Child Safety & Supervision
All of our afterschool programs are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of every child. Your child’s safety is our top priority and expectations are met with our thorough hiring process, monthly training meetings and assignments, and constant staff evaluations. All CDC afterschool teachers must meet all safety requirements before working with our students.
Applicants must pass a standard background check and a FBI fingerprint check on a local and national level. Employees must also complete the TX DFPS Reporting Abuse and Neglect Training, have a current CPR and First Aid accreditation, and undergo a minimum of 24 annual hours of training in child care and education. Licensing representatives make annual, unannounced visits to each afterschool site to ensure the state’s standards for safety and supervision are being met.
Each afterschool location has a trained Site Director to oversee the daily operations of the program. Site Directors assist our teachers in mentoring children, as well as provide guidance and support to their teachers when needed. Our programs maintain a 15:1 student to teacher ratio and students are organized into age appropriate groups year around.
All parents that enroll their child in our programs are required to disclose all current medical conditions and allergies and provide all necessary medical equipment needed to help aid your child in case of an emergency. CDC requires all parents to give emergency medical equipment (epi pens, inhalers, etc.) to our afterschool staff to keep on site. CDC needs our own medical equipment as our teachers do not have access to the school front office or nurse rooms after 2:45pm.
CDC provides reliable child care to each of our south Austin communities. We commit our efforts to being the premier choice in afterschool care for our children, families, and AISD.