Daycare and Summer Camp Guidelines

Philosophy & Goal

In keeping with this philosophy these programs will:

General Policies

SMS Preschool Day Care, Extended Care and Summer Camp Programs:

Supervision & Safety

Communicable Disease Policy

Communication

Every attempt will be made to keep open lines of communication with parents. Every family will be given a copy of the Daycare and Summer Camp Handbook upon enrolling. Employees can be reached to answer questions or address concerns during regular business hours at 440.234.7210. We have an “open door” policy and parents are welcome at any time; however, staff must focus on the children rather than have discussions with parents. Parents may schedule meetings to discuss any issues.

Communication between the school and the Day Care is held on a daily basis. A note or schedule of the days your child will be attending Day care should be sent to your child’s teacher. This information will then be passed on to the Day Care. The Ohio Department of Education Ombudsman is at 614.466.0224, if you have any questions or concerns.

Program Description

SMS Preschool Day Care, Extended Care and Summer Camp will provide quality supervised care for students enrolled at SMS. The Day Care programs are not an extension of the school day and formal classes will not be held. However, homework help is given Monday through Thursday between 3:30 & 5:00 p.m. in the Collaboration Hall, during the school year. We will provide a caring atmosphere and activities to make your child feel safe and secure while in our care. All activities will take place at the SMS facility only. However, Summer Camp students will experience several field trips for which parents receive detailed itineraries and permission slips.

Hours of Operation - Extended Care

6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day Extended Care is in session. There will be a late charge of $1.00 per minute after 6:00 p.m.

Fees - Extended Care

A $25 per child registration fee will be charged for the Day Care /Extended Care programs. This fee covers the cost of activities, supplies, craft materials, etc. The hourly rate is $4.00. A daily log will be kept for each child’s use of the program. Parents will be billed at the end of each month. Accounts must be current to continue the use of the program.

Facility

The SMS school gym will be used for Extended Care with expansion to and use of other areas as needs arise. We also make use of specialty areas such as the Activity Rooms and playgrounds. We will not transport the Extended Care children to other facilities for activities. The Preschool Day Care will be located in the Day Care Room adjacent to the indoor playground and will also make use of the specialty areas. The Summer Camp children will experience a variety of planned field trips. We work in cooperation with other community organizations to provide fun activities for your child.


Summer Camp

SMS will provide a Summer Camp Program in conjunction with the Extended Care Program. Children must be enrolled at SMS for the fall term to attend the Summer Camp. The summer program will operate under the same philosophies and guidelines as SMS. Special activities and field trips will be planned throughout the summer for the students. Parents will receive a detailed calendar of planned activities and permission slips for field trips.

Hours of Operation - Summer Camp

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day Summer Camp is in session. There will be a late charge of $1.00 per minute after 6:00 pm. NOTE: The Summer Camp is always closed on July 4th.

Fees - Summer Camp

A $25 per child registration fee will be charged for the Summer Camp program. The hourly rate is $4.00. A daily log will be kept for each child’s use of the program. Parents will be billed at the end of each month. Accounts must be current to continue the use of the program.

Summer Camp Field Trips

Past field trips have included the following: Young Chef Academy, Chuck E. Cheese, Cleveland Zoo, movies, restaurants, Nature Trail, and art sessions, among others. We schedule two days per week for the Berea pool, leaving the school at 11:30 a.m. and walking to the outdoor Coe Lake Pavilion to have a picnic lunch and then go to the pool from 1:00 to 3:50 pm., and then return to school. Additional fees apply for field trips. NOTE: We walk to many local field trips and it is imperative that your child be able to walk along with us. If your child is too young or physically unable to walk along, your child will not be able to use the Summer Camp on that day.


State of Ohio Addendum - 01/16/11

Behavior Management / Discipline Policy

Communicable Disease Policy

The following precautions shall be taken for children suspected of having a communicable disease: