Wallace Day School Information Package

Holidays : Transportation : Schedule : Medical : Food Preparation : Discipline : Supplies

We have created a complete printed Information Package for parents or guardians interested in our facilities. Most of the information in the printed Information Package is also on this web site in one form or another.

You will need a printed version to get all of our information and to get the needed registration forms, please visit us and we’ll be glad to provide you with a copy.

HOURS OF OPERATION

We are open Monday through Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

We are CLOSED on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day.

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What about holidays & other absences?
School-aged children who have an early dismissal are billed extra per day. We charge the full time rate during vacation periods when the child is under our full time care.

We do not offer refunds for sick days. Upon request and if there is space in the class we will try to accommodate make-up days. Please let us know in advance about make-up days so that you will not be billed an extra day.

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Transportation
We transport our children in our own vans to and from school as well as on field trips. We understand that we have a tremendous responsibility when we provide transportation to your child in our care. With that in mind, we make the following commitment:

  1. We shall ensure that the motor vehicle operated by our centers is maintained in a safe operating condition;
  2. We shall ensure that the vehicle in which your child rides is equipped with appropriate safety devices and individual seat belts or safety seats for each child to use when the vehicle is in motion. We shall assure that children less than two years of age are restrained in a restraint system that complies with standards of the United States Department of Transportation;
  3. We shall ensure that the number of passengers does not exceed the seating capacity of the motor vehicle;
  4. We shall carry liability and medical insurance. The driver shall have a current Oregon driver’s license, valid for the classification of motor vehicle operated;
  5. The driver or staff supervising the child or children in the motor vehicle shall have current first aid training;
  6. We shall ensure that a minimum of one staff person, other than the driver, is present in the motor vehicle when:
    1. Seven or more preschool age and younger children are present; or
    2. Staff-to-child ratio guidelines require additional staff.
  7. Our staff or driver shall not leave a child unattended in the motor vehicle.

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SCHOOL SCHEDULE

  1. Day School is open Monday through Friday at 6:15 a.m. and closes at 6:15 p.m. A $2.00 charge is assessed for each minute after closing time that a child is picked up late. Please make sure that you have emergency arrangements for someone to pick up your child on time each day. While breakfast is not prepared, our staff will set up and serve the breakfast your child brings from home. We are happy to provide milk, and cold cereal is available as necessary. At 8:00 a.m. we will no longer serve breakfast.
  2. All children, in addition to being signed in, must be accepted by a caregiver before the parent or guardian leaves the center. Do not allow your child to come in the school without you.
  3. All children, ages 3 to 6, are required to take a rest from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. While not required to sleep, we do ask them to lie quietly or participate in some quiet activity.
  4. Lunch menus are posted in our front office. Lunch is served at 11:00 a.m. for younger students and 11:45 a.m. for older students.
  5. Due to staff scheduling and meal planning, please notify us before 8:30 a.m. if your child will not be present for the day.
  6. Children who are on half-day schedule with lunch should be picked up as soon as lunch is over.
  7. You will be notified of any field trips.
  8. Parents of children involved in the “After-School Summer Program” will have a calendar of daily excursions, during vacation time and must notify Day School if their child is unable to participate.

DAILY SCHEDULE

The following is a general outline of a typical day for your child here at Day School. However, a more specific schedule can be outlined from your child’s instructor. In addition, each classroom has, for your convenience, posted schedule and lesson plans. Note that swimming times will vary depending on your child’s class schedule.

MORNING

  • 6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
    8:00 Attendance
    8:15-9:30 Circle Time
    Swimming
    (Areas of special interest are discussed with children at this time,
    i.e.: swimming safety, rules, weather, Academics sharing)
    9:30 Snack Time
    9:45-10:00 Restroom Break
    10:00 Recess (outside playtime)
    10:30-11:30 Academic Activities

AFTERNOON

  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch time
    12:30-2:30 Nap time
    2:30 Recess (outside playtime)
    3:00 Snack time
    3:30 Art project (may include story time and/or music time)
    4:30 Free Choice (indoor play time, use of blocks, toys, puzzles, computer, language, etc.)

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MEDICAL CARE / ILLNESSES

Children on the premises complaining of illness, or found to be ill, will be allowed to rest in a room separate from other children. Parents will be notified immediately. Depending on the severity of the illness, parents may be requested to pick up their child as soon as possible.

Any child determined to be carrying a communicable infection (Measles, Chicken Pox, Head Lice, etc.) shall be isolated from others until such time that parents are able to pick their child up. Parents will be requested to pick up immediately in these situations.

We ask that parents not bring any child to the day care facility if they have been previously running a temperature of 100 degrees or higher.

