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                              2010–2011
        Family Handbook
Information regarding your child’s classroom and program policies
           How to contact Eagle’s Wing:
                                   Main Office:
                        University Apartments Community Center
                                    611 Eagle Heights
                                    Madison, WI 53705
                        Phone: 608-262-3407 Fax: 608-265-5302
                        universityapartments@housing.wisc.edu




TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL                               SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS
      PROGRAMS                                         FOR GRADES K-5
   Full-day Toddler Program                                 Before-School care
            Full year                                         Academic year
         Nido Room                                               Early Birds
         608-265-6477                                            608-265-4662


  Full-day Preschool Program                                 After-School care
            Full year                                         Academic year
          Niiji Room                                               Gliders
         608-262-9695                                            608-265-4662


Full/Half-day Preschool Program                  Full-Day Summer School-age Program
            Full year                                       Summer Only
        HaNeul Room                                High Flyers Day Camp Full Day
         608-262-9699                                            608-265-4662


  Half-day Morning Program                       Half-Day Summer School-age Program
           Full year                                        Summer Only
         Yuwa Room                                 High Flyers Day Camp Half Day
         608-263-9145                                            608-263-9145


  Pre-Kindergarten Program
        Academic year
             4-K
         608-265-4662
                   Eagle’s Wing
                    Family Handbook 2010–11
                                           Table of Contents

Important Program Information ....................................................................................... II-V
           (Language Translations)
           English
           Arabic
           Chinese
           Korean
           Spanish

About Our Programs ............................................................................................................. 1

Enrollment, Fees, Business Policies .................................................................................... 8

Daily Routine, Curriculum, Guidelines ............................................................................. 16

Family Involvement, Information Sharing
and the Parent Advisory Committee .............................................................................. 31

Health and Safety Policies................................................................................................... 33

Index............................................................................................................................................ 41
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                                                   ‫ﻣﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت ﻣﻬﻤﺔ ﺣﻮل اﻟﺒﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ‬
                                                            ‫ﻳﻄﻠﺐ ﻣﻦ اﻷهﻞ زﻳﺎرة اﻟﺼﻔﻮف ﻣﻊ ﻃﻔﻠﻬﻢ ﻗﺒﻞ ﻣﺒﺎﺷﺮة اﻟﺒﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ.‬          ‫1.‬

 ‫ﻳﺠﺐ ﺗﺴﻠﻴﻢ ﺟﻤﻴﻊ اﺳﺘﻤﺎرات اﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ )اﻟﻌﻘﺪ وﺏﻄﺎﻗﺔ اﻟﻄﻮارئ وﻣﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت ﺣﻮل اﻟﻄﻔﻞ وﻣﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻠﺔ( ﻟﻤﻜﺘﺐ ﺷﻘﻖ اﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺔ أرﺏﻌﺔ‬          ‫2.‬
                                                                  ‫أﻳﺎم ﻋﻤﻞ ﻗﺒﻞ اﻟﻴﻮم اﻷول ﻻﺷﺘﺮاك اﻟﻄﻔﻞ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺒﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ.‬

                                                          ‫ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻬﻢ ﺟﺪا ﺗﻌﺒﺌﺔ ﺏﻄﺎﻗﺔ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت اﻟﻄﺎرﺋﺔ ﺏﺎﻟﻜﺎﻣﻞ ﻗﺒﻞ اﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ.‬    ‫3.‬

                                         ‫ﻳﺠﺮي ﺗﺴﻠﻴﻢ اﻷﻃﻔﺎل ﻓﻘﻂ ﻷوﻟﺌﻚ اﻷﺷﺨﺎص اﻟﻤﺬآﻮرﻳﻦ ﻓﻲ ﺏﻄﺎﻗﺔ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت اﻟﻄﺎرﺋﺔ.‬            ‫4.‬

                                       ‫ﻳﻄﻠﺐ ﻣﻦ اﻷﻃﻔﺎل أن ﻳﻜﻮن ﻟﻬﻢ ﺳﺠﻞ ﺗﻄﻌﻴﻢ وﻓﺤﺺ ﻃﺒﻲ ﻣﻦ ﻗﺒﻞ ﻃﺒﻴﺐ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺴﺠﻼت.‬                  ‫5.‬

                                                                                           ‫ر‬
                                                 ‫ﻳﺮﺟﻰ إﻋﻼم ﻣﺪرس )ﻣﺪ ّﺳﺔ( ﻃﻔﻠﻜﻢ ﻋﻦ أي ﺣﺴﺎﺳﻴﺎت ﻗﺪ ﺗﻮﺟﺪ ﻟﺪى ﻃﻔﻠﻜﻢ.‬              ‫6.‬

 ‫ﻳﺮﺟﻰ ﺗﻮﻓﻴﺮ ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﻣﻼﺏﺲ إﺿﺎﻓﻴﺔ ) ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺘﻴﻦ ﻷوﻟﺌﻚ اﻷﻃﻔﺎل اﻟﺬﻳﻦ هﻢ ﻗﻴﺪ اﻟﺘﺪرﻳﺐ ﻋﻠﻰ اﺳﺘﻌﻤﺎل وﻋﺎء اﻟﺤﻤﺎم( ﻣﻊ وﺿﻊ اﺳﻢ‬              ‫7.‬
                                                                                              ‫اﻟﻄﻔﻞ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﺎ ﺏﻮﺿﻮح.‬

        ‫ﻓﻲ آﻞ ﺹﻒ ﺹﺤﺎﺋﻒ ﺣﻀﻮر أﺳﺒﻮﻋﻴﺔ ﻣﻮﺟﻮدة ﻓﻲ ﻗﺴﻢ ﻣﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻠﺔ. ﻳﺮﺟﻰ ﺗﻮﻗﻴﻊ ﺹﺤﻴﻔﺔ اﻟﺤﻀﻮر وﺳﺎﻋﺔ اﻟﺤﻀﻮر‬                      ‫8.‬
                                              ‫واﻟﺨﺮوج ﻟﻜﻞ ﻃﻔﻞ ﻓﻲ آﻞ ﻳﻮم. ﻋﻠﻰ اﻷهﻞ ﻣﺮاﻓﻘﺔ أﻃﻔﺎﻟﻬﻢ ﻟﻐﺮﻓﺔ اﻟﺼﻒ.‬

                                   ‫ﻟﺪﻳﻨﺎ ﻗﺴﻢ ﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻠﺔ ﺣﻴﺚ ﻳﻤﻜﻦ اﻟﻌﺜﻮر ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت ﺗﺘﻌﻠﻖ ﺏﺎﻟﻤﺮآﺰ واﻟﻌﻨﺎﻳﺔ ﺏﻄﻔﻠﻜﻢ.‬     ‫9.‬

                              ‫ﻓﻲ آﻞ ﺹﻒ ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺠﻠﺪات اﻟﺒﺮﻳﺪ، واﺣﺪ ﻟﻜﻞ ﻋﺎﺋﻠﺔ. ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻬﻢ أن ﺗﺘﻔﻘﺪ ﻣﺠﻠﺪ ﺏﺮﻳﺪك ﻳﻮﻣﻴﺎ.‬         ‫01.‬

                                                ‫ﺗﺮﺣﺐ إﻳﺠﻠﺰ وﻳﻨﺞ ﺏﻜﻞ اﻷهﻞ ﻟﻼﻧﻀﻤﺎم إﻟﻴﻨﺎ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺼﻒ ﻓﻲ أي وﻗﺖ ﻳﺸﺎءون.‬            ‫11.‬

                                  ‫ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻬﻢ أن ﺗﻘﻮم ﺏﺈﺏﻼﻏﻨﺎ ﻓﻲ ﺣﺎﻟﺔ ﻣﺮض ﻃﻔﻠﻜﻢ أو ﻋﺪم اﻟﺤﻀﻮر إﻟﻰ اﻟﺼﻒ ﻷﺳﺒﺎب أﺥﺮى.‬             ‫21.‬

‫ﺳﺘﻜﻮن ﻣﺴﺆوﻻ ﻋﻦ اﻷﻗﺴﺎط ﺣﺘﻰ ﻟﻮ وﻗﻌﺖ أﻳﺎم اﻟﻌﻄﻞ أو اﻟﻤﺆﺗﻤﺮات ﻓﻲ اﻷﻳﺎم اﻟﻤﺤﺪدة ﻟﻠﻌﻨﺎﻳﺔ ﺏﻄﻔﻠﻜﻢ. ﻳﺴﺘﺤﻖ اﻟﻘﺴﻂ اﻟﻤﺪرﺳﻲ دون‬          ‫31.‬
                                                                 ‫اﻟﻨﻈﺮ إﻟﻰ ﺣﻀﻮر ﻃﻔﻠﻜﻢ ﺏﻤﺎ ﻓﻲ ذﻟﻚ أﻳﺎم اﻟﻌﻄﻞ واﻟﻤﺮض.‬

                                                                                                      ‫ﻴ‬
                                      ‫ﻳﺮﺟﻰ ﺗﻔﻘﺪ آﺘ ّﺐ اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻠﺔ و/أو ﺏﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ دﻓﻊ اﻷﻗﺴﺎط ﻟﻤﻌﺮﻓﺔ أﻳﺎم إﻏﻼق ﻏﺮﻓﺔ ﺹﻒ وﻟﺪآﻢ.‬        ‫41.‬

                                            ‫ﻴ‬
  ‫ﺳﻴﺸﺘﺮك اﻷﻃﻔﺎل ﻓﻲ ﻧﺸﺎﻃﺎت ﺥﺎرﺟﻴﺔ ﻳﻮﻣﻴﺔ، ﻓﻲ ﺣﺎل ﺳﻤﺢ اﻟﻄﻘﺲ. راﺟﻊ آﺘ ّﺐ اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻠﺔ ﻣﻦ أﺟﻞ اﻟﺘﻔﺎﺹﻴﻞ. ﻳﺮﺟﻰ إﺣﻀﺎر ﻣﻼﺏﺲ‬               ‫51.‬
                                                                                             ‫ﻣﻨﺎﺳﺒﺔ ﻟﺤﺎﻟﺔ اﻟﻄﻘﺲ.‬

            ‫ﺳﺘﻐﻠﻖ إﻳﺠﻠﺰ وﻳﻨﺞ أﺏﻮاﺏﻬﺎ ﻋﻨﺪﻣﺎ ﺗﻐﻠﻖ ﻣﺪارس ﻣﺎدﻳﺴﻮن اﻟﺮﺳﻤﻴﺔ أﺏﻮاﺏﻬﺎ ﺏﺴﺒﺐ اﻟﻄﻘﺲ اﻟﻌﺎﺹﻒ. ﺳﻴﺒﻘﻰ اﻟﻘﺴﻂ آﻤﺎ هﻮ.‬        ‫61.‬

     ‫ﻓﻲ ﺣﺎل ﻣﺮض وﻟﺪآﻢ، ﻧﻄﻠﺐ ﻣﻨﻜﻢ إﺏﻘﺎﺋﻬﻢ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻨﺰل 42 ﺳﺎﻋﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ اﻷﻗﻞ، أو ﺣﺘﻰ ﺗﺰول اﻟﻌﻮارض اﻟﺘﻲ ﻻ ﺗﺴﺘﻌﻤﻞ ﻟﻬﺎ أدوﻳﺔ.‬           ‫71.‬

‫ﻓﻲ ﺣﺎل ﻣﺮض وﻟﺪآﻢ أﺙﻨﺎء وﺟﻮدﻩ ﻓﻲ إﻳﺠﻠﺰ وﻳﻨﻎ، ﺳﻴﻄﻠﺐ ﻣﻨﻜﻢ اﻟﻘﺪوم ﻷﺥﺬﻩ ﺏﺄﺳﺮع وﻗﺖ ﻣﻤﻜﻦ. ﻓﻲ ﺣﺎل ﻋﺪم إﻣﻜﺎﻧﻴﺔ اﻻﺗﺼﺎل ﺏﻜﻢ،‬           ‫81.‬
                                                               ‫ﺳﻴﺘﻢ ﻣﺨﺎﺏﺮة أﺣﺪ اﻷﺷﺨﺎص اﻟﻤﺬآﻮرﻳﻦ ﻓﻲ ﺏﻄﺎﻗﺔ اﻟﻄﻮارئ.‬

                           ‫ﺳﻴﺘﻢ إﻏﻼق ﺟﻤﻴﻊ اﻟﺼﻔﻮف ﻓﻲ أﺏﺮﻳﻞ )ﻧﻴﺴﺎن( ﻟﻠﺴﻤﺎح ﻟﻸهﻞ ﺏﺎﻻﻟﺘﻘﺎء ﺏﺎﻟﻤﻌﻠﻤﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﺆﺗﻤﺮ اﻟﺴﻨﻮي.‬         ‫91.‬

                    ‫ﻳﺮﺟﻰ إﻋﻼم ﻣﻜﺘﺐ اﻹدارة ﺏﺄي ﺗﻐﻴﻴﺮ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻌﻨﻮان أو رﻗﻢ اﻟﻬﺎﺗﻒ أو اﻟﺒﺮﻳﺪ اﻹﻟﻜﺘﺮوﻧﻲ أو أي ﻣﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت ﻣﺘﻌﻠﻘﺔ.‬      ‫02.‬

‫ﻳﻘﻮم ﻣﺠﻠﺲ اﺳﺘﺸﺎري ﻣﻦ اﻷهﺎﻟﻲ ﻳﺘﻜﻮن ﻣﻦ 5 إﻟﻰ 8 أﻋﻀﺎء ﺏﺘﻘﺪﻳﻢ اﻻﺳﺘﺸﺎرة ﻹﻳﺠﻠﺰ وﻳﻨﻎ. اﻟﻠﻘﺎءات اﻟﺸﻬﺮﻳﺔ ﻣﻔﺘﻮﺣﺔ وﻧﺸﺠﻊ ﺟﻤﻴﻊ‬           ‫12.‬
                                                                                      ‫أهﺎﻟﻲ إﻳﺠﻠﺰ وﻳﻨﻎ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺣﻀﻮرهﺎ.‬



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IV   2010-2011
Eagle’s Wing Family Handbook   V
                                 Información importante sobre el programa

1.    Se requiere que los padres con su hijo visiten a la sala antes de empezar el programa.

2.    Todos los formularios (contrato, tarjetas de emergencia, perfíl del niño y de la familia) deben entregarse en la
      Oficina de los Apartamentos de la Universdad al menos de cuatro días laborables antes de que el niño comience
      su programa.

3.    Es muy importante que la tarjeta de Información de Emergencia se rellene completamente, antes de
      matricularse.

4.    Sólo se permitirá a los niños irse con aquellas personas indicadas en la tarejeta de Información de Emergencia.

5.    Para cada niño se requieren una hoja de vacunas y un examen físico hecho por un médico.

6.    Avisen, por favor, a los maestros de cualquier alergia que su hijo pueda tener.

7.    Traigan una muda extra de ropa (dos para los niños que están aprendiendo a usar el baño), marcada con el
      nombre del niño.

8.    Cada sala tiene una hoja semanal de asistencia en el área de Información para la Familia. Por favor firmen la
      hoja cuando dejan y recogen a su hijo. Los padres deben acompañar a sus hijos dentro de la sala.

9.    Tenemos un área de Información para la Familia donde pueden encontrar información importante sobre el
      centro y el cuidado de su hijo.

10.   Cada sala tiene un juego de ficheros, uno para cada familia. Es importante que miren en el fichero cada día.

11.   Cualquier madre/padre puede visitarnos en la sala cuando quiera.

12.   Es importante que nos avisen si su hijo está enfermo o si no va a asistir por otras razones.

13.   Serán responsables de pagar la matrícula incluso en días festivos o conferencias, si éstos coinciden con las
      fechadas programadas para el cuidado de su hijo. El pago de la matrícula se debe hacer sin importar la
      asistencia de su hijo, sea por vacaciones o por enfermedad.

14.   Por favor, miren el manual de la familia o el programa de pagos de matrícula para saber los días en que se cierra
      la sala de su hijo.

15.   Los niños participarán cada día (si las condiciones metereológicas lo permiten) en actividades al aire libre.
      Véase el manual de la familia para más detalles. Manden ropa adecuada para el tiempo.

16.   Eagle’s Wing cierra cuando las Escuelas Públicas de Madison cierran por mal tiempo. La matrícula no
      cambiará.

17.   Si su hijo está enfermo, le pedimos que lo mantenga en casa un mínimo de 24 horas, o hasta que los síntomas
      hayan desaparecido sin la ayuda de medicinas.

18.   Si su hijo se pone enfermo mientras está en Eagle’s Wing, se les pedirá que vengan a buscarlo cuanto antes. En
      el caso de no localizarlos, llamaremos a uno de sus contactos de emergencia.

19.   Todas las salas cerrarán durante un día en abril para permitir que los padres hablen con los maestros durante una
      reunión anual.

20.   Por favor, avisen en la oficina de cualquier cambio de dirección, teléfono, correo electrónico u otra información
      importante.

21.   Eagle’s Wing recibe las sugerencias de una junta asesora de padres/madres. Las reuniones mensuales son
      abiertas, y se les anima a venir a todos los padres/madres de Eagle’s Wing.




VI       2010-2011
                                             Section One
                                         About Our Programs

    This handbook serves as a basic guide to Eagle’s Wing       PROGRAM SCHEDULES
policies. To get more information, parents are welcome to          The Eagle’s Wing staff is committed to a program that
                                                                   is flexible enough to meet the needs of our enrolled
meet with the Manager of Children’s Services or talk to any
                                                                   student families. A variety of scheduling options are
of the Eagle’s Wing staff.                                         available each semester. Families contract for the
                                                                   schedule that best meets their needs during any given
    Eagle’s Wing offers a variety of child care programs
                                                                   semester. Accordingly, each room serves families with
for children ages 18 months through 12 years, Monday
                                                                   different scheduling needs.
through Friday, year-round (see yearly calendar section for
details). Our programs serve families from University Apart-    Nido Room (Full-day Toddler)
ments, UW-Madison, and the surrounding communities.                 • Age group:
While Eagle’s Wing is open to the general public, University          Full-day care for toddlers starting at 18 months
Apartments residents (students, faculty and staff) have pri-        • Full day care: 7:30 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.
ority when enrolling their children. The order of the waiting       • Full year (see yearly calendar section for details)
list is based on the priority list (see page 8), the date of        • Schedule options:
application, and the availability of space, and schedule              Monday through Friday
requested.                                                            Monday/Wednesday/Friday
                                                                      Tuesday/Thursday
OUR PROGRAMS
                                                                Niiji Room (Full-day Pre-school)
    Eagle’s Wing first opened its doors in August 1992
                                                                    • Age group:
    with two classrooms, located in an Eagle Heights
                                                                      Full-day care for children 24 months-5 years
    apartment building. In 1998, we moved into our cur-             • Full day care: 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
    rent space in the University Apartments Community               • Full year (see yearly calendar section for details)
    Center. Throughout the years we have added more                 • Schedule Options:
    programs to meet the community’s child care needs                 Monday through Friday
    and remained committed to offering programs with                  Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    semester schedules flexible enough to meet the needs              Tuesday/Thursday
    of enrolled student families.
                                                                   Pre-arranged drop-in care is available as space permits
    Our programs are staffed by a Manager of Children’s
                                                                HaNeul Room (Half and Full-day Pre-school)
    Services, Early Childhood Teachers, and Assistant
                                                                    • Age group:          3.5-6 years
    Teachers. Whenever possible, it is our intention to
                                                                    • Half day care:      7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    lower the ratios of children to adults through place-
                                                                                          12:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
    ment of student interns and volunteers in each room,
                                                                    • Full day care:      7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
    though student teachers and volunteers are never
                                                                    • Full year (see yearly calendar section for details)
    counted in our teacher/child ratios. All Early Childhood
                                                                    • Schedule Options:
    Teachers have at least a four-year Early Childhood
                                                                      Monday through Friday
    Education or related degree and many Teachers are                 Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    teacher-certified.                                                Tuesday/Thursday

                                                                   Pre-arranged drop-in care is available as space permits.




