School Age Care - Parent Handbook

School Age Care - Parent Handbook

LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Child Development Centers

School Age Care

Parent Handbook

Serving the children and families of

Long Beach for over 75 years

Welcome to the Child Development Center

Dear Parents:

Our Child Development Center family welcomes you and your child to the Long Beach Unified

School District’s Child Development Center.

Our program is served by an outstanding staff of professional teachers, administrators, and support staff whose sole purpose is to provide a comprehensive program in order to meet the needs of the children we serve. Our children are the most important members of our family.

Parents are important partners in the education of our children and are invited to visit our sites at any time. We look forward to working together with you in meeting the goals of the CDC program.

This handbook has been developed to provide you with important information about our programs and policies.

Again, welcome to the Child Development Center!

Sincerely,

Cindy Young, Director

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Our Mission………………………………………………………..…………….. 1

Our Program…………………………………………………………….………. 2-3

 Ages Served

 Days and Hours of Operation

 Open Door Policy

 Policy, Equal Access

 Religious Instruction

Program Philosophy, Goals and Objectives…………….………………………. 6

 Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)

 Education Program

 Staff Development Program

 Parent Involvement

 Education, Health and Social Services

 Community Involvement

 Nutrition

 Program Self Evaluation Process

 Environmental Rating Scale

How to Qualify for the Program……………………………………………..…… 6-7

 Eligibility (Criteria and Required Documentation)

 Family Size (Required Documentation)

 Need (Criteria and Required Documentation)

 Fee Payment/Delinquent Payment Plan

How Families are Selected…………………………………………………….….. 8

 Priorities

Enrollment Process………………………………………………………………… 9-10

 Notification Process

 Documents to Bring/Application for Service

 Notice of Action

 Appeal Process

How to Continue in the Program……………………………………………...

 Recertification

 Notification of Changes

 Abide by Agency Policies, Procedures, and Requirements

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Program Procedures……………………………………………………………….. 11-14

 Attendance: Sign In/Out and Absence Policy

 Limited Term Service Leave

 Health and Safety (Student Behavior, Daily Health Check

 Procedures for when a Child Becomes Ill or Injured, Medications, Change of Clothing)

 Late Pick Up Procedures

Classroom Policies……………………………………………………………….… 14-17

 Classroom Volunteers

 Cell Phone Usage

 Classroom Management

 Hand Washing

 Personal Belongings and Toys

 Student Dress Guidelines

 Sun Protection

 Blanket Policy

General Procedures…………………………………………….…………….….. 17

 Uniform Complaint Procedure

 Appeals of Notice of Action (NOA) Decisions

Termination Procedures…………………………………………………………. 18

 Request for Termination from the Program

 Termination Services

Staff and Support Personnel…………………………………………………….. 19-20

 Staff Qualifications

 Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

 Staffing

 Support Personnel

Child Development Center Sites and Locations……………………………..…... 21-23

Pesticide Management…………………………………………………………… 21-22

Copies of Documents Signed During Enrollment For Your Files

Notice of Requirement to Recover Child Care Costs Provided as a Result of Fraud

or Deceit

Parent Agreement

Consent and Release from Liability

Lake Pick Up Procedures, Full Day

Late Pick Up Procedures, State Preschool

Pupil Sign In and Out Procedures

Personal Rights

Parent’s Rights and Hearing Request Appeal Procedures

Daily Health Check

Student Absence Legal Requirements

Parent Groups

Student Dress Standards

Program Eligibility and Need Requirement

Uniform Complaint Procedures

Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations

Parent’s/Guardian’s Form for Declining Provider’s Food

Our Mission

The Child Development Centers build the educational foundation for all children to realize their full potential.

Values

Respect

Professionalism

Patience

Knowledgeable

Effective Communication

Compassion

Program Goals

 To build a strong foundation in the beginning elements of reading, writing, and mathematics.

 To develop self-esteem and respect for others.

 To address the individual needs, interests and concerns of all children by planning a variety of activities.

 To meet the educational needs of all children by using instructional strategies that teach to different learning styles.

 To assist children in practicing good personal health, safety, and nutrition habits.

 To support children in developing responsibility and independence.

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Our Program

The Child Development Center operates a variety of programs.

Full Day/Part Day Preschool

 Both preschool programs focus on preparing children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond by using research based instructional strategies in the areas of reading, writing and math.

 Most classrooms are located on elementary school campuses.

 Children between the ages of three to five years of age are served Monday through

Friday.

Children must be completely toilet trained unless they qualify under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) for reasonable accommodations.

Full Day Preschool is open from 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. throughout the year for eligible families, except for legal holidays and holidays declared by the Board of Education.

Part Day Preschool is a three hour a day educational program for families offering both morning and afternoon classes depending on the site and has a parent participation component. This program operates on either a traditional or modified track B schedule which is based on the elementary school site schedule.

School Age Care

 This program provides before and after school care for elementary children of eligible parents. Centers are open from 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, throughout the year, except for legal holidays and holidays declared by the Board of

Education. Full day child care is also offered on days schools are closed for vacation, except for declared holidays and district declared vacation days.

 Extends and reinforces the regular school curriculum by assisting with homework, and by providing reading, writing, math and science activities/projects, role playing, and field trips related to what is occurring in the regular school classroom.

 Encourages self-expression through songs, creative rhythms, music, drama, art, and creative writing.

 Develops sensory motor and physical skills through individual and group games and sports, playground activities, and fine motor activities such as puzzles and manipulatives.

 Supplements the regular school program with activities related to developing the skills of artistic expression, crafts, cooking, sewing, construction, and physical education.

Open Door Policy

Parents are important partners in the education of our children and are invited to visit our sites at any time to observe or volunteer. Parent volunteers must provide a current negative TB test, a copy of a valid picture identification card, and a completed LBUSD

VIPs application. Once your documentation has been submitted, you will be notified and given a name tag so you can begin volunteering in your child’s classroom. If you are interested in observing the classroom, you must contact the Coordinating Teacher in advance to make the proper arrangements. A 30 minute appointment will be made to accommodate your request.

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Equal Access/Non-Discrimination Policy

 The Child Development Centers of the Long Beach Unified School District do not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental/physical disability in determining which children are served.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

 Child Development Center Programs are open to students who may need program modifications in order to participate and understands the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make and implement reasonable accommodations for such children. If your child is accepted to a Child Development Center and is a disabled student, and if you believe that he or she needs program modifications in order to participate in the program, please indicate this during the enrollment process.

 The Child Development Centers program reserves the right to terminate services if it is determined that it would be in the best interest of the individual child or group. The CDC programs can only serve those children whose needs can effectively be met by the program. Not all children can be successful in group care. Additionally, the program is limited by funding, adult to child ratios, specialized staff training, and may not be able to meet the needs of all children. Specific circumstances in which this may occur include:

• Aggressive, anti-social or unacceptable behavior to the extent the child’s safety or the safety of other children or staff cannot be guaranteed.

• Inability of the child to adjust to the group care.

Religious Instruction

It is the responsibility of the public schools to teach mutual understanding and respect for individual and group differences. Such teaching shall be objective, just and fair, avoid doctrinal impact with respect to religious issues, and shall avoid any implication that specific religious doctrines have the support of state authority. The Child Development

Center Program refrains from religious instruction or worship.

Program Philosophy, Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Long Beach Unified School District Child Development Center is to ensure that all children are making progress in the domains of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)

 We use the DRDP, a tool developed by the California Department of

Education, Child Development Division, to assess the development of children.

 Children are assessed within 60 days of enrollment and every six months thereafter.

 Parent input is a necessary component of this assessment.

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 The assessment is also used to plan and conduct age and developmentally appropriate instructional activities for the children.

 The DRDP focuses on four desired results: 1. children are personally and socially competent; 2. children are effective learners; 3. children show physical and motor competence; and 4. children are safe and healthy.

Education Program

 Preschool - The district's preschool program is aligned with the Preschool Learning

Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks developed by the CDE which identify the knowledge, skills, and competencies that children typically attain as they complete their first or second year of preschool. Program components shall address social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development in key areas that are necessary for kindergarten readiness. In addition, the preschool program provides appropriate services to support the needs of English learners and children with disabilities.

 School Age Care – The district’s before/after school and summer school age program provides enrichment that supports and is aligned to the elementary school curriculum. Students are also given assistance with homework.

Staff Development Program

 All staff hold the appropriate credential/permit required by the State of California.

 New employees are given an orientation to guide them to understand how agency policies relate to their respective job descriptions.

 Continuous staff growth is supported by assessing their needs and providing professional development activities to enhance their growth.

 Our staff members are evaluated according to the negotiated contracts of their respective unions.

 We have internal communication systems which include email, phone, memos and meetings to provide staff with information necessary to carry out their respective duties.

Parent/Guardian Involvement and Education

All parents attend:

 an orientation for parents/guardians;

 at least two parent/guardian conferences per year; and

 parent/guardian meetings with program staff.

In addition, the CDC has:

 an open-door policy that encourages parents/guardians to participate in the daily activities whenever possible;

 a Parent/Guardian Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the district on issues related to services to families and children; and

 the sharing of information regarding children’s progress.

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Health and Social Services

If necessary, staff:

 identifies the needs of the child and the family for health and social services;

 refers a child and/or family to appropriate agencies in the community as needed; and

 conducts follow-up procedures with the parent/guardian to ensure that the needs have been met.

Community Involvement

The CDC solicits support from and provides information regarding available services to the community. We collaborate with outside agencies to benefit the children and families. For example: o

ChildNet: Youth and Family Services, provides on site and in home mental health services and parent education classes.

Additionally, each year we participate in LBUSD Education Celebration in January highlighting our program as well as schools and programs across the District

Nutrition

 The CDC ensures that children in the program have nutritious meals, beverages, and snacks according to State and Federal regulations.

 No outside food may be brought into the center without prior approval.

Due to public health requirements, no food may be taken out of the center.

Families have the choice to “opt in” to our meal programs by completing the appropriate meal paperwork. Should a family decide to

“opt out” of our program it is the parent’s responsibility to complete the appropriate form “Parents/Guardian’s Form for Declining a

Provider’s Food”

If a child requires a special diet for medical reasons, parents may request to fill out the

Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and or Accommodations form. This form requires a doctor’s signature.

The Child Development Centers provide nutritious meals at no additional cost to families.

