General Information

1.School will begin the Monday after Labor Day and end in June (date TBA).

2.Our vacation and holiday schedule will be
distributed during the first week of school and posted 
in our September Newsletter. We will have one day in November when the school will be closed for parent conferences.

3.SCHOOL HOURS:Lilliput opens at 8:00 and closes at 5:00. Class times vary from class to class.

4.Conferences are held at least twice a year. Once in the fall and once in the spring. Conferences may also be held at additional times at the request of either the teacher or the parent.

5.Parents will receive a written progress report in the fall and a written one in the spring.

6.Children’s records will be released to the parents at the end of your child’s time at Lilliput. Parents may view them at any time and get a copy of any report desired.

7.All of our teachers are first aid and CPR trained.

8.All of our teachers have had CORI (Criminal records) checks, DSS checks and have been fingerprinted.

9.Parents are welcome to visit and spend time in the classrooms.

10.Lilliput provides water to drink and a cracker or a cookie for snack time. We will make adjustments for allergies.

 1. Please send a zip lock bag with diapers, wipes and a change of clothes.

2. LATE PICK-UP: Children who are not picked up on time will be brought to the extended day room and parents will be charged a $10.00 fee for any part of each hour the child is in extended day. Teachers wait 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after class time, after this period you are considered late.

3. Please do not discuss your child with the teacher in the pick-up line. If you need to talk to the teacher, please call the school and the teacher will be glad to talk with you by phone or schedule an appointment.

4. Written notification must accompany any individual who picks up your child and is not on the Authorization for Pickup Contact Form. For your child’s safety, we will not release him/her to anyone without proper verification and a note from the parent.

5. ABSENTEEISM: Parents are asked to call the school on the days that their child will not attend. Tuition deductions and make-up days cannot be given for absenteeism.

6. Removable clothing (Coats, hats, mittens) and school bags should be labeled. Lilliput is not responsible for lost items or clothing.

7. Toys should not be brought to School. They are easily lost among our toys. Special "blankies" etc. may come for the children who nap and need to be labeled with the child’s name.

8. School clothes should be comfortable and easy for the child to manage by his/her self. Children should not have to worry about getting them dirty.

9. FOOTWEAR: Children need to come to school in comfortable shoes they can run in such as sneakers. No flip flops or crocks please. They come off easily and children wearing these shoes will not be allowed to climb the jungle gym for safety reasons.

10. In case of wetting accidents, please keep a zip-lock bag with extra clothes and your child’s name on it in their back pack at all times / change seasonally. Wet clothes will go home in the zip-lock bag.

11. Your child should have a school bag for carrying home papers and projects. Attach a large safety pin to the outside. This can be used to attach notes from home to school. Please label the school bag with your child’s name where it is visible on the outside.

12. Lilliput reserves the right to cancel any class due to lack of enrollment.

13. Lilliput believes communication between home and school is very important. Call us at any time to discuss your concerns or problems. We can only fix it if we know it needs to be fixed.

Abuse and Neglect

1.All children shall be protected from abuse and neglect while in the care of Lilliput Early Childhood Center.

2.All staff shall report suspected child abuse and neglect to the Director. This includes suspected abuse and neglect at home or at the center.

3.The Director or Assistant Director will determine if there is just cause to indicate abuse or neglect. If a staff member disagrees with the decision of the Director, they may file on their own, not as part of Lilliput.

4. If there is just cause to indicate abuse or neglect, the Director or the Assistant Director will immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect to the Department of Social Services.

5.The licensee’s program administrator shall notify the Office of EEC (Early Education and Care) immediately after filing a 51A report or learning that a 51A report has been filed, alleging abuse or neglect of a child while in the center during a program related activity.

6. The licensee shall cooperate in all investigations of abuse and neglect including identifying parents of children currently or previously enrolled in the center, providing consent for disclosure to the Office of EEC and allowing the Office of EEC to disclose information to any person and or agency the Office may specify as necessary to the prompt investigation of allegations and the protection of children. Failure to cooperate may be grounds for suspension, revocation or refusal to issue a new license.

7. Any staff member accused of abuse or neglect shall be removed from their positions working with children, until the Department of Social Services has completed an investigation and for such further time as the Office of EEA requires.

Health Care Policy

PROCEDURES FOR EMERGENCIES AND ILLNESS:

When a child is ill with a temperature, vomiting or exhibits evidence of a communicable disease, or is complaining of not feeling well, the child will be removed from the classroom to the Director’s office. The Director or Assistant Director will stay with the child and make the child as comfortable as possible while we contact the parent, or if necessary, the emergency contact person for that child. If no one can be contacted, and the problem is not life threatening, the child will remain in the office until dismissal.

