Guidelines & Policies
When is tuition due?
What if I need to leave the center?
What is your termination policy?
How does Precious Memories discipline the children?
What do I need to bring for clothing?
What happens in an emergency?
What if my child has a peanut allergy?
What if my child is sick or becomes sick at school?
What if my child needs to take a prescription or non-prescription during school?
Precious Memories Pre-School does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, religion, cultural heritage, political belief, marital status or disabilities.
* Tuition is due and payable on the 1st day of each week the child attends school.
* Any tuition payment received after 6:00pm on the last day of the week will result in a $10.00 late fee. After four (4) weeks of non-payment, a conference will be requested and your child's secured slot will be at risk.
* A child may be suspended or terminated due to lack of tuition payment.
* No reduction in tuition is made for illness, vacations, holidays, center closings or other withdrawals.
* You are responsible for the days you have registered for.
* Due to staffing and the number of children allowed per day, we cannot allow for make-up days or switching of scheduled days.
*** These guidelines will be strictly enforced!
It is the parent's responsibility to submit a written notice two (2) weeks prior to their child's withdrawal from the Center. If no advance written notification is received, parents are held responsible for their child's contracted tuition fee for the two weeks.
Precious Memories Pre-School has the right to terminate a child from the Center if necessary. The Center leaves the discretion up to the directors for termination. The following reasons for termination include, but are not limited to:
* Lack of tuition payment.
* Lack of updated physical examination form in child's folder.
* Lack of following through on Center Policies.
* Precious Memories Preschool operates with a healthy family trust and relationships. Lack of maintaining this professionalism can result in family termination.
At the center, discipline is administered through positive reinforcement, redirection and setting clear limits. Should a child exhibit improper behavior, he/she is approached by a teacher to discuss the child’s behavior. If necessary, the child is then escorted to a designated “time-out” area in the classroom. This allows the child to reflect on his/her actions before returning to the group. There is continuous supervision by staff during disciplinary action.
There is :
• NO Corporal Punishment, including spanking
• NO Cruel or severe punishment, humiliation, verbal abuse, or frightening punishment
• NO denial of food as punishment
• NO punishment for soiling, wetting or not using the toilet.
• NO physical restraints, unless such restraints is necessary to protect the health & safety of the child or other people.
It is advised that children wear play clothes to school due to the variety of activities they are involved in, both inside and outside daily. The center recommends clothing that can be easily handled by the children to foster personal independence in the bathroom.
All parents are required to bring a change of clothes, including underwear and socks. All before and after kindergartener children and before and after school children, please bring a back pack daily for all personal supplies. Please label all children’s clothing with their complete name.
Parents of infants and toddlers are to supply their child’s diapers, and any other necessary items. Sanitary wipes are provided by the center. Each child has a cubby supplied by the center for all personal supplies.
Medical Emergency Policy
In the event of a personal emergency, accident or illness the following procedure is followed:
1. Parents or emergency contact is called
2. Situation is to be discussed in a calm, controlled manner.
3. In the event medical attention is needed: 911 is called then parents are instructed to meet us at the hospital. Teacher accompanies child in ambulance. Child is brought to closest local hospital and the complete medical folder is brought for medical authorization.
We would like to inform parents that due to severe peanut allergies we are requesting that families not bring any foods that contain peanuts, peanut butter or tree nuts of any kind. We are also asking that you and your child refrain from foods containing peanuts or peanut butter on the days your child/children attend the center. Thank you for your cooperation!
Mildly ill children- child will be kept in a quiet, supervised area. Food, drink and rest will be available upon request (liquids given more often). Play material will be made available to the child and indoor activity will be minimal (close monitoring will take place).
Sick Plan: Staff members shall be knowledgeable about signs and symptoms of childhood illness and be responsible for observing the children for such signs.
Any child with symptoms of short term contagious illness shall be placed in a designated area away from the rest of the children with continued visual & hearing supervision by staff. The parent/guardian will be notified immediately to remove the child from the center. Children sent home with a fever 101 or higher may not return to the center until they have been fever free for 24 hours.
The B*R*A*T diet is available, upon request, for children recovering at school from an illness. The diet consists of bananas, rice, apple sauce/ juice and toast and is easily digested.
Any additional administration of medications will need training by a physician or registered nurse in methods of administration of medications. All training should be documented and should include, but not limited to: administration, safe handling and proper storage, documentation and recording.
No medication, prescription or non-prescription, shall be administered to a child without written order of the physician licensed in this or another state, indicating that the medication is for a specific child and the written permission of the parents on a form approved by the department.
The following topical medications are exempt from daily documentation but do require yearly parent-signed documentation: Diaper Changing ointments, medicated powders, insect repellents, teething medications.
School Snow Policy
Precious Memories Preschool makes every effort to maintain operation during most weather conditions. In the event conditions have been labeled a state of emergency, the center will close for the safety of our children, their families, and our staff. In keeping with this policy, Precious Memories may opt to delay the opening of the center or close earlier in the afternoon, if we feel that conditions are not safe. Any delayed opening will remain in effect unless we have no electricity. All school closings , delays and updates, due to extreme weather, conditions will be announced on WBMW 106.5 radio station, on television stations 30 (WVIT) and 4 (NBC), and on our website: preciousmemoriespreschool.com. Always feel free to call the center whereas; we will update the answering machines, at both buildings, with instructions. **Note: please disregard Channel 10 NBC because they will refer to Precious Memories Preschool of Massachusetts. Emergency only cell phone #’s: Main building 860-912-9252 Infant Building 860-912-3848.