Child Care families at Kean
Welcome to Child Care Family at Kean!- From CCFK President
The Child Care Families at Kean University (CCFK) welcomes you to our new website and would like to thank you for your continued support and generosity.
The CCFK is comprised of parents/guardians of the children currently enrolled in the Kean University Day Care. The Executive Board meets on monthly basis to discuss and implement fundraising activities which help to provide field trips for the children. The relationship that CCFK has developed with the Director, teachers and staff of the Day Care Center and the Night Care staff has helped to forge a sense of unity among all which translates into a happy positive learning experience for our children.
The Child Care Families at Kean University would like to extend an open invitation to participate in the monthly meeting and particular in our fundraising efforts. We are always looking for new input, new ideas and a few extra hands.
Thank You again.
Child Care Families at Kean
CONSTITUTION OF THE CHILD CARE FAMILIES AT KEAN CHAPTERAdopted: May 10, 2004
We, who are interested in ChildCare, do ordain this constitution in order that the Child Care Families at Kean will be a worthwhile organization with stability and recognition on our campus, reflecting the mission of the Child Care Center.
This Association shall be called the Child Care Families at Kean University.
The purpose of this Association is to provide its members with a Community oriented atmosphere where the growing needs of families, teachers and children are shared discussed and celebrated. In addition, this Association will provide support and leadership in areas affecting the mission, success and welfare of the Child Care Center.
This Association is open to administration, teachers, students and families associated in an academic and/or professional capacity with Kean University who has a child/ren attending the Child Care Center.
(Section 1) All Officers of the Child Care Families at Kean should be elected in May of each year to serve one academic year (September thru May) with a transition term of office during June, July and August for newly elected Officers. Officers should be elected to the following positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
(Section 2) The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers, Committee Chairs and three at-large members of the Association. Between regular scheduled meetings of the Association, the Executive Committee is empowered to receive for its consideration and to act upon all reports, resolutions, and communications, including any matters which in the judgment of the Executive Committee require immediate consideration because of the benefits and effectiveness of prompt action.
(Section 3) In the event an elected Officer is unable to fulfill his/her responsibilities or resigns from his/her position; the Officers and Executive Board in a unanimous vote shall appoint a replacement.
(Section 4) The duties of the officers shall be:
PRESIDENT: The president shall perform executive function, such as having the power to call meetings, develop meeting agendas, and preside over them. He/She shall represent the Association on campus if required to do so and submit an annual report on the Association's progress at the last meeting of the academic year. A copy of this report shall be forwarded to the Department of Early Childhood and family Studies.
VICE PRESIDENT: The vice-president shall in the absence of the President exercise all duties and powers of that office. He/She shall serve as liaison to all committee chairs and shall be an ex-officio member of every committee.
SECRETARY: The secretary shall keep accurate minutes at all Association meetings and shall conduct all of the correspondence of the Association.
TREASURER: The treasurer shall receive and disburse funds as authorized by this Association and be responsible for the preparation of all necessary financial documents, including a financial statement to be presented at each monthly Association meeting.
(Section 1) The Child Care Families at Kean Association shall meet on the second Monday of every month at 12:00 noon at the Center during the academic year. Special meetings may be called by the President through the appropriate communication venues by the secretary.
(Section 2) Decisions of the Association shall be made by a majority vote of those families present at an official meeting. Administration, Teachers and students will serve in an ex-offico capacity at meetings. A quorum for an official meeting shall consist of two-thirds of its active membership (according to attendance). A member shall be required to attend a minimum of two official Association meetings per semester.
(Section 3) Minutes are to be turned over to the succeeding secretary at the end of the term in an organized fashion. Copies will be kept on file at the Child Care Center.
(Section 4) Officers can meet separately as an Executive Committee to discuss strategic direction and progress of Association.
(Section 5) Nominating process will comprise with the presentation of a nominations form for new officers and committee chairs at the March Meeting. The ballot will be obtained by gaining feedback from each member of the Association. In addition, the ballot of nominees will be presented to its members in April as well as being posted at the Center and the university paper. Each member of the Association is required to acknowledge having seen the proposed ballot by their signature. Voting will take place at the May meeting by secret ballot. Members unable to attend the May meeting will place their vote by absentee ballot in the ballot box at the Center prior to May meeting.
The committee structure of the Chapter is as follows:
• Executive - Responsible for setting policy and conducting the over-all affairs of the Association.
• Fundraising- Identify and implement activities for raising program funds.
• Year-End Appreciation and Moving-up Ceremony - Plan and coordinate the program dinner and ceremony for teachers and students.
• Hospitality - Responsible for assuring special recognition for important dates and holidays.
• Event/Activity Planning - Identify and make arrangements for events/activities/fieldtrips.
Each member will be required to become an active member of at least one committee with the intention of encouraging member participation in the Center.
Amendments to this constitution shall be considered part of it upon ratification by two-thirds vote of the active membership and may be proposed by any member of Childcare Families Association at Kean University.