Program Evaluation

An evaluation of the district's child care and development services is completed annually in accordance with state requirements. The evaluation report is submitted to the LBUSD

Board of Education and the California Department of Education along with an action plan which establishes program goals and objectives. This annual plan conforms with the

State's "Desired Results for Children and Families" system and includes, but is not limited to, student assessment (DRDP tool) a self-evaluation, parent survey, and

Environmental Rating Scale (ERS).

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Environmental Rating Scale

 All classroom environments are assessed using the State of California Environmental

Rating Scale in the areas of: Space and Furnishings; Personal Care Routines; Language-

Reasoning; Activities such as Science, Math, Art, Music, and such; Interaction; Program

Structure; and Parents/Staff.

 Each classroom and program-wide action plans are written to address areas of needed improvement.

 This data is shared with the Parent Advisory

Committee for input on possible next steps and action plans. In addition to the survey data the committee reviews any comments left by parents in the

Suggestion Boxes at each site.

How To Qualify For The Program

Eligibility (all subsidized programs)

The family’s adjusted monthly income cannot exceed the income ceilings established by the

California Department of Education at the time of enrollment except for Child Protective

Services children. Eligibility is based on documentation and verification of at least one of the following:

 Income – total countable income means all income of the individuals counted in the family size, for example:

• Gross wages or salaries; overtime; tips; cash aid, child support payment received; portion of student grants or scholarships identified for educational purposes.

• Income documentation is for the month preceding certification or recertification. return; other business records such as ledgers, receipts, business logs.

• Additional documentation may be asked for to verify income if necessary.

 Current Aid Recipient

 Homelessness

 Child Protective Services

 At Risk of Abuse, Neglect, and/or Exploitation

Current and ongoing income documentation may be requested.

• Self employed – letter from the source of income; copy of the most recent signed tax

Family Size (all subsidized programs)

The parent must provide supporting documentation regarding the number of children/parents in the family. Documentation for children/parents must be at least one of the following:

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 birth certificate; child custody court order; adoption documents; foster care placement records; school or medical records; county welfare department records; other reliable documentation indicating the relationship of the child to the parent.

 When only one parent has signed the Application for Service and information provided indicates the child in the family has another parent whose name does not appear on the application, then the presence or absence of that parent must be documented.

Need (Full Day Preschool and School Age Care Only)

Families who are eligible (see above for criteria) for subsidized child care and development services must document that each parent in the family meets a need criterion

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Having a “need” for services is based on documentation and verification of at least one of the following:

 Child Protective Services

 At Risk of Abuse, Neglect, and/or Exploitation

 Parental Incapacity

 Employment

 Vocational training leading directly to a recognized trade, paraprofession, or profession

 Actively Seeking Employment

 Seeking permanent housing for family stability

Fee Payment/Delinquent Payment Plan

 Fees for participation shall be assessed and collected in accordance with the State Family Fee Schedule issued by the California Department of

Education (CDE).

 Families to be enrolled in subsidized child care must fall below 75% on the above mentioned State Family Fee Schedule.

 Families receiving services on the basis of having a child at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may be exempt from these fees for up to three months. Families receiving services on the basis of having a child receiving child protective services, or having a certification by a county child welfare agency that child care services continue to be necessary, may be exempt from these fees for up to 12 months. The cumulative period of exemption from these fees for these families shall not exceed 12 months.

 If a family income is below 40% of the State median income, there will be no family fee.

 Family fees are determined by the size of the family and the gross monthly income.

 Fees shall be collected monthly prior to providing services, are non-refundable and shall be considered delinquent after seven days from the date that fees are due.

Parent/guardians shall be notified in the event fees are delinquent through a Notice of

Action. A reasonable payment plan will be accepted and the parent must comply with the repayment plan for services to continue. Child care services will be terminated if all delinquent fees are not paid within two weeks of notification. If fees are late a second time, child care services will be terminated.

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THE FEE IS PAID FOR EVERY CONTRACTED DAY. THERE IS NO

ADJUSTMENT FOR ANY ABSENCE INCLUDING DAYS OF SUSPENSION.

 The fee must be paid in cash, by check or money order in the exact amount. The fee

must be paid prior to 9:30 a.m. or earlier at certain sites .

 A receipt is issued for fees paid. It should be retained by the parent for income tax purposes.

 A subsidized family fee may be adjusted based upon verified additional child care expenses. The parent/guardian must provide copies of receipts or cancelled checks for the other child care services which will be kept in the Family Folder.

 Family Fee Credit for Child Care Costs Paid to Other Providers: Title 5 Section 18112

Occasionally CDC may not be able to accommodate all the child care needs for an entire family. If a family has child care costs for other children that are not receiving services through CDC, those costs may be deducted from the family fees owed to the child care provider. When submitting attendance records to CDC, the parent must attach a receipt or cancelled check verifying the other child care costs. The receipt or cancelled check must reflect the name of the child for whom fees were paid and the period of service

(dates of child care provided) covered by the payment. CDC will apply the fee credit to the next billing period. Families may only get credit for other child care costs if CDC is unable to subsidize care for a child included in the family size. The maximum credit allowed per month will be equivalent of one month’s family fees.

How Families Are Selected

Enrollment Priorities

 The Child Development Centers maintains a current eligibility list in accordance with regulations from the Department of Education Child Development Division admission priorities. This requirement is maintained by completing the Long Beach Unified School

District Application for Eligibility in the Child Development Centers.

 First priority for enrollment in any program shall be given to neglected or abused children who are recipients of child protective services or who are at risk of being neglected, abused, or exploited, upon written referral from a legal, medical, or social service agency.

If unable to enroll a child in this category, the district shall refer the child's parent to local resource/referral services in an attempt to locate services for the child.

Part Day Preschool - After all such children are enrolled in a preschool program, the district shall give priority to eligible children age 4 years prior to enrolling eligible children age 3 years.

Full Day Preschool and School Age Care - Second priority for enrollment shall be given equally to families who are income eligible. Families with the lowest gross monthly income in relation to family size shall be admitted first. If two or more families are in the same priority in relation to income, the family that has a child

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with disabilities shall be admitted first or, if there is no child with disabilities, the family that has been on the eligibility list for the longest time shall be admitted first.

Enrollment Process

Notification Process

Families are notified about the enrollment process in a variety of forums such as:

 School sites where there is a CDC

 The CDC Enrollment Center

 Public events such as the district Kindergarten Festivals or

Education Celebration

 Flyers distributed throughout the community

 District website/public service announcements on the local cable station.

Documents to Bring/Application for Service

 Filling out an application form in the Student Enrollment Center or at a CDC school site is the first step of the process. After the form is filled out, enrollment will usually be completed at the Student Enrollment Center. Bring the following along with your completed application: o

Immunization and a physical examination record, prior to program entrance, including tuberculin clearance; o

Birth record for all children residing in the home under the age of 18; o

Proof of all recent income for the entire month for each working parent; o

Documentation verifying the presence or absence of a parent at home if applicable.

Students cannot be enrolled without all of the documentation.

 If space is available, you will be given a pre-enrollment packet and an appointment will be made for you to complete the enrollment process. If space is not available, you will be contacted at a later time as spaces become available.

 On the day of your appointment, you will need to return the completed pre-enrollment packet and additional current check stubs. The appointment may take up to 2 hours.

Notice of Action (NOA)

 A NOA is issued to the parent for approval, denial, termination, delinquent fees and/or any changes to child care services.

 The back of the NOA delineates the Rights of Appeal for the parent should he/she disagree with the agencies decision.

Appeal Process

If the parent/guardian does not agree with a decision as stated in the Notice of action (CD-7617), the parent/guardian may appeal the intended action. To protect the right to appeal, the

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parent/guardian must follow the instructions as described. If the parent/guardian does not respond by the required due dates or fails to submit the required appeal information with the appeal request, the appeal may be considered abandoned.

Step 1: Complete the appeal information found on the reverse side of the Notice of Action.

Step 2: Mail or deliver the written local hearing request within 14 days of receipt to: Child

Development Centers Office, 4310 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90817

Step 3: Within 10 calendar days following the agency’s receipt of the appeal request, the agency will notify the parent/guardian to establish a date and time for the hearing. The parent/guardian or an authorized representative is required to attend the hearing. If the parent/guardian or authorized representatives do not attend the hearing the parent/guardian abandons the right to appeal, and the action of the agency will be implemented.

Step 4: Within 10 calendar days following the hearing, the agency shall mail or deliver to the parent/guardian a written decision.

Step 5: If the parent/guardian disagrees with the agency’s written decision, parent/guardian has

14 days from receipt of the decision to file an appeal with the California department of education

(CDE). The appeal must include the following documents and information:

• A written statement specifying the reason you believe the agency’s decision was incorrect.

• A copy of the agency’s decision letter, and

• A copy of both sides of the Notice of Action

Step 6: Within 30 calendar days after receipt of the appeal CDE will issue a written decision to the parent and the agency. If your appeal is denied, the agency will stop providing child care and development services immediately upon receipt of the CDE decision letter.

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How To Continue In The Program

Recertification

Families will be notified of the need to recertify in advance of the recertification date. Every family will be required to recertify:

 At least every 12-month period or less (children “at risk” recertify in 3 months).

 When necessary to meet changing state regulations.

 When there are changes in family size, marital status, income, school schedule hours, place or hour of employment or any other State defined requirements.

 Recertification will be completed at the Student Enrollment Center and families are required to provide documentation to support continued eligibility and need for services.

Notification of Changes

 Parents/Guardians must notify the CDC of changes in family size, marital status, income, school schedule hours, place or hours of employment, need for services or any other State defined requirements within 5 calendar days of the change.

Abide by Agency Policies, Procedures and Requirements

 If policies, procedures and/or requirements are not followed, child care services will be terminated.

Program Procedures

Attendance/Absences

 The Child Development Division of the California Department of Education establishes the following parameters for absences from the child care centers:

• All absences will be recorded and verified as to cause. Parents are expected to

call each day the child is out and give the reason for the absence.

• Contract hours will be established on the basis of the hours parents are engaged in work or training, plus travel time.

• When a child is ill, district policy states that he/she must be excluded until his/her temperature has been at a normal level for 24 hours.

Excused Absences

• Excused absences include illness or quarantine of the child or of the parent/guardian (including doctor/dental appointments), family emergency, courtordered visitations or a reason which is clearly in the best interest of the child.

• “A family emergency” is defined as an unforeseen circumstance that causes the need for immediate action, such as may occur in the event of a natural disaster, when a member of the child’s immediate family dies, has an accident, is ill, or is required to appear in court, birth of a child, or transportation problems. Documentation is usually required for the above.

