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Club LocationsFall Program 2011Table of ContentsFall Program 2011GOLDENWEST65GOTHARDYORKTOWNCENTER2DELAWAREBEACHMcFADDENEDINGER405SLATERSchool Age Program1. Fountain Valley Kingston Branch16582 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, 92708 (714) 531-25822. Huntington Beach Branch2309 Delaware Street, Huntington Beach, 92648 (714) 374-2600Sports Leagues & Performing Arts3. ClubHouse Academy10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, 92708 (714) 593-0753(between FV City Hall & Library)Licensed Childcare for ages 6 weeks to 5 years4. Learning Center Child Development Preschool17565 Los Alamos Street, Fountain Valley, 92708 (714) 593-07535. Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, 92647 (714) 899-5900(located near the intersection of Gothard St. & Center Ave.)Building Dreams6. Working hard to build Phase II and Phase III: A Gymnasiumand School-Age Club on the Golden West College campusMAGNOLIAWARNERELLISADAMSBROOKHURST143EUCLIDLOS ALAMOSSchool Age ProgramsProgram Locations Page 2Program Fees Page 3Program Description Page 4Transportation Information Page 5Kinder Zone Page 6Teen Zone Page 7Winter Camp Page 8Field Trip Information Page 9Policies & Procedures Page 10BACK TO SCHOOLPerforming Arts & Sports LeaguesProgram Locations Page 12Dance Page 12Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Gymnastics Page 14Guitar, Piano, Voice Page 14ClubHouse Theatre & Acting Page 15Arena Soccer League Page 16Basketball League Page 16Flag Football League Page 17PreschoolsProgram Locations Page 18Tuition Rates Page 19Philosophy & Curriculum Page 20Parent Handbook Page 21Community ConnectionsIt Just Takes One Page 28Twilight Education Project Page 28Annual Benefit Dinner & Auctionback cover1


School Age ProgramsProgram LocationsSchool Age ProgramsProgram Fees2Fountain ValleyKingston Branch16582 Brookhurst StreetFountain Valley, CA 92708(714) 531-2582www.bgchv.comUnit Director: Lucy BroscheProgram Director: Gricel MendozaHuntington Beach Branch2309 Delaware StreetHuntington Beach, CA 92648(714) 374-2600www.bgchv.comUnit Director: Tim NolanProgram Director: Devon PutmanFall Program FeesMEMBERSHIP FEE: $15 (Good from September 2011 - August 2012)• A $25 service charge will be collected for all returned checks.• All program fees must be kept current to participate in extra activities and field trips.• All members must give a one week notice prior to the end of program services.• Full day programs will be offered September 6-9, 2011 to accommodate Fountain Valley,Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, and Ocean View School Districts’ back-to-school schedules.BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAM FEESThis early morning program includes games and activities. Participants will be transported to schools by aBoys & Girls Club bus. Full-time only, no deduction for absences, vacations or holidays. Weekly fees includebus transportation to many Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove schools. See page 5 fordetails. Children should arrive half an hour prior to their school bus leaving to ensure transportation.$30 per week, $5 discount for second childFULL-TIME AFTER SCHOOL WEEKLY FEES (5 days/week, Monday-Friday)Participants will be transported from their schools by a Boys & Girls Club bus. Full-time fees include fullday programs on most school holidays and conference days (Spring Break and Winter Recess included).*Full-time contracts must be complete and on file. Full-time contracts may only be changed once toa part-time contract at a $10 contract change fee. No deduction for absences, vacations or holidays.$65/week, $5 discount for second child$70/week Kindergarten Program (full-time only)PART-TIME AFTER SCHOOL WEEKLY FEES (1-4 days/week, Monday-Friday)The part-time program is designed for families wishing to use the Club 1-4 days per week. Specificdays must be listed in the contract and cannot be changed without a $10 contract change fee. Basedon availability, additional days may be added during any week for a fee of $17 per day. Fees toparticipate in the FULL DAY program are not included in the PART-TIME fees and if needed, are $9in addition to your part-time daily fee. Part-time/weekly contracts must be complete and on file. Nodeduction for absences, vacations or holidays.1 day – $17 2 days – $34 3 days - $51 4 days - $68HOLIDAY & NON-SCHOOL DAY PROGRAM FEESA full day program is provided for most school holidays and conference days. Full day program hoursare 6:30am to 6:00pm. Fees to participate in the full day program are not included in part-time feesand if needed, are $9 in addition to your part-time daily fee if they fall on a scheduled day or $26 inaddition to your part-time daily fee for a non-scheduled day. All fees must be paid in advance.$26 per day, $90 weeklyCash, check and credit cards are accepted.3


School Age ProgramsProgram DescriptionSchool Age ProgramsTransportation Information4MISSIONOur mission is to inspire and enable the healthy development of all young people, especiallythose who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caringmembers of our community.PROGRAM HOURS (Kindergarten - 12th grade)Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 6:00pmSCHOOL AGE PROGRAMThe Boys & Girls Club is a recreation program offering supervised activities under the guidelinesof the State of California, Department of Social Services. These guidelines are posted in the office.To participate in the recreation program, children must be members of the Boys & Girls Club. Childrenenrolled in kindergarten and up are eligible to join. Children not meeting the age requirements mayparticipate in the Learning Center Child Development Preschool or Robert Mayer Child DevelopmentPreschool program for ages 6 weeks-5 years. See pages 18-20 for details.DAILY PROGRAM ACTIVITIESOur daily schedule offers children many different activities to choose from. With so much todo, children are constantly busy making new friends and having fun! The highly qualified andenthusiastic staff supervise activities while encouraging children to play