Enrollment Priority

Enrollment shall give priority in the following order:matriculated students of the University of Oregon who reside in Spencer ViewFamily Housing, students at large of the University of Oregon, faculty andstaff of the University of Oregon and community members if space is available.

Process for Concerns

It is our intention always to communicate with parentsin a respectful manner.  This respectalso includes maintaining professional confidentiality for information parentsshare with staff.

We hope that parents feel comfortable sharinginformation about their family that may impact a child’s emotions orbehavior.  Staff will avoid discussingprivate information when others are present. We also hope that parents will similarly discuss sensitive issuesoutside of classroom times. Gossiping in the classrooms or center creates anegative atmosphere that affects everyone. We would like to work together tocreate a positive environment for families and staff.

1.    If you have a concernabout your child, please address the concern with your child’s teacher first.Conferences can be arranged at any time during the year.
2.   If you have aconcern about enrollment or billing, please address your concern to theAdministrative Coordinator, Tami Brown.

Sick Policy

An ill child will not be allowed to attend the Co-opduring the duration of his/her illness. Colds,fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or other illness jeopardizes the health of thechild, or other children and staff.

Children with runny noses orlingering cold symptoms will be accepted at the discretion of the ExecutiveDirector. If your child becomes ill while at the center, you will be notifiedfirst. If parents cannot be reached, we will contact people from your emergencylist. If a child is sent home from the Co-op, they will need to stay at homethe full following day.  Children cannotreturn to the Co-op until they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours withoutthe aid of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.  

Definition of illness (requiredby the Child Care Division’s regulations book)

A center shall not admit or retain incare, except with the written approval of the local health officer, whohas treated the child within the past twenty-four hours, a child who:

Is diagnosed ashaving or being a carrier of a child care-restrictable disease, as defined inHealth Division administrative rule, OAR 333-019-0010*, OR
Has one of the following symptoms, or combination of symptoms, of illness:
  • Fever over 100degrees F taken under the arm or 101 with the ear or forehead thermometer
  • Diarrhea (morethan one abnormally loose, runny, watery, or bloody stool)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Severe cough
  • Unusual yellowcolor to skin or eyes
  • Skin or eyelesions or rashes that are severe, weeping, or pus-filled
  • Difficultbreathing or abnormal wheezing
  • Complaints ofsevere pain
  • Live lice or nits
  • Stiff neck andheadache with one or more of the symptoms listed above
  • Too tired or toosick to participate in daily activities

*A child will not be able to attend the Co-op FamilyCenter  during the time they arediagnosed with a restrictable disease such as diphtheria, measles, SalmonellaTyphi infection, shigellosis, Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC)infection, hepatitis A, tuberculosis, chickenpox, pertussis, rubella, andscabies and any open or draining skin lesions infected with Staphylococcusaureus or Streptococcus pyogenes.

Withdrawing form the Co-op

Withdrawing from the program requires a 30-day signedwritten notice.  Until we receive a30-day notice, we will assume you are enrolled in the Co-op on a continuingbasis.