TEMPE EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL INTERVENTION

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1 Tempe School District No. 3 TD#3 Parent Handbook REGULATION OF FACILITY (AzDHS) . This facility is regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services Any questions or concerns you may have about this or any other chil d care licensed facility may be addressed to: Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Assurance and Licensure Services Bureau of Health and Child Care Review Services Office of Child Care Licensure th Avenue Suite 400 150 North 18 0 - 4610 Phoenix, AZ 8502 (602) 364 - 2539 (800) 615 - 8555 ( 602) 861 - 0674 – FAX 1

2 WE BELIEVE... • All students and staff interact and positively reinforce each other. • Learners are provided a variety of opportunities to reach their full potential. Teachers are actively involved • in their students’ educational programs, daily care, and leisure time activities. • The uniqueness and strengths of each student, their famil ies, and our staff is important. • All people should be treated as equals and shown dignity and respect. ol Vision TD#3 Prescho To be a safe, nurturing and accepting community school where all student s are challenged to learn and prepared for success in kindergarten . TD#3 Preschool Mission Explore, Play, Learn The Journey Begins Here Tempe PRE Inspiring minds. Investing in our future. PRESCHOOL PHILOSOPHY We profess a commitment to preschool children and their families to work together to provide a positive introduction to the world of learning for young and academic in nature and is designed to children. Our preschool is developmental - esteem and positive feelings toward learning. enhance each child’s emerging self Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth and development. The curriculum and adults’ interactions are respo nsive to individual difference in ability and interest. Adults believe that there is often more than one right answer. Adults recognize that children l earn from self - directed problem - solving, experimentation and direct teaching. Children are provided co ncrete learning activities with materials and people relevant to their own life experiences. Recognizing the greater system in which the child exists, home and family, assistance is provided to parents through meetings, information sharing, and training. T he s taff works in partnership with parents by communicating regularly to build mutual understanding and to provide greater consi stency for children. We are ded icated to providing a preschool that is a safe We will provide opportunities for place for children to be nurtured and successful. 2

3 children prior to kindergarten to participate in learning and development of verbal language acquisition, motor skills, pre literacy skills, beginning math skills, - confidence. concepts, social skills, problem solving skills, and self - PRESCHOOL COSTS AND ELIGIBILITY Tuition is charged on a monthly basis. No credits are given for missed days due to illness or vacation. Refunds are only made when dropping the program with a two - e end of the month the withdrawl week written notice and then are prorated to th is processed in. No other refunds will be made. for eligible families who live in Tempe and meet the Tuition assistance is available The following documents will be required to apply for tuition income guidelines. e : assistanc 1. The child’s birth certificate. 2. documents, food Proof of family income (check stubs, employer letters, tax stamp letters, support orders, unemployment, etc.). 3. Proof of City of Tempe address . notified by the City of Tempe of the accepta nce of a child or Families will be placement on a waiting list. Families will then complete all district registration paperwork prior to their child starting the program. PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM e The preschool curriculum is developmental and academic in nature. Although ther are universal and predictable sequences in a child’s growth and development, each child moves through this development at their own rate. Tempe PRE is utilizing the HighScope Preschool curriculum which is aligned to the Arizona Early Learning Standards. The High Scope Preschool Curriculum allows for structured and unstructured play, experiences connected to student choice and interest. The Review process in hallmark of the High Preschool Curriculum is the Plan - Do - Scope which children make and carry out plan s, then reflect on their accomplishments. - During Pla n - Do that Review, children initiate activities build upon their natural curiosity and excitement about learning. Children en gage in purposeful activity as they attempt to achieve goals they set for themse lves in the planning step. They develop self - confidence and increasingly complex thinking and play. The teachers support an d extend the children’s learning throughout this process of planning, classro oms are carefully playing , and reflecting. The space and materials in the selected and arranged to promote active learning. There are separate areas for 3

