Cloverdale Christian School is a ministry of Cloverdale Church of God. We have been providing quality Christian child care in the Boise area for over 25 years. Our purpose is to provide a safe environment that allows young children to explore the world around them, learn through play, and gain a biblical understanding of God.
The 2016-2017 school year staff of Cloverdale Christian Preschool and Daycare is as follows:
Genny Goldy, Director and kindergarten teacher
Traci Terrall, Assistant to the Director and preschool teacher
Kathy Shaffer, Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper
Anastasia Bukhantsova, daycare teacher
Danelle Stuker, 3 year old preschool teacher and daycare teacher
Denise Dougherty, 4 year old preschool teacher
Jovanna Fitzgerald, daycare teacher
Molly Dale, daycare teacher
Sandra Morden, 3 year old preschool teacher, extended day kindergarten teacher
Staci Welch, 4-year old preschool teacher, lead daycare teacher
Tanya Starr, lead daycare teacher
Courtney Samuelu, Cloverdale Church of God children’s ministries director & monthly chapel teacher
All staff members have a complete background check, are CPR & First Aid Certified and attend a minimum of 4 hours of annual training though Idaho Stars.
Preschool & Kindergarten 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
September 6, First Day of School
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Vacation
December 19-January 2, Christmas Vacation, return to school January 3.
January 16, Martin Luther King Day Vacation
February 20, President's Day Vacation
March 27-31 Spring Break
May 25, Last Day of School
Hours of Operation
Our facility opens at 6:45 AM and closes at 6:00 PM. We allow a 15 minute grace period, meaning your child must be picked up no later than 6:15. Every teacher in our daycare is a mom who would like to get home to make dinner and spend time with her children. Please make every attempt to pick up your child on time. Late pick-up will result in the follow fees;
First offense $15, second offense $25, third offense $50.
You will be asked to make other arrangements for daycare upon your third offense.
Scheduled Daycare Closures
We will be closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Public School Holidays and In-Service Days
Public school children up to age 7, who get on and off the bus at our facility, may schedule daycare for inservice and holidays. Requests will be approved only if space is available. The cost is $25/day.
Please fill out a daycare schediling calendar by the 25th of each month to to request daycare on a school closure day.
CCDS is open to children ages 3 to 7. Children must be 3 years old by September 1 to be eligible to attend preschool for the current school year.
Children must be fully potty-trained. While we expect accidents from time to time, children who have habitual accidents will be asked to leave.
As per Idaho state law, you have 14 days to present an updated copy of your child’s immunizations.
We do not accept any immunization exemptions. All children must be fully immunized.
Computer Sign In/Out
Please check your child in and out on the computer at the front desk each day.
You are required to accompany your child to their appropriate classroom. There will be a $5 fee for not bringing your child to their classroom. Do not drop your child off in the parking lot or at the front desk.
In an effort to maintain a safe and secure environment you must notify us if anyone other than yourself will be picking up your child. Please write that person’s full name and the date that they will be picking your child up in the notebook that is provided on the front counter. Please advise that person that they will be asked for identification if one of our staff members does not recognize them If they do not have valid identification, we will not release your child to them. The person picking up your child must also have the access code to check your child out.
If you participate in a carpool, all members of the carpool must be able to check all children in the carpool in and out. We suggest that you record all codes for the children in your carpool on your phone so that you have access to all the codes.
Children may not use the computer at the front desk at any time.
Please park in designated parking spots only.
Do not park directly in front of the building or around the “island” in front of the entrance even temporarily. All areas along the sidewalk are considered fire lanes and cannot be used for parking. We do have occasional monitors in the parking lot, you can be fined $5.00 if you are observed using the curbs or drive through to park.
Do not allow your child to run unattended through the parking lot.
Do not leave children unattended in your car, even for a few minutes.
Please fill out a calendar for the next month by the 25th of the current month. (Example- your November calendar is due by October 25th).
Any calendar turned in after the 25th of the month with be accepted on a space available basis.
You will be charged in advance for the days that you indicate your child will be here.
