Wynne Baptist WEE School
WEEKDAY EARLY EDUCATION POLICIES
The objectives of the Weekday Early Education Program are:
A. To provide a happy Christian environment in which the child can grow spiritually, socially, mentally, and emotionally.
B. To provide opportunities for church, school, and home to work together in meeting the needs of the child.
C. To help the child develop a good self-concept.
D. To help the child develop his/her ability for establishing satisfying experiences and relationships in working and playing with those of his own age.
E. To provide a stimulating climate for learning with opportunities for self-expression, investigation, and participation in group activities.
The children are covered by accident insurance while attending the School and field trips.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The WEE School shall operate Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon. The doors will be opened at 7:45 a.m. All teachers will be in their classrooms at 7:45 a.m. Please bring your child/children between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. Doors are locked at 8:15 a.m. and reopen at 12:00 p.m. This decision was made for the safety of your children. If you need to come between the hours the doors are locked, please use the intercom at the WEE School door. It is very important to have your child at school by 8:00 a.m. Please be prompt in picking up your child. There may be a fine of 50 cents per minute after 12:15 p.m.
The curriculum for the WEE School is carefully planned under the supervision of the WEE School Director. Teachers work from a flexible program, which gives each child freedom to learn and pursue subjects until his/her own needs are met. Teachers constantly present new and challenging ideas to the children. The children are taught about God as Creator, Jesus as God’s only Son, and the Bible as God's Word. In addition, they have a prayer of thanksgiving before refreshments.
GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN
Wynne Baptist WEE School children are expected three simples rules:
1. I will not hurt myself.
2. I will not hurt others.
3. I will not hurt anything in my classroom.
The Wynne Baptist Church WEE School is committed to a method of discipline that shall not be frightening or physically harmful to children. It is expected that parents work with the teachers in developing positive self-discipline.
“Time Out” is our main policy of discipline in WEE School. The child will be redirected to another activity. Wynne Baptist Church Weekday Early Education School will use no form of physical punishment.
Behavior that is consistently distracting and harmful to the children or teacher will not be accepted and is considered inappropriate behavior. The WEE School teacher will communicate with the parents in the event of any discipline problem.
The communication process first involves a warning checklist sent home with the child illustrating the exact nature of the problem. Parents are expected to discipline their child/children at home if needed and to work with the school staff as closely as possible. Should continued unacceptable behavior occur, parents will be notified by the WEE School Director and WEE School Board through a written dated notice requesting a teacher/parent conference, and if needed, a call to the parents at work. After the conference the child will be placed on two weeks probation. At any time during the probation period if the child still displays unacceptable behavior, dismissal of the child will take place.
Reasons for Dismissal:
1. Consistent unacceptable behavior.
2. Continually disregarding health policies.
3. Ignoring past due tuition payments. (Any tuition payment not paid in full by the tenth of the month is considered past due.)
4. Biting, due to health reasons, is considered unacceptable behavior and could lead to the dismissal of a child from
Wynne Baptist Church Weekday Early Education School.
ABUSE AND NEGLECT
All employees of the WEE School are mandated reporters under the child abuse law. If an employee suspects a case of child abuse or neglect, she/he will report this to the Director. The Director will in turn contact the Department of Human Services, or call the Abuse Hot Line. If a child is suspected of being abused, all children of the Wee School are subject to be interviewed by Childcare Licensing, DCFS Special Investigations and law enforcement for investigative purposes.
The Wynne Baptist Church WEE School welcomes scheduled visits anytime. An open relationship with the director, teachers and parents is essential. If you feel at any time there is a problem, it is your responsibility to contact the Director. If any questionable confrontations should occur between a parent, teacher, or director, the problem will be addressed before the WEE School Board by the director and pastor. If the board deems it necessary then they will schedule a meeting with the parent.
Field trips are planned throughout the year. A note will be sent home announcing each trip. A field trip permission slip must be filled out for each child at the beginning of the school year.
HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS AND WEATHER
The WEE School will follow the Wynne Public School Calendar with a few exceptions (Start Date, Christmas Break and End of School Date). Any time the public schools are closed because of snow and ice, the WEE School will be closed also. Snow and ice closings will be announced on radio station KWYN or will be posted on this website. In the event the public schools will open late because of inclement weather conditions, the WEE School will open late, also. This will be announced on KWYN or on this website. Parents may pick up their children at any time. We ask that you do not call the school at these times unless it is absolutely necessary.