4 reading, writing, dramatic play, block play, art activities, writing, and sand and ing water play. The curriculum reflects our belief that all children are develop g ths and needs. The people, at their own special rate, with their own stren HighScope curriculum addresses all areas of a child’s development including: Literacy and Communication; Social and Language, Development; Emotional Mathema Science and Te tics; Social Studies, Physical Development and chnology; Health; Creative Arts ; and Approaches to Learning . and ur Tempe PRE classrooms have a child - centered approach in which teachers O instructional observe and respond to children individually. Thes e adults assistants are always visible in the classroom and the classroom is physically set up to ensure that all children can be seen at all times by the teacher and/or other adults in the room. Activities are planned to match the interest and needs of each child in the classroom. The curriculum and adults’ interactions are designed to be responsive to the individual difference in ability and interests of each child. Adult expectations . match and respect each child’s developing capabilities EED WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL N facility, your child’s teacher will talk directly about the When you tour the requirements for his/her class, in general all students need to have the following supplies: • file folder A backpack large enough for a A • change of clothes, in case t heir clothes become soiled , in a bag complete labeled with their first and last name o Top, bottoms, socks, shoes, underwear • to be sent home for A blanket or towel to be used for cover at naptime ing each wash Friday We ask that children only bring toys from home on the days that teacher’s request for “Show and Tell” time. Toys can be a distracter for not only your child, but for the other children in the classroom. If a child brings a toy and does not leave it in er until a parent can pick it his/her backpack or cubby, it may be held by the teach up. DISCIPLINE AND GUIDANCE Staff facilitates the development of self - control in children by designing classroom environments which emphasize rou tine and consistency. Staff use positive guidance techniques such as modeling, natural consequences, encouraging 4

5 expected behavior, redirecting children to a more acceptable activity, direct setting clear limits and teaching of appropriate behavior, positive redirection, . Staff help children fost er a respect for self, instruction in problem solving skills others, and property. Children are taught to develop skills to help them make appropriate choices and resolve conflicts. Acceptable Techniques : Staff will provide guidance in supporting children as they learn to solve • problems. • Sta ff will use positive discipline approaches to teach children acceptable behavior and inner controls, not as punishment or retribution. • Staff will define and maintain consistent and reasonable rules and limits for children and shall model and encourage appr opriate behavior. • Staff, whenever possible, will explain to a child why a particular behavior is not allowed, help child problem solve an alternative and assist the child to become engaged in an activity in an acceptable way. • There may be times when a ch ild is removed from the group for unacceptable behavior (the length of time should not exceed 1 minute per year of the child’s age, i.e. 4 minutes for a 4 - year - old) using the methods already described. t” • Children in conflict will be encouraged to “talk it ou and be a part of the solution . : Unacceptable Techniques • Staff will not humiliate or frighten the child or use corporal punishment. Discipline will not be associated with eating, napping, or toileting. • • may not discipline other children. Children DAYS AN Tempe PRE PROGRAM D HOURS OF ATTENDANCE FOR Full D ay 7 Hour Program Monday, Tuesday , Thursday and Friday , Wednesday Actual hours vary by site, please check with your school site Early R elease on Friday s ( lunch provided for families who qual ify for Free or Reduced meal program Breakfast and through the TD3, snacks provided daily ) HOLIDAYS/SCHEDULE CHANGES Tempe PRE classrooms observe all holidays in accordance with the District the calendar. Friday is an early release day for Tempe PRE classrooms the same as 5

6 rest of the school. Please refer to your individual school site for start and end times. ATTENDANCE Daily attendance is absolut ely necessary to ensure the succ ess of your child . to notify the school whe IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT n a child is going to be absent. I f a parent is not heard from, the school will attempt to (as per policy) contact the parent reason, it is necessary for parents to . For this provide a phone number where they can be reached and notify the school as soon as possible of any change in this phone number. To report an absen ce for any reason, call the school You must call office and leave a message on the absence line. the school office your child is absent within 30 minutes of school each day starting . Children with 10 o r mo re nonconsecutive unexcused absences may be withdrawn from the program. Children with 10 consecutive unexcused absences and no call will be withdrawn. DAILY SIGNING IN AND OUT AzDHS st of In accordance with the regulations set by , we must have on file a li adults who have permission to sign your child in and out of the preschool. An a dult is defined as a person 18 years or older. For your child’s protection, preschool children will not be released to a person under the age of 18, even if that person i s All children are required to be signed in and out a relative. by an authorized adult . Children will be released only to those authorized to sign the child out (MUST be listed on the child’s Emergency Card or parent/guardian MUST have notified staff in pe rson the adult will be picking the child up) . All authorized adults must be prepared to show picture identification when signing a child out . for the first time Children will NOT be released to an adult listed on the Emergency Card who does not have a pict ure ID. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to inform other authorized adults of this requirement. Licesning requires a minimum of a first initial and full last name when signing in or out . Late Pick Ups - It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility t o be on time for pick - up each day. If your child is not signed up for extended care, they must be picked up within 5 minutes of the end of the scho ol day. Pick ups after the scheduled end of the school day without being signed up for extended care may resu lt in the child being If your child is and will result in late pick up fees . dismissed from the program 6