fairly and safely.Our program differs from most due to its diverse range of exciting activities including sports,arts and crafts, computers, educational activities, cooking, indoor and outdoor games, relays,tournaments, contests, field trips, games room, special event days, and much, much more! Formore details, see pages 5-11 and be sure to pick up a weekly calendar in our office.KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMThe Kindergarten Program is designed for our younger recreation facility members who are enrolled inKindergarten during the 2011-2012 school year. With the help of early childhood education specialists,our specially designated rooms let children have fun doing activities like music, arts and crafts, indoorand outdoor games and learning at play stations that encourage reading, writing, art, science, andmore. While older kids are still at school, staff lead Kindergartners in activities throughout the Club,including the computer lab, games room, and teaching kitchen. For more details, see page 6.TEEN PROGRAMThis program is designed for youth in grades 6+. We plan special activities, community serviceprojects, fun field trips and events to help build friendships, develop leadership qualities, build selfesteem and have fun! Check the weekly calendars for special events. For more details, see page 7.DROP-IN PROGRAMParticipation in this program is for teen members in grades 6 and up. The Drop-In Programallows members to participate in all programs between the hours of 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Mondaythrough Friday, for only the cost of annual Club membership ($15).The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley provides transportation to and from our facility beforeand after school. All transportation is provided by Club owned yellow school buses and driven by CHPcertified school bus drivers.TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE TO/FROM THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS:FOUNTAIN VALLEY KINGSTON BRANCHFountain Valley School District:Cox, Fulton, Gisler, Masuda, Moiola, Plavan & TamuraGarden Grove School District:Allen, Carrillo, Marshall, Monroe, Northcutt & PaineOcean View School District:Sun View & Vista ViewHUNTINGTON BEACH BRANCHFountain Valley School District:Newland, Oka & TalbertHuntington Beach City School District:Dwyer, Eader, Hawes, Huntington Seacliff, Moffett, Perry, Peterson, Smith & SowersOcean View School District:Golden View, Hope View, Lake View & Mesa ViewTRANSPORTATION POLICIES• A minimum of 10 students per school is required to qualify for transportation.• Buses are scheduled five to ten minutes following dismissal time.• Schools determine pick-up locations.• Minimum day schedules - Children eat their lunches at the Boys & Girls Club. The buses cannotwait for children to purchase school hot lunches.• Parents must notify the Club’s office by 11:00am if their child will not be attending after schoolon his/her regularly scheduled day. After the 3rd time an absence is not called in to the frontoffice, your child’s bus privileges will be suspended for 1 day.• Please notify the office if your child’s dismissal time will change for any reason and we will tryto accommodate it (e.g. field trips).• If your child misses the bus after school for any reason, please instruct him/her to go directlyto the shool office. If possible, we will pick up your child. If a bus is not available to returnfor your child, you will have to make other arrangements for transportation. Our staff cannottransport children in their private vehicles.• Children who do not adhere to rules will be given a written warning and parents will benotified. If inappropriate behavior continues, the child’s bus privileges may be suspendedtemporarily or permanently.• The transportation program is subject to change.5


School Age ProgramsKinder ZoneSchool Age ProgramsTeen ZoneA special program just for Kindergarteners$70/week Kindergarten Program (full time only)Program starts as early as 11:30am (for those enrolled in a half day of school)Kindergarteners ride the bus to the Club for an afternoon of fun designed just for them!While the big kids are at school, Kindergarten program staff help the kids use the whole Club,including the computer lab, the teaching kitchen, the art room, and the gymnasium. When theolder kids come into the Club, the Kindergarteners have their own special space, designed just forthem by early childhood education specialists.The Kinder Room has so many fun activities:• Reading center• Writing station• Dramatic play/dress up area• Computer with learning games• Science station• Manipulatives station• Art station and lots moreKids play in a great educational environmentthat reinforces what they learn at school whilegiving them a chance to explore their interests,try new things and have tons of fun! Don’t missthe Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony at theend of the year!For Members in 6th Grade & UpWe plan special activities, community service projects, fun field trips and Club events to help buildfriendships, leadership, self-esteem and just have fun! * Extended hours include games, movies,tournaments and other fun activities. Dinner is provided for an additional fee.Fountain Valley Kingston BranchPassport to Manhood Mondays 4:00pm - 5:00pmTorch Club Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pmSmart Girls Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pmKeystone Club Fridays 4:00pm - 5:00pmTeen Night* Fridays 6:00pm - 8:00pmHuntington Beach BranchTorch Club Mondays 4:00pm - 5:00pmPassport to Manhood Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pmSmart Girls Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pmKeystone Club Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pmTeen Night* Fridays 6:00pm - 8:00pmTorch Club members work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club andcommunity; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.Smart Girls is a program designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enableearly adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect ofcharacter and manhood through interactive activities. Each Club participant receives his own“passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth.Keystone members participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, careerpreparation, community service and aim to have a positive impact on the Club and community.67


