Infant Toddler Preschool and Before and After School Programs
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Program Options and Schedules
What programs are available?
- Infant and Toddler
- Ages 6 weeks to entry into preschool
- Ages 3-5 years old
- Before and After School
- Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
What are the program schedules?
- Infant: Monday-Friday Full time, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
- Toddler: Monday-Friday Full time, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. & Part-time 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- 12-month program
- Full and part-day schedules available Monday to Friday, 10 and 12-month program available.
- Hours of operation vary at program sites.
Before and After School
- Before school only
- After school only
- Before and after school
- School closures
- Summer programs.
What are the locations?
Programs are offered at all elementary school sites and at Dolores Huerta Middle School. Please go to www.santaclarausd.org/fce for more information.
How do I apply?
To add your child to the interest list go to https://santaclarausd.schoolmint.net/
Where can I find additional information?
For support in completing an application, please click on SCUSD Early Learning & Extended Learning Waitlist application tutorial
Drop Off and Pick Up
How do drop off and pick up work?
- Each class will be assigned a drop-off and pick-up area. Parents will be assigned a drop-off and pick-up time upon enrollment.
- To prevent further risk and spread of COVID-19, parents are not permitted to enter the classrooms. Minimal access to campus is allowed at some locations to allow parents to escort children to and from the program. Parents and children should not linger on or walk through other areas of campus.
- Students can only be released to a person 18 years or older as indicated on their authorized pickup list.
What if I am late to pick up my child?
- If your child is not picked up by the designated time on your contract, your account will automatically be charged a flat fee of $25 for every 15-minute increment per child.
- After three (3) Late Pick-up Notices are issued within a contract period: The designated site lead will work with the parent/guardian to determine a plan to pick up on time. Fees will increase to $30 for each 15 minute increment.
Is there a registration fee?
- One Child: $95
- Family: $130
What are the monthly fees?
How do I make a payment?
- Payments can be made via Family Portal (https://family.carecloud.io)
- If you do not currently have a Family Portal account, once you complete the enrollment form an invitation link will be sent to your email or via text..
What is the withdrawal policy?
- A 2 week notice is required to withdraw from the program.
- Tuition is due during the 2 week withdrawal period
- No refunds will be given.
- Withdraw emails/notices can be sent to FCE Contract Revision/Withdrawal Form
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What is the behavior management policy?
Our highly skilled staff have many years of experience working with children and meeting the variety of the needs of temperaments and learning styles. Some examples of our strategies when working with different behaviors include redirection and teaching problem-solving skills.
All Family Child Education (FCE) staff guide behavior in their classrooms in a non-punitive, age-appropriate manner. The foundation of our philosophy is based on fostering empathy, developing self-discipline, and building positive self-esteem for each child. Staff would like all children to feel safe and successful in our programs. Children are encouraged to learn problem-solving skills and become self-correcting in a socially acceptable manner without reinforcing their negative behavior. Staff also use positive reinforcement while supervising children, encouraging them to cooperate and continue using appropriate behaviors. Children are redirected to an alternate activity if their behavior is inappropriate.
Staff will communicate with parents through email or phone calls regarding children’s experience in the program. If parents have questions about discipline in our programs, they are encouraged to talk to their child’s teacher or the site supervisor, either by phone, email or by scheduling a video conference meeting. If a child's behavior is unmanageable within a group setting, parents will be contacted immediately and are required to be involved in developing and implementing an individual behavior plan for the child.
For the safety of the children and staff in our programs, children must follow all safety protocols and distance learning expectations, such as wearing masks, washing hands, using headphones during class, etc. At no time are children allowed to become physically or verbally aggressive with other children or staff. Children will be given reminders, however, refusal or repeated lack of cooperation may result in a child being sent home. SCUSD behavior expectation policies also apply in any Family Child Education program.
Health & Safety
The following information pertains to the 2020-2021 school year and summer school. Regulations for the 2021-2022 school year are in the process of being updated.
What if my child has an allergy or requires medication?
Please be very specific about your child’s allergy when completing the enrollment form. If your child requires medication, you and your child’s physician will be required to complete a medication form. In cases of severe allergies, a care plan may be required. The supervisors will keep the medication in a locked box and please be advised we are unable to administer ear, eye, or nose drops.
What health and safety practices have been implemented during this time?
Children and staff are screened for any signs of illness prior to entering class. Children and staff are required to wash hands upon entering the classroom, before/after activities, before/after meals, and after using the restroom.
Will my child need to wear a face covering?
- All district programs must adhere to district policy and the Santa Clara Public Health Department requirement of masks for all persons on school campuses.
- A face covering should be removed for meals, snacks, outdoor recreation, or when it needs to be replaced. When a face covering is temporarily removed, it should be placed in a clean paper bag (marked with the student’s name and date) until it needs to be put on again.
- Face coverings shall NOT be required for
- Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the covering without assistance
- Children/youth with special needs who are unable to tolerate a face covering
- Any other individuals who a healthcare professional has advised should not wear a face covering because they have a medical condition that would make wearing a face covering dangerous;
- Anyone during the time that they are eating, drinking, or addressing another biological need that requires the removal of a face covering;
- For communication by or with someone who is hearing impaired
- When engaged in activities during which wearing a face covering may pose a danger. In addition, children/youth may remove their face covering for a short period of time if they are experiencing difficulty wearing their face covering.
- Refusal to wear a face covering while at any program may result in termination.
What happens if my child becomes ill while at a FCE program?
Children who become ill at school will be taken to an isolated area. Parents will be notified immediately and the child will need to be picked up within one (1) hour after receiving the call from the site staff.
Children who have been sent home due to possible illness will be allowed to return under current Santa Clara Public Health guidelines.
What happens if there is a positive COVID-19 case in a classroom?
In the event of a positive COVID-19 case, the district follows all Santa Clara County Public Health Department guidance for cleaning, notification, and closures.
What is the District’s Health Protocol Agreement?
- Screen my child every morning and not send my child to school if they have or have had any of the following symptoms within the past three (3) days: Fever/feverish, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, aches, loss of taste or smell, headache, confusion, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Notify the school if my child or household member or close contact tests positive for COVID-19.
- Agree to promptly pick up my child from school when notified of illness.
- To comply with the current state, local, and district health guidelines.
Who should I contact with additional questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org