DAYS & HOURS - The Education Station
provides care Monday through Friday form 6:00am to 6:30pm. Our holiday
schedule is listed below.
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.
required by the Texas Department of Health and Human
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.
- Our center is closed on
the following days:
New Year's Day
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.
- 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.
SAFETY - All children are required
to have the necessary medical
forms in order to participate in our program.
- 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.
having contagious symptoms as listed in the
Minimum Standards Handbook Appendix V, must be excluded from the
Texas Minimum Standards Handbook has been written in Adobe PDF
format. If you can not access the above link, click:
of the Minimum Standards Handbook states: An
ill child must not be admitted for care if one or more of the
The illness prevents
the child from participating comfortably in facility
illness results in a greater need for care than the staff
can provide without compromising the health, safety, and
supervision of the other children.
child has any of the following:
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
you use our transportation, you will be notified as to the
approximate time your child will be picked up from school.
are unable to pick your child up if he becomes ill at school,
due to our illness policy.
YOU DECIDE TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD FROM SCHOOL, OR IF YOUR CHILD
IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE EDUCATION
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.
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
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.
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.
POLICY - The
Education Station’s first method of discipline is positive
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.
separation gives the child the opportunity to calm himself and
to consider the options available to him.
IS NEVER ANY FORM OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT USED WITH ANY CHILD AT
THE EDUCATION STATION.
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.
Education Station bases its operating costs on annual membership
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 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.
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
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.
weeks written notice is required to withdraw a child from The
CHECKS - There
is a $25.00 return check fee for each returned check.
After two return checks the account is placed on a cash
The account remains on a cash only basis for a minimum of
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.
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.
policies are set in accordance with the
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.
Square Shopping Center
Hwy 6 South
281-980-1112 fax 281-980-0238