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• Court ordered: If an excused absence is based on time spent with a parent or other relative as required by a court of law, the basic data file shall contain a copy of the court order

• Best interest of the child: Time spent with a parent/guardian or other relative which is clearly in the best interest of the child. Best interest of the child is defined as vacation, religious holidays, or required district testing in preparation to enter kindergarten. Except for children who are recipients of Child Protective

Services or who are “at risk” of abuse or neglect, excused absences in the best interest of the child shall be limited to 10 days per fiscal year.

• When a child’s illness exceeds ten (10) consecutive school days, it is necessary that the parent provide a letter from the physician and date of release to return to the center.

• In addition, there may be medical conditions with shorter duration that require a physician’s note in order for the child to return to the center.

Unexcused Absences

• Any absence due to a reason other than the above, suspensions or absences without verification, is defined as an unexcused absence. Examples of unexcused absences are: when a parent gives no reason for an absence or when best interest days exceed the 10 days that are allowed. In order to accommodate other families on the eligibility list for admission, services will be terminated if the best interest of the child absences exceed the 10 allowable days.

• Twenty unexcused absences may be allowed prior to termination of services with the prior approval of the CDC Director or designee.

Signing In and Out

The following are specific legal requirements:

 The parent/guardian or other authorized adult must write in the time of arrival and departure (authorized adult definition: a person eighteen years of age or older listed on the emergency form).

 The entry must be signed with a full legal signature with the exact time of arrival and departure.

 When signing in or out, all signatures must be on the correct line.

 All adults are required to have picture identification to show center staff at all times. For the safety of children, a child will not be released to an adult without proper identification.

 Contract hours that have been determined and set forth during the enrollment period must be followed by all adults dropping off or picking up a child from the program (If the need for hours changes, please notify the CDC Enrollment Center to make the necessary adjustments).

 A child may not arrive at the center after 9:30 a.m. without prior arrangements being made with the Coordinating Teacher at the site.

We encourage families to arrive on time each day to ensure your child receives the full benefit of our program.

 Child care services will be terminated if the parent/guardian fails to follow the above legal requirements.

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Limited Term Service Leave

• This leave may be granted depending on the needs of the CDC program.

• It will be granted for no more than 16 consecutive weeks for the following reasons:

• Medical leave

• Family leave

• Parent in training during breaks between semesters/quarters within the school year

• It will be granted for no more than 12 weeks for: Special needs of the child as determined by the CDC management.

• Reinstatement of enrollment following an absence of more than 6 weeks will require recertification of eligibility and need within 10 days of the date of return to the center.

Health and Safety

Student Behavior

• The CDC staff makes every attempt to meet the needs of all children through positive interactions and in partnership with the parent/guardian.

• If a student is struggling with behavioral issues, the CDC Guidance Counselor and Nurse are available for consultation and to give referrals for outside support if needed.

Daily Health Check

• A daily health check is required of each child before being accepted into the center. All school age children need to be checked at CDC before going to the elementary school.

Procedures for When a Child Becomes Ill or Injured

• Since the CDC wants to ensure the health and safety of all children, should a child become ill or injured it is the expectation that the parent/guardian or a person on the emergency form will pick up the child within 30 minutes.

• If a child is seriously injured, the paramedics will be called to transport the child to the hospital. The parent/guardian will also be called immediately.

Medication

• If a child needs medication given at the center, please request the form “Medication at

School – Parent Request Form”. Medication cannot be given (including “over the counter” medication such as cough drops) until the form is completed by the physician/nurse practitioner, signed by the parent, returned to the center, and reviewed and approved by the school or CDC nurse.

Change of Clothing

• Parents will provide a change of clothing for each preschool age child and for older children upon request.

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Late Pickup Procedures

Full Day Pre-School

 Each time a child is picked up after closing time, or later than the contract hours agreement, a form will be presented for the parent (or authorized adult) to sign. Should there be late pick ups, the following procedures will be implemented:

1 time late-Warning

2 times late-Conference with Coordinating Teacher or classroom teacher.

3 times late-Conference with a CDC Administrator.

4 times late-May result in possible termination from the program.

A late pick up will be dropped one year from the initial date it was incurred. Late pickups transfer with your child if the family changes centers.

Late Pickup Procedures

Part Day State Pre-School

 Each time a child is picked up five minutes or more after preschool class has ended, a form will be presented for the parent (or authorized adult) to sign. A copy will be given to the parent and one will be placed in the family folder. Should there be late pickups, the following procedures will be implemented:

1 time late-Warning

2 times late-Conference with Coordinating Teacher or classroom teacher.

3 times late-Conference with a CDC Administrator.

4 times late-May result in possible termination from the program.

Classroom Policies

Classroom Volunteers

Parents/guardians are an integral part of our program and we encourage you to participate in the classroom one to two days per month. Volunteering provides the opportunity to gain new skills, enhance skills you already have, and may also be used as job experience. It also provides extra support to the classroom and is a wonderful way for you to be apart of your child’s education.

The following requirements must be met by the classroom volunteers in order to meet Licensing,

State and district guidelines:

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 Must be at least 18 years of age.

 Must be under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher at all times, and never be left alone with children (may not take children to the bathroom).

 May not have siblings in his/her care while volunteering in the classroom.

 Must be in good health physically, and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks.

 Have a negative TB test, provide a current copy of a photo identification and completed the LBUSD VIPs application.

 Once the application has been reviewed by LBUSD, you will be contacted to begin your volunteer service. The site will provide you with a VIPs name badge.

Cell Phone Usage

 Staff (while on duty) and parents are not permitted to use cellphones while in the classroom unless an emergency arises.

Classroom Management

The Child Development Centers program utilize a positive approach to guiding children’s behavior. Redirection is primarily used to redirect inappropriate behavior. If repetitive behavior persists, the parent will be contacted and together the teacher, CDC Guidance counselor and the parent will develop an action plan. Consistency is the key to guiding children. Cooperation from the parent is expected and required for continued enrollment.

Our classroom environments, schedules and activities follow all State and Licensing requirements and are designed to capture the interest of young children. Positive attitudes towards school, self, and long term changes in behavior are educational goals for each child.

The staff focuses on positive and effective approaches in building self-esteem and teaching children how to develop self-discipline. Awards, special events and additional opportunities for student recognition help to build confidence and pride. The CDC staff maintains high expectations for student behavior. School rules, rights and responsibilities are clearly established as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior.

Strategies we use to help children learn respect and make positive choices include:

 Redirecting them to appropriate activities

 Removal from the activity or area in the classroom

 Consistent daily routine

 Developing behavior action plans

 Developing the classroom rules with children

 Positive reinforcement

 Giving choices with limits

 Teaching children how to calm themselves in frustrating situations

Physical fighting, biting, hitting staff, throwing items, unsafe behavior will result in an immediate suspension

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Hand Washing

Hand washing is the single most effective way of preventing the spread of germs in our classrooms. For this reason all adults and children will be required to wash their hands at specific times of their day as part of their daily routine.

This includes, but is not limited to:

 Prior to meal time

 After handling finger food, messy art, or classroom pets

 After using the restroom

 After outdoor play

Students are instructed on proper hand washing techniques at the start of each school year and during the summer program.

Personal Belongings and Toys

The CDC Program provides many enriching materials for your child. Please do not send toys of any sort from home to school. Toys from home can be disruptive to the program and we cannot be responsible for lost, stolen or broken items. Toys from home are only allowed on designated days, per a request from the classroom teacher.

Student Dress Guidelines

The following student dress standards have been established to insure that the instructional program at the school may operate fully and effectively for all students free of interference and distraction and without hazard or threat to students’ health, safety and welfare. Clothing worn to school must be neat and clean. School sites have the responsibility to identify and restrict attire that may lead to unsafe conditions. If it is determined that particular clothing is gang-related, the school site may prohibit students from wearing the identified attire. Each school site will notify parents of the specific school uniform requirements of the school.

Acceptable Attire

• Shorts (closer to the knee than to the hips)

• Skirt/dresses/skort (closer to the knee than to the hips)

• Blouses or shirts that are appropriate for a school environment.

• Closed footwear (with socks) that covers the entire foot

• Jeans (clean, not faded or torn)

• Slacks: dress or casual

• Outer clothing must completely cover underclothes

Unacceptable Attire

• Spaghetti straps, tank tops, T-Straps, tube or halter tops

• Inappropriate logo T-Shirts/sweatshirt

• Tight/revealing clothes

• One piece outfits, such as sun suits

• Blouses or tops that bare the midriff at any time

• Visible undergarments

• Oversized, baggy or saggy clothing

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• Open sandals, high heeled shoes, slipper-type shoes, flip-flops and thongs

• Caps (baseball, etc.) (Approved for sun protection)

• Jewelry items that may potentially cause injury

• Metal hair combs or other barrettes that may cause injury

Sun Protection

Each school shall allow students to use sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to, hats and sunglasses when outdoors. Each school shall allow students to use sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to, hats and sunglasses when outdoors. Each school shall allow pupils the use of sunscreen during the school day without a physician’s note or prescription. Sunscreen is not considered an over-the-counter medication. However, the Center must have written approval (a letter on an 8 ½ x11 piece of paper) or instructions from the parent prior to administering. This approval will be kept in the child’s family file at the site.

Please note: The State of California has determined that “A pupil who goes to school without the proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself/herself for the classroom before entering.” (California Administrative Code, Title V, Section 302) 1994.

Full Day Pre School: Blanket Policy

Title 22, section 101239.1© requires that each child has one sheet and one blanket for napping everyday and that the sheet and blanket be washed weekly or when soiled. Therefore it is necessary for you to provide one sheet and one blanket every Monday morning. Your child’s bedding will be sent home each Friday or at the end of the week for washing.

General Procedures

Uniform Complaint Procedure

 The Uniform Complaint Procedure may be used by parents for complaints. The

Procedure will be provided to parents at the time of enrollment and annually thereafter.

Appeals of Notice of Action (NOA) Decisions

 When a person receives a Notice of Action from the Child

Development Center that they do not agree with, the person has the right to appeal the agency’s action if they do not agree with the agency’s action as stated in the Notice of

Action. The complainant is to mail or deliver an appeal within 14 days of receipt of the Notice of Action. Within

10 calendar days following the receipt of the appeal request, the agency will notify the complainant of the time and place of the hearing. Within 10 calendar days of the hearing, the agency will mail or deliver a written decision to the complainant. If the complainant disagrees with the decision, they have 14 days from the receipt of the written

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decision to file an appeal with the State of California, Child Development Division.

