We are so glad that you have chosen our center to provide safety and early education for your child. Our website will provide you with the guidelines that govern operations of the Camp Fire PSC Child Development Center. Please take the time to read the handbook. Should you have any questions about any of our policies and procedures, please see the director. Policies and procedures are subject to change due to state regulations or CFUSA.
- We are open for business from 6:30am until 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Children are allowed to attend for up to 10 hours per day.
- There are no reductions in fees for Holiday closures, days missed due to illness or vacation. There are no reduction in fees due to closures.
- In some instances, the Center may be closed due to extremely low enrollment or inclement weather. Closing will be determined by the Executive Director, and parents will be notified of the closing as early as possible.
- A notice of closing will also be announced on WEAR #3 and WCOA radio.
- General Rule: If the Escambia County School reports as closed, we will be also.
- We are open 12 months a year. We are closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- MLK Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
|Children||Private Rate||PSC Student/Employee, Navy Federal Rate|
|1 year old||$135.00||$120.00|
|2 year old||$130.00||$115.00|
|3 year old||$125.00||$110.00|
|4 year old||$125.00||$110.00|
|VPK only||No charge||No charge|
(Summer, breaks, Teacher work days only)
Children must be signed in no later than 9:30 am each day unless you have made prior arrangements with the Director.
- We offer full-time rates only. You must pay the five (5) day rate even if your child or children only attend 3 days. Your fee will be set at registration.
- We do not offer drop-in rates
- You are required to pay whether or not your child or children attend. Payments are due on the Friday before the following week.
- A deposit to hold a space for your child is Non-Refundable
- There is a $2.00 per minute late fee past 5:30 pm
- There is a late fee of $15.00 for payment not received by #5:30 pm on Monday of the current week. Services will be immediately discontinued if payment is not received in full by 9:00am Wednesday of the current week
- Checks returned for insufficient funds are returned to Check Assist for recover. Please call (850)477-6558 if you have any questions. After 2 checks, you will be required to pay in cash.
- Receipts will be issued for all payments
- Tax statements are available upon request and issued at the beginning of each year.
- Students of PSC must be enrolled at PSC on a full time basis (12 credit hours or more) and turn in a copy of their current schedule in order to receive the discounted rates. PSC students, if your status changes, you must notify Camp Fire with info.
- Two week advance written notice is required for withdrawal from PSC Child Development Center.
- Registration Fees are annual and are non-refundable
Child Abuse Reporting Policy
The Staff at PSC Child Development is legally obligated to report any abuse or suspected child abuse.
Arrival & Departure
Parents are required to bring their child inside and take them to the classroom. You must notify the teacher in charge when you child has arrived and when they are departing with you. Parents are required to keep their child close and within direct sight while entering and exiting the building.
State Law and policies set forth through the Department of Children and Families requires parents to sign in/out their child each day with the correct time.
Children may not be released to anyone under 18 years of age. Children will only be released to those adults listed on the enrollment paperwork. Picture identification will be required of all adults unfamiliar /unknown by staff, Changes to authorized adults to pick up your child from school must be made in writing. Phone calls to authorize and additional adult for pickup, except in cases of extreme emergency, will not be accepted.
Parents will be notified to pick up their child if he/she becomes sick or is injured while at the Center. If the parent cannot be reached, we will call the emergency contacts listed on the enrollment paper. It is your responsibility to ensure that the numbers listed for you and your emergency contacts are correct and up to date.
Emergency Contacts /Information
Should a child become injured at the Center, immediate action will first be administered to the child. Depending on the nature of the injury, paramedics (911) would be called or the child would be taken to the nearest emergency room. Parents will be contacted immediately, and if they cannot be reached, the emergency contact person will be notified. Please be sure to notify our office with any changes in information such as phone number or job changes. We cannot care for sick children at the Center. A child who becomes ill will be made comfortable and the parent or emergency contact person will be notified immediately. Arrangements must be made to pick up the child within one hour.
An accident report will be completed for your review and require parents signature.
Every child must have a current physical examination form (State Health Department Yellow Card) and current immunization form (State Health Department Blue Card) completed by the child’s physician stating that the child is in good health and immunizations are up to date on file the first day of attendance. The physical form needs to be updated every two years and the immunizations updated as needed. We realize that sometimes obtaining the required information, forms or signatures may be an inconvenience to you, but the State requires these records be kept by all State-licensed day care centers. This policy is an effort to protect the health of your child and others who attend the center.
