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CARING FOR YOUR CHILD
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Corte Madera Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that our Afterschool Child Care Program will continue for the 2022-2023 school year! Our highly skilled staff will provide a wide variety of activities including arts & crafts, sports, outdoor play, homework help, cooking, science, engineering, and much more!
CM Children's Centers mission is to be THE after school program that provides a safe environment where kids can relax, feel comfortable, have a quiet place to complete school work, and enjoy being a kid while sharpening their skills in after school interests, all within a protected, supportive, and encouraging environment. You can put your mind at ease knowing your child is being cared for by experienced and well qualified caregivers.
We will be offering:
Kindergarten Part Day 2:00PM-2:50PM
Kindergarten Full Day 2:00PM-6:00PM
Afterschool Care for Grades 1st-5th 2:50PM-6:00PM
Full Day (Non-School Day) 8:00AM-6:00PM
Rec Day (Non-School Day) 9:00AM-3:00PM
Our Program Is Closed On The Following Days:Labor Day September 5th
Veterans Day November 11th
Thanksgiving Break November 23rd-25th
Winter Break December 19th-January 2nd
MLK Holiday January 16th
Presidents Day February 20th
Mid-Winter Break February 20th & 24th
Spring Break April 10th & 14th
Memorial Day May 29th
The Non-School Days Our Program Will Be Open Include:Certified School Work Day October 5th
Certified Professional Development Day November 1st
Thanksgiving Break November 21st & 22nd
Mid-Winter Break February 21st-23rd
Certified Professional Development Day March 10th
Spring Break April 11th-13th
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Registration for Corte Madera Children's Center will open on the 20th of each month. April registration will become available March 20, 2023 and close at midnight on March 31, 2023.
Kindergarten Part Day: 2:00PM-2:50PM
Kindergarten part day allows campers 50 minutes of fun while providing parents with a great opportunity to have only one pick-up time for their children with siblings. Kindergarten part day will not be available on early release days ending at 1:30PM and taking place each Wednesday. If you need child care for these days please register for Kindergarten Full days. Please keep in mind when registering that there will be an early dismissal of 1:30PM for ALL students on Friday, April 7th. In addition, Neil Cummins will be closed for Spring Break April 10th-April14th, however, Corte Madera Children's Center will be open 3 days during break being 4/11-4/13. Our program will be offering only one child care option: Rec Day (9:00AM-3:00PM), please register separately for these dates if needed.
Kindergarten Full Day: 2:00PM-6:00PM
Kindergarten full day gives students the opportunity to hang with our great staff and their fellow schoolmates while they get to participate in our homework club, and our fun art and game activities. Please keep in mind when registering that there will be an early dismissal of 1:30PM for ALL students on Friday, April 7th. In addition, Neil Cummins will be closed for Spring Break April 10th-April14th, however, Corte Madera Children's Center will be open 3 days during break being 4/11-4/13. Our program will be offering only one child care option: Rec Day (9:00AM-3:00PM), please register separately for these dates if needed.
Aftercare for 1st-5th Grade: 2:50PM-6:00PM
Aftercare for 1st-5th graders gives students the opportunity to hang with our great staff and their fellow schoolmates while they get to participate in our homework club, and fun art and game activities. Please keep in mind when registering that there will be an early dismissal of 1:30PM for ALL students on Friday, April 7th. In addition, Neil Cummins will be closed for Spring Break April 10th-April14th, however, Corte Madera Children's Center will be open 3 days during break being 4/11-4/13. Our program will be offering only one child care option: Rec Day (9:00AM-3:00PM), please register separately for these dates if needed.
Non-School Rec Day 3/10: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Neil Cummins will be closed for Spring Break April 10th-April14th, however, Corte Madera Children's Center will be open 3 days during break being 4/11-4/13. Our program will be offering only one child care option: Rec Day (9:00AM-3:00PM), please register separately for these dates if needed.
LOCATED ON NEIL CUMMINS CAMPUS
We are located on the Neil Cummins campus in the portables G1 & G2 behind the gym. The orange arrow indicates the main entrance for CM Children's Center where parents can drop off and pick up their children each day.
We recommend parking in the Town Park lot off of Pixley Avenue or in the Neil Cummins parking lot to easily access our portables.
IMPORTANT CHILD CARE WAIVERS/EMERGENCY FORM
This form and waivers are required in addition to online registration and waiver. Please return completed hard copies of this paperwork to Child Care Center Director, Alexandra Duran-Esparza upon the first day of enrollment.