7 picked up late more than five times in a semester , they will be dropped from the program. er than 6:00pm. Pick Children signed up for extended care must be picked up no lat ups after 6:00pm will result in late pick up fees being asses sed (see tuition/fees If your child is picked up late more than five times in a semester , they will policy). be dropped from the program. 5 MINUTES OF THE END OF THEIR IF A CHILD IS NOT PICKED UP WITHIN 1 SCHEDULED PICK UP TIME, TEACHING STAFF WILL CALL PARENT/GUARDIAN LISTED ON EMERGENCY CARD AS FIRST CONTACT. IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO BE REACHED, TEACHING STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO CALL ALL NUMBERS IL SOMEONE IS LOCATED WHO CAN ON THE CHILD’S EMERGENCY CARD UNT PICK THE CHILD UP. IF NO ONE CAN BE REACHED TO COME AND PICK THEM UP WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE CHILD’S SCHEDUL ED END TIME , THE NON - LED . IT IS UP TO THE EMERGENCY POLICE NUMBER WILL BE CAL CONTACT PARENT/GUARDIAN TO UPDATE ALL EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND ARRANGE FOR PICK UP OF THEIR CHILD EACH DAY. DAILY SCHEDULE a general idea of the daily routine of your child T list provides his ’ s day. The may be not activities in the classroom occur in the order listed below. Greeting and Children and adults come together in a large group for ge Board greeting and information about Messa beginning of the day routines, Time new items or work areas in classroom provided through a daily message board. and Children and Large Group adults participate in an activity together Time contributes to a sense of community in the classroom. Everyone comes together to participate in music and movement activities, storytelling or other shared physical activities. There may be several large whole group activities during the day. Plan, Do and first come together in large group and with adult Children Review Time support articulate their plan for their choice of interest area, their work time. They have choices in engaging in educational centers that re inforce the early learning standards and concepts being taught. Young children learn through play and exp l oration so these experiences are critical. Upon completion of work time, all children and adults again gather together to view what they learned. recall their actions and re 7

8 Small Group small consist ent group of children meet each day for 15 - 20 A minutes with the same adult where an activity is introduced and Time to work ials en with . children are giv their own set of mater also have a set of m aterials for themselves to use as eachers T model. both a participant and a The playground and outside group activities allow children to Outside Time develop gross motor skills, engage in social interactive play experiences as they choose activities. A Adults do - trained. Bathroom ll children must be completely potty supervise children in the restroom and support each child’s his/her own bathroom need for independently addressing per hygiene is taught and monitored. needs. Pro Children learn proper hand washing and eating routines. Breakfast, Whenever possible meals are served family and - style. Teachers Lunch eating and the use of model behaviors for healthy good Snack manners, encouraging the use of complete sentences to make while and practici ng new vocabulary. ing requests, learn Each child has their assigned individual cot with a covered Rest Time sheet. All children will rest and many will sleep during this designated time. - Clean All children assist in cleaning up. They learn personal up they clean up after themselves and help responsibility as others. Dismissal Dismissal routines may vary from class to class. This time is used to put closure to the day and provide one last opportunity to practice developing theme - related vocabulary and skills. Language children learn. Language is the basis for so much of how young Throughout Development day children are exposed to new vocabulary, the opportunities to expand their expressive and receptive language skills, many stories, activities, experiences, discussion s and opportunities to develop language along with reading readiness, math and writing skills. HEALTH INFORMATION HAND WASHING Hand washing is a part of the daily routine in the preschool setting. It not only helps children to remain healthy, but it prom otes a healthy lifestyle. At a minimum, 8

9 children wash their hands when they enter every day, after using the restroom, and before eating snack. We appreciate parents reinforcing this routine a meal or ance of good hygiene. in the home to help children become aware of the import IMMUNIZATIONS Paren ts of children entering the preschool program will need to provide verifiable documentation of immunizations required by law. Any immunizations received after school starts will need to be shared with the nurse. I f you need help in determining the school nurse. if your child requires immunizations, please contact According to the Arizona Department of Health Services Child Care , the only Licensing us reasons. If exemptions allowed for preschool children are for medical or religio your child requires an exemption for either of those reasons, please let the school know so you can fill out the appropriate form. ILLNESS Children who are ill (sore throat, cough, diarrhea, head or stomach aches, head lice, etc.) or who ha ve had a fever or vomiting in the past 24 hours will not be allowed to remain at school. Certain illnesses require exclusion, as per the Department of Health Services (see list Arizona ). If a child becomes sick below during the day, the staff will bring th e child to the health office and the nurse (or other designated staff) will care for the child . So that the child does not infect other children, he/she will remain in the health office until an authorized adult arrives to take the child home . The school s parents/guardians to will call the taff pick up the child. If no one can be reached, the nurse or secretary will call the other authorized persons listed on the emergency card until someone is reached. iately. The child return It is expected that the child will be picked up immed cannot if they have left school with a fever or vomiting. There to school the following day are specific illnesses that children may be exposed to that require the parents of n otified. other children in the class be exposures will be posted. We adhere Those to all Az DHS and state requirements concerning preschool illness. Illnesses that require school exclusion: Chicken pox Exclude until all blisters are scabbed over and dry a nd fever free 24 hours Pink Eye Exclud e unt il com pleted 24 hours of appropriate and signs and symptoms greatly reduced treatment 9

10 Exclude until fever free for 24 hours Fifth Disease Exclude until no diarrhea, cramping or fever for 24 Diarrhea hours Coxsackie virus - Exclude unt il fever free and Dr. Note to return ( Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease ) Exclude Head Lice live lice found and until initial treatment if completed Exclude as long as untreated sores are present or Impetigo until sores have been treated by antibiotic. Flu ( Influenza ) Exclude until symptoms subside and individual is fever - free Measles ( ) Exclude from the time of onset of illness through Rubella th day after rash occurs the 4 Exclude from school if sores cannot be covered MRSA bandage kept dry and intact and Mumps Exclude until swelling subsides and child is fever (or 9 days after the onset of swelling) free Ringworm Cover affected areas and exclude if infected Exclude until fever free Rosella Scabies Exclude until tre atment has been completed Throat Exclude for at least 24 hours after the first dose Strep of antibiotics and student is fever - free Scarlet Fever Exclude for at least 24 hours after the first dose - free of antibiotics and student is fever 10

11 Tuberculosis x clude until written permission to return to E school by Doctor Whooping Cough Exclude for 5 days and may return with Dr. Note NEGLECT AND ABUSE POLICY 3620 requires that school personnel Arizona’s mandatory reporting law, A.R.S. 13 - having responsibility for the care or treatment of children, whose observation or examination of any child discloses reasonable grounds to believe that a child has been neglected or abused, are mandated to report the matter immediately. If a m ember , even as a third party, that staff person child discloses to an adult staff is also mandated to report the incident. School personnel do not investigate incidents, they only report to the authorities. the Department Typically, police and uspected child abuse or neglect. All of Children’s Services (DCS) are notified of s are trained each year in the DCS reporting procedures. staff MEDICATIONS Parents should arrange to have prescription medication given to children before or after their preschool ion to be given to day . Should it be necessary for medicat children during the day, the school nurse will hold and dispense the medication to the child. All medications must be in the original prescription container and labeled of dosage. with an Rx number, prescription name, amount, time and/or frequency The parent must sign an authorization/permission to dispense the medication at The nurse will document that medication is to be given including the school. kept medication name, amount, time and the child’s name. All medicines are in locked either a the nurse’s office or a locked box in a refrigerator in the box in nurse’s office . Only trained staff administers medications. Parents must br ing medication to school; edication is not to be transported in backpacks . m E MERGENCY PROCEDURES Minor in jury: Children will receive basic first aid treatment at school, and a written notification will be sent home with the child to the parents/guardians. Other injury: First aid will be administered and the parent/guardian will be notified by telephone to pic k up the child for further care. If the parent/guardian cannot be located, a person listed on the emergency card will be called to take the child for further care. Life threatening injury: In case of serious accidents, the paramedics will be summoned for treatment. They will advise whether the child should be taken to 11

12 the nearest hospital or doctor’s office by ambulance. Parents/guardians will be notified as quickly as possible. NOTE: IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO GES FOR EMERGENCY CONTACTS. IF NO EMERGENCY UPDATE ANY CHAN CONTACT PERSON CAN BE LOCATED, IN A CASE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, THE POLICE WILL BE CONTACTED. TRANSPORTATION FOR PRESCHOOL Parents are to provide transportation for students in the Preschool Tempe PRE Program. No bus transportation is provided. Please do NOT put preschool students on the buses used by older students. Please follow and adhere to the drop off and pick up times. Extended care is available to families who need it at specified sites . Children who a re not enrolled in Extended care may NOT be left at school after school hours have ended or be dropped off before preschool hours begin i.e. older children can be regardless of the time your child’s school campus opens ( on campus at 7:30 am for breakfast; this does NOT apply to Tempe PRE and children cannot be dropped off until the start of school unless signed up for Extended care) . , LUNCH , BREAKFAST AND SNACKS , lunch Breakfast , All families will complete a and s nacks are available to all families . Free a lication as part of their TD3 registration. Snacks are nd Reduced meal app always provided free to all enrolled children. Families who qualify for Free meals will be provided all meals free of charge. Families who qualify for Reduced meals can purchase meal s from the school at a reduced rate. Families must contact their school’s cafeteria directly to purchase meals. All families are welcome to provide All district provided meals meet USDA their child’s food in a lunchbox at any time. hly menu is posted in each classroom. It is your requirements and a mont f food to inform the responsibility if your child has an allergy to any type o teacher upon your child’s enrollment in the program. If your child has a food allergy and you purchase meals from the district , a substitute item will be provided for his/her meal or snack . TD3 does not serve pork or peanut butter. FOOD FROM HOME There are many children who have food allergies and/or sensitivities that must be f you choose to provide taken in to account when p roviding food to the childre n . I you MUST check with the classroom teacher your child’s food from home, 12

13 regarding allergies ahead of time . If you are wanting to provide food for a celebration of any kind, you must check with the classroom teacher regarding rgies If you choose alle and all food MUST be store bought in its original container. to send a lunch with your child, we would encourage you to please select healthy options and avoid sending sweets, sugary drinks, and other ‘junk’ foods as much as possible. PLAYGROUND ACTIVITIES All children will have opportunities to play outside every day in an area that meets AzDHS regulations. Water is provided for children while playing outside but you . If you send a water b ottle, please may also provide a water bottle for your child label it with your child’s first and last name and ensure that it is taken home to be washed at least weekly. Classroom staff are not responsible for lost/broken water The play area has shade to protect children from the sun. Unless there is bottles. a heat advisory, children will have outdoor time each day. If a child has a health condition (such as asthma) that would make high pollution days a time they should to the school nurse and not be playing outdoors, you must provide a doctor’s note and alternate plans will be made for your child on those days. your child’s teacher PARENT/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION re are a variety of ways you can communicate with your child’s teacher. Always The feel comfortable in calling either directly to your child’s c lassroom and leaving a , and , e mailing your teacher voicemail - / or call ing the office to leave or coordinator a message. Staff should contact you within 24 hours of receiving your call /e - mail . I , simply call t o make an f you ever want to meet with your child’s teacher appointment. We are always happy to meet with you outside of class time so it does not interrupt the learning for other children . Tempe PRE utilizes email as our main form of communication so it is imperative that you keep your email address up t o date with Tempe PRE and notify them of any changes. It is also important that you check your email on a regular basis for important information from Tempe PRE staff. PARENT INVOLVEMENT ildren. Parents Staff is committed to involving parents in the education of their ch are an integral part of the learning process and a variety of opportunities for parental involvement will be offered throughout the school year. 13

14 • pportunities for parents to learn about preschool curriculum and O ing activities for young children will be developmentally appropriate learn available. • will offer parents the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom and We personally observe the wonderful activities in which their child participates. • We will request that parents complete a yea rly satisfaction survey so that we can continue to improve in the achievement of our goals. • If you are interested in formally volunteering in your child’s classroom, you must contact your child’s school and complete the District process to volunteer. chool staff believe s that we and the families of our students are in a Pres partnership to provide experiences that will assist all children in achieving their potential and communication is a key element in this process. regular, open PARENT COMPACT Parental /family involvement and responsibility is a critical component of your child’s education: As a parent we ask that you: • Have high expectations for your child and praise their accomplishments. Have your child attend on a daily basis as developing skills ne ed to be • 5 is when reinforced every day. The period of time between birth and age the fastest and most critical learning occurs. Daily attendance is an excellent preparation for kindergarten and it shows your child that school is important. • Be prompt at a rrival and dis missal. I t is important that your child know he or she will be picked up or met promptly at the end of the school day. Some children become anxious or are traumatized when expecting to be picked up for them. We understand tha t occasionally you may be and no one comes and ask that delayed picking up your child due to unforeseen circumstances you notify the school or your child’s teacher when this happens . Please remember that teachers have other responsibilities at the end of each school sessio n. • Keep informed of what is happening on campus and in your child’s classroom by readin g your teacher’s newsletter, the school newsletter , and the Tempe . PRE newsletter 14