 If the parent/guardian fails to appear at the hearing, the parent will be deemed to have abandoned his or her appeal.

Termination Procedures

Request For Termination From The Program

If parent/guardian decides to terminate the program you must:

 Notify the site or the CDC Enrollment Center

 Complete the “Request for Termination” form personally or it can be completed by staff by phone

Once a parent/guardian chooses to terminate the program and then changes their mind at a later date, re-enrollment to the program is not guaranteed. If the program is at capacity another site with openings will be offered as an alternate.

Termination of Services

 When child care services are terminated, a family may re-enroll in 6 months unless permanently excluded for reasons listed below.

Exclusion - A family may be permanently excluded from the program for any of the following:

 A false statement made by a parent or guardian on any provided documentation.

 Failure of the parent or guardian to notify the center within 5 calendar days of any changes in family size, marital status, income, school schedule hours, place or hours of employment or any other State defined requirements.

 Failure of parent or guardian to comply with State regulations, and district policies and procedures which govern the operation of the Child Development Centers.

 Failure of a family to meet or maintain eligibility and need requirements.

 Unexcused absences which have not been pre-approved by the CDC director in advance of the requested absence. With pre-approval by the CDC director, 1 to 20 unexcused absences may be allowed in extenuating circumstances.

 Failure of parent to maintain a current and accurate list of at least three persons that can be reached in case of an emergency.

 Failure of parent or guardian to respond promptly when asked to remove child from center because of child’s illness, injury or behavior.

 Failure of parent or guardian to pick up the child by the center’s closing time. (Please see

Late Pick-up Procedures, Parent Handbook).

 Conduct of child or parent/guardian that disrupts the smooth and efficient operation of the program and/or compromises the health or safety of a child or a staff member. “Per

California Education code, 32210, 32211, and 44811, and penal codes, 415 and 626, disruptive behavior of a parent that affects the orderly operation of a Child Development

Center can result in immediate termination of services from the program.”

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Staff and Support Personnel

Staff Qualifications

 CDC teachers and coordinating teachers are required to meet certain educational qualifications and must receive their permits through the California Commission on

Teacher Credentialing.

Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse

 All Child Development Center personnel are mandated reporters and are required by law

(section 11166 of the Penal Code) to report any suspected child abuse. Anyone who fails to make a required report is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by jail, fine or both. The

Department or Licensing agency has the authority to interview children, or staff, and to inspect and audit child and child care center records, without prior consent. All parents need to be aware and report to staff any situation and or conditions that may affect the welfare of any child in the program.

Staffing

 Each center is staffed by a highly qualified Coordinating Teacher and Teachers who have child development training and appropriate credentials to teach in child development programs.

 The staffing is determined by the number and ages of children enrolled in the center. The appropriate adult/child ratios are maintained to meet state guidelines and licensing requirements.

 Program operation is enhanced through the service of a School Nurse, a CDC Guidance

Specialist, Office Assistants, Custodians, Child Care Workers and volunteers.

Support Personnel

 In addition to Child Development Center staff, specialized program support services are provided by specially trained personnel available through the school district’s Office of

Child Development and Student Enrollment Center, 4310 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite

200, Long Beach, CA 90807.

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Support Staff

Child Development Center Office - Phone: (562) 422-6868

 Cindy Young, Director

 Cristabel Rodriguez, Program Coordinator

 Marybeth Murray, Program Specialist

 Victor Fluckers, Guidance Specialist

 Debbie Wall, Administrative Secretary

Child Development Center Office - Phone: (562) 422-6868

 Maria Deseo- Espinoza, Credential Specialist

 Claudia Estrada, Intermediate Office Assistant Bilingual

 Mari Rojas, Intermediate Office Assistant Bilingual

 Paola Castillo, Accounting Tech

 Margaret Morey, Office Assistant

Student Enrollment Center – Phone: (562) 422-3928

 Veronica Maggiore, Office Assistant Bilingual

 Selena Ferrari, Office Assistant

 Susan Fiero, Office Assistant

 Susan Higbee, Office Assistant

 Roxana Avila , Office Assistant Bilingual

 Janine Boutte, Office Assistant Bilingual

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Child Development Centers Sites and Locations

Burbank

501 Juniper Ave.

Central

1133 Rhea St.

Edison

640 W. 7 th

St.

Grant

6405 Walnut Ave.

Gant

1854 Britton Dr.

Emerson

2625 Josie Ave.

Addams

256 E. Plymouth Str.

Barton

1100 E. Del Amo Blvd.

Burbank

535 Junipero Ave.

Burcham

5610 Monlaco Rd.

Carver

5335 E. Pavo St.

Garfield

2240 Baltic Ave.

Full Day Preschool Centers

90814

422-3579

591-7717

90806

437-6114

90813

90805

422-4686

Mann

3215 E. Vista St.

North

6335 Myrtle Ave.,

Twain

4666 Sunfield Ave.

90803

438-7243

422-5393

90805

425-2735

90808

Full Cost Preschool Centers

430-3384 Tincher

90815 (opening Fall 2015) 1701Petaluma Ave.

90815

420-2631

90815

430-6810

School Age Care Centers

90805

422-3579

422-9867

90807

433-0042

90814

420-9578

90808

421-7015

90808

90810

424-8720

Holmes

5020 Barlin Ave., (lkwd)

Mann

257 Coronado Ave.

Muir

90712

531-8519

439-7896

90803

427-5515

3105 Easy Ave.

Riley

90810

421-2924

3319 Sandwood St, (Lkwd) 90712

Stevenson 436-4500

515 Lime Ave. 90802

Tincher

1701 Petaluma Ave. 90815

430-6810

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Grant

405 Walnut Ave. 90805

422-4686 Twain

4666 Sunfield Ave. 90808

425-2735

Edu-Care Centers

A Limited Number of Full Cost and subsidized slots are available atselected school age care centers.

420-9578 Tincher 430-6810 Burcham

5610 Monlaco Rd.

Carver

90808

421-7015

1701 Petaluma Ave.

Twain

90815

425-2735

5335 E. Pavo St.

Riley

3319 Sandwood St.,

(Lkwd)

90808

90712

421-2924

4666 Sunfield Ave. 90808

Kettering

550 Silvera Ave.

Full Cost Enrollment Only – School Age Care

90803

493-2850

Addams

256 E. Plymouth. St.

Dooley

5075 Long Beach Blvd

Garfield

2240 Baltic Ave.

Grant CDC

6405 Walnut Ave.

Hudson

2335 Webster Ave.

King

145 E. Artesia Blvd

Title 1 Preschool Programs

422-3579

90805 (opening Fall 2015)

428-7274 McKinley

90805 (opening Fall 2015) 6822 Paramount Blvd.

424-8720 Muir

90810

422-4686

90805

(opening Fall 2015)

3105 Easy St.

Powell

150 Victoria St.

90810

426-0470

428-1232

Webster

1755 W. 32 nd

Way

90805 (opening Fall 2015)

531-6182

90805

(opening Fall 2015)

427-5515

90810

310-631-8794

90805

(opening Fall 2015)

595-6568

90810

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Part Day Preschool Centers

California State Subsidized Programs

Addams

256 E. Plymouth St.

Barton

1100 E. Del Amo Blvd.

Burbank

535 Junipero Ave.

Central

1133 Rhea St.

Edison

640 W. 7 th

St.

Garfield

2240 Baltic Ave.

Grant

6405 Walnut Ave.

90805

422-3579

422-9867

90807

433-0042

90814

591-7717

90806

437-6114

90813

424-8720

90810

422-4686

90805

LBUSD ADMINISTRATION

(562) 997-8000

1515 Hughes Way, 90810

Holmes

5020 Barlin Ave., (Lkwd) 90712

Lincoln

1175 E. 11 th

St. 90813

531-8519

591-7121

McKinley

6822 Paramount Blvd.

Muir

90805

561-6182

427-5515

3105 Easy Ave.

Stevenson

515 Lime Ave.

Willard

1055 Freeman Ave.

90810

90802

90804

436-4500

438-9934

CHILD DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

(562) 422-6868

4310 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 200, 90807

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The next pages are copies of documents you signed during the enrollment process. They are for your files and information. Please do not sign and return as we already have these copies on file in your Family Folder.

Pesticide Management

To meet requirements of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, the Long Beach Unified School District provides annual written notification to staff, parents, and guardians regarding the intended applications of pest management products. For the

2013-2014 school year, Long Beach Unified School District may apply the following pest management products as necessity dictates:

Structural Product Active Ingredient: Signal Word

CB-80 Pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide, Caution

Ethane, 1,1-Difluoro-, C12-C15 Iso-

CB Borid Turbo

Contrac

D-Force HPX

Microcare

Mop Up

Orange Guard

PCO Fogger

Talon-G

Pignx Bird Control

Suspend SC

Paraffinic hydrocarbon, and ethanol.

Orthoboric acid. Caution

Bromadiolone. Caution

Deltamethrin, C8-C9 Isoparaffinic Caution

Hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide

Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, Technical, Caution and N-Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide.

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate. Caution d-Limonene Caution

Pyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide, Caution

N-octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide,

Termidor

Wasp Freeze

P.I.

Uld Bp-100

Termidor Dry

Propane, n-Butane.

Capsaicin

Deltamethrin and inert ingredients.

Caution

Brodifacoum. Caution

Fipronil: 5-amino-1-(2,6-dichloro- Caution

4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4((1,R,S)-

(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl)-1-H-pyrazole-

3-carbonitrile, and inert ingredients.

Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, Caution technical, and N-Octyl bicycloheptene

Dicarboximide, Petroleum distillate. d-trans Allethrin, 3-Phenoxbenzyl- Caution

(1RS,3RS; 1RS, 3SR) – 2,2-Dime-ethyl-3-

(2-methylprop-1-enyl) cyclorpopanecarboxylate, and inert ingredients.

Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, Caution

Technical

Fipronil: 5-amino-1-(2,6 dichloro-4- Caution

(trifluormthyl) henyl)-4-((1,R,S)-

(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl)-1-H-pyrazol-

3-aronitril

Baits and Gels

Structural Product Active Ingredient: Signal Word

DuPont "Advion" Indoxacarb, (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5 - Caution

Cockroach Bait Arena Dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbony1)

[4(trifluoromethoxy] phenyl] amino] carbony1]indeno[1,2-e] [1,3,4] oxadiazine-4a- (3H) -carboxylate

Maxforce Bait Gel-Ants Fipronil. Caution

Maxforce Bait-Roach Fipronil.

