Optimal Child Development Center
Optimal Child Development Center is a non-profit organization licensed by California, providing quality child care for children ages 2-4 years, 9 months.
Optimal admits students of any Race, Color, Nationality or Ethnic Origin. All rights, privileges, programs and activities are available to all Students of Optimal Child Development Center/Christian Academy. Optimal Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin in the admissions of its educational policies, athletics, and school administered programs.
Discipline is maintained, which is firm and consistent, yet tempered with the kindness approach finds what is good rather than concentrating upon what is not. Discipline actions are handled by simply redirecting the student, making sure the student understands the behavior is unacceptable and giving the student an acceptable alternative. The teacher is cautious to make it clear to the student that it is the behavior that the teacher does not like, not the student. Should the negative behavior continue, the student will be removed from the classroom and parent contacted.
Biblically, the authority and responsibility for discipline rests with the parents. Constant demonstration of an uncooperative spirit through continual disobedience and negative attitude will result in the student's immediate dismissal. In cases of danger, defiance or destruction, this will include from a one-day suspension to expulsion from Optimal's program. If, at any time, any parent/guardian uses profanity or threats in dealing with their student's teacher or administrative staff, the student will immediately be expelled from Optimal school. This type of behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstance. Toy weapons are prohibited.
Constructive methods such as redirecting and "time out" are used for maintaining group control and handling individual behavior. Corporal punishment and other humiliating or frightening techniques are prohibited. Punishment must not be associated with food, rest, or toilet training.
ARTICLE 4, SECTION 31239(D): LAWS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO LICENSING OF CHILDREN'S DAY CARE FACILITIES.
"Time-out" used (1 minute per age) as a method to help the child settle down. For example, if a child is 3 years of age, the maximum amount of "Time out" would result in a total of 3 minutes.
"Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days". Proverbs 19:20
May – Optimal Choir Concert/Signs in Motion/Angels In Praise/Heavenly Angels
June – Graduations
November – Harvest Banquet
December – Christmas Program
In addition, our staff pursue further growth by means of continued workshops and seminars as they become available. In-service staff development training is an on-going continuous process to receive current creative teaching methods and includes CPR and First Aid Training.