When your child is brought to the Center, he or she must be escorted to the classroom by the accompanying adult. EMCCC cannot assume responsibility for a child if he or she has not been accompanied inside the building and brought to the classroom. Upon arrival at the classroom, the accompanying adult must sign the daily attendance log with a complete signature, first and last name, and a notation of the arrival time and must make sure that the staff member is aware that your child has arrived. This must be done every time your child is brought to the Center. Your child will only be released to you or an adult authorized by you on the Escort Card/Pick up List. Your child will not be released to someone who is not on that list without your authorization. If anyone other than you or an adult listed on the Escort Card/Pick up List will be picking up your child at any time, you must call the Center and send in an authorization notice (fax or e-mail are allowed). That person, or any person unfamiliar to the staff members on duty, should be prepared to show identification upon arrival at EMCCC. You will be called immediately if there is any question regarding the authorization of the person attempting to pick up your child. You or the adult picking up your child must come to the classroom and sign the daily attendance log in the same manner as is done at the time of arrival and must make sure that the staff member is aware that your child is leaving. If you or the adult picking up your child arrives after closing time, a late pick up log must also be completed and signed by that adult. EMCCC must grant equal access to the child to both parents, if both have legal custody (which is generally assumed absent a court order stating otherwise). If a parent has been denied access or granted limited access to a child via court order, we must secure documentation to that effect, and maintain a copy on file. We must comply with the terms of the court order. Please do not ask us to “change days” or otherwise modify the process set forth in the court order. We can only make changes upon entry of a new court order that supersedes the prior order.If you, or an adult authorized by you, fails to pick up your child at the time of closing and we have not heard from you, or someone authorized by you, we will ensure that your child is supervised at all times. The staff members on duty will continue to attempt to contact you. If there continues to be no communication beyond closing time, the Executive Director, or designee, will determine the steps that will be taken, including the possibility of contacting appropriate legal authorities, to seek assistance in caring for your child until you or an adult authorized by you is able to pick him or her up.No child will be released to any authorized adult appearing to be physically and/or emotionally impaired to the extent that, in the judgment of the staff members on duty, the child would be placed at risk of harm if released to such an individual. In such an instance, the staff members on duty will inform the Executive Director, or designee, who will determine the steps that will be taken, including an attempt to contact the child’s other parent or an alternative adult authorized by the parent. If we are unable to make alternate arrangements, we may contact appropriate legal authorities to seek assistance in caring for the child. Up until approximately 8:30am the Toddlers may all be gathered in one classroom. The same may be true for the Preschoolers. This will be done up to the time the number of children present reaches the maximum group size allowed for that age group. The same may happen in reverse during the afternoon after 4:30pm. This allows us to meet the staffing requirements needed even when there are fewer children in the building and allows your child to spend time with the other children and staff members at the Center beyond those in his or her regular group. Make it a point at arrival time and dismissal time to check your child’s cubby or mailbox for any correspondence or art projects to be taken home or for other important information.