Fall Parent Meeting

Did you miss the parent meeting tonight?  Here are the main points we discussed.  

1. Please take a moment to sign up for our Remind 101 text alerts.  You just need to text @llccalerts to 81010.  

2. LLCC 4 core values are: Partnering with families, Loving children, Providing a Christ-centered learning environment and having a Godly Staff. 

3. Arrival and Departure: Please have your child to us by the start of their class period.  Most classes begin at 8:30, with the exception of Mrs. Rice's Prekindergarten class that begins at 8am.  Please know that we will only release your child to the designated people listed on the pick up list.  And they must show a picture ID to office personnel before being allowed to take the child. Please keep your child with you at all times.  DO NOT allow  your child to run ahead of you in the hallways.  Late fees will be applied to anyone picking up after their scheduled time.  12pm or 6pm.

4. In the event of a Custody Agreement.  We must have all documentation in order to follow court appointed scheduled.  It is the parents responsibility to communication with the LLCC office staff regarding any custody related issues. 

5. Emergency School Closings due to weather will be broadcasted on major television channels.  We will also notify through email and text alerts.  This year we will institute a 2 hour delay.  If Shepherd Christian School Closes due to winter weather, we will be on a two hour delay.  We will open at 8:30am rather than 6:30am.  On these days, there will be NO morning snack.  Students will arrive and go immediately to their classrooms. 

6. Lunches & Snacks:   We provide an AM & PM snack and a full hot lunch.  If you child had special dietary needs or allergies we may ask you to provide their lunch and snack.  This may also require notification from your pediatrician.  

7. Sickness Policy:    

 

The communicable disease chart is posted in the Preschool Office.  The center will follow this chart for appropriate management of illnesses.

Our policy is not to admit a child who displays any of the following signs of illness within the previous 24 hours:

Temperature of 100 F. (taken by axillary method) when combined with any other symptom;

·Diarrhea (3 or more loose stools within 24 hours);

·Severe coughing (child becomes red or blue in the face or makes a whooping sound);

·Difficult or rapid breathing;

·Yellowish skin or eyes;

·Redness of the eye, or eyelid, thick and purulent (pus) discharge, matted eyelashes, burning, itching or eye pain

·Untreated infected skin patches, unusual spots or rashes;

·Unusually dark urine and/or gray or white stool;

·Stiff neck with an elevated temperature;

·Evidence of untreated lice, scabies, or other parasitic infestations;

·Sore throat or difficulty swallowing;

·Vomiting.

 

If a child displays any of these symptoms while at the center, the following action will be taken:

·Child will be isolated where he/she can lie down on a cot and be provided with a blanket;

·No child will be left unsupervised; an adult will be within sight and hearing of child and will observe the child’s condition closely.

·Parent will be notified by phone and will be asked to pick-up the child as soon as possible;

Child will be discharged to the parent, guardian, or person designated by the parent

If your child is sent home from the center due to illness, the child may not return to school the following day.  The child must be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.

Parents are asked to notify the center if their child develops a communicable illness so that other parents may then be notified of exposure if necessary.  Upon notification of a communicable disease, signs will be posted to alert other parents, and a notice will be sent home to others in the child’s classroom.

Children having infectious diseases such as scarlet fever, whooping cough, pinkeye, pinworms, ringworms, impetigo, croup, mumps, measles may not return to school without a doctor’s written permission.

   8.  Medication Dispensation

The general guideline of Little Lambs Children’s Center is that no medication, vitamin, or special diet will be administered unless it is for a vegetarian diet or severe allergy, directed from a physician.  This guideline was established because we consider dispensing medicine to be very serious business.  It is very difficult for us, given our schedule, to guarantee safe and timely administration.  Please advise your doctor of our recommendations and discuss medications that you can give before and after preschool.

A child with a continuing health condition which may require daily or weekly medical procedures (i.e.:  asthma, diabetes) must complete and have on file a Medical/Physical Care Plan.  These forms are available in the pre-school office or from the director.

If medication must be given at the Center:

1.  NO medication will be given without the required form (available in the preschool office).  2.  Prescription medication in the original container with pharmacy label requires a parent's signature. 3.  “Over-the-counter” medication will require specific instructions and a signature from the parent. 4.  Medication can be administered only in accordance with a completed Medical/Physical Care Plan form. 5.  Medication and form must be given by the parent/guardian to the school office. DO NOT send medication with the child.

9. Preschool & Prekindergarten Field Trips.  Parents will receive a permission slip that provides all the information regarding the trip.  Each Student must have an adult with them in order to attend.  This can be a grandparent, or family member or family friend 18 or older. Parents who are unable to attend may work it out with another parent for that parent to take their child on the field trip.  IF a child does not have a designated adult they will be unable to attend. 

10. Bookbags

Your child will need a book bag with his/her name printed clearly on the front.

Your child should bring the book bag to school EVERY DAY to organize and carry papers and notes home.

An extra change of clothes should be kept in your child’s book bag. Please remember to change the clothes for the weather.

No toys or other items should be brought from home to school unless specifically requested by your child’s teacher.

Parents are asked to check book bags for such items. Gum, candy, and cough drops should not be brought to school.

11. Outdoor Playtime

All children will go outside twice a day as weather permits. 

We will not go outside if the temp. is below 35 degrees.  Or if the temp is above 95 degrees. 

We also take all Heat Advisories into consideration when planning our outdoor play times.

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  We prefer that each child wear socks and tennis shoes each day. 

Please dress your child for play, we do get messy. 

When the weather is colder, we ask that you send hats, mittens and coats for your children.

12. Nap and/or Rest Group

Nap Group: Children are on cots and expected to sleep from 12:30-2:15pm

Rest Group: Children are resting on their cots for 30 minutes while watching an episode of a cartoon.  After that first 30 minutes they get up and engage in quiet play activities.

13. Staff Listing

Infants:             Shanell Smith, Patty Robinson, Samantha Sutton

Infant 2:          Brittany Kritz, Kortney Summers, Sindhu Choppara

Toddler 1:      Renee Lawshea, Latasha Woody (Cindy Taylor)

Toddler 2:      Courtney Messmer, Megan Tucker

Toddler 3:      Whitney Gilmour

Preschool:     Sharon LeMay, Erin Taylor & Jessi Wycuff

Pre-K:             Laura Rice, Linda Cline, Arica Durham & Sha-Zar Knight

Support Staff:                Nancy Smith, Fanny Guzman, Sheri Bedford,                                                                       Tammy Passavant & Bryana Black

 

14.  In the event that you have questions, please contact the LLCC office @ 614-471-9269