In order to help stop the spread of disease we ask all families to notify the center when their child is sick. Illness notifications will be posted on the door of the classroom to inform families of the signs and symptoms of any illnesses present in the classroom. If you observe any of the signs in your child, you can keep the child home or take the child to the doctor if necessary.
In the long run, less time is missed if early signs of an illness are heeded and the child remains home to rest. Please be aware that due to the unique dynamics of children in childcare, our policies in terms of exclusion may be more conservative than those of your health care provider. The State of California requires all children to be current on immunizations in order to be enrolled in a childcare facility unless there is a valid medical exemption on file from a licensed medical professional. Children with a medical exemption on file will be excluded from the center if an illness/disease develops in the center for which a vaccine-preventable immunization would provide protection. The child may not return to the center without the written permission from a licensed medical professional.
Please remember if you are called to pick up your child, we require the family or emergency person to pick your child within one hour. If someone has not arrived within the hour, children will be excluded for 2 operational days. Let us work together to make our center a healthy place!! If your child cannot fully participate in daily activities, including rest time, teacher directed activities, indoor/outdoor play, etc. they must be picked up within 1 hour or the same exclusionary rule will apply.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at the https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDS Civil Rights Coordinator is the Operations Director
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
If an accusation of child abuse or neglect is made against a staff member by any individual, the accusation must be reported to the Human Resources and/or Executive Director immediately by the accused person, if they are aware of the accusation. Or by the staff member to whom the accusation is reported. Immediately means, reporting within the business day of the accusation. The report my initially be made by calling the Human Resources Director or the Executive Director in the absence of the Human Resources Director.
The Human Resources Director will begin an internal confidential investigation by the next business day. The Human Resources Director will contact the other Agency Directors, as warranted, to inform them of the accusation. As a part of the investigation the HR Director will interview all parties, the accuser, the accused staff member, other staff members on site, program families if applicable, or other individuals who may have information about the accusation as well as review center videos. All interviews will be confidential and documented for the investigation record. Persons who are interviewed will be requested to submit a written sworn statement of their knowledge regarding the accusation. The information gained during the interview process with be provided to the Agency Directors for the purposes of ensuring due process for the accused staff member. The Agency Directors will attempt to resolve the investigation within 30 days.