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Trained,Credintial Teachers,bizonthe.net,biz,usrc,BOTN,usrepublic,bizonthe"> <title>Martinson Child Development Center, Santa Clara, CA</title> <style type="text/css"> BODY { font-family: AvantGarde-Book; } .heading { font-weight: normal; font-size: 22px; } .question { font-weight: bold; } .questionit { font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; } </style> </head> <body> <center> <table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width=754> <tr><td> <table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width="100%"> <tr><td width=1><img src="i/balloons.jpg"></td> <td> <span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-weight: bold; font-size: 35px;">M a r t i n s o n</span><br> <span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-weight: bold; font-size: 35px;">Child Development Center</span> </td> </tr> </table> <center><span class="heading">Parent Handbook</span></center><br> <img src="i/frontsignsmall.jpg" align=right> <!-- header ends here --> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>I.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Welcome</span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'>The Martinson Child Development Center, Inc. (MCDC) is a private, non-profit organization. We are not under the supervision of any public school district. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'>We are licensed by the State Department of Social Services. Our Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'>We accept children from age 2 to 11 years old. If your child is enrolled in our Center, you may visit his or her classroom <u>by permission of the Director or Assistant Director</u>. When parents visit the school with or without their child to discuss enrollment, the Director will be their hostess and guide. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'>Our classrooms are co-mingled. We enroll both Subsidized and Non-Subsidized (Full Cost) children. We provide activities for the development of their self, social-emotional, cognitive, motor and perceptual skills. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'>Thank you for allowing us to join with you in providing a caring, loving, and nurturing environment for your developing child. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>II.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>How to Enroll Your Child </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>A.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>At the time your child enters our Center, he/she must have a completed package for enrollment which includes two emergency cards, a parent emergency form, a parent's physical evaluation form, and a physical examination form filled in by your Doctor. In addition: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b><u>Subsidized families</u> must certify within 60 days according to State Regulation. Specific certified to seek employment, to have respite care ordered by a physician, in a training program or referred by  protective service by the Department of Social Services, will certify accordingly to the guidelines of the State of California. As you certify, check stubs and Social Security Cards of each parent are needed. After certifying, you will receive a contract stating your gross monthly income, number of persons in the family, hours your child will attend the Center, weekly service fee, and the date the contract expires. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b><u>Non-subsidized families</u> [Full Cost] certify only as the child is enrolled. Parents must complete the packet for enrollment and pay the registration fee. New enrollees are required to pay a refundable half month deposit fee to be collected on the first day of enrollment. See Full Cost tuition fee rates. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>B.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Confidentiality of family information: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt;text-indent:27.0pt'>The State Department of Education/Office of Child Development Division states: </p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-left:45.0pt;text-align:center'>506 Confidentiality of Information </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:.5in;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:45.35pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><i><span style='font-size:11.5pt'>The use of disclosure of financial or other information maintained in the basic data file concerning enrollees and their families will be limited to purposes directly connected with the administration of the child development program. No other use of this information shall be made without the parents' prior written consent. Parents shall have full access to all information contained in their children's individual basic data files. </span></i></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:.5in;margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:45.35pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><i><span style='font-size:11.5pt'>&nbsp;</span></i></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>III.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Policy on Attendance & Absences </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>A.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Parents are encouraged to bring their children regularly and promptly to school in order to receive the maximum benefit from the program. You are welcome to visit the center at any time during operational hours. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>B.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Parents are required to notify the Center promptly when their child is absent or late. The following are considered excused absences. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Parent or Child is ill (state nature of illness) </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in'>A doctor's note or a note written by the parent is required before returning to class if a child is absent due to illness for more than 3 consecutive days. Parents must notify the Center immediately if their child has contracted a communicable disease. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Child's medical & dental appointments, physical therapy </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Family emergency: death in family, family illness, court appearance & others at the discretion of the program. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>4.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Absence found to be in the  best interest of the child, such as time spent with a parent or relative as required by a court of law, are limited to ten (10) days per year. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>C.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>MCDC permits a maximum of three unexcused absences per six (6) months. Child development services may be jeopardized if a child accumulates excessive unexcused absences. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>D.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Children are allowed ten (10) days family vacation per year. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>E.