3.1 Arrival and Departure Upon arrival into all of our programs, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to escort the child into their room. This allows the staff to ensure the child arrives safely, and also provides an opportunity to speak with the parent, hand out notices, etc. It is imperative that upon arrival you sign your child in on the sign in sheets provided. Arrival in our Toddler & Preschool programs should be no later than 9:00 a.m. This will allow your child to settle into the program and maintain the continuity and smooth operation of the planned activities. Arrival in our Kindergarten-School Age programs (Before & After) is more flexible, as long as the child enters before dismissal to school (AM program). Children registered in the after school program must arrive in the program within 10 minutes after school dismissal. Parents will be notified if children are late arriving to the program on a regular basis and a plan of action put in place to ensure the safety of the children in our care. Arrival in our summer camp program should be no later than 9:00am to allow your child participate in the aily activities, special camp and weekly electives. Please call the centre if your child will be dropped off late (see “Locations” for contact info of each site) Our programs close promptly at 6:00 p.m. therefore all children must be picked up before then. A parent must phone and advise the centre of a late pick up. Please refer to our Late Pick Up Policy. When departing, children will not be allowed to leave unescorted. If a child is to be picked up by someone other than a parent/guardian or individual who is authorized, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the centre in advance. Written notification is preferred. If we are not notified, the child cannot be released until we receive consent from the parent/guardian at which time that individual child must provide picture Identification to the staff when they arrive. Please note authorized pickups must be at least 16yrs of age or older. In the case of parental divorce/separation and both parents have legal access and/or custodial rights to the child, both will be allowed to authorize alternate individuals to pick up their children on their scheduled days. KCCE staff will not deny pick up by an individual authorized by either parent. According to the law, both biological parents have equal access to the child and to information regarding the child. Staff can only deny access to a biological parent when there is a written separation agreement, or legal court order. A copy of this documentation is required to be in the child’s file. Staff will not release a child to a parent/guardian or authorized individual if there is a reason to believe the child would be in danger. (E.g. if the person is intoxicated or violent) In order to ensure the safety of your child, staff is required to record attendance immediately upon arrival or departure, therefore if your child is sick and will not be in attendance, please call to notify the Area Supervisor.
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