MEDICATIONS Under penalty of Oregon State law. Day School cannot dispense and/or administer any medication without the express written consent of the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

A medication list is provided at our front desk. Parents wishing to have our staff administer medication to their child, need to leave the following:

  1. Child’s name (first and last)
  2. Name of medication
  3. Dosage (amount and frequency)
  4. Doctor’s prescription
  5. Your signature
  6. Medicine in original container

Medications will be stored in a locked cabinet or area inaccessible to children.

This information is to be completed each day your child is left at the facility and medication is required. We cannot administer medication of any kind without this information and consenting signature.

All medication must be provided by parent and labeled with child’s first and last name.

FIRST AID

All staff has completed a certified first aid course (approved by the State Department), as well as a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

A complete first aid kit is kept on hand, both at the daycare facility and on facility’s vehicles of transportation.

First aid supplies are checked weekly by facility director and replaced as needed.

The following procedures will be followed in the event of a medical emergency:

  1. Appropriate first aid will be applied immediately to injured child.
  2. Emergency rescue (911) call, if needed.
  3. Parents immediately contacted and informed of situation.
  4. Next of kin contacted in the event that parents cannot be reached.
  5. Daycare accident reports are completed and signed by the following: teacher on duty at time of accident, daycare director, and parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).

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FOOD PREPARATION

All food served to the children will be prepared in our facility, or has been purchased from a store. All prepared food brought into our facility (i.e. cookies, cupcakes) must be purchased from a store and dispensed from its original container.

Those employees preparing and serving food are trained and qualified in the safe and sanitary administration of food preparation and have their food handlers card.

All dishes and implements are washed and sanitized after each use.

Children are taught and encouraged against sharing dishes or eating utensils.

Foods brought from home must be in a sealed container labeled with your child’s first and last name, and the current date.

MEALS & SNACKS

Two snacks (mid-morning and afternoon) are served daily. Children in care more than ten (10) hours will be offered an additional snack.

Snacks shall consist of, but are not limited to two (2) or more of the following items: Milk or milk products, fruit and/or vegetable juices that are 100% real juice, whole grain or enriched breads or cereal products and protein (animal or vegetable).

Typical snack: Apple and milk or Banana, vanilla wafers and milk. (A specific list of daily snacks can be found on your monthly menu.)

All of our lunches contain adequate nutrients for a meal that is well balanced, as it is tasteful. They are served in portions appropriate to the age and size of the children who are being served.

Typical lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, green beans, and milk. (A specific list of daily snacks can be found on your monthly menu.)

BREAKFAST: While breakfast is not prepared, our staff will set up and serve the breakfast your child brings from home. We are happy to provide milk as necessary.

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DISCIPLINE PHILOSOPHY

Often discipline and punishment are used synonymously. However, there is a difference. That difference plays a big role in the kind of person each child becomes.

Discipline works better than punishment if you will do the following:

  • Prevent problems by establishing rules of behavior
  • Demonstrate coping skills – children react the same way you do
  • Prepare a good environment: free of danger, toys accessible
  • Schedule events with the child’s needs in mind
  • Problems arise when children are bored
  • Be consistent and fair about rules
  • Distract children from potential problems
  • Remind children of rules
  • Help children solve problems and make choices

When children are disciplined they are shown positive alternatives rather than just told “no.” Good behavior is reinforced. Children who are disciplined feel successful and in control; children who are punished feel humiliated, and hide their mistakes. They tend to be angry and aggressive and fail to develop self-control. They need to feel loved and respected if they are to become confident and considerate adults.

DISCIPLINE

When a problem arises, and when distraction and/or redirection fails, we will use a “time-out” or a “quiet time.” We use this only as a step in discipline and not an alternative to discipline. Repeated behavior problems are discussed with parent(s) since the best tool is home-to-school/school to-home communication. Problems at home most often show up here in the form of behavior, and vice versa. Always call us should a problem arise.

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SUPPLIES

Parents are required to provide the supplies indicated below. Parents failing to provide supplies will have supplies provided to them and their account charged at the current supply kit price.

Class supplies need only be purchased at the time of enrollment, and once a year in the fall when children change rooms for the school year.

Day School will be responsible for replenishment of children’s supplies in between these periods.

Children use class supplies as a group. It is not necessary to label children’s classroom supplies.

Please furnish one towel for swimming (towels are washed all together and used daily). Please be sure to write your child’s name inside with wash-proof ink.

SUPPLY LIST

  • 1 Box of Crayons
  • 1 Box Crayola Washable Markers
  • 1 Medium Bottle of Elmers Glue
  • 1 Jumbo Pencil
  • 1 Pair of Children’s Scissors
  • Water Color Paint Set
  • Painting Shirt
  • Change of Clothes (labeled)
  • Swim Suit (labeled)
  • Towel (one you do not wish returned)
  • Blanket & Fitted Sheet(both crib size to be taken home and home Friday and cleaned)

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