Atomic Adventures LLC
Atomic Adventures, LLC is an interactive and engaging STEAM focused program. It was designed to enrich students by tying in Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through hands-on experiences geared towards challenging participants to solve real world problems through project-based learning. Teachers will facilitate the learning experience, as well as serve as role models in the learning pod.
1. PROGRAM HOURS
Atomic Adventures LLC will run five days a week, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
We ask that children be dropped off between 9:45-10:00 am to minimize disruption to the environment. The rate will not be pro-rated or refunded for children’s absences.
2. RELEASE OF CHILDREN
Upon arrival, please check your child in at the front desk. Authorization from a parent/guardian is needed for those individuals who will be permitted to pick up your child. The names of these individuals should be provided to us at the time of enrollment. Under no circumstances will an adult be permitted to pick up a child without authorization. In an emergency, you may call the provided contact number and give authorization over the phone accompanied by an email. All authorized individuals should be prepared to show photo identification at pick up.
CHILDREN MAY NOT BE DROPPED OFF IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING OR COME IN BY THEMSELVES. When dropping your child off and picking them up, please keep them with you until they are left with a team member or until they are safely outside of the building with you. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Your child’s safety and the safety of others is very important to us.
3. ILLNESS AND INJURY
- A. In the event that your child is ill and will be absent, a courtesy call is appreciated.
- B. In the event that your child becomes ill during the day, the parent will be contacted to come pick up the child. Absences will not be discounted.
- C. A child will not be admitted if one or more of the following exists:
- a. Tympanic (ear) or forehead temperature of 100 degrees or greater (children should stay home at least 24 hours after a normal temperature is achieved WITHOUT the help of fever-reducing medications. For example, if your child goes home on Monday with a fever, they may come back to the program on Wednesday, if their temperature was normal on Tuesday);
- b. Uncontrolled diarrhea (children may return when normal function returns);
- c. Two or more vomiting episodes in 24 hours (children may return when they can retain a light meal);
- d. Persistent hacking or congested cough with sore throat (children may return with doctor’s written permission);
- e. Green nasal discharge, which indicates a respiratory infection which requires treatment (children may return with doctor’s written permission);
- f. Conjunctivitis, or pink eye (because it is highly contagious, children may return with doctor’s written permission);
- g. Difficulty in breathing to the point where child is very uncomfortable or unable to sleep normally;
- h. Persistent pain in abdomen;
- i. Swelling, redness, or throbbing in an injured part of the body;
- j. Undiagnosed profuse rash or blisters on parts of the body;
- k. Behavior changes, or other signs that the child may be severely ill;
- D. A health care professional has diagnosed the child with a communicable disease, and the child has medical documentation to indicate that the child is no longer contagious.
- E. Covid-19: while recommended by state and local health officials, health checks will be conducted on all children and staff upon arrival. No one will be allowed to enter when exhibiting the following symptoms: Tympanic or forehead temperature of 100 degrees or greater; severe cough or difficulty breathing; loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea or vomiting; diarrhea. If a classroom has to be closed due to positive Covid-19 cases, parents will be notified immediately.
4. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
If your child is seriously injured, CPR and/or the appropriate FirstAid will be administered until help arrives. 911 will be contacted immediately for assistance. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible. Information given in your enrollment packet will be used at this time. Please remember to keep you child’s records updated.
5. PARENTAL NOTIFICATIONS
Parents will be notified in person, by phone, in writing:
- A. If the child is injured and the injury requires medical attention;
- B. If the child has signs or symptoms requiring exclusion from care;
- C. If the child has been involved in any situation that placed the child at risk;
- D. If any situation renders the building unsafe;
- E. If a less serious injury or incident takes place, the parents will be notified at the time of pick up;
- F. If there are any changes to any policies or procedures;
- G. If there is a change in the staff working with your child on an everyday basis;
- H. If there is an outbreak of any communicable disease.
6. DISCIPLINE AND GUIDANCE PRACTICES
Redirection and verbal communication is used as a method of discipline. Your child will be treated with courtesy and respect. In the event your child’s behavior endangers others, he/she will be separated from the rest of the group for a sensible period of time. If a child continues to have difficulty in a particular situation, the child may be removed to a “safe place” or “thinking chair”, where they will have the opportunity to regain control of their emotions and calmly resolve the situation before they return to the group. If your child’s behavior becomes seriously disturbing, you will be notified.
An instructor may only use positive methods of guidance that encourage self-esteem, self-control, and self-direction, which include at least the following:
- • Using praise and encouragement of good behavior instead of focusing only upon unacceptable behavior.
- • Reminding a child of behavior expectations daily by using clear, positive statements;
- • Redirecting behavior using positive statements; and
- • Using brief supervised separation or time out from the group, when appropriate for the child’s age and development, which is limited to no more than one minute per year of the child’s age.
There must be no harsh, cruel, or usual treatment of any child. The following types of guidance are prohibited.
- • Corporal punishment or threats of corporal punishment;
- • Pinching, shaking, or biting a child;
- • Hitting a child with a hand or instrument;
- • Putting anything in or on a child’s mouth;
- • Humiliating, ridiculing, rejecting, or yelling at a child;
- • Subjecting a child to harsh, abusive, or profane language;
- • Placing a child in a locked or dark room, bathroom, or closet with the door closed;
- • Withholding active play or keeping a child inside as a consequence for behavior, unless the child is exhibiting behavior during active play that requires a brief supervised separation or time out; and
- • Requiring a child to remain silent or inactive for inappropriately long periods of time for the child’s age.
7. MEALS AND SNACKS
Please send a bag lunch in with your child every day as a well as water bottle labeled with their name. We are not a nut free facility.
8. CLOTHING GUIDELINES
Children should come to the program each day dressed in weather-appropriate clothing that they can move in freely. All shoes must be close-toed – no sandals or flip-flops.
9. CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS
Children will be placed in classrooms based on their age. We will have a 6-7 year old classroom, an 8-9 year old classroom and a 10-11 year old classroom.