Pick Up Policy
When picking up your child in the afternoon, you must sign them out and notify a staff member you are leaving. Do not send in another child to pick up your child. Children will only be released to persons specified on your registration form. Please advise others picking up your children to have valid identification on them. Please let us know if someone other than a parent will be picking them up. Children must be picked up no later than 6:00 pm. If you are late you will be charged $5 per minute. After 10 minutes the staff will call names listed on your emergency form to come pick up your child.

Drop Off Policy
When dropping off your child at PAL you must accompany your child into the building, sign them in and notify a staff member that you are there. NEVER LEAVE A CHILD IF A STAFF MEMBER IS NOT PRESENT!

Children may NOT attend the program if they have been sent home from school for behavior problems or illness. You must pay your weekly rate whether your child attends or not. A two-week notice is required to change your child’s permanent schedule. A change of schedule does not pertain to family vacations or enrichment programs, your regularly contracted rate applies during those times to hold your child’s spot. If your child will not be attending the afternoon program for any reason you must notify us prior to the end of the school day (2:00 pm for middle and 3:00 pm for VES/CRES) 207-363-1441 (our answering machine is always on for you to leave a message). There is a $10.00 charge for each time you do not notify us. Your child’s teacher or nurse is not responsible for notifying us, you are. You are responsible for communicating with your child’s teacher when he/she will be attending PAL. The $10.00 fee also applies to flex families who do not let us know in advance that their child is attending the program and families with a permanent schedule who add a day. This is very important so that the teachers can send your child in the right direction after school.

Children who are ill may not attend the program. This includes fever, diarrhea, vomitting, excessive congestion and any contagious illness. If your child becomes ill at school, your child may not attend PAL he or she must be picked up at school, not at PAL If your child becomes ill at PAL you will be notified. If your child does not attend school he or she may not attend PAL.

We do not give medication to children, except in the case of emergency inhalers and Epi- Pens, please see our full Parent Handbook for further information on medication administration. If special circumstances exist please notify one of the directors. Do not send medications to school through PAL We do not take responsibility for the transfer.

Behavior Consequences
If a child in the program physically or emotionally harms another child or a staff member in any way the following guidelines will be followed: 1st offense: 1 day suspension, 2nd offense: 1 week suspension, 3rd offense: dismissed from the program for the remainder of the year. The same consequence will be true for any destruction of school/PAL property or inappropriate language or actions.

Personal Belongings

  • • No toys or games with weapons.
  • • No electronic games.
  • • P.A.L. is not responsible for anything left at the program.
  • • Please label your child’s clothing and belongings.
  • • There is a lost and found area at the site.

Please communicate any of your concerns to one of the directors of the program. We want to do all we can to make sure that you and your child are happy with the PAL program.

Co-Director Laura Gilchrest: