Rules, Regulations, and Important Information

Below you’ll find a lot of important information about your children’s stay at the children’s center. It’s important to read and follow all the policy information to ensure a comfortable experience for you and your child. You cooperation is important!


Ellwood City Children’s Center supports getting Day Care children (school-aged and kindergarten) to and from school according to their schedule within the Ellwood School District and Riverside School District.

Special Events

We will be happy to celebrate your child’s birthday if you make arrangements in advance. You are welcome to bring in a special treat for your child’s class.


State law requires that your child be examined by your family physician and that a health record is completed before entering school.

To protect the good health of your child and others, it is expected that he/she will not attend school while running a fever, an undiagnosed rash appears, or any other contagious illness exists.

If your child becomes ill at school, you will be notified. Your child will be made comfortable until someone arrives.

Please notify the school if your child has been exposed to a contagious disease.

We will be happy to administer medication, if necessary, in accordance with the regulation and school policy. Parental consent forms must be completed and signed.

Your complete cooperation in matters of health and hygiene is essential and will be greatly appreciated.


A permanent file will be maintained for your child.

The file is the property of the school and is covered by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1973. Your access to the information in your child’s file is guaranteed by law and we will be happy to review it with you at any scheduled conference. Personal records will not be divulged to any individual or organization without written permission.


In order to maintain continuous high quality in the Center’s education program, it is necessary that you adhere to all policies regarding tuition and fees.

Attendance and Schedules

Remember that all children participate in an organized academic program each day. Please make every effort to have your child attend regularly to assure greater continuity, and a sense of belonging.

If your child is absent, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.

It is understood that children will be picked up at the time indicated on the schedule, unless the school is notified of any changes.

Please let us know your schedule a week in advance.


Please dress your child in garments which are comfortable (seasonal and proper fitting) and are practical (i.e. appropriate for playing, running, tumbling, etc). Children should have a complete change of clothing at school, including underwear, pants, shirt and socks.

The items should be labeled and kept at school. The Center will not be responsible for clothing or items not handled in this manner.

Food Program

Breakfast: When your child is part of our day care program, including before school care, and arrives before 8:00 AM.

Morning Snack:  Will be provided for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  You may be asked to send in special items to correspond with your child’s lesson.

Lunch: Will be provided to all children in attendance who have a food program paper on file.

P.M. Snack: Will be provided to all day care children, including after school care.

Please inform us if your child is not to eat or drink certain items.

Special diets and/or restrictions must be in writing and accompanied by a doctor’s slip.

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

The Ellwood City Children’s Center is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Non-Discrimination in Services

Admissions, the provisions of services and referrals of clients shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, or sex.

Program services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through the most practical and economically feasible methods available. These methods include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aides and the use of alternative service delivery locations. Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods.

Any individual/client/patients/ student (and/or their guardian) who believes they have been discriminated against, may file a complaint of discrimination with:

Ellwood City Children’s Center
310 First Street, 1st floor
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Human Services
Bureau of Equal Opportunity
Room 225, Health & Welfare Building
P.O. Box 2675

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Human Services
Bureau of Equal Opportunity
Western Regional Office
301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 410, Piatt Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1210
PA Human Relation Comission
Pittsburgh Regional Offce
301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 390, Piatt Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
Suite 372, Public Ledger Building
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-9111

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