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Parent Information and Policy Packet

Church of the Servant

14343 N MacArthur Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73142

(405) 728-4778

starbrightokc@gmail.com

 

Spark is a summer play and rest program for children ages 6 months through 5 years old.  Our goal is to provide a safe and loving Christian environment for children to learn through play, music, crafts, and other developmentally appropriate activities.

Class Days and Hours

Summer session classes are offered Monday and Wednesday, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  You may choose to attend one or two days a week depending on availability. 

Health Issues

Children will not be admitted to Spark when they are not feeling well.  Children who have any of the following symptoms will not be accepted in our classrooms:

Temperature above 99.9 degrees (must be fever-free for 14 days without medication)

Vomiting or diarrhea (must be symptom-free for 14 days)

Show signs of an acute cold or not feeling well

Respiratory infection

Flu

Sore throat or strep throat

Croup

Cloudy or green mucus

Constant cough, shortness of breath

Persistent cough

Body aches

Headache

Chills

Fatigue

Infectious or unexplained rash

Pinkeye or other eye infection (must be on medication minimum of 24 hours)

Any childhood disease (e.g. Scarlet fever, Measles, mumps, chickenpox)

Loss of taste or smell

All families must self-evaluate the following conditions daily before attending the program:

  • Fever without medication (i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • Exposure to anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms
  • Symptoms in the last 14 days
  • Anyone you live with sick or quarantined in the last 14 days?
  • Any reason you or a family member should not be around other people?

If anyone in your home answers yes to any of these conditions, you should stay home and monitor yourself and family.

If your child becomes ill at school, you will be notified as soon as possible to pick them up. There are no tuition refunds due to illness.

Please notify us if your child has any allergies, dietary restrictions, or any other health issues of which we need to be aware.

 

School Arrival and Pick Up

All families will enter at the East front doors of Church of the Servant where temperatures will be taken. All adults should wear a mask or other face covering and observe social distancing during the entire drop off process.

Drop off will begin at 9:00 am for children 1 year and younger in the Nursery area. If using the elevator, please limit to one family at a time.  

Drop off will begin at 9:15 am for children 2 years and older.

It is very helpful to your child’s teacher if your child has gone to the restroom or has had a diaper change before drop off.  It is also helpful when parents say their good-byes at the door and leave without delay so children may adjust more quickly.

A staff member will check your child in at the front doors of the church. Your child’s temperature will be taken along with a quick wellness check.  Staff members will take your child to their class “Welcome” area in the Celebration Center (church sanctuary). Children will enjoy a morning video during check in, then classes will be dismissed to their rooms separately to reduce contact between age groups.

We encourage you to arrive in a timely manner to establish a predictable routine for your child, help keep the class on schedule and avoid disruptions.  We cannot accept early drop-offs.  Prior arrangements must be made for any drop off after 9:30am.

The pick up process will begin at 2:00 for children under 2 years in the Nursery area. All others will pick up in the front drive through line. Staff members will assist children from the Celebration Center to cars in the drive through line. Please post Spark pick up sign on driver side visor.

Parents who are consistently late for pick up may be charged a late fee of $10.

Tuition

Tuition is to be paid the first day that your child attends the program. The cost of pizza and snacks will be included in tuition.

One Day -  Monday or Wednesday only $110

Monday and Wednesday $220

Please let the office know if special arrangements need to be made.  There are no refunds, credits, or make-up days for absences due to illness, vacation, or inclement weather or public health emergencies.

Enrollment Fees

Enrollment Fees of $65 per child for Summer Spark are paid at the time of enrollment.

Withdrawal

Once the program has begun, a two week notice is required when withdrawing your child from the program.  Full tuition is still required for the month that you withdraw your child.

Attendance

Please email or call the Starbright office at (405) 728-4778 if your child will be absent due to illness or other reasons.  You may call the night before or early in the morning the day your child will be absent.  Occasionally we have requests for drop-ins and this information will be helpful for us to know if we have a spot open.  Also, if your child’s teacher gave you her contact info, please feel free to contact her in case of absence.

Drop-Ins

We are happy to accept drop-ins for children enrolled in the program.  The drop-in fee is $25 per day.  Please contact the office or the child’s teacher before school begins to inquire about drop space availability.

Labeling Items

Please label everything you send to Spark with your child’s name.  If your child takes a pacifier, please include a pacifier clip.

Clothing

Play clothes are most comfortable and appropriate.  We prefer closed toe shoes for the safety of your child. Children under 2 should have a change of clothes in their bag. 

Two-piece outfits are helpful for children that are potty training.  Also, if your child is wearing a pull-up, we request that you send brands that use velcro sides.

Personal Items

Children should not bring toys or other items from home unless it is something they need for rest time.  Any items sent for rest time will be kept in their bag until needed.

If you choose to wean your child from a pacifier/bottle, please try to do so during a school break.  This will help your child transition easier in the home setting.

We want to be supportive during potty training, however we have a limited number of bathrooms, staff, and scheduled potty breaks.  It is helpful if potty training begins when the program is not in session.  If your child is unable to fully communicate their potty needs, we will ask for pull-ups to be provided.  Multiple accidents become a sanitary issue for the children and teachers.

Naptime

Each class has a rest time during the day.  Children do not have to go to sleep, but they are required to rest quietly.  Please bring a nap mat for your child to rest/sleep on.  The nap mats will be stored in the classroom and sent home at the end of the summer session.

If your child is unable to rest quietly during rest/nap time, you will be asked to come and pick them up each day after lunch.  Please be aware that tuition will remain the same if this should occur.

Food

Because of special circumstances, Spark will provide individually wrapped snacks and water in disposable cups. Spark will also have pizza each day of the July session. The cost will be included in tuition payment. Sack lunches will be allowed for youngest children and by special request.

Church of the Servant is not a peanut/tree nut free facility, therefore, neither is the Spark program.  If your child has a food allergy, there will be accommodations put in place for that classroom according to the degree of allergy.  Each room is supplied with a list of all the food/medical allergies and your child’s teacher will inform you of any known food allergies that will require special attention.

Medication

Spark is willing to give your child medication when necessary.  We must have a permission card on file with parent’s signature and instructions for dispensing the medication.

School Calendar and Closings

Spark will follow the July calendar except for unforeseen circumstances or public health emergencies that require closure.  In case of safety concern or inclement weather, we will coordinate with Church of the Servant and decide what is in the best interest of our families and staff.  If a closure is required, we will inform parents by email, on the Starbright Facebook page, and the Remind App. There are no tuition refunds for unexpected closures due to inclement weather or public health emergencies.

Discipline

In the case of a discipline issue, the staff uses developmentally appropriate strategies according to our policies listed below:

Diverting attention to another activity

Withdrawing the object of contention

Age appropriate Time-Out

Behavior concerns of a persistent nature including biting and aggression will be discussed with the parents and could result in moving the child to another room or the child might be required to take a break from the program.

Donations

Spark works to keep our fee and tuition as low as possible for our families while still providing a superior program.  Any donations of supplies are appreciated.

Spark is a non-profit organization.  Any profits after working expenses will be put back into the classrooms for the benefit of the children.

Social Networking

Spark uses Facebook and the Remind App for reminders and announcements throughout the year.  If you have any questions on how to get connected to either of those, please contact the office.

Please be respectful on any social networking site.  If something happened while your child was at Spark and you have a question, please do not post on your child’s teacher’s page, this is their personal page and not a work related network, or the Starbright public page.  Most teachers are comfortable giving out their personal contact information to the parents so that you can contact them directly.  If it is an immediate concern, please email starbrightokc@gmail.com, call (405) 728-4778, or visit the Starbright office.

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