Description: Serious Fun After School, Inc. is a non profit corporation dedicated to providing arts enrichment during out of school time at affordable rates so that our children have the opportunity to participate in the best that New York has to offer. The purpose of this corporation is
to provide our community with the best quality child care for school-age children during out of school time;
to provide the children in our care comprehensive enrichment opportunities in the visual and performing arts;
to provide these services at minimal or no cost to the families.
Serious Fun is registered with the State of New York as a licensed School Age Child Care. As a registered child care provider, the cost of the Serious Fun program and transportation can be deducted from federal income taxes for families that qualify. Click here for information on the Child Care Tax Deduction. Click here for information on using employer Dependent Care Savings Accounts to pay for your child care expenses.
|Brief Description: Children cannot be left without competent direct supervision at any time. Competent supervision includes awareness of and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child. It requires that all children be within a teacher's range of vision and that the teacher be near enough to respond when redirection or intervention strategies are needed. Competent supervision must take into account the child's age emotional, physical, and cognitive development.|
|Brief Description: School-age child care programs must employ staff who will promote the physical, intellectual, social, cultural and emotional well-being of the children.|
|Brief Description: The school-age child care program must provide supervision of the staff responsible for the care of children. Workloads and assignments must be arranged to provide consistency of care to children and to allow staff to fulfill their respective responsibilities.|
|Brief Description: An additional group teacher or an assistant teacher is required when the number of children in the group dictate that a second teacher be present to meet the teacher/child ratio.|
|Brief Description: When a school-age child care program is in operation, an adequate number of qualified staff must be on duty to protect the health and safety of the children in care.|
|Brief Description: for a child of school-age through the age of nine years old:|
|Brief Description: there must be one teacher for every ten children;|
|Brief Description: the maximum group size is twenty children.|
|Brief Description: Each school age child care program must operate in compliance with the regulations of the Office and all other applicable laws and regulations.|
|Brief Description: All staff and volunteers of the school age child care program must be familiar with the Office regulations and policies governing such programs, and the program's policies. Such regulations and policies must be readily accessible to staff and volunteers for reference purposes.|
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