PARENT'S CORNER

“We inspire and strive to teach children Kindness,Independence,Diversity and Self Regulation,to create the major building blocks as our name implies” “KIDS”

 

Dear Parents

We welcome your family here to one of our KIDS Learning centers School family.

Our Learning Center academic philosophies are based on many Dynamic and Authentic learning principles, serving students ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Our Dynamic and Authentic learning principles rely on our core values, our mission and our vision statements that guide the daily activities of the center, focusing on Kindness, Independence, Diversity, Self-Regulation, and developmental appropriate curriculum, within a carefully prepared environment.

Our teachers are educators that come from a variety of backgrounds and bring their interests and talents together to enrich and broaden our curriculum and our children’s learning environment. Our teachers work together to plan, implement, refine and improve the centers approach to education which is combined with child development and Montessori education.

KIDS is a learning place where children:
● Gain self-confidence and self-respect.
● Are treated and respected as individuals
● Encourage curiosity, creativity, and pursue individual interests.
● Given freedom within limits to explore and build.

The heart of learning at KIDS strives in its ordinary and beautiful classroom environments. Our certified teachers strive to promote joy in learning and the development of each child’s true potential by enabling their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth through the learning philosophy and techniques.
In addition to a rich academic environment, we also provide indoor/outdoor activities, garden, outdoor centers, nature study classes, and music.

We also strive to help children ignite the hidden strengths of finding their sparks by providing Extra-curricular programs.

KIDS Learning centers are all Nationally Accredited and our certified Texas Rising Star Centers here in the DFW Metroplex. Our core philosophy is to demonstrate a total commitment to offering a dynamic learning environment with the highest standards of education and integrity.

KIDS Early Learning Centers has 4 Locations and are conveniently located in the cities of Midlothian, Fort Worth, Arlington & Richardson in northwest county Texas serving neighboring cities such as Waxahachie, Venus, Cedar hill, Ennis, Glen heights, Desoto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Arlington, Burleson, with easy access to Dallas and Fort Worth. These large cities are known for their wealth of employment opportunities, cultural events and of course, shopping.

Kishani Mathiasz Woldberhan, Founder & CEO invites you to an opportunity to be a part of a new adventure by helping to create a wonderful learning environment.
Please visit our Main website at www.kidsearlylearningcenters.com to checkout our individual locations for more information and updates.

Mrs. Kishani M Woldberhan
Founder & CEO
KIDS Early Learning Centers
(Midlothian, Fort Worth & Arlington)

Parent's Responsibility

We ask each child to bring a blanket to be kept in your child’s cubby for naptime. Be
sure to label the blanket and take it home every Friday to wash. Each child will be issued
one cot to nap at the beginning of the school year; if the cot becomes damaged beyond normal,
wear and tear replacement of the cot will become the Parent/Guardian’s financial responsibility.

In order, not to confuse school toys with a child’s personal property, we ask that
children not bring playthings from home. Kids Rainbow Academy staff cannot be responsible
for lost or broken personal toys. Two exceptions to this are a stuffed animal for use during
naptime by full-day preschool children and for Show & Tell purposes. You will be notified by
your child’s teacher if the class will have Show & Tell.

How can a Parent help maintain the best possible teaching atmosphere for your child?

Communicate any concerns regarding our program or your child immediately to staff

Respect and appreciate your child’s teacher and other staff members at the center as
they all strive for one common goal in mind which is to teach children to grow and
learn Kindness, Independence, Diversity and Self-Regulation. Throughout the day.

Read and follow the Notices on the Parent Daily White board for important
Information.

Pick up and read the notices and information left for you in your child’s folder and/or
posted outside your child’s classroom, at the reception desk, or in e-mail.

Pick up your child’s papers/projects daily. Their work is very important to them and
provides another means of communication between parent and child and helps the
parent share in the child’s day.

Please be aware of the scheduled mealtimes of breakfast and lunch, 7:00am,
10:45am, 11:20am, 11:35am, and 12:00pm make sure your child arrives in time to be
included in those meals, if necessary. It is very difficult to try and feed a child later
than the scheduled mealtime, and causes a disruption in the classroom schedule,
which affects all the children in the classroom.
 
-We encourage you to allow your child to eat what we are serving that day,
unless, of course, food allergies are a concern. In that case, we ask that you
bring a note from your Physician.

Periodically check on your child’s supply of extra clothing. Please take-home soiled
clothing promptly.

Parents when picking up your child please make sure to be at the center 10 minutes
before 6:30 Pm and understand that the teachers need to clean their classrooms/ center
before they leave as they have been caring for your child all day and need to go spend
time with their families too.

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services does not allow smoking on the premises,
either indoors or outdoors.