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Yuwa Room (Half-day Morning)                                    Transportation to Shorewood Hills School is provided by
      Half-day morning care for children 24 months              arranged bus service December through April. A morn-
      through 6 years                                           ing snack is also provided. An Eagle’s Wing teacher will
                                                                walk children to Shorewood School during the months of
    • Age group:                 24 months-5 years
                                                                September, October, November, May, and June.
    • Morning session
      year round:                7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.           Gliders (After School)
    • Schedule Options:                                              • Age group & eligibility: 5-12 years and enrolled
      Monday through Friday, morning or afternoon                       at Shorewood Hills Elementary School
      Monday/Wednesday/Friday, morning or afternoon                  • Program hours: 1:45-5:15 p.m. on Mondays;
      Tuesday/Thursday, morning or afternoon                           3:15-5:15 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
    Pre-arranged drop-in care is available as space                  • Academic year
    permits.                                                         • Scheduling Options:
                                                                       Monday through Friday
4-K (Part-day 4 year old kindergarten)                                 Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    Care for 4, 5, and 6 year olds, with a focus on the                Tuesday/Thursday
    transition into kindergarten.
                                                                    (Priority will be given to full week schedules)
    • Age group & eligibility: entry into kindergarten the
      following fall. Must be four years old by September           Transportation to Shorewood Hills School is provided
      1* of year enrolling or if younger, must provide              by arranged bus service December through April.
      documentation of enrollment in a kindergarten                 An Eagle’s Wing teacher will walk children back from
      program the following fall.                                   Shorewood School during the months of September,
    • Program hours: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday                    October, November, May, and June.
      through Friday
                                                                High Flyers Day Camp (Summer School-Age)
    • Extended care available: 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. and
                                                                     • Age group: 5–12 years
      3:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m., as space permits
                                                                     • Period of operation:
    • Academic year—following the Madison Public
                                                                       June through August when MMSD is not in session
      Schools calendar
                                                                     • Program hours:
    • Scheduling Options :
                                                                       7:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday
      Monday through Friday
                                                                       for full-day program
      Monday/Wednesday/Friday
                                                                       7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., or 12:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
      Tuesday/Thursday                                                 Monday through Friday for half-day program
    (Priority will be given to full week schedules)                   Note: Due to the nature of our curriculum, all summer
                                                                       program children should be on site by 8:45 a.m.
    * Wisconsin Public schools require children                      • Full-week care only (any number of weeks)
      to be 5 years old by September 1 to enter                      • Families may contract for any number of weeks dur-
      kindergarten.                                                    ing the summer
Early Birds (Before School)                                     Drop-off and Pick-up
     • Age group & eligibility: 5–12 years and enrolled at          Eagle’s Wing staff recognize that family needs and
       Shorewood Hills Elementary School                            daily schedules may vary, and that some parents may
     • Program hours: 7:00–8:15 a.m., Monday through                need to drop off their child late or pick them up early.
       Friday                                                       You may drop off your child anytime after the program
       Note: Children should arrive by 7:30 a.m. to ensure          begins and pick your child up anytime before the end
       time for morning snack.                                      of the session in which your child is enrolled. However,
     • Academic year                                                fees are based on your reserved time slot and not
     • Priority is given to families choosing full-week care.       on actual time attended.
    Part-week care is available as space permits (must be           There is an hourly charge for an enrolled child attend-
    pre-arranged).                                                  ing on a non-contracted day or during a non-con-
                                                                    tracted time (as space permits, pre-approval required).


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 ABOUT OUR
 CLASSROOM NAMES
     Since we are located in Eagle Heights, most of the         • Niiji is Ojibwa for “friend.” The Ojibwa are one
     classroom names are related in some way to eagles            of the indigenous peoples who originally popu-
     and/or birds. Staff, parents, and children alike have        lated much of Wisconsin. The name Niiji helps
     had a hand in choosing our classroom names. The              us reflect on our natural history.
     general consensus was that we wanted to reflect
                                                                • Yuwa is Turkish for “nest.” In fact, Yuwa is the
     both the wonderful international diversity of our
                                                                  word used in Turkey for many of their early
     community and Wisconsin’s cherished heritage.
                                                                  childhood programs.
     The classroom names selected span these con-
     cepts. These names were selected not as a tribute          • Nido is the Spanish word for “nest”.
     to specific countries or cultures, but to show our
     highest regard for the large international                 • HaNeul is the Korean word (using the English
     component of our community.                                  language alphabet) for “sky”.




PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY                                           FILOSOFÍA DEL PROGRAMA
  Eagle’s Wing programs emphasize child-initiated              Los programas de Eagle’s Wing enfatizan el apren-
  learning within a culturally diverse community. Our          dizaje originado en cada niño individual, dentro de una
  programs nurture and support the development of              comunidad culturalmente diversa. Nuestros programas
  children throughout the day by providing:                    fomentan y apoyan el desarrollo de los niños a lo largo
                                                               del día ofreciéndoles:
  • Developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Respect for each child’s culture and background.            • Actividades apropiadas para su nivel de desarrollo;
  • A program that addresses each child’s need for              • Respeto hacia la cultura de cada niño;
    fun, creativity, active play, communication skills,         • Un programa que atiende a cada niño y su necesidad
    problem-solving and decision-making skills, cogni-             de diversión, creatividad, juego, capacidad comuni-
    tive growth, social interaction, rest, and nutrition.          cativa, capacidades de resolver problemas y tomar
                                                                   decisiones, desarrollo cognitivo, interacción social,
  • An opportunity for family members to be actively
                                                                   descanso y nutrición;
    involved in the center.
                                                                • Una oportunidad para que los miembros de la
  • A focus on anti-bias and peace education.
                                                                   familia se involucren en el centro;
  We recognize children as individuals and support each         • Una énfasis en la educación anti-discriminatoria y
  child in his or her unique developmental needs. At the           pacífica.
  same time, as part of a culturally diverse classroom in      Reconocemos a cada niño como individuo y apoyamos
  which mutual respect and understanding are empha-            a cada uno en sus necesidades particulares de desar-
  sized, children at Eagle’s Wing are also encouraged to       rollo. A la vez, como parte de un aula culturalmente
  value teamwork, interdependence, and group harmony.          diversa en la que se enfatizan el respeto y enten-
                                                               dimiento mutuos, los niños de Eagle’s Wing son anima-
                                                               dos a valorar el trabajo en equipo, la interdependencia
                                                               y armonía dentro del grupo.




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                                                                                                    ‫جمانربلا ةفسلف‬
      ‫( جنيو زلجيإ جمارب ددشت‬Eagle’s Wing) ‫انجمارب ززعت .تافاقثلا عونتم عمتجم نمض لافطألل يلالهتسالا ملعتلا ىلع‬
                                                                             ‫:ميدقتب راهنلا لاوط لافطألا روطت معدتو‬
                                                                                            ‫▪؛ةبسانم ةيروطت ةطشنأ‬
                                                                                    ‫▪؛لفط لك ةيفلخو ةفاقث مارتحا‬
     ‫تارارقلا ذاختا تاراهمو لكاشملا ▪ لحو لصاوتلا تاراهمو طشنلا بعللاو راكتبالاو ةيلستلل لفط لك ةجاح بطاخي جمانرب‬
                                                                     ‫؛ةيذغتلاو يعامتجالا لصاوتلاو يكاردإلا ومنلاو‬
                                                          ‫▪ ؛زكرملا يف لاعفلا طارخنالل ةلئاعلا دارفأل ةصرف ريفوت‬
                                                                          ‫▪ .مالسلاو زيحتلا مدع ةفاقث ىلع زيكرت‬

       ‫عونتملا فصلا نم ءزجكو ،تقولا سفن يفو .روطتلل ةديرفلا هتاجايتحا يف لفط لك معدنو دارفأك لافطألا زيمن نحن‬
    ‫لمعلا مارتحا ىلع جنيو زلجيإ يف لافطألا عيجشت متي ،نيلدابتملا مهفتلاو مارتحالا ىلع زيكرتلا متي ثيح تافاقثلا‬
                                                            ‫.تاعومجملا فلآتو مهضعب ىلع لدابتملا دامتعالاو كرتشملا‬


                                                                rules help insure the health and safety of the children
STATE LICENSING AND                                             and staff in our care and education program. A copy
CITY ACCREDITATION                                              of the Licensing Rules for Group Day Care Centers is
     All Eagle’s Wing programs are state licensed and city      posted in each classroom in the Family Information
     accredited.                                                area. If you would like your own copy of these regu-
                                                                lations (DCF 251), please contact the Manager of
     The State of Wisconsin Department of Children and          Children’s Services. Licensing provides official man-
     Families holds the license for our group day care          dates (Wisconsin Administrative Code) on such things
     center. There are a wide variety of licensing rules that   as:
     we are to meet in order to maintain our license. These


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  • Qualifications of staff and staff development                children from 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and charges the
  • Child enrollment procedures                                  hourly drop-in rate for the extra time your child
  • Ratios of the numbers and ages of children with the          attends. Due to a limited number of available slots,
    numbers of staff and maximum group size                      you must sign up for care in advance. It is the only
  • Physical building and furnishings                            way to guarantee a spot for your child on that day.
  • Program                                                      Even if your child is already enrolled in a program on
                                                                 the day you require extended care, you must still sign
  Our official license is displayed in the Manager of
                                                                 up for extended care in advance so that we can staff
  Children’s Services office with copies posted in each
                                                                 accordingly. If you do not sign up in advance, we will
  classroom. Licensing staff from the State of Wisconsin
                                                                 not be able to provide additional care for your child, as
  provide random, unannounced site inspections several
                                                                 these slots are limited.
  times each year to insure compliance with the regula-
  tions. If a violation is noted, the Manager of Children’s      If you sign your child up for extended care, and he
  Services writes an action plan and monitors the com-           or she does not attend, you are still responsible for
  pliance. Both the violation and compliance plan are            the hourly tuition. All Glider children may still come
  posted next to the license.                                    during their regularly scheduled after-school time (3:30
                                                                 p.m.–5:15 p.m.); they do not need to be signed up for
  The City of Madison has a very unique accreditation            their regularly scheduled care. You will be responsible
  opportunity available to centers on a voluntary basis.         for your contracted tuition if your child is scheduled to
  Following are some of the areas that City Accreditation        attend on that day and she or he does not attend.
  Standards evaluate:

  •   Administration                                           DROP-IN
  •   Daily schedule                                             Drop-In is available in the Niiji, Yuwa, HaNeul and
  •   Materials and equipment                                    School-age rooms if there are open slots. Contracting
  •   Learning experiences                                       supercedes drop-in, so parents wanting to use drop-in
  •   Staff-child, staff-staff and staff-parent interactions     need to call the office for approval. Once approved
  •   Cleanliness, sanitation, disease control                   to use drop-in, parents need to call the classroom to
                                                                 check availability the morning of each day drop-in care
  •   Safety
                                                                 is needed.
  •   Diapering and toileting
  •   Organization                                               Drop-in in the toddler Nido Room will be permitted
                                                                 only for currently enrolled part week Nido children,
  Eagle’s Wing has earned this accreditation and goes            and only on an occasional basis.
  through an annual renewal process to maintain the
  accreditation. This annual process includes a self-study       Drop-in for the summer school-age High Flyer pro-
  of the program by teaching and administrative staff,           gram is not available on field trip days.
  a written program report and numerous classroom
  observations by a city early childhood and accredita-        ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
  tion specialist. Our Specialist provides written feed-
                                                                 Eagle’s Wing Child Care and Education Program
  back to each team as well as to administration and
                                                                 is operated by University Apartments, part of the
  follows up with individual team meetings.
                                                                 Division of University Housing. Administrative sup-
  Both licensing and accreditation reviews take place            port comes from the Division’s administrative offices
  annually, however both specialists are available               with direct links to the offices of Accounting, Human
  throughout the year to consult with us on issues as            Resources, Payroll, Information Technology, and
  they arise. To report any concerns to either unit, please      Purchasing.
  see “Problem Resolution Procedures” on page 15 of
                                                                 Facility support (custodial, maintenance, grounds, etc.)
  this handbook.
                                                                 comes directly from the Apartment Services Office
                                                                 in University Apartments. The Manager of Children’s
SCHOOL-AGE EXTENDED CARE                                         Services, who reports to the Director of University
  On some of the days that Shorewood Hills Elementary            Apartments, has direct oversight of Eagle’s Wing.
  School closes, Eagle’s Wing provides extended care
  for a limited number of currently enrolled school-age


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                                                                    We are very fortunate to be able to hire many educa-
THE TEACHING STAFF                                                  tion students and other experienced individuals from
    Each classroom is staffed by at least two qualified,            the University Apartments community as assistants;
    paid teachers at any given time. Student teachers and           these individuals bring us a wide range of experiences
    practicum students who are placed in classrooms                 and education.
    are there for a learning experience, but also provide
    additional interactive assistance for children and staff.
    Student and practicum teachers are not counted in the
                                                                 TEACHING SCHEDULES
    ratios of teachers to children.                                 Most early childhood teachers (academic staff) work
                                                                    four 10-hour days a week (7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) with a
Orientation of Teaching Staff                                       regular day off every week. The assistant teachers work
    All teaching staff will have an orientation which will          several 10-hour days to cover the days of the week that
    include but is not limited to:                                  academic staff have off.

    • CPR and first aid training which will be renewed              The children benefit from the full-day contact and con-
      bi-annually through American Heart                            sistency of having the same teachers in the classroom
    • Child abuse and neglect training and shaken baby              throughout the day. Families also gain complete com-
      syndrome training                                             munication about their child’s day between dropping
                                                                    children off and picking them up.
    • Licensing rules for group day care centers
    • City accreditation standards                                  In each classroom, the Early Childhood Teachers take
    • Center philosophy, policies and procedures,                   a different day off during the week, thus ensuring that
      curriculum                                                    there is always adequate teaching staff on any given
    • Child guidance                                                day.
    • Emergency procedures including the use of fire                Each teaching team has 45 minutes each day for plan-
      extinguishers                                                 ning time. Two classrooms are combined during this
    • Universal precautions                                         time (see Your Child’s Day, pg. 16). An assistant teacher
    • Special health needs                                          also gives daily one-hour breaks to each full-time staff
    • Continuing education                                          person in the classrooms.
    • Reporting pending charges, convictions and
      investigations                                             Teacher Planning Time
                                                                    A very important part of a high quality early child-
    In addition, all staff will participate in a division wide      hood program is that teachers have time each day to
    orientation sponsored by the Division of University             meet with members of their classroom teaching team.
    Housing as well as a division Respect and Sensitivity in        The City of Madison accreditation criteria require that
    the Work Place training. Management staff will receive          teachers have this time each day.
    a 20 hour division wide Supervisors Training.
                                                                    Teaching staff have approximately 45 minutes daily,
Early Childhood Teachers                                            usually during the early morning time, to meet together.
    All early childhood teachers are academic staff and             They do this in a meeting room away from their class-
    are required to have at least their bachelor’s degree in        rooms to avoid interruptions and/or confidentiality issues.
    early childhood education, child development (pre-
                                                                    Teachers plan special activities based on expressed
    school teachers), elementary education (school age
                                                                    interests of the children. Anecdotal notes and observa-
    teachers), or related bachelor degrees.
                                                                    tions are shared among the team to best make plans
    Several of our teachers hold Masters degrees in early           to support individual children in their unique social,
    childhood/education, and some hold a Department                 cognitive and physical development. Various child
    of Public Instruction teaching license. Some are also           guidance strategies are discussed if some children
    University Apartments residents.                                would benefit from a different approach.

Assistant Teachers                                                  Occasionally the Manager of Children’s Services will
                                                                    attend planning sessions to answer questions or assist
    Each classroom also has part time assistant teachers.
                                                                    staff in finding needed resources. In addition the
    The assistants are required to have completed at least
                                                                    program assistant who coordinates enrollments meets
    a 40-hour child care course, in addition to having expe-
                                                                    on an as-needed basis with classroom teams to finalize
    rience with children.
                                                                    plans for new children joining Eagle’s Wing.
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  Planning time is also used for staff to get technical
  assistance from a variety of sources, such as our City of
                                                              RESEARCH
  Madison child care specialist, University Apartments          Eagle’s Wing, like all major university child care
  support staff, or program coordinator.                        programs, plays an important part in the research
                                                                activities of the academic community. Eagle’s Wing is
                                                                involved in several different types of research projects
ATTENDANCE AND                                                  at the University of Wisconsin.
ATTENDANCE SHEETS
                                                                Some projects are observational, while others involve
  Each classroom has weekly attendance sheets located
                                                                direct interaction with children. All research conducted
  in the family information area. Please sign the sheet
                                                                at Eagle’s Wing is reviewed by both the Committee
  with the time you drop off and pick up your child
                                                                of Research Involving Human Subjects, Manager of
  each day. The attendance sheets provide us with
                                                                Children’s Services and the Office of Campus Child
  an accurate minute-to-minute picture of who is in
                                                                Care.
  attendance.
                                                                Parents will be informed of all research projects.
  In the event of an emergency in which evacuation is
                                                                It is important that after reading the information, you
  necessary, the attendance sheets will help us deter-
                                                                contact your child’s teacher if you do not want your
  mine which children are in attendance. In addition,
                                                                child to participate in a particular research project.
  this information is vital for any 3rd party payments,
  i.e. CCTAP, County or City, etc. Eagle’s Wing cannot be
  responsible for any children until they are formally        CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS
  signed in.                                                    A variety of unobtrusive observations will be made
                                                                in the classrooms throughout the year. Examples of
  To further ensure that we know your child is in               persons observing are:
  attendance, please let your child’s teacher know
  when you are arriving and departing for the day.              • Staff from the Office of Campus Child Care
                                                                • Staff from other UW-Madison children’s centers
  Note: See Reporting Non-Attendance in the following
                                                                • Licensing and city accreditation staff
  section.
                                                                All observations are meant to provide resources to
ATTENDANCE FOR “GLIDERS”                                        Eagle’s Wing teaching staff. There will not be any
                                                                assessments or tests without parental consent.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
  Teachers will sign all children in on the attendance
  sheet when picking up the Gliders from Shorewood
                                                              NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES
  School. Parents should sign their children out when           For the enrollment of children and the employment of
  picking them up from the Glider classroom.                    staff, Eagle’s Wing does not discriminate on the basis
                                                                of race, color, creed, religion, sex, HIV status, national
  You must let us know if your child is absent from             origin or ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation,
  Shorewood Hills School that day. Please call the Glider       marital status, pregnancy, parental status, military
  classroom if your child does not need to be picked up         status, veteran status, or political affiliation.
  from Shorewood School. It is very important that we
  know where your child is during the day.                      We ensure equal rights for all children, families, and
                                                                staff. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is an Equal
  If we do not receive notification of a child’s non-           Opportunity Employer.
  attendance and that child does not come out of school,
  an Eagle’s Wing teacher will go to the Shorewood Hills
  Elementary School office to check if s/he attended
  school that day. If she or he did attend school, we will
  have them paged on the school P.A. system and check
  in with their classroom teacher. If the child does not
  appear, we will notify the parents upon return to the
  Community Center.