DuPont Advion Ant Gel

Caution

Caution

(S)- methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-

[[(methoxy-rbonyl)[4(trifluoromethoxy) phenyl]amino}-carbonyl}indeno{1,2e}1,3,4}oxadiazine-4a-(3H)-carboxylate

Optigard Bait Gel-Ants Thiamethoxam

Maxforce Bait-Ants Fipronil

Caution

Caution

Maxforce Bait Gel-Roach Hydramethylon: tetrahydro-5 5- Caution dimethyl-2(1H)-Pyrmimdione,

(3-(4-(trifluoromethyl) Phenyl)-

1-(2-(4-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl)-

2-Prophenylidene) hydrazone

Grounds Services

Products:

Atrimec

Azatrol

AquaCap

Active Ingredient: Signal Word

Dikegulac-sodium (sodium salt Caution of 2,3:4,6-bis-O-(1-methylethylidene)

-a-L-xylo-2- hexulofuranosonic acid)

Azadirachtin, other ingredients. Caution

Pendimethalin, -(1-ethylpropyl)-3, Caution

4-dimethyl-2, 6-dinitrobenzenamine.

Can-hance

Dimension 270-G

Methylated canola oil,

Polyalkyleneoxide hepta-methyltrisiloxane,

Alkylphenol ethoxylate

Caution

Dithiopyr, 3,5-pyridinedicarothioic acid, Caution

2-(difluoromethyl)-4-(2-methylpropyl) -6-

(trifluoromethyl)-S, S-dimethyl ester

Grounds Services Product Cont’d.

Drive XLR8 Quinclorac: 3, 7 -dichloro-8 qyubikubecarbixtkuc acid

Envoy Plus

Freehand

Caution

Clethodim, (E)-2-{1-{{(3-chloro-2-pro- Caution penyl)oxy}imino} propyl}-5-{2-(ethylthio) propyl}-3hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one

Diamethenamid-P: (S)-2-chloro-N- aution Caution

Fusilade II

Gallery

Garlon 4 Ultra

MSMA

Merit

Mosquito Dunks

{(1-methyl-2-methoxy)ethyl}-N-

(2,4-dimethyl-thien-3-yl)-acetamide pendimethalin: N-(1-ethylpropyl)

Fluaziflop-p-butl, Technical and isomers. Caution

Isoxaben: N-[3-(ethyl-1-methylpropyl)- Caution

5-isolxazoly]-2, 6-dimethoxybenzamide, and isomers. acetic acid, butoxyethyl ester.

Triclopyr: 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxy- acetic acid, butoxyethyl ester

Caution carboxylic acid, monoethanolamine salt.

Monosodium acid Methanearsonate Caution

Imidacloprid, 1-{(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl) Caution methyl}-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine.

Bacillus thuringiensis Caution

Pointer

Pro Spreader Activator Nonylphenoxy polyethoxy etanols,

4-dimethyl-2, 6-dinitrobenzenamine.

Imidacloprid 5%, Alcohol & Acrylic Acid Caution

Caution

Isoropanol and fatty acids.

Roots 1-2-3 Nonylphenoxypoly ethanol, vitamins

B1, C, and E, Manganese phosphate- citrate, zinc phosphate-citrate.

Roundup Quick Pro Glyphosate, N-(posphonomethyl glycine), Caution

Glycine, in the form of its ammonium.

Round-up Pro Max Glyposate, N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine

Sedgehammer Halosulfuron-methyl, methyl 5- {((4,

6 dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino) carbonylaminosulfonyl}-3-chloro-1- methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate.

Caution

Caution

Sluggo Iron phosphate. Caution

Speedzone Southern Carfentrazone-ethyl 2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl Caution

Sprint 330

Mecoprop-p acid, Dicamba acid

Iron Chelate Warning

Turf Supreme® 16-6-8 Trimec (DMB #2 Turf Herbicide Dry Caution

Plus Trimec® Concentrate) 2,4-D Dichlorophenoxyacetic

Acid (+)-(R)-2-(2methyl-4-chlorophenoxy)

Propionic acid Dicamba (3,6-Dichloro-0- anisic acid)

Talstar-Pro

Vista XRT

Bifenthrin

Fluroxpyr 1-methylheptyl ester

Wilco Gopher Getter Type I 2-{(p-chlorophenyl) phenylacetyl}-

1,3-Indandlone.

Warning

Warning

Caution

Contractor Applied Active Ingredients

Wilco Gopher Bait Type II Strychnine

Signal Word

Danger

Pellets, Bags

Greyhound carbon dioxide.

Abamectin B1, and inert ingredient Warning

Strychnine Coated Grain Strychnine Danger

Avitrol 4-aminopyridine. Caution

Methyl Bromide

Master Fume

Methyl bromide, Chloropicrin.

Sulfuryl fluoride

Danger

Danger

Additional information about pest management products may be accessed on the California Department of Pesticide Regulation website at www.cdpr.ca.gov

.

Most products used fall into the safest category, “caution”. The

Long Beach Unified School District does not use any pest management products with the signal word “danger” except in a very limited case. Pest management products are applied when children are not present or when the treatment area has been restricted from unauthorized entry.

To register with the school district to receive notification of pest management product applications, complete the form below and return it to school. Registrants will be notified of applications at least 72 hours in advance. Annual registration is required to remain on the notification list for each school year. For information, contact the Operations Branch at (562) 663-3060.

Pesticide Management

_

______________________ _______________________ _______________________________________________

Date School Name of Student

Please register my name to receive notification of Long Beach Unified School District individual pest management applications in accordance with the Healthy Schools Act of 2000.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________

Name of Parent or Guardian Telephone Number

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Street Address City Zip Code

_________________________________________________________

Signature

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868 FAX (562) 422-6286

NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT TO RECOVER CHILD CARE COSTS PROVIDED

AS A RESULT OF FRAUD OR DECEIT

The Long Beach Unified School District Child Development Centers will make all reasonable effort to recover any child care costs which were provided as a result of fraud or deceit.

Reasonable effort to recover the cost of such child care services may include:

• Establishing an appropriate repayment plan

• Small claims court

• Referral to the District Attorney

Evidence of fraud or deceit in determining initial or ongoing eligibility for child development services and / or initial or ongoing parent fees will also result in termination of child development services.

I have received and understand the Notice of Requirement to Recover Child Care Costs Provided as a Result of Fraud or Deceit and a copy of the related Notice of Action.

_____________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s Printed Name

__________________________________

Signature of Enrolling Party

_______________________________________

Date

_______________________________________

Center

Approved:

CDC Director

CDC-536

Ldr. 10-11

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868 FAX (562) 422-6286

Site Name

PARENT AGREEMENT

_________________________________ _________________________________________

Child’s Name

Please initial the following items:

Parent’s / Guardian’s Name

______ I give permission for my child to go with the class on short walking trips within the school’s perimeter and to walk to another location in the event of an emergency where evacuation is necessary. Each site has an emergency evacuation plan posted that may be reviewed by parents.

______

I give permission to have pictures taken of my child for use in the classroom and CDC office.

______ I have received my copy of the Consent and Release From Liability.

______ I have received a copy of the Uniform Complaint Procedures.

______ I have received my copy of the Parent Handbook for the children’s centers programs and understand the program requirements regarding: eligibility, exclusions, signing in/out, and late pick up.

Registration and Follow-up

_____ The parent is expected to notify the teacher of any changes in address, phone number,

or emergency phone numbers.

_____

The parent is expected to follow-up on all requests for health and dental services for the child.

_____ The parent is expected to attend scheduled parent-teacher conferences.

I understand the Child Development Centers program does not have insurance to cover the cost of treatment in the case of accidental injury. Select one option:

_____ I have decided to participate in the insurance plan available.

_____ I already have adequate insurance protection.

_____ I do not wish to participate in the insurance plan available.

Parent’s / Guardian’s Signature_______________________ Date_______________

Approved:

CDC Director (CDC-240) MC 4/10

1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810

(562) 997-8000

Consent and Release From Liability

Participant’s Name_______________________________________________ Date______________

School______________________________________________

I hereby understand and acknowledge my participation or the participation of my child in the LBUSD production of: photos, videos, audio recordings and reproductions of my child’s likeness.

The intended distribution of and use of this product is to reproduce, distribute, display, create derivative works of and otherwise use my child’s name, photograph, video, audio recording, likeness and signature for and in connection with the Long Beach Unified School District’s public relations, publicity, news, promotional, and recruitment purposes, including, but not limited to sharing such media for distribution and sales of training programs.

I hereby grant permission for LBUSD and those acting under its permission to copyright, use, publish, display, produce, duplicate, sell, and distribute the photographic, video, and sound recordings of me, or my child as stated in the description above. I further grant permission for the LBUSD to use segments or portions of the above mentioned product for announcements, informational film clips, or other uses necessary to provide information or advertisement for the production.

I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless the Long Beach Unified School District and those acting under its permission from liability to the extent permitted by law, for the preparation, distribution, and use of the product as described above.

Any questions regarding this form or production should be referred to:

Cindy Young, Director, Child Development Centers

Office of the Child Development Centers 4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868

Release and Consent for Adult Participant (over age 18)

_____ I am over 18 years of age.

Print Name_____________________________________ Signature______________________________________

Address_________________________________________________ Phone

Number__________________________

Release and Consent for Minor Participant (under age 18)

(Requires signature of parent or legal guardian below.)

I the parent and/or legal guardian of_____________________________________________consent and grant permission to all the foregoing.

Signature of Parent and/or Legal Guardian__________________________________________

Address________________________________________________ Phone Number_________________________

Publication Authorized: Christine Dominguez, Deputy Superintendent Approved: CDC Director CDC-241

Office of the Child Development Centers

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868  FAX (562) 422-6286

Complete in Duplicate: original to parent, copy to child’s file

Late Pickup Procedures: State Preschool, Full Day and School Age Programs

State Preschool: Each time a child is picked up five or more minutes after preschool class has ended the following procedures will be implemented:

Full Day and School Age Programs: Each time a child is picked up after closing time, or later than the contract hours agreement the following procedures will be implemented. Reminder: any time beyond the center’s closing time of 5:30 p.m. is considered late.

Child’s Name__________________________ School______________________Teacher__________________________

The Following Plan Has Been Agreed Upon Date Time Reason Infraction

1 -time late - Warning

2 – times late: Conference with

Coordinating Teacher or classroom teacher

3 – times late: Conference with

Program Coordinator /Specialist

4 – times late: Termination from the program.