TUITION POLICIES

Upon selecting KIDS Rainbow Academy to meet your child’s educational needs, initial enrollment is contingent upon receipt of the completed enrollment application, including and signed Parent Handbook receipt, and registration fee. All enrollment paperwork is required 48 hours before the child can start our program. Incomplete paperwork will not be accepted.
Failure to keep children’s paperwork current and up to date may lead to dis enrollment.

Paperwork required for enrollment includes:
– Enrollment Form
– Authorization for Emergency Medical Attention

Physician’s Statement
– Completed Discipline and Guidance form
– Tuition Agreement
– Food Program Enrollment Form
– CACFP Meal Benefit Income Eligibility Form
– Infant Feeding Preference (if applicable)
-Hearing & Vision Screening Copies to be provided:
1. Provide Immunization record for 4years & up.
2. School Children — signed statement that Immunization Records and hearing and vision screenings are current and on file at the school.

All registration fees and tuition for the current week must be paid before care begins.
Parents will be notified within 30 days of any policy change in writing. Signatures from parents
may be required.
KIDS Rainbow Academy accepts childcare subsidies. Subsidized children must
have the CCMS approve care before they start. We follow our contractually obligation with
CCMS and require parents to pay their co-pay by the 1
st & 3rd week every month. Payments not
made by 3rd week will be reported to CCMS and suspension policies will go into effect until
payment is made.

We close to observe the following holidays:
● New Year’s Day
● Memorial Day
● Independence Day
● Labor Day
● Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
● Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
● New Year’s Eve
Full tuition is due for holiday weeks, it will not be pro-rated for days we are closed. This is necessary due to staffing and operational costs that are incurred on the basis of
fixed levels of enrollment.
Please understand that tuition is based on enrollment NOT attendance.

NOTE: In some cases, if the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, KIDS rainbow academy will close the Friday before a holiday, if it falls on a Sunday the Monday after the
holiday we will close.

If your child is absent for the entire week, Tuition must be paid in full, KIDS rainbow academy does not grant deductions for absences of any duration or for any cause and
without substitution of other days of attendance as ―make-up days. This is necessary due to
staffing and operational costs that are incurred on the basis of fixed levels of enrollment. If your child will be absent from school, we ask that you notify the front office by 8:30am each day. Failure to notify the front office of an absence may result in a $5 no call penalty per
occurrence.

  • Full-time students are allowed one weeks’ vacation every 6 months after they have been
    enrolled at KIDS Rainbow Academy for 6 months. This week may be taken any
    time during the calendar year.
  • During this week parents are due to pay 50% of tuition with a one week’s written
    notice is required with the week to get the 50% credit
    Accounts should be at a zero balance or vacation discount will not be granted and
    Full tuition payment will be expected.
  • KIDS Rainbow Academy WILL NOT GRANT REFUNDS ON ANY
    FEES if a student withdraws or is asked to withdraw. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Parents will not be able to withdraw and re-enroll children during the summer and
    holiday months to avoid payment for those months.

Unfortunately, there are sometimes reasons we must expel or suspend a child form our program. KIDS Rainbow Academy will do everything possible to work with families to
prevent this policy from being enforced. However, KIDS Rainbow Academy has the right to unenroll or call Childcare associates (CCMS) Terminate care of a child for the following reasons: (2 suspensions and child will automatically be withdrawn from KIDS Rainbow Academy.)

Child’s Actions for Withdrawal/Suspension:
  • The child is at risk of causing serious injury to other children or themselves.
  • Physical or verbal abuse to staff or other children Excessive biting (see bite policy)
Parent’s Actions for Withdrawal/Suspension:
  • Nonpayment or excessive late payment of fees.
  • Failure to complete required forms including immunizations records.
  • Failure to Abide by KIDS Rainbow Academy’s Policies set forth in the Parent Handbook.
  • Physical and/or verbal abuse of staff by parent.
  • Parent threatens physical or intimidating actions towards staff members, parents
    or other children.

Prior to Withdrawal/Dismissal, a parent will be called, and correspondence will be sent home indicating what the problem is. Every effort will be made by both the center and the parent to correct the problem. If behavior does not improve and/or KIDS Rainbow Academy deems we can no longer accommodate the child at the risk, welfare, and safety of the other children, the parent will be asked to withdraw their child.

Because we are licensed only for our specific hours of operation, we cannot care for children earlier than 6:30 am or later than 6:00 pm. If you are late picking up your child a $25.00 late charge for the first five minutes per child will be charged to your account and $2.00 per minute after the first five minutes. The late penalties must be paid to the office before the child can return to care. Please let us know if you will be late, so we can reassure your child. Calling KIDS Humpty Dumpty Academy to inform us that you will be unavoidably late does not waive your late fees.
Continued late pick-ups will mean breach of contract and you will forfeit your child’s position in the childcare.

