Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare places great emphasis on the safety of our staff and clients. Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare monitors the weather carefully. We do not base our closings on the Cedar Rapids School district.
We will assess the weather and road conditions personally and make the best decision as early as possible to either open or close our center for the day. If in the event weather takes a turn for the worse in the midst of the day and early release is necessary, parents will be contacted by phone or our “emergency text system” and given ample time to pick up their children. We will do all we can to remain open during winter weather; however safety of our staff and clients will always take precedent. Cooperation from parents is necessary. Our goal is to serve each family to the best of our ability.
*Tuition is not discounted for weather closings.
At Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare we have worked hard to hire top teachers to provide quality care and education to our children. Because of this, we must provide incentives and rewards for their dedication.
Each year, Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare will be closed on the following holidays:
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day and day after
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday for Easter
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
*Tuition is never discounted for closed holidays.
The Director of Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare will offer tours by appointment or to drop-in visitors, provided the Director is not already with a scheduled appointment. The Director will answer any questions a perspective client may have at this time.
A registration form must be completed and signed by both the parent and director to enroll. A non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of registration.
Each registering family will receive a school brochure and an emergency information form. The emergency information form must be completed prior to the first day of attendance. Also, each child ages 5 and under require an admission physical examination report to be submitted within 30 days from the date of admission, signed by licensed medical doctor or advanced registered nurse practitioner. The date of the exam shall be no more than 12 months prior to the first day of attendance at the preschool. The written report must include past health history, status of present health including allergies, medications, and acute or chronic conditions, and recommendations for the continued care when necessary. Annually thereafter, a statement of health conditions, signed by a licensed medical doctor or advanced registered nurse practitioner, shall be submitted that includes any change in functioning, allergies, medications or acute or chronic conditions.
Discharge of Student:
At anytime a family may choose to withdrawal from Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare by giving a two week notice to the Director in writing. If a family chooses to withdrawal without a two-week notice they will be obligated to pay tuition for those two weeks.
If for any reason a child becomes a threat to any staff member or enrolled children, an immediate termination will be made. The director will give both a written and verbal notice to the family. If for any reason a parent becomes a threat to staff members or to enrolled children or families within our preschool an immediate termination will also be made.
If in the event the Director feels the school can no longer care for a child due to specific parental behavioral reasons such as failure to obey school policies, use of profanity, rude or disrespectful behavior to the people of our school, failure to park and drive carefully in the school vicinity or makes payments repeatedly late, the Director will give a termination notice.
Our front door is always locked and requires an assigned private code to enter the school. Each family will be given a private code when a child is registered. We ask all our parents, staff members, visitors and guests to keep safety one of our greatest concerns. Do not share your private code with anyone other than the parent of child. All other guest will need to call for an appointment.
Walk your child to her/his classroom and be sure he is acknowledged by his teacher.
Be careful when backing up from a parking space. Drive slowly in the school vicinity.
Children are to walk with their parent to and from their classroom when either picked up or dropped off.
Children are never to be unsupervised by parents in our school.
Hold your child’s hand when walking through the parking lot.
A child will not be released to a person other than their parent, unless written notice has been given by the parent, and the person picking up the child has proper identification. This is a serious requirement and no exceptions will be made.
All classrooms will be adequately staffed under the ratio guidelines provided by DHS. All staff will be trained in CPR and First Aid.
Sicknesses such as chicken pox, flu, fever, etc… will be posted to notify parents of possible exposure. Head lice, or any outbreak of communicable illnesses will be logged and the Health Department will be notified.
If a child becomes ill at school, a parent will be notified and expected to pick up their child immediately (within one hour of notification). An ill child will be kept separately in the office area with qualified staff until the parent arrives. For the well being of all children and staff members, children who are sick with fever, diarrhea, bad cough, upset stomach or vomiting, diagnosed with a bacterial infection and placed on antibiotics may not attend or return to school for at least 24 hours after the fever or symptoms have subsided. We appreciate all your efforts to keep our school a healthy environment.
Staff will assist children in washing their hands immediately before eating, after using the restroom and after outdoor play time and/or holding an animal.
At Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare we pride ourselves on encouraging and providing healthy foods. We believe habits start at young ages, it is our intention to provide our children with the knowledge to make good food choices. The school will provide two healthy snacks a day as well as a nutritious, healthy lunch in compliance of Department of Health Services.
If a birthday celebration or holiday allows for treats to be served, we will request healthy alternatives be offered. We will also be mindful of any food allergies children may have.
Calvary Christian Preschool & Daycare utilizes a positive approach to discipline. The Director and staff are prepared to teach all children what is acceptable behavior through both word and deed. The school program is designed to encourage and guide children lovingly and consistently to success with positive reinforcement. If in the event further discipline is needed beyond redirection and verbal communication between the child and staff, we will use a time-out method.
If a serious and repetitive discipline problem should occur, a meeting between parents, teacher and Director will be scheduled. If the problem persists without progress or resolution, a family may be asked to withdrawal their child from our preschool.