VCA Summer Program
Policies

Registration

VCA Summer Program admits children 18 months - 5 years old. Registration is complete once payment and the following forms are submitted:

 

- Summer Registration Form

- Immunization Record

  (DH 680)

- Original Health Form

  (DH 3040)

 

Medical Forms

A child will NOT be allowed to begin summer program without completed medical forms as required by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Both forms are approved by DCF and available through your pediatrician's office.

 

1- Student Health Form

   (HRS-H Form 3040) 

 

2- Florida Certificate of       Immunization

   (HRS 680 PART A)

Health Policy

If a child shows signs of illness, it will be determined if the symptoms indicate the need for exclusion until remedied. In the event a child becomes ill and needs to be picked up, the child will be separated from the rest of the children with direct supervision until a parent/guardian arrives.

 

If your child has a fever, your child can not return to the summer program until 24 hours after fever has ceased.

Food Policy

Children must bring their own snack and lunches daily, with an additional snack if child is staying for After Care. 

 

VCA is a NUT FREE preschool. We ask that all parents check ingredients and food labels to verify content does not contain / was cooked with nut. 

 

If your child has a particular dietary need or allergy, the proper form must be filled during registration.

 

In the occurrence of a birthday or a special event, please consult the Director for permissible food.  Our policy requires that enough food or treats be brought for all the campers in your child's classroom.  

Disciplinary Policy

Children shall not be subjected to discipline which is severe, humiliating or frightening.

 

Discipline shall not be associated with food, rest or toileting.

 

Spanking or any other form of physical punishment is prohibited.

 

Children will not be denied active play as a consequence of misbehavior.

 

VCA Summer Program uses the following developmentally appropriate techniques to re-ensure a child or to calm a child when he/she is having challenging behavior, when he/she may cause harm to themselves, or when he/she may be innappropriately using equipment:

 

- Positive Reinforcement

- Redirection

- Take a Break