 

In the case of an accident or life threatening illness, the child will be removed from immediate danger. If necessary, we will follow through with first aid and call an ambulance. As the Director or Lead Teacher administers to the needs of the child, an assisting staff member will try to contact the parent(s). The Lead Teacher or the Director will go with the child to the hospital, and will bring the child’s file.

In case of an emergency on a field trip, the school will be called and the Director notified. The Director will contact the parents. If the child is sick and the parent(s) cannot be reached, one teacher will bring the child back to the school. The school will follow the regular illness policies. (The teacher will then return to the field trip.) If an ambulance is necessary, one will be called from the field trip and the regular emergency procedures will be followed, with the Lead Teacher going with the child in the ambulance and the Director contacting the parent.

 

A child cannot attend school  if they have an unexplained rash. A child can come to school 24 hours after having a temperature or vomiting and being symptom free, 48 hours after strep or viral pink eye symptom free.

THE LOCATION OF THE FIRST AID KIT:

Each classroom has a first aid mini-kit with rubber gloves, Band-Aids, CPR mask, and gauze. The main kit is located in the kitchen cupboard. Each month the Director checks the contents of the kit to insure that it is well stocked. The Director or a teacher will administer first aid.

 

FIELD TRIPS:

For each field trip, a form must be filled out by the parents granting permission for their child to attend the trip, and listing the telephone numbers where they can be reached during the field trip time. It will also list allergies, medical preferences, and preferred hospital for us to use.

 

The lead teacher will carry the childrens’ permission slips, first aid kit and any emergency medications while off school property. 

Policies and Procedures Transportation Plan

1.Lilliput does not offer transportation. Parents must transport their child to and from school and are responsible for their child until a teacher takes their child from the car, or until they bring the child into the classroom to a teacher.

2. Parents are to pull up in line and bring their child to their teacher waiting on the poorch. At pick up the Parent will pull up and buckle their child in. 

3.Field trips will be by bus or each parent will transport their own child to and from the field trip.

4.In an emergency situation at the school, the Director or Assistant Director will call for an ambulance to transport the child to the nearest hospital. The Director will go with the child and carry the child’s folder. A teacher back at Lilliput will continue to try to contact the parents.

Toileting Policy

1.Children will be taken to the bathroom as they come to Lilliput either first thing in the morning or first thing in the afternoon since they have probably just eaten. A teacher will accompany them.

2.Children will be taken to the bathroom just before snack and any other time that they may need to go.

3.Preschool children never go to the bathroom unsupervised.

4.Children are encourage to unzip or unbutton their own clothes as well as to secure their own clothes. If they have difficulty a teacher will help them.

5.Children must wipe themselves. Please help your child learn this prior to attending school.

6.Children in diapers will be changed and cleaned by the Lead Teacher. The Lead Teacher will place a disposable mat on the changing pad, will wear rubber gloves, and will dispose of wipes and diapers in a closed garbage bag. Parents are required to send to school a change of clothes and a clean diaper. Lilliput keeps extra clothes on hand. The Director or the lead teacher will change any diapers or soiled clothes.

7.Children must wash their hands after going to the bathroom and before eating or baking.

8.Should a child accidentally soil their clothes, the teacher will change them.  The soiled clothes will go home in a ziplock bag. The child will be cleaned and redressed.

9.Lilliput will help with toilet training when needed.

Allergy Policy:

We are a peanut and tree nut free center and do not serve or allow any nut products. Please let us know if your child has a food allergy or food restriction, we will make sure an anonymous  note goes home to parents in the classroom that tells parents what food or foods cannot be sent into the class for parties or birthdays. This is to keep all children included and most importantly safe and healthy.

 

Lilliput cannot serve homemade goods as a classroom snack. The only food products that we can serve the children as a class must be store bought with ingredient labels or fruits and vegetables. This is to keep all children included and most importantly safe and healthy.

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Lunches:

If you are sending in luch you may send anything that is nut free. If you are using soy butter or sunflower butter it must come labeled. We cannot heat lunches at school, if you are sending in a warm lunch please use a thermos to keep it warm.

Lines of Authority:

If a parent has a problem or concern, they should follow the the outlined chain of command when addressing the problem:

1. Talk to the Lead Teacher first.

2. If the problem is not resolved, then please talk to the Director.

Our Policies and Procedures