Parent pick-up rights
Both parents listed on the registration form will have the right to pick up their child from the center. Custody denials must be accompanied by a court order on file. Without legal documentation, we assume each parent has equal access to the child.
Always notify the center if someone other than the parent or guardian is to pick a child. If the person picking up is not listed on the Emergency Contact Form, please notify the center with a note stating the adult’s name and time of pick-up. Children may not be released to persons under the age of 16. A picture ID is required for anyone picking up a child.
Child abuse and neglect reporting
All staff members are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect for the state of Pennsylvania. Staff must report any verbal disclosures or signs of physical, sexual or emotional abuse to Child Protective Services.
The staff will make every attempt to help facilitate a positive and successful experience for each child enrolled in our program, including children with special needs. Please inform us of any accommodations necessary to assure success.
Family behavior in the center
We expect all adults, including parents and other family members, to behave in a manner consistent with the center’s rules and philosophy.
- No physical discipline of children, including your own
- No verbal threats directed toward a child or humiliation of a child
- Polite, respectful interaction between adults, family members and staff
Appearance of impairment
If a parent or any person authorized to pick up a child appears to be unable to safely assume responsibility for a child, the center will offer to arrange transportation. If we feel the child is in danger, we will notify Public Safety and/or the proper authorities for assistance.