School Age ProgramsWinter CampSchool Age ProgramsField Trip Information8Winter CampWinter break program hours are from 6:30am-6:00pm from December 19-30, 2011 (Club Closed12/26/2011). Winter break fees: Week 1 Full-Time: $90 • Week 2 Full-Time: $75 • Part-Time: $26/day.Field TripsField trip registration closes one hour before departure time or when the bus reaches full capacity,whichever comes first. Field trip fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. Field trip shirts mustbe worn and can be purchased at the front office for $9.Week # 1Christmas WeekNickel, Nickel Monday Dec. 19, 2011 1:30pm - 4:30pm $10Boomers - Irvine Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011 9:00am - 5:30pm $27LaserQuest Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011 12:30pm - 5:00pm $18Glow N’ Bowl Thursday Dec. 22, 2011 2:00pm - 5:30pm $11FV Skate Center Friday Dec. 23, 2011 12:30pm - 4:00pm $10Week # 2New Year’s WeekCLUB CLOSED Monday Dec. 26, 2011Frogg’s Bounce House Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011 12:00pm - 4:30pm $10Movies Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011 1:00pm - 6:00pm $13Knott’s Berry Farm Thursday Dec. 29, 2011 9:00am - 6:00pm $27FV Skate Center Friday Dec. 30, 2011 12:30pm - 4:00pm $10Lunch ProgramLunch served at Noon • Fee: $4/lunchFountain Valley Kingston BranchMonday Del Taco 1 soft taco, 1 bean burrito, small fries & drinkTuesday Subway Sandwich, cookie & drinkWednesday KFC Chicken strips, potato wedges & drinkThursday Lamppost Pizza 2 slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza, cookie & drinkFriday Club BBQ Hot dog, chips, cookie & drinkHuntington Beach BranchMonday Burger King Hamburger, fries, fruit snacks, cookie & drinkTuesday Taco Bell Bean burrito, soft taco, cinnamon twist, cookie & drinkWednesday KFC Chicken strips, mac-n-cheese, potatoes, string cheese, cookie & drinkThursday Nonna Lucci’s 3 slices of cheese/pepperoni pizza, fruit snacks, cookie & drinkFriday Club BBQ Hot dog or hamburger (posted weekly), chips, cookie & drink• Lunches may be purchased in advance for any day of break. Lunch fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. Lunches mustbe ordered and paid for by 10:00am on the day of use. Children must arrive at the Club by noon to participate in lunch program.• If lunch is not purchased, children must bring a sack lunch. No refrigerator is available for member use.FIELD TRIP DESCRIPTIONSBoomers Irvine: Video games, miniature golf, laser tag, rock climbing, go-karts, bumper boats and KingArthur’s Carnival. Includes lunch voucher. Bring money for snacks and souvenirs.Frogg’s Bounce House: Bounce, slide and leap around in this 9,000 sq. ft. indoor inflatable play zone. Includes triple,double and single bounce houses, disco karaoke tiki hut and more. Perfect for younger members! Socks required.FV Skate Center: Enjoy two hours of skating. Skate Rental is included or bring your own.Glow-n-Bowl: Enjoy two hours of glow-in-the-dark bowling at Fountain Valley Bowl. Shoe rental is included,please bring your own socks. Limited space available.Knotts Berry Farm: Ride Pony Express, Ghost Rider, Supreme Scream, Boomerang and much, much more!Bring money for lunch, snacks and souvenirs. (Club recommends $15.) No outside food allowed in park.Laser Quest: A combination of tag and hide and seek! Dare to enter the misty, multi-level maze and feel likeyou’ve stepped into another world. Limited space available.Movie: Participants will attend a local theatre to view a “G” or “PG” rated movie. Movies are announced theFriday prior to scheduled trips. A snack is included.Nickel Nickel: Have fun playing video games with your friends at this arcade bonanza located in HuntingtonBeach. Includes $6 worth of nickels and many free games.FIELD TRIP POLICIES• All field trips are optional. The Club will operate its normal programs for those not participating in the trip.• Field trip fees must be paid in addition to program fees. Field trip fees MUST be paid at the time ofreservation. Sorry, no phone reservations. Individual annual passes not valid on Club trips.• NO REFUNDS! NO TRANSFERS! All field trips are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions. Spaceis limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.• Children MUST wear their blue Boys & Girls Club T-shirt on all off-site trips. No shirt = No trip! T-shirts maybe purchased for $9 and cannot be exchanged or refunded.• Bring a fully disposable double-sacked lunch and a drink on all field trips, unless otherwise indicated. Childrenmay be required to eat lunch early due to scheduling set by field trip locations.• The amount of additional money sent for snacks and souvenirs is left to parents’ discretion. Please bereasonable about the amount sent. Staff cannot lend money or be responsible for holding children’s money.• Children demonstrating unacceptable behavior are not allowed on future trips. No refunds offered.• With signed parental permission, participants entering at least the 6th grade in September may participatein the field trip activities in a group of their peers. An adult will not accompany the group, however, thegroup will be required to check in with an adult leader at intervals throughout the day.• All field trip transportation is provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley or bycharter bus. Children who do not adhere to bus safety rules will be given a written warning andparents will be notified. If inappropriate behavior continues, the child’s transportation privileges• Parents MAY NOT transport children to or from field trip locations or visit them while on field trips.This is a policy of the Club and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.• Parents MUST apply sunscreen before all outdoor field trips. Staff will not apply sunscreen.• Times listed include travel and preparation.• All program fees must be kept current in order to participate in extra activities, including field trips.• Field trip registration closes one hour before departure time or when the bus reaches full capacity,whichever comes first.9


