An adult must accompany your child into and out of the center. The adult accompanying your child needs to make a staff person aware of his or her arrival and departure. Parents of toddlers are asked to let their teacher know how their child’s morning before school was. Please sign the arrival and departure times on the attendance sheets located in each classroom. Please communicate with your child’s teacher, if someone other than you is picking up your child. For your child’s safety, we cannot release him or her to anyone without your written consent. After signing in, please help your child place his or her lunchbox on the cart or cubby, and wash their hands. Be sure to check your child’s mailbox can for special notices. Toddler and Preschool lunch boxes are kept in their classroom, so please provide an ice pack. All container and food products must be labeled and dated with your child’s name.
It is very important that you say goodbye to your child before you leave. If your child is worried that you might suddenly disappear, then he or she may hang on tight to you to be sure you don’t “sneak” away. Be honest and update. “Bye-bye, I know you’l have fun and I’ll see you later.” If possible, keep the good-bye short. Lingering too long or engaging in too much conversation with other adults could lengthen the anxiety time for your child.
Please pick up your child on time. Children are eager to see their parents and share the excitement of the day. If you anticipate being later than your scheduled time, please telephone the center so that the teachers can prepare your child. The center closes promptly at 5:00 PM, please give yourself ample time to be leaving the center by 5:00 PM.
Every attempt will be made to contact the parent if a child is in attendance past closing time. After 30 minutes, individuals who have been listed in the child’s file as emergency contacts will be called and asked to come get the child. By state regulation, if no one is available after 60 minutes, the state police will be contacted. There is a $1.00/minute late fee for pick-ups after 5:00 PM.
There is ample parking outside the fenced playground. An essential rule is that no one leaves the fenced playground unless he or she is with an adult. Please help your child adhere to this rule by holding his or her hand to and from the car. If you wish to chat with another parent, your child should stay in the fenced area with you or be buckled into his or her seat belt in your car.