SCHOOL DAYS & HOURS - The Education Station provides care Monday through Friday form 6:00am to 6:30pm. Our holiday schedule is listed below.

ADMISSION POLICY - Your child will need:

  • A child enrollment package completed and signed.

  • A statement signed by a physician attesting that your child is in good health and can participate in our program.

  • Proof of a negative T.B. skin test.

  • Immunizations as required by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

  • A statement signed by the parent authorizing the center to obtain medical treatment in an emergency situation.

  • A health form signed by the parent on all children attending public school.

All of the above forms are included in your child's enrollment package.

HOLIDAYS - Our center is closed on the following days:

New Year's Day

Labor Day

Good Friday

Thanksgiving Day

Memorial Day

Friday after Thanksgiving

Fourth of July

Christmas (2 Days)

When a traditional holiday falls on a weekend, we observe the holiday in accordance with the National Monday Holiday Bill.

EXTRA CLOTHING - We ask that all children (all ages) maintain a set of extra clothing at school. This allows the child to change into his own clothes should he/she have an accident. Please remember to change the extra clothes out seasonally and as the child changes sizes. These garments will be kept in each child's cubby. Please label all personal items belonging to your child with a permanent marker.

HEALTH & SAFETY - All children are required to have the necessary medical forms in order to participate in our program.

ILLNESS - When your child is ill, we ask that he/she be kept at home. This enables us to assure other families that The Education Station is a healthy environment for everyone. All of our families rely on each other to help us assure that we are offering a healthy, safe environment to our children.

Children having contagious symptoms as listed in the Texas Minimum Standards Handbook Appendix V, must be excluded from the center.

The Texas Minimum Standards Handbook has been written in Adobe PDF format. If you can not access the above link, click:

 

§746.3601 of the Minimum Standards Handbook states: An ill child must not be admitted for care if one or more of the following exists:

  • The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in facility activities.

  • The illness results in a greater need for care than the staff can provide without compromising the health, safety, and supervision of the other children.

  • The child has any of the following:

  1. Oral temperature 100.4 degrees or greater; rectal temperature 101.4 degrees or greater; armpit temperature 99.4 degrees or greater; accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness until medical evaluation indicates that the child can be included in the facility’s activities;

  2. Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness (such as lethargy, uncontrolled breathing, uncontrolled diarrhea, vomiting illness [two or more episodes in 24 hours]), rash with fever, mouth sores with drooling, wheezing, behavior change, or other unusual signs until medical evaluation indicates that the child can be included in the facility’s activities.

  • The child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease, until medical evaluation determines that the child is no longer communicable and is able to participate in the facility’s activities.

If your child has had any of the symptoms described above within the last six hours, we ask that you do not bring him/her to school. Allow them to remain at home until you are sure he/she is symptom free. This would mean symptom free without the use of medication such as Tylenol or other fever medicines.

MEDICATION - Medication cannot be given to your child without your authorization.  This includes over the counter drugs.  We do not keep any medications on premise other than those belonging to our parents.  You are required to sign in your child’s medicine on the Medication Log each time we are to administer medication to your child.  We do not give medication “as needed”.  A parental decision is needed in order for us to administer medication to your child. 

Medication is given at 7:00 am, 11:00 am, and/or 3:00 p.m. daily.  Please circle the time you want your medicine given.  Be sure to complete the form, by filling in all indicated information.  If your doctor requests that your child have medication other than these times, indicated the times on the Medication Log.  Be sure to inform the manager at the front desk.  This will assure that the medicine will be given at the appropriate time.  We will not administer medication other than the designated times, unless we are informed both in writing and verbally.  The signature of the person giving the medicine and the time the medication is administered will be indicated on the Medication Log.  

  • Prescription medication must be brought in the original container with the pharmacy label showing the child’s name, doctor’s name, the medication name, the prescribed dosage and a current date.  Medications will be administered only as stated on the label directions and will not be administered after the expiration date. 

