Welcome to the PushPointe Child Watch Program.
Child Watch Hours
Child watch is available during the following class times:
- Mon-Thu: 815a-1pm and 430-8p
- Fri: 815a – 1pm
- Sat: 645a – 10am
- Sun: Closed
Child Watch may close 15 minutes earlier than posted times if there are no children in Child Watch. Child Watch may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per visit.
Child Watch Benefits
Child Watch is one of the many benefits of being a member of PushPointe.
The PushPointe Child Watch service is for our family members who have children between the ages of 3 months to 12 years old. It is the mission of our Child Watch to provide a quality child care service for infants, pre-school and elementary age children. This parent guide is to assist you in your discovery of everything Child Watch has to offer your child.
Please take a moment to read through all of the information and feel free to contact the PushPointe Childcare Coordinator with any questions you may have! Thank you for being a valued member of PushPointe and a participant of Child Watch!
Health and Safety
In the interest of your child’s health and safety, and the well-being of the other children, we stress the following:
- If your child is contagious or feels ill, tired or
unusually warm, you may not use the service for that day. This includes fatigue, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and eyes, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and sore throat regardless of the cause. If your child has had a fever due to illness, please wait 48 hours after the fever has stopped to use the service.
- Please let staff member in charge know about any food allergies.
- If a child is ill or cannot be consoled and has been left in Child Watch, parents will be notified, and will have to pick the child up at that time.
- If your child contracts a contagious disease and has been in Child Watch while infectious, let the Child Watch staff know immediately so they can inform the other parents.
- The Child Watch staff reserve the right to refuse a child that appears ill.
Crying or Upset Children:
For the comfort and best interest of your child and others, it is our policy to come get you if your child cries for more than 10 consecutive minutes. Although this policy may interfere with your personal workout needs, our goal is to provide a positive experience for all the children.
Child Watch is not a licensed childcare; therefore, Child Watch staff are not permitted to change diapers of children using the Child Watch service. We ask that all parents check your child’s diaper at the sign in counter to be sure the child has a clean diaper. If a child’s diaper becomes soiled during their stay, a staff member will ask you to report to Child Watch to change the child’s diaper.
Food and Beverage:
Due to a variety of allergies and the range of reactions children can have to allergies, NO opened food will be allowed in the Child Watch area. Any food, to include suckers and gum, must be eaten or disposed of prior to entering the program area. Bottles and sippy cups are allowed in the Child Watch area, but MUST be LABELED with the child’s name. If it is necessary for your child to have something to eat for medical reasons, please communicate this with a staff member on duty and we will make special arrangements for your child
Sign In and Out Procedures:
NO child will be admitted without the parent or guardian being present. Parents/Guardians must sign their child in and out of Child Watch, completing the appropriate sign in / sign out document located at the Child Watch counter. Children will only be permitted to leave with the parent/guardian that signed them in for the visit.
If an emergency should occur that requires PushPointe to evacuate, staff will escort all children outside through the front doors and across the parking lot to the lower right corner at which point you may meet your child. In the event of an injury or accident involving your child, appropriate first aid measures will be taken immediately by staff and you will be notified or paged to the Child Watch area.
Discipline at PushPointe is based on an understanding of the child’s individual needs and stage of development. Our goal is to develop self-discipline, responsibility for self, and respect for others. It is based on the use of positive reinforcement, reasonable expectations, logical consequences, distraction and diversion, and, if necessary, supervised removal from the group for short periods of time. Physical punishment is never administered.
Children who are being potty trained or are potty trained will be directed to the bathroom located within the Child Watch area. Staff will not accompany children into the bathroom and they may not assist with bathroom functions or changing clothes. Staff will remain in the doorway of the bathroom, within ear shot of the child. Parents are welcome to utilize the hallway or locker bathrooms if they need to accompany their child.
Donation and Outside Toys:
We have many toys, books, puzzles and other fun things to discover and explore in Child Watch, so we recommend all toys be left at home. If outside toys are brought into Child Watch, we expect that those toys will be shared with all children in the play area. Child Watch accepts donations of new or gently used toys, baby items, movies, books and supplies such as wipes, tissues, etc. If you would like an acknowledgement letter, please contact the Childcare Coordinator.
WE EXPECT PARENTS TO AID IN THE COMFORT OF THE CHILD AND THE STAFF BY…
- Please sign in child upon arrival w/ your phone number and one emergency contact name and number.
- Bringing children in with clean attire and shoes on. Infants (non-walkers) are required to have feet covered with socks or shoes that must be put on by the parent.
- Checking your child’s diaper AT the Child Watch counter to be sure the child has a clean diaper. Change diapers in the designated diaper changing area.
- Ensure the child is well fed or nursed BEFORE signed into Child Watch. Bottles and cups are ok.
- Clearly label all bottles, cups, toys, bags and belongings.
- Being sensitive to other children by not bringing in sick or unusually fussy children into Child Watch.
- Remain in the building in the area you designated on the sign in sheet. Please notify Child Watch if you are going to be in a different area than you have designated.
YOU CAN EXPECT THE STAFF TO…
- Work with you to help your child feel secure and welcome in our facility.
- Provide a positive social experience for your child.
- Provide a safe, quality supervised environment for your child.
- Every staff member is current with CPR and First Aid certification and participates in ongoing trainings.
Child Watch Staff:
Coordinator: Sarah Knill, (803)450-4223, [email protected]
Team: Cynthia Brown, Cindy Russell, Kari Valentine