Grant Preschool’s Acclaimed Summer Camp

We keep kids active while they learn.

Dear Parents:
Thank you for your interest in our Summer Day Camp Program. The camp is open to children 5 years of age through 12 years of age. Children must have completed kindergarten to attend.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 PER CHILD
$3 PER HR. — 8-HR. MINIMUM
$120 PER WEEK IF PREPAID
THESE RATES INCLUDE ALL ENTRY FEES FOR FIELD TRIPS.
YOUR CHILD MAY BRING SPENDING MONEY.

The outings are at the Redding Aquatic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the Viking Skate Center on Wednesdays. Entry fees for field trips will be included in the tuition. Do not bring a lunch on Fridays; Friday is party day and lunch will be provided. To receive the prepay credit, payment must be received by Monday of that week. For additional information, please contact Andrew Boesiger or another staff member at (530) 243-0561 ext. 149 or 129.

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

The enrichment classes will be held in the morning between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. These classes will rotate in 30-minute sessions. The classes are Performing Arts (dancing, singing, and acting), Art (drawing, painting, and crafts), and Education (science, math, and computer lab).

FIELD TRIPS

Field trips typically are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. A signed permission slip must be submitted for each field trip. Grant School bus drivers will provide transportation. Field trips include swimming and skating. On occasion, Wednesday’s field trip may change location—please check the weekly schedule. If your child is arriving after 12:30 p.m. on field trip days, please make sure that daycare staff is on campus before leaving your child. Children who exhibit inappropriate behavior or disobey safety rules will be excluded from field trips. Permission slips for field trips must be turned in on Monday prior to the outing. Due to the weather and the scheduling of buses, field trip days and times may change if necessary.

STAFF

Please make it a point to meet and talk to our staff. These individuals have been trained to organize and manage children in group situations and strive to support your child’s needs both physically and emotionally through listening and encouraging each child. Many problems can be eliminated through good staff/parent communication. Feel free to discuss any problems or concerns with our personnel. It is our sincere desire to meet the needs of your child.

BRING DAILY

Please have your child bring a backpack every day. His/her backpack should include lunch (unless advised not to do so), a swimsuit and a towel, a change of clothes, extra socks, sunscreen, a water bottle, water shoes (or flip-flops). Please label all of your belongings.

LUNCHES

Children are required to bring a healthy lunch Monday through Thursday unless otherwise advised. We will provide a nutritious morning and afternoon snack.  Friday is party day and lunch will be provided.

SUMMER DAY CAMP HOURS

Grant School Summer Day Camp will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Friday. No child should arrive before 7:00 a.m. or be picked up later than 6:00 p.m. (See our late pick-up policy).  On field trip days (Tuesday and Thursday), your child must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.  Staff members will not return to the daycare center on these days.  On each Wednesday, the bus will provide transportation to and from Viking Skate Country. Students will return to the daycare center by 4:00 p.m.

DISCIPLINE POLICY

A child causing discipline problems, bullying, or causing injury to themselves or others, or a child that cannot be redirected or that cannot follow Day Camp rules and regulations, will be considered in violation of the discipline policy. This type of inappropriate behavior will merit expulsion from the program. All discipline problems of a serious nature are documented for future reference. Parents are always advised when a child has been written up for a discipline problem. Under no circumstances is corporal punishment implemented, nor is a child ever treated in a humiliating, frightening, or physically harmful manner.

LATE PICK-UP POLICY

This notice is to serve as a reminder of our policy regarding late pick-ups. Without exception, parents picking children up in daycare after 6:05 p.m. will be charged a $15 automatic penalty plus $1 per minute thereafter. In a situation where a child has not been picked up before 8:00 p.m. and no contact has been made with our staff, in accordance with established policy, Child Protective Services will be called. We understand that emergencies can arise; however, it is the responsibility of each parent to have backup support for these instances and to not abuse our staff. Thank you.

RESTRAINING ORDERS

A copy of court orders must be in the child’s file on the school premises in order to be followed by school personnel. State law mandates that a child must be released to either parent regardless of custody arrangements. The only exception is when a current restraining order is on file.

CHILD ABUSE POLICY

Child abuse is defined as any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm. In keeping with the California Penal Code SI 1166, all child care providers are mandated by law to report suspected child abuse, neglect, or endangerment to the Children’s Protective Services or other specified agency. Grant School Summer Camp staff and volunteers receive instruction in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse.

ILLNESS

Any child exhibiting signs of illness, (fever, nausea, etc.) will be isolated from the group and parents will be notified to pick up their child. A sick child must be picked up within one hour after contact. A child must be symptom-free for at least 24 hours before returning to Summer Day Camp. We are not equipped to take care of a sick or recuperating child.

ACCIDENT

Trained staff members will immediately evaluate any accident that appears serious (broken bones; head, neck or internal injuries; or any other trauma). If there are potential injuries such as the above, the staff will call 911 and immediately notify the parents. All staff members are current on CPR and first aid.

MEDICATION POLICY

All medications must be registered with a staff member upon the child’s arrival. Medications must be in the original prescription container with a label stating: the child’s name, the medication name, the dosage, the dosage intervals, the physician’s name, and the date the prescription was filled. A Request for Medication To be Taken During School Hours form must be completed and signed by both doctor and parent. The form will be kept on file in the daycare office. DO NOT send any medication unless it is absolutely necessary.

We look forward to meeting each family and sharing in our combined efforts to make this an outstanding summer camp experience for your child.

Andrew Boesiger, Asst. Director
Grant School Summer Day Camp Staff

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