Enrollment and Payment Plan
To enroll, you will need to fill out the registration form and submit a non-refundable $30.00 registration fee.
Parents are to give a 30 day (months) written notice for withdrawal of their child. Parents will pay for the month if a written notice is not given.
Release of a Child
Little Mountain Preschool will only release a child to those parents/guardians whose names are listed on the enrollment form.
Parents are to advise the manager in writing in advanced if a person not listed on the enrollment form is to pick up the child. Identification will then be required of persons picking up the child.
Each child must be brought into the center at the start of the day. Each child must be signed in at he beginning of each day, as well as signed out at the end of the day.
A "sign-in" "sign-out" book will be provided. This book will be located at the front door.
A child will not be released from the preschool if:
persons picking up a child appears incapable of providing safe care,
An unauthorized person attempts to pick up a child and or,
A person arrives to pick up a child and a custody or court order is on file that restricts that person access to that child.
The preschool will then use the child's contact numbers to call other parent/guardian and/or emergency numbers.
If contacts cannot be reached the child will still not be released and further procedures will be taken. Example: calling a health officer.
Late Pick-Up Fee's
Parents please keep in mind that there is either a class starting shortly after your class or at the end of the day teachers have meeting or other arranged priorities. With this said, we request that children are picked up right on time. A late fee will apply for children picked up late. Late fee's need to be paid either the day of or within the end of that week. Please note that id late fee isn't paid it will be added to the next month's preschool fee's.
Fee will be $1.00 for each minute that you are late.
Health and Illness
If a child becomes ill or inured while at preschool parents will be called to make arrangements to pick up their child as soon as possible. If parents are not reachable, the emergency contact list will be used.
Parents are advised to leave their child home for the following conditions"
* Pain-any complaints of unexplained or undiagnosed pain.
*Acute cold with fever, running nose and eyes, coughing and soar throat.
*Difficulties in breathing-wheezing or a persistent cough.
*Fever (1--f/38.3c or more) accompanied by general symptoms such as listlessness may be a early sign of illness that requires a physician's attention.
*Soar throat or trouble swallowing.
*Infected skin or eyes or undiagnosed rash.
*Headache or stiff neck-should see a physician.
*Unexplained diarrhea, loose stool combined with nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain. These symptoms may indicate a viral or bacterial infection that is easily passed from one child to the next. The child should be kept home until all symptoms have stopped.
*Nausea and vomiting may be early signs of illness that require a physician's attention.
*Severe itching of the body and or scalp.
*Children with known or suspected communicable diseases.
Parents are to inform the preschool within 24 hours of a diagnosed of a serious illness or contagious disease your child or any family member may have. In the event of a contagious disease, we will warn other families of a potential outbreak. (Ie. Chickenpox)
A quiet place forrest will be provided for ill or inured children while waiting to be picked up.
Parents may be asked to confirm their child is free from symptoms by having a doctor's or a medical health officer's approval before returning to the facility. This will ensure the control of contagious diseases.
Preschool children will not be admitted into the program without an up-to-date record if immunizations. All children must be immunized.
No medications will be administered at the preschool.
All children must be able to use the bathroom unassisted. This means all children must be toilet trained. Pull-ups and diapers are not permitted.
Children are required to bring a light snack to preschool everyday. As we do have a time set aside where we will all have snack together.
The preschool will allow children to eat when they are hungry and offer snack when necessary.
We recommend eliminating foods that are high-sugared, high-fat or processed snacks and beverages. Instead, recommend focusing on wholesome, healthy, and tasty snacks.
Some great choices: fruits, vegetables, cheese, yogurts, and 100% juice.
Children's medical and personal dietary requirements are respected. Any allergies are to be noted when filling out the child's enrollment forms. If new allergies arise please notify the preschool as soon as possible, so files can be updated and special precautions can be made accordingly.
Children should wear clothing that can be worn for messy projects, floor activities, water and sand play and outdoor play.
Clothing should be appropriate for all weather conditions. We will go outside daily except during extreme cold or rainy weather.
Parents are advised to leave extra clothing in their cubbies..in case of an accident.
