Pottorf’s Haven Before and After School Program

(239) 274-3932

What we are all about….

Pottorf’s Haven is a program that offers before and after school care for students.  Hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., year round.  If your child(ren) attend the before and after school program he/she will enjoy supervised homework time, tutoring, arts and crafts, drama, individual/team sports, computer time with educational programs, cooperative learning activities, and playground time.

 

We also provide daycare on non-school days including a summer program. Field trips include going to movies, swimming, skating, bowling, and Lakes Park.  On a daily basis we provide educational    activities relating to reading.  Students will also be exposed to guest                                                                                                   speakers and presentations during day care hours.

 

Information for our Non-school days and  Summer Program  will be available in advance to allow for planning.

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

To  provide a safe,  caring and educationally enriching environ-

ment for the school age children of working parents/guardians.

 

HOURS

The program hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

DAYS OF OPERATION

 

We will be open every week day except for September 3th,

November 22h,  & 23th,  December 24th/, 25th & 31st  , January 1, March 29th  & May 24th , 27th. Summer Program begins May 28th .

 

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL FEES

According to Lee County Administrative Reg. 1.37, schools may  not  extend  credit,   therefore,  advance  payment  is

required each week.

 

 

1 child

Each additional

child

Morning only

$6.00

$4.00

Afternoon only

$6.00

$4.00

Morning and Afternoon

$12.00

$8.00

Non-school days

$20.00

$17.00

 

 

 

INSUFFICIENT FUNDS

 

All returned checks will be expected to be paid in cash in full.  After

one  returned checks, all payments must be made in cash.

 

 

LATE FEE POLICY

 

A late fee will be added to your day care balance any time pick up is after 6:05 p.m.  A $5.00 charge will be given for each 15 minutes.  For example:  6:05 to 6:15 will equal a late fee of $5.00; 6:05 to 6:30 will be a late fee of $10.00, etc.  Lee County guidelines for After School Programs state that if a parent does not arrive on time, staff will make every attempt to contact a member of the family or persons listed as emergency contacts.  If within a reasonable amount of time no one is contacted,  one of  the  following actions will occur:

 

  • An employee can be sent to the home or work site to attempt contact with a parent/guardian.

 

  • The school principal may contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and release the child to this agency.

 

DROP OFF AND PICK UP

 

For safety reasons, please do not drop your child(ren) off before the start time of 6:00 a.m. Children must be walked into and out of the day care program.

 

MEDICATION

 

We are only allowed to distribute prescription medication.  The medication must be in the original container with the child’s name on it.  A written parent permission note must also be filed with the program’s director.

 

FOOD

 

A healthy snack will be provided every afternoon at no additional cost.  Bag lunches may be required on full days.

 

 

 

DISCIPLINE POLICY

 

  1. A redirection or verbal warning will be given when inappropriate behavior (disrespect, noncompliance, physical/verbal intimidation)  first occurs.

 

  1. A cool down away from the group will be given when inappropriate behavior continues after the warning (age and behavior will determine the time).

 

  1. If inappropriate behavior continues after the time-out or is a safety concern, a discipline report describing the behavior will be issued.  This report will be discussed with and signed by the parent. After the first write up the child will be suspended from daycare for up to 4 days. If a child displays severe or continuous disruptive behavior that results in 4 write ups, they will no longer be able to attend any daycare program at Ray Pottorf Elementary.

 

  1. Parents will be called to come immediately and pick up any student who is displaying severe or uncontrollable behavior.

 

  1. Any type of physical aggression toward an adult will be an automatic suspension.

 

REST OF THE SCOOP

 

Toys – Please do not allow your child(ren) to bring any toys to daycare.  This will alleviate many issues that may arise.

 

Hats – They are allowed to be worn on outside field trips or during playground play but not in school.

 

Homework – Your child will have the opportunity to do homework every day.  He/she should be prepared and know the assignment.

 

For safety reasons, shoes with wheels are not allowed at school therefore not allowed at daycare.  If a child wears them you will be called to come and pick him/her up.