Performing ArtsClubHouse AcademyPerforming ArtsClubHouse AcademyClubHouse Academy10200 Slater Avenue(between FV City Hall & Library)Fountain Valley, CA 92708(714) 593-0753www.clubhouseacademy.comClubHouse Theatre and Acting classesheld at the Kingston Branch stage,16582 Brookhurst Street, FVUnit Director: Ryan BrenesBALLET: Students will learn ballet positions, jumps, turns, and dances. Theself-discipline of ballet improves focus and concentration.Beginning 5 yrs & up Tues or Thurs 4:00pm – 4:50pm5 - 7 yrs Wednesday 3:00pm – 3:50pm5 yrs & up Wednesday 6:00pm – 6:50pm5 - 7 yrs Saturday 11:00am – 11:50amBeg/Int 8 yrs & up Saturday 12:00pm – 12:50pmIntermediate 5 yrs & up Monday 5:00pm – 5:50pm7 yrs & up Monday 7:00pm – 7:50pm7 yrs & up Friday 5:00pm – 5:50pmCHEERLEADING: This class will help your child prepare for the sport of cheer thatenhances coordination and flexibility.Beginning 5 yrs & up Tuesday 4:00pm – 4:50pmIntermediate 5 yrs & up Tuesday 5:00pm – 5:50pm12PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMSClubHouse Academy is the perfect solution for families who want affordable, high qualityperforming arts and fitness programs. Programs are available for preschoolers throughadults. Neither too easy like recreational programs nor too hard like training academies,ClubHouse Academy programs are ideal for most families.Dance1 class/week - $35/month 2 classes/week - $55/month3 classes/week - $75/month 4 classes/week - $95/month5 classes/week - $115/month Private Lessons - $20/half hourPARENT & ME: This class focuses on fun ways to explore movement and motorskills through music, movement, and games.1½ - 3 yrs Monday 2:00pm – 2:45pm1½ - 3 yrs Tuesday 11:00am – 11:45amPRE-SCHOOL DANCE: Our youngest students will learn beginner ballet positions,jumps, turns, and dances.2½ - 4 yrs Tues or Thurs 3:00pm – 3:45pm2½ - 3½ yrs Wednesday 10:00am – 10:45am3½ - 5 yrs Wednesday 11:00am – 11:45am3½ - 5 yrs Thursday 10:00am – 10:45am2½ - 5 yrs Thursday 11:00am – 11:45am2½ - 4 yrs Friday 5:00pm – 5:45pm2½ - 3½ yrs Saturday 9:00am – 9:45am2½ - 4 yrs Saturday 10:00am – 10:45am3½ - 5 yrs Saturday 10:00am – 10:45amCONTEMPORARY DANCE: A genre of dance founded in modern ballet but basedoff technique and skill rather than classical choreography.5 yrs & up Wednesday 5:00pm – 5:50pmHIP HOP: Students will learn moves with high energy that keep them moving.Pre Hip Hop 4 - 6yrs Wednesday 6:00pm – 6:45pm4 - 6yrs Thursday 3:00pm – 3:45pmBeginning 5 yrs & up Monday 4:00pm – 4:50pm5 yrs & up Tuesday 6:00pm – 6:50pm5 yrs & up Thursday 4:00pm – 4:50pm5 yrs & up Saturday 11:00am – 11:50am5 yrs & up Saturday 12:00pm – 12:50pmIntermediate 7 yrs & up Monday 6:00pm – 6:50pm7 yrs & up Wednesday 7:00pm – 7:50pmJAZZ: Jazz technique emphasizes the synchronization of movement to popularmusic while increasing coordination, rhythm, strength and flexibilityLevel 1 5 yrs & up Thursday 5:00pm – 5:50pmLevel 2 7 yrs & up Wednesday 5:00pm – 5:50pmPOLYNESIAN: Students will be taught different rhythms and movements andlearn the traditional story-telling nature of dance.5 yrs & up Tuesday 5:00pm – 5:50pmTAP: Students will work on coordination, timing, rhythm, and balance.Beginning 5 yrs & up Mon or Wed 3:10pm – 4:00pmZUMBA (Adults): Get a work out by dancing to the latest Latin musicincorporating moves from a mixture of salsa, hip hop, and aerobic dance styles.16 yrs & up Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm16 yrs & up Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm13


Sports Leagueswww.bgchvsports.comSports Leagueswww.bgchvsports.com16Coed Arena SoccerEARLY REGISTRATION July 23 - August 20, 2011Pee-Wee & K-League $70 Divisions I-III $80REGISTRATION August 22 - October 1, 2011Pee-Wee & K-League $75 Divisions I-III $85LATE REGISTRATION After October 1, 2011Pee-Wee & K-League $80 Divisions I-III $90Fees include jersey, socks, awards, games and playoffs for Div I-III.DIVISIONS Age determined as of September 1, 2011.Pee-Wee 3 – 4 yrsK-League 4½ – 5 yrsDivision I 6 – 7 yrsDivision II 8 – 10 yrsDivision III 11 – 13 yrsEVALUATIONS October 1, 2011 at our HB Branch. No evals needed for Pee-Wee & K-League.Division I 9am Division II 10am Division III 11amGAMES 8 game season begins October 2011.Coed BasketballEARLY REGISTRATION July 23 - August 20, 2011All Divisions $80REGISTRATION August 22 - September 29, 2011All Divisions $85LATE REGISTRATION After September 29, 2011All Divisions $90Fees include jersey, awards, games & playoffs for Divisions II-V.DIVISIONS Age determined as of September 1, 2011.Division I 5½ – 7 yrsDivision II 8 – 9 yrsDivision III 10 – 11 yrsDivision IV 12 – 13 yrsDivision V 14 – 16 yrsEVALUATIONS September 28 & 29, 2011 at our HB Branch. No evals needed for Division I.September 28September 29Division IIDivision IV6:30pm6:30pmDivision IIIDivision V7:30pm7:30pmGAMES 8 game season begins October 2011.Coed Flag FootballEARLY REGISTRATION October 24 - November 19, 2011All Divisions $55REGISTRATION November 21 - December 10, 2011All Divisions $60LATE REGISTRATION After December 10, 2011All Divisions $65Fees include jersey, awards, games and playoffs.DIVISIONS Age determined as of December 1, 2011.Division I 6 – 8 yrsDivision II 9 – 10 yrsDivision III 11 – 13 yrsEVALUATIONS December 10, 2011 at our HB Branch.Division I 9am Division II 10am Division III 11amGAMES 6 game season begins January 2012.All sports teams are organized based on individual player evaluation and team availability, notrequests. The Athletics Department will consider requests made by league participants, but thereis no guarantee that those requests will be granted. League registration and membership isnon-refundable, non-transferrable.Sponsorship OpportunitiesYOURNAMEHEREHelp make a differencein kids lives today!By donating $150-$2,500 to theClubs Athletics Department youwill receive one year recognitionon signage in our gymnasiumsor on our league jerseys.To become a sponsor, call (714) 593-075317


PreschoolsProgram LocationsPreschoolsTuition RatesRobert MayerChild Development Preschool15744 Golden West StreetHuntington Beach, CA 92647(714) 899-5900www.bgchv.comUnit Director: Susan BixlerProgram Director: Nancy ParkLearning CenterChild Development Preschool17565 Los Alamos StreetFountain Valley, CA 92708(714) 593-0753www.bgchv.comNew FVLocationOPENINGAUGUST 29!Robert MayerChild Development PreschoolProgram Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-6:00pmLearning CenterChild Development PreschoolProgram Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pmTuition RatesAll listed enrollment options are for full-time extended day hoursMonday-Friday unless noted otherwise. Registration Fee is $50 / school yearInfant & Toddler Programs (6 weeks-24 months) $215 / weekToddler Preschool Program (24-36 months) $190 / weekPotty Training Program (30 months-Potty Trained) $190 / weekPreschool Program (36 months and Up & Potty-Trained) $145 / weekPart-Time Options 3 days/week M,W,F $120 / week2 days/week T & Th $ 95 / weekPayment Information• All full-time tuition fees are due the Friday before each week used or a late fee of $10 willbe charged. No exceptions for absences, vacations or holidays. If you have any questionsabout billing, check with the office.• If you need to bring your child in on a non-scheduled contract day the charge will be $50 perday. Based on availability.• Please make checks payable to Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley.• Make payments in the front office. DO NOT leave checks in the classrooms, send in lunchboxes or leave cash on the front desk. Please use payment drop-box for checks only.• Teachers are not responsible for collecting payments.18Unit Director: Chelo LoshakProgram Director: Samantha Hour19


PreschoolsPhilosophy & CurriculumPreschoolsParent Handbook20Welcome to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley’s Learning Center Child DevelopmentPreschool and Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool, licensed childcare centers andpreschools for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. This handbook answers questions parents mayhave regarding our programs and our policies. For further information, please stop by the office.CHILD DEVELOPMENT PRESCHOOLS’ MISSION STATEMENTOur mission is to inspire and enable the healthy development of all young children, especially thosewho need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring members ofthe community. We strive to provide an age appropriate environment that will enhance the childphysically, emotionally, socially, and mentally. To achieve this mission we have implemented acurriculum that is developmentally appropriate for each child’s needs and abilities.PHILOSOPHYThe Learning Center Child Development Preschool and the Robert Mayer Child DevelopmentPreschool provide opportunities for children to develop emotionally, socially and physically. Webelieve in an atmosphere in which each child is respected and free to experiment and investigate,free to have individual ideas, and free to master those ideas in a planned environment. Children learnthe pleasures of doing things for themselves, and thus develop a positive self-concept. Our programsets limits to help children learn safety, value of property and respect for the rights of others. We donot attempt to bring about quick changes, rather we believe that with parent cooperation, positivelearning experiences will establish a foundation for each child’s personal achievement.PROGRAM GOALS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIESThe Preschools strive to present a program that will assist the family by:• Providing children with an atmosphere that encourages a healthy and full life,• Planning an environment of sound principals in early education and development,• Respecting a child as a developmental whole, and• Providing age appropriate growth and learning opportunities.With these goals as the foundation of our philosophy, teachers are encouraged to utilize their creativityand expertise to enrich your child’s growth. The Preschools are dedicated to providing the support andprogramming necessary for the care, learning and growth of your most precious gift: YOUR CHILD.CURRICULUMOur curriculum is designed to give children the opportunity to explore a range of developmentallyappropriate activities within a warm and supportive environment. We believe that children who areencouraged to develop a positive self-image (self-worth) will develop new skills at their own pace.INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAM Ages 6 weeks-3 yearsThe Infant and Toddler Programs offer a loving, caring, and nurturing atmosphere for children fromages 6 weeks to 3 years. Children are provided with a stimulating environment, which consistsof learning experiences designed for the child’s total development, while respectful and trustingrelationships are established between children, families and caregivers.SAFE INFANT SLEEPWhen you enroll an infant, a copy of our program’s infant sleep policy is provided in thepackage. All new staff and volunteers receive orientation on the Program’s Infant Sleep Policy.PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Ages 3-5, fully potty trainedActivities include creative art, music and movement, physical and natural science, languagearts, gross and fine coordination skills, listening experiences, dramatic play, and special events.A typical daily schedule will include circle time, art, nutritious snack, outdoor play, music, storytime, activity centers, quiet time, and indoor play. We believe that children learn best whengiven a chance to explore, experiment, discover, and create in a caring atmosphere.Depending on your family’s needs, your child can be enrolled in the preschool from 2-5days a week. Children eat lunch at 12:00pm and rest time begins at 1:00pm for pre-schooland 12:15pm for toddlers. Afternoons consist of a planned program of indoor and outdooractivities, individual and group experiences, and nutritional snacks provided by the Club.CLASS SCHEDULE *Depends