Northside Hospital Child Development Centers follows accepted practices
to protect the health and safety of the children, staff and all
visitors. For children with special health care needs, food
allergies or nutrition needs, parents will be requested to provide an
“Individualized Care Plan” that is prepared in consultation with family
members and specialist involved in the child’s care.
Sick children are to remain away from the center. The center staff should be notified if a child contracts a contagious disease. Other parents are notified of their child’s exposure in order to look for symptoms.
Certain illnesses necessitate the temporary removal of a child from the Center. Children are checked daily for health status. If signs of illness are noticed during an informal check, staff will conduct a more formal evaluation. When a teacher observes symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, or suspicious rashes, parents are notified. If the staff determines the following conditions exist, parents are contacted to pick up their child immediately. The director reserves the right to ask for a written release from the child’s physician or health department in order for the child to return to the center.
The chart below includes information regarding common childhood illnesses and when children may return to school.
|Common Childhood Illnesses||Certificate of Health|
|Enrollment Information Form||Family Information|
|All About Me||Parental Service|
All information we receive on your child and family will remain confidential. The Center Director, administrative staff, and teachers will have access to children’s files. Files will be kept locked when not in use in order to ensure confidentiality.
Information obtained for assessment purposes and other personal information will not be released to other agencies or organizations, or individuals without parent’s written consent. We will provide the consent form for you.
Parents have the right to review their child’s records at any time. If copies are needed of information, we request that you give us a 24-hours notice to prepare them for you.
Our Resource Coordinator (RC) manages the family resource room and is available to provide family services. Some of the services provided include: to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with parents and community partners, to maintain the Resource Lending Library, to conduct workshops for families on an as needed basis, to apprise families of the latest research and trends related to early care and learning, to assist with literacy and kindergarten transition activities, and to respond to parent requests for information and resources and making referrals to community services while maintaining confidentiality.
The RC can be reached at (404) 303-3447.
PAC sponsored Winter Family Outing
“Week of the Young Child Celebration” - http://www.naeyc.org/woyc
TV Turn-Off Week
Scholastic Book Fair
Teacher Appreciation Week
PAC sponsored Summer Family Outing
Children’s Holiday Festival
The purpose of the Parent Advisory committee is to provide guidance and
support to the Child Development Center in order to enhance the
effectiveness and quality of the care and education provided to our
The PAC meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in the Child Development Center Commons Room. Parent representatives from each classroom volunteer annually to serve on the committee.
If you would like to serve on the PAC, please contact the Center or any PAC member.
Six times each year, our Center newsletter (NSHCDC E-News) is published for our families. The Newsletters contain valuable information on events in the center, programs, curriculum, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.
|June 2012||April 2012|
|March 2012||February 2012|