If a child has not been picked up by 6:30 pm and all attempts to contact parents and
emergency contacts have failed, we are obligated by state regulations to call CPS and the
Police.

Parents please make sure to clock your child in and out daily to avoid a charge of $5 each
time the child has to be manually checked in will be placed on the account. State Regulations
requires that children are always checked in and out into the building each day. If you forget to
check your child in or out, please let the Director know immediately. Please work with us and
ensure that your child is clocked in/out for the day.
Please understand that due to liability issues, staff of KIDS Rainbow Academy is
not permitted to take children home from our center.

In Order to maintain the appropriate staff to child ratios upon your Children are not to be
allowed to be dropped off at the center after 9:00 am. Parents are required to notify us by 9:00
am at the latest if your child will not be coming for the day or if you will be late in arriving, so
that teachers can organize their schedules and activities. Late Drop off will be approved only for
Doctor’s appointments with a doctor note and child must be dropped off by 10:00 AM.
KIDS Rainbow Academy reserves the right to refuse admission to any child at any
time with or without cause.

When Withdrawing a child, a two-week written notice is required for ANY reason.
● For a Month or more off from the program a two-week written notice and the registration fee is required to hold the space for the child when returning. This needs to be taken minimum of 30 days at a time. This applies to summer breaks as well.If a registration fee is not paid to hold the space, we cannot guarantee a space when child returns.
● The obligation for full payment of tuition continues until the date indicated by the parent
or guardian as the date of withdrawal. The parent or guardian agrees to provide at least
fifteen (15) days written notice of such date of withdrawal.
● Should you leave KIDS Rainbow Academy owing a balance; legal action will be taken through Small Claim Courts. The Parent will then be responsible for the balance as well as any and all court costs.

Should the center need to close for Pandemic reasons, full tuition will be due for the first two
weeks of closure. If the center is closed longer than two weeks, 50% of tuition will be due.
Parents may give a 30-day notice to withdraw from the program if they feel it is in the best interest of their family. 50% of the tuition will be due during the 30-day notice period. A full registration fee will be required to re-enroll in the program after the pandemic.

Full-time students are allowed one weeks’ vacation every 6 months after they have been
enrolled at KIDS Rainbow Academy for 6 months. This week may be taken any
time during the calendar year.
o During this week parents are due to pay 50% of tuition with a one week’s written
notice is required with the week to get the 50% credit
o Accounts should be at a zero balance or vacation discount will not be granted and
Full tuition payment will be expected
o KIDS Rainbow Academy WILL NOT GRANT REFUNDS ON ANY
FEES if a student withdraws or is asked to withdraw. NO EXCEPTIONS!
● Parents will not be able to withdraw and re-enroll children during the summer and
holiday months to avoid payment for those months.

HEALTH POLICIES AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

Children who are ill should not attend preschool. KIDS Rainbow Academy observes the standards set by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for ill children. The most common standards for exclusion are:
1. Illness that prevents the child from participating in childcare activities, including
outdoor play.

2. The illness results in a greater need for care than caregivers can provide without
compromising the health, safety and supervision of the other children.
3. Oral temperature of 100 or armpit temperature of 99.
4. Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness such as lethargy, abnormal breathing,
uncontrollable diarrhea, 2 or more vomiting episodes in 24-hours.
5. Any Communicable-Disease.

If a child becomes ill while in our care, we will contact the parent immediately. We will
care for the child apart from the other children with proper supervision and give extra attention
to and sanitation practices.
Parents need to pick up children within 1 hour of notification. After the Duration of the allotted
1 Hour, Sick Fee of $2.00 per minute until child is picked up will apply.
In the event of severe illness or injury, or if a parent fails to pick up their child within a reasonable amount of time, KIDS Rainbow Academy may call for an ambulance at the
parent’s expense.

If a child is sent home sick from our program, they may not return until the child is
symptom-free for 24-hours.
KIDS Rainbow Academy will Notify parents of known and suspected illnesses their child may have come in contact with; this notification also includes information about the illness, symptoms, what
steps the parents must take, and other relevant information.

Immunization records must be current for all children enrolled in the Infant-Toddler,
Preschool and Pre-K programs. A copy must be in the child’s file. It is the parent’s
responsibility to ensure that your child’s immunizations are current. Failure to keep children
current on immunizations may lead to disenrollment.
From time to time KIDS Rainbow Academy may have children enrolled that
have not received immunizations due to personal belief. A notarized affidavit must be on file for
these children.
Complete Immunization records MUST be on file prior to your child’s first day of enrollment.
NO Exceptions will be made.

