The early years set the foundation for lifelong learning, behavior, health and well-being. ICCC, we support the social and emotional development of children in our care by working as partners with families to promote, strengthen and develop children’s positive behavior self-regulation and social skills. All staff receives training to better understand the stages of early childhood development, as well as positive approaches to behavior management. In addition, we offer assistance to programs, if needed, through The Inclusion Support Program and our Resource Consultant.
We use the latest research, resources and strategies to support children’s attempts to regulate their behavior, emotions, attention and overall wellbeing. Ways we prevent conflicts using self-regulation and the learning environment include the following:
International Child Care Center staff use a positive structured process to support children with challenging behaviors. We understand that all behavior occurs for a reason. Once we identify the reason, we can use this information to develop strategies for success. We connect proactively with families through dialogue and open communication to resolve issues by working respectfully together. The Centre endeavors to include all children in programs.
International Child Care Center operates year-round: with the exception of pre identified Holidays & inclement weather.
The Center will be closed to observe the following holiday: (not excluding weather conditions).
NOTE: Any holiday that falls on Thursday the Center will be closed that following Friday.
|Before & After School||$75|
Families who register with ICCC are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $75. Each year, in September, you will be required to re-register and pay the $75 registration fee. If a family cancels from the program and re-registers, they will be charges the registration fee again.
Upon registering, and before your child attends, full fee paying, parents are required to pay the first and last week fees. Weekly payments must be made Friday to participate the following Monday. Payments for children registered in programs can be made by cash, or credit card via Brightwheel App with a processing fee.
If your payments are late or unpaid, your child will also be refused care until your bill is paid.
Late Pick-up Fees
International Child Care Center closes at 6:00pm. If your child is picked up after 6:00pm, there will be a late fee of $5.00, plus $1.00 for every minute you are late. If a parent is consistently late, they may be asked to find alternative child care.
Full fee paying families are able to take one week vacation, free of charge, during the summer months only. Subsidized families are given an allotted number of vacation/absent days when you qualify for fee subsidy. If you exceed your allotted days you will be required to pay the Centre for those absent days that subsidy does not cover. Please see your parent agreement.
International Child Care Center works with the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Service to support families who need fee assistance. Families can apply for fee subsidy from the MDHS.
Please note: Failure to pay any fees to International Child Care Center will result in termination of care and the outstanding balance will be forwarded to the Collections and/or Small Claims Court. If the matter proceeds to court you will be responsible for paying all court costs.
Child Protection Law
The Child Protection Law states that every person who has a reason to believe that a child is at risk has a legal obligation to report his or her suspicions immediately to the Children’s Aid Society. The ICCC staff has a legal obligation to report any suspicions to the Children’s Aid Society, and inform them about concerns which might be confidential. The staff at ICCC is trained to spot signs of child abuse and neglect. If there are reasonable grounds to suspect abuse or neglect, staff are required to file a report. ICCC is committed to meeting the legal requirements of the Child and Family Services Act and to ensuring the safety and protection of each child in our programs.
ICCC ensures that staff will periodically perform direct visual checks of sleeping children by being physically present and checking for indicators of distress or unusual behaviors.
Visual checks will be completed every 20 minutes during the rest period, at 12:40pm, 1:00pm, 1:20pm, 1:40pm, and 2:00pm.
In addition, staff shall ensure that there is sufficient lighting in the sleep room or area to facilitate the direct visual checks.
Staff will communicate to parents the observance of any significant changes in a child’s sleeping patterns or behaviors during sleep. Families will be consulted respecting their child’s sleeping arrangements at the time the child is enrolled and at any other appropriate time, such as at transitions between programs or rooms or upon a parent’s request.
Arrival and Prompt Pick-Up
Parents or guardians are required to personally drop-off and pick-up their children from the Centre, this includes entering the building and making contact with your child’s educators. Arrival and departure of children must be recorded by the parent or guardian prior to leaving the premises via the Brightwheel App.