Our supplies are sourced from a number of different companies, most of them familiar to teachers or other folks who work with groups of children in educational or recreational settings.
Certainly! Many of our programs feature trips to local attractions such as zoos, parks, museums, etc. We can also take the kids to movies or other entertainment venues. Like swimming or any other special activity, this must be arranged ahead of time with both the client and the parents, and additional consent forms will apply.
Swimming, along with field trips or other excursions, must be arranged ahead of time with both the client and the parent. Additional consent forms will be provided, and the environment/facilities must meet with the approval of CKE.
Only if we’ve made special arrangements ahead of time with the both the clients and the parents. When “teen-release” is arranged ahead of time, we provide an additional consent form to the parents of teens who wish to allow their children to leave the program on their own recognizance. Parents must sign this form at check in. With a signed release form, your teen will be allowed to leave our program, but will not be allowed to check back in without an authorized parent/guardian.
Our preference is, and our experience shows, that having younger children mixed with older ones disrupts staffing ratios, is more stressful for the younger child and is generally inappropriate for care. With that said, we always try to accommodate the wishes of parent/guardians provided we can do so without disrupting the overall program.