15 • Some children will be anxious and may even cry when left at school. RELAX! makes the child’s reluctance even stronger. Let the teacher Your tension welcome your child and draw them into class activities while you head on your way. They will watch your child’s adjustment to school and the other children and will notify you if any unusual diff iculties arise. Please let us know of any changes in the family such as death, illness, • , or if the child is on any divorce, separation, company in the home anticipate any potential sudden changes in behavior medication. This helps us and provide appropriat e supports to your child in the classroom . • Please fell free to approach the teacher with any concerns you may have about your child’s preschool experience. Tempe School District No. 3 has specific policies and procedures in place for parents and staff to u tilize Tempe PRE should difficulties and differences occur. The school district and program encourage open communication between families, parents, te achers and schools at all times. Questions concerning the policies and procedures may be directed to the s chool Principal or the Student Support Services office. Provide a home environment that supports and encourages learning and • promotes a positive attitude toward school. • ying or talking with your child each day. Spend time at home reading, pla As staff we c : ommit to To provide an environment that is nurturing, respectful, promotes learning, • and models citizenship. • To provide the parents and families of our students many opportunities to share in their child’s education. • To provide fun, exci ting, hands - on, de velopmentally appropriate activities that encourage language and pr oblem solving skills. • To promote life - long learning. • To always strive to increase student achievement. • To have high expectations of our students -- your children. PROCEDURE FOR SHARING PARE NTAL CONCERNS Parents having concerns about classroom issues need to approach the teacher first with these concerns. If the parent is not satisfied with the result of that meeting, iscuss then he/she should call the school Principal and set up an appointment to d the issue. The school Principal will talk with the teacher and then meet with the parent. At the Principal’s discretion, the teacher may be invited to this meeting. If 15

16 after meeting with the Principal the parent is still not satisfied with the outco me, he/she should contact the Student Support Services Director. VISITING THE CLASSROOM Only persons having a purpose and authorization to be in the classrooms will be Parents allowed access. are always welcome to visit the classroom. It will /guardians be necessary for you to sign in at the office and get a visitor’s badge. We do ask that if you visit , you do not interrupt the activities by asking questions or engaging the staff in conversation when they are interacting students. Instead, please with fee l free to write down any concerns or questions you may have and the staff will be glad to talk with you after the students leave, or at an arranged meeting time. It is important to realize that when a parent or family member comes into a class the dynamics of that class can change. The addition of an unfamiliar adult, or even a family member, can cause some children to become anxious and/or display behaviors that are not typical during the normal school day. FIRE DRILLS ed on campus by each class at least monthly as Unannounced fire drills are practic required by law. PESTICIDES Intention to apply pesticide on the school campus will be posted 48 hours in advance of the pesticide application. INSURANCE The Tempe School District No. 3 provides liability ins urance as required. INSPECTION REPORTS Inspection reports of this facility are available upon request. PHOTO RELEASE All families will be asked to sign permission on a phot release form for us to take o photos or videos of your child . This includes indiv idual pictures, group pictures, pictures for the school newsletter or classroom newsletter, and videos made throughout the day . That permission may be revoked at any time. If permission is revoked at a later g that decision. date, the parent must sign a new form indicatin 16

17 CHILD FIND l District No. 3’s process that seeks to Project Child Find is the Tempe Schoo 5 years’ old who need special services. The District serves the identify children 3 - ring impairments, needs of children with disabilities such as physical, mental, hea emotional, or speech and language impairments in a variety of settings. To determine if your child has special needs, ask yourself the following questions. Does your child... • have trouble seeing people and objects? have trouble hearing voic es or sounds or remain unusually quiet for long • periods of time? have difficulty talking and pronouncing words properly? • • move about with difficulty when crawling, walking or running? • learn slowly and have difficulty understanding? have trouble playing with other children or getting along with adults? • have other special health problems? • If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, if you know of any such children or if you have questions, call (480) 897 - 6233 for information and screening dates. A DHS EMPOWER PROGRAM z Az Participating in the DHS Empower Program encourages children to live healthy lives. This program encourages sun safety, healthy eating habits, healthy life choices and healthy physical activity. AzDHS The supports license d Early Care and voluntary Empower Program Education facilities in their efforts to help young children grow up healthy. The Tempe PRE Program will implement the following Empower Standards in our classrooms. Physical Activity The Tempe PRE Program is committed t o y our children’s health. We encourage all children to participate in a variety of physical activity opportunities that are appropriate for their age, that are fun , and that offer variety. If children are inactive for long periods of time, they can be at risk for problems associated with being overweight. In keeping with this philosophy, our facility will follow the guidelines below: 17