Toys/Articles from Home
We know that children tend to get excited when they get a new toy or may have something they are attached to. We recommend that these toys/articles stay at home. If a child does bring in a toy/article from home it will remain in his/her cubby for the class. We are not responsible for broken or lost toys/articles.
There may be days when we are required to cancel classes due to extenuating circumstances. Some examples are:
Snow Storm Power Outage
Icy Roads Flood
In this case, we will contact you of these conditions. If we haven't contacted you (as there is a list and it takes some time to call all numbers) and you are not sure whether you should travel based on icy road or snow conditions, please phone the preschool ahead of time before leaving.
Little Mountain Preschool will not be offering transportation to and from preschool. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation for their child.
Guidance and Discipline
Children are encouraged to use their problem solving methods for disputes and differences. Program curriculum enhances the development of empathy. We promote the importance of respecting one another, embracing our differences as a learning opportunity, and at all times, preserving the dignity of every child and adult.
The preschool ensures that no child enrolled in the program is, while under the care of supervision of the staff;
1)Subjected to shoving, hitting, shaking, spanking or any form if corporal punishment.
2)Subjected to harsh, belittling or degrading treatment, whether verbal, emotional or physical, that would humiliate the child or undermine the child's self respect.
3)As a form of punishment, confined, physically restrained or kept, without adult supervision, apart from the other children and
4)As a form of punishment, deprived of meals, snacks, rest or necessary use of the toilet.
The preschool will use positive methods of guidance and discipline with encourages:
Self Control Self Direction Self Esteem Cooperation
All teachers will ensure that the rules are applies consistency, so that children have the security of knowing what to expect and can build up useful habits of behaviors.
Teachers will also provide positive modeling for all children including: friendliness, care and courtesy.
When children behave in unacceptable or negative ways:
Physical or emotional punishment will never be used or threatened.
Children will never be sent out of the room by themselves.
Techniques intended to single out and or humiliate and individual child such as a "time-outs" "naughty chair" will not be used.
Instead, adults will remind children and offer help in the problem solving process.
If behaviors persist holding a meeting with the parents, to see if we can work out the problem will be held.
All guidance and intervention incidences are documented.
Children will be supervise at all times.
Staff will communicate verbally with each other when leaving the room to use the washroom or to the office.
Should a child become lost the following actions will be made:
Alerting the other staff; discuss as to when the child was last seen and where.
Remember the safety of the other children regarding supervision and security.
Once the remaining children are secured, one staff member will search the whole building, backyard and the front yard.
If the child can not be found within 15 minutes then the police, and parents will be informed.
A staff member will continue to search all surrounding areas. Keeping in touch with mobile phones if available.
When the situation is resolved staff will review the reasons for it happening and ensure measurements are taken to ensure it does not happen again.
It is required by law to report any known or suspected causes of abuse.
You are required to report an incident as soon as possible or within the first 24 hours.
Contact a licensing officer; Chilliwack at (604) 702-4950 or cal abuse hotline 310-1234.
No area code needed.
Emergency / Disaster Planning
Fire drills and earthquake drills will be done once a month. These drills will be held at unannounced times. Yet, teachers will discuss to the children the day of about fires/earthquakes to help the children feel more secure later on during the day when these drills are held.
All drills will be documented and filed in the 'Drill Log' binder.
An adult will blow the whistle used specifically for drills and emergencies. The whistle is hanging in the wall above the fire extinguisher located by the back door of the preschool.
The adults will collect and escort the children from the preschool building. We will exit out the front door, while remaining clam and moving quickly.
One adult will check the washroom and the office before leaving. The last person will close the door.
The supervisor will, or insist another adult to collect the attendance record book, the first aid, and the phone or available cell phone to call 911.
Attendance will be taken immediately upon arrival at the meeting place. Names will be called out and visually identifying the children and adults.
The park located beside the "First Christian Reformed Church" will be used in the event the preschool children and adults cannot return. Parents and guardians will be called.
The church's address is: 9800 McNaught Rd. Chilliwack. The church is located at the end of McNaught rd, the same road the preschool is on. Head towards Yale Rd. Church is on the right hand side. If severe weather occurs we may enter the church. Check inside.