Child Pick-up Policy
Only people listed on the registration form will be permitted to pick up children. Each child must be signed in and out of each class. Parents must notify Preschool staff if alternative pick-up arrangements are made.
Preschool staff are NOT allowed to administer medicine to children with the exception of medicine for allergic reactions. This medication will be given to children as directed on the required "Permission to Administer Medications" form that must be filled out and signed.
The medication must be handed to the teacher who will place it in a secure place out of reach.
Cold medicine, antibiotics and pain relievers like Tylenol will NOT be administered at preschool. Please give these to your child before or after preschool.
Health and Wellness Policy
A Child’s Garden Preschool is a nut and peanut-free environment.
For the well being of all the children and the Preschool staff, we ask that you keep your child home if they are ill. If they display the following symptoms, they should not attend Preschool:
- persistent cough
- green nasal discharge
- any contagious infection like Pink Eye or Strep Throat
Children must be symptom free or on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
We respect each child and their level of development, individual personality and family and cultural influences. We set out clear expectations and guidelines for behaviour but remain flexible to ensure an appropriate response to the circumstances.
Physical punishment is never administered, nor will verbal degradation or emotional deprivation ever be used. We will not use physical restraint, confinement or isolation at any time.
Behaviour expectations are clearly set out. Disciplinary action is reasonable in each circumstance and will include the following stages and strategies:
- Discussion: when a child misbehaves, their behaviour is discussed and positive alternatives are pointed out.
- Redirection: if necessary, they are redirected to a new activity.
- Quiet Time: if a child continues to display inappropriate play or behaviour, they are asked to sit quietly apart and do a solitary, quiet activity like reading or building a puzzle. Time out is used as a last resort and will never exceed 3 minutes.
- Parent or Guardian Chat: sometimes children have an “off” day and continued misbehaviour will be brought to the parent or guardian’s attention. This proactive approach ensures that behaviour is addressed at home and school. This typically results in a very positive outcome.
Our goal is to encourage children to develop respect, self-control, self-confidence and sensitivity in their social interactions during their time at preschool.