When bringing your child to school, please keep this in mind:
- The circle drive located on the south side of the building.
- Regular traffic pattern by the Intermediate School and parking area located by the Activities Building/Gym.
- New parking carport on the north side of the building in case of rain.
- Approach the carport from the Intermediate School side of the building.
- Please do not leave your car parked under the carport while you visit or conference with the teacher.
- For the safety of the children and to not interfere with the school traffic, we ask that you keep to this one-way traffic
pattern when dropping off or picking up your child.
Due to licensing requirements, no transportation shall be provided to and from the WEE School except in case of emergency.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
All children are required to have a health record form on file before admission, showing that their immunizations are up-to-date.
Any child who shows signs of illness should not be sent to WEE School. Your child should remain home if he shows any of the following symptoms: elevated temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, reddened eyes, rash, or listlessness. The parents shall be notified if his child's physical condition causes the child discomfort or appears to endanger the other children. The parent shall then make arrangements to pick up the child.
If your child has vomited or run fever in the last 24 hours, please do not send your child to WEE School.
If the Director suspects a contagious condition may exist with a child, the parent will be notified.
Although we will do all that is possible to care for a child who becomes ill while at school, we do not have the facilities or extra personnel to care for sick children for an extended time. If you are unable to pick up your child, please make arrangements for a relative or friend to do so.
Head lice checks are done randomly during the school year. Any child showing signs of head lice and/or nits will not be permitted to attend WEE School. After proper treatment, the child’s hair must be free from lice or nits. The director will determine the child’s re-entry into the WEE School facility.
All children will go out to the playground unless the parent brings a note requesting otherwise. We go outside when it is cold, but will stay indoors during extreme weather.
Medication and special procedures will be administered to a child in the school only by the child’s parent or legal guardian.
In case of slight injuries at the School, a staff member will administer first aid. In case of more serious injury, parents will be notified immediately and necessary steps will be taken to obtain medical aid. The school emergency form serves as a guide in case of illness or injury. It is the parent's responsibility to provide the school with emergency numbers that can be reached at all times.
*Biting will not be tolerated at Wynne Baptist Church WEE School. Biting, due to health reasons, is considered unacceptable behavior and could lead to dismissal of your child.
Each child must bring a snack to school daily. Please send a nutritious snack—no candy. WEE School will provide juice or milk. Children love to bring snacks or treats on a day near their birthday. We encourage parents to do this for their child. When children bring treats, especially on their birthday, it makes them feel special. If your child has a summer birthday, we would like for you to choose a day during the school year for your child to bring and help serve refreshments for their birthday. Please let us know the week before you plan to do this.
Do not bring your child to school eating food or chewing gum. Please do not allow your child to bring food to school unless they bring enough to serve the entire class. There are exceptions; check with the Director.
TOYS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
Children are encouraged to bring things to share at anytime during the year, specifically favorite books or items relating to their unit topic. However, please check with the teacher before sending anything. No toys from home unless for special day designated by the teacher. Be sure the item is durable and properly labeled with the child's name. We ask that your child not be allowed to bring personal toys as there will be plenty of toys provided.
Children are asked to dress comfortably. All outer clothing, such as jackets or sweaters, should be plainly marked in order to prevent loss.
SCHOOL - HOME COOPERATION
All WEE School children are to be taken to their room by the parents or designated person upon arrival. Please be sure your child is in his/her room before you leave. There will be two scheduled Parent Conferences throughout the school year.
The parent is to notify the School of a change in telephone number, job, address or any other information that is different from that recorded at registration. This will insure prompt notification of parents if the need arises.
The WEE School has no legal authority to refuse either parent the right to pick up their child unless a court has granted temporary or permanent custody to one parent or a third party and the WEE School has been furnished with a copy of such decree.
If you would like to have a parent-teacher conference, please schedule one with the teacher at a time that will be convenient to you both. A suggested time would be 12:15 p.m.
All children attending WEE School must be potty trained and in underwear. We understand that there are occasional accidents and those will be taken care of by the parent.
The WEE School children may purchase WEE School T-shirts to be worn at all school functions. T-shirts will be sold at Meet and Greet ($6/$9).
CHILD’S PERSONAL DATA SHEET
This form will contain information regarding contacts, pickup authorizations and medical emergency information. Wynne Baptist Church WEE School will explicitly follow these guidelines as you direct on this sheet. Any changes in instruction during the year must be made in writing.
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