Drop-off Procedure | Pick-up Procedure | Third-party Release | Sick Policy | Dress Code | Open-door Policy | Visitor Policy | Dismissal | Abuse and/or Neglect | Complaint Procedures | GTG Preschool Emergency and Evacuation Plan |GTG Parent Policy Handbook
Parents/guardians who will bring their child in the morning must do so no earlier than 7 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m.; therefore, it is requested that no child arrive later than 9 a.m. This will ensure that all children are counted for lunch. If a child arrives after 9:00 a.m., it is requested that the parent call ahead to notify GTG of the late arrival. An absence for the entire day should also be reported before 9 a.m.
Upon arrival, parents/guardians are to walk their child into the building and sign the child in on the sign-in sheet. A staff conducted health check must be performed daily upon arrival. Parents/guardians are required to stay until the check is complete and approved. Parents/guardians must then assist their child with hand washing.
In the event of a custody dispute, parents should notify the director and, if applicable, submit the legal documentation stating to whom the child may be released.
Note: There is a five minute grace period after 5 p.m. After the grace period, there will be an assessment of a $1.00 fee per minute. This fee should be paid to the GTG staff at pick-up.
No child is allowed to leave the center with an adult other than the parent(s)/guardian(s) unless a Third-Party Release form is completed by the parent(s)/guardian(s). All persons included on the Third-Party Release form will be required to send a copy of each authorized person’s driver’s license. Identification may be requested at the time of pick-up. If an emergency occurs and someone who is not listed on the Third-Party Release form must pick up a child, parents must call and notify the director. Proof of identification will be required upon their arrival.
Since it is very important to keep sick children home, a child displaying signs of illness will not be allowed to attend preschool. Infectious and communicable diseases spread quickly in a preschool environment. To protect your child and other children, please follow these guidelines about keeping your child home:
- Vomiting – two or more times in 24 hours
- Body rash – especially with fever or itching, lice, or nits
- Diarrhea – three or more watery stools in 24 hours
- Eye Infection – thick mucus or pus draining in the eye
- Sore Throat – with fever or swollen glands
- Not feeling well - usually tired or pale, have lack of appetite, are confused or cranky
- Fever – temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more (taken under the arm) and sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache or just not feeling well
When your child is sick, have plans for back-up child care and tell the teacher what is wrong with the child, even if he/she stays home.
Note: Immunizations must be up-to-date and a copy must be included in the child’s file.
The children spend time sitting on the floor, playing outside and participating in activities that may be messy; therefore, clothes that are washable and comfortable are recommended. Please consider the following suggestions:
- All children must wear everyday play clothes. Please, no Sunday best.
- Have the child wear comfortable shoes with rubber soles (no clogs).
- Dress the child in elastic pants (no all-in-ones that snap at the crotch).
- Dress according to the weather conditios.
- All coats, sweater, hats and jackets should be personalized with the child’s name.
- Each child must have at least one set of extra clothes at the center. These should also be labeled with the child’s name.
Generations Teaching Generations has an Open Door Policy. Parents, guardians and family members of Generations Teaching Generations participants are always welcome to join in the fun. Please follow these guidelines to help us maintain the learning environment for the children:
- Please limit adult conversation in the children’s classroom.
- For extended conversations with the teachers, please leave a note in the teacher’s mailbox. The teacher will follow up with a call to set up a time to talk.
- When you enter the classroom, the staff turns responsibility of your child back to you.
- Please help reinforce the “rules” of the classroom with your child.
Visitors should report immediately to the Generations Teaching Generations office in Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall, Room 120. After signing in, visitors will receive an identification badge that should be worn during the entire visiting period. An employee will escort visitors during their stay at Generations Teaching Generations. Before leaving, visitors need to sign out and return the identification badge to the Generations Teaching Generations personnel.
A child may be dismissed from Generations Teaching Generations after attempts have been exhausted to control repeated destructive behavior causing harm to other children and/or members of the staff. Before a child is considered for dismissal, the director and teacher will meet with the parent(s) to discuss the best course of action to help the child change the behavior(s). Specific grounds for dismissal include
- Not adhering to described dress code,
- Non-payment or consistent late payments of fees,
- Use of inappropriate language and terms,
- Poor hygiene,
- Inappropriate physical expressions,
- Excessive tardiness in the morning and/or afternoon, and
- Refusal to follow the Generations Teaching Generations policies and procedures.
If a problem occurs, parents should make an appointment to speak with the child’s teacher and the director to resolve the issue. If parents/guardians have significant, unresolved licensing complaints, they may contact the Department of Social Services Bureau of Licensing: Department of Social Services, Bureaus of Licensing, P.O. Box 3078, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3078; phone: (225) 922-0015, fax: (225) 922-0015, or e-mail: www.dss.state.la.us/offos/html/licensing.html.