For the safety of all children, Camp Fire Gulf Wind has health policies that must be followed at all times. We will not admit children with a fever (within the last 24 hours), rash, diarrhea or vomiting, pink-eye, skin infection or contagious illness. Remember children are the most contagious 24 hours before and after an illness develops. Colds are the worst culprits; green and cloudy discharge from the nose, coughing, and sneezing are very contagious symptoms, even if your child does not seem especially sick. The child may return to the center after 24 hours minimum of antibiotic treatment unless other above mentioned symptoms occur. Please be considerate of the health of all of our children at the Center. When appropriate, we may ask you to provide a note from your doctor stating that it is OK to return your child to the Center.
Any medication brought to the center must be in its original container with the name of the Physician, the child’s name, prescription date and dosage instructions written on the label. If the child is still sick, he/she will need to see a doctor. The child’s parent is expected to give all doses for the first 24 hours while the child is on the medication in case there is an allergic reaction. Please notify your child’s teacher of any medications your child has taken that will affect his/her performance such as drowsiness, hyperactivity, irritability, etc., before coming to the center.
All medication must be a prescription from the doctor and must be brought into the office. A medication authorization form must be completed before the office can administer and medication. The authorization dosage by the parent must be the same as on the label of the medication unless otherwise specified by the doctor.
No over the counter medication will be given unless prescribed by a physician at the discretion of the Director.
Biting is very common in young children and can be very frustrating to the parents and distressing to the child. Biting can indicate teething, stress, desire for attention, or difficulty in communication.
Parents will be notified if their child is bitten at school either by a phone call or at the end of the day. In order to protect the privacy of all our families, parents will not be notified of the identity of the biter.
Children are served a balanced and nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily. There is no charge for meals. Our menus are created to meet the USDA food program guidelines. Weekly menus are posted for your review. We do no allow children to bring food to the school. Menu exceptions will only be made for religious or medical reasons.
Meal times are:
Breakfast / AM snack: 7:30-8:15
Afternoon Snack: 2:00-3:00
Nap / Rest Time
We ask parents to provide well-rested children to enjoy the day. A child who is not feeling well cannot meet the challenges of the program and should be kept at home. We cannot care for sick children. This is a policy that protects your child as well as other children and staff.
A rest mat is provided for all children. Children will need two small blankets; one to lie on and one to cover up with. No pillows or large blankets. All blankets must be labeled. Blankets are to go home every Friday to be washed.
Most children will sleet at naptime, however if a child is unable to sleep, a quiet activity will be provided during an appropriate “quiet time.”
Personal toys may be brought in for “sharing day” only. Check with your child’s teacher for more information. Absolutely NO weapon type toys or fighting type figures may be brought to the Center at any time.
Toilet / Diapering
Parents are to provide diapers / pull-ups and wipes. Please label these items with your child’s name. We do not let children “borrow” diapers, pull-ups, or wipes. If your child runs out, we will call you to bring in more.
The teachers will assist in potty training. We introduce the toilet as young as 24 months if the child shows interest. We do not require children to be potty trained to move into the 3&4 year old classes. All teachers assist a child to become toilet independent.
The children will spend time indoors and outdoors daily, Please dress you child in washable play clothes suitable for the current weather and all types of activities including painting and eating. Every child will need a complete change of clothes to keep in their cubby. Please label all clothes with your child’s name. Close-toed shoes with at least a strap on the heel must be worn at all times.
Discipline is the helpful guidance, encouragement and support that adults use to influence children as they learn and grow.
- Spanking or any other form of physical punishment is prohibited. Parents will refrain from such action/ threat of action while in the school or in the parking lot of the school. We are a NO SPANKING ZONE
- Children will not be subjected to punishment that is severe, humiliating or frightening, nor that which is associated with food, rest or toileting.
- Children will be spoken to in a firm, but kind voice.
- Should a child have chronic difficulty adhering to our behavior code, the Director will discuss this with the parent.
- Positive behavior or positive rules will be stressed at all times and praise and encouragement given often.
Open Invitation and Non-Discrimination Policy
We welcome parents to visit their child at any time. Also to volunteer in your child’s classroom. The children benefit from your participation. Camp Fire does not discriminate against sex, age, race, religion, national origin or disability in enrolling children in our program.
If our clients have a complaint or compliment, we ask that you please call or speak to either the director/assistance director. If a problem is not resolved to the client’s satisfaction, the client should contact the executive director.
Tina Isaacson, Center Director
Christina Anderson, Assistant Director
La-Vonne Haven, Executive Director
Camp Fire Headquarters
1814 Creighton Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850)476-1760 ex 105
1000 College Boulevard