The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination on any basis, is open to all children between the ages of 12 months and
For children with special needs, EMCCC will work with the parents to determine what accommodations may be necessary. The program will comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any child seeking enrollment in the program has or in the future is identified as having a disability covered under the Act, EMCCC will assess the ability of the program to meet the needs of the child. If EMCCC can meet the needs of the child without making a fundamental alteration to the program, it will do so.
When an opening in a classroom becomes available, that opportunity will first be offered to the sibling of an enrolled child at the top of the wait list for that particular age group. If there is no sibling of an enrolled child on the wait list for that particular age group, the opportunity will be offered to the child at the top of the general wait list for that particular age group. For admission to be secured, a security deposit equal to one full month of tuition must be paid upon acceptance of the open opportunity. The tuition payment for the first month of child care, in addition to the security deposit, must also be made in advance of the projected start date.
The intake process will follow. It will be done with an administrative staff member. This will give you further opportunity to ask questions, to meet the teacher, to share important information about your child, to visit the classroom and prepare for the first day. There are also several documents in addition to the Application form that must be completed and returned to the office prior to that first day at the Center for your child. They are as follows:
Escort Card/Pick-up List (indicating the adults permitted to pick up your child)
· Emergency information card (indicating contact information should your child need medical care or if some other emergency arises, indicating consent, or not, for your child to take part in local neighborhood trips, and indicating consent, or not, to transport via ambulance and treat your child in the case of medical emergency)
Policy Statement (listing various important EMCCC polices regarding parent responsibilities)
Department of Health – USDAForm (The United States Department of Agriculture provides funding to EMCCC for our meals and snacks based upon the information provided on these forms.)
MedicalForm and Immunization Information (showing immunization records and a physical examination, including lead screening, completed within one year)
Intake Form (containing important information about your child that will be shared with the teacher)
Written Medication Consent Form (This form is completed by a licensed authorized prescriber and by the parent/guardian and by EMCCC, and is required only if a child is to receive a medication that will be administered by certified staff members at the Center. When a topical over the counter ointment is to be administered at EMCCC, the form is completed by the parent/guardian and EMCCC )
Media Release Form (giving your permission for photographs to be taken of your child while in care)
Payment Agreement/Fees and other Costs Agreement (indicating your agreement to pay tuition and fees according to EMCCC requirements)
Scholarship Application (This form is required only if a parent is applying for an EMCCC scholarship. If so, it must be accompanied by documented proof of household income.)
All of these forms will be kept on file and are updated yearly. All emergency information must be kept current. An administrative staff member must be informed promptly when phone numbers, addresses or authorized persons change.
During the intake process, the teacher will tell you what you need to bring to the group on the first day. This may include: diapers (if necessary), a complete change of clothes (appropriate to the time of year), napping sheet, blanket and pillow, sunscreen, diaper cream.