Y PRESCHOOL FAMILY HANDBOOK
The PRESCHOOL FAMILY HANDBOOK contains very important information regarding program procedures, policies and expectations. It is provided to each new family at the time of enrollment. All parents are responsible for understanding and following the handbook policies and procedures.
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
All parents must sign their child in and out every day. When dropping your child off, please walk your child to their classroom and put their belongings in their cubby. When picking your child up, please check your child’s mailbox and cubby for any special projects, notes from the teacher and important announcements.
All Y Preschool centers have an emergency preparedness plan. We have local and non-local evacuation plans, as well as shelter in place (lockdown) plans. Drills are regularly implemented to practice our emergency routines for fire; weather emergencies (tornado); chemical emergencies (local chemical spill); criminal activity in the area; and other situations.
If the local school district is either delayed or closed, the preschool center will open at 8:00am, unless the Y in Central Maryland determines the weather and road conditions are such that either a later opening or a closing would be necessary to ensure the safety of our families and associates. If the Y decides to open after 8:00am or close the preschool center for the day, an announcement will be made on our Facebook page and via email prior to 7:30am.
If the local school district announces an early closing, the preschool center will remain open for normal business hours, unless the Y in Central Maryland decides otherwise. You will be notified via email if it is determined that we need to close early.
Parents should check for updates regarding weather-related closings on their email and on our Preschool Facebook page and/or Y Facebook page. If an association-wide closing is necessary, it will be posted on local TV stations and on ymaryland.org.