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Children who are dropped from enrollment will automatically go to the waiting list once parents decide to enroll them back. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>IV.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>How to Sign In and Out Daily </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>A.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>At the time your child arrives each day the person bringing him/her should find the proper page in the Sign-In Book: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Enter exact time on the space provided. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Enter full name of person bringing child under Sign-In. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Take the child to the teacher in charge of your child for a health check. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>B.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>As the child is picked up, find the page where the child's record is and: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Enter exact time on the space provided. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Enter full name of person bringing child under Sign-In. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in'><b>C.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Parents are responsible for indicating the reason for each day the child is absent from the Center. Write the reason and sign your full name on the space and date of absence. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>V.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Center Policies </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>A.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Change of Information Policy </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'><u>If there is any change in who picks up your child, your emergency people to be called, your home or work phone numbers, your employer, or any change in your family, please change this information in writing with the Center Director. </u></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>B.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Late Policy </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>For Subsidized children: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>The first time a child is picked up at 6:01 or after, a verbal notice shall be given that the child has been picked up in violation of the Center's stated policy on lateness. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>The second time a child is picked up at 6:01 or after, a written notice shall be given. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>The third time a child is picked up at 6:01 or after, the child shall be terminated immediately from Martinson Child Development Center. A written letter of not following Martinson's Late Policy will be given. If the parent so desires, the child will be placed on the waiting list for future enrollment. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>For Full Cost Children: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Late fee is $1.00 per minute. If a parent picks up a child at 6:01 or after, a late charge of $1.00 per minute will be charged to their account. Late charges will be included in the monthly tuition bill. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>C.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Medication Policy: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>We do not give any medication internally or externally for prescription or non-prescription drugs at any time or for any reason. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>D.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Daily Screening: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>In order to maintain a healthy condition at the Center, we ask you to please observe your children carefully each day before sending them to school. If your child is ill and unable to attend school, a phone call to the Director or Head Teacher would be appreciated. Children showing any of the following conditions will not be accepted at the Center: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:0in'> <table><tr><td> <b>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>A child with an elevated fever <br> <b>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>A cold that is less than two (2) days old <br> <b>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Any child that was sent home the previous day with an elevated fever <br> <b>4.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Discharge in eyes or ears, pink eye <br> <b>5.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Symptoms of scabies, impetigo, or ringworm <br> <b>6.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Lice <br> <b>7.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Children showing signs of chicken pox, mumps, or measles <br> <b>8.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea <br> <b>9.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Excessive coughing, asthma <br> <b>10.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Ear ache with fever <br> </td></tr></table> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>In case of accidental injury we will make an immediate attempt to contact a parent. If we can't reach you, we will call the child's physician. If necessary, we will also call an ambulance or the paramedics, the Director or Head Teacher, will be in charge and make all decisions about the care of the child. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>Your child may be sent home if he has a temperature of 99<span style='font-family:Symbol'></span> or if he/she appears to have symptoms of illness. In such cases, he/she is immediately isolated from the other children and a parent is contacted. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>Children who become ill at Martinson Center will not be allowed to return for 24 hours or until illness has ended. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'><u>Parents must come themselves or send an authorized person to take your ill child from the Center. </u></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>E.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Payment of Parent Fees: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>All childcare fees are due one month in advance. Fees are paid by the 1<sup>st</sup> of the month. A fee not paid by the 5<sup>th</sup> of the month is considered delinquent and will result in your child's enrollment termination. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>There will be <b><u>no</u></b> exceptions</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><b>F.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b>Authorization to Pick Up Child: </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt'>Children will be released only to the parent who enrolled the child, or a person authorized by that parent. Written revisions will be made <u>once</u> and <u>only</u> with the Directors' approval. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>VI.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Parent Information </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Please read all supplemental notes and newsletters that we may send from time to time. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Please feel free to be part of the school, as a supportive member of the parent advisory group and in Board approved fundraisers. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><u>Think of your child's comfort</u>. Please provide simple clothing that is free of complicated fastenings and with clothing that is washable. Please provide sweaters and jackets during winter months; it is easier to remove an unneeded item than to put on something you don't have. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Label all clothing to AVOID mix-ups or lost clothes. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Please send extra clothes for your child. Children will occasionally have toilet accidents or accidentally spill food on their clothing. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>If parents wish to contribute food to the Center, we suggest fresh or canned fruit. DO NOT SEND SUGARY FOODS. Please speak with your child's teacher or the Director for more information. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Formal Parent Conferences are scheduled twice a year. Please speak directly with your child's teacher if you wish to have a conference at any other time. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>DO NOT SEND TOYS, GUM, OR BALLOONS. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN, LOST, OR STOLEN PROPERTY. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>If any major disaster, such as fire or earthquake should occur, please come for your child as soon as possible. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Visiting with teachers is nice, but don't ask a teacher to solve problems while she cares for other children. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Corporal punishment and other humiliating or frightening techniques are prohibited. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>Punishment must not be associated with food, rest, isolation for illness or toilet training. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:27.0pt;text-indent:-.25in'><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span>It is our policy to have children sit on a chair for a short time to think, and older children are given written assignments to complete. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>VII.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Your Child's Development </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>We strive for a happy school with appropriate experiences that contribute to the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of the child. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>In the toddler group, they learn social and language skills, self-help skills, develop listening and learning skills, and experience art, music, and movement activities. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>In the three-year old group, they have been introduced to numbers, letters, shapes, names, time, and dates of the year. They have developed listening skills and are learning to follow instructions. They participate in group activities and movement activities. They have had experiences with music and art. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>In the four-year old group, they have had kindergarten preparation. This has been individualized learning. They can count, know number value, write numbers and letters, write their names, and identify their shapes and dates of the year. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>They have science, music, movement, and unit activities - including multi-cultural units. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>Our extended day class strives to reinforce public school skills and to strengthen any weak area of elementary age children. During summer months, the Center provides a camp-like program with arts and crafts. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>VIII.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Staff List</span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'><table width=400> <tr><td>Rosie Limos</td><td>Executive Director</td></tr> <tr><td>Concordia Mapanao</td><td>Assistant Director</td></tr> <tr><td>Elena L. Jimenez</td><td>3's Teacher</td></tr> <tr><td>Fely Miao</td><td>Teacher Aide</td></tr> <tr><td>Margarita M. Casica</td><td>Teacher Aide</td></tr> <tr><td>Alma Khap</td><td>4's Teacher</td></tr> <tr><td>Nieves Tenorio</td><td>Teacher Aide</td></tr> <tr><td>Pamela Sauer</td><td>Teacher Aide</td></tr> <tr><td>Shirley Sumera</td><td>Toddler Teacher</td></tr> <tr><td>Stella Rabino</td><td>Teacher Aide</td></tr> <tr><td>Rosie Allen</td><td>Secretary/Bookkeeper</td></tr> <tr><td>Willie Mapanao</td><td>Custodian</td></tr> </table> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>All staff members are experienced in child growth and development and remain alert to the ever-changing needs of today's families. Many staff members attend local meetings and workshops to acquire skills that will enrich our program. Most staff are members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Director is a member of, and active in, Associated Child Care Agencies of Santa Clara County, California Child Development Administrators Association, and the Association of United Way Agencies. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>All teachers are credentialed by the State of California. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>IX.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Daily Schedules: </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'> <table border=1 width="600"> <tr align=center><td>&nbsp;</td><td width="40%"><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>Toddler's and 3's </span></td><td width="40%"><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>4's </span></td></tr> <tr><td>7:30 - 8:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Indoor Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>8:00 - 8:30 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Breakfast Time </td></tr> <tr><td>8:30 - 9:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Indoor Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>9:00 - 9:20 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Circle Time<br>(Greeting Song, Attendance and Health Check,<br>Calendar and Weather Review, Action Songs) </td></tr> <tr><td>9:20 - 10:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Art/Table Time </td></tr> <tr><td>10:00 - 10:40 </td><td align=center>Playground Activities </td><td align=center>Indoor Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>10:40 - 11:20 </td><td align=center>Indoor Activities </td><td align=center>Playground Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>11:20 - 11:30 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Hand Washing and Getting Ready for Lunch </td></tr> <tr><td>11:30 - 12:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Lunch Time </td></tr> <tr><td>12:00 - 12:20 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Clean Up, Brush Teeth/Bathroom Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>12:20 - 12:40 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Indoor Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>12:40 - 1:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Story Time </td></tr> <tr><td>1:00 - 2:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Nap Time </td></tr> <tr><td>2:00 - 2:30 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Snack Time </td></tr> <tr><td>2:30 - 3:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Afternoon Circle (Rhyme and Music Time) </td></tr> <tr><td>3:00 - 3:30 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Table Work </td></tr> <tr><td>3:30 - 3:45 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Indoor Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>3:45 - 4:30 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Playground Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>4:30 - 5:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Final Circle Time </td></tr> <tr><td>5:00  5:30 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Indoor Activities </td></tr> <tr><td>5:30  6:00 </td><td align=center colspan=2>Free Play/Bye bye!!! </td></tr> </table> </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>X.