Hearing and Vision Screenings are required for all children who will be four (4) years old
by 1
st of September of the current school year. Hearing and vision screening are required by the
Special Senses and Communication Disorder Act, Texas Health & Safety Code, Chapter 36.
For school age children, a signed statement (on enrollment form) indicating that records are on
file at your child’s school is sufficient. Parents need to provide.

Based on local health department guidelines, proof of TB testing is not required to be
enrolled in our program. All KIDS Rainbow Academy Staff is tested annually and must
keep a current copy of this test in their personnel file.

Please inform your physician that your child is in care at a full-day program and that you
prefer to give medications at home, morning and evening. Knowing this, many doctors will order
longer acting medications. Limiting medications dispensed away from home prevents
medication errors. Please remember, KIDS Rainbow Academy is designed for well
children.
All prescription medicine to be given to your child while in care at KIDS Rainbow Academy is subject to the following conditions:
1. Before any prescription medication can be administered, including sunscreen
and Bug spray, we must have permission in writing by the child’s parent or
guardian.
2. The parent must sign a Medication Permission Slip – it is available in the
office. A permission slip is only good for the week. One must be filled out each Monday. The form is collected on Friday from the binder and filed in your
child’s file.
3. A licensed physician must prescribe the medicine to be given to your child.
4. Doctor prescribed medicine must be in its original container, which states
the doctor’s name, the date prescribed, the child’s name, the prescribed dosage,
and the instructions for dosage. The medicine cannot come to the center mixed
with food, milk or juice.
5. No Fever Reducing medications such as Tylenol or Advil will be given to
child.
6. A staff member dispenses all medicine. Records will be maintained in your
child’s file.
7. All medicine must be brought to the center in a zip-lock bag with a calibrated
measuring spoon enclosed. With your child’s name labeled on the front.
Medicine will not be given without your dispenser.
8. All Medication Brought to the Center CANNOT be Kept in your child’s Bag.
It MUST be kept in the Locked Medicine cabinet and labeled.
Medicine can be dispensed up to twice a day — before or after lunch and after afternoon
snack. You may request one or both times depending on your doctor’s orders for dispensing. 

Minimum standard rules for child care centers (chapters 746) identify the food allergy
emergency plan as an individualized plan prepared by the child’s health care professional, which
must include a list of each food the child is allergic to, possible symptoms if exposed to food on
the list and steps to take if the child has an allergic reaction.
For the safety of your child, parents are required to provide a signed copy of the
“Authorization for Emergency Care for Children with Severe Allergies” form, detailing any
allergies, food or otherwise, from which their child suffers, at the time of enrollment or when the
allergy is discovered. This form must be filled out by the child’s physician and parent(s) or legal
guardian(s), and must be updated every six months, or more frequently, as needed. In addition to
this form, parents must provide a copy of any additional physician’s orders and procedural
guidelines relating to the prevention and treatment of the child’s allergy. This form can be
obtained by request from the center director.
Parents must also execute a “Release and Waiver of Liability for Administering Emergency
Treatment to Children with Severe Allergies” form. This form releases KIDS Rainbow Academy from liability for administering treatment to children with severe allergies and taking
other necessary actions set forth in the “Authorization for Emergency Care for Children with
Severe Allergies” form, provided KIDS Rainbow Academy exercises reasonable care in
taking such actions. Any medication required to treat an allergic reaction must be provided in
accordance with the Medication Policy detailed herein.

Physical activity is important to the overall health and well-being of children. Children are
given the opportunities for physical activity throughout the school day to help meet the
recommended 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity. Physical activity breaks interspersed
throughout the day also can contribute to improved cognitive skills and enhanced concentration,
as well as improved classroom behavior. Children develop motor skills and coordination. Some
activities that would be done in the classroom and outside is walking, running, hopping,
balancing, dancing, stopping, throwing, catching, kicking this may be done with a physical
activity video.

Below is the Emergency Preparedness Plan designed for KIDS Rainbow Academy
and the staff. Parents are encouraged to read this information carefully. In the event a parent is
present in the building during an emergency, KIDS Rainbow Academy will ask
parents to participate accordingly.
During any emergency, the best course of action is to BREATHE AND STAY CALM, know
how many children you have, and have your sign-in and -out log and transition sheet in your
hands. If you have children of your own in the facility, but in another classroom, trust that
their teachers will take care of them just as you are taking care of the children in your care.
In all situations in this Emergency Preparedness Plan, “Director” refers to Ms. Jessica. In the
Director’s absence, the person in charge on duty assumes the role of Director and then
designates another staff member to assume the responsibilities of the Assistant Director. In all
situations in this Emergency Preparedness Plan, the Director or designated person in charge
will notify Child Care Licensing and/or the Health Department and/or call 911 as each designated person in charge may delegate any portion of his/her duties to other staff members,
volunteers or emergency personnel as he/she deems necessary. 
situation dictates. In all situations in this Emergency Preparedness Plan, the Director or

