Iowa Western ECE Center accepts children IWCC of faculty, staff and students as well as children from communities in the surrounding areas. Children will be entered onto the center waiting list upon receipt of a completed application form and non-refundable registration deposit. Applications will be accepted in the order received and/or as space is available. Factors such as age of child and number of days of care requested are used in determining enrollment for the year. Children remain on the waiting list until enrolled or removed from the listing by parent request or decline of enrollment slot by parent.
Parents will be notified in writing of child’s enrollment in the program. The signed contract, signed current immunization card and physical form must be on file before the child attends the center. This procedure is in accordance with State of Iowa licensing regulations.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit out completed form or letter to USDA by: 1) mail: US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Dependence Avenue, SW; Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. 2) Fax: (202) 690-7442. 3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This statement is also available in Spanish.
Children with disabilities are welcome in our center. Parents are asked to provide information regarding special needs, and to identify the Child’s Service Coordinator if child currently has an IEP or IFSP. This information ensures that we can meet the needs of the child with proper support.
We will do what we can to provide the best care for the children enrolled. If it is determined that a child’s needs cannot adequately be met by the Iowa Western ECE Center, he/she may be disenrolled and other care options recommended. One or more conferences involving the child’s family and appropriate center staff will be arranged to address any concerns and to research alternatives.
Children may be disenrolled from the program if it is found that the child presents a danger to others, if the family fails to pay for services in accordance with enrollment contract is or if the family presents a danger to staff and/or children in the program. Parents may voluntarily withdraw their child from the program at any time by providing a 2-week written notice to the center director. Parents will be responsible for all fees occurring through the last day of attendance.
Disenrollment And Withdrawal Information
Children may be disenrolled from the program if any of the following situations exist:
- If it is found that the child or family presents a danger to staff and/or other children in the program;
- If the family fails to pay for services in accordance with the enrollment contract;
- If it is determined that the program cannot adequately meet the needs of the child;
- If there is a lack of regular attendance in the program by the child without notification to the staff
Parents may voluntarily withdraw their child from the program at any time by providing a two week written notice to the center director. Parent will be responsible for all fees occurring through the last day of the attendance and/or contract. Parents will be charged in accordance with the enrollment contract unless written withdrawal information has been received by the program director. Every effort will be made to allow for an easy transition into or from a program or school after disenrollment or enrollment.