Contact Info

Susan Nahmias
Program Cordinator

Geraldine Carroll
Program Liaison

Locations:
Maryvale Elementary School 
Phone: (240) 888-6025
Email: globalenrichmentinfo@gmail.com


Mailing Address:

Global Enrichment
19559 Transhire Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD, 20886 USA

Global Enrichment

Welcome to Global Enrichment's Home Page!

Announcement: Global Enrichment will be starting the 2017-2018 school year the first day of school, at dismissal on Tuesday, September 5th 2017.

Our mission at Global Enrichment is to provide a safe and comfortable place where all children are allowed to explore their creativity and enhance their learning. It is a place where the children, as well as their parents, have a relationship with the Global Enrichment team members and feel a sense of family and community.

About Location

Above all, our primary goal is to create a program that fits the needs and desires of the children who are a part of Global Enrichment.

For the school year 2017-2018 Global Enrichment provides a five day after school program for the entire school week. The daily hours will continue from dismissal to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday on regular school days and half days. We will continue our commitment to French Immersion and activities. On Fridays, we will feature a program devoted to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. The fee schedule will be:

  • $30 registration fee per year per family
  • $380 - per month five days a week
  • $340 - per month four days a week
  • $290 - per month three days a week
  • $220 - per month two days a week
  • $110 - per month one day a week

There is also a 10% discount for each child beyond the first from a single family enrolled in a Global Enrichment program.

Hours of Operation

About Location

Our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 3:30-6:00pm. On school holidays, professional days, and early release days, we will follow a specific Global Enrichment calendar, which can be found HERE.

Typically, on days when school is closed Global Enrichment is closed. Furthermore, on days when there is an early dismissal from school, Global Enrichment will open at dismissal and will operate until 5:00pm.



Daily Schedule


After School Activities

Dismissal - 4:10pm
Play

4:10 - 5:00pm
Homework or academic work

5:00 - 5:45pm
Art and Craft Projects

5:45 - 6:00pm
Cleanup


Emergency/Snow Closing Policies

Global Enrichment will be closed on days that MCPS is closed because of a snow emergency or dismisses early because of a snow emergency. Please watch the local news or check the MCPS website for all closing/early dismissal information. If you have any questions or concerns on snow days please do not hesitate to contact your program coordinator.

Please click the button below to view our detailed calender.

Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

The safety of your child is our number one concern. We know that it is your number one concern as well. The following procedures are a few ways that we can work together as a team to ensure the safety of your child:

Sign In and Sign Out

In accordance with requirements of the state of Maryland, you must sign your child out each day. We will take attendance at the beginning of every day. When you come to pick up your child, please initial and indicate the time you pick them up at the designated location within your center. Having a record of your child's arrival and departure is an important tool for accountability in an emergency situation. We would appreciate your cooperation in providing this information.

Arrival and Pickup

Global Enrichment is not responsible for students before and after the day's activity session. Students must be picked up by 6:00 p.m.
A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for students remaining after 6:00 p.m.
Any owed late fee must be paid by the following day.
Students will only be permitted to be picked up by persons authorized to do so as noted on the registration form.

Persons Authorized to Pick Up Child

You will be asked to list those who are authorized by you to pick up your child from our center. If someone other than your child's parents or legal guardian will be picking up your child, please have them come prepared to show a picture ID. Your child will not be released to someone not listed as an authorized person to pick up your child. If there is an emergency, and someone other than those authorized will be picking up your child, you must call the center and inform a Global Enrichment team member prior to their arrival.

For the safety of your child, please let us know if there are issues pertaining to the legal custody of your child.

Absences from Global Enrichment

If your child will not be attending Global Enrichment on one of his/her regularly scheduled days, please inform your center before your child is expected to be there. This will eliminate the need for our team members to check with the school staff to find out whether or not your child was at school that day. If we are ever unsure of your child's location we will contact the parent/guardian whose contact information was provided on the registration form.