Breathe and stay calm.
● Make sure all children are supervised. If you are alone, tell them to sit down near you.
● Comfort the child by speaking in a low, quiet voice.
● Apply first aid as needed.
● Call the office if you need further assistance and/or the Director, or person in charge to
call 911.
● If the child is bleeding profusely, apply pressure to stop the bleeding. (In an extreme
case, take off the child’s shirt and use that.)
● If injury is to the head or face, report it to the office immediately – even if it is minor.
● Complete an Accident/Incident Report, have the Director sign it immediately, and have
the parent sign it when the child is picked up.
● Turn the Accident/Incident Report into the Director, or person in charge, before you
leave on the same day.
● Keep the Accident/Incident Report confidential while in your presence.
● In the event of serious illness or injury involving an adult, contact the office and a
Director, or the designated person in charge, will call 911 and/or the person’s emergency
conta

Ask the child, “What doesn’t feel good?”
● Contact the front office and have the child’s temperature taken. If the fever is over 100
degrees, the Director, or person in charge, will contact the parent.
● If no fever, make the child comfortable and keep an eye on him.
● If the child complains of pain, ask him to point with one finger where it hurts the most
and then investigate that spot for injury or discoloration and call the office.
● Light vomiting or mild diarrhea: If no pain, call the office after the third episode.

All staff members will vigilantly follow policies and procedures regarding diaper
changes, toileting, hand-washing, food preparation and general common-sense measures
such as keeping surfaces clean, changing bedding, teaching children how to cover coughs
and sneezes, etc., to prevent the spread of germs that cause illness in the first place.
● In the event of an outbreak, the Director, or person in charge, will notify the Health
Department and Child Care Licensing to inform them of the situation and ask for
instructions and guidelines to follow for specific illness or outbreak.
● The Director, or person in charge, will inform all staff members of instructions and
guidelines and require them to follow the same.
● The Director, or person in charge, will also notify all parents about the situation in
writing and posting it in front of the classroom effected within 48-hours as required by
the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Child Care Licensing.
● All staff is to follow the school’s confidentiality policies when speaking of the above
outbreak. Any violation of the confidentiality policy is grounds for immediate
termination

Parents and employees will use the hygiene stations located in the front door prior to entering the rest of the building.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Upon arrival at one of our Kids Early Learning Centers, the parents or the adult dropping the child off must sign the child into care on the sign-in sheet located at the front door. A health check will be completed on both the child/children and parent /adult. If either present with a temperature above normal or signs of a possible illness, the child will be excluded from care. Children will be dropped off at the front door and escorted to class by a member of management or designated staff. Parents are encouraged to drop off at the front door but may enter the facility if necessary.

KIDS Rainbow Academy has closed circuit cameras in all classrooms. Parents
may request to view previous footage from the Corporate Office by emailing
kidslearningcenters@gmail.com. The footage will be made available to you within 48 business
hours of your request. The privacy of All children is very important to us. For this reason, the
cameras are not available over the internet.

KIDS Rainbow Academy staff will do a visual check of the children upon arrival
each morning. If a staff member notices anything unusual, they are required to point this out to the parent at that time. If your child has an accident overnight, please notify staff members when dropping off so that we can assist in watching the child for side effects.

At no time is any person permitted to carry any type of Firearm, Ammunition and/or Weapon on agency property for any reason. Violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

KIDS Rainbow Academy follows Department of Health and Human services
child-to- teacher classroom ratios as stated in Child Care Licensing Minimum Standards and will never be non-compliant unless under emergency situations.

Arrival: Parents please clock your child in/out daily on the check in station. (see clock
in/out policy).
● Children arriving between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. should be taken to the cafeteria
and give any special instructions or information for that day to your child’s teacher.
● Children should be at the center by 9.00 am to participate in all the curriculum
activities.
● Breakfast, lunch and a snack are served daily please see mealtimes.
o Children that are eating breakfast should arrive before 8:00 a.m. to avoid the cut
off-time for serving breakfast.
o All children need to be present by 9:00 a.m., at the center so attendance
o Pick-Up: Please Clock your child in/out every day at the Check in station. (see Clock
in/out policy).
CCMS Parents please make sure your Checking In/Out at the CCMS Checking Station to
keep your CCMS benefits. And to avoid out of pocket payment for that day.

School age children: if your child will not ride the bus in the afternoon to the center
from school in the afternoon, we ask you to notify the Center office by 1:00pm to avoid our bus drivers delaying picking up of other children. Failure to notify the office on time may result in a $5.00 no call penalty.

