Rules for Dress
Limit hair ornaments and jewelry
Sneakers only, other type of shoe
Bring extra clothing in case of accidents
Label all clothes
All children must be fully dressed when they arrive at the center.
All Full-Time Children 24 months and older are to dress in UNIFORM. BLUE or RED TOPS
KHAKI or BLUE BOTTOMS
SNEAKERS.... No open toe or hard sole shoes allowed.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS LEFT AT THE CENTER
Because of space and supervision rules.
Children MUST be in the center by 9:30a. If they are accepted after 9:30 there will be a late fee of $5.00. This fee must paid when the child enters the center after 9:30am.
If the child will be late coming to the center you MUST call before 9:30 to notify us.
After school children are not allowed to attend full day when their school is in session. We can only accommodate school children on planned days when school is out or dismissed early.
Children MUST be out of the center by 6:30pm. We will began calling parents at 6:30 if a child is still at the center. There is a late fee of $2.00 for each minute that the child is here after 6:30. This fee MUST be paid by the end of the week. If this fee is not paid, the child will not be allowed to return.
We cannot allow children to attend the center who exhibit certain illness symptoms. These include:
Dark or continuous nasal congestion.
Fever of 100 or higher.
Open wound seeping puss or blood.
Persistent coughing or sneezing.
Two or more vomiting episodes.
Showing signs of any type of communicable disease or contagious rash.
The child cannot participate comfortably in normal daily activities including outside play.
It is the responsibility of the parent to make staff aware of any illness symptoms the child may have displayed before bringing them to the center.
If a child becomes ill while at the center, we will immediately separate the child from the other children and notify the parent. If the parent is not immediately accessible the emergency contacts will be notified. If we still have no response an ambulance will be called at the parents expense.
Parents must immediately pick up their child from the center when notified.
It is important to keep contact numbers, doctor’s information and authorization for emergency medical care updated.
A doctor’s note is required in all instances where there is suspicion of a contagious condition
Meal Serving Policy
Breakfast is served from 6:30 until 8:30am.
Morning snack is served at 9:30.
Hot lunches are served from 10:45 until 11:30.
Evening Snacks are served at 2:30pm.
After school children are served as they arrive.
Children arriving after mealtimes will not be served. We can not “save plates” for late arriving children.
Parents may not to bring food for their children unless they have a diet we can not accommodate. All meals are planned, prepared and served as outlined by the USDA, TDA, CACFP and CCL.
Infants are fed according to the feeding schedule requested by the parent. All formula, milk, juices and food is provided by the center with the exception of specialty formulas and beast milk
Menus can be viewed on the information board. PARENTS MUST MAKE THE CENTER AWARE OF ANY SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS OR FOOD ALLERGIES YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE SO THAT WE CAN ACCOMMODATE THEM.
Children are not forced to eat. Neither are they rushed. Each group of children has at least 20 minutes to eat each meal.
NOTE: All hot food is served at a maximum of 110 F.
Your child will have a minimum of 30 minutes of fine motor development and 30 minutes of reading every day. We teach and practice social development practices, including manners, sharing, working in groups and self-control.
Colors, shapes, alphabets and number recognition. Sorting, grouping, rhyming and memorization are daily practices. We use Creative Curriculum as our standard curriculum.
Class starts at 8:30 am. All children should be in CLASS by that time.
Look for lesson plan postings in your child’s classroom. Ask questions about activities for the week. Teachers are required to do assessments on each child they care for and keep track of milestones as they are achieved. At our open house we will discuss your child's progress. You may also request teacher meetings any time you like.
Parent Inclusion and Contact
Parent contact and involvement are critical. We contact parents immediately if there are unexplained marks or your child experiences an injury at the center. (no matter how small) Parents that are new to the center should expect a call to see how things are going with your child and if there are any concerns that we can address.