We are excited to share information regarding our quest for excellence and our goal to provide the best possible nurturing and education for each student in the Carlton Academy family. Our mission is to be a “home away from home” where warm embraces and kind smiles and words are given to strengthen and encourage our children to become generous and considerate of others. Our mission as a learning academy is to arm our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become high achieving world citizens.
We promise to appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle and although we seek to prepare your child for future accomplishments
we value the quality of all of our Carlton Academy children lives in the present.
To provide your child with warm, sensitive, and responsive care to help make your child feel valued as a Carlton Academy student
but also as an important member of her family and community and to gain more from their learning experiences with us.
To help your child develop a positive sense of their own self-identity and respect for other people whose perspectives and experiences may be different from their own.
To never underestimate your child- Children have an enormous capacity to learn!
Carlton Academy Day School ensures
You will always be a part of yours child's day.
With each passing day your child is changing and growing not only physically, but cognitively, socially and emotionally.
Carlton Academy we want you to share in your child’s daily experiences with us. Our teachers and staff provide daily updates on your child’s development and let you know about all the milestones, developmental changes, and fun activities that your child has enjoyed.
We ensure open communication not only with daily updates but also through our comprehensive website.
Of course, Carlton Academy professional staff are available via e-mail and telephone at your convenience. As our most valued partner in contributing to the growth and education of your child, you are always welcome to contact our Partnership Board of Owners who are available by telephone, mail and e-mail as set forth on the “contact us” page.
At Carlton Academy we are eager to understand your needs and meet them.
We respect that you, as a parent, are the first and most important teacher in your child’s life and we seek to work together with you to foster a nurturing learning environment for your child while your child is with us each day. It is our honor to participate in the excitement and learning your child experiences each day and it is our firm commitment to provide your child with the best in early childhood education, presented in a warm, supportive, nurturing environment that supports the needs of not only your child, but yours as well.
Carlton Academy Day School endorses Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)1 as the basis to the curriculum for each of our programs.
To view the contructs of a DAP curriculum as stated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.).
In developmentally appropriate programs, assessment and curriculum are integrated
with teachers continually engaging in observational assessment for the purpose of improving teaching and learning.
1 DAP is the curriculum construct theory approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C).
N.A.E.Y.C does not endorse specific curricula, however, DAP is endorsed as a guideline for creating the framework of a curriculum model for “Gold Star” programs.
A Warm Embrace
At Carlton Academy Day School, every child, every day, has the opportunity to learn - safely and securely. For parents, that means unparalleled peace of mind.
At Carlton Academy Day School, we have designed an environment for your child that influences learning and life in a meaningful way.
A place to give you total confidence in your day care decision.
We know that first and foremost, this confidence begins with the assurance of your child’s safety.
To achieve this, we have designed an environment that is anchored by advanced security systems, meticulously trained staff, advanced security technologies and equipment, and rigid safety policies. All are reviewed on an ongoing basis for effectiveness. Carlton Academy also has cameras in each classroom which may be remotely accessed by families of children in that classroom through our WebWatchMyDay program.
Strictly Monitored Access
We employ tight security for all facility entrances.
No unlocked doors-ever.
We use single-action locks
which keep unauthorized people from entering buildings, but never hinder escape.
Security cameras surround the perimeter of the building.
There is mandatory electronic sign-in for all parents and visitors.
All staff members and families are reminded to not allow others they do not recognize through the building entrances.
A coded securakey security system further allows us to control and monitor access to our facility.
All adults who pick up children from Carlton Academy Day School must be authorized to do so.
Absolutely no exceptions.
If an adult the staff is unfamiliar with comes to pick up a child, we check that adult’s identification.
f the individual is not on file as fully authorized by the parent(s) or guardian(s), the child will not be released in his or her custody. Again, no exceptions.
Your Academy Director keeps an updated file of names, addresses and phone numbers of people authorized to pick up children in case of an emergency.
Policy states that no one under sixteen years of age (unless he or she is the child’s parent) is permitted to pick-up a child.
Any visitor to Carlton Academy Day School must sign in in our secure waiting area, present picture ID, and communicate their reason for visiting. Unauthorized individuals will not be allowed past the lobby.
Personal Information and Vigilance
Safeguarding personal information is a cornerstone of safety.
We will never share information about a child with anyone except parents or authorized guardians.
We are alert and aware of our surroundings and ask that parents help by reporting anything out of the ordinary to us and the local authorities.
We do not permit adults or children on our property unless they have an affiliation to Carlton Academy Day School.
Health and Sanitation Standards
No adult worker is hired at Carlton Academy Day School without a signed physical exam from a doctor to certify his or her health.
All state-required standards for health are met or exceeded.
Staff members are not permitted to work when ill.
Comprehensive health records and histories are required before a child is admitted to Carlton Academy Day School.
Information on allergies, immunizations, and emergency contacts are continually maintained and updated.
ALL children, staff, visitors and parents are asked to wash their hands upon entering Carlton Academy Day School.
Children and staff routinely wash their hands when coming in from the outside; before preparing, serving, or eating food; after diapering and toileting; and after cleaning up sneezes.
We take serious precautions in dealing with body fluids.
We have an aggressive cleanup regimen in place to ensure the highest standards.
We ask parents to use discretion when a child is ill. We cannot allow sick children on our premises.
Equipment and Furniture Safety
All equipment used inside and outside Carlton Academy Day School is evaluated for optimal safety.
Furniture is appropriately sized for the age of the child, and is tip-resistant and designed without sharp corners.
All equipment and furniture is inspected on a rigid schedule to ensure its condition and safety.
It’s replaced immediately if found to be deficient in any way.
Standards for Food Preparation
Carlton Academy Day School serves only the safest and most nutritious meals.
Staff is carefully trained in the sanitary handing and preparation of food.
We consult with the USDA to confirm the nutrition content of our meals.
Hot drinks are never in the vicinity of children.
Food is never prepared hot enough to burn.
Appliances are securely beyond the reach of small hands.
We believe if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. In an emergency this is not an option. We have taken these steps to further ensure the safety of everyone at Carlton Academy Day School:
We are aware of our area’s unique risks and have developed and emergency action plan with local emergency management and the Red Cross.
Our staff is fully trained to execute the emergency plan.
As part of the plan, we are prepared to relocate children offsite in case they need to be moved quickly for their safety.
Upon enrollment we will share these emergency locations.
We conduct monthly fire drills with your child.
Children of proper maturity learn also to identify the exits.
We test smoke alarms and fire extinguishers monthly to make sure that they are in working order and meet legal standards.
Our staff is trained on how to use fire extinguishers.
A very talented and diverse group of people make up our team. Each must pass rigorous background checks and meet our qualifications. The process begins by asking ourselves ‘Would I trust this person with my child?’
The educational and exciting activities we plan are all in secure and kid friendly environments.
Parents must give permission for their children to attend the field trip by signing the field trip form at the Academy, prior to the field trip.
Our teachers keep constant watch over the children
and use attendance sheets before they leave the Academy, on the van, periodically during the trip, prior to loading the van to return, on the return van, and at the Academy when the trip is over. A copy of the attendance sheet remains at the Academy during the trip.
Each child has a nametag with all of the Academy information on it to wear during the trip.
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