Please fill out a calendar every month, even if there will be no changes.
A minimum of 8 days per month for every child is required. You will be billed for the minimum, even if your child is here fewer than 8 days.
Full time students will be placed first, part-time students will be placed after that on a space available basis.
Part-time daycare can be scheduled on preschool days only.
Any dates requested after the first of the month will be charged at a rate of $40/day.
Daycare, Preschool & Kindergarten:
Tuition and Payments
Your billing statement is available on the 1st of every month, and payment is due by the 10th.
There are no deductions for absences, illness, stationary holidays, mandatory exclusions or closures due to weather.
A $20 fee will be added to your account if a check is returned unpaid.
Discipline is handled as each unique situation demands and is always done lovingly and gently. It is our desire to promote and secure the development of positive, healthy self-esteem. The teachers demonstrate kind, loving, positive-reinforcement techniques, as we strive to reinforce and stimulate good attitudes and behavior.
Unacceptable behavior is handled in a low-key discussion between teacher and child. The child may then be redirected to another activity. If an unacceptable behavior continues to be repeated and especially if the well-being of the child or his/her classmates are in jeopardy, then the child is given a ‘time-out’ and removed from the activity in progress.
If the problem persists, the director will begin the process of documenting and implementing a formal behavior contract. Failure to progress positively through a behavior contract can result in expulsion from the daycare.
We have a strong code of ethics, maintain a high standard of professional conduct, show respect for students, parents, and colleagues, and are open to new ideas and willing to learn from others.
Below are some Cloverdale Christian Day school rules which will result in disciplinary action
Lack of respect towards school personnel, parents, and peers
Destruction of school property
Verbal or physical violence
Use of inappropriate or discriminatory language, and obscene language
Stay in the authorized area
No playing with gravel/rocks
Swing only while sitting on your bottom
No throwing sand
No climbing up the slide, sliding down is permitted on bottom only.
Violent running/tackle games are not allowed
Children must ask authorization of the adult in charge to go to the restroom or get a drink
No running into the wall or kicking balls in the gym
Preschool Policies for Cloverdale Christian Day School
AM preschool classes begin at 9 AM and afternoon classes begin at 12:30.
Teachers use the time before 9 AM and 12:30 PM to get ready for class. Please to do not bring your child any earlier than this as the teacher may not be in the room.
The morning preschool classes end at 11:45. The afternoon class ends at 3:15. Please pick your child up within 5 minutes of the end of class. You will be charged a $5 if you are late.
Your child’s teacher will designate special share days. These are the only days that children are allowed to bring special toys or books. Please do not allow your child to bring toy guns, knives, or swords.
If the Meridian School district closes due to heavy snowfall, we will cancel preschool as well.
As a Christian School we enjoy the privilege of prayer and bible reading. We do not teach any denominational doctrine.
Our goal is to provide quality care and instruction; we appreciate the need for open and clear communication. Please let us know of any joys, concerns, or questions that may be relevant to your child’s care.
CCDS is NOT a peanut free facility
Please make sure you notify your child’s teacher and the school office of any type of allergies that your child is susceptible to, especially any type of food allergy. We do our best to monitor food allergies and we make a conscientious effort to make sure that your child is not exposed to anything that would cause an allergic reaction. If your child requires an Epi Pen you must provide one to be kept on site. It must be packaged in its original packaging with the prescription attached. If your child has a common allergy which requires the use of an Epi Pen, you will be asked to provide allergy free snacks for your child. You child will be served this snack whenever a snack is served that is not prepackaged with ingredients listed.
Sick Child Policy
Under no circumstances may a parent bring a sick child to daycare or preschool. If a child shows signs of illness, or is unable to participate in the normal routine and regular daycare or preschool program, you will be called to pick your child up. A sick child will expose all children and staff members that they come in contact with. If other children become ill due to exposure to your sick child either because he/she was returned to daycare before full recovery or because he/she was not picked promptly upon notice of illness, other families will be inconvenienced. Because this is disruptive to other children and their families, your cooperation on this issue is extremely important.