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                                                Section Two
                            Enrollment, Fees, Business Policies

                                                                     completed and turned in to the University Apartments
WAITING LIST & PRIORITY LIST                                         Office at least four working days prior to the child’s first
    If the specific classroom or care schedule desired is not        day in the program. Immunization and physical forms
    available due to full enrollment, or if the child is not yet     must be turned in within 30 days of the start date.
    age-eligible, you may place your child on the waiting
    list for that particular classroom or schedule.                  Parents are required to visit the classroom with
                                                                     their child prior to starting in the program. This
    Names will be omitted from the waiting list at the end           provides an opportunity for you and your child to
    of each semester, unless there is contact from the               become familiar with the teachers, other children in
    parent requesting to stay on the list. Please call the           the program, and the classroom. A checklist of perti-
    Eagle’s Wing Office at 265-3332 by the end of each               nent classroom information is provided to you as an
    semester to express your continued interest in                   orientation guide.
    order to remain on the waiting list.
                                                                     We recognize that there are many different cultural
    Families who have terminated their semester contract             influences on a family’s child-rearing practices. In an
    and wish to re-enroll after the beginning of the next            effort to respect these traditions, we hope that obser-
    semester will be placed on the waiting list with other           vation in the classroom (especially at mealtimes) will
    families and enrolled in that order. Families may not            help you to understand our program philosophy, and
    be allowed to re-enroll if they have a past due account          to decide if our program will meet your child’s needs.
    balance, previous payment issues, have terminated a              Classroom observations are encouraged for anyone on
    contract, or have not followed Eagle’s Wing policies             our waiting list.
    and procedures described in this booklet. All re-
    enrollments need administrative approval.                        Toddler Enrollment: All Nido Room families are
                                                                     required to meet with the toddler staff to fill out spe-
    The order of the waiting list will be based on the prior-        cific age related paperwork (i.e. feeding, napping, toilet
    ity list and availability of space. The priority list is as      training if applicable, etc.).
    follows:

    1. Currently enrolled families desiring an alternate           ITEMS PARENTS PROVIDE AND
       schedule or classroom, then siblings of currently           THOSE PROVIDED BY EAGLE’S WING
       enrolled children
                                                                     Parents provide:
    2. University Apartments residents (University Houses
       & Eagle Heights) and families from other UW cam-               a bag lunch* (Cold only for summer High Flyers
       pus centers                                                     full-day due to many field trips. High Flyers half-day
    3. Community at large                                              morning program does not include a lunchtime.)
                                                                      a bag lunch* for toddler and pre-school children
ENROLLMENT AND ORIENTATION                                             attending all-morning or full-day programs
    To secure a slot for your child, a contract, enrollment           additional milk for tippy cups if desired for children
    packet, registration fee, and one week of tuition                  in Niiji and Yuwa
    (plus the activity fee, if required) must be turned in to         disposable or cloth diapers if needed
    the University Apartments Office. A start date will                a
                                                                     	change of clothes (labeled with name please)
    be determined after ALL required paperwork is                    	seasonally appropriate outerwear (boots, snow-
    turned in.                                                         pants, mittens; labeled with name please)
                                                                       a
                                                                     	small blanket or small pillow for napping if
    All fees are non-refundable. All enrollment forms
                                                                       desired (labeled with name please)
    (contract, emergency card, health history and emer-
    gency plan, child profile, and family profile) must be
                                                                     * Please avoid food items containing peanuts or
                                                                       peanut products

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    medication as needed (see Medications, Herbal
   	                                                             child’s safety is very important to us. If your child is ill,
    Remedies, Food Supplements, and Teething Gels,                we will need to know the nature of the illness so that
    pg. 34)                                                       we can let other parents know if the illness is conta-
    insect repellent as needed (see Insect Repellent,
   	                                                             gious. Please call:
    pg. 35)                                                       • 265-6477 for the Nido Room
   Eagle’s Wing provides:                                         • 263-9145 for the Yuwa Room and half-day High
                                                                     Flyers program
    a
   	nutritious morning and afternoon snack (pro-
                                                                  • 262-9695 for the Niiji Room
    vided by Housing Food Service)
                                                                  • 262-9699 for the HaNeul Room
    2%
   	 milk for Nido Room toddlers’ bottles
                                                                  • 265-4662 for 4-K, Early Birds, Gliders, and High Flyers
    mats with sheets and blankets for napping (that
   	
                                                                     Day Camp
    Eagle’s Wing launders on a weekly basis)
    hypo-allergenic wipes for children in diapers
   	                                                             NOTE: You must still pay for tuition when your child is
    generic sunscreen (SPF 30)
   	                                                             unable to attend.
    color coded a-shirts and/or pinnies for child
   	
    tracking                                                    EMERGENCY CONTACTS
    all
   	 other necessary materials, equipment, and                   It is very important that the emergency card is filled
    supplies                                                      out entirely prior to enrollment. Emergency contact
                                                                  information should contain the names of, at minimum,
LATE PICK-UPS, ILLNESS,                                           two local people who are available during the day if an
                                                                  emergency should occur and we are unable to contact
AND NON-ATTENDANCE                                                the child’s parents. We will ask for updated emergency
   Because it is very important to us that we have proper         information each semester.
   staffing at all times, please avoid being late in picking
   up your child. If you must be late, please call the class-     If a family is new to the area and has not made con-
   room so that we may make the proper arrangements               nections with neighbors who would be available to
   to ensure supervision of your child, for which you will        serve in this role, we suggest that two people from the
   be charged.                                                    department in which the parent is studying or working
                                                                  be listed until other contacts can be arranged.
   The late fee is $10.00 for each fifteen minutes that
   a parent is late. There is a “grace period” of 15 minutes      Office staff will call the people listed as emergency
   after the class ends that may be used up to two times          contacts to verify their phone numbers and availability.
   per semester for emergency purposes. After the grace           Emergency contact information will be updated each
   period is used two times, the late pick-up fee will be         semester.
   assessed. You will be asked to sign a late fee form at
   pick-up. Families that use only drop-in for child care
   will not have any grace periods for late pick-up and all
                                                                INFORMATION SHARING
   late pick-ups will be assessed the late fee.                   As part of the enrollment packet, we ask that families
                                                                  fill out a Child Profile and Family Profile. This gives
   It is important to remember that when you are late,            teachers a better understanding of each family’s child-
   two things happen: Children become anxious about               rearing practices, thus increasing the teachers’ effec-
   being left and teachers become concerned about after           tiveness with your child in the classroom.
   school commitments they may not be able to keep.
                                                                  As each child grows and develops, we ask that parents
Reporting Non-Attendance                                          and teachers share pertinent child development infor-
   Please notify us if your child will not be attend-             mation with each other through daily contact. Families
   ing Eagle’s Wing on one of their scheduled days.               will also receive a monthly classroom newsletter which
   It is very important that we know your child is safely         focuses on early childhood issues, classroom updates
   with you or another designated adult. Please call your         and activities.
   child’s classroom by 10:00 a.m. (full-day and morning
   only children) and 2:00 p.m. (afternoon only children)
   if your child will be absent for any reason. If classroom
                                                                CON DENTIALITY OF INFORMATION
   teachers have not heard from you and your child is not         All information shared with the Eagle’s Wing staff will
   in attendance, the teacher, an office staff person or a        be used specifically to enhance the programming
   social work intern will call you for information. Your
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     offered to your child and will remain confidential              • January 1st       New Year’s Day (no tuition charged
     among the staff.* We ask that parents of before and                                 during week closed)
     after school children (Early Birds and Gliders) sign an         • 3rd Monday        Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
     authorization form to allow Eagle’s Wing teaching staff           in January
     to communicate with Shorewood Hills Elementary                  • Last Monday Memorial Day
     teaching staff in efforts to better meet school-age               in May
     children’s needs.                                               • July 4th         U.S. Independence Day
       *Information will be shared with other campus                 • 1 Monday
                                                                        st
                                                                                        Labor Day
        program directors when families transfer between               in September
        centers.                                                     • 4th Thur. and    Thanksgiving Break
                                                                       Fri. in November
CHANGE OF ADDRESS                                                    • December 24th Christmas Eve and Christmas
     Please notify the office of any change in your address,           and 25th         Day (no tuition charged during
     phone number, email address or other pertinent infor-                              week closed)
     mation immediately.                                             • December 31 New Year’s Eve
                                                                                     st



                                                                     In addition all programs will be closed:
YEARLY CALENDAR
                                                                     • One day when teachers participate in a
Nido, Yuwa, Niiji, and HaNeul Rooms                                    professional development in-service day
     The yearly calendar for Eagle’s Wing Nido, Yuwa, Niiji,         • One day in April for Parent/Teacher Conferences
     and HaNeul rooms matches the academic calendar of
                                                                      • All UW specified furlough days and additional
     the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These classrooms
                                                                          required furlough days as mandated by the state
     are closed four (4) weeks each year. Nido, Yuwa, Niiji and
     HaNeul classrooms will be closed the following weeks            You are responsible for tuition even if holidays, in-
     and no tuition will be assessed for these four weeks:           service days, or conference days fall on your child’s
                                                                     regularly scheduled days of care. Tuition is prorated for
     • One week following fall semester final exams.                 all furlough days.
     • One week following spring semester final exams.
     • Two weeks following summer session final exams.            Drop-In Policy for
4-K, Early Birds, Gliders, High Flyers Day Camp                   CURRENTLY CONTRACTED FAMILIES
     The yearly calendar for the 4-K, Early Birds, and Gliders       The drop-in policy is for currently contracted fami-
     programs matches that of the Madison Metropolitan               lies who inquire about adding “drop-in” time to their
     School District (MMSD). The year starts on the day              child’s regular schedule.
     MMSD classes begin, and ends on the Friday of the
     week MMSD closes.                                            EAGLE’S WING DROP-IN POLICY
                                                                     It is Eagle’s Wing policy to provide child care to fami-
     The High Flyers Day Camp begins on the Monday
                                                                     lies in University Apartments and others based on a
     following the closing of MMSD for the summer and
                                                                     semester long contract signed by the child’s parents.
     closes the Wednesday prior to the start of the new
                                                                     The contract guarantees regularly scheduled care 2, 3
     MMSD school year.
                                                                     or 5 days (half-days) for the length of the semester.
     The 4-K, Early Birds, and Gliders programs are closed
                                                                     Occasionally, a current family may need child care
     three (3) weeks of each academic year. You will not be
                                                                     beyond their regular Eagle’s Wing schedule. We
     assessed tuition for the following two (2) weeks:*
                                                                     address this by allowing the child to ”drop-in” to class
     • One week following fall semester final exams                  outside their regular schedule. Arrangements for
     • One week during UW-Madison’s spring break                     “drop-in “ must be made in advance by the parent, the
                                                                     teacher and the office, and permission is given based
     *Weeks may vary based on Madison public schools                 on space available and planned classroom activities.
     spring break dates.

     Also, all programs will be closed for the following
     U.S. holidays based on the UW-Madison academic
     calendar:

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   “Drop In” tuition is charged on an hourly basis. This       Limitations of Drop-In Care
   rate is listed on our tuition schedule. “Drop in” is not       A drop-in only agreement is not a contract. A fam-
   intended to supplement a schedule on a weekly basis            ily who signs a semester contract will have priority
   and it does not guarantee care even if the class is not        in placement over a family with a drop in only agree-
   filled to licensed capacity.                                   ment. It is possible that children who have drop-in
                                                                  only agreements may lose their drop-in days if another
LIMITATIONS OF DROP-IN CARE (Requirements):                       family contracts for the time during the semester.
   Your child is guaranteed care on the days for which
   s/he is currently contracted. Care is not guaranteed on        A Drop-In Only Agreement does not guarantee care on
   drop-in days, even if the class is not completely full.        drop-in days, even if the class is not filled to licensed
   Drop-in should not be used as an extension to the              capacity. Parents whose children have a Drop-In Only
   schedule on your child’s registration form.                    Agreement for a classroom are required to call the
                                                                  classroom each morning they want to have their child
   Parents whose children are on the drop-in list for a           admitted as a “drop-in”. We do this to be sure the
   classroom are required to call the classroom each              classroom has the required number of teachers for
   morning they want their child to be admitted as a              the number of children expected that day. Of course,
   “drop-in.” We do this to be sure the classroom has             Eagle’s Wing always assigns enough staff to cover the
   the required number of teachers for the number of              children who are currently contracted for the class.
   children expected that day. Of course, Eagle’s Wing            When we are fully-staffed, this would also include
   always assigns enough staff to cover the children who          children who have a Drop-In Only Agreement. If one or
   are currently contracted for the class. When we are            more teachers are absent, our staffing will be adjusted
   fully staffed, this would also include children who are        to be sure the classroom has enough staff for the cur-
   on the drop-in list. If one or more teachers are absent,       rently contracted children. The names on the drop-in
   our staffing will be adjusted to be sure the classroom         list will not necessarily be included. This means that
   has enough staff for the currently contracted children.        care for your child may not be available that day.
   The names on the drop-in list will not be included. This
   means that care for your child may not be available         EW Drop-In Only Agreement Requirements
   that day. In addition, children on the Drop-In List may        Parents will sign the same forms as required for
   lose their drop-in days if another family signs a con-         our contracted families: Child Profile, Family Profile,
   tract during the semester.                                     Immunizations Record, Health Report, WI Health
                                                                  History Form and Emergency Information Card.
TO SCHEDULE DROP-IN TIME FOR YOUR CHILD                           Instead of the Eagle’s Wing Registration/Contract
    1. Parents must arrange for drop-in care in advance           Form, they will sign a Drop-In Only Agreement.
       with the EW office and the classroom teacher.
    2. Parents are required to call the child’s classroom         After the required paperwork is completed,:
       each and every morning for drop-in care.
                                                               Schedule Drop-In Time For Your Child
    3. Parents understand that drop-in care may not
                                                                   1. Parents must arrange for drop-in care in advance
       always be available, and that they may lose drop-in
                                                                      with the EW office and the classroom teacher.
       days during the semester.
                                                                   2. Parents are required to call the child’s classroom
                                                                      each and every morning for drop-in care.
Drop In Policy for
                                                                   3. Parents understand that drop-in care may not
DROP-IN ONLY CARE                                                     always be available, and that they may lose drop-in
Drop-In Only (Non-Contracted) Enrollment                              days during the semester.
   Occasionally, Eagle’s Wing will allow someone to               We strongly encourage parents to consider signing
   contract for a “drop-in only” schedule. Generally, the         a semester contract which would guarantee care for
   same conditions apply as those for a currently enrolled        their child on all the days they require.
   family. However, for families with a drop-in only agree-
   ment, tuition will be charged on a daily or half-day        PAYMENT PROCEDURES
   basis. Please see the current tuition schedule.
                                                                  Payment is required one week in advance of care,
   Drop-in care is possible in the Niiji, Yuwa, HaNeul, 4-K       payable every Friday. For your convenience, tuition
   and School-Age classrooms. The Nido Room is not                payments, including co-payments for those receiving
   available for drop-in of children not currently enrolled.

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     CCTAP funds (see Child Care Tuition Assistance, pg. 12)       Activity/Materials Fee for School-Age Programs
     may be made per month or per semester in advance.                A $25.00 family activity fee is assessed each semes-
     Payment for pre-arranged drop-in care will be due                ter for the 4-K, Early Birds, Gliders, and High Flyers
     when the child is picked up for the day and should be            Summer School Age programs, which is applied to
     put in to the University Apartments Office Drop Box.             materials cost. For drop-in care, the $25.00 activity fee
     Blue Eagle’s Wing envelopes are available near the               is assessed for five or more drop-in days per family.
     drop-box.
                                                                   Payment Procedures
     You are responsible for making tuition payments                  You may pay tuition and fees by putting your check in
     according to the tuition schedule. (Every family                 the designated drop box in the University Apartments
     receives an Eagle’s Wing Tuition Payment Schedule.)              Community Center, or by paying at the cashier’s office
     For your record keeping, you can obtain an Eagle’s               in Slichter Hall, located at 625 Babcock Drive. Please
     Wing Payments log from the Financial Specialist so               refer to your tuition payment schedule.
     you can keep a record of the amount you have paid,
     the date, and the check number. Tuition increases at             Payments should be by check or money order, made
     the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1) and reflects          payable to “UW-Madison/Division of University
     increased business costs.                                        Housing”. Please indicate your child’s name on the
                                                                      check. Cash payments will only be accepted at the
     Tuition payment is due regardless of your child’s                cashier’s office in Slichter Hall. Be sure to note your
     attendance. This includes vacations, holidays,                   child’s name when making payment.
     inclement weather closings, and illness. To ensure
     the lowest tuition possible for all families, all child          Fees for pre-arranged drop-in care must be paid to the
     care slots need to remain filled and paid for. In order          financial specialist or the financial specialist’s desig-
     to hold a slot for continued care, parents must submit           nee when the child is picked up for the day, and must
     payment for all contracted time, regardless of actual            be paid for by check or money order. If you need to
     attendance (also see Termination Of Enrollment, pg.              arrange an alternative payment plan, please contact
     13). Fees are based on resident and non-resident                 the University Apartments Financial Specialist.
     status. Families who are residents of Eagle Heights or
                                                                      At the beginning of each month, you will receive a
     University Houses are entitled to the slightly reduced
                                                                      monthly statement as well as all of the receipts for the
     resident rate. All tuition and fee payments for your
                                                                      previous month in your child’s mail folder. The monthly
     child’s care are due BEFORE the next tuition period.
                                                                      statement reflects charges billed and payments
     If you would like to discuss other arrangements for              received between the first and last day of the previous
     tuition payments, you may contact the University                 month.
     Apartments Financial Specialist. However, this con-
     tact must be made prior to the beginning of the next          Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP)
     tuition period. An account statement will be placed in           If you are awarded a CCTAP grant from the Office of
     your classroom mail folder at the end of each month.             Child Care and Family Resources, CCTAP monies will
     This is not a bill; however, if there is an unpaid balance       be sent directly to Eagle’s Wing and applied to your
     noted, it must be paid immediately.                              account on a prorated basis. You are responsible for
                                                                      full tuition payments until the invoice has arrived
Registration Fee                                                      at the Eagle’s Wing Office.
     A non-refundable registration fee is assessed when
                                                                      Upon receipt of the CCTAP invoice, the financial
     your child is first officially enrolled in the program, and
                                                                      specialist will determine your weekly co-pay for the
     then reassessed on September 1, January 1, and June 1.
                                                                      semester contracted for. Registration and Activities
     The fee is $15.00 for full-day, half-day, after school, and
                                                                      fees are not covered by CCTAP. CCTAP awards are only
     summer school age care, and $10.00 for pre-arranged
                                                                      applied to the amount of the tuition. Award mon-
     drop-in care. If a child’s enrollment is terminated
                                                                      ies beyond the cost of tuition are retained by the
     during a semester and the child is re-enrolled later
                                                                      Office of Campus Childcare.
     that same semester, another registration fee will be
     assessed.                                                        You may receive a refund at the end of a semester if
                                                                      there is a surplus balance due to tuition payments you
                                                                      made before the CCTAP invoices were received.



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City, County Funding, and Third Party Funding                     the end of the contract period. Please note: Parents are
   Eagle’s Wing is happy to work with families receiving          responsible for tuition for the entire semester of the
   city, county, and third party funding for child care. It       contract.
   is the responsibility of the parents to submit the
                                                               Federal Tax Identi cation Number
   signed vouchers to the financial specialist in a
   timely manner to facilitate the billing process.               The Federal Tax Identification number for Eagle’s Wing
                                                                  is 39-1805963. Please make sure to keep this number
   Parents are responsible for the balance or any charges         for your tax records. Eagle’s Wing does not automati-
   which the City, County, or CCTAP does not pay, and for         cally send year-end tax statements. If you want a tax
   full tuition payment if the proper forms are not submit-       statement, please request one from the University
   ted to Eagle’s Wing.                                           Apartments Financial Specialist before January 15.

Overdue Fees & Tuition
                                                               TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT
   A charge will be added to any balance remaining on a
                                                                  Anytime within the first three weeks of attendance
   past due account.
                                                                  in a new classroom (excluding the summer High
   Any outstanding balance occurring at any time                  Flyer program), parents may break their contract
   throughout the year is subject to the placement of a           if the child is experiencing continued adjustment
   hold on UW student records through the Division of             issues. Tuition for these first three weeks is
   University Housing, and/or other collection action. A          required and non-refundable. During this three
   hold on student records will prevent further UW regis-         week trial period Eagle’s Wing may also void the
   tration and the receipt of transcripts or diplomas.            contract if there are issues that negatively impact
                                                                  the classroom, or child.
Returned Checks
                                                                   If circumstances are such that a family needs to
   There will be a $20.00 service charge assessed to all           leave University Apartments and is discontinuing
   checks returned as non-payable from the bank to                 their affiliation with the university, a one month
   Eagle’s Wing.                                                   written notice is required to break the contract prior
                                                                   to the end of the semester. Verification of move-
Fee for Late Pick-Up                                               date is required. Drop-in is not allowed when the
                                                                   contract has been broken. Parents are responsible
   If possible, parents should always call if they expect to
                                                                   for the one month tuition payment or co-pay after
   be late. Parents will be assessed a $10.00 per child late
                                                                   the notice is received. The above circumstance is
   fee in addition to a tuition charge for every 15-minute
                                                                   the only allowable reason for parents to break a
   increment they are late in picking up their child. The
                                                                   contract, after the first three-week trial period in a
   late fee applies in the following cases:
                                                                   new classroom.
    • For children in half-day morning care in the Yuwa
                                                                  Eagle’s Wing staff is committed to working with chil-
      Room or the High Flyers half-day program who
                                                                  dren and their families so that every child’s experience
      are picked up after 12:00 p.m., and HaNeul Room
                                                                  at the center is positive and rewarding. A first step for
      after 12:15 p.m.
                                                                  parents who are concerned about their child’s adjust-
    • For children in half-day afternoon care in the Yuwa         ment is to talk with their child’s teachers. Meetings can
      Room and HaNeul Room, and children in the full-             be arranged during teacher’s planning times or after
      day Nido Room and Niiji Room who are picked up              the center closes.
      after 5:15 p.m.
    • 4-K children who are picked up after 3:30 p.m.              If circumstances prevent a child’s needs from being
      (unless extended care is pre-arranged through the           met at the center, or if a child’s behavior is having a
      office and as space permits)                                consistent negative effect on the well-being and devel-
    • Gliders and High Flyers Day Camp children who are           opment of other children, the Manager of Children’s
      picked up after 5:15 p.m. (after 12:15 for morning          Services may decide to terminate that child’s enroll-
      High Flyer Day Camp Children)                               ment. If there is concern regarding a child’s continued
                                                                  enrollment, consultation will be held with the child’s
Refunds                                                           parent(s) or guardian(s). Families may appeal a decision
   The only fees that can be refunded are for accounts            to terminate enrollment to the Director of University
   that have been overpaid from personal funds only at            Apartments.

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     If a parent or guardian exhibits behavior which is det-        Guidelines for un-enrollment are:
     rimental to the health and well-being of the children
                                                                    1. Teachers will work closely with parents, exploring
     or staff in a classroom or negatively interferes with the
                                                                       various ways to support the child (and parents) dur-
     normal functioning of the classroom, he or she will be
                                                                       ing any difficult transition.
     given two weeks notice and asked to find alternate
     child care services for his or her child.                      2. If, after one month, the child continues to display
                                                                       distress or separation anxiety despite continuous
     Eagle’s Wing may also terminate or not issue a contract
                                                                       efforts to support and nurture the child, an un-
     for the next semester for the following reasons:
                                                                       enrollment will be considered. Options such as fam-
     • Non-payment of fees.                                            ily child care or a smaller setting may in fact lessen
     • Failure to provide the required forms for                       the stress placed upon the child when away from
       enrollment.                                                     the parent(s).
     • Consistent absence from class when there is a wait-          If disrupting or atypical aggression is displayed and
       ing list for that classroom.                                 traditional methods of defusing the situations have
     • Non-compliance with Eagle’s Wing policies and                been implemented by staff with little or no success,
       procedures.                                                  the parents will be consulted and the behaviors will be
     • Expressed parental dissatisfaction with the                  documented for a period of one to two weeks.
       program.
                                                                    1. During the time of observation and documenta-
     • Unwillingness to work with the center staff on
                                                                       tion, parents will be updated on a daily basis. If the
       issues relating to the child.
                                                                       behaviors of this child result in an accident report
     If termination of enrollment occurs and a back balance            for another child, the report will be shared with the
     exists, payment of the back balance in full must be               parents of the child whose actions have caused the
     made within 30 days. If payment is not received, the              incident. The name of the child causing the injury
     Division of University Housing will take further collec-          will of course be withheld from the other parents
     tion action, which may include placing a delinquent               and will not be indicated on the accident report form.
     account with a collection agency.
                                                                    2. After the observation period and anecdotal docu-
     Families who have terminated and wish to re-enroll will           mentation, the teaching staff will meet with the
     be placed on the waiting list with other families and             Manager of Children’s Services to determine who
     enrolled in that order.                                           would be best to observe the child and consult
                                                                       with the staff. If there are family issues that seem
     Families may not be allowed to re-enroll if they                  to be affecting the child’s behavior, the University
     have a past due account balance, previous pay-                    Apartments Community Resources Coordinator or
     ment issues, unresolved classroom behavioral                      social work intern will be consulted. If the behav-
     issues, have been previously asked to leave the                   ioral situation seems to indicate a more compli-
     program, or have not followed Eagle’s Wing poli-                  cated developmental issue, the Waisman Center,
     cies and procedures as stated in this handbook.                   Rainbow Project, or city day care unit may be
                                                                       contacted for an observation or a referral may be
Un-enrollment of Children Due to
                                                                       made to the public schools.
Behavioral Issues
     There are times that a child has difficulty settling in to     3. Teachers will meet with the parents to describe
     the center environment. Sometimes this is the result              the proposed observations and/or consultation
     of a child’s inexperience in group child care; occasion-          and to get parental permission. A reduced sched-
     ally this is a result of frustrations during the acquisition      ule, particularly if the child is full time, may be
     of English as a second language; and still other times            needed while arrangements are being made for the
     it may be related to a child’s difficulty in separating           observation and consultation. Parents must make
     from a parent. These situations are very often tem-               every effort to reduce their child’s schedule (using
     porary and soon children are happily thriving in our              support families - neighbors, friends or relatives if
     classrooms.                                                       necessary) to reduce the amount of time the child
                                                                       is at the center. In some cases, however, more time
                                                                       is needed at the center, particularly if the child is




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    only half days on Tuesday and Thursday, in order
    to provide more consistency and a more regular
                                                            PROBLEM RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
    routine. In addition, the parents will be asked to        If a problem arises regarding policies, the program,
    allow Eagle’s Wing to share an overview of the situ-      staff, physical environment as it relates to disabilities,
    ation with other parents who are concerned about          or any other aspect of Eagle’s Wing, we ask that you
    the behavior of the child as it affects their own         discuss the problem with the teaching staff and/or the
    children. Due to confidentiality, limited informa-        Manager of Children’s Services. Complaints or concerns
    tion would be shared, but just enough so that the         may be introduced and addressed orally, in writing, or
    other parent(s) would know that assistance is being       both. Appeals, however, need to be put in writing.
    provided and the behavior is not being ignored or         If you feel your complaint was not dealt with promptly
    condoned.                                                 and/or appropriately, you may schedule a meet-
4. If parents do not agree to working with an outside         ing with the Manager of Children’s Services (call
   professional, care for the child will be terminated        608/262-3407). In addition, the Director of University
   with a two-week notice.                                    Apartments will review any appeal submitted in writ-
                                                              ing (send appeals to 611 Eagle Heights, Madison, WI
5. Teachers will continue to document behavior                53705). All appeals will be addressed within 2 weeks,
   while implementing the strategies recommended              unless there are extenuating circumstances.
   by the outside professional. Progress toward
   changed behavior must be noted within one                  You may also send any complaints to the Department
   month of initiating the early childhood specialists’       of Children and Families, PO Box 8947, Madison, WI
   recommendations.                                           53708 and/or the City of Madison Office of Community
                                                              Services, PO Box 2627, Madison, WI 53701. Any serious
6. At the end of this one month period of time, a             complaints which are an immediate or potential threat
   meeting will again be held between the teach-              to the health, safety, and welfare of children should be
   ers and the parent(s). If significant improvement          addressed to the Wisconsin Southern Regional Office,
   is noted, the original schedule may be resumed if          Licensing and Certification Unit (PO Box 8947, Madison
   the schedule had changed and if space allows. If           WI 53708, 608/266-2900).
   no progress has been made the enrollment will be
   ended with a two week notice. Factors to be con-
   sidered in this decision will include:

· Impact of problematic behavior in the classroom
· Demands on staff time
· Availability of resources to the center
· Impact on the basic nature of the program and
  the finances of the center for the accommodations
  that would be required to meet the child’s special
  needs.
· Possibility of danger to the child or others in the
  class.
· Ability of staff to meet the child’s needs, and keep
  the child and other children safe.
· Willingness of parents to work with the teaching
  staff and/or to get outside help.

7. Significant progress must be noted for the child
   to continue in the program past the end of the
   semester. If this is not the case, the enrollment will
   be ended at the end of the semester.

Eagle’s Wing reserves the right to un-enroll a child at
any point, without regard to the above procedures, in a
situation that is determined to be extremely detrimen-
tal to the children concerned or staff in the program.


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                                            Section Three
                        Daily Routine, Curriculum, Guidelines

                                                                     Parent Information Board in each classroom for a post-
YOUR CHILD’S DAY                                                     ing of current daily routines. Activities and schedules
     During your child’s day at Eagle’s Wing, he or she will         are modified for both younger and older children to
     be allowed to follow their creative energy as it leads          best meet their unique developmental levels.
     them into a variety of learning experiences. Teachers
     prepare developmentally appropriate activities and           Niiji Room Schedule
     learning environments, and actively support the chil-              7:30      Combined work time with HaNeul in Niiji
     dren in their exploration. The Eagle’s Wing Curriculum                              room
     Guide is available to all parents upon enrollment.
                                                                        9:00      Snack*/toileting
     Niiji and HaNeul children who arrive in the early morn-
     ing will start their day in a welcoming atmosphere in one          9:45      Clean up
     room. During this time, the two teaching teams alternate
                                                                        10:00     Large motor
     between being in the classroom and teacher planning
     time. At 9:00 a.m., the children move into their primary           11:00     Small group
     rooms for the rest of the day. At approximately 5:00 p.m.,
                                                                        11:20     Large motor
     both rooms join together again for the end of the day.
     The early morning and late afternoon times allow for               12:00     Lunch
     mixed-age group interactions and quieter activities.
                                                                   12:30   Stories/nap/rest
     Yuwa Room morning children who arrive between
                                                                   3:00    Snack* time
     7:30–8:00 a.m. will combine with the Nido Room to allow
     the teaching teams their daily planning time. At 8:00         3:20    Work time
     a.m., the children move into their primary classroom.
     During the academic year, Yuwa morning children are           4:00    Large motor
     picked up by noon and afternoon children are dropped          5:00    Clean up
     off after 12:45 p.m. and stay in the same room through-
     out the day. Time between the morning and afternoon           5:15    Dismissal
     programs will be used by teachers to file anecdotal
     notes, clean up the room and plan for the afternoon
                                                              HaNeul Room Schedule
     group.
                                                                   7:30    Arrival/set-up/computer time
     4-K and school-age children start and end their day                             (combine w/Niiji room)
     together. School-age staff have their planning time
     mid-day during quiet time for their children. Assistant       9:20    Snack*
     Teachers help staff the room.
                                                                   9:30    Outside time
     Following is the framework of a typical day. Please
     keep in mind that we follow the children’s cues, and          10:30   Circle time/work time
     therefore may occasionally extend or switch certain
     parts of the routine if doing so will maximize the chil-      11:40   Movement and music
     dren’s learning opportunities.
                                                                   11:50   Lunch
     The Nido, Niiji, HaNeul, and Yuwa Rooms divide into
                                                                        12:30     Story time
     smaller groups throughout the day, each with aca-
     demic staff teachers specifically for that group. Each
                                                                        1:00      Gym time
     group has the same daily routine components but may
     alternate the time and use of space. Please check the           *All snacks are provided by Housing Food Service


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      2:00    Rest time (for full day)                        11:45    Outside/gym time

      3:00    Snack*                                          12:30    Lunch

      3:15    Outside/large motor time                        1:00     Quiet time

      4:00    Small group/planning time                       1:45     Outside/gym time

      4:15    Work time (clean up and recall at 4:45)         3:00     Drop everything and read

      5:00    Movement and music                              3:30     Dismissal

      5:15    Dismissal
                                                        4-K Extended Care
Yuwa Room Schedule (Morning)                                  3:30      Snack*

      7:30    Free choice/work time/snack* time               4:00      Club activities

      9:30    Large group/recall                              5:00      Clean-up

      10:00   Large motor                                     5:15      Dismissal

      11:00   Small group
                                                        Gliders (After School Program) Schedule
      11:30   Lunch and recall
                                                           Monday
      12:00   Parents pick up - program ends
                                                              1:45     Children get picked up at Shorewood

Nido Room Schedule                                            2:15     Small group activities/outside/gym
      7:30    Free choice                                     3:30     (See below)
      9:00    Diaper check/clean-up
                                                           Tuesday-Friday
      9:30    Wash hands/snack*
                                                              3:15     Children get picked up at Shorewood
      10:30   Outside or gym time
                                                              3:30     Snack* time, planning time,
      11:30   Music/circle/story                                       small group activities in classroom
      11:45   Lunch                                           4:30     Clean-up, recall
      12:15   Diaper check/clean-up                           4:45     Large motor activities (outside/gym)
      12:30   Nap (diaper check after nap)                    5:15     Children are picked up
      3:00    Wash hands/snack*
                                                        High Flyers Day Camp Half-Day (Summer School-
      3:30    Free choice/outside time
                                                        age Program) Schedule
                                                              8:00     Free choice
4-K (Four year old kindergarten) Schedule
                                                              9:00     Large group time/planning
      8:00    Arrival/sensory activities/journal
                                                              9:20     Snack*
      9:00    Circle time
                                                              9:45     Projects
      9:20    Small group time
                                                              11:00    Outside time
      9:40    Outside/gym time
                                                              12:00    Dismissal
      10:25   Snack*/planning time

      10:40   Work time/journal writing                    *All snacks are provided by Housing Food Service
      11:30   Recall


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        High Flyers Day Camp Full-Day (Summer                     Responsibility
        School-age Program) Schedule                                  The daily routine provides a mechanism by which
                                                                      children become responsible for creating their own
        7:30       Free choice and brain ticklers                     materials and activities for their own learning.

        9:00       Large group meeting time                       Interactions
        9:20       Gym/outside time/daily walk                        The daily routine provides for a variety of interactions
                                                                      among children and adults. Time is provided for chil-
        10:20      Snack*/free choice                                 dren to work alone, with a teacher, in small groups, in
                                                                      large groups, and with other children.
        11:30      D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read)
                                                                  The daily routine in the High/Scope curriculum is made
        12:00      Large motor
                                                                  up of several elements:
        12:30      Lunch
                                                                  Planning Time
        1:00       Story time                                         Children make choices and decisions all the time, yet
        1:20       Quiet time (alone and with friends)                they often do not have the opportunity to express
                                                                      their decisions, or to extend the possibilities of the
        2:00       Small group (crafts, culinary experiences,         choices that they have made. Planning time gives chil-
                   etc.                                               dren a structured, consistent opportunity to express
                                                                      themselves and to perceive themselves as people who
        3:00       Large motor
                                                                      can act on decisions. During this time, the children
        3:45       Snack*/free choice                                 make active decisions about how they will spend their
                                                                      time in the classroom.
        4:45       Games and activities
                                                                  Work Time
        5:15       Program ends                                       Work time describes the period after children have
     The High Flyer Day Camp afternoon snack is usually               finished planning, when they are actively engaged in
     served around 3:45 p.m. At times, the children will eat          their classroom environment. It is generally the longest
     a snack while on field trips or eat a snack a little later       single period in the daily routine and is busy and active
     if there are plans to return to the Community Center             for both the children and adults. The teachers use this
     shortly after snack time.                                        time to observe the children, noting how they perceive
                                                                      information, interact with peers, and solve problems.
                                                                      They may enter into the children’s activities to encour-
THE DAILY ROUTINE                                                     age, extend, and set up problem-solving situations.
     The daily routine is the schedule of events that takes
     place in the classroom each day. Each Eagle’s Wing           Clean Up Time
     classroom implements many elements of the High/                  During clean up time, the teachers and children return
     Scope curriculum. While the length of time may vary,             materials and equipment to their places and store their
     the components of the daily routine follow the same              projects-in-process. This process of cleaning up not
     basic principles.                                                only restores order to the classroom, but provides a
                                                                      learning situation as well. Shelves and containers are
The following four principles are the
                                                                      labeled with names of materials, photos, drawings,
foundation of the daily routine:
                                                                      or tracings of the materials; the children learn where
Consistency                                                           the items belong and why certain items are stored
     The daily routine establishes a consistent schedule of           together. Clean up time also instills a sense of group
     events for each day. Consistency provides direction              responsibility towards shared space and materials.
     and helps children develop internal controls.

Active Involvement in an Orderly Setting
     The daily routine is focused first on the child’s need for
     active involvement and decision-making, and second
     on the teacher’s need for an orderly setting in which to
     teach.

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Recall Time                                                     TEACHER-SUPPORTED PLAY
   Recall time is the last part of the “plan-do-review”
   sequence. The children reflect, in a variety of develop-
                                                                THROUGH THE HIGH/SCOPE
   mentally appropriate ways, what they did during work         APPROACH
   time. They might remember the children with whom               Eagle’s Wing teachers utilize many of the components
   they played, the picture they made, or the problems            of the High/Scope curriculum in the following ways:
   they encountered. Recall time brings closure to their
   planning and work time activities, and allows them to          • To plan a rich and exciting environment
   actively process their experiences.                            • To support children’s natural desire to learn by
                                                                    planning activities based on the children’s own
Small Group Time                                                    interests and ideas
   Small group times are planned by the teachers to build
   on children’s emerging abilities. The teachers structure       • To help children learn how to confront and solve
   an activity in which children explore materials and              problems
   objects, contribute ideas, problem-solve, make choices,        For more curriculum information, please refer to the
   and use their senses. The activities vary and are chosen       Eagle’s Wing curriculum guide. For more information
   in response to the children’s needs, abilities, interests,     about the High/Scope educational approach, please
   and cognitive goals.                                           talk to any of the teachers or the Manager of Children’s
                                                                  Services. A handout by the High/Scope Educational
Outside Time
                                                                  Research Foundation is also available.
   Each day, weather permitting, the children will go out-
   doors to explore nature, exercise their growing bodies,
   and enjoy various group games. (See the outdoor play
                                                                TRANSITION FROM A MODIFIED
   section in this handbook, pg. 39)                            HIGH/SCOPE CLASSROOM
                                                                INTO KINDERGARTEN
Circle Time/Large Group Time
                                                                  It is important to note that the High/Scope key experi-
   During Circle time, children join together for a large
                                                                  ences correlate well with the Madison Metropolitan
   group activity in which they participate actively and
                                                                  School Districts preschool performance standards and
   contribute ideas. Activities include songs, dancing,
                                                                  in fact were used as a reference in the development of
   group games, creative movement, story telling, and
                                                                  these standards. Children in all classrooms will be well
   the planning of special events.
                                                                  prepared to enter the public school system.


                                                                PEACE EDUCATION
                                                                   Eagle’s Wing teaching staff are committed to help-
                                                                   ing children understand the importance of treating
                                                                   all people with dignity and not judging groups of
                                                                   people for the actions of a few, whether in the class-
                                                                   room or globally.

                                                                   Teachers model acceptance and compassion in their
                                                                   words and behavior. They also encourage children to
                                                                   explore their feelings and fears. Embracing diver-
                                                                   sity is a lifelong endeavor that will bring us closer
                                                                   to peace within our communities and around the
                                                                   world.

                                                                   “If we are ever to attain real peace, we must first start
                                                                   with the children.”