on weather. Subject to change without notice.Open - 8:00am Staggered arrival / indoor play8:00am - 9:00am Outside Play*9:00am - 9:30am Morning Snack9:30am - 10:50am Learning by doing10:50am - 11:10am Large Group Circle time11:10am - 11:20am Make beds, potty and wash hands11:20am - 12:00pm Large Motor Activities12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch time12:30pm - 12:50pm Clean-up, potty and wash hands12:50pm - 3:00pm Nap time3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Snack3:30pm - 4:15pm Enrichment Activities4:15pm - 5:00pm Outside Free Play*5:00pm - 5:30pm Small Group Circle time5:30pm - 6:00pm Clean-up and prepare to go homeINCLUSIVENESSThe Preschools are committed to providing an all-inclusive program for your children, includingchildren with special needs. In adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ourprogram does not discriminate based on a child’s disability, and we strive to offer reasonableaccommodations to enable children with disabilities to be fully included in the program.21


PreschoolsParent HandbookPreschoolsParent Handbook (continued)22NON-BIAS STATEMENTThe Learning Center Child Development Preschool and the Robert Mayer Child DevelopmentPreschool do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, ethnic groupidentification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental, physical or healthdisability, in determining which children are served.DISCIPLINE POLICYWe use only positive discipline at the Preschools. We use steps such as redirecting a child havingdifficulty to another area or activity. We do not use time-outs or any other negative discipline at thePreschools. When parents enroll, a copy of our program’s discipline policy is provided in the package .STAFF QUALIFICATIONSMany of our staff members have received a BA or AA in Child Development or hold Teacher,Master Teacher or Site Supervisor permits through the Orange County Department ofEducation. However, as a minimum, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley requires allstaff to have completed 12 Early Childhood Education units, to be fingerprinted through theDepartment of Social Services, and to be trained in Pediatric CPR & First Aid. We also stronglysupport continued education for our staff members. Staff members are required to take aminimum of 3 college units and at least 21 hours of professional growth trainings per year.DROPPING OFF & PICKING UP YOUR CHILDSafety: Our parking lots can be busy places during drop-off and pick-up times. Please beaware that the speed limit is 5 mph.Please hold your child’s hand in the parking lot. Please make sure that your child does not runahead of or behind you. Remember, your children are priceless. We urge parents to NEVERleave children unattended in or around a vehicle – NOT “EVEN FOR A MINUTE.”• NO CHILD WILL BE RELEASED TO AN ADULT SUSPECTED OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCEOF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.• Children should arrive at school by 9:00am, as it is very difficult for your child to cometo a class in progress and it does tend to disrupt the entire class.• Children will not be released to anyone under 18 without parental authorization.Forms are available in the office.• Please sign your child in and out listing your full name – no initials please! The sign in/out sheets are located in each individual classroom.• Late Pick Up Fees: A late charge of $10 for the first 10 minutes after designated pick-uptime followed by $1 per minute will be collected for the time a child remains in the center.• The Preschools’ Policy regarding late pick-ups: after the 3rd late pick up, you will be calledwith a warning and after the 5th late pick up you will be asked to find alternate child care.WHAT TO WEARPlease send your child to school in COMFORTABLE, WASHABLE PLAY CLOTHES. Remember thatyour child will be involved in painting, water play and other messy play experiences. Jeans,shorts and old t-shirts are VERY APPROPRIATE for our program. Send your child to schoolwearing tennis shoes or athletic shoes. Good fitting shoes aid in developing large muscle skills.No cowboy boots or open-toed shoes! All superhero related items are strictly prohibited.WHAT TO BRING• All children need two complete changes of usable clothing for emergency use.One will be kept in the child’s cubby and the second will be kept in the earthquakecontainer, along with other emergency supplies.• Children may bring items from home (e.g. stuffed animal, book, blanket) to help easethe transition from home to school.• All children need a blanket and crib sheet to be used during nap time, as required bySocial Services. Blankets and sheets must be taken home and washed weekly. Therewill be a $50 fine for each day your child is missing necessary bedding.LABEL EVERY ITEM WITH YOUR CHILD’S FIRST AND LAST NAME.MEALS & SNACKSThe Preschools encourage parents to provide nutritious lunches for their children. It is veryimportant to include items from the five basic nutrition groups. At the Preschools, we do notpermit any candy, soda or donuts. Also, the following food items are not permitted in thechildren’s lunches because they are choking hazards: hot dogs whole or sliced into rounds;whole grapes; nuts; popcorn; raw peas and hard pretzels; spoonfuls of peanut butter; chunksof raw carrots; or meat larger than can be swallowed whole. If you pack lunch for your child,please make sure that you label the food, juice or milk with your child’s name and date.• Parents may bring breakfast for their children until 7:30am ONLY. Breakfast will notbe permitted after this time.• Parents must provide lunch for their children. The Boys and Girls Club will providenutritious morning and afternoon snacks with weekly menus posted in classrooms.• Meals are available for purchase through “Cater Tots” at the Learning Center only.Please see front office for details. Hot lunch is non-refundable, non-tranferrable.CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES TO BE PART OF THE CLASSROOM COMMUNITYChildren are given the opportunity to be part of the classrooms community by giving them asense of ownership through daily activities. These activities promote keeping the classroomclean, organized and harmonious at all times, also the children have a say in classroom rules.CONFLICT RESOLUTIONTeachers are facilitators and mediators when it comes to conflict resolution. They give childrenthe tools that will help them work and solve their problems, if the problem persists, and thechildren cannot resolve the conflict themselves, then teachers will help them solve the problem.23