Late pickups transfer with your child if the family changes State Preschool centers within the school year. A late pick up will be dropped one year from the initial date it was incurred. I have read and received a copy of the procedure.

_________________________________ _____________________________ _____________

Parent/Guardian Signature Parent/Guardian Print Name Date

Completar en Duplicado: 1 Copia para los padres, una copia para el expediente familiar

Procedimiento que se Aplica por Tardanzas: Preescolar estatal, preescolar de Día Completo

y Centros de Edad Escolar

Preescolar Estatal: Cada vez que recoja a su niño/a hasta 5 minutos después de que termina la clase, se implementara el siguiente procedimiento:

Preescolar de Día Completo y Centros de Edad Escolar: Cada vez que recoja a su niño/a después de la hora de cerrar, o después de las horas de contrato, se implementara el siguiente procedimiento. Recordatorio: cualquier tiempo después de la hora del cerrar de 5:30 p.m. se considera tarde.

Nombre de niño/a_________________________ Escuela_________________________

Maestro(a)_______________

Fecha Tiempo Razón Infracción

1 -vez tarde - Solo se les dará un aviso

El Siguiente Plan ha Sido Acordado

2-veces tarde - Conferencia con la Maestra/o Coordinadora o con la maestra/o del salón

3 -veces tarde - Conferencia con la Coordinadora/o del Programa

4- veces tarde -Terminación del programa CDC.

Si su niño/a se transfiere a otra guardería las tardanzas se transfieren con el/ella. Una tardanza se anulara después de un año de que sucedió. He leído y recibido una copia de este procedimiento.

________________________________ ____________________________

Firma del Padre/Guardián

Approved: CDC Director

CDC-523

Firma del Padre/Guardián

_______

Fecha

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868  FAX (562) 422-6286

PUPIL SIGN IN / OUT REQUIREMENTS

Dear Parent:

State of California regulations for the Child Development Centers legally require parents to sign their children in and out of the center on a daily basis. The following are specific legal requirements: a. The parent/guardian or other authorized adult must write in the time of arrival and departure.

(AUTHORIZED ADULT DEFINITION: A PERSON EIGHTEEN - 18 - YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

AND LISTED ON THE EMERGENCY FORM) b. The entry must be signed with a full legal signature. c. The full legal signature of the parent/guardian must match the application signature submitted during enrollment. d. When signing in or out, all signature entries must be on the correct line. e. All adults are required to have picture identification to show the center staff at all times. f. Contract hours that have been determined and set forth during the enrollment period must be followed by all adults dropping off or picking up children from the program. If contract hours are not convenient, the parent/guardian may work with the Coordinating Teacher to adjust the contract hours. g. A child may not arrive at the child care center after 9:30 a.m. without prior arrangements being made with the

Coordinating Teacher at the site. Reasons for arriving late might be a doctor’s appointment or family emergency and would occur rarely. We encourage families to arrive on time to ensure your child receives the full benefit of our program. h. The correct time must be placed on the sign in and out sheet when signing a child in or out. i. For School Age children, if a child is picked up early from the elementary school, the parent/guardian or authorized adult must sign the child out from the CDC. j. If the parent/guardian or other authorized adult fails to properly sign a child in or out without a full legal signature and/or with the correct time stated on the sign in/out sheets, a warning will be given. After the third incident, child care services will be terminated. Warnings will be removed at the end of the fiscal year (July 1 –

June 30). If the family changes centers, the pupil sign in/out warnings received at one center transfer to any future centers within a fiscal year.

The reasons for the above legal requirements are as follows:

• The State of California auditors determine earned reimbursement to the District for child care services based upon examination of attendance records including sign in/out sheets. Errors in these records negatively impact funding to the Child Development Program.

• When a child is not signed out of the CDC and is not present, the staff immediately initiates a search for the child. School and CDC personnel must survey the surrounding area. Phone calls are made to persons on the

Emergency Information form, CDC Office, District Security, and the Police Department to ensure the child’s safety.

I have read this bulletin and I am aware of the requirements and possible termination from the program if my child has not been signed in/out accurately.

_________________________________________ _

Parent’s Name

__________________________________

Child’s Name

__________________________________________

Parent Signature

Approved: CDC Director(CDC-420)

_________________________

Date

LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Office of Child Development Centers

Pupil Sign In and Out Record of Late Pick Up

______________________________

Fiscal Year

___________________________________ ______________________________

Child’s Name Parent’s Name

Your child(ren) was not properly signed in or out of the center on the following date(s):

1 st

Warning

Date Reason CT / Teacher

Signature

Parent

Signature

2 nd

Warning

3 rd

Termination

Indicate the infraction by putting the appropriate letter from page 1 in the reason column.

* Reminder: Warnings will be removed at the end of each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)

Approved:

CDC Director (CDC-420) rk: 6/09

STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL RIGHTS

Child Care Centers

Personal Rights, See Section 101223 for waiver conditions applicable to Child Care Centers.

(a) Child Care Centers. Each child receiving services from a Child Care Center shall have rights which include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) To be accorded dignity in his/her personal relationships with staff and other persons.

(2) To be accorded safe, healthful and comfortable accommodations, furnishings and equipment to meet his/her needs.

(3) To be free from corporal or unusual punishment, infliction of pain, humiliation, intimidation, ridicule, coercion, threat, mental abuse, or other actions of a punitive nature, including but not limited to: interference with daily living functions, including eating, sleeping, or toileting; or withholding of shelter, clothing, medication or aids to physical functioning.

(4) To be informed, and to have his/her authorized representative, if any, informed by the licensee of the provisions of law regarding complaints including, but not limited to, the address and telephone number of the complaint receiving unit of the licensing agency and of information regarding confidentiality.

(5) To be free to attend religious services or activities of his/her choice and to have visits from the spiritual advisor of his/her choice. Attendance at religious services, either in or outside the facility, shall be on a completely voluntary basis. In Child Care Centers, decisions concerning attendance at religious services or visits from spiritual advisors shall be made by the parent(s), or guardian(s) of the child.

(6) Not to be locked in any room, building, or facility premises by day or night.

(7) Not to be placed in any restraining device, except a supportive restraint approved in advance by the licensing agency.

THE REPRESENTATIVE/PARENT/GUARDIAN HAS THE RIGHT TO BE INFORMED OF THE

APPROPRIATE LICENSING AGENCY TO CONTACT REGARDING COMPLAINTS, WHICH IS:

Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing Division

Los Angeles Child Care East

1000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200 B

Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 981-3350

(PRINT THE NAME OF THE CHILD)

(SIGNATURE OF THE REPRESENTATIVE/PARENT/GUARDIAN)

(TITLE OF THE REPRESENTATIVE/PARENT/GUARDIAN) (DATE)

LIC 613A (8/08)

(PRINT THE ADDRESS OF THE FACILITY)

ADDRESS

CITY ZIP CODE AREA CODE/TELEPHONE NUMBER

DETACH HERE

TO: PARENT/GUARDIAN/CHILD OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: PLACE IN CHILD'S FILE

Upon satisfactory and full disclosure of the personal rights as explained, complete the following acknowledgment:

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I/We have been personally advised of, and have received a copy of the personal rights contained in the

California Code of Regulations, Title 22, at the time of admission to:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA—HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION

CHILD CARE CENTER

NOTIFICATION OF PARENTS’ RIGHTS

PARENTS’ RIGHTS

As a Parent/Authorized Representative, you have the right to:

1. Enter and inspect the child care center without advance notice whenever children are in care.

2. File a complaint against the licensee with the licensing office and review the licensee’s public file kept by the licensing office.

3. Review, at the child care center, reports of licensing visits and substantiated complaints against the licensee made during the last three years.

4. Complain to the licensing office and inspect the child care center without discrimination or retaliation against you or your child.

5. Request in writing that a parent not be allowed to visit your child or take your child from the child care center, provided you have shown a certified copy of a court order.

6. Receive from the licensee the name, address and telephone number of the local licensing office.

Licensing Office Name: ___Community Care Licensing Division__________________________

Licensing Office Address: 1000 Corporate Centre Drive., Suite 200 B Monterey Park, CA 91754__

Licensing Office Telephone #: ___(323)_981-3350____________________

7. Be informed by the licensee, upon request, of the name and type of association to the child care center for any adult who has been granted a criminal record exemption, and that the name of the person may also be obtained by contacting the local licensing office.

8. Receive, from the licensee, the Caregiver Background Check Process form

.

NOTE: C

ALIFORNIA STATE LAW PROVIDES THAT THE LICENSEE MAY DENY ACCESS TO THE CHILD CARE CENTER

TO A PARENT/AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IF THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PARENT/AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

POSES A RISK TO CHILDREN IN CARE.

LIC 995 (9/08)

(Detach Here - Give Upper Portion to Parents)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF NOTIFICATION OF PARENTS’ R I G H T S

(Parent/Authorized Representative Signature Required)

I, the parent/authorized representative of ________________________________________________, have received a copy of the “CHILD CARE CENTER NOTIFICATION OF PARENTS’ RIGHTS” and the

CAREGIVER BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS form from the licensee.

_____________________________________

Name of Child Care Center

______________________________________________ __________________

Signature (Parent/Authorized Representative) Date

NOTE:

This Acknowledgement must be kept in child’s file and a copy of the Notification given to parent/authorized representative.

LIC 995 (9/08)

For the Department of Justice “Registered Sex Offender” database, go to www.meganslaw.ca.gov

For the Department of Justice “Registered Sex Offender” database go to www.meganslaw.ca.gov

CDC-443

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868  FAX (562) 422-6286

PARENT’S RIGHTS AND HEARING REQUEST

APPEAL PROCEDURES

1. If you do not agree with the agency’s action as stated in the Notice of Action (CD-7617), you may appeal the intended action. To protect your appeal rights, you must follow the instructions described on the back of the Notice of Action. If you do not respond by the required due dates or fail to submit the required appeal information with your appeal request, your appeal may be considered abandoned.

2. Mail or deliver your local hearing request within 14 days of receipt of the Notice of Action to the above address.

3. Within ten (10) calendar days following the agency’s receipt of your appeal request, the agency will notify you of the time and place of the hearing. You or your authorized representative are required to attend the hearing. If you or your representative do not attend the hearing, you abandon your rights to an appeal, and the action of the agency will be implemented.