CM Children's Center Emergency Form
CM Children's Center Annual Waiver
POLICY & PROCEDURES
If you would like to receive a refund for selected days, please request it BEFORE the first day of enrollment for that month. In addition, we only provide refunds if an emergency takes place or due to testing positive for COVID. Unattended days do not qualify for refunds or credit! Please be sure to check the dates you register for thoroughly as we will not be allowing families to switch dates but only add!
On Time Pick-Up Policy
For Kindergarten parents, children who are registered for Kindergarten Part Day are expected to be picked up no later than 3:00PM. If your child is registered for Kindergarten Part Day, but stays into the Kindergarten Full Day time period (from 3:00PM-6:00PM) we will be charging you for a Kindergarten Full Day.
Corte Madera Children's Center closes promptly at 6:00PM. If you pick up your child after 6:00PM, you will be charged a late fee as follows:
- $20 for the first 10 minutes or less
- $10 for each additional 10 minutes or less
Late Registration Fee (Effective October 1, 2022)
Monthly registration deadlines are the last day of each month. After that date, you will be unable to complete your child’s registration online. For registrations completed on or after the 1st of the month, a $25 late registration fee will be added. The safety of your child is our top priority, registering on time ensures the safe pick-up of your child from school.
Drop-in care is any additional care request made that is not scheduled in advance online. Drop-in care must be approved in advance of your child attending. Contact the Program Director directly to schedule drop-in. An additional $5 fee will be added to the cost of all drop-in days.
Please contact the Aftercare Director when your child will be absent for any reason. If your child leaves early from school for any reason and will not be attending the program, please contact the program, the school does not notify the center regarding absences or early departure.
CM Children's Center follows closely with the COVID protocols put in place by Neil Cummins Elementary School provided by the County.
The California Department of Public Health announced on February 28th, 2022 that indoor masking will no longer be mandatory but rather strongly recommended. Alongside Neil Cummins Elementary School, masking indoors for students AND staff will not be required, but "strongly recommended", especially for those who are unvaccinated.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of activities fo you do?
We have a variety of activities that include but are not limited to arts & crafts, sports, outdoor play, board games, cooking, science, engineering, homework help, etc!
How do the children get from NC school to the portables?
Kindergarteners are picked up from their classrooms and are walked to CM Children's Center, and first through fifth graders are expected to walk directly into the portables.
Will a snack be provided?
Snack will be provided between 3:30PM-4:00PM everyday. If your child has any food restrictions, please pack an extra snack with his or her lunch. If your child has an extra snack, he or she is more than welcome to eat it anytime throughout the day.
Will children be allowed to play on the playground during their time at aftercare?
Yes. We will be allowing children to play in the playground during their aftercare time this school year.
MEET THE ALEX TEAM!
With a combined 15 years of experience working with kids and with Corte Madera Parks and Recreation, Alexandra Duran-Esparza and Alexandra Poretz have built deep relationships within the community and strive to maintain a safe and fun environment to nurture and grow kids curiosity, and create new memories, laughs and friends!
Child Care Director: Site Coordinator:
Alexandra Duran-Esparza Alexandra Poretz
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A child care counselor is responsible for supervising campers and keeping them safe. Their duties include teaching children outdoor and recreational skills, overseeing and executing camp activities and learning and implementing emergency protocol efforts to ensure the protection of campers.
- Organizing team games such as soccer, softball and basketball, explaining the rules and acting as referee or umpire throughout the game
- Leading activities such as crafts and art, demonstrating various techniques and encouraging children to come up with ideas
- Communicating with superiors and providing updates where required
- Provide basic first aid
- Providing guidance, motivation and support all for camp visitors
Job Skills and Qualifications:
- First aid training to be able to respond to minor injuries or illnesses
- Health and safety knowledge to help keep all campers safe
- Excellent communication skills to convey camp procedures to all visitors
- Leadership skills to guide and motivate campers throughout their stay
- Interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with campers under their care
- Caring and compassionate attitude when interacting with and caring for children
- Strong verbal communication and listening skills to converse with children, fellow professional caregivers and parents or guardians
- Excellent patience and stamina for keeping up with the demands of children of all ages
- Advanced multitasking and organizational skills to handle multiple children at a time
- Behavioral analysis and cognitive recognition abilities for anticipating and addressing potential interactions or issues
Part-time or Full-time
$16.00 - $20.00 per hour
All counselors are strongly recommended to wear masks, sanitize all classrooms and we highly recommend all counselors be vaccinated.