Program Policies


Transfer Policy

  • Notify Community Provider
  • Notify sending school of your plans to move in district or out of district
  • Transfer cards will be issued when the above procedure has been completed

Attendance and Tardiness Policy

  • The Union City Board of Education’s Early Childhood Program has assigned a sending school to each Community Provider to ease transitions.
  • Children that are absent or tardy on a regular basis are to be referred to the Family Worker.
  • Community Providers must be notified of absences.
  • If the community provider has not been notified by the fourth (4th) day, the Family Worker will conduct a home visit.
  • Consistent lateness will not be tolerated.

Sick Policy and Information

If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, he/she should not attend school. You should also call the learning center that your child attends and inform them of the absence. If any of these symptoms occur at school, the child will/ should be removed from the class and you will/should be called to take him/her home. Please refer to the attendance policy regarding absences.
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Temperature over 101.5
  • Sore throat or severe coughing
  • Red eyes with discharge
  • Stiff Neck
  • Yellow eyes or jaundice skin
  • Skin rashes lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Blood in urine
  • Difficult or rapid breathing
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Infected/untreated skin patches
  • Severe pain or discomfort
  • Swollen joints

Homework Policy

Homework is not a mandatory component of the Early Childhood Program. Individual learning centers may choose to send assignments that require parental involvement. Worksheets and copies that are to be completed and returned are not appropriate homework activities. Homework activities should reflect the themes and subject being discussed in class. Below are some types of appropriate homework assignments; additional home activities can be found in the For Parents section.
  • counting the number of red (or any other color) cars seen on the way home
  • cutting out pictures in a magazine of body parts
  • practicing self-help skills (handwashing, shoe tying)
  • reading and talking about stories
  • playing card matches
  • talking about the sounds you hear during a walk
  • identifying things at home that are bigger/smaller than a selected object