                                                                                                  —Mahatma Gandhi



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EARLY LEARNING STANDARDS                                        Social-Emotional Development
     These standards, developed by the Madison                      Early Learning Standard:
     Metropolitan School Distroct (MMSD), reflect widely
     held expectations for children ages three to five years,       Children will recognize and express feelings, interact
     supported by scientific evidence. They are intended            with others, cope with conflict and work toward a com-
     to guide parents, practitioners, professionals and             mon goal.
     policymakers who share responsibility for the well-            Benchmarks:
     being of young children. The primary purpose of these
     standards is to provide a framework for understanding          When provided opportunities to play and interact with
     and communicating a common set of expectations for             children and adults, the young child will:
     young children’s development within this context of
                                                                    • Demonstrate affection and playfulness
     shared responsibility.
                                                                    • Increase ability to initiate and sustain interactions
     Eagle’s Wing incorporates the following principles                 with children/adults
     which reflect the knowledge base in scientific research        • Cope with challenges and frustrations
     on child development, teaching and learning practices,         • Respect others, self and property
     and early brain research.
                                                                    • Understand and follow routines and expectations
     • Each child has a unique developmental pattern.
        Accomplishments and outcomes may not be
                                                                Health, Safety and Nutrition
        sequential.                                                Early Learning Standard:
     • The strengths of each child are an integral part of his/
        her daily experiences and should be reinforced as          Children will begin to take age-appropriate respon-
        part of any learning process.                              sibility for their actions, basic self-care needs, health,
     • The young child’s learning and positive development         nutrition and safety.
        are best supported by stable care, consistent gentle       Benchmarks:
        guidance, and loving interactive relationships.
     • Young children learn best through play and the              When guided by children/adults who model these
        active exploration of their environment. Pretend           skills and provide opportunities for practice, the young
        play is a vital component of young children’s              child will:
        learning.
                                                                    • Engage in a basic range of activities
     • Adult interaction, support and modeling in warm
                                                                    • Demonstrate awareness of and ability to follow basic
        and knowledgeable ways that are based on the
                                                                       rules and directions that are intended to keep chil-
        individual needs and skills of each child are critical.
                                                                       dren safe
     • Learning opportunities should reflect the cultural
                                                                    • Recognize and communicate self – identification
        and linguistic diversity of children, families and
                                                                       information
        communities.
                                                                    • Share awareness of practices related to good physi-
     • Teaching and learning should encourage joy, a sense
                                                                       cal health
        of wonder and enthusiasm.
     • Parents/families and teachers/caregivers of young        Language and Early Literacy
        children can offer valuable information and support
        to each other. Young children benefit when the             Early Learning Standard:
        adults in their lives communicate frequently with          Children will continue to develop speaking, listening,
        openness and respect.                                      reading and writing skills through active engagement
     • All eight of the developmental domains are interre-         with literacy materials, positive interactions with adults
        lated and interconnected.                                  and peers, in real life settings for real purposes.
     For a detailed booklet describing the early learn-             Benchmarks:
     ing standards and benchmarks, please contact the
     Manager of Children’s Services.                                When provided with opportunities to explore and
                                                                    participate in early literacy experiences, the young
                                                                    child will:



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    • Demonstrate progress in speaking and listening skills   Scientific Thinking and Exploration
    • Demonstrate progress in vocabulary and concept
       development                                               Early Learning Standard:
    • Demonstrate progress in hearing and manipulating           Children will think scientifically and construct meaning
       the sounds of spoken language                             from their experiences as they interact with living and
    • Demonstrate progress in book awareness                     non-living things, events and ideas.
    • Demonstrate progress in letter name awareness
                                                                 Benchmarks:
       (alphabetic knowledge)
    • Demonstrate progress in comprehension                      When provided with opportunities to actively explore
    • Demonstrate progress in writing                            their world, the young child will:

Creative Representation, Expression and                           • Begin to explore materials and ideas using key ele-
Appreciation of the Arts                                             ments of the scientific method
                                                                  • Develop increased ability to make comparisons
Early Learning Standard:
                                                                  • Gather information about the environment
   Children will express themselves through using their           • Express wonder and curiosity about the natural
   bodies and materials as they explore music/movement,              world
   visual arts, and dramatic play.                                • Develop an awareness of and respect for the
                                                                     environment
   Benchmarks:
                                                              Community Exploration
   When exposed to creative activities using a variety of
   materials and experiences, the young child will:              Early Learning Standard:
    • Demonstrate progress in music/movement                     Children will develop an awareness of the larger world
    • Demonstrate progress in the visual arts                    around them.
    • Demonstrate progress in dramatic play
                                                                 Benchmarks:
Mathematical Thinking and Exploration
                                                                 When guided by adults who model these skills and pro-
   Early Learning Standard:                                      vide opportunities for practice, the young child will:

   Children will construct an understanding of mathemat-          • Develop growing awareness of community occupa-
   ical concepts as they interact with materials, people,            tions and what is required to perform them
   events and ideas.                                              • Progress in understanding similarities and respecting
                                                                     differences among people, such as physical traits,
   Benchmarks:                                                       age, gender, race, special needs, culture, language
   When provided with opportunities to explore math-                 and family structures
   ematical concepts with a variety of materials and inter-       • Show awareness of the home, childcare setting and
   act with others through play, the young child will:               community and describe the location and relation-
                                                                     ship of things within that environment
    • Demonstrate increasing understanding of number              • Begin to understand technology and community
       concept                                                       resources, such as tape recorders, telephones, cam-
    • Demonstrate increasing understanding of time and               eras, computers, libraries and transportation
       space                                                      • Show increasing awareness of self as a member of a
    • Demonstrate increasing understanding of shapes                 group, such as member of a family unit or childcare
       (geometry)                                                    community
    • Demonstrate increasing understanding of patterning
       (early algebra)
    • Demonstrate increasing understanding of
       measurement
    • Demonstrate increasing ability to sort and compare
       (display and analyze data)



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Physical Development                                             • Peace Garden – we have created a space around the
                                                                    Community Center playgrounds for our Eagle’s
     Early Learning Standard:                                       Wing Peace Garden.
     Children will develop an awareness and coordination                 • Children participate in the planting and
     of their bodies through exploration and movement.                     upkeep of the Peace Garden.
                                                                         • Teachers include food grown in the gar-
     Benchmarks:                                                           den in a variety of food activities and
                                                                           experiences.
     When provided with opportunities to explore space
     and materials, the young child will:                                • The garden provides an opportunity for
                                                                           children to observe and learn about com-
     • Increase ability to move her/his body in ways that                  mon garden insects, worms, caterpillars,
         demonstrate strength, control, balance, and coordi-               spiders, grubs, etc.
         nation such as walking, running, jumping, climbing,
         hopping, skipping, marching, galloping, throwing,
         catching, rolling, twisting, dancing, and stopping
     • Explore both indoor and outdoor spaces and equip-
         ment using objects such as balls, slides, swings,
         bikes, rakes, and shovels
     • Increase ability to coordinate small muscle
         movements
     • Show awareness of body parts

SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES
     The Division of University Housing aims to incorporate
     principles of sustainability in its everyday business
     practices, energy use, dining services, buildings, recy-
     cling and waste management.

     Eagle’s Wing staff and children have been working
     hard to incorporate these values into our everyday
     operation in the following ways:

     • Each classroom focuses on the three Rs (Recycle,
        Reuse and Reduce), and teachers provide activi-
        ties to enhance the children’s environmental
        awareness.
     • Our classroom art areas are supplied with a variety
        of recyclables for children to use in their creations,
        such as scrap paper from the offices, cereal boxes
        and paper towel tubes from homes, ribbon from
        gifts, etc.
     • Classrooms serve morning and afternoon snacks on
        real dinnerware instead of on paper and plastic
        products.
     • All Eagle’s Wing snacks are vegetarian.
     • While providing an ample quantity of food, teachers
        work with children on the concept of not wasting
        food.
     • Eagle’s Wing staff have had special training in
        incorporating nature in the classrooms as well as in
        outdoor activites.




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ANTI-BIAS EDUCATION                                            EDUCACIÓN ANTI-DISCRIMINATORIA
  We are all members of a quickly changing, vastly               Todos somos miembros de una diversa sociedad con
  diverse society. We are seeing that even the most              rápidos cambios. Vemos que incluso las comunidades
  homogeneous communities are becoming more                      más homógenas se están haciendo más diversas.
  diverse. We have the responsibility to help prepare            Tenemos la responsabilidad de ayudar a preparar a
  our children for this diversity. If they are to success-       nuestros hijos para esta diversidad. Si van a vivir con
  fully function in their future society, they will need to      éxito dentro de su futura sociedad, tendrán que desar-
  develop the skills and strategies that will afford them        rollar las capacidades y estrategias que les permitirá
  this success.                                                  este éxito.

  Eagle’s Wing embraces the diverse community to                 Eagle’s Wing recibe a la comunidad diversa de la
  which we belong, and is committed to supporting it in          que somos parte, y se compromete a apoyarla en su
  its diversity. We have a strong commitment to multi-           diversidad. Tenemos un fuerte compromiso al cuidado
  cultural, anti-bias care and education that promotes           y la educación multi-culturales y anti-discriminatorios
  respect for all people regardless of differences in race,      que promueven respeto hacia todas las personas, sin
  culture, sexual orientation, language, socioeconomic           importar las diferencias de raza, cultura, orientación
  level, age, health, physical and mental ability, religion,     sexual, idioma, nivel socieconómico, edad, salud,
  political views or family structure.                           capacidades físicas y mentales, religión, creencias
                                                                 políticas ni estructura familiar. Como elemento de
  As part of our educational philosophy of respecting
                                                                 nuestra filosofía educativa de respetar la cultura de
  each child’s culture and background, we have the
                                                                 cada niño, tenemos la gran oportunidad de no sólo
  wonderful opportunity to not only affirm children’s
                                                                 afirmar la identidad de cada niño, sino también de
  identities, but also to further explore and celebrate a
                                                                 explorar y celebrar también una gran variedad de
  wide variety of cultural, racial, and ethnic differences.
                                                                 diferencias culturales, raciales y étnicas. Además
  We also recognize that not all families consist of only,       reconocemos que no todas las familias consisten
  or primarily, fathers and mothers. We respect all fami-        solamente, ni únicamente, de padres y madres.
  lies and embrace family diversity.                             Respetamos a todas las familias y recibimos toda la
                                                                 diversidad familiar. La igualdad y sensibilidad entre los
  Gender equity and sensitivity are important values             sexos son valores importantes que intentamos poner
  we try to put into practice. We actively work to pro-          en práctica. Trabajamos para promover la reducción
  mote prejudice reduction, and to provide a nurturing,          de los prejuicios y para ofrecer un ambiente seguro e
  safe, inclusive environment for all children and their         incluyente para todos los niños y sus familias.
  families.
                                                                 El respeto es más que simplemente no tolerar los insul-
  Respect is more than simply not tolerating name call-
                                                                 tos, intimidaciones ni tácticas de exclusión. También es
  ing, intimidation, or exclusionary tactics. It is openly
                                                                 tratar las situaciones que surgen espontáneamente en
  discussing and addressing issues that arise spontane-
                                                                 las aulas o en el patio de juegos. Si ocurren instancias
  ously in the classrooms or on the playground. If attacks
                                                                 de discriminación, y nosotros los dejamos pasar enton-
  of discrimination occur, and we just let them go by,
                                                                 ces, por supuesto, el niño que es “gordo” o judío o bajo
  then of course, the child who is overweight or Jewish
                                                                 o tiene padres homosexuales o madres lesbianas, por
  or short or who has gay or lesbian parents, for exam-
                                                                 ejemplo, se devalúa, poco a poco. Además, los que
  ple, is devalued little by little.
                                                                 presencian este acto son desensibilizados una vez más
  In addition, the witnesses to this act are once again          a los pequeños actos de crueldad que se suman a lo
  desensitized to the small acts of cruelty that can mount       largo del tiempo para al final crear actitudes discrimi-
  over time and ultimately create biased attitudes in            natorias en la adultez.
  adulthood.
                                                                 Tratamos de no usurpar los puntos de vista privados de
  We try not to infringe on anyone’s privately-held view-        cada cual. Pero, en un lugar público, la ley y la decencia
  points, but in a public setting, the law and common            común le ofrecen a cada niño una educación cálida e
  decency provide for each child to have a nurturing             igualitaria. El Programa Anti-Discriminatoria de Louise
  and equitable education. The anti-bias curriculum by           Derman Sparks es la fundación de nuestras interac-
  Louise Derman Sparks is a cornerstone of our daily             ciones en las aulas. Para más información, se puede
  interactions in the classrooms. For more information,          hablar con la Manager of Children’s Services.
  please speak with the manager of children’s services.

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                 Manager of




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                                                                                                        ‫ﻴ‬
                                                                                                      ‫ﺛﻘﺎﻓﺔ ﻏﻴﺮ ﻣﺘﺤ ّﺰة‬

   ‫ﻧﺤﻦ ﺟﻤﻴﻌﺎ أﻋﻀﺎء ﻓﻲ ﻣﺠﺘﻤﻊ ﺳﺮﻳﻊ اﻟﺘﻐﻴﺮ وواﺳﻊ اﻟﺘﻨﻮع. ﻧﺤﻦ ﻧﺸﺎهﺪ آﻴﻒ أن أآﺜﺮ اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻌﺎت ﺕﺠﺎﻧﺴﺎ ﺕﺼﺒﺢ أآﺜﺮ ﺕﻨﻮﻋﺎ.‬
  ‫ﻋﻠﻴﻨﺎ ﻣﺴﺆوﻟﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﺴﺎﻋﺪة ﻓﻲ إﻋﺪاد أﻃﻔﺎﻟﻨﺎ ﻟﻤﺜﻞ هﺬا اﻟﺘﻨﻮع. ﻓﻤﻦ أﺟﻞ أن ﻳﺘﻤﻜﻨﻮا ﻣﻦ أن ﻳﻜﻮﻧﻮا ﻓﻌﺎﻟﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ اﻟﻤﺴﺘﻘﺒﻠﻲ،‬
                                                        ‫ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ أن ﻳﻄﻮروا اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات واﻷﺳﺎﻟﻴﺐ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺕﻀﻤﻦ ﻟﻬﻢ هﺬا اﻟﻨﺠﺎح.‬

    ‫ﺕﺘﺒﻨﻰ إﻳﺠﻠﺰ وﻳﻨﻎ ‪ Eagle’s Wing‬اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ اﻟﻤﺘﻨﻮع اﻟﺘﻲ ﻧﻨﺘﻤﻲ إﻟﻴﻪ ﺟﻤﻴﻌﺎ وﺕﻠﺘﺰم ﺏﺪﻋﻢ هﺬا اﻟﺘﻨﻮع. ﻟﺪﻳﻨﺎ اﻟﺘﺰام ﻗﻮي ﺏﺘﺮﺏﻴﺔ‬
‫ﻣﺘﻌﺪدة اﻟﺜﻘﺎﻓﺎت وﻋﻨﺎﻳﺔ ﻏﻴﺮ ﻣﺘﺤﻴﺰة ﺕﺸﺠﻊ اﻻﺡﺘﺮام ﻟﻜﻞ اﻟﻨﺎس ﺏﻐﺾ اﻟﻨﻈﺮ ﻋﻦ ﻓﺮوﻗﺎت اﻟﻌﺮق واﻟﺜﻘﺎﻓﺔ واﻟﻨﺰﻋﺔ اﻟﺠﻨﺴﻴﺔ واﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬
 ‫واﻟﻤﺴﺘﻮى اﻟﻄﺒﻘﻲ اﻻﺟﺘﻤﺎﻋﻲ واﻟﺴﻦ واﻟﺼﺤﺔ واﻟﻘﺪرة اﻟﺠﺴﺪﻳﺔ أو اﻟﻌﻘﻠﻴﺔ ووﺟﻬﺔ اﻟﻨﻈﺮ اﻟﺴﻴﺎﺳﻴﺔ أو هﻴﻜﻠﻴﺔ اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻠﺔ. وآﺠﺰء ﻣﻦ‬
        ‫ﻓﻠﺴﻔﺘﻨﺎ اﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺕﻨﺺ ﻋﻠﻰ اﺡﺘﺮام ﺙﻘﺎﻓﺔ وﺧﻠﻔﻴﺔ آﻞ ﻃﻔﻞ، ﻓﻘﺪ آﺎﻧﺖ ﻟﺪﻳﻨﺎ اﻟﻔﺮﺹﺔ اﻟﺮاﺋﻌﺔ ﻟﻴﺲ ﻓﻘﻂ ﻓﻲ ﺕﺄآﻴﺪ هﻮﻳﺎت‬
‫اﻷﻃﻔﺎل، وإﻧﻤﺎ ﻟﻤﺰﻳﺪ ﻣﻦ اﻻﺳﺘﻜﺸﺎف واﻻﺡﺘﻔﺎل ﺏﺘﺸﻜﻴﻠﺔ واﺳﻌﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻔﺮوﻗﺎت ﻓﻲ اﻟﺤﻀﺎرات واﻷﺟﻨﺎس واﻷﻋﺮاق. وﻧﺤﻦ ﻧﺪرك‬
 ‫أن ﺟﻤﻴﻊ اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻼت ﻟﻴﺴﺖ ﻣﻜﻮﻧﺔ أﺳﺎﺳﺎ أو ﻓﻘﻂ ﻣﻦ أب وأم. ﻧﺤﻦ ﻧﺤﺘﺮم ﺟﻤﻴﻊ اﻟﻌﺎﺋﻼت وﻧﺮﺡﺐ ﺏﺘﻨﻮﻋﻬﺎ. اﻟﻤﺴﺎواة ﺏﻴﻦ اﻟﺬآﻮر‬
                                  ‫ﻴ‬
   ‫واﻹﻧﺎث هﻲ ﻗﻴﻢ ﻣﻬﻤﺔ ﻧﺤﺎول وﺽﻌﻬﺎ ﻗﻴﺪ اﻟﻤﻤﺎرﺳﺔ. ﻧﺤﻦ ﻧﻌﻤﻞ ﺏﻜﻞ ﻧﺸﺎط ﻟﻠﺘﺨﻔﻴﻒ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺘﺤ ّﺰ وﺏﺄن ﻧﻮﻓﺮ ﺏﻴﺌﺔ ﺡﺎﺽﻨﺔ أﻣﻴﻨﺔ‬
                                                                                           ‫وﺵﺎﻣﻠﺔ ﻟﺠﻤﻴﻊ اﻷﻃﻔﺎل وﻷهﺎﻟﻴﻬﻢ.‬

‫اﻻﺡﺘﺮام ﻟﻴﺲ ﻓﻘﻂ ﻋﺪم ﺕﺤﻤﻞ أﺳﺎﻟﻴﺐ اﻟﺘﻨﺎﺏﺬ ﺏﺎﻷﻟﻘﺎب، أو اﻟﺘﻬﺪﻳﺪ أو اﻹﻗﺼﺎء. وإﻧﻤﺎ هﻮ اﻟﻤﻨﺎﻗﺸﺔ اﻟﻤﻔﺘﻮﺡﺔ وﻣﻌﺎﻟﺠﺔ اﻟﻘﻀﺎﻳﺎ اﻟﺘﻲ‬
      ‫ﺕﻨﺸﺄ ﻓﻮرﻳﺎ ﻓﻲ ﻏﺮف اﻟﺼﻒ أو ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻼﻋﺐ. ﻋﻨﺪ ﺡﺪوث ﺡﺎﻻت ﻣﻦ اﻟﺘﻤﻴﻴﺰ ﺽﺪ اﻟﺒﻌﺾ، وإذا ﺕﻢ ﻏﺾ اﻟﻨﻈﺮ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ، ﻓﻤﻦ‬
     ‫اﻟﻄﺒﻴﻌﻲ أن اﻟﻄﻔﻞ اﻟﺬي هﻮ "ﺳﻤﻴﻦ" أو ﻣﻦ أﺹﻞ ﻳﻬﻮدي أو ﻗﺼﻴﺮ أو أن ﻟﺪى واﻟﺪﻳﻪ ﻧﺰﻋﺎت ﺟﻨﺴﻴﺔ ﺵﺎذة ، وهﺬﻩ أﻣﺜﻠﺔ ﻓﻘﻂ،‬
      ‫ﺳﺘﺘﺂآﻞ ﻗﻴﻤﺘﻪ اﻟﺬاﺕﻴﺔ ﺵﻴﺌﺎ ﻓﺸﻴﺌﺎ. إﺽﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ ذﻟﻚ، ﻓﺈن ﻣﻦ ﻳﺸﻬﺪ ﻣﺜﻞ هﺬا اﻟﺤﺪث ﻗﺪ ﻳﻔﻘﺪ ﺡﺴﺎﺳﻴﺘﻪ ﺕﺠﺎﻩ أﻋﻤﺎل ﻗﺴﻮة ﺹﻐﻴﺮة‬
                                       ‫واﻟﺘﻲ ﺏﺈﻣﻜﺎﻧﻬﺎ أن ﺕﺘﺮاآﻢ ﻋﺒﺮ اﻟﺰﻣﻦ وﻳﻨﺸﺄ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ ﺡﺘﻤﻴﺎ وﺽﻊ أﺧﻼﻗﻲ ﻣﺘﺤﻴﺰ ﻋﻨﺪ اﻟﻜﺒﺮ.‬

   ‫ﻧﺤﻦ ﻧﺤﺎول أن ﻻ ﻧﺘﻌﺪى ﻋﻠﻰ وﺟﻬﺎت ﻧﻈﺮ ﺧﺎﺹﺔ ﺏﺄي ﻓﺮد. وﻟﻜﻦ وﻓﻲ وﺽﻊ ﻋﺎم، ﻓﺈن اﻟﻘﺎﻧﻮن واﻷﺧﻼق اﻟﺤﻤﻴﺪة ﺕﻮﻓﺮ ﻟﻜﻞ‬
 ‫ﻃﻔﻞ ﺕﻌﻠﻴﻤﺎ وﺕﻨﺸﺌﺔ ﻣﺘﺴﺎوﻳﻴﻦ. إن ﻣﻨﻬﺎج ﻋﺪم اﻟﺘﺤﻴﺰ ‪ Anti-Bias Curriculum‬ﻣﻦ ﺕﺄﻟﻴﻒ ﻟﻮﻳﺲ درﻣﺎن ﺳﺒﺎرآﺲ ‪Louise‬‬
 ‫‪ Derman Sparks‬هﻮ ﺡﺠﺮ اﻷﺳﺎس ﻟﺘﻔﺎﻋﻼﺕﻨﺎ اﻟﻴﻮﻣﻴﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺼﻔﻮف. ﻟﻤﺰﻳﺪ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت، ﻳﺮﺟﻰ اﻟﺘﺤﺪث ﻣﻊ ﻣﺪﻳﺮ ﺧﺪﻣﺎت‬
                                                                 ‫اﻷﻃﻔﺎل ‪.Manager of Children’s Services‬‬


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                                                                    As directed by state licensing rules, snacks consist of
GUIDANCE PHILOSOPHY                                                 two of the following:
     The guidance philosophy at Eagle’s Wing is intended
     to nurture children as they work toward independence           •    Milk or milk by-product
     and responsibility; it encourages and supports them            •    Protein
     in developing their problem-solving abilities; and it          •    Fruit or pure fruit juice or vegetable
     promotes self-esteem, while instilling sincere respect         •    Whole grain or enriched bread or cereal
     for the rights of others.
                                                                    Portions are determined using state guidelines.
     The philosophy is implemented in a variety of ways:            Seconds are always available for children who want
                                                                    more if that is agreeable with the child’s parent. For
     • Problem-solving with the children
                                                                    school-age children, larger portions are prepared and
     • The modeling of appropriate behavior by teachers
                                                                    additional food is available.
     • The clear setting of reasonable, developmentally
       appropriate limits                                        Lunch
     • The redirection of children’s behavior                       If your child will be in class during lunch time (11:30 -
     The Eagle’s Wing staff are trained in the guidance phi-        12:00), you must provide a lunch (except for the morning
     losophy during their orientation. Training includes an         High Flyers half-day program which does not include a
     explanation of those practices which are prohibited at         lunch time). Lunches must be clearly labeled with the
     Eagle’s Wing (even at a parent’s request), including, but      child’s name.
     not limited to:                                                A refrigerator and microwave are available in each class-
     • Any form of physical punishment, including                   room. High Flyers full-day summer school-age Program
       restraint, throwing or other corporal punishment             children are asked to bring lunches that do not need
     • Any form of emotional punishment, including                  refrigeration or heating, as field trips occur throughout
       embarrassing, derogatory, or frightening remarks             the week and during lunch time. State licensing requires
                                                                    that each child be provided with one-third of their daily
     • Withholding of food
                                                                    nutritional needs during lunch. Therefore, the lunch you
     • The use of “time-outs”
                                                                    send from home will need to include at least one por-
                                                                    tion of each of the following:
NUTRITION POLICY
                                                                    • Protein: meat, poultry, fish, egg, cooked dried peas
     In accordance with State Licensing guidelines, Eagle’s
                                                                      or beans, cheese or soy protein.
     Wing provides well-balanced and nutritious snacks.
     Special care is made to recognize and incorporate the          • Minerals: two vegetables, two fruits, or one of each.
     cultural diversity of our community in our snack menus.        • Carbohydrates: cereal, whole grain, enriched bread
     Toddler feeding is determined individually at enroll-            products, or pasta.
     ment for children under 2 years of age.                        • Dairy: grade A vitamin D milk, yogurt.

