Caring for Mansfield Elementary children, on site, after-school since 1993


Rates
Registration Fee: $40.00 for one child or $60 per family        
Weekly Tuition: $60.00 per child
Due on the 1st day of school week usually Monday EXCEPT for the first payment which must be included with the registration fee.   Tuition is a straight fee. Rates are not pro-rated based on short weeks or less attendance. There are no hourly or daily rates. This applies to all weeks that your child attends as low as 1 day. The only time there is no fee due, is when your child is absent for the entire week.


Hours
3:30p.m. to 6:30p.m.
We operate on the same schedule as the Mansfield Independent School District. The program is closed on all MISD student holidays and early release days. 

Methods of Payment
Check, Money Order, Debit Card, Credit Card, or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), No cash is accepted.  All payments must be made on site at the school during program hours.


Late Payment Fees
Tuition is due each Monday in advance for that week of care. A $10.00 late fee will be added every day after Monday until the tuition is paid. On Friday if the tuition and accumulated late fees are not paid, your child will not be accepted the following Monday. In the event that an account becomes 30 days or more past due, it will be referred to our collection agency. The customer will then be responsible to pay all of the costs incurred in the collection process.

LATE Pick-Up Fees
$15.00 for any time during the first 10 minutes late (6:31 to 6:40 p.m.) + $1.00 for each minute thereafter (6:40 p.m. and on). 
Examples:  Arrive at 6:37 = $15.00  Arrive at 6:48 = $23.00
Be prepared to pay the late fee to the teacher who is waiting there with your child.  It is due at the time of late pic-up on that day.  The teacher who stays late will calculate your charges by our clock at the site and give you the total when you arrive. Do not make checks payable to MASC. They should be made payable to the teacher there at the time of pick-up.
*NOTE:  Parents please understand that the teacher who is staying late with your child is no longer on the clock with MASC.  They are strictly staying over as a courtesy to the program as well as to the parents, therefore please be considerate and do not argue the charges or take out frustration on them, they are there for your child and do not have the authority to alter this policy.  Thanks Management  

Returned Checks
There will be a $30.00 fee on all returned checks that must be paid with a Cashiers Check or Money Order. After ONE returned check, tuition payments must be paid with a Cashiers Check or Money Order. Returned checks must be handled immediately. In the event that you do not pay the fee and tuition, your account will be turned over to our collection agency and you will be responsible for all the costs incurred. Your child may not attend MASC until the balance is paid.

Snacks
MASC does NOT provide snacks.  Parents are encouraged to send a Nutritious Snack with their child each day.  

Lost or Damaged Items
MASC will not be held responsible for lost or damaged items brought from home.  It is a requirement that all belongings have your child’s name marked on them (EX. Coats, Lunch boxes, Backpacks, etc.)

Medications
MASC does NOT administer any medications. Epi-Pens, inhalers and diabetic supplies are allowed. 

Illness and Exclusion
If your child while in care becomes ill we will contact the child’s parent or guardian listed in their files. If they are not available, we will continue to make calls to all other emergency contact persons listed in your child’s file. A message will be left only if we cannot reach anyone in person on the telephone. A written note will be sent home with details of the situation. 

Procedures for Handling Medical Emergencies 
If a critical injury or illness occurs while in care we will contact Emergency Medical Services or take the child to the nearest Medical Facility.
We will administer Emergency First Aid Treatment and or CPR if necessary.
We will contact the Physician in your child’s file.
We will contact the Parent or Guardian.
We will ensure supervision of all other children in the group at the same time.

Parents will be notified of less serious injury or illness when they pick the child up.  Parents will be provided with a copy of the Incident/Illness Report when the child is picked up and will be  required to sign and return to us within 48 hours of when the incident occurred.

In the event of any emergency parents will be called or emailed the nature of the emergency and the steps we have taken to provide a safe place for their child. We will also contact the Local Radio Stations: 96.3, 98.7, WFAA and Local  TV 5- NBC,  TV 4 – KDFW, 8 – WFAA. In the event we have to leave our campus we will relocate at Spencer Elementary 3140 S. Camino Lagos, Grand Prairie.

Discipline and Guidance
To what extent may caregivers discipline the children in their care?
       Discipline must be:
       (1) Individualized and consistent for each child;
       (2) Appropriate to the child’s level of understanding; and
       (3) Directed toward teaching the child acceptable behavior and self-control.
What methods of discipline and guidance may a caregiver use?
A caregiver may only use positive methods of discipline and guidance that encourage
Self-esteem, self-control, and self-direction, which include at least the following:
      (1) Using praise and encouragement of good behavior instead of focusing only upon
            unacceptable behavior;

Sign-Out
Children must be signed out daily by their designated pick-up people. You will be required to list names of persons allowed to pick up your child along with their Phone numbers.  This will be kept on file at the site and referred to when necessary.  No child may be released unless they are on the list.  Proper I.D. must be shown at the time of pick-up if the teachers in charge do not know the person. The person picking up your child must also know your pick up ID. This is a 4-digit number that you create for your family. The Id number is not given out over the phone to anyone.   Please make all of your chosen pick-up alternatives aware of this.  WE WILL NOT RELEASE UNTIL PROPER IDENTIFICATION IS ESTABLISHED.

