Susan Nahmias, M.Ed.
David Nahmias, Ph.D.
Maryvale Elementary School
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19559 Transhire Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD, 20886 USA
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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.
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.
During normal operations, the daily hours are from dismissal to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday on regular school days (5:00 PM on half days). We continue our commitment to French Immersion and activities. On Friday, we feature a program devoted to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education.
For the 2022-2023 school year, Global Enrichment will return to provide five days of in person programs and classes. Please contact us for online options.
|Mon, Aug 29||First day of Global Enrichment for students||Global Enrichment Open|
|Mon, Sep 5||Labor Day Holiday||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Wed, Sep 14||Early release for students||Global Enrichment Open until 5:00pm|
|Mon, Sep 26||No School for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Fri, Sep 30||Early release for students||Global Enrichment Open until 5:00pm|
|Wed, Oct 5||No School for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, Oct 24||Professional Day - No School for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, Nov 7||Professional Day - No School for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Tue, Nov 8||No school for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, Nov 21 - Tue, Nov 22||Early release for students||Global Enrichment Open until 5:00pm|
|Wed, Nov 23 - Fri, Nov 25||Thanksgiving Holiday||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Wed, Dec 7||Early release for students||Global Enrichment Open until 5:00pm|
|Fri, Dec 23 - Fri, Dec 30||Winter Break||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, Jan 2||New Years (Observed)||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Tue, Jan 3||Spring semester begins||Global Enrichment Open|
|Mon, Jan 16||MLK Holiday||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Fri, Jan 27||Professional Day - No school for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, Feb 20||No School for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Fri, Mar 3||Half-days for students||Global Enrichment Open until 5:00pm|
|Wed, Mar 15||Half-days for students||Global Enrichment Open until 5:00pm|
|Fri, Mar 31||Professional Day - No school for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, Apr 3 - Mon, Apr 10||Spring Break||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, Apr 21||Professional Day - No School for students||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Mon, May 29||Memorial Day Holiday||Global Enrichment Closed|
|Fri, Jun 16||Last day of school - early release||Global Enrichment Open until 5:00pm|
Our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from dismissal to 6:00pm. On school holidays, professional days, and early release days, we will follow a specific Global Enrichment calendar.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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..
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enter all information in PDF form and return to Global Enrichment by mail or email.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Two weeks notice 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 pro-rated 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 you 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.
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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 2022 through June 2023.
There is a $30 registration fee per year per family.
There is also a 10% discount for each child beyond the first from a single family enrolled in a Global Enrichment program.
Receipts of payments can be provided upon request once payments have been processed.
If cancellation of program is necessary, refunds for unused time will be given as long as two weeks notice is given to Global Enrichment. 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.
We also now offer tutoring sessions as an option. If you think your child would benifit best from more personalized instruction, we can work with you to schedule one-on-one sessions or smaller group sessions with two or three students at the same level.