Snack Menus                                                         Eagle’s Wing values healthy, nutritious food. Eating
                                                                    habits are clearly established at a very young age. We
     Snacks each morning and afternoon are provided
                                                                    believe that by providing children with healthy food
     by the Division of University Housing Food Service
                                                                    choices and with the modeling of good eating habits
     Commissary. Menus are reviewed annually by certi-
                                                                    by the staff, the children will begin to form positive life-
     fied Nutritionists and repeated at minimum every
                                                                    long nutrition practices.
     three weeks, with snack selection rotated within those
     weeks.                                                         Although nutrition education is part of the curriculum,
                                                                    teachers do not monitor the food items in the chil-
     Menus are posted in the Family Information Area,
                                                                    dren’s lunches. We do not wish the children to feel that
     or on the classroom refrigerator. All snacks are vegetar-
                                                                    they or their lunches are being judged.
     ian and contain no meat, fish or poultry. Wheat, eggs,
     cheese and milk are used in recipes and as snack foods         Sometimes it can be difficult to think of nutritious
     themselves. Due to the increasing number of children           lunch ideas that will appeal to young children. Eagle’s
     with severe allergies to peanuts, there are no peanuts         Wing has compiled a handout called Lunch Box Ideas
     or peanut products used in our snacks (see “Peanut             and Tips that may give you some suggestions. A copy
     Allergy Information” in next section).                         of the handout is available in the family information


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   area of your child’s classroom, and in the University          may have. This should include any food allergies or any
   Apartments office.                                             other dietary guidelines for your child.

   Meals are served on the children’s tables in the class-        CAUTION: It is very important for parents of children
   room while teachers sit with the children, creating a          with severe allergies to any food to be aware that
   family-style atmosphere. If a child’s lunch is forgotten,      Eagle’s Wing is located in the University Apartments
   or if all of the four food groups and the minimum food         Community Center, which is a multi-use facility serving
   requirements are not met by the lunch brought from             a large international population. While staff will make
   home, Eagle’s Wing is required to offer supplemental           every effort to minimize exposure to any specific food
   food to the child (such as cheese, enriched bread, car-        allergen, we cannot guarantee that children will not be
   rots, apples or milk). Please let Eagle’s Wing know of         exposed entirely.
   any food allergies your child may have.
                                                                  Peanut Allergy Information: see Section Five: Health
Lunch Foods to Avoid                                              and Safety Policies.
   Peanuts
                                                               Schedule of Meals
   Eagle’s Wing has had more children recently who                Eagle’s Wing serves both a morning snack and an after-
   have a severe allergic reaction to peanuts. We try             noon snack. Although the times may vary according
   to minimize their exposure to peanuts and peanut               to daily events, the snacks are generally served at 9:00
   products, and do not include peanut products in                a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Children eat lunch at
   our snacks.                                                    approximately 11:45 a.m.

   We ask that you avoid sending lunches with peanuts or          Parents are allowed to bring in breakfast and/or a
   peanut products. If you do include peanuts or peanut           lunch for those children who need to eat prior to
   products in your child’s lunch, we ask that you notify         the scheduled snack times or who arrive after the
   a teacher when you drop your child off. We appreciate          scheduled lunch time in the afternoon. Eagle’s Wing
   your help with this.                                           will have snack items on hand for children needing
                                                                  additional supplements either in the early morning or
   Sweets
                                                                  late afternoon.
   We strongly encourage parents to avoid sending salty
   or sweet snacks in lunches, such as potato chips, candy,    NAP/REST TIME
   Kool-Aid or Hi-C (we suggest 100% fruit juice), Jell-O         Full-day children who are in the Nido, Niiji and HaNeul
   or pudding, to name a few. Please keep in mind that if         rooms participate in a 30-45 minute nap or “rest”
   you send cookies or Kool-Aid along with a sandwich,            time sometime between the hours of 1:00 and 2:30
   carrots and an apple, a child may choose to eat the            p.m.(approx.) Children are provided with a mat, sheet,
   cookies and drink the Kool-Aid first, and then may             and blanket. If a child is not comfortably resting for
   be full.                                                       the 30 to 45 minute period, s/he is given the option of
   It has been our experience that many children have             choosing quiet activities to do until the other children
   a more difficult time settling down for nap time or            wake up or the rest time is over.
   keeping their emotions in check after consuming sugar          Children may also relax on their mats with books or
   at lunch. You may want to consider giving your child           puzzles. For those children who attend only in the
   treats at home after the school day rather than sending        afternoon and do not nap, provisions will be made for
   them in lunches.                                               a quiet activity or other activities apart from the nap-
   Frozen Food                                                    ping children.

   It’s important for teachers to sit with the children dur-      Children in the 4-K program have a rest time which
   ing lunch time. Microwaving frozen foods takes teach-          focuses on quiet activities.
   ers away from the tables. Also, in an effort to minimize       Eagle’s Wing provides mats with sheets and blankets,
   waiting, please avoid frozen foods if possible.                however, you are welcome to send a blanket (crib-size,
                                                                  if possible) or pillow from home if that will help your
Special Dietary Needs
                                                                  child feel more secure. Unfortunately, space is limited,
   When you enroll your child, you will be asked to fill out      so if your child uses a pillow, please send a small one.
   a form regarding any special dietary needs your child


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     Blankets from home will be sent home at the end of               for children who are potty-learning and gaining self-
     each week for laundering. All Eagle’s Wing sheets,               help skills.
     blankets, and sleeping bags are laundered profes-
                                                                      Children are very busy during the day and are often
     sionally each week. Bringing a rest toy to nap with for
                                                                      engaged in “messy” activities, i.e. easel painting, finger
     comfort is welcome. We want the children to be as
                                                                      painting, sandbox play, etc. When they come home
     comfortable as possible.
                                                                      with dirty clothing it’s a sign that your child has been
                                                                      happily participating in activities. Even though all the
TODDLER/PRESCHOOL NAP POLICY                                          paint and markers that Eagle’s Wing uses are “wash-
     We are committed to following each child’s personal              able,” it’s best to send your child to school in clothing
     routine to the very best of our ability in a group set-          that is easily washed, or that you don’t mind getting
     ting. The daily routine is full of activity and busy, happy      stained.
     play.
                                                                      Please also provide an extra set of clothing clearly
     Nap is seen as a time to rest and reenergize for the             labeled with your child’s name in your child’s cubby
     afternoon. There is a designated time when our Nido              (two sets for children who are potty-learning). If your
     classroom naps. Because not all young children have              child’s clothing becomes soiled, you will be asked to
     the same sleep patterns, this designated nap time is             replace the clothing as soon as possible.
     flexible to accommodate a child’s unique rhythm.
                                                                      For our High Flyers summer school age program chil-
     All children under 2 years of age are laid on their back         dren, please have a swimsuit and a towel at the center,
     to sleep as a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome precau-               both labeled with their name. Hats with rims or visors
     tion. Some children sleep for an hour or less, some for          are also encouraged, especially for full-day, outdoor
     over two hours.                                                  field trips.
     We believe this nap is very important to a young child’s         Throughout the year, you will be reminded to bring
     health and well being. We welcome parental input on              seasonally appropriate clothing, such as boots in the
     individual sleep routines to help settle children at nap         winter months and swimsuits in the summer months.
     time.
                                                                   SCHOOL-AGERS AND WINTER CLOTHING
     Children nap as a group and we allow each child to
                                                                      The Early Bird and Glider teachers foster independence
     awaken on their own. We do not purposefully wake up
                                                                      with the school-age children and their winter clothing
     sleeping children. It has been our experience that wak-
                                                                      (winter coat or snowsuit, mittens/gloves, hats, boots,
     ing children at nap is an unsettling and noisy event.
                                                                      snow pants, scarves) by:
     Children who sleep until they naturally wake up are
     much happier and have much more successful after-                1. encouraging all children to put on and take off all
     noons than those who have their nap shortened. There                their own clothing.
     are no exceptions to this policy.
                                                                      2. assisting children when they ask for help.
CUBBIES                                                               3. asking children if they have their winter gear
     Each child is assigned a small storage space in the                 items when they are met in their classrooms at
     classroom, referred to as a cubby. You can find your                Shorewood School (kindergarteners only).
     child’s art creations, wet clothes, soiled cloth diapers,        4. assuming children, first grade and older, have
     or other personal items in that space. Because of                   their winter clothes when they meet us outside
     limited space, children share cubbies. Please be very               Shorewood School. We’re sorry but the contracted
     careful when taking things home and check for your                  bus schedule is such that there isn’t time to go back
     child’s name on each item.                                          for forgotten items.

CLOTHING                                                              We also:

     Please dress your child in clothes that are comfort-             • ask all children to put on and keep on their winter
     able and will allow them to participate in all activities          clothes in extremely cold weather.
     throughout the day, including outdoor play. The best
                                                                      • provide a few extra sets of mittens, gloves, etc. to
     type of clothes are the kind that children can put on
                                                                        give to children who come without these items to
     and remove themselves. This is especially important
                                                                        use at the center if available.

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                                                                   permission slips if you wish your child to participate.
DIAPERS AND TOILET LEARNING                                        Children attending on the day of the field trip need to
  Children do not have to be potty trained to attend               be healthy enough to fully participate in the field trip
  Eagle’s Wing. Children in all toddler and preschool              activities.
  rooms may be in diapers; however, parents are
  required to supply their child’s own diapers (either             Please be sure that your child is on time for scheduled
  disposable or cloth).                                            field trips. High Flyers Day Camp children are required
                                                                   to be at the community center by 8:45 a.m. each day to
  For children in cloth diapers, we also require a new             ensure their participation in all field trips and outside
  box of re-sealable plastic (Zip-Loc) or tie plastic bags         activities. If your child arrives late, you may choose
  (gallon-size would be the most appropriate). After               to either find the class, or take your child home
  cloth diapers are used, they will be put into a bag,             until the class returns as we will have no alternate
  labeled with the child’s name, and put in the child’s            provisions for care.
  cubby for laundering.
                                                                   See also: Swimming, page 39.
  Parents should take soiled diapers home daily. When
  toddlers or preschoolers are developmentally ready               All field trips may be cancelled due to weather.
  to start potty learning, a plan will be developed by             Decisions about field trips will be made by 8:00 a.m.
  parents and teachers together to meet the needs of               on the field trip day so transportation arrangements
  the individual child and to ensure consistency between           can be cancelled with no charge to the program. If the
  home and the classroom.                                          weather forecast has a chance of rain and the field trip
                                                                   plans are for outdoors, we will cancel the field trip.
TOYS FROM HOME                                                     See Transportation below for additional information.
  Eagle’s Wing has a large variety of toys. We request
  that children do not bring toys from home, because             TRANSPORTATION
  they may be lost, broken, or cause difficulty in shar-
                                                                   Eagle’s Wing children enrolled in the Early Birds and
  ing. However, we also understand that children enjoy
                                                                   Gliders programs will be transported to and from
  bringing special items. Items that we encourage chil-
                                                                   Shorewood Hills Elementary School and the commu-
  dren to bring include books that are culturally diverse
                                                                   nity center, Monday through Friday. This transportation
  or reflect anti-bias or social learning experiences, and
                                                                   will occur December through April, via a contracted
  nap-time cuddle toys (soft toys or stuffed animals).
                                                                   bus service with supervision on the bus by an Eagle’s
  If any problems occur in relation to a toy brought from          Wing staff person. Eagle’s Wing does not provide
  home, the item will be placed in our “toys from home”            transportation to and from the community center for
  box and returned when the child is picked up.                    children in any of the other programs.

  Please note: Eagle’s Wing is not responsible for any lost        We will use a campus bus, a city bus, or a chartered bus
  or broken toys brought from home.                                when field trips are scheduled.

                                                                   All state guidelines for the transportation of children
FIELD TRIPS                                                        will be followed. Child attendance will be taken with
  As part of our program, we occasionally organize field           matched head counts.
  trips to allow the children to experience new environ-
  ments and visit new people and places outside of                 • before children get on a bus,
  Eagle’s Wing.                                                    • while children are on the bus, and
                                                                   • after children get off the bus.
  A field trip permission form is required for all field trips
  (not for daily activities at the Community Center and
  area playgrounds).
                                                                 COMPUTER USE
                                                                   Use of the computers in the school-age room consists
  Teachers will post field trip information in the Family          of teacher approved educational games as well as
  Information Area in advance of the field trip. This              supervised Internet use. Children use the computer
  notice will state the destination, date, times, cost (if         individually with the exception of group research. A
  any), and type of transportation to be used.                     teacher will always bring up the site or start the game
                                                                   with the child.
  It is very important that you sign the required


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     Children, with a teacher’s assistance, can research top-
     ics of interest on the web. For example, one child asked
                                                                 PETS
     if skunks are nocturnal—several children had opinions         As part of our curriculum, some classrooms may have
     and theories, so together they checked it out on the          fish in aquariums or small animals (gerbils, hamsters,
     Internet.                                                     etc.) in ventilated, covered cages. Children may par-
                                                                   ticipate in the care of these pets. Please let your child’s
     In addition there are several approved sites that chil-       teachers know if you would prefer your child not par-
     dren are allowed to use. Teachers will provide a list of      ticipate in the care of these animals.
     these sites for parents each semester. Please talk with
     the teachers if you have concerns or would like to add        Occasionally teachers will arrange for a gentle dog or
     a site to the approved list.                                  cat to visit the classroom for only brief periods of time.
                                                                   A notice will be posted on the Parent Board prior to a
                                                                   pet’s visit. If you do not want your child near a visiting
HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS                                               animal, please notify your child’s teacher.
     Eagle’s Wing is fortunate to be able to provide services
     to a wide variety of families who are of international
     backgrounds. This diversity is truly a treasure that we
                                                                 VIEWING OF VIDEOS
     do not wish to damage by imposing any one culture’s           As a state agency, Eagle’s Wing views only public
     holidays or traditions on anyone.                             domain videos and cannot view videos produced for
                                                                   home viewing. TV and videos are not a part of our
     Therefore we will not focus activities and celebra-           regular programming.
     tions around Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Diwali,
     Valentine’s Day, etc., in the recognition that not all
     families celebrate these holidays. If discussion of these
     holidays does come up, or if a child is eager to share
     her or his family’s way of celebration, all efforts will
     be made to ensure that other children do not feel
     they must share that celebration or celebrate it in a
     certain way.

     We do encourage children and/or their parents to
     share their family’s traditions and holidays with the
     class, for instance, through a book, song, or family
     pictures. We are interested in learning about diverse
     family traditions and will support a child’s individual
     interest in any holiday.

BIRTHDAYS
     Birthdays can be a very exciting time for children.
     Birthday children are welcome to share treats with
     their classmates, if they would like. However, please
     keep in mind nutritional guidelines when planning
     these treats. Mini-muffins, raisins, fruit salads, and
     nutritional cereal mixes are enjoyed by the children
     (please do not send foods containing any peanuts,
     peanut products or meat products). If you do choose
     to bring a treat, check with your child’s teacher for the
     number of children in attendance on that day in order
     to prepare the right amount of treats. Occasionally a
     family chooses to join their birthday child for part of
     the day. Parents are welcome to read a favorite story
     during circle time, for example. We also understand
     that not all cultures celebrate birthdays.




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                                          Section Four
                 Family Involvement, Information Sharing
                   and the Parent Advisory Committee

FAMILY PARTICIPATION                                          MAIL FOLDERS
  Eagle’s Wing welcomes all parents at any time when            Each family has a mail folder in their classroom. It is
  you wish to observe, interact, or talk with teachers          very important for you to check your mail folder each
  (unless access is denied by a court order). We encour-        time you drop off or pick up your child. Items such
  age you to share any time that you may have with us           as account statements, CCTAP info, newsletters, and
  and with the children. Some ways in which you might           notices will be placed in these mailboxes.
  want to participate include:
                                                                It is important for parents of school-agers who walk
  • Serving as a member on our Parent Advisory                  home to come into the classroom to check their mail-
    Committee                                                   boxes weekly. We do not send home information in
  • Attending parent meetings                                   children’s backpacks as there have been instances of
  • Reading a book to the class                                 lost notices or other important correspondence.
  • Playing some music from your culture (or by provid-
    ing recorded music)
                                                              FAMILY-TEACHER CONFERENCES
  • Sharing an experience or a cultural tradition             AND CHILD ASSESSMENT
  • Joining us on a field trip                                  Your child’s attachment group teacher will contact
  • Giving a tour of your workplace                             you during October or November to meet with you to
  • Fixing a toy                                                discuss how the fall semester is going.
  • Demonstrating a hobby or special interest                   Teachers work throughout each semester to assess
                                                                the developmental abilities of the preschool children.
  Anything would be enjoyed by all. If you would like to
                                                                Child observations are shared among the teaching
  be involved but are not sure how, just talk to one of the
                                                                staff during their daily planning time. Family-teacher
  teachers or the manager of children’s services.
                                                                conferences are available in the spring of each year to
                                                                discuss these assessments along with other pertinent
FAMILY INFORMATION AREA                                         information.
  To serve your family, we have a family information area
  in each classroom where you can find relevant and             All classrooms will close for one day in April to
  pertinent information about the center and the care of        allow parents to meet with teachers for an annual
  your child.                                                   developmental conference. This is an opportunity for
                                                                you to discuss your child’s experiences in the class-
  These include daily attendance sheets, field trip infor-      room with his or her teacher’s. You are also encour-
  mation, classroom information, center news, child care        aged to schedule conferences at other times if you feel
  information, copies of our center policies and proce-         the need. Just let your child’s teacher or the manager
  dures, state licensing rules and regulations manual,          of children’s services know when you are interested in
  center license, cited violations, center forms, teacher/      scheduling a conference.
  parent messages, snack menus, a schedule of your
  child’s daily activities, or anything else regarding the    PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  center.
                                                                Eagle’s Wing is advised by a two to five member Parent
  If you are the parent of a school-age child who has           Advisory Committee (PAC). Positions include the chair
  permission to walk home daily, it is important that           and one to four members-at-large. The term of the
  you come to the classroom to check this informa-              positions is for one semester (spring or fall); four con-
  tion weekly. We don’t want any families to miss out on        secutive terms can be held. We encourage parents to
  posted information.                                           participate for a full year if possible.


