A Child's Place maintains written policies that guide our approach to major issues and provide a common understanding of many practical and safety related issues. Our policies reflect current state and federal regulations as well as best practices in early childhood educaiton. We suggest that all parents become familiar with our policies and we encourage you to contact your child's head teacher or the Executive Director if you have any questions. Our programs and policies reflect the contributions of all involved and are updated regularly to reflect parent feedback as well as changes in state and federal regulations and best professional practices.
RELEASE OF CHILDREN
- It is the long-standing policy at A Child’s Place that children may only be released to parents/guardians or to persons authorized on the child’s emergency form. (This form is included in your parent enrollment packet and can be updated throughout the school year, as needed). Each classroom, as well as the office, has a copy of your child’s emergency form. When a child is picked up by an emergency contact, this person will be asked by the classroom teacher to present a picture identification.
- Staff will only release a child to an unauthorized person, (someone not on the emergency list) if we have advanced written permission from the parent/guardian. A fax will be permitted; phone calls will not! A picture identification must be presented at time of pick-up.
- All persons other than a parent/guardian/nanny who is picking up a child must report to the main office. (See notes below.) The Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, or Executive Director will contact the class by telephone to announce the arrival of the child’s alternate pick-up person. No staff will be permitted to release a child without this clearance/phone call from the office.
- Parents in our program picking up children other than their own, do not need to check in at the office, but must meet the criteria for pick-up stated in #1 or #2 above.
- A nanny does not need to report to the office if she/he has already been established by the parents as a consistent alternate/permanent pick-up person.
- Please be advised that any pick-up person suspected of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol will be asked to call an alternate pick-up person. If he/she chooses not to comply with our request, we will have no recourse but to contact the police and the Department of Children and