Transportation, Water Activities, Animals and Field Trips
None of this applies to our program. We do not transport, do water activities, have animals or do field trips.  

Procedure for Parents to review and discuss with the Director any questions or concerns about policies and procedures of the child care program
Parents may discuss any questions or concerns with the Director by telephone, written or in person upon request to do so. The Director will be available to speak with parents regarding any situation when needed.

Procedures for Parents to visit the Program Site, Participate in the  Child Care Center’s Operation and Activities , Parents right to review a copy of  the Minimum Standards, Parents right to view all posted information on  Bulletin Board, Instructions on how parent  may contact  Local Licensing Office, PRS Child Abuse Hotline Numbers and PRS Website. 


Parents may visit any time and observe their child during operational hours that they wish provided they show proper identification to the lead teacher  first, establishing they are on their child’s forms as a designated person to be allowed to be in contact with the child. They may participate in their child’s activities if they wish to do so. They must not take the place of a caregiver’s duties nor be counted in the ratio as a caregiver would. They are not allowed to interact with other people’s children unless given permission by that child’s parent in writing and on file prior to their visit. They may not interrupt the schedule and attention of the staff members while they are care giving. They may also at any time review all materials on the Bulletin Board without prior approval. This includes reviewing our posted operation /activity schedule; review a copy of most recent Licensing Inspection Report and Instructions on how a parent may contact the Local Licensing Office, PRS Child Abuse Hotline number and PRS website.

Immunization Requirements 
A copy is not required by our Program however, each child’s Immunization Records which are on file at their Public School Office must be up to date and kept on file as required by the Health Dept.

Tuberculin Tests Requirement 
Our region does not require this of your child.

Hearing and Vision Screening
This is not required by our Program because it is taken care of by the requirements of your child’s Public School System.
Transportation, Water Activities, Animals and Field Trips None of this applies to our program. We do not Transport, do Water Activities, have Animals or do Field Trips.

Procedure for Parents to review and discuss with the Director any questions or concerns about policies and procedures of the child care program 
Parents may discuss any questions or concerns with the Director by telephone, written or  in person upon request to do so. The Director will be available to speak with parents regarding any situation when needed.

Procedures  for Parents to visit the Program Site, Participate in the  Child Care Center’s Operation and Activities , Parents right to review a copy of  the Minimum Standards, Parents right to view all posted information on  Bulletin Board, Instructions on how parent  may contact  Local Licensing Office, PRS Child Abuse Hotline Numbers and PRS Website.


Parents may visit any time and observe their child during operational hours that they wish provided they show proper identification to the lead teacher  first, establishing they are on their child’s forms as a designated person to be allowed to be in contact with the child. They may participate in their child’s activities if they wish to do so. They must not take the place of a caregiver’s duties nor be counted in the ratio as a caregiver would. They are not allowed to interact with other people’s children unless given permission by that child’s parent in writing and on file prior to their visit. They may not interrupt the schedule and attention of the staff members while they are care giving. They may also at any time review all materials on the Bulletin Board without prior approval. This includes reviewing our posted operation /activity schedule; review a copy of most recent Licensing Inspection Report and Instructions on how a parent may contact the Local Licensing Office, PRS Child Abuse Hotline number and PRS website.  You may contact our licensing Rep. 
TDPRS
1501 Circle Drive Suite 310
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-321-8604
24 hr hotline 1-800-252-5400
www.dfps.state.tx.us

Outdoor Safety Play Equipment and Area Disclaimer 
Playground equipment and area at M.A.S.C. may or may not meet all the licensing standards by the child care licensing of Texas.  

Gang free Zone 
House bill 2086 requires that all parents and/or guardians of children in care at licensed child care centers be informed that under the Texas penal code, any area within 1000 feet of a child-care center is a gang-free zone, where criminal offenses related to organized criminal activity are subject to harsher penalty.

Unsafe Children’s Products 
Recalls of unsafe consumer products, including children’s products, are available. It is easy and free to find out.  Just go to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission web site at www.cpsc.gov or you may access the recall information at the Texas Department of Family and protective services web site at www.dfps.state.tx.us.

Emergency and On-Site Cell Numbers
MASC 817-473-8353
Erma Nash 817-808-7768
Alice Ponder 817-723-5680
J.L. Boren 817-808-7762
D.P. Morris 817-808-7763
Willie Brown 817-808-7761
Roberta Tipps 817-808-0437
Elizabeth Smith 682-551-1835
Cora Spencer 817-793-3087
Annette Perry 817-690-2071

E-mail address: mascstaff@yahoo.com

Parents please contact your MASC cell phone if your child is absent or you need to get a message to MASC.  All calls will be returned after 3:00 p.m. each day if needed.  If you need to speak to someone immediately please contact the Director, otherwise it is best to contact your site directly.  NOTE: Please DO NOT call your child’s public school office regarding this program.  They do not handle our program.  We do not want to disturb them with our business calls.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please call 817-473-8353.

Care you can trust
Our Directors have 41 years of Background and experience in the Child Care Industry. We continuously strive for excellence in Child Care for the Mansfield Community.

Let us know if you have questions about the program, or would like to learn more about us.

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