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     Meetings are open and all Eagle’s Wing parents are        Con dentiality
     encouraged to attend. The PAC deals with a wide              The Parent Advisory Committee may occasionally
     variety of issues pertaining to the operation of and         deal with sensitive information and strict observance
     programming at Eagle’s Wing. Occasional surveys will         of confidentiality is required. All PAC members are
     be distributed to parents by the PAC to gather input if      required to keep confidential all information discussed
     an important topic arises.                                   at meetings unless otherwise requested.
Authority and Responsibilities                                 Meeting Schedules and Agendas
     The PAC chair has the following responsibilities:            Parent Advisory Committee meetings are held
     • reviews overall policies and procedures and recom-         as needed, with the PAC chair, in the University
       mends changes to the administration.                       Apartments Community Center. Dates, times and
                                                                  agendas for the PAC meeting will be posted in the
     • helps identify and secure resources and materials          parent information area.
       which would benefit the programs.
                                                                  We understand that student parents have very hectic
     • reviews annual program evaluations, helps with             schedules with classes, labs, study time, work and
       long-range planning and needs assessment.                  other campus commitments as well as family responsi-
     • makes programmatic recommendations.                        bilities. To avoid additional meetings, the PAC chair and
                                                                  manager of children’s services will make every effort to
     • discusses and suggests solutions to problems               send concise surveys out for parent input on matters of
       occurring at the center.                                   importance. We ask that parents watch their mail fold-
                                                                  ers for surveys and complete them. Ideas and sugges-
     • make recommendations regarding the budget.
                                                                  tions from parents are very important in the operation
     • one or more PAC representatives may participate            of Eagle’s Wing.
       on teacher screening/interview/selection commit-
       tees and planning committees for future expansion       Method of PAC Selection and Replacement
       of Eagle’s Wing.                                           Parents will be notified about the existence of the
                                                                  Eagle’s Wing Parent Advisory Committee at the time
     • may make recommendations to the Director of
                                                                  of enrollment both orally and through this handbook.
       University Apartments regarding expansion, as
                                                                  As vacancies occur, notification will be made through
       well as the supervision and/or termination of the
                                                                  postings in the classrooms.
       manager of children’s services.

     • may request to receive copies of any papers or
       documents from the Manager of Children’s Services
       and may expect them in a reasonable amount of           PARENTAL VISITS
       time.                                                       All parents are encouraged to join us at any point
                                                                   throughout the daily routine. Each parent is a
                                                                   valued member of our team in providing quality
                                                                   early childhood educational experiences for the
                                                                   children.




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                                              Section Five
                                   Health and Safety Policies


PROGRAM HEALTH POLICIES                                            not remain indoors during outdoor play). Please make
                                                                   certain that your child is feeling well enough to fully
  Childhood illnesses are a frequent occurrence among
                                                                   participate before attending Eagle’s Wing for the day.
  children in the age range served by Eagle’s Wing. We
  ask the cooperation of all families in trying to limit           It is very important for you to have alternate care
  children’s exposure to infectious diseases. If your child        arrangements. Those families who have Child Care
  experiences any of the following, you must keep your             Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP) funding should
  child home until symptoms have disappeared, without              contact the Office of Campus Child Care for a referral to
  the aid of medication, for at least 24 hours.                    a care facility for mildly-ill children.

  • Fever                                                          Upon enrollment, University Apartments office
  • Vomiting                                                       staff will call all emergency persons listed on chil-
  • Sore throat                                                    dren’s emergency cards to verify their phone num-
  • Diarrhea (loose or watery stool that cannot be                 bers and availability to pick children up if parents
     contained in a diaper, two consecutive loose stools           can not be reached.
     within an hour, or any loose stool in combina-
                                                                Sick Child Policy
     tion with a child complaining of stomach ache, or
     appearing or acting unwell)                                   If your child becomes ill while at Eagle’s Wing, you will
  • Rashes                                                         be notified and asked to pick her/him up as soon as
                                                                   possible. In the event that you cannot be reached,
  • Discolored and/or consistently runny nose
                                                                   your emergency contact person will be called.
  If your child has a fever, she or he must be fever-free
                                                                   The staff will keep your child as comfortable as pos-
  for 24 hours without medication before returning to
                                                                   sible until you arrive. Your child will be provided with
  Eagle’s Wing. There are many more infectious diseases
                                                                   a rest mat isolated from the other children, and will be
  that warrant a child staying at home. In the case of con-
                                                                   under the supervision of a teacher or other center staff.
  junctivitis/pink eye it is recommended that children
                                                                   Children with a fever of 37.5°C or 100°F (99°F under the
  be seen by their doctor. If it is determined that the
                                                                   arm) are considered contagious and will be isolated.
  conjunctivitis is not contagious, the child is welcome to
                                                                   Teething can sometimes cause a fever, so if your child
  return to the classroom with a note from the doctor.
                                                                   is teething and running a fever, please let your child’s
  Children with other symptoms of illness, including               teacher know.
  runny nose, headache, cough, or stomach ache will be
  evaluated by their teachers as to whether they should    Communicable Disease
  be at Eagle’s Wing in their condition. Teachers may also    Should children be exposed to any communicable
  consult with the on-site public health nurse to see if a    diseases while at the center, a note will be posted
  parent should be contacted or if a child should see a       describing the disease and what symptoms to watch
  physician.                                                  for. Eagle’s Wing requires that children not attend the
                                                              center until the physician of the ill child has signed a
  Children may not attend Eagle’s Wing if they
                                                              statement of health, or until the child has been absent
  require fever-reducing or cough-reducing medica-
                                                              for the amount of time given as a guideline by the
  tion, or general pain-reducing medication. Children
                                                              Madison Department of Public Health.
  requiring these medications will not be comfortable at
  school or able to participate in their typical routines. Immunization
  A child in attendance is expected to be able to par-             All children are required to have an immunization
  ticipate in all daily activities (for instance, a child may      record on file before admission. Your child’s immuniza-
                                                                   tions must be up-to-date or scheduled for completion
                                                                   before they attend the center. Please let the Eagle’s

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     Wing Office know whenever your child’s immuniza-             Peanut Allergy Information
     tions have been updated.                                        There are an increasing number of children who have
     Immunization requirements can be waived if a prop-              severe allergies to peanuts and peanut products. It is
     erly signed health, religious, or personal waiver is on         very important for the parents of children with this
     file with the center.                                           allergy to notify the teaching staff upon enrollment.

                                                                     Eagle’s Wing provides morning and afternoon snacks
Physical Examinations
                                                                     for the children in each of the classrooms. The snacks
     All children enrolled at Eagle’s Wing must have a physi-        are made for us by the Division of University Housing
     cal examination by a physician. The exam must have              Commissary. No peanuts or peanut products are used
     taken place no longer than six months prior to enroll-          in the recipes for any of the snacks.
     ment or 30 days after enrollment. The exam report will
     be kept on file and a new report is required every two          We ask that all parents avoid sending lunches with
     years.                                                          their child that includes peanuts or peanut products.
                                                                     If these are in your child’s lunch we ask that you notify
Medications, Herbal Remedies, Food Supplements,                      a teacher when you drop your child off. We appreciate
and Teething Gels                                                    your help with this.
     It is important to note that all children who are ill must
                                                                     If a classroom has a child with a severe allergy to pea-
     be symptom-free without the aid of medication for 24
                                                                     nuts, the classroom will be posted as a “NO PEANUT
     hours prior to returning to the classroom. Medications
                                                                     ZONE” as notification and a reminder to all parents and
     for noncontagious conditions (asthma, allergies, dia-
                                                                     visitors to the classroom. Notices will also be put in
     betes or antibiotics after an infectious period is past,
                                                                     each of the families’ mail folders in that classroom.
     etc.) may be administered by teaching staff.
                                                                     It is important for parents of children with this allergy
     In order for the center staff to administer medication,
                                                                     to know that Eagle’s Wing is located in the University
     the following procedure must be followed:
                                                                     Apartments Community Center which is a multi-use
     • A signed authorization with the required informa-             facility serving an international population. Many
       tion is properly filled out by you as the parent or           people come and go daily and use some of the same
       guardian.                                                     spaces as the classroom children (i.e. the small and
                                                                     large gyms, the community playgrounds). In addition
     • Prescription medication must be in its original               the Eagle’s Wing children and teachers will occasion-
       container and labeled with the child’s name, name             ally participate in programs provided for the University
       of drug, dosage, directions for administering the             Apartments community (i.e. Madison Public Library
       medication, date of prescription, and the physi-              story times, special events during the Week of the
       cian’s name.                                                  Young Child like a magic show or musical performance,
     • Non-prescription medication, including herbal                 etc.) While Eagle’s Wing does everything we can to
       remedies, food supplements, cough drops, and                  minimize children’s exposure to peanuts, we can not
       teething gels must be in its original container,              guarantee that children will not be exposed to peanuts
       labeled with the child’s name, the dosage, times              entirely.
       and directions for administration.
                                                                  Special Health Needs – Sharing Information
     • For the safety of the children, medications, herbal           All special health needs of children will be posted on
       remedies, food supplements, and teething gels                 the classroom refrigerator directly under a coversheet
       must be handed directly to a teacher (all medica-             (to help insure confidentiality). This is to allow easy
       tions will be stored out of the reach of children).           access to updated and pertinent information to all staff
     All authorized medications are recorded in a medical            that work in the classrooms, whether full time staff
     log by the staff member administering the medication.           who work from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or for part time
     Any missed medication or errors in distribution will be         Assistant Teachers coming into the classroom to give
     reported immediately to the parent and to the man-              full time staff breaks or planning time. The cover sheets
     ager of children’s services.                                    will be labeled accordingly, “allergies”, “medications,”
                                                                     etc. The administration of medication will be noted
                                                                     in the classroom Medical Log Book as well as directly
                                                                     under the cover sheets on the refrigerator. All staff


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   administering medication will check both places prior            under the age of one year old, all mandates required
   to dispensing the medication to insure that children             by state licensing for sudden infant death syndrome
   receive the proper doses at the proper times.                    (SIDS) prevention, including the training of staff, would
                                                                    be followed.
Head Lice
   In the case of head lice, please note that Eagle’s Wing       Health Policy for Staff Members
   follows a no-nit policy. If there has been an identified         Any staff member, volunteer, visitor, or parent with
   instance of head lice in a classroom, all children will          symptoms of illness, communicable disease, or whose
   be checked daily, upon their arrival, for lice and nits.         behavior gives reasonable concern for the safety of the
   Parents/guardians will be asked to take their children           children is not allowed to be on the premises of the
   home if there is evidence of either lice or nits, even           center.
   after treatment. Due to the fact that after treatment
                                                                    All staff who work directly with the children, except
   it is virtually impossible to determine if a nit is dead or
                                                                    short-term volunteers, must have a health examination
   alive, we will require that all of the nits be individually
                                                                    within six months prior to beginning work or within 30
   removed. We understand that removing each nit from
                                                                    days after beginning work. The report must be dated
   the hair can be a time consuming process, but we will
                                                                    and signed by a physician and shall certify that the per-
   strictly hold to this policy, with no exceptions, to best
                                                                    son is free from illness detrimental to children, includ-
   guard against the spread to other children or staff.
                                                                    ing tuberculosis, and that the person is physically able
Sunscreen                                                           to work with young children.
   During the sunny summer months, all parents are                  No person with a health history of typhoid, paraty-
   asked to apply sunscreen to their children prior to              phoid, dysentery, or other diarrheal disease may work
   dropping them off in the classrooms. Each classroom              in the center until it is definitely determined by appro-
   will have a generic brand of sun screen (SPF 30) and             priate tests that such a person is not a carrier of any of
   will apply touch-ups throughout the day. A permission            these diseases.
   form will need to be filled out for the touch-up applica-
   tion of the generic brand.
                                                                 HIV/AIDS
Insect Repellent                                                    No child, family, or employee will be discriminated
                                                                    against based on HIV status. Universal infection control
   Parents who would like their children to have insect
                                                                    precautions will be implemented by staff to prevent
   repellent applied will be asked to bring the brand of
                                                                    the spread of numerous diseases. The highest level of
   their choice to their child’s classroom in its original
                                                                    confidentiality will be maintained for anyone that is
   container labeled with their child’s name. It is recom-
                                                                    HIV infected. Following is the complete policy for your
   mended that all insect repellent be of the lotion or wet
                                                                    information.
   wipe variety as opposed to spray. You will need to fill
   out a permission form indicating the type of applica-             A. General Principles
   tions preferred and authorizing use.
                                                                    Studies continue to show lack of transmission for HIV
                                                                    infected individuals by non-sexual contact or non-nee-
Child Abuse and Neglect
                                                                    dle sharing, even under conditions of close contact such
   Child care providers are mandated by the State of                as occurs among children and staff in group programs.
   Wisconsin to report any suspected or known instances             HIV is not spread by casual, everyday contact or biting.
   of child abuse or neglect. Providers are also expected
   to cooperate fully to protect the health and safety              1.   Children
   of children. The staff at Eagle’s Wing are trained in
   recognizing the signs of abuse and neglect, the laws                  Children who are infected with HIV or who have a
   regarding child abuse and neglect, and reporting pro-                 family member infected with HIV will be enrolled
   cedures. If you would like further information on child               in the classroom to which they would be enrolled
   abuse and neglect, contact the manager of children’s                  if they were not infected. There will be no discrimi-
   services.                                                             nation against HIV infected children. They will be
                                                                         entitled to all rights.
SIDS Policy
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     2. Staff                                                           in contact with the outside of the gloves and dis-
                                                                        pose of gloves in a covered, plastic lined garbage
         There will be no discrimination in employment                  container.
         based on having an HIV infection or AIDS. No
         employee will be terminated, non-renewed,                      Step 4 Seal blood stained clothing in a plastic
         demoted, suspended, transferred or subject to                  bag.
         adverse action based solely on the fact that s/he is
                                                                     3. Maintaining a clean and healthy environment:
         infected with HIV.
                                                                        Step 1 Wash daily toys that are “mouthed” with a
     B. Con dentiality                                                  1/10 bleach solution.
     All staff will treat all information regarding a child or
     employee infected with HIV as highly confidential. No              Step 2 Sanitize all eating and food preparation
     information will be divulged directly or indirectly, to            surfaces.
     any other individuals or groups.                                   Step 3 Routinely sanitize all manipulative materi-
     All medical information and written documentation of               als (Legos, plastic animal, etc.)
     discussions, telephone conversations, proceedings and           4. Education:
     meetings will be kept by the manager of children’s ser-
     vices and manager of community services in a locked                Guidelines for infection control and guidelines on
     file. Access to the file will be granted only to those per-        HIV infection for groups is a part of orientation for
     sons who have the written consent of the infected staff            staff, student teachers and volunteers.
     member or the infected child’s parent or guardian.
                                                                   HYGIENE
      C. Infection Control
                                                                The following measures are taken by Eagle’s Wing to
     Due to the confidential nature of HIV/AIDS, children
                                                                help ensure proper hygiene among children:
     infected with HIV may be enrolled or staff with HIV may
     be employed without the knowledge of the Director or Hand Washing
     other staff members.
                                                                According to the Healthy Children Manual, unwashed
     It is required that “Universal Precautions of              hands are one of the most common sources for the
     Transmission of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus,             spread of germs and illness, so frequent hand washing
     Hepatitis B Virus and Other Bloodborne Pathogens” be       is necessary.
     followed. It will be assumed that any child/staff may be
                                                                When dropping children off and picking them up, we
     infected with any of the afore mentioned diseases.
                                                                ask that all parents wash children’s hands with them at
     For the protection of all children and staff, we will pro- a classroom sink designated for that purpose.
     vide a sanitary environment and establish routines for
                                                                Eagle’s Wing children are taught to wash their hands
     the handling of body fluids. The following routines are
                                                                after toileting, after being diapered, before and after
     recommended by the Center for Disease Control:
                                                                eating, after coughing or sneezing into hands, before
      1. Proper hand washing procedures before and after        and after involvement in sensory activities, after play-
          diapering/toileting children, after caring for ill    ing with animals, and before they help prepare food
          children and before handling food. (See hygiene       and snacks. Friction and lather help remove germs
          section for steps.)                                   from the skin, while running water helps wash away
                                                                the loosened germs.
      2. Proper handling of blood or blood-contaminated
          body secretions:                                      Following are the hand washing procedures we
                                                                observe:
            Step 1 Put on a pair of latex gloves for handling
            blood.                                               • Turn water on with hand control.
         Step 2 Clean up blood spills with soap and water            • Wet hands thoroughly.
         then disinfect with a spray bottle of bleach solu-
                                                                     • Apply soap in the pump dispenser. If using a bar
         tion (one part bleach to 10 parts water.)
                                                                       soap, rinse bar under water before using.
         Step 3 Remove gloves without having skin come
                                                                     • Lather well and move hands and fingers back and


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      forth, paying attention to the thumb and areas              receive a copy and a copy will remain in the child’s file.
      between the fingers. Wash the whole hand includ-            If a member of the Eagle’s Wing staff notices an injury
      ing the area under the fingernails, the wrists and          not witnessed by any of the other staff at the center,
      the backs of hands.                                         a report will be made by the staff and parents will be
                                                                  notified through an accident/injury report.
    • Rinse hands of all soap.

    • Dry hands with a paper towel from the dispenser.         INSURANCE
    • Turn off the water with the paper towel.                    Each family is strongly encouraged to have health
                                                                  insurance that will cover any medical expense the child
Toileting Accidents                                               may incur as a result of an illness or injury occurring
   Wet or soiled clothes are changed promptly using               at Eagle’s Wing, or as a result of their attendance at
   the available supply of clean clothing from the child’s        Eagle’s Wing. The University does not provide any type
   cubby (please see section on Clothing, pg. 28) or the          of blanket medical coverage and the parents are ulti-
   classroom’s extra clothes supply. Wet napping mats are         mately responsible for any costs not covered by their
   washed immediately with a disinfectant.                        insurance.

Disinfecting                                                   AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR
   The staff regularly disinfect toys and other surfaces,         Biting, scratching, pushing or hitting will happen occa-
   such as table tops and sensory materials, to rid the           sionally in a group of toddler and preschool children.
   items of germs that could cause illness. Liquid chlo-          This is typical behavior, though it cannot be condoned.
   rine bleach mixed with water is an effective disinfect-        Appropriate supervision is always maintained to lessen
   ing solution. The formula used is: 1/4 cup (2 ounces)          the instances of aggression as much as possible.
   chlorine bleach (51.4%) mixed with 1 gallon of water. In
   addition, Eagle’s Wing is equipped with an industrial,         When physical aggression does occur, the teachers
   heat-boosting dishwasher to sanitize dishes and toys.          work with both children to help them through the
                                                                  experience:
ACCIDENT POLICY                                                    • The teachers will help the child who bit, hit,
   Each child must have a signed Emergency Consent                   scratched, etc., to understand that this behavior is
   form filed before the first day of attendance. If a child         never appropriate and will work to help the child
   has a serious or life-threatening injury that requires            incorporate ways of dealing with frustration and
   immediate medical treatment and a parent/guardian                 anger.
   cannot be reached, the child will be transported to the
                                                                   • The teachers will administer first aid to the child
   hospital noted on the enrollment form.
                                                                     who was bitten, hit, scratched, etc., and help him or
   If a hospital is not designated on the enrollment                 her through the trauma of being hurt, stressing the
   form, the child will be transported to the University             importance of using words (“Stop that”) to firmly
   of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics emergency room                  state that the aggression must stop.
   for treatment. If parents prefer another course of
                                                                  Teachers also support both children in identifying the
   action, this should be noted on the Health History and
                                                                  feelings that lead up to and resulted in the incident. An
   Emergency Care Plan form. All accidents are reported in
                                                                  accident/injury report will be filed for a biting incident,
   the classroom medical log.
                                                                  however, for confidentiality reasons the name of the
                                                                  aggressor will be withheld, though the parents of that
MINOR INJURIES                                                    child will be notified by staff.
   If a child is injured, a staff member will wash the
   injured area with soap and water and apply a bandage        SAFETY/SECURITY MEASURES
   and/or apply ice. State licensing will not allow staff to
                                                                  Eagle’s Wing has these safety and security
   apply antiseptics, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, or other
                                                                  measures in place:
   anti-bacterial medications without written parental
   authorization. All Eagle’s Wing staff are trained in        Eagle’s Wing Teaching Staff
   safety and first aid standards and CPR.
                                                                  All Eagle’s Wing staff are required to have criminal
   An accident/injury report is filled out for all injuries       records checks completed prior to employment and
   occurring at the center. The parent/guardian will

