Kid’s Kampus Parent Resources

Thank you for your interest in Kid’s Kampus Preschool. It is our sincerest desire to create associations will be happy and rewarding for you and your child. You’re welcome to visit our child care center at any during operational hours and visit with the director. You may request to review our policies, state minimum standards, and most recent licensing inspection.

Admission

Enrollment Forms, Immunization, and Health Requirements: To comply with state standards, all enrollment papers and health forms must be completed before attendance. All preschool children must have current immunization records on file at the center.

Parents need to inform the center of any changes in address, phone number, employment, emergency contact information or changes in family situations.

Teachers are not required to have shot records on file. Teachers are not required to have any specific immunizations in order to attain and maintain employment. Please be sure to complete all authorized person information including phone numbers. For emergency contact information, please provide name, address, phone numbers for each person.

Parent Notification

Parents will be notified a week before any policy changes by notice from your child’s teacher. Kid’s Kampus Management will also provide copies to parents on the front table by sign in and out, and will tape a notice to front door.

Parents will be notified in writing of any changes to operational policies and enrollment agreement. At least one copy of the updated operational policies must be signed and dated for each family. Kid’s Kampus Preschool must keep the updated information in the child’s record.

Release of Children

Children are only released to individuals on the authorized pick up list. If person picking up is not the parent, or guardian, photo identification will be double checked against the authorized pickup list, copied and placed in student’s file.

Sign-in/Sign-out: For your child’s protection he/she must be left with a staff member and signed in by the accompanying adult. Please stop at the kiosk by the front door and sign your child in/out each time you arrive at the center. If you are in need of help at the kiosk, please see the director.

To allow someone else to pick up your child up, you may leave a signed note with the name and phone number of the authorized pick up person with the staff or call the center. (You may be asked for an ID number) Unrecognized persons will be asked for a picture ID for verification.

Absences: When your child is absent, we worry about them. Please call us early in the morning or let us know in advance why your child is absent.

Tuition and Related Fees

Tuition: Fees must be paid in advance. You may pay more than one week in advance if you wish. Tuition is due on Monday. A $15.00 late fee will be charged to all accounts not paid by 6:30 PM Wednesday. If payment is not received by Friday you child will not be allowed to return to care until your account is paid in full.

Supply Fee: All students enrolling in the program are required to pay a supply fee, and are charged the 1st week of January, June, and August. This payment is due the 15th of those months previously listed. The center uses this money to buy art supplies, pencils, play dough and other perishable supplies required to provide a quality program for your child.

School Age Students: A before school program is offered for children attending Kid’s Kampus Preschool. We offer before school care for various locations. To find out if we offer Before school care in your area, please visit or call your nearest Kid’s Kampus Preschool. Please have your child here no later than 7:00AM.

After School Program: Our After School Program is the Kid’s Kampus Preschool Kid’s Club. We offer after school care for various locations. To find out if we offer After school care in your area, please visit or call your nearest Kid’s Kampus Preschool.

School Holidays: We provide service for these days. For our current students, early release is an additional $10 per day, and all day is an additional $25.

Summer Activity Fee: Due to the high cost of providing summer activities (swimming, field trips, transportation) a summer activity fee will be charged to all participants in school age summer camp.

Late Pick-up Fee: The center closes at 6:30 PM A fee of a $1.00/minute is charged for each minute of tardiness after 6:30 PM. IMMEDIATE PAYMENT IS REQUIRED. In the event that a child is not picked up by 7:00 PM, we are required to contact the local authorities.

Returned Checks: There is a $35.00 charge on all returned checks.

Vacation/Illness: We offer 1 week and 2 half weeks vacation credits per year after 90 days of enrollment. All accounts must be current before credit will be applied.

Nutritional Program: Breakfast, Lunch, and afternoon snack are served daily. Breakfast is served from 6:30-8:00 AM to all students at no additional charge to parents. Please pick up a menu at the front office so you will know what is being served.

Holidays: We are closed on New Year’s Day, President’s Day (staff training), Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day (staff training), Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas day. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, we will be closed on Monday; if the holiday falls on Saturday, we will be closed on Friday. There is no reduction in tuition for these holidays.

