Hoover Intergenerational Care, Inc. (HIC) is an intergenerational educational center to involve volunteers and employ senior citizens among other age groups in a pre-school and school age environment.
This program was developed to assist the working parent by providing their children with a quality program.
The program recognizes the importance of early child development and encourages positive attitudes toward learning, self-awareness and motivation.
The program also strives to provide quality education, encouraging introduction to school, and to the learning process. The staff works on developing the child’s perception, thinking and language skills in a group setting. It allows interaction between children, and supervised play activities.
The staff assists each child in adjusting to separation from the home and helps the child develop individuality and independence. The former is accomplished through learning centers that provide individualized instruction in small groups or on an individual basis.
Incorporated: November 1976
Kristen Zearbaugh, Executive Director
Board of Directors
Training & Hiring Committee
Training & Hiring Committee
Pre-School: 3-5 years
Children must be toilet trained.
H.I.C. admits children of any race, color, physical handicap, religion or national/ethnic origin, and does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions policies or educational programs.
Programs are provided without religious instruction or worship.
Teachers’ qualifications meet the requirements of Title 5 of the Education Code. (A teacher’s permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentials). The staff consist of Certified Teachers, some of which are senior citizens. The volunteer staff consists of parents, senior citizens and University students. On-going in-service training is provided for all staff. There is a 1:8 adult-to-child ratio.
The center serves daily to each enrolled child a modified family style breakfast, hot lunch and p.m. snack. The Center sponsors, through the State Childcare Food Program, free and reduced price meals. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write ESDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202)720-5964 (voice and TDD) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
BRUSHING OF TEETH
To promote good dental hygiene, the children brush their teeth daily after lunch.
The children participate in a daily rest time after lunch. Time is allocated for the child to sleep or just have quiet time. Please supply your child with a small blanket, sheet, or quilt. An extra set of clothing will be appreciated in case your child has an accident.
Enrollment is open to all families seeking childcare. Eligibility in this CSPP Program will be for 12 months.
Fees are established by the State Department of Education, and are set according to monthly gross income and number of family members (Proof of Family income required). See office staff for prioritized waiting list requirements.
After income verification and number of family members have been established, a fee may or may not be charged to state subsidized families. To be eligible for subsidy, each family must meet at least one of the following requirements:
* Protective Service Referrals
* Both parents working
* Single parent working
* Parent engaged in vocational
* Parent incapacitated
* Parent seeking employment
ENRICHED COMMUNITY RESOURCES
The child care program takes advantage of the enriched community resources which include: The University of Southern California, 32nd Street U.S.C. Magnet School, The Shriners’ Circus, University Cinema, Museums in Exposition Park, i.e., Afro American Museum, The California Science Center (Summer Science Workshop), Natural History Museum, USC Sports Camp, Hoover Park, etc.
An assessment will be given each child after 60 days of enrollment to determine his/her areas of developmental strengths and weaknesses. Within this sixty-day period, each child will be observed for special needs (e.g., aggressive or abnormal behavior, endangering others and self , speech, hearing, and dental problems). Parents whose child is suspected of medical, dental, speech, or abnormal behavior will be referred to low-cost social services agencies for assistance. If parent does not follow through with HIC’s and referral agency’s recommendation, termination of childcare services may result due to potential lack of accommodations.
SCHOOL HOURS AND HOLIDAYS
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday year round
The Center will be closed on the following holidays
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Labor Day
Good Friday (1/2 day)
(Holidays falling on Saturday will be observed on Friday;
Sunday holidays will be observed on Monday.
Note: The center closes early for staff development days.
Parents are required to pay for field trips. The annual donation is $25.00 per child. Parent participation is welcomed.
Parent conferences are held twice per fiscal year to discuss child’s progress.
SCHOOL VISITS-OPEN DOOR POLICY
H.I.C. welcomes parent/guardians to visit the school. Upon presentation of identification, you have the right to enter and inspect H.I.C.’s facility without advance notice.
RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION POLICY
H.I.C. refrains from religious instruction or policy.