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Program Details

Age Requirements

Program activities are for kids who will are 8-12 years old.

    Behavioral Issues

    Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own behavior and generate ideas for solving social conflicts. Discipline is constructive in nature and includes these techniques:

    • Being fair and consistent with limits.
    • Positively modeling and redirecting children.
    • Letting them know when a specific behavior does not work.
    • Quietly separating them from the group, for no more than 5 minutes. 

    The following techniques will never be used on your child:

    • Corporal punishment or threats of corporal punishment.
    • Punishment associated with food or bathroom access.
    • Pinching, shaking, hitting, or biting a child.
    • Putting anything in or on a child’s mouth.
    • Humiliating, ridiculing, rejecting, or yelling at a child.
    • Subjecting a child to harsh, abusive, or profane language.
    • Placing a child in a locked or dark room or bathroom with the door closed.
    • Requiring a child to remain silent or inactive for inappropriately long periods of time.

    Anyone found using any of the above listed techniques will be fired. 
     
    If a child does not respond to positive guidance and redirection, and is posing an emotional problem for him/her self or others, or is a physical threat to others, the following steps are taken

    1. The child is is removed from the group to a private place within sight of an employee. The employee tells the child he/she will return to discuss the situation when the child has calmed down.
    2. The parent is called to notify them of the behavior that has been displayed.
    3. The teacher returns the child to explain that their parent was just notified, to discuss what happened, why it was unacceptable, and what the child must do to control his/her behavior.
    4. The child is invited to return to the group when he/she is ready. If the child needs or wants more time alone to calm down, he/she may take it. 
    5. When the child returns to the group, the teacher warmly welcomes him/her back to the group and tries to make the transition as smooth as possible.

    We will do our best to work with the parent to resolve any behavior issues outside normal child development. Should the child’s behavior cause a continued threat to themself and/or others, we will ask that your child not return to our facility until they have sought professional help.

    Cost

    The cost of camp is $50 per day. Included in the price of the program is lab materials, snacks, and beverages.  

    No refunds or reductions will be made for absence due to illness, withdrawal, vacation, or any other circumstances.

    Drop-Off/Pick-Up

    When you bring your child to The Scholar Ship, an adult over the age of 16 must accompany your child to their lab and sign your child in. Children are not allowed to write anything or sign in/out for parents on attendance sheets. Under no circumstances should a child be dropped off outside. Children will not be accepted before 8am.

    Our utmost concern is the safety of your child. If you are unable to pick your child, we will only release your child to those for which you have authorized on your enrollment form. Any person picking up your child besides the parent(s) will be required to show a picture ID and sign your child out before your child will be released. Children will not be permitted to leave with ANYONE except those persons listed on the enrollment form. Any change in authorized pick-ups must be in writing, texted, or emailed to us.

    Enrollment

    The Scholar Ship accepts all children regardless of race, color, sex, creed, disability, political persuasion, national origin, or ancestry.

    Food

    Please make sure you have served your child breakfast before you drop him/her off every day. 

    It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a healthy lunch for their child or pay for a lunch order ahead of time. A microwave is available to heat any food that requires warming. Please put your child’s name on the outside of your child’s lunch box and any other containers. 

    Group Size and Ratio

    Program size is 20 kids max with a 1:10 ratio or better (based on enrollment).

    Holidays

    We will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

    • Memorial Day
    • Fourth of July
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday
    • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
    • New Year Eve and New Year Day

    Hours of Operation

    Doors open at 8am and close at 6pm. 

    We cannot be held responsible for closures due to extreme weather conditions (e.g., tornado, snow).

    Information Changes

    Parents are required to notify us immediately if there is a change in name, address, phone number, place of employment, or emergency contacts.

    Medicine

    In order to administer any medications to your child, the following guidelines must be followed:

    1. Parents must provide a written detail of the times to administer each medication according to the label directions.
    2. Medication must be in the original container labeled with the child’s full name.
    3. We will only administer medication in amounts according to the label directions or as amended by a physician.
    4. We will only administer the medication to the child for whom it is intended.
    5. We will not administer medication that has expired.

    Personal Items

    Your child will be provided with a place to keep personal belongings. Please DO NOT allow your child to bring any of the following:

    • Small toys that are potentially a choking hazard
    • Jewelry of any kind
    • Candy or chewing gum

    Registration Requirements 

    To complete registration, parents/guardians must complete an online Registration Form for each child that will be participating in the program.  


    Sick Kids

    To ensure the health of all the children, your child must not come to The Scholar Ship if the child has one of the following symptoms: 

    • Temperature of 100 or greater in the last 24 hours
    • Medicinally induced normal temperature
    • Lethargic, or breathing abnormally
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomited at least twice in the last 24 hours
    • Rash with low-grade fever
    • Mouth sores
    • Uncontrollably runny nose
    • Head lice

    Children with a communicable disease cannot return to the lab until a doctor has agreed to the return. In the event that your child was exposed to a communicable disease, a notice will be placed on the front desk notifying you of the symptoms to look for and if medical treatment is necessary.

    Should your child become ill at The Scholar Ship, your child will be isolated from other children and you will be asked to pick up your child within one hour of notification. If the parents cannot be reached, the person listed on the registration form will be contacted. 

    There will be no refunds because of absence due to illness.

    Termination

    We will make multiple reasonable attempts to alleviate a situation before recommending termination. Termination of a child will only be made for the following reasons:

    • Retention of the child would be detrimental to the health and safety of the other children in the school.
    • The parent fails to pay fees according to policy.
    • Parent habitually brings a sick child to the school.

    This policy does not apply if termination is due to non-payment, termination can then be immediate.