We value your child’s experiences. When your child starts at KIDS Rainbow Academy observations will occur throughout their time here. This will help us provide the best
care academically and socially for your child. Classroom assignments are based on each
individual child’s chronological age, developmental age, emotional age, and physical age. We
respect each child as an individual and set up their goals accordingly. KIDS Rainbow Academy typically will transition children to new classrooms at the end of the year for older
children and end of each month for infant/ toddlers based on the individual child’s needs and age.

We like to keep good communication between our parents and our staff. A scheduled parent/teacher conferences is offered to parents to exchange information a minimum of Twice a year. Children’s progress and overall development are discussed. Documentation of the conference is made dated and signed by the parent and teacher, and a copy is kept in the child’s file.

Outdoor play is a regular part of the daily routine. Children should be prepared to play outside some part of every day. Please do not request that your child stay indoors. Per the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, children too sick to go outside should not be at school. Children may not wear flip flops due to the danger these shoes may cause on the playground.

KIDS Rainbow Academy will make sure playground clear of all debris and garbage
● KIDS Rainbow Academy will Remove any damaged, broken, or unsafe items
● KIDS Rainbow Academy will Plan activities for children to engage in outdoors
● Teachers will Continually move around the playground To ensure continual supervision,
Teachers will count children before and after leaving the playground

KIDS Rainbow Academy believes in the benefit of using real life pictures in our educational program. Photos taken of the children will be done with a school owned camera and will only be used in our program, our Facebook page and website. If parents choose to take pictures of events held at our program, they may only photograph
their child, unless written permission is given by the other parent. Please note during certain parent events, such as Pre-K graduation, Christmas programs, and Carnivals, photographs may be taken. If you wish for your child to not be photographed, you may want to remove them from
these events.

KIDS Rainbow Academy will provide a comfortable place with a seat for mothers to
breastfeed their child if they choose to do so. Parents may also provide breast milk for their child to be served while in our care. We ask parents to label all bottles with your child’s name or initial.
We do provide a comfortable place with a seat or within a classroom that enables a
mother to breastfeed her child.

KIDS Rainbow Academy provides two meals and a snack for all children present at the
center during the mealtimes provided below.
● Breakfast from 7:00am – 8:00 am
● Lunch is served at 10:00 am, 10:30am, 11:00am and 11:30 am
● Afternoon snack is served after the rest period around 2:00 pm, 2:20 and again at
2:45 pm for the school-age kids as they arrive after school.
Any food brought from home must be store bought will not be able to be taken into classrooms
and only be served during designated mealtimes while the other children are eating, and any
leftovers MUST be taken home at the end of the day.

Supervised rest periods are provided for all children under five years of age who remain at
KIDS Rainbow Academy for six or more hours a day, and for all other children who
show a need for a rest time. Your child will be provided a cot to rest on for naptime. Please
provide a clean large towel or blanket for naptime. Blankets MUST be taken home on Fridays
for washing. You may also bring in a special small, pillow, or stuffed animal if desired, but they
must be able to fit in your child’s cubby. Please label all child’s items as many children may
have the same items.

Preschool children must have a complete change of clothing, clearly marked with the child’s name, left at KIDS Rainbow Academy. Preschool children need to be dressed for the weather. Caps, mittens, and warm clothing must be worn during the cooler seasons for the
daily outdoor playtime. Accidents can happen, even for the older preschoolers, when they wait
too long before going to the bathroom, or if they get wet on the playground.

Parents must supply all bottles, diapers, wipes and diapering accessories for their child.
KIDS Rainbow Academy provides toddler training cups. Please label everything with
your child’s first and last name. We use washable crayons, markers and paint during art time, but the children’s clothing may get stained from just being kids! Please dress your children in play clothes since children lean through play and PLAY is what we do!!

Transportation is provided for School-age children to and from public school and during
the summer on field trips. KIDS Rainbow Academy does not transport children under
the age of 4, except in emergency situations.
If your child is under the weight limit and requires a car seat or booster seat Parents are
required to provide that to the center for transporting your child which will be left in the bus
during the school year with the child’s name on it.

There are no animals that are housed here at KIDS Rainbow Academy. Advance
notice will be given in the event of animals on school campus

KIDS Rainbow Academy does not have a pool at our facility. The only water
activities that are held at our facility are summer activities. Summer activities consist of
sprinkler play. Parents will always be notified and will have a permission slip to sign to give consent.

