CHILDCARE

Healthy Habits Begin at Pelican Athletic Club’s Children’s Programs.

Our children’s programs are designed specifically with your child in mind.  We strive to be sure your child’s experience is fun and enriching keeping fitness and healthy habits at the forefront.

Childcare Policies and Procedures

  • Playland

    DISCIPLINE POLICY

    Our goal as childcare providers is to help children to learn to live comfortably with themselves and others. In order to achieve this, children need to learn to develop self-control and to be responsible for their actions. There are many things we, as teachers, can do to help children recognize alternatives and consequences which affect them as well as others. Discipline helps to guide children to this more mature behavior. Our staff will work to recognize and meet the age-level characteristics and needs of children. We will give appropriate choices, arrange the classroom to be developmentally appropriate, clearly define limits and expectations, give children positive suggestions and directions, and redirect children to help them make good behavior choices.

    In the event a child is having problems with behavior, the staff will offer redirection, verbal warnings, and/or possible removal from the situation. If the problem persists or is severe, the child will spend a time-out in the classroom. If further action is needed based on severity or persistence of the behavioral issues, a parent conference with the director may be required. We also have a biting policy for our program. After a child bites, the parents are called to report the incident and the incident is documented, after the second incident the child will be removed from school for one week. After the third biting incident, the child will be removed for two weeks. If a child bites the fourth time, he/she will be removed indefinitely.

    Outside of these specified days and times, children 10-13 years of age are allowed to use the cardio equipment with direct Parent/Guardian supervision at all times. Children under 14 years of age are PROHIBITED from using the treadmills.

    Please note that adults have priority on the cardio equipment; children may be asked to vacate the equipment if cardio area is filled to capacity and the adult wishes to use the equipment.

    WEIGHT MACHINES & CORE TRAINING AREA [10-13 years of age] ONLY children who have been JUNIOR CERTIFIED, through PAC, are allowed to use weight equipment/machines that are clearly identified as JUNIOR CERTIFIED. Children 10-13 years of age are allowed to use these machines with direct Parent/Guardian supervision at all times.

    FREE WEIGHT FLOOR [16+ years of age] Children under 16 years of age are PROHIBITED from being on the Free Weight Floor at any time.

  • YAC

    YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER [6 to 13 years of age] (YAC) @ PAC is specifically designed for our ‘tweens ages 6-13 and is open during the summer, major holidays and after school.

  • Locker Rooms

    LOCKER ROOMS [6-weeks to 4 years of age] Children between the ages of 6-weeks to 4 years old may go into the locker room of the opposite sex, while accompanied by a Parent/Guardian.

    However, after turning 5 years of age they are no longer permitted in the locker rooms of the opposite sex.

  • Fitness Floor

    CARDIO EQUIPMENT – EXCLUDING TREADMILLS – [10 TO 13 years of age]

    The cardio area is OFF LIMITS to children under 14 years of age during the following days and times:

    MONDAYS – THURSDAYS @ 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    SATURDAYS @ 8:00 am-11:00 am

    Outside of these specified days and times, children 10-13 years of age are allowed to use the cardio equipment with direct Parent/Guardian supervision at all times. Children under 14 years of age are PROHIBITED from using the treadmills.

    Please note that adults have priority on the cardio equipment; children may be asked to vacate the equipment if cardio area is filled to capacity and the adult wishes to use the equipment.

    WEIGHT MACHINES & CORE TRAINING AREA [10-13 years of age] ONLY children who have been JUNIOR CERTIFIED, through PAC, are allowed to use weight equipment/machines that are clearly identified as JUNIOR CERTIFIED. Children 10-13 years of age are allowed to use these machines with direct Parent/Guardian supervision at all times.

    FREE WEIGHT FLOOR [16+ years of age] Children under 16 years of age are PROHIBITED from being on the Free Weight Floor at any time.

    GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES [14+ years of age] Children who are at least 14 years of age may attend daily GroupEx Classes held in our various Studios.

  • Membership Cards

    MEMBERSHIP SCAN CARDS [14+ years of age] Children who are at least 14 years of age are eligible for a Membership Scan Card. Scan Cards are issued by either the Front Desk or Membership Staff only. Once a child is given a Scan Card he/she is allowed to visit the club without parental supervision.

    Please note that Membership Scan Cards are considered a privilege and can be taken away should a youth not respect the rules, regulations, members and/or guests of Pelican Athletic Club.

    SATURDAYS @ 8:00 am-11:00 am

    Outside of these specified days and times, children 10-13 years of age are allowed to use the cardio equipment with direct Parent/Guardian supervision at all times. Children under 14 years of age are PROHIBITED from using the treadmills.

    Please note that adults have priority on the cardio equipment; children may be asked to vacate the equipment if cardio area is filled to capacity and the adult wishes to use the equipment.

    WEIGHT MACHINES & CORE TRAINING AREA [10-13 years of age] ONLY children who have been JUNIOR CERTIFIED, through PAC, are allowed to use weight equipment/machines that are clearly identified as JUNIOR CERTIFIED. Children 10-13 years of age are allowed to use these machines with direct Parent/Guardian supervision at all times.

    FREE WEIGHT FLOOR [16+ years of age] Children under 16 years of age are PROHIBITED from being on the Free Weight Floor at any time.

  • Illness

    ILLNESS POLICY

    To ensure a safe, healthy environment for our childcare, we follow the recommendations of the Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    A child should NOT be brought to Playland if any of the following symptoms exist:

    1. Fever within the last 24 hours

    2. Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours

    3. Symptoms of any childhood diseases

    4. Common cold from onset through one week

    5. Sore throat

    6. Croup

    7. Any skin infection, ringworm, impetigo, etc.

    8. Any unexplained rash

    9. Any eye infection—pink eye being the most common

    10. Any communicable diseases

    We ask that children be free of symptoms for 24 hours before coming back to Playland. (we may request a doctor’s note)