A Child's Haven Preschool 2022-2023
Theme: All About Me
To start the school year off, we will all be learning about ourselves and how important it is to just be you!
Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness
Memory Verse: "Be kind and compassionate to one another…"
Sept 6-8 Something Bad, Something Sad pg. 11
Sept 12-15: Noah Makes a Boat pg. 19
Sept 19-22: A Time to Say Thank You pg. 27
Sept.26-29: A Promise for Abraham pg. 35
September 19th: Wear your school shirt
September 6- First day of Spanish
September 7- First day of Chapel
September 12- First day of Music and Movement
September 29th- Teddy Bear Picnic
Monday, September 5th (Labor Day)
Teddy Bear Picnic
We invite all of our families to come enjoy a picnic lunch with your child and their favorite stuffed animal. Please send your child to school with their stuffed animal and lunch. If your child does not attend school on Thursday, but you would still like to participate, join us on the ACH lawn at 12:00.
Don't forget your picnic blanket!
We understand that some families may be unable to make it. Each class will have a picnic blanket setup so that the children can have lunch with their stuffed animals, friends, and teachers. We will be sure that all children are included in the fun.
Cookies will be provided by ACH.
ACH is committed to ensuring that every family can attend our center regardless of their financial situation. We are offering a Tuition Assistance Program to lower tuition for families who demonstrate financial need. This new program, made possible by funding from the 2022 Child Care Relief Fund allows families making less than 85% of the state median income to receive discounted tuition on a sliding scale for 2022-2023 school year.
To apply, contact Reanna at email@example.com. You will be asked share your current gross income.
If there is an immediate change in your family's financial situation after you are enrolled, either requiring additional support or if you no longer need support, please contact the director as soon as possible to report the changes.
ChildPilot Helpful Tips
1. If you can, add the App to your phones. This seems to have a quicker response time than the web browser version.
2. Make sure that all family members that are picking up regularly know the login information to your account or are already logged in on the app. We are happy to assist with check in/out when needed, but it will keep the congestion in the hallway moving if you are ready to go when you get to the classroom door. If you have family members, friends, nanny etc. that will be picking up or dropping off frequently, I can send them their own limited view portal invite. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need this done for your family. They will need an email address to set it up.
3.Allowing camera access when using the app will allow your phone to scan the QR code. You need to have the app or be logged in on a web browser to utilize the QR code. You can scan the QR code at any door to check in and check out your child.
4. Editing Emergency Contacts or Authorized Pickups: Click on the arrow next to the blue Details box then choose edit. Please fill out at as much information as you have for the person. You are required to have two emergency contacts listed other than the child's parents. This could be a neighbor, family member, family friend. It does not have to be an relative.
The small parking lot is reserved for teachers and handicap parking.
I understand that it is much quicker to park in the small parking lot, but we are asking that you refrain from doing so during high traffic times, pickup and drop off, out of an abundance of caution for our children.
We will have multiple payment options the year. You can pay by:
- Cash or check to the tuition drop box
- Credit Card through ChildPilot (automated or one time payment options available) *3% service fee
To pay cash or check: If paying in cash, please place money in an envelope labeled with your child's name. If paying by check, make checks payable to A Child's Haven and include your child's name in the memo line.
To pay through Zelle: This can be done through the app or often times, through your bank. Please include your child's name in the description line of the payment.
To pay by credit card: Login to your ChildPilot account. There will be a 3% service charge added to your payment.
Masks: Masks will be a personal choice for all staff, parents, and students.
It is your choice on whether or not you would like your child to wear a mask during the day. If you are sending your child to school in a mask, please communicate with your child's teachers on your expectations for mask wearing, and they will help carry it out to the best of their ability. Consider purchasing a mask lanyard to help keep your child's mask off the tables during lunch/snack and from possibly falling on the floor. I encourage you to work with your child on putting on and taking off their mask as well as wearing a mask for an extended period of time prior to the start date of school.
Vaccine: Per Governor Abbott's order, we can not require staff members to get vaccinated. At this time, the State of Texas has not added the COVID-19 vaccination to the required immunizations. Staff members are not required to disclose if they have or have not received the Covid-19 vaccination.
Notifications: You will be notified via email if your child’s class has an exposure to COVID-19.
Signs and Symptoms: Please be vigilant about your health, your families health as well as the health of the people around you. We all have to work together as a team to make this year successful and keep our kids learning. The following are signs and symptoms that we need to keep close eye on to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
· Shortness of breath
· Repeated shaking and chills
· Muscle Pain
· Sore throat
· Congestion or runny nose
· Loss of taste or smell
· Feeling feverish or measured temperature of 100.0 degrees F or above
· Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have Covid-19
If anyone in your home is exhibiting symptoms or in general not feeling well, please keep your child home from school and notify your child's teacher and director. This will help reduce the number of exposure that we have in our school.
Out of an abundance of caution, we will be sending children home from school if they are exhibiting multiple symptoms even if they are fever free. A doctor's note to confirm allergies vs. Covid may be requested.
Exposure: Students or staff members who have reported close contact/ direct exposure with a person who has Covid-19, while not wearing a mask, will be encouraged to:
-stay home and quarantine for 5 days
-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19-
- test or continue to stay home (5 days for staff/ 10 for students) if symptoms occur
It will remain your choice on whether or not you will send your child to school if there has been an exposure in the classroom. (Aligns with LISD policy)
If you become symptomatic, stay home, test, or seek guidance from a medical professional on what the next steps should be.
If the direct exposure is a person in the household where constant contact is unavoidable where the COVID positive person cannot isolate, we encourage you to:
-keep your child home for 5 days
-have your child tested and receive a negative result before returning to school.
Student Positive Test: The child will be asked to stay home and can return to ACH once all the following are met:
-10 days out from the start of the symptoms
-Fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
-Symptoms have improved.
Staff Positive Test: (Change per CDC guidelines and LISD policy) The staff member will be asked to stay home and can return to ACH once all the following are met:
-5 days out from the start of the symptoms
-Fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
-Symptoms have improved
-Staff member is feeling well enough to return
The staff member will be required to wear a mask upon return until 10 days from the start of symptoms.
Research, backed by CDC, is showing that a person can test positive without being able to transmit the virus for up to 3 months after the original diagnosis. “Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can continue to have detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA in upper respiratory specimens for up to 3 months after illness onset. However, replication-competent virus has not been reliably recovered and infectiousness is unlikely.” -CDC. Students or staff members who contracted Covid do not need to receive a negative test to return to school after the 5 or 10 day period.
Additional Measures: We will continue with cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout the day and will repeat this process on toys and frequently touched surfaces again at the end of each day. A cleaning crew will come once a week on Fridays. Handwashing is one of our best preventive measures. We will continue frequent handwashing per CDC guidelines.
The church installed touchless soap and paper towel dispensers as well as hand sanitizer dispensers which are located by the front and back doors of the school. Thank you CPFUMC!
ACH Families, you are our first line of defense against Covid-19 in our school. If you are questioning whether or not you should send your child to school because of not feeling well or a family member is not feeling well, please consider keeping them home for the day to watch for additional symptoms. This is a team effort and we are blessed with amazing families and teachers to work with during this time.
A Message from the Director
I am always happy to talk with you about any questions or concerns that you have throughout the year. I will try my best to return any calls or emails that are left during our business hours, the same day. Please allow me 24 hours to get back with you if a message is left outside our regular operating hours. Nights and weekends will primarily be reserved for my family.