CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL CENTRE
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The CHALLENGE –JUNIOR is committed to providing your child with quality, caring childcare in an excellent learning environment. The staff is constantly striving to make your child’s formal learning experience both fun and positive. In order to do so we need the support and cooperation of all parents. You can assist us in the following ways:
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Preschool children are received at 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday. Organized activities do not start until 8.45 AM; however, we are available at 7:45 a.m. for your convenience. All preschool students need to be escorted into the building and signed in by a parent or person having permission to pick up a child. Upon arrival please be sure that a staff member is fully aware (per verbal communication) that your child is arriving. These times can get chaotic when there are several children arriving all at once, so for the safety of all, please verbally communicate with the staff member on duty that your child is being signed in. The preschool is required to maintain daily attendance records, These “Sign-in and Sign-out Attendance Sheets” are extremely important to ensure that all children are present and safe throughout the day.
Children will only be released to people authorized on the Registration Form. There are no exceptions. You may add people to your pick up list throughout the year. If your Preschooler is leaving school at noon, you must notice the school and the teacher. Upon departure please be sure that the staff member on duty is fully aware (per verbal communication) that your child is leaving. If a preschooler has not been picked up by 1 p.m., he/she will be sent to Aftercare and charged extra. The parent will have to come into the building to get his/her child.
Many of the most important activities of the day take place during the morning hours, starting at 8 a.m. Children who skip some of these activities because of their late arrival often “miss out” on a favourite play period, circle time, story time, or art project. Morning hours usually include planned activities, which are important in helping children develop social skills and abilities involving interaction with their peers, as well as self discipline. When children arrive late, it is a disruption for the other children that are focused on a project or are in the middle of circle time.
SAYING “GOOD-BYE” (Separation)
To help achieve the goal of allowing your child to become independent, emotionally healthy, and well adjusted, the following practices may be helpful:
We believe that fresh air and outdoor exercise are refreshing and healthy. We are convinced that children are healthier and happier when they play outside. In cold weather all children should come with appropriate outdoor play clothing, such as hats, boots, mittens, coats, etc. In extremely hot or cold weather the children will play in the playrooms.
Children’s clothing should be comfortable, allowing complete freedom of movement, washable, and suitable for daily indoor and outdoor activities. Since children spend time outdoors almost every day, parents should consider weather conditions when planning daily dress. To encourage development of independent bathroom skills, children’s clothing should be easy for them to manipulate with a minimum of assistance. Children must wear shoes which are practical as well as comfortable. A complete change of clothing should be kept in the child’s locker. Everything that your child wears or brings to school should be permanently labeled.
TOYS AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Except for special items needed to smooth the transition from home, toys and personal belongings should remain at home. This will avoid lost possessions and hurt feelings. We will make reasonable efforts to safeguard children’s personal belongings and clothing, but we will not be responsible for lost or damaged items. Please do not send toys from home. “Show and Tell” days will be scheduled in order to provide children with the opportunity to share a special toy with the class.. Also, the child must understand that he/she will have to share the toy, and that it will have to be put away during class time. Candy, gum, should never be brought to school. Anything left at the school more than 30 days after termination of services will be discarded due to room space.
Birthdays and holidays are an especially exciting time for young children, and the preschool will be pleased to help your child celebrate with classmates and staff. Please discuss this with your child’s teacher prior to the date.
Preschool students MUST not bring their own food or water to school . Two breakfast, lunch and noon snack will be provided by school. Please read the list of the product that your child may be served at the breakfast, lunch and snack. Notify the Principal and the teacher of any dietary restrictions.
The CHALLENGE – JUNIOR is a “Peanut Free” facility. Because of the increasing incidents of children having violent allergic reactions to peanut butter and peanut products, we ask that you please help us by not sending any peanut products to school with your child.
No child who has a contagious or infectious disease should come to school. Please be considerate of other parents and children, and keep your child home if the child exhibits any of the symptoms listed below:
A parent will be called to come and pick up your child any time your child exhibits any of the above listed symptoms or is unable to participate in daily activities.
NOTE: We are not a sick-child facility. Please keep your child home if he/she is ill.
If your child has symptoms of a possible communicable disease, please do not bring them to the preschool. These symptoms include:
Communicable diseases include:
Please notify the school at once if your child does have a communicable disease
Head lice are not a respecter of persons and can easily spread from one child to another. For this reason, if head lice are found on your child, you will be called to come get your child. Do not return your child to school until he/she has been treated and there are no nits in the hair. Once all nits are removed, your child may return to school but you will need to bring him/her to the school office before returning to class. The school does retain the right to periodically check your child for head lice. If you have any questions about head lice, or are not sure how to properly check your child for head lice, please contact the school office, your pharmacist, or your family doctor.
Medicine is not dispensed at the school.
In case of any emergency the parent/guardian will be called. If we cannot reach either parent, then we will try to reach the individual listed as emergency contact. If a child is injured while in our care, our first step is to administer First Aid, as necessary. In the event we cannot contact the parent/guardian or doctor designated on the application, we will see that your child receives the emergency medical treatment he/she needs from a doctor or hospital. The parent/guardian will be expected to assume the responsibility for any resulting expense.
The CHALLENGE –JUNIOR school is required by law to report any apparent incident of child abuse or neglect defined as “non-accidental infliction or threat of infliction of physical, emotional, or mental harm to a child.” All such reports must contain the name and address of the child, the name and address of the person responsible for the care of the child, and any other pertinent information.
The CHALLENGE-JUNIOR School has no legal authority to refuse to release a child to either parent unless a court order has granted temporary or legal custody to one parent or a third party. In such cases it is the parent’s responsibility to provide the school with a copy of the order and with the court’s signature. Because we cannot honour verbal requests, it is imperative that we have a copy of the court order on file.
QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
Please do not hesitate to contact the Administrator or Director, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We always welcome positive input from parents. We continually strive to provide the best possible care for your child.
I HAVE READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS. IF MY CHILD IS OFFERED A PLACE, I WILL ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS SET OUT ABOVE.
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Thecla & Lissioti 9,
Ayia Zoni, 3030
Limassol, Cyprus, Europe
+357 25 250 770
+357 97 757 399
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12 Aliakmonos street,
Limassol, Cyprus, Europe
+357 25 255 373
+357 97 757 399
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