of Greatwood / Canyon Gate
1250 Crabb River Rd, Richmond, TX 77469 • (281) 343-5437

Policies & Procedures

Kids `R´ Kids is open to you, the parent, any time your child is present in the school. For the safety of all children, we do request that you make your presence known to the person in charge and cooperate in not disrupting the center`s program.

Parents are encouraged to eat breakfast or lunch with their child(ren) at the school. (See Director for details.)

Children Served
Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are open to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old without discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities.

Hours of Operation
Kids ´R´ Kids in Greatwood is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 am - 6:30 pm, 12 months a year.  Standard Holidays observed by Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies are New Years Eve 3:00 p.m., New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July (will observe day before or day after if it falls on a weekend), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day.


Kids ´R´ Kids is licensed for specific hours of operation; early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed.

If children are left at the Center after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s) or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted.

After the Center´s licensed closing time of 6:30p.m., the Center will charge a late pick-up fee of $5.00.  At 6:35 p.m., an additional $1.00 per minute fee will be charged.


Forms
Upon enrollment, your child(ren) will need all state, county and Kids ´R´ Kids forms completed in a timely manner. All forms necessary will be provided by our center.

Information on forms regarding your child(ren) or specific center forms must be updated as needed.

Nutrition
Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are available at no additional fee.  The Center will provide information on the scheduled times meals and snacks are served.

For bottle-fed children, parents must provide prepared formula, placed in bottles.  Parents provide baby food until children transition to items on the Kids `R` Kids menu. All infant items should be marked with the child´s first and last name.

Weekly menus for children on table food are available for review.

We recognize the need for special diets and food allergies.  It is the responsibility of parents to supply alternatives to the menu served.  As a school, we do have a system in place to assure your child`s diet restrictions are met.


Fees
A tuition and fee schedule will be provided by our Kids `R` Kids center. You will be informed of all rates, discounts, late fees, breakfast charges, activity fees, registration fees, check return fees and any Center specific fees.

The tuition and fee schedule will also provide you with information as to when payment is due and any late charges to be applied. Also included on the tuition and fee schedule will be the Center Policy on Attendance explaining the number of days that require full tuition, half tuition and vacation days allowed.

Medication
All prescribed medication must be left at the front desk with the person in charge. A medication form must be filled out completely and signed by the parent or guardian before any medication can be given.

Medications must be in the original container and labeled as follows: child´s name, current date, dosage, times to be given, expiration date, and any other special instructions.

Any non-prescription medication must have a signed, dated note from the child´s doctor stating the name of the child to receive the medication, name of the medication, amount to be given, times to be given, length of time to be given and any other special instructions.

Medications will be dispensed only by the person or persons designated by the Franchisee or Director of the school.


Medical Emergency
If a child becomes ill, injured, or has an adverse reaction to prescribed medication while at the school, the parent(s) or emergency contact person will be notified immediately.

If it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention for a child, the child will be transported to the designated medical facility. * The child´s vehicle and emergency medical permission forms, as well as the health information file, will accompany the child.

In the event of an occurrence of a communicable disease as outlined by the Department of Health, written notification will be posted on the classroom door within 24 hours or the next business day.

*(The designated medical facility will be listed on all emergency, transportation, and enrollment forms.)

Transportation (To and From Public School)
Transportation is provided to and from public or private elementary or grade schools designated by the center.

Transportation Agreements are signed once for each school year.

Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up-to-date.

The center will inform you of the time your child must be at the school for transportation to his elementary or grade school.

If your child will not be transported by the center to school or will not be picked up by the school from the center at the end of the school day, you must notify the center in advance. The school will inform you of the time by which you must make this notification.

Transportation (Field Trips)
Field Trip Permission Forms must be signed and dated for each field trip.

Vehicle Emergency Forms must be completed and information kept up-to-date.

Children going on field trips must wear a Kids ´R´ Kids t-shirt.


Internet Access
Internet access to your child´s classroom is by password only. By enrolling your child at Kids ´R´ Kids you consent that your child(ren) may also be seen on the Internet by other persons viewing with passwords.

If Internet access is available at our center, you will be given information upon enrollment.

Severe Weather, Fire or Emergency Situations
If an emergency situation develops such as severe weather, fire, physical damage to the building, or any other situation that poses a threat, the safety of the children is our first concern.

The school is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted according to state and county regulations or every 30 days.

If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close the school, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pick-up.

If there is inclement weather and it is determined that the school will not open, parents will be instructed by the center regarding TV or radio stations providing closing information.

If an emergency situation develops and it is determined that the building or premises are unsafe, your child(ren) will be transported to a safe location.

Parents will be notified of the situation and you will be required to pick up your child(ren) as soon as possible.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
In our effort to provide a safe, healthy environment in which each child may grow and develop, we maintain a center free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited in the building or anywhere on the grounds by Center staff, parents or anyone visiting the Center.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited during any outing or field trip, as well as on any vehicle used by the school to transport your child(ren).

Discipline
At Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies, we use a method of "redirection" to guide your child(ren) toward appropriate behavior. If a child is engaged in behavior not conducive to a safe and happy learning environment, the teacher will "redirect" the child toward appropriate behavior. (The use of physical punishment and harsh language is prohibited.)

Parents or guardians are required to abide by the Kids `R´ Kids Discipline Policy any time they are on center property.

Dismissal Policy
The staff will work with each child to fulfill the needs of that child, and every effort will be made to provide a positive learning experience. Special needs will be accommodated when possible.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies reserves the right to ask parents to make alternative arrangements for care if it is determined that a child´s needs cannot be met, or the child has not adjusted to group care provided by the school. In the event behavior becomes disruptive to the program or becomes a problem that poses an unsafe situation for the child or other children in the class, alternative arrangements will be required.

If you, as a parent, are uncooperative in completing and returning forms, fail to pay your tuition on time, fail to follow any state or county regulations, or fail to follow any Kids ´R´ Kids Policy or Procedure, it may be necessary to dismiss your child(ren) from the center.

The Parent`s Role
The relationship between parents and center staff is vital to the success of a child´s experience. A partnership must be formed the first day with open communication and understanding that the development and growth of the child is our top priority.

Parents can assist and help ensure a smooth transition by doing the following:

-Sign children in and out at the front desk and then escort them to their designated class.

-Have all forms completed promptly. Update forms as needed when changes occur (i.e. new phone number, address, etc.).

-Keep staff informed of special needs or changes that might affect your child´s behavior.

-Notify the center if your child is ill. Do not bring an ill child to the center.

-Notify the center if your child will be absent.

-Notify the center if you will be later than usual picking up your child.

-Provide a change of clothes marked with your child´s name. (Center is not responsible for lost clothing.) Children should be dressed properly for the weather and play.

-Do not allow children to bring toys.

-Participate in the center`s special activities.

-Attend scheduled parent meetings and conferences. Ask questions and address concerns as they arise.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies reserves the right to change or revise any policies, procedures, or tuition/fee schedules when deemed necessary. Written notification will be provided to parents.

Kids ´R´ Kids Learning Academies is referred to as Kids ´R´ Kids, Kids ´R´ Kids Centers, Center(s) and School(s).

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