Welcome To Kinder-Haus!

img_5867We consider it a privilege to serve your family. Our teachers strive to meet the individual needs of each child through thoughtful schedules and careful planning. In order to provide a quality program, skillful attention is given to the development of the whole child. Opportunities for spiritual, physical, social and mental growth are created in a stimulating and positive, Christian atmosphere. Each classroom reflects the unique gifts and talents of our fine staff.
 
 
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE…

Kinder-Haus is committed to the task of training a child to contribute to his home, church, school and community, as well as to enhance all areas of a child’s development. Those areas include: mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual values. We will provide quality care with the goal of helping a child meet his/her potential.

 
* State licensed. * Keystone Stars participant.
 
* Open year-round, Monday through Friday, 6:15 AM to 5:30 PM. * Part or full-time care for children aged 6 weeks to 6th grade. 428 Ranck Road, New Holland, PA 17557 Phone (717) 355-7801  Fax (717) 355-7810
 
 
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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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) E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

                                                                                     Inclusion Policy

Policy Statement
Kinder-Haus Nursery Day Care Center welcomes all children, from 6 weeks to 12 years old, of all abilities.   We are committed to providing developmentally appropriate early learning and development experiences that support the full access and participation of each and every child.  We believe that each child is unique.  Kinder-Haus works in partnership with families and other professionals involved with the child to provide support for every child’s needs (physically, cognitively, socially, or emotionally) to reach their full potential.
Procedures
Admissions/Waiting List
Children of all abilities are accepted into Kinder-Haus Nursery Day Care Center.  Families that are interested in enrolling their child to our program will be given an equal opportunity for admission.  A waiting list may be maintained for each classroom and children will be accepted from the list on a first come first served basis.
Inclusive Environment
Early childhood educators at Kinder-Haus Nursery Day Care Center use developmentally appropriate practices based on the Pennsylvania State Standards.  We consider the unique needs of all the children in our center when planning.  The staff will make every attempt to make any adaptations or modifications necessary to meet the needs of the children in their classroom.  Early childhood educators will work with the therapists, special educators and other professionals to integrate individual accommodations, modifications and strategies into classroom routines and activities.  This includes indoor and outdoor spaces.
Confidentiality
Confidentiality applies to all verbal and written information about potential, enrolling and previously enrolled children and their families.  All staff will be informed of the need for confidentiality and will be expected to fulfill their obligation to respect the protection of privacy.  Written records are stored in a secure location with access limited to the director, office staff, and the child’s teacher.  Kinder-Haus will not release information about a child and the parent/legal guardian during enrollment or transition to another receiving program or school without first receiving the written permission of the parent/guardian.  This excludes the responsibility held by early childhood educators as mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect outlined by the Pennsylvania law.
Family Centered Practices
Kinder-Haus Nursery Day Care Center acknowledges and respects the priorities each family has for their child.  Families are encouraged and supported to collaborate with the staff to ensure that each child has the opportunity for optimum success.  Kinder-Haus respects and values the input from parents/guardians and encourages them to be part of the decision making process for their child.  The center will communicate with each family daily and have at least 2 parent/teacher conferences a year.
Professional Development and Support for Staff
Training and support in child development, research, theory, and practice is provided to ensure that all the staff are confident and competent to meet the developmental and educational needs (including physical, emotional, cognitive and social) of all the children in the center.  The director and department supervisors provide additional support and resources as necessary.
Collaboration with Other Professionals
Many children with disabilities or other special needs are supported by developmental and educational professionals such as, but not limited to, therapists and teachers, who have valuable knowledge and expertise to share with each other.  Kinder-Haus Nursery Day Care Center welcomes those professionals and will work with them to assure the child’s success.  The professional is encouraged to provide services to the child in the context of the early childhood classroom environment. The child’s teacher and the professional will work collaboratively to determine the best strategies to support the child in a group setting.  Kinder-Haus supports the teacher’s participation in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings with the professional and the parents/guardians of the child.