Inclement Weather: We follow the inclement weather policy. Please refer to the television and radio stations to see if the district is open during inclement weather.

Health and Safety

Emergency Procedure Plans: Emergency Phone Number: 817-295-2545 or 911

Kid’s Kampus Preschool has an Emergency Plan. In the event of an emergency, the first responsibility of staff is to move the children to a designated safe area or alternate shelter known to all employees, caregivers, and volunteers.

Children will be relocated to the designated safe area or alternate shelter. We will use strollers, wagons, and cribs to aid in evacuating children who are under 24 months of age, who have limited mobility, or who otherwise may need assistance in an emergency, such as children who have mental, visual, or hearing impairments.

The director will bring her cell phone and use it to contact all local authorities, licensing, and parents. Teachers and the director will bring the emergency binder which includes parent and emergency contact information, authorization for emergency medical care, and attendance records. Teachers will also have the roster which shows which children were in care and will complete name to face checks every 10 minutes during the emergency.

For fire or any situation where students and staff need to evacuate the building, there are two pathways to exit from each classroom. The emergency plan map is located on the bulletin board of each classroom. Teacher will exit following the map and will bring the emergency binders with all required contact information and emergency preparation bag. This will hold items for students; Kleenex, band aids, cotton balls, diapers and wipes if age group requires. This bag will also contain activities to keep students occupied if extended period of time outside is needed.

For tornado emergencies, teachers will bring emergency binder and bag and students to Toddler 1 room and use the duck and cover system. The director will bring emergency radio, cell phone, and school phone. Emergency kit with flashlights, activities for kids, etc already located in tornado room location.

If students and staff need to relocate away from Kid’s Kampus Preschool, we will walk, carry, or push emergency cribs to the nearest safe location. Teachers will bring emergency binder and bags, director will contact all emergency person, parents, and owners via cell phone. Students will be accounted for by the teacher roster. Students will be gathered with the teacher with the roll sheet doing a name to face check to ensure all students are accounted for at the location.

Hearing/Vision: The state requires that all children 4 years old, and not yet in school, have a hearing and vision screening on file at the center.

Illness: For the protection of all our children, your child should be kept home if he/she shows any of the following symptoms:

The illness prevents the child from participating in child-care center activities including outdoor play.

The illness results in a greater need for care than caregivers can provide without compromising the health, safety, and supervision of the other children in our care;

The child has one of the following, unless medical evaluation by a health-care professional indicates that you can include the child in the center’s activities:

(A) Oral temperature of above 101 degrees and accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness; (Kid’s Kampus Preschool only takes temperature under the arm or forehead)

(B) Rectal temperature of above 102 accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness; (Kid’s Kampus Preschool only takes temperature under the arm or forehead)

(C) Armpit temperature of above 100 degrees and accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness; or

(D) Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness such as lethargy, abnormal breathing, uncontrolled diarrhea, two or more vomiting episodes in 24 hours, rash with fever, mouth sores with drooling, behavior changes, or other signs that the child may be severely ill; or

Returning after an Illness: Your child must be fever free for at least 24 hours, without the aid of fever reducing medication, before returning to the center, or may return with a note from the pediatrician stating the child is healthy and able to attend.

If a child has a contagious disease, the Minimum Standards requires that a doctor’s statement accompanies your child back to school for re-admission. If the child has not had a physician in attendance, the child may not be re-admitted to the center until a time period has elapsed as recommended by the local and/or State Health Department. Please notify us if your child is exposed to a contagious disease.

Medical Emergency: In the event of an emergency, call 911 immediately, and perform CPR if needed. We will notify the parents and doctor after all emergency aid is completed. You must provide the name, address, and phone number of your child’s physician and emergency medial authorization, so that the center staff may assess emergency medical care if necessary. You must provide the center with information regarding allergies and health problems as well.

Medication: Due to the importance of dosing accuracy, Kid’s Kampus Preschool employees will only administer medication in the original prescription bottle with clear dosing instructions or if an over the counter medicine with written instructions from the doctor. If child is prescribed an antibiotic to be given twice daily, we do not give at the center. If child is prescribed antibiotic that is to be given three or more times daily, we will administer the medication as directed by the medicine sign in sheet. All medications must be logged in by the parents with child’s name, parent signature, and specific instructions from label or doctor note on when and how to give to child.