KIDS Rainbow Academy requires the parents of enrolled children at all times, to
behave in a manner consistent with decency, courtesy, and respect. One of the goals of KIDS Rainbow Academy is to provide the most appropriate environment in which a child can
grow, learn and develop. Achieving this ideal environment is not only the responsibility of the
employees of KIDS Rainbow Academy but is the responsibility of each and every parent
or adult who enters the center. Parents are required to behave in a manner that fosters this ideal
environment. Parents who violate the Parent Code of Conduct will not be permitted on the property thereafter. Please refer to the Policy on Parent’s Right to Immediate Access for additional information regarding dis-enrollment of the child when a parent is prohibited from accessing the property.

COMMUNICATION

If your child is absent due to illness exclusion due to the pandemic for three consecutive days,
you may request an absent credit equal to one half tuition for the days absent. Parents must request an absent credit in writing via email to kidslearningcenters@gmail.com. Absent credits are not automatically given when the child is absent.

Parents will notify Kids Early Learning Centers management anytime they have traveled outside
of the United States. Kids Early Learning Center has a right to exclude the child from care if they or a member of the household has traveled to a country that has been identified by the CDC as an “at risk” country.

KIDS Rainbow Academy does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin in admittance, education, or other administrative policies
and extends to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to
students at the school.

The paperwork filled out upon enrollment regarding by the enrolling parent/guardian lists family members or friends who are authorized to pick children up. When friends or family come to pick up, they will be asked to present a picture ID and compare the name to the name in the child’s file. Only then will children be released to the individual picking up. Please make sure that only those people whom you are comfortable with having this privilege are on that list.
Children WILL NOT be released to adults without a picture ID or persons under the age of 18.

In cases where an enrolled child is the subject of a court order (ex… Custody Order, Restraining Order, or Protection from Abuse Order) KIDS Rainbow Academy must be
provided with a Certified Copy of the most recent order and all amendments thereto. The orders of the court will be strictly followed unless the custodial parent(s) requests a more liberal variation of the order in writing. In the case where both parents are afforded shared/joint custody
by order of the court, both parents must sign the request for more liberal interpretation of the order. In the absence of a court order on file with KIDS Rainbow Academy, both parents shall be afforded equal access to their child as stipulated by law. KIDS Rainbow Academy cannot, without a court order, limit the access of a one parent by request of the other parent, regardless of the reason. If conflicting court orders are presented, the most recently dated court order will be followed.

Within KIDS Rainbow Academy, confidential and sensitive information will only be shared with employees of KIDS Rainbow Academy who have a “need to know” in order to most appropriately and safely care for your child. KIDS Rainbow Academy strives to protect everyone’s right of privacy. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to:
● Names, Addresses, Phone numbers Disability information and/or other Health related information of anyone associated with KIDS Rainbow Academy.
Outside of KIDS Rainbow Academy, confidential and sensitive information about a child will only be shared when the parent of the child has given express written consent, except where otherwise provided for by law.

KIDS Rainbow Academy takes the responsibility of maintaining the confidentiality of all persons very seriously. Parents must understand the implications of this responsibility. Parents need to recognize that the Confidentiality Policy not only applies to their child or family, but all children, families and employees associated with KIDS Rainbow Academy. Any parent who shares any information considered to be confidential, pressures employees or other parents for information, which is not
necessary for them to know, will be considered to be in violation of the Confidentiality Policy.
Any parent who violates the Confidentiality policy will not be permitted on agency property thereafter. Refer to the policy regarding Parents Right to Immediate Access for additional information regarding dis-enrollment of a child when a parent is prohibited from accessing
agency property.

Biting is a common issue in early child development. The best way to deal with biting is
consistency between providers and parents. Biting could occur for multiple reasons. Proper
communication will help determine why a child is biting. KIDS Rainbow Academy will work with parents when biting becomes a problem. We will make every effort to solve the issue
as soon as possible and will be in communication with the parent on our daily activities’ reports
sent by paper sheets.
When it comes to challenging behavior the director and teacher will have a face to face
conversation with the parents to express concerns and discuss strategies in addressing
challenging behaviors. Parents are kept informed as to their child’s progress through our daily
reports send by preschool2me or the paper sheets. Director and teacher will maintain a parent

Unfortunately, there are sometimes reasons we must expel or suspend a child form our
program. KIDS Rainbow Academy will do everything possible to work with families to
prevent this policy from being enforced. However, KIDS Rainbow Academy has the
right to un-enroll or call Childcare associates (CCMS) Terminate care of a child for the following
reasons: (2 suspensions and child will automatically be withdrawn from KIDS Rainbow Academy.)

The child is at risk of causing serious injury to other children or themselves. o Physical or verbal abuse to staff or other children o Excessive biting (see bite policy).

Nonpayment or excessive late payment of fees.
o Failure to complete required forms including immunizations records.
o Failure to Abide by KIDS Rainbow Academy’s Policies set forth in the Parent Handbook.
o Physical and/or verbal abuse of staff by parent.
o Parent threatens physical or intimidating actions towards staff members, parents or other children.

