Policies

​School Arrival & Departure


Enter the parking lot from the Maple Avenue side of the building using the "enter only" driveway. Please proceed slowly and with caution and yield to all pedestrians. Once you have parked your car, follow the pedestrian walkway to the school entrance.

Please be sure to turn off your car and hold your child's hand while walking through the parking lot.  

All drivers must exit the parking lot using the "exit only" driveway.  

 

All children must be signed in daily by a parent or authorized representative when arriving to school. No child will be released to anyone other than his/her parent without prior written authorization from the parent.

If your child will be absent or late, please call the office by 10:00 am.                                          

​Discipline and Behavior Management

Positive discipline is a process of teaching children how to behave appropriately.  Positive disciple respects the rights of the individual child, the group, and the adult. Positive discipline is different from punishment.  Punishment tells children what they should not do; positive discipline tells children what they should do.  Punishment teaches fear; positive discipline teaches self-esteem. You can show positive discipline by planning ahead to anticipate and eliminate potential problems.  You can show positive discipline by intervening when necessary.  You can use positive discipline by showing love and encouragement.

 

Our approach to discipline and behavior management is to solve behavior concerns using modeling, redirection, and positive reinforcement. We let children know the rules of their classroom and what is expected of them. We reinforce positive behavior through attention, praise and recognition.

 

If needed, we use “think time” as a tool to improve behavior. We discuss the behavior of concern with the child, set a plan of action, and give the child in-class “think time.” The purpose of “think time” is to give the child an opportunity away from the group to think about his/her behavior and plan with the teacher how to regain control of that behavior. When necessary, we work with parents to resolve behavior issues. If the behavior concern cannot be resolved, we reserve the right to dismiss or suspend a child for unsatisfactory behavior. 

Lunch & Rest


Please be sure to pack all lunches in a labeled lunch bag. There will be a 30 minute recess after lunch and before resting.  All children staying after 12:30 will be encouraged to nap or quietly read. Cots will be provided and we ask that you provide a sheet, small blanket, and a "lovie" for your child to use.  All linens will be sent home on Fridays to be laundered. 

Health & Safety​


All students are required to have updated immunization and health forms as required by state law. These health forms must be submitted prior to the start of school each year. Parents must notify us in writing if their child has allergies of any kind. If a child has an accident or incident during the day, the appropriate form will be filed and sent home for the parent’s notice. For any serious accident or incident, we will attempt to notify parents by telephone. In the event of a serious emergency, the school will secure immediate medical attention. Every effort will be made to contact parents, guardians, or authorized family members or friends. 

​Illness & Communicable Disease

The purpose of our sick policy is to reduce the spread of illness among children and to encourage full recuperation of sick children before they return to school. We depend on parents to assist us in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of our children. We reserve the right to send home any student who shows signs of illness at school. Any student who becomes ill at school will be made comfortable until his/her parent can be notified and the student is picked up from school. A parent must pick up the ill child within one hour of notification. Children may be sent home if they have any specific symptoms as listed below. In addition, a child must be free of all of these specified symptoms for at least 24 hours before he/she can be returned to school.

 

These symptoms are as follows:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more

  • Vomiting  

  • Diarrhea 

  • Sore throat or severe coughing 

  • Fussy, cranky behavior and generally not himself/herself

  • Skin rashes in conjunction with fever or behavior changes

  • Lethargy that is more than expected tiredness

  • Mouth sores

  • Head lice (The school must be notified and proper treatment given. Children may not return to school until they are declared NIT free.)

  • Red eyes with discharge 

Following an illness, a child may return to school once he/she has either been seen by a doctor or it has been determined that the illness is not contagious. (A doctor’s clearance may be requested.) 

Medication


The following rules apply in order for Kaleidoscope Kids staff to administer medications to children:

  • A medication release form signed by the parent/guardian must accompany the medication. The form must specify the dosage to be administered, the time to be administered, and the length of time that the child is expected to be on the medication.

  • If a medication is to be administered for longer than 5 days, we require a physician’s signature on the appropriate medication form.

  • Written authorization from the parent or guardian is also required in order for us to apply topical products, such as diaper ointment or sunscreen.

  • Medication must be in the original container and prescription medication clearly labeled with the full pharmacy label.

  • Medication must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name, the name of the medication and the directions for use.

  • Prescription medication shall be used only for the child named on the label.

  • Medication is not allowed in cubbies or book bags.

  • The school cannot administer medicines or perform procedures requiring specific skills or prior medical training.

Rules for Vehicles While On School Grounds

 

Because the safety of our children is of paramount concern to us, we require all parents to adhere to the following rules of the road while on campus:

  • There is a 5 miles per hour speed limit at all times while on school property.

  • Park in designated parking spaces only.

  • While on school grounds, pedestrians always have the right of way.

  • Vehicle ignitions MUST be turned off, and the keys removed, while parked on school grounds.

  • Children may NOT be left unattended in a vehicle at any time or for any reason.

  • Violations of these rules may result in a warning. If a violation is serious, or if violations continue, school personnel are authorized to take a tag number for a report to the local police. 

Kaleidoscope Kids Preschool

30 Fern Avenue - Collingswood NJ, 08108

856-854-4460

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