Santa Clara University

Kids on Campus

Preschool Enrollment


Enrollment Requirements

In order to be eligible for Kids On Campus, a child:

  1. Must be at least 2 years old at the time he or she begins KOC.
  2. Must be ready for the type of group experience offered at KOC and be able to benefit from the program. Remember, all children develop at their own pace. It is important to respect this when determining whether your child is ready to start KOC.

An interview will be conducted with the director prior to enrolling your child so that you can review all policies and procedures and the school philosophy and goals so that you may determine our program’s compatibility to your needs.


Enrolling Your Child

To enroll at KOC you need to provide the director with the following:

  1. $100 non-refundable registration fee
  2. Registration form
  3. Enrollment Agreement
  4. Release of Liability, Informed Consent, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement
  5. Talent Release
  6. Consent for Medical Treatment
  7. Physician's Report, (current within the last six months)
  8. Pre-admission Health History Parent's Report
  9. Emergency Information and Consent Form
  10. Identification and Emergency Information - Day Care Centers
  11. Notification of Parent's Rights
  12. Personal Rights - Community Care Facilities and Child Day Care Facilities
  13. Parent Class Schedule (students only) where you can be reached at any time.
  14. Infant and Toddler Needs and Service Plan (Star Fish only)
  15. Toddler Toilet Training Plan (Star Fish only)


Immunizations

Evidence of the following immunizations must be on file at KOC:

  • DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Polio
  • HIB (Meningitis) vaccine
  • TB Test (Tuberculosis)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella
  • A signed physician's report form


First Day of School - What do I Bring?

Your child needs the following at KOC (clearly labeled with name):

  • Complete change of clothes (including underwear, socks, and shoes)
  • Sheet to cover a 46" x 23" mat (full-size crib sheet works fine!)
  • Blanket and small pillow (with a cover that can be washed)

You are responsible for cleaning these as necessary. Bedding is taken home by parents on Friday and returned on Monday.

Nutrition

If your child will be at KOC through the lunch period, please send a nutritious lunch in a lunchbox clearly labeled with your child's name. Examples of typical items are sandwiches, fruit, crackers, cheese, soup in a thermos, microwaveable foods, etc. Milk is provided by KOC, please do not send juice boxes in your child's lunch.

Breakfast foods are allowed prior to 8:45 a.m., if brought to school ready to eat or prepared by parents at KOC. Please bring breakfast milk from home. We keep just enough milk on hand to serve at lunch.

Please inform the center, in writing, of any food restriction and allergies. Our staff will work with you to ensure your child is served food that is safe for him/her. Teachers will post a list of children with allergies or restrictions to remind them and others working in their room.

Kids on Campus provides nutritious morning and afternoon snacks. Juice is provided with each snack. The snack schedule is posted in each classroom.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND CANDY OR GUM TO SCHOOL!

Do not leave medicine or vitamins in your child's lunch box!

Sharing Toys

With the exception of special "sharing" toys and/or "napping buddies," do NOT send toys to school with your child. They may be lost or broken and sometimes they can be the source of disputes. In some rooms, each child is assigned a special sharing day during the week. On sharing days please bring the toy in a bag labeled with your child's name. This will allow the "share item" to be a surprise and will help the toy to return home.

Appropriate School Attire

Children should be dressed in comfortable play clothing that they can easily remove without help (age appropriate zippers, large buttons, elastic waists, Velcro, etc.) A child's self esteem is greatly enhanced by the independence involved in changing his/her own shoes/clothes. High-top shoes, overalls and belts, for example, are often difficult for young children to take off and on. For safety's sake we ask that no thongs or slippers be worn to school. Children should wear closed-toe shoes.

Field Trips

Field trips typically include trips to the Santa Clara Library, the de Saisset Museum, and the Santa Clara Fire Station. Parents are given ample notification of field trips are asked to sign appropriate permission forms. Occasionally the children will take walks on the SCU campus. Please check your calendar for days and times of field trips, as your child would be very disappointed if he/she missed a trip due to late arrival.

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