Preschool Handbook Documents

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Ebenezer Christian Preschool
P.O. Box 158
Ellsworth, MI 49729
License # DC 050275737
Child Placement Contract
Today’s Date _________________________
Child’s Name _________________________
Birth Date ____________
Preschool program hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday
and Friday when school is in session, starting the first Monday after Labor
Day weekend.
Ebenezer Christian Preschool is a licensed child care facility.
(1) Ebenezer Christian Preschool shall provide a program of daily activities
and relationships that offer opportunities for the developmental growth
of each child in all the following areas:
(a) Spiritual development
(b) Physical development, including large and small muscle
(c) Social development, including communication skills
(d) Emotional development, including positive self-concept
(e) Intellectual development, including standard preschool academic areas
in math, science, language arts, music and art
(2) Parents shall be permitted to visit the program for the purpose of
observing their children at all times
(3) Not less than 30 minutes of developmentally appropriate emergent
literacy/mathematics/science activities will be provided
Disclaimer:
(1) The Preschool will not be in operation for 3.5 or more continuous hours
per day
(2) The Preschool does not provide formula, milk or diapering
In addition, Ebenezer Preschool agrees to:
 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for the protection and general
welfare of each child
 Isolate a child who is ill where he/she can be comfortably cared for
 Provide parents with an annual tuition statement
 Provide a Parent Handbook outlining other important information
Parent/Guardian agrees to:
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Provide items necessary for the child’s well being; i.e. dry clothing,
clothing appropriate for season, extra clothing to leave at school in case
of an accident.
Will escort child in and out of the building at beginning and end of each
day
Advise staff of any special needs, health problems, allergies or other
information affecting the care of your child
Release Ebenezer Christian Preschool (Officers, Directors, Employees,
Volunteers) from any and all liability for illness, injury and/or accidents
occurring to child(ren) while in care of Ebenezer Christina Preschool
unless the illness, injury and/or accident is proven to be the cause of
negligence.
Upon signing this agreement, the parent, legal guardian or responsible adult
and the childcare facility agrees to abide by all of the provisions contained
in this contract. In witness whereof, the parties hereto have executed this
contact as of the specified date:
Parent, Legal Guardian, or Responsible Adult
Name of Facility
Ebenezer Christian School
_____________________________
(Signature)
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(Signature)
_____________________________
(Printed Name)
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(Printed Name)
_____________________________
(Relationship to Child)
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(Title)
Zoo-phonics is a method developed to make children strong readers and
spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing),
“kinesthetic” (moving) and tactile (touching) – whole brain approach.
The principle of Zoo-phonics maximizes understanding, memory, utilization
and transference to all areas of the reading, spelling and writing process in a
playful and concrete manner. Students actually learn the sounds of the
alphabet and advanced phonemic concepts through an easily understood,
concrete method of presentation.
Zoo-phonics uses animals drawn in the shapes of the letters for ease in
memory. A related body movement is given for each letter. This concrete
approach cements the sounds to the shapes of the letters.
Zoo-phonics also provides a springboard for all other academia such as math,
art, music, cooking/nutrition, social studies, science, grooming, physical
education and sensory/drama.
Educational research repeatedly supports the focus of phonics in early
reading programs, as well as the educational benefits of pictorial mnemonics
and kinesthetic approaches to learning that are unique to Zoo-phonics.
zoophonics.com
Ebenezer Christian Preschool’s Policy on Child Abuse and Neglect
Children’s Protective Services Requirements
Child Protection Law (1975 PA 238)
Childcare providers, including all employees and volunteers of a center, are
mandated reporters:
If reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect – it MUST be
reported.
Immediate oral report by calling (855) 444-3911.
Written report within 72 hours after the oral report using the form DHS3200. Resources at: www.michigan.gov/mandatedreporter.
The licensee must have a:
Written plan to assure compliance with the mandated reporting requirement
of the Child Protection Law.
Statement signed by each staff and volunteer that she/he:
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Knows child abuse and neglect is against the law.
Has been informed of the center’s policies on child abuse and neglect.
Knows ALL staff and volunteers MUST immediately contact Children’s
Protective Services when child abuse/neglect is suspected and follow-up
in writing in 72 hours.
Signed: __________________________________________
Printed Name: _____________________________________
Parent of: ________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________
Staff Screening Statement
Please answer the following question. If you answer “yes”, please explain
below.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation,
including child abuse or neglect and/or a felony involving harm or threatened
harm?
YES___________________
If yes, explain below:
NO ____________________
______________________________
Signature
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Date
Staff Statement
I, ________________________, certify the following:
I am aware that abuse and neglect of children is against the law.
I have been informed of the center’s policies on child abuse and neglect.
I understand that, as a caregiver, I am mandated by law to immediately
report suspected abuse or neglect of children to my local Department of
Human Services.
_____________________________
Signature
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Date
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