)

Child Care Director:  Remain with children.  Remain with injured child- help child stay calm and quiet.  Administer first aid as necessary.

Aide:  Alert emergency personnel.  Stay with remaining children.  Keep them calm.  Contact parent or guardian of injured child.

Office:  Direct personnel to injured child

Daily Activity Plan

Morning Session:  6:15-8:40 a.m.

* 6:15-8:00- Children have an opportunity to select from a variety of table activities such as Lego’s, coloring, cards, board games, large muscle activities, literacy activities,or homework help if needed.

*8:00-8:30 Snack will be offered in groups according to age.

*8:30-8:40 group activities and clean-up

*8:40-Shuttle to schools

        *We do not serve breakfast, but your child is welcome to bring something from home to eat.  We will provide a table for those who bring their breakfast.  Your child may also buy breakfast at their school prior to 9:00 a.m.

Afternoon Session: 3:45-6:00 p.m.

*3:50- children arrive at school and are all offered a snack.  Sometimes they watch a video or listen to music.

* 4:00-6:00- Children have an opportunity to select from a variety of games to play (board games, card games, Legos, shoot hoops, jump rope or play games like 4 square).

* Children can do homework or select from a variety of table activities that are age appropriate.  Some of the older children enjoy playing with the younger children and helping them with their activity.

* On some days if weather permits we will go out to the playground.

Snacks

A snack will be provided for children before and after school.  If your child is allergic to any food, please inform the Child Care director and suggest a substitute.  Examples of snacks offered include: crackers, granola bars, pop tarts, cereal, chips cookies, etc.

Discipline

Successful learning has many “keys”.  One such key is discipline.  Good discipline is built on:

The staff at TK Child Care assumes a similar role to that of the parent while the child is at the center.  The staff allows three opportunities for the student to make the right connection.  Our course of action includes:

TK Child Care

Staff Screening Policy

Staff Screening

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Volunteer Screening Policy

The following is some general information to make your time easier:

If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in this booklet please feel free to contact the Child Care Director at (269) 795-5589

 

Director: Lisa Kitzrow

Co-directors Judy Fletke and Sue Tedrow

                              TK Child Care Health Care Plan

Hand Washing

           The most effective way to prevent the spread of illness in child care settings is hand washing.  Proper handwashing technique:

All staff, volunteers and children will wash hands at the following times:

      Before:

      After:

Handling of Bodily Fluids 

      Universal precautions are always used when handling bodily fluids:

Staff will wear disposable gloves; biohazard is disposed of using biohazard waste receptacles; area is sanitized.  Blood- contaminated material shall be disposed of in a plastic bag with a secure tie.

Cleaning and Sanitizing of all equipment, toys and other surfaces 

       All tables will be sanitized before and after snack time using a bleach solution of ½ tsp. bleach to 1 quart of water.  Tables will be washed weekly with a mixture of soap and water or as needed.

       All toys and equipment will be sanitized as needed when soiled with bodily fluids or used by a sick child, including washing with a germicide solution or machine washing of stuffed animals/dress up clothes.

       Carpets and floor that have been contaminated by body fluids will be cleaned and sanitized by:  extracting the material from the area, clean and sanitize surface by using industrially prepared sanitizing solutions.  CX3 Bio Assist is the cleaning solution used.  Following are health department recommendations for response to a vomiting incident:

Controlling Infection  

            All toys, equipment and surfaces will be sanitized using acceptable germ killing solutions such as a chlorine bleach solution of 1 cup bleach to 1 gallon warm water to control highly communicable diseases such as MRSA and norovirus.  Custodial staff will be required to use universal precautions-gloves, masks (if appropriate) and use biohazard disposal methods.

Emergency Information and Health/Illness Policy  

1.       Before a child is allowed to enter our preschool program the following MUST be turned in

          to the office:

2.       It is important to have WELL  children & staff at preschool.  Please keep your child home if

          he/she is coughing, has a fever or chills, a skin rash, is vomiting, has diarrhea, a runny

          nose, pink eye or has symptoms of strep throat or chicken pox.  Please call and notify the

          teacher or office if these symptoms occur and of your child’s absence.  The child must

          have a normal temperature of 98.6 for 24 hours and no vomiting or diarrhea following an

          illness before they may return to school.

3.       Staff or substitute will be excluded from contact with children if following exists:

              have crusted.

4.     If the child becomes ill or is injured during the course of the preschool day, the following

        procedure will be followed:

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Emergency Procedures for Serious Accident or Illness

      In the event of a serious accident or illness the teacher will remain with the injured child keeping them calm and quiet.  First aid will be administered as necessary.  The aide will alert emergency personnel as needed as well as the preschool office.  The aide will stay with the remaining children and keep them calm.  Office personnel will contact parents and direct emergency personnel to injured child.

Resources

      For additional information on health, please see the following web sites and publications.  This information is intended for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the care and guidance of your primary care provider.

Nutrition Education Resources

      Dairy Council of California,  www.dairycouncilofca.org/PDFs/nutrition_edu_resources.05_06.pdf

Vaccine Information

      National Network for Immunization Information, www.immunizationinfo.org

      www.kidshealth.org

      www.vaccinesafety.edu

      National Immunization Hotline, 800-232-2522 (English) or 800-232-0233 (Spanish)

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 800-CDC-INFO,    

            www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd_vac/measles/default.htm

      Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0-6 years

            www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads

Misc

      Child Health Online, www.childhealthonline.org

      Prevent Child Abuse America, www.preventchildabuse.org