T.E.S.A. is licensed by the state of Florida in Hillsborough County. Our Childcare license is posted on the bulletin board. T.E.S.A. meets or exceeds all state regulations and standards. We provide after school care, camp days, and summer camp.
Our facility does not discriminate upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
HOURS OF OPERATION
For your convenience, T.E.S.A.â€™s After Care Program is open Monday through Friday 2pm-6:30pm, and Camp Days (non-school days) are from 7:00am-6:30pm; 12 months per year.
Holiday Schedule:Â T.E.S.A. is closed on the following days: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving day,Â Friday the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas day and New Years day. We will close at 12:00pm on Christmas Eve.
MEALS AND SNACKS
This facility will serve one nutritious snack and beverage daily.Â Parents/Guardians must provide lunch for their child/children on camp days.
Payment of Fees
Upon enrollment, a one-time $50 Registration fee will be required for processing.
Childcare and program fee are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.Â Your account is considered past due on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.Â A $15 late fee will be assessed for payments received after the day specified. We due accept VISA and MASTERCARD.
A $35 fee will be assessed for any returned check.Â Paymentâ€™s thereafter must be paid in money order, cashierâ€™s check or cash.
Late Pick-up charge of $1 per minute will be assessed if your child/children are picked up after closing time of 6:30.
Family discount- a 10% discount off total tuition will be given for families with more than one child.
Children with contagious illnesses must stay home in order to prevent the spread of illness to other children and adults.
Parents are ultimately responsible for determining their childâ€™s ability to actively participate in the daily activities. While we sympathize with the needs of each parent and their child, we must provide a healthy environment for all children in the day care. A sick child often needs special one-on-one attention. It is difficult for a staff member to take time away from well children to devote special attention to a sick child.
We have instituted this policy based on the wishes and opinions of our parents to avoid any confusion over the health and well being of your children. The staff t Tampa Elite Sports Academy appreciates your compliance with our Sick Child Policy. As a general rule, if your child is not up to par due to illness, please keep your child at home.
Keep your child home if he or she has the following symptoms:
Fever greater than or equal to 100.5 degrees F.
Moderate drainage (clear or discolored) from the mouth, nose, eyes, or ears.
Red discoloration to the whites of the eye(s).
Skin rashes as they are difficult to diagnose unless since by a physician.
Severe abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea
Pick Up PolicyÂ
As soon as your child arrives to the facility, he or she is checked in. We ask that all parents sign your child out every day.Â This gives the staff a chance to communicate with parents as well.Â The only people that are allowed to pick up your child are the names that are stated on the application.Â If someone different is picking up your child, please add them to the pickup list.Â If there is a situation where a parent is not allowed to pick up a child, please provide legal documents.Â If your child is walking home, documentation stating these arrangements needs to be provided.
A schedule will be posted weekly.Â Spring and winter holiday schedule will be posted on the bulletin1 month prior to vacation dates.Â Sports program schedule will be posted every week as well. If a sports instructor will not be present for a particular week, parents will be notified.
Two weeks of vacation may be taken during the course of a year.Â Written notification must be given to the Director at least one week prior to the vacation otherwise the parent/guardian is charged the usual tuition fee.Â A vacation week is constituted as five continuous day.
Tampa Elite Sports Academy is committed to providing a safe, enjoyable and healthy atmosphere for all participants.Â The majority of children that attend our program demonstrate appropriate behavior.Â On occasion, inappropriate behavior is displayed and requires action by the director.
When children break a rule, they may be required to sit out of scheduled activity or could be assigned a community service project.Â Serious infractions such as intentional physical contact or stealing could result from suspension from the area.Â We encourage our staff to work closely with parents to accomplish good behavior.Â Communication is very important in this regard.Â We also encourage staff to build the childâ€™s self esteem and give positive insight to the parents.
The discipline policy is a positive tool that promotes good citizenship.Â A parent has the right to appeal any discipline action.Â Once they make this request, a suspension is on hold until the Director meets with the parent.
Please read the code of conduct carefully to your child so that both understand the consequences of inappropriate behavior.
To ensure the safety and well being of each child, T.E.S.A. policies and procedures are strictly enforced.Â Our policies and procedures are designed to help contribute to a safe environment and they address daily attendance records, closing logs, direct supervision of children, emergency management system and planning, building security and monitoring, daily facilities inspections, staff training, opening and closing check lists, regular maintenance reviews, fire drills, sick policies, child abuse training, discipline policies and over all facility and program organization.
GENERAL EMERGENCY PLAN
Unplanned events that are considered general emergencies include any threats to the safety of children due to environmental situations, threats of violence, heat or water.Â In such situations our Emergency Management procedures will take effect.
Our staff is trained in emergency and evacuation procedures and are certified in CPR and First Aid.Â Drills are performed regularly and we are well versed on the appropriate community resources to be contacted.Â Our first priority is to protect the children by evacuating them to a protected area.Â We have emergency first aid kits which include all childrens emergency contact information.
T.E.S.A. follows the Hillsborough County school closings in case of an emergency situation or inclement weather.
Any time a child has an accident or receives an injury that requires first aid, the staff member must fill a report explaining the nature of the accident and injuries.Â This form must be completed on the day of the incident.Â A copy of the report is given to the parent/guardian and the original is placed on file in the office.Â This process is the same for any incident that may occur.
Transportation is provided for the children of T.E.S.A. to and from schools and planned field trips.Â Written permission from a parent/guardian must be on file.
TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT BY T.E.S.A.
In certain circumstances, it may be necessary for the Director toÂ decide to discontinue a childâ€™s attendance.Â Such a decision would be based on whether it is in the best interest of that child, the other children, and the overall operation of the facility to terminate enrollment.Â Every effort will be made to correct a problematic situation before final decision is made.Â Termination of enrollment may be the result of the following:
Non-payment of tuition, T.E.S.A.â€™s inability to meet the childâ€™s needs, continued violation of policies by student or parent, abuse of children, staff or property, disruptive or dangerous behavior by parent or family member, etc.
TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT BY PARENT
We require two weeks written notice and account paid in full prior to withdrawal from the facility.