Please keep your child home if he/she is sick. Global Enrichment follows the same guidelines for illness as the Montgomery County Public School system. Please do not send your child to Global Enrichment if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

  • A fever of more than 100 degrees
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash or infection of the skin
  • Red or pink eyes (Conjunctivitis)
  • Head lice

This list is not all-inclusive. Please be courteous and thoughtful of the other children and staff at the center if he/she is sick. If your child complains of being sick, or doesn't look well after he/she is comes at Global Enrichmient, we will contact you and ask you to come pick him/her up immediately.

Emergency Cards

You will be asked to fill out an Emergency Card for each of your children enrolled in our program (even those children who only attend on a Drop-In basis). Please make sure that the information on this card is kept up-to-date. It will be the first place we look to locate you in case of an emergency, so make sure that it is accurate!
Medication will not be administered to a student by a Global Enrichment staff member. This includes antibacterial medication for cuts. If a student experiences a minor cut, staff will wash out the wound with soap and water and apply a Band-Aid. If medication is needed, parents/guardians need to notify the school nurse for administrating, instructions during school hours..

Child Abuse

All Global Enrichment team members are instructed to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to the police or the Department of Social Services.

Homework Time

Global Enrichment will schedule a homework period of 50 minutes Monday through Thursday. Our staff will ensure that the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable to help the children focus on their homework needs. The children are organized into smaller groups during homework time to help increase individual help. Parents will be updated daily on progress of homework. This process will also allow the parent to know whether their child still has homework to finish at home that evening. In the case your child does not have homework on a particular night we will work with them on improving their French skills and any other subject they or you feel they may need more attention to.

Discipline

At Global Enrichment is necessary for the safety and well being of all the children, and to ensure a healthy environment within Global Enrichment. Behavior and discipline guidelines are established so that the children know what is expected of them and to ensure consistency of treatment. Our Discipline Policy is as follows:

    First Incident (First Strike) - A verbal warning is issued to the child and appropriate behavior options are discussed. The child is reminded of the consequences that will follow if bad behavior continues. Second Incident (Second Strike) - A time-out is given to the child and the behavior is discussed. Staff members will spend some time talking with the child to make sure that appropriate behavior choices are again reviewed. The child is again reminded of the consequences if the behavior continues. Third Incident (Third Strike) - Parents are contacted to be made aware of the situation and to speak with their child over the telephone. Staff will discuss with the parent the need to come and pick up their child early from the program if bad behavior continues. The child is also reminded of the next consequence and appropriate behavior choices are reviewed. Fourth Incident - Parents are contacted to come to the center to pick uptheir child for the remainder of the day. Staff will discuss better options of behavior for the following day with the child and the parent upon their arrival.

Fighting/Bullying Policy

In addition to our Three Strike Policy, is our policy on fighting, violence and bullying. All of our children know that fighting and bullying is not allowed and we have zero tolerance for any and all fighting and/or bullying. As an important part of our discipline program, we discuss children's choices and other strategies to combat frustrating or upsetting situations. Emphasis is put on the fact that fighting and bullying are never appropriate actions. If any child is physically involved in a fight, there will be no warnings or strikes. The parents will be notified to come to Global Enrichment to pick up their children early and a one day suspension will be required.

Discharging a Child from Global Enrichment

When, despite our collective best efforts, we are unable to change a child's inappropriate behavior and that child's behavior jeopardizes the safety and well being of other children in the program, we may find it necessary to remove the child from the program. Removal may take the form of suspension or dismissal. Before such action is decided will discuss the situation at length with the parents.

Our Staff

Background Checks

Each staff member is required to go through a background check before working at one of our programs. Consequently, each staff member must submit fingerprints to both the State of Maryland and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Global Enrichment is then notified, in writing, of the results.

1st Aid/CPR/Emergency Preparedness Requirements

The State of Maryland and Montgomery County require that for every 20 children we provide a staff member who is first aid/CPR certified. Global Enrichment requires and provides first aid/CPR training to all Directors, regardless of whether or not we surpass ratios. The State of Maryland and Montgomery County require Global Enrichment to create a preparedness plan in case of an emergency. In addition we are required to train all of our staff members on these procedures.

Emergency Policy

We have an extensive orientation at the beginning of the school year when our team of staff is trained on Global Enrichment policies, procedures, etiquette, etc. They are also given another brief orientation about important information on the location of phone numbers, fire drill meeting locations, attendance procedures and any other information that is site-specific. Along with these orientations, there are monthly staff meetings to keep them updated and informed.

Fees and Enrollment

The Global Enrichment monthly fee is based upon total school year tuition. The annual tuition is then divided into 10 equal installments to be paid each month from September 2017 through June 2018.

Children With Special Needs

Global Enrichment protocol for enrolling children with special needs is done on an individual basis. We evaluate each child's condition together with the family and jointly determine whether or not we will be able to appropriately accommodate the child's needs. We take into account the child's safety as well as the well being of the program. Additionally we must evaluate how the child could affect the daily activities at the center.

Open Door Policy

At Global Enrichment we pride ourselves on running awesome programs that our children, parents, schools and staff are excited about and proud of! We always welcome family input. If you have any suggestions regarding an interesting club or ways we can improve, please don't hesitate to share yor thoughts with us. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for everyone and invite you to stop by and visit us!

Parent Open House

Global Enrichment schedules an open house at the beginning of the school year held in conjunction with the school's open house if permitted by the principal. If not available Global Enrichment will hold an open house on another date. This open house gives families and children an opportunity to view our setup and meet and greet our staff before the first day of school. For information regarding your school's open house date and times, please contact your school or your Global Enrichment program coordinator.

Changes to Enrollment

If you need to make a change to your child's enrollment plan, please contact our your coordinator. No changes are confirmed and/or effective until our your coordinator has approved the change.

Withdrawal

Two weeks notice to our Main Office is required by phone, email or mail to withdraw your child from a Global Enrichment program. There is no contract or obligation to sign up for an entire school year. Likewise, if you start or end Global Enrichment mid-month, you will only pay the prorated tuition for the time period, so long as the two weeks cancellation notice is given.

Your tuition payments secure your child's enrollment in our program. Days missed due to illness, vacation, etc. will not be credited. If tuition payments are late there will be a late fee assessed. If tuition is not paid in full (including late fees) by the first day of each month, your child will not be allowed to attend Global Enrichment, and your risk losing his/her space. Once your tuition balance is caught up, your child may resume attending our program, provided a spot is still available.

2017-2018 Global Enrichment Monthly Tuition Fees

$30 registration fee per year per family

  • $380 - per month five days a week
  • $340 - per month four days a week
  • $290 - per month three days a week
  • $220 - per month two days a week
  • $110 - per month one day a week

There is also a 10% discount for each child beyond the first from a single family enrolled in a Global Enrichment program.

Tuition Payments

We have several methods of payment:
  • You can use our Paypal method found at the Enrollment Forms and Payment tab.
  • You can mail us payments at our mailing address.
  • Or you may pay Global Enrichment at the time of sign-up and/or drop of payments made by check, cash or money order when you pick up your child.

    Late Fees

    Tuition is prepaid and is due by the 1st of each month, prior to the month of enrollment. A Late Payment Fee of $30.00 is applied if tuition is paid on or after the 1st day of the month of service. Please also note that your child will not be able to attend the program if their tuition for the month is not paid.

    Returned Check Fee

    There will be $35 charge for all returned checks. Global Enrichment reserves the right to ask that your tuition be paid in cash, by money order, or cashiers' check if there is a history of returned checks.

    Collection Fees

    In the unlikely event we must refer your account to our attorney or collection agency for collection; you shall be responsible for any collection fees we incur.

    Receipts

    Receipts of payments through cash and money orders will be given once payments have been processed.

    Refunds

    If cancellation of care is necessary, refunds for unused care will be given as long as two weeks notice is given to Global Enrichment Office. Please note that refunds will be issued by check and can take up to thirty days to process. Additionally, refunds for any optional activities will be credited to your child's current account.

  • Enrollment Forms and Payment


    Download Request Enrollment Package (Microsoft Word Document)

    Right-click the link and choose "Save Link As..." to save the document to your computer

    Open Enrollment Package in Microsoft Word (Version 6 or later).

    Enter all information and return to Global Enrichment by mail or email.

    Make a Paypal payment for the month below!

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