PreschoolsParent HandbookPreschoolsParent Handbook (continued)HEALTH AND SAFETYYour child must have received required immunization prior to enrollment. Immunizations mustbe kept current throughout your child’s enrollment in our program. Your child must have ahealth evaluation completed by a licensed physician. Please verify that your child’s health isadequate for participation in program activities before bringing him/her to school. Followthese guidelines in determining if your child is well enough to attend school.SYMPTOM YOUR CHILD MUST REMAIN HOME UNTIL:Fever 100.4+ 24 hours after fever has subsided and temperature returned to normalwithout the aid of medicine.Colds/Flu Thick yellow or green mucous discharge is no longer draining from thenose. Coughing subsides.Diarrhea/Vomiting Loose stools have subsided and the child has returned to normal eatingwithout stomach upset.Red, Watery Eyes Eyes are no longer burning or itching.RashUntil rash disappears, or is determined that rash is not a communicabledisease. Physician’s note is required upon re-entering the center.If your child becomes ill while at school, we will notify you immediately. Please pick up yourchild within an hour. Our child care program is licensed for well children. We do not havefacilities for sick children. Therefore, if your child has any of the symptoms above, please DONOT SEND HIM/HER to the Preschool until he/she is symptom free for at least 24 hours. At theDirector’s discretion, a doctor’s note may be required for re-admission. In such cases, you as aparent are responsible for scheduling the doctor’s visit and any cost associated with the doctor’svisit. If your child has any allergies, please let us know, especially if it is a food allergy.All medication must be taken to the office. Do not leave medicines in your child’s lunch boxor with your child’s teacher. Only prescription medicine (no over the counter medicine, unlessaccompanied by a written request from the parent and doctor) will be administered and onlywith a medication form completed by a parent/guardian. The form may be obtained in theoffice or in the classroom. All medications need to be in their original containers, with dosageinformation and child’s name.Please call the office if your child is ill and unable to come to school. It is absolutely necessarythat we be informed of any contagious diseases such as chicken pox, measles, head lice, etc.Children absent with a contagious illness cannot return without a signed physician’s statement.FIRST AIDAll of our staff have completed CPR and First Aid training and will administer minor treatmentas needed. Accident reports will be completed on all incidents. Parents will be notified byphone of any injury to the head regardless of how minor it is.PARENT INVOLVEMENTThe Preschools are committed to working with families. We strongly encourage families toparticipate in every aspect of their child’s program. It is very important that you, as parents/guardians, communicate your needs and desires regarding your child’s development openlyand honestly with your child’s teachers or the Preschool’s Directors. You are encouragedto discuss any developmental milestones you have encountered and share any otherinformation that may be appropriate. We do ask that a conference time be scheduled for anylengthy conversations needed with the teachers.Parent involvement is valued and encouraged. Parents are welcome at the Preschools anytime.Parents are encouraged to share their personal interests, including hobbies, talents, culturalbackgrounds, favorite recipes, etc.HOME/SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONParents need to communicate pertinent information with their child’s teachers. This shouldinclude such things as illnesses, changes in sleeping, changes in eating, teething, changes in homesituations, over-the counter and prescription medications the child is taking and so forth.• Parent Orientation night is scheduled for the third week of October. It is veryimportant for parents to attend. This is a great opportunity for you to meet yourchild’s teachers and discuss their goals and the curriculum they have planned.• Each child will have a daily communication folder in their classroom.• Each child will have a portfolio and a developmental assessment in their classroom.(Portfolios do not apply to our Infant Program.) Parent conferences are offered twice ayear in December and May to discuss portfolios and developmental assessments.• Both Centers have a Parent Advisory Committee. If you would like to get involved,please stop by the office.• All members must give one weeks notice prior to the end of program services.It is important to communicate with the office when you have a change of address, job and/orphone number. Also, please update the office with your child’s current immunization records.SPECIAL EVENTS FOR PARENT INVOLVEMENTWe have several events throughout the year in which we encourage parents to participate inwith their child. Dates are subject to change. Events include but are not limited to:• August 29 - First Day of School/Learning Center Relocation• September 30 - Open House (Learning Center) & Parent Orientation (both preschools)• October 28 - Harvest Festival• November 18 - Multi-Cultural Potluck• December 5-9 -Parent/Teacher Conferences• December 16 - Winter Wonderland2425


