If your position requires you to utilize the company vehicles, equipment or like, you must ensure its safety always. You cannot allow anyone other than an authorized employee to use the company vehicle or cellphone. For vehicles, you must obey all rules, drive within the limit and not drive in a reckless manner. You may not drive while intoxicated, under the use of any medication that may impair your ability to safely drive. You may not obtain parking tickets. You must safeguard the company property. Refer to the company vehicle and cellphone forms you signed for further requirements. If you are required to track the mileage for each trip you make while conducting company related business, you must turn this form in at the end of each month.
- Any tickets you obtain on the company vehicles for parking illegally or going beyond the speed limit, is the responsibility of the employee. If you fail to pay the tickets as required, you will subject yourself to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
- If you received a DUI or DWI at any time, you must promptly notify us so that we can take the necessary actions. If at any time you lose your license for any reason and are unable to meet the obligations of your job of driving children to school or picking up children from school, you will subject yourself to termination as you can no longer fulfill the duties of your position.
- If your license becomes suspended, temporary or otherwise, you must notify us immediately.
- If you receive any tickets while driving any of our vehicles, you must notify us immediately.
- You must notify us immediately if any of the vehicle’s maintenance lights come on or you notice anything wrong with the vehicle or just needs servicing.
- If the vehicle becomes disabled, you must notify us immediately so that we can arrange for pickup of the children.
Company Credit/Debit Card
The company credit card is for company business only. You must safeguard the company credit card and report loss immediately. Only the person authorized to use the card, may use the company credit card or debit card. You may not give the card or its PIN number to anyone. You must safeguard your PIN number. You may not use the card for personal use. You may not allow others to use the card for personal use. You must maintain all receipts and promptly turn in the receipts. Failure to safeguard the company credit/debit card can result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Traveling on Company Business
If you have a need to travel on behalf of the company for business. You must maintain professionalism always. You must adhere to our guidelines while conducting business on our behalf. If you expend monies on the company behalf, you must complete an expense account, with receipts in order to be repaid for the expenses. This form must be approved by your supervisor.
If you have a need for Petty Cash for the company you must safeguard the petty cash and maintain accurate receipts and records for the funds you spend on the company behalf. You may only use the petty cash for the needs and requirements of the company
Your receipts must be reconciled to the amount of petty cash you received. For example, if you received $500.00 in petty cash, your receipts must total $500.00. You must turn in your petty cash receipts at the end of each month. You must have a receipt for every expenditure. If you have lost the receipt, you must complete a lost receipt form and it must be approved by the Director.
Inappropriate spending or mishandling of the company’s petty cash funds will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Requests for references should be directed to the following:
5521 Lone Tree Way, Suite C100
Brentwood, CA 94513
Baby Yale Academy will release information regarding positions held and length of employment for reference purposes. To release any additional information regarding employment, the employee must provide a signed release. Confidential information will only be provided with the employee’s express written permission. All requests for references must be in writing.
Unless specifically authorized by the Director, employees are strictly prohibited from providing references for any employee under any circumstance, including a personal reference.
Personnel Policies Addendum – Employee Handbook
September 14, 2018
Mandated Reporter Training and Reporting:
The State of California had a mandated training AB 1207 – California Child Care Workers; Mandated Reporter Training where every childcare worker must take this training. This training provides you with the requirements you must follow as a mandated reporter. You will also learn:
- How to spot indicators of possible child abuse or neglect
- How to talk to children about suspected abuse
- How to make a report
- What happens after a report is filed
- Special issues related to child abuse reporting for childcare providers
Every employee, contract employee must take this training and obtain a certificate indicating that training was completed. A mandated reporter is a person who, because of his or her profession, is legally required to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant authorities. By law, it is your responsibility as a mandated reporter to make sure that any mistreatment of children is always reported. If you willfully fail to make a report when required by law…In most states, failure to repot is a misdemeanor offense, usually punishable by fine and can result in jail time or probation. In the State of California, you can make a written report online. If you make an oral report to ChildLine you must follow-up with a written report, which may be submitted electronically, within 48 hours. You should inform your supervisor as well.
Personnel Policies Addendum – Employee Handbook
September 14, 2018
Childcare Center Director Qualifications and Duties
All childcare center shall have a director. The Director must have a high school graduation or GED; completion, with passing grades, of 15 semester or equivalent quarter units; and at least four years of teaching experience in a licensed childcare center or comparable group childcare program. 3 of the 15 units must be in administration or staff relations. Twelve of the 15 units required shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum; an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education, etc.; a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development and at least one year of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program and/or a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or a Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Childcare center director shall be responsible for the operation of the center, for compliance with regulations, and for communications with the Department; and has the authority to acknowledge receipt of deficiency notices and to correct deficiencies that constitute immediate threats to children’s health and safety. For further roles and assignments, please refer to Section 101215 of Title 22.
Childcare Center Personnel Requirements
According to 101216, Title 22, Childcare Center personnel shall be competent to provide the services necessary to meet the individual needs of children in care and shall always be employed in numbers enough to meet those needs.
All personnel shall be given on-the-job training in the areas such as principles of nutrition, food preparation and storage, menu planning; housekeeping and sanitation principles, including universal health precautions; provision of child care and supervision including communication; assistance with prescribed medication that are self-administered; recognition of early signs of illness and the need for professional assistance and availability of community services and resources.
At least one staff member who is trained in pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation and pediatric first aid pursuant to Health and Safety Code.
All personnel, including the licensee, administrator and volunteers shall be in good health and shall be physically and mentality capable of performing assigned tasks.
Employees must have their good physical health verified by a health screening, including a test for tuberculosis, performed by or under the supervision of a physician not more than one year prior to or seven days after employment or license.
Personnel that pose a threat to the health and safety of children shall be relieved of their duties.
Prior to employment or initial presence in the childcare center, all employees and volunteers subject to a criminal record review shall – obtain a California clearance a criminal record exemption as required by law or Department regulations or request a transfer of a criminal’s record clearance.
All personnel must provide for the care and safety of children without physical or verbal abuse, exploitation or prejudice.
All staff shall be notified in writing at the time of employment of their rights under this chapter, as evidenced by their signature on a notification form. A claim by the employee alleging the violation by the employer of Section 1596.881 shall be presented to the employer within 5 days after the action as to which complaint is made and presented to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement not later than 90 days after the action as to which complaint is made.
Teacher Qualification and Duties;
Prior to employment , a teacher shall meet the requirements of;
- A teacher shall ha completed, with passing grades, at least 6 postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units of the education requirement or shall have obtain a Child Development Assistant Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
- After employment, a teacher hired shall complete, with passing grades, at least 2 units each semester or quarter until the education requirement specified is met.
To be a fully qualified teacher, a teacher shall have one of the following;
12 postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed, with passing grades, at an accredited or approved college or university; and at least 6 months of work experience in a licensed childcare center or comparable group childcare program.
- The courses shall include; child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum.
- Experience shall be verified as having been performed satisfactorily, at least 3 hours per day for a minimum of 50 days in a 6-month period, as a paid or volunteer staff member under the supervision of a person who would qualify as a teacher or director. The fully qualified can also have a current and valid Child Development Associate 9CDA) credential with the appropriate age-level endorsement issued by the CDS National Credentialing Program of the Council for Early Childhood professional Recognition; and at least 6 months of on-the-job training and/or work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program. For further details, please see 101216 in Title 22.