Capstone Academy and Preschool
COME SEE WHY CAPSTONE IS THE PLACE TO BE
Capstone Academy and Preschool believes that children learn best when they are actively engaged in fun learning activities. We feel that early experiences enrich and stimulate future growth. Children deserve to be respected and treated as individuals in an environment that welcomes reason, exploration, questioning, and imagination. Our program provides structure through child-initiated and teacher-planned activities in a safe, healthy, and happy atmosphere. Children need to have an opportunity to manipulate concrete materials, with teachers being an active facilitator, to increase the child’s learning experience. The program builds on the child’s interests with special emphasis on language, computers, early reading, science and outdoor experiences. Additional emphasis is focused on art, music, Spanish, sign language, math, and dramatic play.
Our goals include building each student’s:
- Competence: Abilities in language, numbers and interest in books.
Standards of Ethical Conduct
(adapted from the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida and Principles of
Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida)
excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential
to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the
guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best
professional judgment and integrity.
learning and/or to the student's mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status,
handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and
shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from
harassment or discrimination.
of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is
required by law.
students, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the
highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees, teachers administrators and educational support employees:
political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or
social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or
advantages or participation in any professional organization.
interferes with an individual's performance of professional or work responsibilities
or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating,
abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make
reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment
All instructional personnel, administrators and educational supporty employees are required as a condition of employment to
complete training on these standards of ethical conduct.
Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel, Administrators and educational support employees.
All employees, administrators and educational support employees have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional
personnel, school administrators and educational support employees, which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student.
Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging
comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical
aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees, administrators and educational support employees should be
made to a senior member of the Administration team.
Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to the Board Chairman
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators and educational support employees will be reported to the
Office of Professional Practices Services.
Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel, school
administrators and educational support employees, which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the Employee Handbook and on our website at www.Capstonechildcare.com.
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect
All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child
abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at:
Reports can also be sent to:
Capstone's Preschool Director: ZandraSingh@aol.com
Capstone's Principal: ToddDeRegnaucourt@hotmail.com
Signs of Physical Abuse
The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A
child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to
Signs of Sexual Abuse
The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching
in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have
unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or
depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from
Signs of Neglect
The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or
appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food,
or appear overly needy for adult attention.
Patterns of Abuse
Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be
significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.
Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by
law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the
department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability
which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective
employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the
former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences
unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former
or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current
employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)
7794 SW 60th Ave Ocala, FL 34476
Phone: (352) 351-3777
DOE School Code 0628
DCF Lic # C05MA0083