WELCOME TO OUR PARENT'S
Please feel free to stop by the front office anytime to explore our Parent's resource library!
Online Family/Child Activities for home:
Developmental Growth and Health resources:
The center opens at 6am. Please have your school aged child that we transport to public school at the center no later than 7am.
Pre-K starts promptly at 7:45am. We ask that they get to the center no later than 9am. After 9am arrival will be considered late.
All other age groups can be dropped off up to 10am. We encourage you to arrive as soon as possible to ensure that your child does not miss any of the learning opportunities in the morning program.
*Please note: Breakfast is served until 9am. Please feed your child breakfast if they will be arriving at the center after 9am.
Children must be picked up by 6pm each day. Late fees will begin at 6:05pm and will be charged $1 per minute per child. Late fee payment is due at the same day of pick up or at the time of drop off the following day of care. This policy will be strictly enforced. Two or more late pick up violations may result in termination of childcare services.
Please do not bring your child to the center sick or if they have been in close contact with a person that has covid, the flu or any other virus. We ask that children with a fever of 100 or more to stay home for the next 24hrs and be fever free upon return. Children sick at the center will need to be picked up from the center immediately. Sick child will be isolated from the other children and given special attention and comfort until the parents arrive.
It is best to take your sick child to their doctor for a true diagnosis. We will follow doctor's recommendation for absent days and administer medication prescribed by the doctor. We ask that you please let us know if you child has a communicable disease, so that we can make parents of the classroom aware.
Only prescription medications from the child's doctor can be administered to your child. We do not administer over the counter medication. Ointments and creams can be given to your child if needed with your permission. Parents are required to fill out the proper forms and to supply all medications in their original containers. Prescriptions must have the child's name. We have 2 medication times: 12pm and 3pm only.
Parents are required to bring a blanket (small size baby blanket only) for rest time to be kept at the center on the child's cot. Each Friday all blankets must go home for washing. Children will not be allowed to use a blanket on Monday if not laundered on the past Friday.
Parents are required to bring a change of clothing (including socks) appropriate for the weather to be kept at the center.
Appropriate hats, mittens, boots must be brought to the center in the winter. All items need to be labeled with your child's full name and last name initial.
All food will be provided. This includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Parents are responsible for feeding the child if he/she will arrive after a mealtime. Infants are always fed on demand. HCA is on the USDA Child Care Food Program and all meals provided are nutritious and well rounded. Excluding special occasions, please do not send any food, drink, or candy with your child.
Lunch menus for the week are posted on our parent board.
If your child requires a modified diet, please provide a physician's written instructions.
Parents are required to keep the center informed of any change in addresses, telephone numbers, and other pertinent information. Please email updated contact information firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the website as much as possible. Parents are responsible to read our emails, ClassDojo postings and other informational posting on the website to ensure you know what is happening at the center.
Provider maintains an open-door policy for parents during the center's hours. We ask that you volunteer at least two classroom activities per year and two fundraisers per year.
New Year's Day-Center Closed
Martin Luther King Jr Day-Center Closed
Good Friday-We close early
Memorial Day-Center Closed
Fourth of July-Center Closed
Labor Day-Center Closed
Day Before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day-Closed
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day-Closed (Days vary so please visit website or see postings at the center)
TRIAL PERIOD AND TERMINATION OF SERVICE:
The first 14 calendar days from child's start date are a probationary period for the provider, child, and parent. This agreement may be terminated at any time during this period.
After the probationary period, this agreement may be terminated by either party by giving two- week's written notice if the child or children are to be permanently withdrawn from the center. Two-week's pay will be accepted in lieu of the two-week's written notice.
The Provider will also give the Family two-week's written notice of intent to cancel this agreement except severe misconduct on the part of the parent or child. Failure to follow the agreement rules in this contract may be cause for immediate termination with no notice.
Provider will give the family a minimum of two-week's written notice of any increase in fees or significant changes to this agreement.