POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Discipline and Guidance:
The early years are a time of social development and children are learning important social skills that will last a lifetime. We are dedicated to promoting positive social skills at the school and daycare.
We work towards having a harmonious social group on an individual level, which involves the internalization of respect, sensitivity and caring for self and others as well as respect for the environment. Our all-encompassing rule is to be considerate of others. It is expected that no child will hurt or interfere with others. If someone forgets or makes a ‘poor’ judgment, we talk about what has happened and work on finding a mutually agreeable solution.
In acknowledgement of the developmental level of preschoolers, we endeavour to:
• Acknowledge their feelings
• Set clear and simple limits
• Adhere to the limits consistently with positive language
• Follow through
Limits are stated positively and children will be told more than once to give them time to think about complying with the limitation. If they are still not managing, we give them a choice, example, “You may stay and listen in-group or choose some quiet work.” A child may be redirected to another play area especially if his behaviour is threatening the safety and well being of himself or others.
If a child is having a particularly difficult time he may stay with a teacher for a “Time In”, rather than a “Time Out”. This gives the child an opportunity to talk about the problem and help the teacher to understand the child’s behaviour. It also allows the teacher to help the child settle and to discuss other ways the child could respond to the situation next time.
Once your child has been accepted into the centre, he can begin the program on the very day of enrollment. You will begin gradually integrating your child in to the program and routine. This may take a week. The goal of this gradual integration is to help your child feel comfortable at the centre and reduce separation anxiety. On day one, bring your child in the morning, preferably at 8:30am. Stay for one or two hours with your child, and then leave together. On day two, the parent leaves the child in the classroom and waits outside for two hours or more, if your child is not crying. On the third and fourth day, let him be in class till class ends. After the fourth day, most children adapt quite well amongst their classmates and teachers. However, each child reacts differently, and your child may need more time than this to feel comfortable at the centre. Taking the time to help your child adjust now will make it much easier in the long run.
Illness and Medication Policy:
Good health and safety practices are at the heart of our quality program for children. Unfortunately, children are especially vulnerable to infectious diseases as colds, coughs, and other infections are spread more easily in a group setting. Lollikids staff are sensitive to the stress that a child’s illness may cause, however the daycare is not licensed to care for children when they are ill. Parents are asked to keep their child at home, or the child will be sent home, if any of the following situations occur:
• The child has a temperature of 37.5°C.
• The child has diarrhea or vomiting.
• The child develops an undiagnosed rash, skin infection or ear/eye discharge.
• Pinkeye (conjunctivitis). The child must be on an antibiotic cream or drops for 24
hours before returning to the school/daycare.
• The child has a communicable disease, infection, or infestation, i.e.: chicken pox.
The child must remain at home until the disease progresses beyond its infectious stage (In the case of chicken pox, until all the spots have crusted over).
• The child has a sore throat, watery eyes, persistent sneezing or coughing, and/or
has a constant runny nose or other symptoms of cold or flu.
The above are listed as examples only. Each case will be dealt with on an individual basis, balancing the needs of the child, the family, and the daycare. Should a child become ill at Lollikids, staff will contact the parents, or the emergency contact person if necessary.
A teacher can administer medication to a child only when prescribed by a doctor. Parents are required to complete a Medical Consent agreement before any medication can be administered to their child.
- An Admission Fee must accompany the Admission Form and IS paid only once. The Admission Fee and Development Fee is Non-Refundable for any kind of reason.
- The Tuition Fee will not be refunded if the child has already attended the school, even for a day.
- There will be a refund of 50% off the Tuition Fee for written cancellation with a valid reason 2 weeks before the term starts.
- There will be no refund for the Tuition Fee for sick days, returning to home country/leaving Jakarta or any other kind of reasons.