18 • All children are provided at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, - led free - p lay activities in accordance with the including both teacher as well as Empower guidelines. • Staff will encourage moderate and vigorous levels of physical activity. • Weather permitting, every child will have the opportunity to participate in outdoor physical activity each day . • We encourage c hildren to be active throughout the day exploring their environment by limiting sedentary activities to less than 60 minutes at a time (except during nap time). • Screen time is limited to less than three hours per week for children ages two and older. reen time during meal or snack time. • No sc • Physical activity is never used nor withheld as punishment. Sun Safety The Tempe PRE Program is committed to protecting the health and safety of students and staff. While we like to provide opportunities for outdoor p hysical activity, we also want to make it sun - safe. Well - defined research has documented a multitude of negative health conditions from overexposure to the sun. Staff will follow the age • - specific recommendations when planning outdoor activities encouraged to protect the children’s and their own skin with: • Staff is o Sunscreen, lip balm, hats, light clothing and shade. o Limiting exposure during peak UV times, from 10AM to 4PM. o Regularly checking the UV Index to monitor the intensity of the sun’s rays and pla n for outdoor activities accordingly. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) T he Tempe PRE Program , while committed to the health of all of our children , is Eligibility currentl for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP ). eligible is y not deter mined by federal standards based on family income within established geographic boundaries. Schools instead use the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and all meals for Tempe PRE children are provided free of charge. Fruit Juice committed to supporting your child in establishing lifelong Program is The Tempe PRE fruit juice may be linked to weight healthy eating and drinking habits. Too much 18

19 problems and is associated with tooth decay and decreased appetite for other nutritious foods. Too much ice may also take the place of more nutritious fruit ju free or low - fat (1%) milk or water. In keeping with this beverages such as fat - philosophy, our facility will: Limit 100% fruit juice with no added sugar to not more than two times per week • e year and older. for all children on • Only four to six ounces shall be served at one time. • Fruit juice shall only be served with meals and snacks and not continuously throughout the day. • Water shall be used as the first choice for thirst and will be offered throughout the day . Family - Style Meals The Tempe PRE Program is committed to supporting your child in establishing lifelong habits of healthy eating patterns. In keeping with this philosophy, our facility will: n in learning to serve • Serve meals family - style whenever possible to support childre i themselves and develop healthy relationships with food. Our role as educator s s to provide nourishing food, t he child’s role is to decide whether and how much to Children will never be forced to eat. eat. Teachers, staff , and chil dren eat together with staff modeling behaviors for • healthy eating while creating a relaxed environment that promotes both social interactions and positive eating habits. Oral Health The Tempe PRE Program is committed to protecting the health and safety o f our students and staff in regards to tooth decay, which is an infectious disease and a serious problem among young children in Arizona. Our facility recognizes that we play an important role in preventing tooth decay and in educating children, their fam ilies and staff on tooth decay prevention. Our facility will: • Provide oral health education once a month. • Guide our staff on steps they can take to prevent tooth decay. Staff Training The Tempe PRE Program is committed to furthering staff knowledge on th e Empower Program. We regularly train our staff on Empower topic areas, including: physical use cessation . All training is documented activity, nutrition, oral health and tobacco with records readily available. 19

20 ASHLine The Tempe PRE Program is committe d to supporting the efforts of Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine) to help staff and parents quit using tobacco. To protect the health of our children, their families , and our staff, our facility will promote the ASHLine hand smoke by placing them in a visible information on the dangers of seco nd - and third - spot at least once per year so parents and staff can see them. We will also refer the ASHLine. parents, when possible, to Smoke Free Campus The Tempe PRE Program is committed to providing a smoke - free environment for children and staff due to acknowledged hazards arising from exposure to second - hand smoke. Our facility notifies all employees, families and visitors of the smoke - free policy. Appropriate signage will be posted. 20

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