You must notify the school if your child has been exposed to a communicable disease. This would include, but is not limited to, chickenpox, fifths disease, staph infection, or influenza.
Symptoms requiring removal of child from daycare and preschool
Fever of 101* or higher. A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to daycare or preschool. This means fever free without the use of fever reducing medications
Any fever accompanied by a sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, irritability, or confusion.
Diarrhea: runny, watery, bloody stools, or 2 or more loose stools within the last 4 hours.
Vomiting 2 or more times in a 24 hour period. Please do not bring your child to school if they have vomited during the night.
Child is irritable, continuously crying, or requires more attention than we can provide without hurting the health, safety or well being of other children in our care.
Unexplained rash, we will need a note from a doctor stating that the rash is not contagious.
Flu/Pneumonia/Bronchitis, We will need a note from your doctor stating that it is okay to return to daycare. This usually takes 2-3 days.
If a child is sent home with any of the above listed symptons,
they must remain home for 24 hours.
Medication: All prescription medication must be prescribed by a doctor specifically for your child and must be in its original un-expired prescription container. All medication must be accompanied by a Medication Information Slip (provided in this manual and available from your teacher) completely filled out by a parent. The medication and the medication information slip must be turned into a teacher or director. We do not administer over the counter medication, except for allergy medication. We will not administer allergy medication that makes a child sleepy, as this interferes with a child’s ability to fully participate in daily activities.
Antibiotics: A child with a contagious condition for which antibiotics have been prescribed may NOT attend CCDS if he/she shows any signs of illness as outlined below. This policy is for the benefit and protection of all children and staff.
Diarrhea is described as runny, watery, bloody stools or 2 or more loose stools within a 4 hour period. A child with diarrhea must stay home until the diarrhea has stopped and normal bowel movements have resumed.
Fever is described as 101 * or higher. A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to daycare or preschool. This means fever free without the use of fever reducing medications
Head Lice: A child with head lice must stay at home until specific treatment is completed and lice and nits in hair and clothing are absent.
Impetigo & Conjunctivitis: These are very contagious conditions and must be treated with antibiotics before your child can return to daycare or preschool. Your child must be removed from daycare/preschool until he/she has been seen by a doctor and has been on medication for 24 hours. We will also need a note from your doctor.
Runny Nose: Generally a clear discharge is okay, and a thick yellow-greenish discharge indicates a more serious infection. Please be aware of this and treat accordingly.
Strep Throat: A child with strep throat may not attend daycare/preschool until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. They must also be symptom free and feeling well.
Vomiting: A vomiting child may not attend daycare or preschool. Please do not bring your child to school if they have vomited during the night or two or more times over a 24 hour period.
Children should be well enough to actively participate throughout the day. In any case of serious or unexplained illness a doctor’s medical clearance may be required to return to daycare or preschool. These rules reflect a common respect and responsibility to protect children and staff from illness.
Unacceptable Behavior Policy Cloverdale Christian Day School
We strive to redirect unacceptable behavior whenever possible however, sometimes we need your help. The purpose of this form is to protect the rights of the teachers and staff of our center and the rights of other children who sometimes become victims of an aggressive child.
Abusive behavior is defined as any act by a child that deliberately inflicts physical harm to another child, to themselves or to a staff member. This includes biting, hitting, pushing and scratching. It also includes verbal abuse of another child or staff member, use of curse words, abusing furnishings, throwing items at another child or staff member and constant defiant behavior.
If a child is on medication prescribed by a doctor to help control behavior, the school reserves the right, with the permission of the parents to administer that medication in order to assure that medication is given at required times and at a consistent rate.
Parents notified (in writing) of the specific incident, at the end of the day.
Parents called and notified (in writing) of the specific incident at the end of the day.
Parents called and child must be removed from the facility as soon as possible. The child will have a one day suspension. Outside help is strongly recommended at this point.
Parents called and child must be removed from facility as soon as possible. The child will have a two day suspension. Parents, child, and involved staff will have a meeting before the child returns.
Child is not allowed to return to our facility.