KIDS Rainbow Academy staff members are trained to use a positive method of discipline and guidance. Staff follow Dr. Becky Bailey’s methodology called Conscious
Discipline.
● Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive emotional intelligence and classroom
management system that integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) into one seamless curriculum. It evolves seeking the most current
information provided by varied disciplines from neuroscience to mindfulness research to developmental psychology and beyond.
The seven skills are Composure, Encouragement, Assertiveness, Choices, Empathy,
Positive Intent and Consequences.
● The Seven Skills of Discipline are the only skills we need to transform these everyday
discipline issues into teaching moments. These moments are our opportunity to teach
children the social-emotional and communication skills necessary to manage themselves,
resolve conflict, prevent bullying and develop pro-social behaviors.

KIDS Rainbow Academy will open most days during inclement weather. In most
cases, we will follow MISD for closings or delays. Please check the web site or Facebook for
announcement of closing or delays.
In case of serious emergencies such as earthquakes, fire, storms, or loss of power/water,
parents will be notified, by web site, Facebook for announcement of closing, delays,
emergencies or pick up. During this time parents have a one-hour time frame to pick your child
up because we must make sure our staff, center and children be out of the place on time.
Children will be cared for until parents or emergency contacts arrive.
Should the center need to close for any reason, tuition will not be refunded or reduced for
closures of less than 10 school days. If the closure extends beyond 10 school days, parents
will have their tuition reduced.

Due to conflict of interests and liability issues, Employees of KIDS Rainbow Academy are prohibited from outside employment with parents of the organization. This
includes, but is not limited to, babysitting and/or nanny- type jobs.

Parents need to personally escort their child(ren) inside the building to sign in and out when their children enter and leave the facility. Parents are welcome to visit the center any time during the day to observe their child without prior approval. However, if you would like to stay and spend time with your child during activities, please see the office so we can do a proper criminal history check, as required by the Texas Department of HHSC

KIDS Rainbow Academy encourages parents to view our compliance history with
Child Care Licensing. Our most recent inspection is posted on our parent communication board
or you may view this at www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/pp Facility Search Daycare. Parents may also contact our local childcare licensing office at 214-583-4253.

Open Communication with parents is very important to children’s success. KIDS Rainbow Academy. has multiple ways of communicating with parents. In some situations, parents
may be asked to sign documents acknowledging that communication has taken place. Listed
below are ways that KIDS Rainbow Academy may communicate with parents:
▪ Our electronic monitor located in the front lobby
▪ Through email notifications
▪ Written memos placed in your child’s weekly folders
▪ Social media site such as Facebook
▪ Verbal communication with the child’s teachers and director
Please take the time daily to read the parent Information Board in the lobby for special memos,
and information regarding special activities.
KIDS Rainbow Academy provides families with the opportunities to better
understand the child’s growth and development by providing written articles, handouts,
newsletters and can be referred to other professional and local community resources when
needed. A parent education area with parent education materials, Community Resources is
available at the front desk.

Children will never be left unsupervised nor will they be abused or neglected while in our care at KIDS Rainbow Academy. However, accidents do happen. Parents will be responsible for any medical expenses incurred should an accident requiring emergency medical treatment occur. Parents will also be responsible for any damage, beyond the normal everyday occurrence, to property or equipment. Parents also waive, release and forever discharge KIDS Rainbow Academy from any and all claims against us.

When aware of fire or when alarm sounds, quietly say, “Fire drill boys and girls; line up
at the door, please.” This should be familiar to them since you say it every month when you practice monthly fire drills. Your primary responsibility is to get the children safely out of the building. Do not attempt to put out the fire unless it is between you and a child
or preventing exit.

OUR PROGRAM & SERVICES

We provide year-round full and part time care and education in Fort Worth Texas for infants and children starting at six weeks of age to 12 years of age. Our secure environments and teacher-to-child ratios allow us to get to know your child’s interest and abilities to maximize their potential.

OPERATING HOURS

Kids Rainbow Academy is open Monday to Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are Licensed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to care for children during these specified times only.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Kids Rainbow Academy does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin in admittance, education, or other administrative policies and extends to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school.

How do we

Our Centers

KIDS Rainbow Academy

4959 Old Mansfield Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76119​

kidsrainbowacademy@gmail.com

817-531-2008

Monday-Friday 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

KIDS Care Center

114 S 14th St, Midlothian, TX 76065

Kidscarecenter@midlothiankids.com

972 775 5437

KIDS Humpty Dumpty Academy

1601 E Abram Street Arlington, TX 76010

Kidshumptydumpty@gmail.com

817 275 8961

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