Breast Feeding: If you wish to come in to breast feed your child, the center will accommodate you. Please let us know ahead of time when you will be stopping in; we can get a cozy area prepared for you in the nursery.

Snacks: Snacks are served once a day to student’s mid-afternoon. Please pick up a menu by the front office so you will have a record of what items Kid’s Kampus Preschool is serving. Be sure that your child’s medical information lists any food allergies that he/she may have.

Lunch: An all-you-can-eat home cooked meal is served at mid-day. A menu is posted in the kitchen. If your child is on a restricted diet for medical reason or if you choose to provide a lunch for your child, we will need a signed statement for your child’s file. Feel free to pick up a menu from the front office.

Nap: All children in care at Kid’s Kampus Preschool will have a supervised quiet period after the noon meal.

Procedures

Things to Bring:

  • A change of clothes clearly marked with your child’s name, to be kept at the center. Some children need more than one set. Messy artwork, spilled milk, water play and potty accidents are a way of life in preschool. Please do not dress your child in extra nice clothes that you are afraid might get soiled. If your child wears home clothes that belong to the center please wash them at your earliest convenience and return them to the center.
  • A small blanket or coverlet and a small pillow. (ages 13 months and older) No large blankets or large pillows please.

Personal Items: Please label all clothes, shoes, and personal items. Kid’s Kampus Preschool will not be responsible for lost, stolen, broken, or damaged items. This includes but is not limited to clothing, eye glasses, or personal items. Toys from home are not allowed at the center. Frequently, other children are excited to see the toy from home and this can cause a problem in the classroom. Please keep all toys at home. Please do NOT allow your child to bring money, candy, toys, etc. to the center.

Outside Time: Outside time is important to children’s growth and development. We have many lessons students can learn from outside time. Children will go outside at least twice daily for playtime and exercise and sporadically for special learning opportunities.

Field Trips: Field Trips will be offered in the Pre-K (4 years old) and the school age program. Dates, times and places of these trips will be posted on the front door prior to the trip. Children must have a signed field trip permission form on file in the office.

Transportation: School age children will be provided transportation to/ from school. Your child must have a transportation permission slip signed and on file in the office.

Discipline: Discipline shall be based on an understanding of the individual needs and development of a child and shall be directed toward teaching the child acceptable behavior. Employees shall seek to redirect aggressive, problem behavior and teach the child to respect the rights of others and to respect authority; your child will not be subjected to striking or spanking by the child care center staff.

Brief, supervised separation from the group may be used if necessary, but no child shall be placed in a locked room. Children shall not be humiliated or subjected to abusive or profane language. Punishment shall not be associated with food or naps or toilet habits. The director may require the removal of a child if he becomes a disciplinary problem that we do not feel the other children should be subjected to, or that we are not capable of handling.

Prevent and Respond to Abuse and Neglect:

Kid’s Kampus Preschool will prevent and respond to abuse and neglect of children by implementing and providing the following procedures including:

  • Annual training for employees
  • By using handouts and brochures at our front table, we will increase employee and parent awareness of issues regarding child abuse and neglect, including warning signs that a child may be a victim of abuse or neglect
  • Using videos at staff meetings, handouts and fliers for parents, we will increase employee and parent awareness of prevention techniques for child abuse and neglect.
  • Our center will coordinate communication between our center, parents and appropriate community organizations for information to handle any specific situations or questions from parents or employees including actions that the parent of a child who is a victim of abuse or neglect should take to obtain assistance and intervention.

Wading Pools and Sprinklers:

  • Wading/ splashing pools (two feet of water or less) at Kid’s Kampus Preschool are:
  • Stored out of children’s reach when not in use
  • Drained at least daily and sanitized
  • Stored so they do not hold water

Kid’s Kampus Preschool ensures that no child uses sprinkler equipment on or near a hard, slippery surface, such as a driveway, sidewalk, or patio. We will store sprinkler equipment and water hoses out of children’s reach when not in use.