Child Care Program
To complete the registration process for enrolling your scholar(s) in the Child Care Program, please complete and return both pages of the Child Care Registration Form and the very last page of the Parent’s Handbook (see below). These three pages must be completed per child and submitted along with the $10.00 registration fee before a scholar is allowed to enter the Child Care Program.
Child Care Program
BCA will offer Child Care this year. The Child Care Program is a program of before and after school care for children so that they may remain in the safe, secure, and familiar environment of their school while enjoying activities such as indoor and outdoor games and movies to mention a few. Time is also set aside each day for the children to complete homework under adult supervision.
Our Child Care Program Fees are as follows:
3rd Child or More (per child)
Full-time weekly tuition
A.M. only weekly tuition
P.M. only weekly tuition
All drop-in fees are $10.00 per day for morning or afternoon sessions or for both sessions. Additional children are $10.00 per day also. There is an additional one time $10.00 registration fee.
The morning Child Care Program begins at 6:45 A.M. and ends at 7:35 A.M. The afternoon program begins when the school dismissal bell rings at 3:00 P.M. and ends at 5:25 P.M. The program operates Monday through Friday on regular school days. The first day that before and after care will be provided is August 5th, the first day of school.
Please remember that this program is designed to assist working parents through the convenience of an in-house child care program. If you are interested, please come to school to register your child on August 3rd from 5:00-6:30. You may also turn in registration paperwork downloaded from our website and payment with your child on the first day of school. For more information and to access registration forms, please visit our website www.bcacharter.org under “Child Care Program.”
CHILD CARE PROGRAM GENERAL INFORMATION
Messages may be left with the secretary for the Child Care personnel Monday through Friday during school hours by calling the school at (985)446-3011 or you may contact the Child Care Coordinator during the hours that Child Care is in session at (985)271-5134.
The morning Child Care Program begins at 6:45 A.M. and ends when the duty professional arrives at 7:35 A.M.
The afternoon Child Care Program begins when the school dismissal bell rings at 3:00 P.M. and ends at 5:25 P.M. Please be prompt when picking up your scholar. If any scholar is not signed out by 5:25pm, the parents will be charged $1.00 for every minute past 5:25pm. If the child is not signed out by 5:30pm, the parents will be notified the following day that they will no longer be able to utilize the Child Care Program on campus.
The Child Care Program operates Monday through Friday on regular school days.
The Child Care Program will not be open on holidays.
The Child Care Program will not be held on designated Professional Development Days. Parents will be notified of these days on the monthly school calendar.
The Child Care Program will be held in the library of our school for Before Care and the East Cafeteria for After Care.
For safety purposes, people who are dropping off scholars for Before Care or picking them up during After Care are asked not to leave their vehicle running in the parking lot.
When dropping off your child for before care, please utilize the side door on the Thibodaux Elementary side of campus closest to the library. Please do not park in or block any of the parking spots labeled “visitor.” Morning drop off parking should be to the right of the barricade on the TES side of school. You must escort your child into school and sign him/her in every day for Before Care. Please refrain from utilizing the front entrance of school unless when it is raining.
For scholar tuition and fees – refer to page 1. Parents can choose to pay monthly or weekly. Payments must be made on the first day of the week / month that the scholar attends Child Care. Child Care will begin on August 5, 2021.
Registration – A $10.00 registration is required before the scholar starts the program. The fee must be paid for drop-in scholars as well. A scholar must be registered in order to participate in the Child Care Program on a regular or drop-in basis
Late fees – Scholars picked up after 5:25 P.M. will pay the following late fees:
$1.00 for each additional minute after 5:25 P.M. Please notify the school’s secretary before 2:45pm or after please call the Child Care Coordinator at (985)271-5134 if you know that you will be late. This will be enforced. These payments must be made on the following Monday.
All fees are non-refundable; no refunds if the scholar is absent. Payment DOES NOT carry over to the next week.
No partial payment will be accepted.
All fees must be paid on the first day of the school week or the first day of the month. If payment is not received for two consecutive weeks, your scholar will not receive services. Once your debt is cleared, you may re-register your scholar for a fee of $10.00. A $25.00 charge will be assessed for all NSF checks and all future fees must be paid in cash.
Scholars must be dropped off and picked up by a parent/guardian. Scholars must be signed out in the afternoon by the parent/designated person. Only persons listed on the emergency form may sign out scholars. A driver’s licenses or picture ID will be monitored at every check-out. In an emergency situation, if the only person who is available for pickup is someone who is not listed on the sign-out card, the Child Care coordinator must be notified by a signed statement listing the person given responsibility for signing out the scholar. The coordinator or support teacher must make a copy of the individual’s driver’s license before dismissing the scholar. A driver’s license or picture ID will be required when signing
Activities – A designated 30-45 minute time will be set aside each day for scholars in grades 1st through 8th for supervised homework time. If scholars are done with homework they will read a book until the end of the homework time. It is the responsibility of the scholar to know what homework is to be done and to have all supplies. The supervised homework time is not a tutoring service, but questions will be answered and homework will be monitored. Once that time is over, the scholars will participate in physical activities, board games, movie watching, etc.
Parents are to submit the completed Before/After School Care Special Needs form upon registration.
EMERGENCY DISMISSAL AND SCHOOL CLOSING
During the school year it may become necessary to dismiss the scholars early or to close the school due to an emergency situation. Our primary concern will be to insure the safety of all scholars. The full cooperation of all scholars and parents is required should an early dismissal or school closing occur.
- Please be sure that your scholar has accurate and current emergency information on file and that you inform the coordinator whenever the information needs to be revised.
- Please make sure that your scholar knows both your home and work phone number or a working emergency number. Attach this information securely to a notebook or other item that your scholar uses frequently.
- Please make emergency arrangements NOW and discuss them with your scholar so that he/she will know what to do.
- The news media will be notified of emergency closure. Stay turned to your local radio station. If Bayou Community Academy is closed due to an emergency situation, there will be no before or after school care.