4. Within ten (10) calendar days following the hearing, the agency shall mail or deliver to you a written decision.

5. If you disagree with the written decision of the agency, you have 19 days from the date of the written decision to file an appeal with the California Department of Education (CDE). Your appeal to CDE must include the following documents and information: (1) a written statement specifying the reasons you believe the agency’s decision was incorrect, (2) a copy of the agency’s decision letter, and (3) a copy of both sides of the Notice of Action. Mail your appeal to the following address:

California Department of Education

Child Development Division

1430 N Street, Suite 3410

Sacramento, CA 95814

Attn: Appeals Coordinator

6. Within 30 calendar days after the receipt of your appeal, CDD will issue a written decision to you and the agency. If your appeal is denied, the agency will stop providing child care and

development services immediately upon receipt of CDE’s decision letter.

Approved: (CDC-451)

CDC Director

I have received a copy of the Parent’s Rights and Hearing Request procedures form.

_______________________________ __________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s Printed Name

______________________________

Child’s Name

Parent/Guardian’s Signature

___________________________

Date

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868  FAX (562) 422-6286

To:

Subject:

CDC Parents

Daily Health Check for Each Child / Client

• Child Development programs funded by the State of California Child Development Division must

Manual of Policies and Procedures, Community Care Licensing Division, 101226.1 states:

1.

2.

“No child shall be accepted without contact between the center staff and the adult bringing the child to the center.”

The license shall require that the adult bringing the child shall REMAIN until the child is accepted. comply with the requirements of the State Department of Social Services, Licensing Division, in order to continue providing services. All parents or guardians who enroll children in Child

Development programs must also comply with these provisions to maintain eligibility for services.

• State legislation and licensing regulations, which provide funding for Child Development programs, require a daily health check for each child.

* School age children MUST be checked at the CDC site before going to the

elementary classroom. The student is the responsibility of the Center and must

remain on the school campus after being signed in.

3. The adult who brings the child to, and removes the child from the center shall sign the child in / out.

The Child Development Centers’ health policy requires that children who have any of the following signs of illness will not be in attendance at the center:

Fever 101˚F (oral) or 100˚F (under the arm) or more; general symptoms of illness such as: sore throat, heavy coughing, vomiting, ear pain, stiff neck, diarrhea,

rash or headache.

Although the first day of any illness is usually considered the most communicable period, your child must be excused until he / she has been free of illness symptoms for 24 hours and has a normal temperature for

24 hours.

We appreciate your cooperation in arranging the time necessary for compliance with the regulations.

CDC Director CDC-469

rk:6/09

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I have received the regulations requiring a daily health check by a staff member before a child is signed in at the center. I will arrange for the adult who brings my child to comply with the requirements of the

Child Development Program.

_____________________________

Parent Signature

_________________________

Date

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868  FAX (562) 422-6286

Complete in Duplicate

Original to family folder

To: Parents Copy to parent

Subject: Student Absence Legal Requirements

During a recent compliance review from the California Department of Education, updated legal requirements for student absences were distributed. The requirements are delineated below.

Please review the information and sign at the bottom of the page indicating that you have read and understand the legal requirements for student absences.

Excused Absences

There is no limitation on the amount of excused absences. Student absences can be excused for the following reasons:

• Illness or Quarantine of Child o

Illness preventing the child from attending the center is an excused absence. If a child’s illness exceeds ten consecutive days of center operation, a written verification from the doctor stating the nature of the illness and the approximate length of confinement is needed. o

Family fee will be charged.

• Illness or Quarantine of Parent o

Parent illness preventing the child’s attendance is an excused absence, if documented. After ten consecutive days, a statement from the doctor is needed. o

Family fee will be charged.

• Family Emergency o

A family emergency preventing the child from attending the center is an excused absence, if documented. “A family emergency” shall be considered to exist when unforeseen circumstances cause the need for immediate action, such as may occur in the event of a natural disaster, when a member of the child’s immediate family dies, has an accident, is ill, or is required to appear in court, birth of a child, or transportation problems. o

Family fee will be charged.

• Court Ordered o

If a copy of a court order or divorce is on file in the child’s folder giving the nonenrolling parent/guardian (this could include other family members) visitation rights, the absence is excused. o

The enrolling parent must complete the form, Absence Verification (CDC-277), listing the reason as “Parent Visitation”. These days would not count as

“vacation”. o

Payment of family fee continues during these absences.

• Best Interest of the Child

o

Best Interest of the Child: Time spent with a parent / guardian or other relative which is clearly in the best interest of the child. Best Interest of the Child is defined as vacation, religious holidays, required district testing in preparation to enter Kindergarten, or attendance at 5 th

grade camp. Except for children who are recipients of Child Protective Services or who are “at risk” of abuse or neglect, excused absences in the best interest of the child shall be limited to 10 days per fiscal year. o

Family fee will be charged.

Unexcused Absences

Due to financial loss to the program, students with unexcused absences will be immediately terminated from participation in the program. Twenty unexcused absences may be allowed prior to termination from the program if it is pre-approved by the CDC Director. The parent must complete the Parent Request for Use of Unexcused Absence form (CDC-444). Unexcused absences are defined as follows: o

Any absence due to a reason other than those defined as excused absences, suspensions, absences without verification (e.g. when a parent gives no reason for an absence), or when best interest days exceed the 10 days that are allowed shall be considered an unexcused absence. Parent must read and sign Unexcused Absence

Days form (CDC-195). o

Family fee will be charged.

I have read and understand the Child Development Center attendance policy.

Parent Signature_________________________________________

Date___________________________________________________

Approved:

CDC Director

02/13 ldrv

CDC-575

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

(562) 422-6868  FAX (562) 422-6286

PARENT GROUPS

Each class or site will have a site parent group. The meetings will be scheduled cooperatively by the Parent Education Coordinator, Coordinating Teacher, Teachers and Parents. There should be a minimum of 2 educational meetings during the year. Additional meetings may be scheduled for potlucks, picnics, etc.

Each site group will elect a chairperson, representative and alternate representative to the Parent

Advisory Council, and any other officers deemed necessary.

A report of each meeting held, with a sign-in list of those attending will be forwarded to the

CDC office.

Participation in fund raising cannot be required and monthly dues are not acceptable. Parents may wish to donate non-food items for the class but this would be strictly on a volunteer basis.

Parent participation in fund raisers will be on a VOLUNTEER BASIS. All monies will be handled by parents.

THE SITE STAFF MAY NOT BE INVOLVED IN COLLECTING OR SPENDING

PARENT FUNDS. If parents wish to maintain a treasury they must make arrangements for all collecting, banking and dispersing of the funds. Any plan for money raising projects will be submitted for approval on “Request of Approval of Parent Association Fundraisers” (CDC-255), and approval must be received before implementing the plan.

If the parents request information from the Coordinating Teacher as to appropriate use of parent funds for the benefit of the children, suggestions may be given, but NO STAFF PERSON

WILL MAKE REQUESTS OF THE PARENT GROUP FOR USE OF PARENT FUNDS.

Any activity provided with parent funds must be provided for ALL children regardless of parent participation in contributing to the treasury.

If a parent group wishes to use parent group money for a site activity during class hours, the parent chairman will complete and submit to the Coordinating Teacher “Request for Approval of

Center Activity with Parent Funds” (CDC-405). The form will be submitted in duplicate with ample time to permit the Coordinating Teacher to forward one copy to the CDC Program

Coordinator two weeks prior to the proposed activity.

Approved:

CDC Director MC: 4/10 CDC-449

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I have read the above policy on Parent Groups.

Parent’s / Guardian’s Signature ____________________________ Date ____________

OFFICE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807  (562) 422-6868  FAX (562) 422-6286

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

STUDENT DRESS STANDARDS

The following student dress standards have been established to insure that the instructional program at the school may operate fully and effectively for all students free of interference and distraction and without hazard or threat to students’ health, safety and welfare. Clothing worn to school must be neat and clean. School sites have the responsibility to identify and restrict attire that may lead to unsafe conditions. If it is determined that particular clothing is gang-related, the school site may prohibit students from wearing the identified attire. Each school site will notify parents of the specific school uniform requirements of the school.

Acceptable Attire

• Shorts (closer to the knee than to the hips)

• Skirt/dresses/skort (closer to the knee than to the hips)

• Blouses or shirts that are appropriate for a school

environment.

• Closed footwear (with socks) that covers the entire foot

• Jeans (clean, not faded or torn)

• Slacks: dress or casual

• Outer clothing must completely cover underclothes

Unacceptable Attire

• Spaghetti straps, tank tops, T-Straps, tube or halter tops

• Inappropriate logo T-Shirts/sweatshirt

• Tight/revealing clothes

• One piece outfits, such as sun suits

• Blouses or tops that bare the midriff at any time

• Visible undergarments

• Oversized, baggy or saggy clothing

• Open sandals, high heeled shoes, slipper-type shoes, flip-flops and thongs

• Caps (baseball, etc.) (Approved for sun protection)

• Jewelry items that may potentially cause injury

• Metal hair combs or other barrettes that may cause

injury.

Sun Protection – Each school shall allow students to use sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to, hats and sunglasses when outdoors. Each school shall allow pupils the use of sunscreen during the school day without a physician’s note or prescription. Sunscreen is not considered an over-the-counter medication. School personnel are not required to assist pupils in applying sunscreen.

Please note: The State of California has determined that “A pupil who goes to school without the proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself/herself for the classroom before entering.” (California Administrative Code,

Title V, Section 302) 1994.

I agree to abide by the student dress code.

Student Name_____________________________ Site _______________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature_______________________________ Date___________________

Parent/Guardian Print Name_____________________________

Approved: CDC Director

CDC -10Ld:12/12 Student Dress

Standards

Office of Child Development Centers

4310 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807

Original in Family Folder

Copy to Parent

(562) 422-6868 · Fax (562) 422-6286

TO: Child Development Center Parents/Guardians

SUBJECT: Program Eligibility and Need Requirements

Site _________________

In the past we have had parents/guardians who have not notified the CDC Office of a change in their

“eligibility” for the child care program based on their income and/or their “need” for child care services.

This may cause a legal problem for the parent/guardian, therefore, we want to make sure that you understand what is required by law.

Due to State of California legal requirements*, the Child Development Center Parent Handbook on p. 10 received by you states the following:

“A child may be permanently excluded from the program…for any of the following causes:

A false statement made by a parent or guardian on any provided documentation.

Failure of the parent or guardian to notify the center within 5 calendar days of any changes in family size, marital status, income, school schedule hours, place or hours of employment or any other State defined requirements.

Failure of parent or guardian to comply with State regulations, and district policies and

procedures which govern the operation of the Child Development Centers.

