Parents are the first teachers of their children, and as such, are encouraged to participate in the education of their children. While at the CYC, parents may share talents, work experiences, ideas, skills, and other interests. In addition, an active PTA promotes a unique CYC community spirit through fundraising, social, and outreach efforts.
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All parents are required to print the sign-off sheet (the last page of the handbook) and return to the admissions office during the enrollment process.
Service requirements assure that all families contribute to this sense of home-school partnership.
Hot Lunch and Daily Snack Menu
- Hot lunch may be purchased for a monthly fee payable by check or cash.
- Snack is served twice daily at no extra charge. Substitutions may be made.
- Milk is provided at lunch for all children free of extra charge.
Other Parent Resources
- One-Time Parent
Authorization for Child Pick-Up- Fax or e-mail this completed and signed form
to the CYC to give consent for an alternate person to pick up your children.
- Change of Information
Form- Please remit this form with any information that is to be changed
in your child's file (i.e. change of address).
- Field Trip Driver
Insurance Information Form- This form is to be filled out by each
parent volunteer driver going on a field trip.
- Medication Order Form
(Office of Licensing and Regulation)- Please complete this form for
all prescription and non-prescription medications that need to be administered
to your child during school hours.
The Bursar’s Office generates the tuition bills, and tuition is paid directly to that office. All checks should be made payable to the University of Maryland. Tuition may also be paid by credit card online at www.testudo.umd.edu/Financials.
Parents will be sent bills approximately two weeks prior to the due date, which is the 20th of each month. For example, the bill is received in early October, and payment is due on October 20 for the third tuition payment. Include your account identification number and return to the address on the invoice.
Please contact the Financial Service Center at 301-314-9000 should you fail to receive an invoice or have questions about your invoice. Failure to receive a monthly bill does not negate the responsibility for paying tuition.
The Center for Young Children will follow Prince George's County School System closures in the case of inclement weather conditions (such as snow and ice storms and severe electrical storms). We maintain the following procedures in the case of inclement weather:
|When P. G. County Schools||CYC will:|
|Open 2 hours late||Open at 9:45 am|
|Close 2 hours early||Close at 1:00 pm|
|Cancel all afternoon/evening activities||Close at 3:00 pm|
|Close for non-weather purpose||These closures do not affect us|
Cold Weather Play
The newsletter, “Child Health Alert”, published by a physician at the Harvard Medical School, states that although many people still believe that children catch colds when outside in cold weather, the truth is that for most children there is no harm in being outdoors in cold or snowy weather.
Children must be dressed warmly with head, feet and hands covered. Jackets, boots, mittens and hats and if possible, snowsuits are essential on very cold days. Please layer your child’s clothing for warmth. Outside play gives children a chance for fresh air, a change of environment, and an opportunity to burn off energy by using large muscles.