Tips for Summer School Age Programs or Camps
Questions to ask when looking for a summer program!
Selecting a summer program for your child is as important as selecting your child's early childhood education and academic program. We have developed the following list of questions.
- Is the program licensed or accredited by a governmental agency or recognized by an accrediting organization?
- When was the license last renewed or their accreditation validated?
- What are the qualifications and experience of the staff?
- What is the minimum age of the staff working with the children?
- Does the staff have all the appropriate clearance to work with children such as DHS Childline Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Clearance, and FBI finger prints?
- Has the staff been trained in CPR, First Aid, Water Safety, Emergency Evacuation Procedures, and Fire Safety?
- What are the staff to child ratios?
- How many children are in each group?
- Does the program have the appropriate and adequate insurances?
- How do they report accidents and incidents?
The CKC summer school age program is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services conducted their annual compliance audit and has renewed our license for another year.
All CKC team members meet the minimum qualifications required by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services with regards to age and experience.
All CKC team members are a minimum of 18 years of age.
All CKC team members are required to provide DHS Childline Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Clearance, and FBI finger prints as a condition of employment.
A majority of the CKC team members are trained in CPR, First Aid, Water Safety, Emergency Evacuation Procedures, and Fire Safety.
CKC maintains staff to child ratios based on regulations established by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
CKC maintains child groups based on regulations established by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
CKC maintains a comprehensive liability insurance plan which includes general liability, umbrella liability, worker's compensation, and student accident.
CKC has specific guidelines for reporting and documenting accidents and incidents. If a child is involved in an accident or injury, a copy of the report is provided to the parent or guardian, and a copy is placed in the child's file at the center.