• Failure of a family to meet or maintain eligibility and need requirements.”

If a false statement is made related to employment, training, etc. or if a parent/guardian fails to notify the Child Development Center within five calendar days of any change in the need for child care, i.e. employment hours have changed, parent/guardian is no longer employed or in school, and such, the State of California, Child Development Division requires that the parent pay for the child care during this time as the need for care has not been substantiated. In addition, if it appears that a parent/guardian has made a false statement, their enrollment files may be turned over to the

District Attorney’s Office which could result in criminal prosecution. If you have had a change in income or need for child care and have not notified the Child Development Center, it is necessary that you contact the Enrollment Center or Coordinating Teacher immediately so that this problem can be remedied.

I understand the above requirements for Eligibility and Need and sign under penalty of perjury that my current enrollment documents are accurate.

___________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name (Please print)

__________________________________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian

Child’s/Children’s Names:

__________________________

Date

________________________________ ___________________________________

*NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE BACK OF THIS PAGE FOR THE SUPPORTING STATE

OF CALIFORNIA LAWS.

Approved: CDC Director

CDC-123 (SAC, PSFD)

The laws supporting the information on the reverse side are from the Education Code, Title 5 which requires the following:

“18102 – Notice to Families of Their Responsibility to Notify Contractor of Changes in Family

Circumstances. …the family is responsible to notify the contractor within five calendar days of any changes in family income, family size, or the need for services as specified in the Education

Code…”

“18084 – Documentation of Income Eligibility. The parent/guardian is responsible for providing documentation of the family’s total countable income…for all the individuals counted in the family size as follows: (1) if the parent is employed, provide: (A) a release authorizing the contractor to contact the employer… (B) All payroll check stubs… (b) The contractor: (4) May request additional documentation to verify the total countable income to the extent that the information provided by the parent or the employer is insufficient to make a reasonable assessment of income eligibility.”

“18085.5 – Documentation of Need Based on Employment, Seeking Employment, Training,

Seeking Housing, and Incapacity; in General. Subsidized child care shall only be available to the extent to which: (1) the parent meets the need criterion as specified… (2) there is no parent in the family capable of providing care for the family’s child during the time care is requested.”

“18086.5 – Documentation of Seeking Employment.” Limited to 60 working days within the contract period of July 1 – June 30, excluding Federal holidays. “The parent shall provide documentation weekly of activities he or she has undertaken during the previous week to seek employment.”

“18087 – Documentation of Training toward Vocational Goals. The parent shall provide proof that the vocational training leads directly to a recognized trade, para-profession, or profession and supply documentation of the days and hours of vocational training.”

Long Beach Unified School District

Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Annual Notice

For students, employees, parents/guardians, school and district advisory committee members, appropriate private school officials, and other interested parties

The Long Beach Unified School District has the primary responsibility to insure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs and the charging of unlawful pupil fees.

The Long Beach Unified School District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints using policies and procedures known as the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) adopted by our local board. Unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying complaints may be based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, disability, nationality, national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or on a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance.

The UCP shall also be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws:

Adult Education

Consolidated Categorical Aid

Programs Migrant Education

Career Technical and Technical Education and Training

Programs Child Care and Developmental Programs

Child Nutrition Programs

Special Education Programs

Safety Planning

Requirements

A complaint of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees may be filed pursuant to the local

UCP. A pupil enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity.

A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

1. A fee charged to a pupil as a condition for registering for school or classes, or as a condition for participation in a class or an extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or compulsory, or is for credit.

2. A security deposit, or other payment, that a pupil is required to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, clothes, or other materials or equipment.

3. A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, or clothes associated with an educational activity.

Complaints other than complaints relating to pupil fees must be filed in writing with the following compliance officer:

Director, Office of the Deputy Superintendent

1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810

Telephone Number: 562.997.8025

Complaints of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees are filed with a principal of a school. A complaint regarding pupil fees may be filed anonymously if the complaint provides evidence or information to support an allegation of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees.

Complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, must be filed within six (6) months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, occurred or the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, unless the time for filing is extended by the superintendent or his or her designee.

Complaints will be investigated and a written Decision or report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint. This sixty (60) day time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The LEA person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with sections 4680--

‐4687 and in accordance with local procedures adopted under section 4621.

The complainant has a right to appeal the District’s Decision to the California Department of Education

(CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving the District’s Decision. The appeal must include a copy of the complaint filed with District and a copy of the District’s Decision.

Civil law remedies may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying laws, if applicable. In appropriate cases, an appeal may be filed pursuant to Education Code

Section 262.3. A complainant may pursue available civil law remedies outside of District’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that may be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders.

A copy of the Long Beach Unified School District’s UCP policy and complaint procedures shall be available free of charge.

CDC-242 Revised 7-2014

CDC-242

MEDICAL STATEMENT TO REQUEST

SPECIAL MEALS AND/OR ACCOMMODATIONS

2.

Site Name

3. Site Telephone Number 1.

School/Agency Name

4. Name of Participant

6. Name of Parent or Guardian

5. Age or Date of Birth

7. Telephone Number

8. Check One:

Participant has a disability or a medical condition and requires a special meal or accommodation. (Refer to definitions on reverse side of this form.) Schools and agencies participating in federal nutrition programs must comply with requests for special meals and any adaptive equipment. A licensed physician must sign this form.

Participant does not have a disability, but is requesting a special meal or accommodation due to food intolerance(s) or other medical reasons. Food preferences are not an appropriate use of this form. Schools and agencies participating in federal nutrition programs are encouraged to accommodate reasonable requests. A licensed physician, physician’s

assistant, or nurse practitioner must sign this form.

9. Disability or medical condition requiring a special meal or accommodation:

10. If participant has a disability, provide a brief description of participant’s major life activity affected by the disability:

11. Diet prescription and/or accommodation:(please describe in detail to ensure proper implementation-use extra pages as needed)

12. Indicate texture:

Regular Chopped Ground Pureed

13. Foods to be omitted and substitutions: (please list specific foods to be omitted and suggested substitutions. you may attach a

sheet with additional information as needed)

B. Suggested Substitutions A. Foods To Be Omitted

14. Adaptive Equipment:

15. Signature of Preparer* 16. Printed Name 17. Telephone

Number

18. Date

19. Signature of Medical Authority* 20. Printed Name 21. Telephone

Number

22. Date

* Physician’s signature is required for participants with a disability. For participants without a disability, a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner must sign the form.

The information on this form should be updated to reflect the current medical and/or nutritional needs of the participant.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400

Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

MEDICAL STATEMENT TO REQUEST

SPECIAL MEALS AND/OR ACCOMMODATIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

1. School/Agency: Print the name of the school or agency that is providing the form to the parent.

2. Site: Print the name of the site where meals will be served (e.g., school site, child care center, community center, etc.)

3. Site Telephone Number: Print the telephone number of site where meal will be served. See #2.

4. Name of Participant: Print the name of the child or adult participant to whom the information pertains.

5. Age of Participant: Print the age of the participant. For infants, please use Date of Birth.

6. Name of Parent or Guardian: Print the name of the person requesting the participant’s medical statement.

7. Telephone Number: Print the telephone number of parent or guardian.

8. Check One: Check () a box to indicate whether participant has a disability or does not have a disability.

9. Disability or Medical Condition Requiring a Special Meal or Accommodation: Describe the medical condition that requires a special meal or accommodation (e.g., juvenile diabetes, allergy to peanuts, etc.)

10. If Participant has a Disability, Provide a Brief Description of Participant’s Major Life Activity Affected

by the Disability: Describe how physical or medical condition affects disability. For example: ”Allergy to peanuts causes a life-threatening reaction.”

11. Diet Prescription and/or Accommodation: Describe a specific diet or accommodation that has been prescribed by a physician, or describe diet modification requested for a non-disabling condition. For example:

”All foods must be either in liquid or pureed form. Participant cannot consume any solid foods.”

12. Indicate Texture: Check () a box to indicate the type of texture of food that is required. If the participant does not need any modification, check “Regular”.

13.

A

. Foods to Be Omitted: List specific foods that must be omitted. For example, “exclude fluid milk.”

B

. Suggested Substitutions: List specific foods to include in the diet. For example, “calcium fortified juice.”

14. Adaptive Equipment: Describe specific equipment required to assist the participant with dining. (Examples may include a sippy cup, a large handled spoon, wheel-chair accessible furniture, etc.)

15 Signature of Preparer: Signature of person completing form.

16. Printed Name: Print name of person completing form.

17. Telephone Number: Telephone number of person completing form.

18. Date: Date preparer signed form.

19. Signature of Medical Authority: Signature of medical authority requesting the special meal or accommodation.

20. Printed Name: Print name of medical authority.

21. Telephone Number: Telephone number of medical authority.

22. Date: Date medical authority signed form.

DEFINITIONS*:

“A Person with a Disability” is defined as any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

“Physical or mental impairment” means (a) any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive, digestive, genito-urinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine; or (b) any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.

“Major life activities” include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

“Has a record of such an impairment” is defined as having a history of, or have been classified (or misclassified) as having a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

(*Citations from Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)

California Department of Education

Nutrition Services Division (09/02)

This form is a sample and may be duplicated for your use.

PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S FORM FOR DECLINING A

PROVIDER’S FOOD – Older Children

All child care facilities (providers or centers) participating in a Child Nutrition Program (CNP) are required to offer meals that according to State and Federal guidelines (see attached meal pattern).

As a parent or guardian, you have chosen to decline the provider's or center’s offered food and will furnish a food item or items which meets the CNP nutritional content requirements, unless your doctor has prescribed special food. Any food items provided by the parent or guardian must be in compliance with local health codes. If your doctor's prescribed food item(s) does not meet the CNP requirements, you will need to

have him/her complete the back of this form. Return the original to your center or provider. Please complete the form below in order to allow your provider or center to receive CNP meal reimbursement.

CHILD'S NAME:

NAME OF FOOD ITEM(S) OFFERED

BY PROVIDER OR CENTER:

PARENT/GUARDIAN’S REASON

FOR FOOD SUBSTITUTION:

FOOD ITEM(S) PARENT/GUARDIAN

CHOOSES TO PROVIDE:

PARENT/GUARDIAN’S SIGNATURE

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

DATE

PROVIDER/CENTER’S SIGNATURE DATE

(Provider: please keep a copy in the child’s file and forward the original to your CNP sponsor).

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color,

_

national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten

Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call

(202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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