  • Non-prescription medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name and the date the medication was brought to the school.  It will be administered according to the label directions.  If the label reads “Consult a Physician”, state regulations require that we have a statement in writing from your physician regarding appropriate dosage.  We will not administer medication having an expired date.

TRANSPORTATION - We do not offer transportation to and/or from your home.  We do offer transportation to neighboring private and public elementary schools.  Please check with Director as to which schools we service. 

If you use our transportation, you will be notified as to the approximate time your child will be picked up from school. 

We are unable to pick your child up if he becomes ill at school, due to our illness policy. 

IF YOU DECIDE TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD FROM SCHOOL, OR IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE EDUCATION STATION. 

PARENT CONFERENCES - The Education Station offers conferences at least once a year or by request.  If you would like to schedule a conference, please leave a message with the Director or teacher.  

NUTRITION - Menus are conveniently posted in the front office for take home at any time.  You can also view a sample menu via the web by following the Sample Menu link on the left.  The Education Station prepares a wholesome breakfast, hot lunch and two snacks daily that are well balanced and planned for the growing child, providing the required amount of a child's daily nutritional needs. 

If for dietary or allergy reasons your child cannot eat our food, and you wish to supply his food items, you are required to meet Minimum Standards criteria.  These standards can be made available to you. 

DISCIPLINE POLICY - The Education Station’s first method of discipline is positive reinforcement.  We always attempt to redirect the child’s behavior.  This means that when a child is displaying negative behavior our teachers will help the child recognize a more positive behavior and more options to consider.  When a positive reinforcement is not benefiting the child, the teacher will use a brief separation from the group (i.e. time-out).  This separation gives the child the opportunity to calm himself and to consider the options available to him. 

THERE IS NEVER ANY FORM OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT USED WITH ANY CHILD AT THE EDUCATION STATION.

VACATION - Each enrolled child may take a one week vacation after one year from their start date.  The child must not be in attendance at the center any time during this week and it must be a Monday-Friday.  This week can be used anytime during that year.  This date does work off of the child’s anniversary start date and is not cumulative from one year to the next. 

ABSENCES - The Education Station bases its operating costs on annual membership projections.  In order to continually assure the highest quality of staff personnel, equipment and supplies, we cannot offer tuition deductions for absences due to illness or for any other reasons. 

TUITION - Weekly tuition is due and payable on Monday.  A $10.00 late fee is added each day.  Tuition plus late fees not received by Friday will result in termination of the family membership.

 If your child is absent from school, either Monday or Tuesday of any week, you are expected to pay their childcare the first day back in attendance.  This will eliminate any late charge being assessed to the account. 

MEMBERSHIP - The membership fee is an annual fee, due on or before a child’s enrollment and again each year on May 1st.  This $100.00 fee covers application charges, supplies, insurance, and is non-refundable.   

WITHDRAWAL - Two weeks written notice is required to withdraw a child from The Education Station.

RETURN CHECKS - There is a $25.00 return check fee for each returned check.  After two return checks the account is placed on a cash only basis.  The account remains on a cash only basis for a minimum of six months.  At this time, the account will be returned to its original status, if all payments have been made according to The Education Station payment schedule. 

LATE PICK UP CHARGES - There is a $1.00, per minute, per child, late pick-up charge after 6:30pm.  The charge starts accruing at 6:30pm.  THIS RULE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.  The children are tired and hungry and need to be picked up by the closing time of the school.  If there are extra ordinary circumstances, such as flooding or a major wreck, and we have several families running late due to this occurrence, we do not assess the charge. 

These policies are set in accordance with the State of Texas Minimum Standards for Day Care Centers.  In some instances they may seem direct and impersonal.  However, please remember, we are caring for the most precious asset your family has and we want the care to be the very best available.


Highland Square Shopping Center

3111 Hwy 6 South

Sugar Land, TX 77478

phone 281-980-1112 fax 281-980-0238

email: educationstation2017@gmail.com