PreschoolsParent HandbookPreschoolsParent Handbook (continued)CLASS PARTIES, BIRTHDAYS & BOOKS• Class parties are held during the year and all children are welcome. If a party falls on a dayyour child is not usually in school, your child can attend when accompanied by a parent.• Each classroom posts sign up sheets so that families may contribute to class parties.Your help is what makes the parties successful.• Families are always welcome at parties. Let the teachers know who will be attending.• If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom, let the teachersknow in advance and bring in the necessary goodies.• Troll and Scholastic book orders are offered during the year. Checks need to be madeout to the respective company and turned in to classroom teachers.OPEN DOOR POLICYThe Preschools have an open door policy. Parents are welcome to visit the program at any time.Our children nap from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and we do request that their rest time be respected.CENTER EVALUATIONOn an annual basis, parents will be given the opportunity to evaluate the Preschools’ ability tomeet your needs. These evaluations are very important to us because they help us provide bettercare for your child. When you receive the evaluation form, please take the time to complete it.Remember that all comments are confidential.CHILD ABUSE REPORTINGAt the Preschools, administrators and teachers are trained to recognize the signs and symptomsof abuse and neglect and to make reports to Child Protective Services or to local law enforcementagencies. As child care professionals, we are mandated by law to report suspected abuse.COURT ORDERS AND CUSTODYThe Preschools recognize that in most situations both parents have a legal right to be a partof their child’s life. The Preschools deny a parent access to their child only if there is a certifiedcopy with the original signature and certified seal of the current court order which states therights or restraints ordered.GRIEVANCESIn the case of grievances, effective communication with proper parties involved can resolvemany issues that arise. We ask that parents follow the organizational structure of the Preschoolby first discussing matters with your child’s teacher, then the Program Director and then the UnitDirector of the Preschool. It is our hope that this will help to expedite the grievance process andclarify situations so that they do not linger and create further misunderstandings. The Preschoolsexpect all parties involved to conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standards.HOLIDAYSLabor Day (9/5/2011), Thanksgiving Day and the day following (11/24-25/2011), ChristmasHoliday (12/26/2011), New Years Holiday (1/2/2012), President’s Day (2/20/2012), andMemorial Day (5/28/2012).CONFIDENTIALITYThe Preschools believe families should play an active role in their child’s learning anddevelopment. The Preschools assure families that all observations, assessments, screenings,illnesses, and injuries are confidential. Confidential records are maintained in a locked, filingsystem accessible to Administrators, Staff, Department of Social Services Community CareLicensing and Health Department.The Preschools strive to accommodate the language needs of the families we serve. Please ask theOffice if you need help translating the information into Spanish or Vietnamese.Trung Tâm hết lòng đáp ứng nhu cầu học ngôn ngữ của mọi gia đình mà chúng tôi phục vụ.Los Centros se esfuerzan por complacer las necesidades de lenguaje de las familiasa las que servimos.SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONYour child’s health and safety is our number one priority. If your child has severe allergies,please make sure to inform our staff and mark the “severe allergic reaction” box on the frontpage of your care contract. We will then take the following steps to protect your child fromsevere allergic reactions while at school:• We will discuss your child’s medical condition to learn about the child’s allergy, triggersand symptoms so we can keep our staff informed and develop a food allergy action planin case of emergency. This plan must be created before your child starts the program.• We will ask you to complete a medical release form and provide emergencyrescue medication.• If your child’s allergy reaction requires an EpiPen to be on hand, we will only give yourchild food provided from home. Once your child has started at the program, pleaseprovide a daily snack so that your child will be able to enjoy food that youdetermined is safe.• Our teachers and administrators will be in constant communication to make sure allstaff members know about your child’s allergy, food requirements, emergencymedication and the food allergy action plan.If you have any questions about our severe allergy policies, please feel free to contact theUnit Director at your branch.2627


Community ConnectionsGet ConnectedAnnual Benefit Dinner & AuctionFall Program 2011It Just Takes One!As a parent, you know it just takes one person to make a difference in a child’s life. You do somuch for your own children, but we hope you will consider getting more involved with theClub to make a difference to even more children. You can:• Coach an arena soccer, basketball or flag football team• Volunteer to tutor or mentor kids at the Club• Serve on a parent advisory board• Make a donation to the Club• Ask your company to support the Club withvolunteers or donations• Help with the Club’s special eventsTo find out more about how you can make a difference,talk to a Unit Director or call (714) 593-0753 ext. 109.VOLUNTEER!28Twilight Education ProjectFREE English Language Learner Programs for the whole family!Tues, Wed & Thurs • 6:00pm - 8:00pm • Golden West College Campus15744 Golden West Street • Huntington Beach, CA 92647Adult English ClassesFree English classes for all levels offered by the Huntington Beach Adult School.K-12 ProgramsHomework help, tutoring and enrichment programs for your children.Preschool ProgramPrepare your young child for Kindergarten.Infant CareEnrichment programs for infants as young as 2 months.At least one parent must be enrolled in classes in order for childrento participate in the programs. Bus transportation is provided from10 designated street corner locations in Huntington Beach.For more information regarding classes and transportation,please call Susan Bixler at (714) 899-5900.


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