Child Care

Child Care refers to the non-academic care provided for NCS students. Only children enrolled in the academic programs of the school may stay in Child Care. The purpose for this service is to provide parents who cannot care for their children before or after school hours a compassionate, Christian environment for them. The facilities are inspected annually for compliance with fire, health, and safety standards, and the service is supervised by NCS.

K2 through grade 2 enjoy outdoor play as well as indoor table games and activities. Grades 3 – 6 have a structured study time each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons. All age levels are given an afternoon snack at no additional charge.

EARLY ARRIVAL

Early Arrival workers are on the job at 6:30 AM. If students arrive before 7:40 AM, when classroom buildings are unlocked, they must report to Early Arrival. Students in grade two and below are charged for this service. Students in grades 3-6 are charged from 6:30-7:00.

SCHEDULE

 

Time K2-K3-K4-K5-1 2-12
6:30 – 7:00 Room 107 107
7:00 – 7:40 Room 107 GYM
7:40 Students dismissed to their classrooms Students dismissed to their classrooms

LATE STAY (K2-6)

K3-K5 half-day students are dismissed at 11:15, K3-5 full day and grades 1-3 at 2:50, and 4-6 at 3:00. Students who regularly go to Late Stay are billed from dismissal time until they are picked up. However, if parents come before 3:30, there is no charge for that day. Students who regularly leave school at dismissal time will be taken to Late Stay if parents have not come by 15 minutes after dismissal.

AFTER SCHOOL STUDY HALL (7-12)

Secondary students must report to the Library by 3:30 unless they have sports practices or other extracurricular responsibilities under the supervision of a staff member. Teachers supervise the students, giving opportunity for relaxation, socialization, and homework. The 2014-15 charge is $3.50 per day.

SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAM

The summer child care service is structured on a Day Camp format. A regular schedule of devotions, singing, sports, crafts, music, rest, etc., is followed. The Registration fee, separate from the hourly charge, covers the entrance fees for all the field trips and special activities. Summer music, sports, or Fifth Quarter programs supplement the service. Children must have been enrolled for the spring term or enrolled for the fall order to be eligible for Summer Day Camp. Information is mailed to parents in early May.

BILLING CYCLE

Child Care and Child Care Lunch charges are posted to accounts each week. Parents may view these at any time on InfoDirect. Statements are bulk mailed and emailed on the 21st, and all Child Care and Lunch charges are due on the last day of the month. Four times a year there will five weeks in the billing.

RATES

The 2014-15 rate for Child Care is $3.60 per hour, an increase from last year. Changes in Child Care rates take effect the first Monday in September. A penalty of $5.00 is charged for each 10 minutes children are left after 6:30 PM. Estimated Care expenses should be paid in advance as a credit to your account.

SUPERVISION

The Child Care Service for Pre-school, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-6 is supervised by the Child Care Supervisor working with the Educational Administrator. All workers with direct access to children have passed a SLED criminal history check. At least one worker certified in CPR and First Aid is on site during Child Care operating hours. The service for grades 7-12 is supervised by selected staff.

SUMMER DRESS CODE

Boys: Regular school dress or knee-length shorts and tee-shirts
Girls: Regular school dress or knee-length shorts or loose-fitting slacks/jeans and tee-shirts

All students:

Shoes and socks must be worn.
Clothing with unwholesome slogans, wording, or advertising should not be worn.
Girls may not wear halter tops or sun dresses.
Boys may not wear tank tops.
All other dress standards included in the NCS Parent and Student Handbook apply to Child Care.
Since the Child Care operates in the facilities of Northside Baptist Church, parents entering the buildings should be dressed modestly. We appreciate the observance of our non smoking request on campus.

CONDUCT

Disruptive, disrespectful, or disobedient behavior is unacceptable and a parent may lose the use of Child Care services if his child continues to conduct himself inappropriately. The disciplinary procedures outlined in the Student Handbook provide a general guideline.

LUNCH

Lunches (which include a drink) may be purchased on a daily basis. The price is $4.00. We publish a menu in advance so that parents may send lunch if the meal for the day is not the child’s favorite. The menu for the month is visible in InfoDirect. Drinks may be purchased separately.
The kitchen is closed on non-school days.

MEDICATION

All medication must be clearly labeled. Written instructions must be provided.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

The School Office maintains this information from the Database Information sheet you submit upon enrollment. Parents should notify the office of any changes in phone numbers, work schedules, emergency procedures, or persons authorized to pick up their children.

PICK-UP AUTHORIZATION

Parents provide a list of persons authorized to pick up children from Child Care. Children will not be released to any other person without written or phone authorization from the parent. Calling in advance to notify us of such changes will save time and inconvenience for the person picking up the children.

Families whose accounts become 30 days past due may lose use of NCS Child Care.

 

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