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     then every 2 years. In addition all teaching staff must         extended period of time or if parents need to be
     have a physical including a TB test and all are required        contacted to pick their children up, the HaNeul and
     to maintain current CPR certification. During working           School-age (Early Birds, 4-K, Gliders High Flyers) classes
     hours, all University Apartment Staff, including class-         will go to a resident manager apartment.
     room teachers, student teachers, researchers, custodial
     staff, office staff and volunteers will wear a photo ID/     Fire Drills/Tornado Drills
     name tag at all times.                                          The fire alarm system is tested weekly to make sure it
                                                                     is in proper working order. Fire evacuation drills and
     According to the Department of Children and Families
                                                                     building safety inspections are conducted monthly.
     licensing rules for group child care centers - DCF
                                                                     Tornado drills are practiced monthly during the
     251.04(3)(g) - all staff are required to notify the cen-
                                                                     months of March through October.
     ter, who will notify the Department of Children and
     Families, as soon as possible, but no later than the         Lock Down
     person’s next working day, when any of the following
                                                                     If a situation arises where additional security is needed,
     occurs.
                                                                     all entrances to the University Apartments Community
     • The person has been convicted of any crime.                   Center will be locked and people will enter the build-
                                                                     ing only through the main entrance.
     • The person has been or is being investigated by
       any government agency for any other act, offence              Classrooms have a procedure in place that involves
       or omission, including an investigation related to            locking each classroom door, closing the blinds on the
       the abuse or neglect, or threat of abuse or neglect,          windows, turning off lights, and engaging children in a
       to a child or other client, or an investigation related       quiet story time. University Police will work with office
       to misappropriation of a client’s property.                   staff and teaching staff to address the safety of the
                                                                     children in each classroom.
     • The person has a governmental finding substanti-
       ated against them of abuse or neglect of a client or       Safety Precautions for Parents
       of misappropriation of a client’s property.
                                                                     At drop-off time, parents must escort their child into
     • In the case of a position for which the person must           the classroom and make contact with a teacher
       be credentialed by the department of regula-                  before leaving. This alerts the teacher to the child’s
       tion and licensing, the person has been denied a              presence and the teacher then becomes responsible
       license, or the person’s license has been restricted          for the child’s supervision.
       or otherwise limited.
                                                                     Please remember to sign your child in. If your child
Staff Identi cation Tags                                             will not be in attendance, please call your classroom
                                                                     by 9:00 a.m. (Phone numbers are on the inside cover of
     All University Apartment staff, including classroom
                                                                     this handbook.).
     teachers, student teachers and researchers, will wear a
     photo ID/name tag at all times.                                 At pick-up time, parents should plan enough time to
                                                                     have their child out of the classroom by 12:00 noon (for
University Police                                                    morning children) or 5:15 p.m. (for afternoon and full-
     The University Police Department has assigned a com-            day children). This will give the teachers the opportu-
     munity police officer to University Apartments. The             nity to do other assigned duties and finish their work
     officer participates in numerous community activi-              shift within their paid scheduled time.
     ties, provides educational and safety information and
     works with staff on case follow-up.                             Children are sometimes tempted to leave the building
                                                                     alone while a parent is still inside collecting projects
     Since there is a community police office located in the         and/or engaging in conversation. Parents should
     University Apartments Community Center, the officer             assume responsibility for their child’s supervision and
     is an integral part of Eagle’s Wing Services and is a well      safety when they arrive. Children should always
     known face to both children and staff.                          leave the building accompanied by a parent or
                                                                     another designated adult.
Evacuation Procedures
     If an off-site evacuation is needed, all children and
     teachers will immediately go to a predetermined
     model apartment. If the evacuation will be for an

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Color-coded A-Shirts and Pinnies                                  room will have ventilation through open, screened win-
   All Eagle’s Wing classrooms have the children wear             dows and/or with fans placed out of the reach of children.
   color-coded A-shirts and/or pinnies for identification.
   Each classroom has a specifically assigned color.            PARKING
                                                                  Parking for the drop-off and pick-up of your child follows
   Nido – red; Niiji – yellow; Yuwa – blue; HaNeul – green
                                                                  the established parking rules and regulations for the
   and School-age – purple.
                                                                  University Apartments community. When dropping off
   Eagle’s Wing is located in the University Apartments           your child at Eagle’s Wing, use the drop-off spaces located
   Community Center which becomes very busy with resi-            in front of the Community Center (611 Eagle Heights).
   dents coming in for business and recreation. Some of
                                                                  Do not park in the circle drive in front of the community
   the Eagle’s Wing children attend Eagle’s Wing on a part
                                                                  center or in resident parking stalls, and please do not
   time basis but come up to the Community Center to              ever leave your car running while you are in the building.
   play on alternate days. In addition, classrooms some-          Parents may not leave their cars in the community
   times combine for gym or outdoor play. Due to the              center parking lot and ride the bus to campus.
   very busy nature of activities in the Community Center
   we have parents put the classrooms a-shirts on their
   child as soon as they enter the classroom, and remove
                                                                OUTDOOR PLAY
   them when the child is picked up. This helps all staff         Children at Eagle’s Wing participate in daily outdoor
   within the community center be able to identify which          activities, weather permitting. There may be occasions
   children are with Eagle’s Wing and their specific class-       when teachers feel that the weather is not appropri-
   rooms, at any one time. The A-shirts are provided by           ate for outdoor play, such as when the temperature
   Eagle’s Wing and are washed on site.                           is above 90°F/32°C (with the heat index) or below
                                                                  10°F/-12°C (with the wind chill factor) for children aged
Safety in the Parking Lot                                         two years and older and 20°F/-7°C for children under
   The parking lot can become very congested during               two years of age, and on days with heavy rain.
   drop-off and pick-up times. Parents must remember              All children in attendance will go outside. Please send
   to drive slowly. Please instruct your child to wait to         clothing appropriate for weather conditions. As the
   cross traffic until accompanied by an adult. Always            weather gets cooler, hats, mittens, and boots are great
   cross traffic with the child in hand. Following these          for helping children stay warm. Boots will also keep little
   simple procedures will help ensure your child’s safety         feet warm and dry. If children do not have appropriate
   at Eagle’s Wing.                                               clothing for outdoor play, parents may be called to pick up
                                                                  their children while other children are outside. We do have
RELEASE OF CHILDREN                                               limited numbers of extra hats and mittens. If your child
   Children will be released only to those authorized             uses them, please be sure to return them to the center for
   people as indicated on the Emergency Information               other children to use.
   Form. If the authorized pick-up person is not known to         If a parent feels that a child is too sick to participate
   staff, a photo ID will be required to verify authorization     in outdoor activities, it is important that the child not
   and identity.                                                  attend class that day as accommodations cannot be
                                                                  made to keep individual children in when others go
   If you make arrangements with another party to
                                                                  outdoors.
   either drop off or pick up your child, you MUST con-
   tact the Eagle’s Wing classroom, so that staff are           SWIMMING
   aware of the situation. Children in the Gliders or High        The High Flyers Summer School-age Program will
   Flyers school age summer program will not be allowed           take children swimming only with parental permis-
   to walk home from Eagle’s Wing at the end of the               sion. Swimming is only allowed in areas where a life
   day unless a parent-signed walking permission form             guard is on duty and that is deemed safe by the Public
   is on file.                                                    Health Department. If parents want their children to
                                                                  be restricted from swimming at either a beach or in a
BUILDING TEMPERATURE                                              pool, they need to notify teaching staff in writing. High
   The inside temperature will not be below 67 ° F/19 ° C.        Flyers are requested to have a swimming suit, towel and
   When the temperature exceeds 80 ° F/27 ° C air condition-      change of clothes at the center at all times. Clothing/
   ing will be used. If air conditioning is not operable each     towels will be sent home at the end of each week.


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     The following ratios, as stated in the Department of
     Health and Family Services licensing rules, will be                         Air quality information is available on line at: http://
     maintained while children are in the water:                                 airnow.gov/index.cfm or by phone at the Daily Air
                                                                                 Hotline at: 1-866-324-5924.
      Less than 3 years           1:1
      3 years                     1:4                                            Procedure:
      4 and 5 years               1:6
      6 years and over            1:12                                           1. If the Air Quality Index is forecast to reach the
                                                                                    orange level or above, the Manager of Children’s
BAD WEATHER & SCHOOL CLOSINGS                                                       Services or Assistant Managers will alert teachers
     Wisconsin has a winter season with cold temperatures,                          and monitor the situation via the website and/or
     snow and ice. This can start as early as October and                           hotline.
     may continue through April. Madison tends to deal                           2. The teachers will use the advisory information to
     well with the occasional snowfalls but there are times                         determine if and when to adjust outdoor activity
     that the weather may become severe.                                            for children
     In the event of bad weather, Eagle’s Wing will close.*                          a. Options may include having the children play-
     Please listen to the radio stations WIBA FM 101.5 or WIBA                          ing outside at the time of day when levels will
     AM 1310 or watch a local TV channel for announcement                               be lower, limiting the length of time outdoors,
     of Madison Public School closings (Eagle’s Wing will not                           reducing the level of strenuous activity (i.e. dig
     have a separate announcement). Eagle’s Wing will close                             in the sand box instead of running and climb-
     when the Madison public schools close due to inclem-                               ing), or deciding to use the large or small gyms
     ent weather, except during finals weeks, when every                                for gross motor activities for the day.
     effort will be made to remain open. Enrollment on                               b. Teachers will also monitor children carefully for
     those days may be limited due to availability of staff. Full                       symptoms like coughing or wheezing and adjust
     tuition will be charged, even if the classrooms are closed.                        their activities accordingly.
     If you decide that your child should not attend on bad                      3. A parent’s request to keep their child indoors will
     weather days when Eagle’s Wing is open, it will be                             be considered, but parents will be advised that
     important to remember that your contracted tuition                             accommodations are sometimes difficult if not
     will be charged regardless of attendance, and that you                         impossible to make because staff are not available
     should notify your classroom teachers.                                         to provide supervision to an individual child. In
                                                                                    this case, the parent may choose to keep the child
     In addition, Eagle’s Wing will close if a situation occurs                     home on days of concern. All parent requests to
     that would jeopardize the health and safety of the                             keep a child indoors must be accompanied by veri-
     children(i.e. electrical failure, interrupted water                            fication of a health concern by the child’s physician.
     service, etc.).
                                                                               STAFF BABY-SITTING POLICY
AIR QUALITY ADVISORY POLICY                                                      Sometimes parents ask teaching staff to babysit for
     Occasionally the Department of Natural Resources                            their family and it is up to the individual staff person
     issues an “Air Quality Advisory” indicating that area                       to accept or decline. It is important to remember that
     ozone and/or particle pollution levels are elevated.                        an Eagle’s Wing teacher who accepts a baby-sitting job
                                                                                 does so as an independent contractor and not as an
     An advisory level “Orange” indicates the air qual-                          employee of Eagle’s Wing.
     ity may be unhealthy for certain people in sensitive
     groups (those with heart problems and lung diseases                         Eagle’s Wing cannot be held responsible or be held
     such as asthma) and children. Higher levels of air pol-                     liable for actions or incidents that occur when the
     lution are assigned other colors (“Red”, “Purple”, and                      employee is engaged in work outside their employ-
     “Maroon) and indicate increasingly hazardous condi-                         ment with Eagle’s Wing. If you wish to have a teacher
     tions (“Unhealthy”, “Very Unhealthy”, and “Hazardous”,                      pick up your child from the center, and the teacher
     respectively).                                                              agrees, you must put the teacher’s name on the emer-
                                                                                 gency card as an authorized pick-up person.

     *It is important that you make arrangements for alternate care for
       your child in the event of schools closing. Or plan for a cozy day of
       reading books, drinking hot cocoa or venturing out for some fun
      in the snow if it isn’t too cold.

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                                                                          Section Six
                                                                                         Index

About our classroom names .......................................... 3                        Drop-in policy for drop-in only care ..........................11
Accident policy..................................................................37           Drop-off and pick-up ........................................................ 2
Active involvement in an orderly setting ................18
Activity fee for school age programs ........................12                               Early childhood teachers ................................................. 6
Administrative structure .................................................. 5                 Early learning standards ......................................... 20-22
After school program (Gliders) ...................................... 2                       Emergency contacts .......................................................... 9
Aggressive behavior ........................................................37                Enrollment and orientation ............................................ 8
Air quality advisory policy.............................................40                    Evacuation procedures...................................................38
Anti-bias education .........................................................23
Anti-discrimination policy............................................... 7
Assistant teachers .............................................................. 6           Family information area .................................................31
Attendance for Gliders after school program .......... 7                                      Family participation.........................................................31
Attendance sheets ............................................................. 7             Family/teachers conferences and
Authority and responsibilities .....................................32                           child assessment .........................................................31
                                                                                              Federal tax identification ...............................................13
                                                                                              Fee for late pick-up ..........................................................13
Bad weather and school closings ...............................40                             Field trips .............................................................................29
Before school (Early Birds) ............................................... 2                 Fire drills/tornado drills ..................................................38
Birthdays..............................................................................30     Full-day preschool program ........................................... 1
Building temperature .....................................................39                  Full-day toddler program ................................................ 1

Change of address ...........................................................10               Guidance philosophy ......................................................26
Child abuse and neglect ................................................35
Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP) ....12
Circle time/large group time ........................................19                       Half- and full-day program ............................................. 1
City accreditation ........................................................... 4-5            Half-day morning/afternoon program ....................... 2
City and county funding ................................................13                    Hand washing....................................................................36
Classroom observations................................................... 7                   Head lice - no nit policy..................................................35
Clean up time.....................................................................18          Health policy for staff members..................................35
Clothing ...............................................................................28    HIV/AIDS ..............................................................................35
Color-coded A-Shirts and Pinnies ..............................39                             Holiday celebrations .......................................................30
Communicable disease ..................................................33                     Hygiene ................................................................................36
Computer use ............................................................. 29-30
Confidentiality of information ........................ 9, 32, 36                             Immunization ....................................................................33
Consistency ........................................................................18        Infection control ...............................................................36
Criminal records/background checks .......................37                                  Information sharing........................................................... 9
Cubbies ................................................................................28    Insect repellant policy ....................................................35
                                                                                              Insurance .............................................................................37
Daily routine .......................................................................18       Interactions.........................................................................18
Diapers .................................................................................29   Items parents provide and those
Diarrhea ...............................................................................33       provided by Eagle’s Wing ........................................... 8
Disinfecting ........................................................................37
Drop-in policy for
  currently contracted families ..................................10
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Late pick-ups, illness and non-attendance ............... 9                                    Safety in the parking lot.................................................39
Lock down...........................................................................38         Safety precautions for parents ....................................38
Lunch ....................................................................................26   Safety/security measures ..............................................37
Lunch foods to avoid ......................................................27                  Schedule of meals ............................................................27
                                                                                               School-age extended care .............................................. 5
Mail folders .........................................................................31       School-age winter clothing ..........................................28
Medications, herbal remedies,                                                                  Sick child policy.................................................................33
  food supplements, and teething gels..................34                                      SIDS policy ..........................................................................35
Meeting schedules and agendas ................................32                               Small group time ..............................................................19
Minor injuries .....................................................................37         Snack menus .....................................................................26
                                                                                               Special dietary needs ......................................................27
                                                                                               Special health needs—information sharing ..........34
Nap/rest time .............................................................. 27-28             Staff baby-sitting policy .................................................40
Non-Discrimination Policy .............................................. 7                     Staff I.D. tags.......................................................................38
Nutrition Policy .................................................................26           State licensing ..................................................................... 4
                                                                                               Summer school age program (High Flyers) .............. 2
Our programs....................................................................... 1          Sunscreen policy ..............................................................35
Outdoor play ......................................................................39          Sustainability practices ..................................................22
Outside time.......................................................................19          Swimming ...........................................................................39
Overdue fees and tuition ...............................................13
                                                                                               Teacher planning time...................................................... 6
Parent Advisory Committee .................................. 31-32                             Teaching staff ....................................................................... 6
Parental visits .....................................................................32        Teacher supported play
Parking .................................................................................39       through the High/Scope approach ......................19
Part-day four-year-old                                                                         Teaching schedules ........................................................... 6
   Kindergarten program (4-K) ...................................... 2                         Termination of enrollment ............................................13
Payment procedures ................................................ 11-12                      Toddler/preschool
Peace education policy ..................................................19                    (Nido, Yuwa, Niiji & Hanuel) ...........................1-2, 16-17
Peanut allergy information ...........................................34                       Todder/preschool nap policy .......................................28
Pets/animals .......................................................................30         Toileting accidents ...........................................................37
Physical examinations ....................................................34                   Toys from home ................................................................29
Pink eye ................................................................................33    Transition from modified
Planning time ....................................................................18           High/Scope Classroom ...................................................19
Principles of the daily routine ......................................18                       Transportation ...................................................................29
Problem resolution procedures ..................................15
Program health policies .................................................33                    Un-enrollment due to behavioral problems ..........14
Program highlights ........................................................ 1-2                University police ...............................................................38
Program philosophy ...................................................... 3-4
Program schedules ........................................................ 1-2
                                                                                               Viewing of videos .............................................................30

Recall time...........................................................................19
Refunds ................................................................................13     Waiting list and priority list ............................................. 8
Registration fee .................................................................12           Work time ............................................................................18
Release of children ...........................................................39
Reporting non-attendance ............................................. 9                       Yearly calendar ..................................................................10
Research ................................................................................ 7    Your child’s day..................................................................16
Responsibility ....................................................................18
Returned checks ...............................................................13


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THANK YOU!
  We would like to thank you for sharing your child with us. We have fun programs and a fun staff to match,
  but that in no way diminishes our seriousness about providing the highest quality care possible for each
  child at Eagle’s Wing. We hope you will be pleased with the care your child receives, but we also hope you
  will let us know of any questions or concerns. Eagle’s Wing wishes you all the best. Please let us know how
  we can assist you and your family.




  Quisiéramos darles las gracias por compartir a sus hijos con nosotros. Tenemos empleados divertidos
  acordes con la diversión de nuestros programas, pero eso de ninguna manera disminuye la seriedad con la
  que proporcionamos cuidado y educación de la más alta calidad posible para cada niño. Esperamos que les
  guste el cuidado que sus hijos reciben aquí, pero a la vez esperamos que compartan con nosotros cualquier
  pregunta o preocupación.

  Eagle’s Wing les desea todo lo mejor. Por favor, déjennos sabes en qué podemos ayudarles a Uds. y a su
  familia.
  ‫ﻧﻮد أن ﻧﺸﻜﺮآﻢ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﺸﺎرآﺘﻨﺎ ﺑﻄﻔﻠﻜﻢ. ﻝﺪﻳﻨﺎ ﺑﺮاﻣﺞ ﻣﺴﻠﻴﺔ وﺑﺎﻝﻤﻘﺎﺑﻞ ﻝﺪﻳﻨﺎ ﻓﺮﻳﻖ ﻋﻤﻞ ﻳﺤﺐ اﻝﺘﺴﻠﻴﺔ، وﻝﻜﻦ هﺬا ﻻ ﻳﻨﻘﺺ‬
                                                                                                  ‫ﻳ‬
   ‫أﺑﺪا ﻣﻦ ﺟﺪ ّﺘﻨﺎ ﻝﺘﻮﻓﻴﺮ أﻓﻀﻞ ﻧﻮﻋﻴﺔ ﻣﻤﻜﻨﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻝﺮﻋﺎﻳﺔ واﻝﺜﻘﺎﻓﺔ ﻝﻜﻞ ﻃﻔﻞ. ﻧﺄﻣﻞ ﺑﺄن ﺕﻜﻮﻧﻮا ﻣﺴﺮورﻳﻦ ﺑﺎﻝﻌﻨﺎﻳﺔ اﻝﺘﻲ‬
                                         .‫ﻳﺘﻠﻘﺎهﺎ ﻃﻔﻠﻜﻢ وﻝﻜﻨﻨﺎ أﻳﻀﺎ ﻧﺄﻣﻞ ﺑﺄن ﺕﻄﻠﻌﻮﻧﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ أﻳﺔ أﺱﺌﻠﺔ أو اهﺘﻤﺎﻣﺎت‬

        .‫ﻳﺘﻤﻨﻰ ﻝﻜﻢ إﻳﺠﻠﺰ وﻳﻨﺞ آﻞ ﻣﺎ هﻮ أﻓﻀﻞ. أرﺟﻮآﻢ أن ﺕﻄﻠﻌﻮﻧﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ آﻞ ﻣﺎ ﻳﻤﻜﻨﻨﺎ ﻣﺴﺎﻋﺪﺕﻜﻢ وﻣﺴﺎﻋﺪة ﻋﺎﺉﻠﺘﻜﻢ ﺑﻪ‬
Who Lives in University Apartments?
There are approximately 4,000 residents—
      • International families make up 65% of the community
      • Approximately 75 countries are represented in the community

University Apartments houses one-third of all international UW–Madison students.

There are approximately 650 children in University Apartments—
      • 300 below the age of 5
      • 350 are school-aged
      • 60-75% of the children attending Eagle’s Wing are from international families

				
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