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Opening and Closing

Opening: If a staff member “opens” in the morning, he or she has a key. He or she must be there no later than 7:00 a.m. summer or 7:30 a.m. fall and spring semesters to open the door.  Specific opening duties are posted for each classroom. He or she must greet parents and children upon arrival.

Closing:  If a staff member “closes” in the late afternoon, there are many things that need to be done. He or she is responsible for the children that are left in the center until closing. That staff member must greet parents when they come to pick up their children and assist them in getting the children’s things together. If he or she does not recognize someone picking up a child, he or she should ask him/her to identify him/herself, ask to see a picture I.D. and double check the information in the child’s file for Authorized Persons to Pick Up Child. Staff must stay in the center until all children in their area are picked up. Specific closing responsibilities are posted in each classroom.

Friends, “important others”, rides home, etc, are NOT ALLOWED to wait for staff in the center until they finish. They must wait outside of the center in the ECC building.


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