Cullman City Primary Early Morning and Extended Day Program

  •  900 Hoehn Drive, Cullman, AL 35055
    256-775-0234 / Fax 256-775-0238
    EDP Cell Phone # 256-297-0509

    Early Morning Care Program

    An early morning care program begins at 7:00 for parents who need to drop off students prior to 7:30 a.m. Parents will walk the students to the Head Start doors located at the front of the building. This program includes supervision of students between 7:00 and 7:30 in the Head Start Parent Room. The weekly charge is $8.00 for a five day period. Parents may also use this service on an as needed basis for $5.00 per day.

    Program After School Extended Day

    The Extended Day Program (EDP) provides after school care for CCPS students whose parents work or have chosen to give their children the extra advantage of homework assistance and supervised after school activities. Parents pay a registration fee and a weekly charge. The EDP is self-supporting. All accounts should be paid in full weekly. More detailed information will be available at the registration table at Open House. Openings in Extended Day are limited.

    • What is Extended Day? Full-time after-school care for children who attend a Cullman City School and who are accepted into the Cullman City Primary extended day.
    • What will my child do in Extended Day? Extended Day daily activities include snack, playtime, and homework help.
    • How is the program supported financially? The parents pay a registration fee and a weekly fee. Extended Day services are not funded by the school system and must be self-supporting! Wages and benefits for staff/administration, snacks, supplies, and equipment are paid for from fees and donations from participants.

    Cullman City Schools is happy to provide extended day services for our children and parents as long as the extended day budget is sufficiently maintained. Accounts are to be paid in full weekly on Mondays. Students will be dismissed from the program if their account is two weeks past due.

    • Who can participate in Extended Day? Any student attending a Cullman City School within a given school year may attend provided space is available and the student follows the rules of conduct for our extended day children. The extended day program reserves the right to terminate or exclude disruptive students who negatively affect the learning environment for all students. Students who participate full time (five days a week), are given priority.
    • What about registration? A registration form must be completed for all students. Fee payments, receipt numbers, and periods for which payments are received will be recorded on a ledger. When the registration fee is paid, a receipt will be issued. A student may register any time during the school year. Children will be accepted into the program when space becomes available.
    • When does Extended Day meet? Extended Day operates Monday through Friday from school dismissal time until 5:30 p.m. on regularly scheduled, full days of school. The program does not operate on holidays, half days, snow days, or in the event of early dismissal. It will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make other arrangements for the child on those days. Children must be enrolled in extended day on a full-time basis. There will be no “drop in” students.
    • How is arrival handled and attendance taken in Extended Day? The EDP teacher or assistant will pick up the children and escort them to the designated location prior to the dismissal bell on the days they are scheduled to attend.
    • How are departures and signing out children handled? You may pick up your child from Extended Day any time between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. You should sign your child out daily with the Extended Day Teacher. A late charge of $5.00 for each 15 minutes after 5:30 p.m. will be assessed. Children who are left for an extended period of time after 5:30 p.m. may be subject to notification to the Department of Human Resources.
    • What about fees? Children must be enrolled on a full time basis and the responsible must pay fees weekly. There is a yearly non-refundable registration fee and a daily participation fee. Payment must be paid each week; regardless of attendance. This will ensure a place available in the program.
    • How are fees handled? Every effort is made to provide after-school care at the lowest possible cost. Fees are necessary to support, in whole, the after-school activities, as well as salaries and benefits of staff. Fees are to be paid in full on Monday of each week. All accounts must be kept up-to-date. Make all checks payable to: CULLMAN CITY PRIMARY SCHOOL. If a bank refuses to honor a check for fees, all future fees must be paid in cash or money order. Quality care is offered for your child and it must be self-supporting.

    Please address any concerns or assistance requests that you may have to the Principal of the school where the Extended Day program is located.

    Registration Fee $40.00 per year per child

    Daily Participation Full Time $40.00/week

    Penalty Fees $5.00 for every 15 minutes late

    $30.00 charge for returned check

    • How are medical problems and illnesses handled? Students who are sick prior to entering Extended Day will not be admitted. Parents will be called and requested to make other arrangements for care. If your child becomes ill or is injured, we will notify you immediately. If you cannot be reached we will contact the person you have designated on your enrollment form in the event of an emergency. We will also seek prompt and appropriate medical treatment as needed. Medication shall not be given by any school staff member without written request from a parent, guardian or physician in accordance with Cullman City Board of Education policy.
    • What is the discipline policy? Disciplining of children shall be consistent and fair. All rules will be explained to the students the first week of operation. In the event of disruptive behavior, the child will be given a warning (reminder), and an appropriate interval of time for improvement. Positive reinforcement will be utilized in order to help facilitate appropriate behavior. Continued disruptions will not be tolerated and may result in termination from the program. Parents will be informed of problems the child may have in the program, and may be asked for assistance. A conference will be held with the teacher, parent, child, and if needed, the Principal to determine the action needed. If the disruptive behavior continues, the parent will be given a written notice of pending termination one week prior to dismissal from the program. If during that week efforts by the teacher and parent have failed to change the child’s behavior, a final written notice will be given to the parent. Termination will be effective as of that date. In every situation, the staff desires to provide pleasant surroundings for every child in our care.
    • What are the grounds for termination? Extended Day may terminate services for: nonpayment of fees, consistent failure to pick up a child on time, or continued disruptive behavior by the child. Parents will be given at least one week’s notice prior to termination.
    • What about safety? All official Cullman City School Board procedures relating to safety and emergencies will be followed, and it will be the responsibility of the Principal to advise staff of School Board policies relating to safety and emergency procedures. This includes, but need not be limited to, instruction on handling emergencies, supervision at all times, and evacuation procedures (fire drills), special procedures, severe weather procedures, and discipline procedures. EDP is provided with a cell phone for emergency use. The number to call is 256-297-0509.