Enrollment Procedures


ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

Parents will meet with the director prior to enrollment at which time school policies and procedures can be clarified.  More importantly, the director will emphasize the goals and philosophy of our Christian environment.  Each parent will receive a tour of the grounds and then meet with the prospective student’s primary care giver.  Parents will also be shown where to sign their child(ren) in and out daily.

There are several items which need to be completed prior to the child(ren) entering our licensed facility.  Enrollment is not considered completed without receipt of the registration fees and information detailed below:

1.  Child Information Card

2.  Signed parent contract

3.  Food Program Information Forms

4.  Immunization record

5.  Transportation permission slip

6.  Competency Statement to administer medication

7.  Spiritual Development Contract

8.  Two-adult Rule & Discipline Policy Forms

9.  Website & Facebook photo permission form

10. Preschool-Only Meal Policy Form (if applicable with program enrollment)

It is the responsibility of the parent with whom the child resides, to keep the center informed about which parent has custody of the child and about any visitation restrictions of the non-custodial parent.  The center will make every effort to ensure that such visitation restrictions are carried out.  However, the center cannot accept responsibility for the child once s/he leaves the premises.

PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION

Parent newsletters are distributed regularly to keep you informed of the Child Development Center’s activities and possible policy revisions.  Preschool weekly notes and daily updates are available via e-mail, along with photo updates at facebook.com/stjohncdc.

Toddler and Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences are held twice each year, once in the Fall and again in the Spring.

St. John Child Development Center realizes that from time to time a parent may have a concern.  It is important that you voice concerns to your child’s primary care giver at the Center with the goal of working together to meet the best interests of the child.  If after speaking to the care giver you feel you have not seen satisfactory results, please speak with the director.  If you are still not finding satisfactory results, you may address our Child Development Center Board Chairperson through written correspondence.  As a last resort, you may choose to notify the Licensing Agent at 471-9273.

St. John Child Development Center is operated by St. John Lutheran Church.  We believe that educational opportunities and programs should be open to boys and girls on an equal basis, and that employment opportunities be made available to men and women equally.  This is also prescribed by the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.  We therefore do not discriminate on the basis of sex in administering our educational policies, programs, and employment practices.