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Nondiscrimination </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>The program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, color, or mental or physical disability, in determining which children are served. The program welcomes the enrollment of children with disabilities. It understands the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) to make reasonable accommodations for such children and implements these accommodations. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XI.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Practices </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>The Center refrains from practicing religion or religious instructions. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XII.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Photo Release </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>Parents that give us permission to use their child's picture for legislative, fund-raising and any other activity we wish. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XIII.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Change of Information </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>If there is any change in who picks up your child, your emergency people to be called, your home or work phone numbers, your employer, or any change in your family, please notify the Center at (408) 988-8296 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday or see the director. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XIV.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Lost Clothes </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>The Center shall not be responsible for lost, stolen, or broken property, clothes or toys. Please label your child's clothes before entering the Center. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XV.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Willful Interference </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>Parents or their designees shall conduct themselves in a responsible manner during their child's enrollment at this Center. Any act of violence, use of abusive language, or irresponsible behavior towards another parent, child or staff member by a parent or designees, shall result in immediate enrollment termination. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XVI.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Martinson's Child Care Definition of a Potty Trained Child </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'>(For the 3's and 4 s class) </p> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Child can identify feelings of having the need to use the bathroom. <br> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Child can communicate, to any teacher near him/her, that they need to use the bathroom. <br> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Child should be able to pull his/her clothing up and down to use the bathroom. They may need help with snaps or buttons. <br> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>4.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>They should be able to wipe themselves. <br> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>5.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>No excessive accidents after the first day. (Center discretion) <br> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>6.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Does not need to be reminded consistently. <br> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>7.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Child does not wear diapers at home or sleeping. <br> <span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>8.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Child does not need to sit on toilet for a while before they are ready to have a bowel movement. (Center discretion) <br> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XVII.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Adjustment Period </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>Accordance with California Administrative Code [Title 22, Division 2 (Page 600, Article 3, 31221 #B3 A &amp; B)] </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>Your child will have thirty (30) calendar day adjustment period. He/she must be able to respond to the classroom environment without extra time or training from the teachers. If your child cannot adjust during this 30 day period or at anytime thereafter, you will be given ten (10) days to seek other child care. The 30 Day calendar period will start from the first day of attendance. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>Your child will be immediately terminated if his/her behavior deems it necessary. Immediate termination will be at the discretion of the Centers Director. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in;text-indent:-.25in'><b><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>XVIII.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><u><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Authorizations </span></u></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:9.0pt'>The Center will not accept oral revisions concerning parent authorizations. The Center will accept <u>written</u> revisions <u>only</u>, and to be made directly to the Director. Revisions will be allowed only once during a child's enrollment. Abuse of this policy will result in immediate enrollment termination by the Director. </p> <!-- footer begins here --> <br><br></span> Martinson Child Development Center<br> <table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0> <tr><td>Mailing Address:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td>P.O. Box 1030, Alviso, California 95002</td></tr> <tr><td>Street Address:</td><td>1350 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054</td></tr> <tr><td>Phone:</td><td>408.988.8296</td></tr> <tr><td>Email:</td><td><a href="mailto:director@martinsoncdc.org">director@martinsoncdc.org</a></td></tr> <tr><td>Web:</td><td><a href="http://www.martinsoncdc.org">http://www.martinsoncdc.org</a></td></tr> </table> </td></tr> </table> <br><br><br> </body> </html>