Schedules & Hours Of Operation

  1. THE CHILD CARE WILL OPERATE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY

     7:00A.M. – 6:30P.M.

  1. PLEASE UNDERSTAND:  MY 7:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. SCHEDULE IS ONLY “CHILD CARE HOURS” AND DOES NOT REFLECT ALL THE ADDITIONAL HOURS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE QUALITY CHILD CARE.  I AM HERE FOR YOU IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BUT I DO NOT WISH TO WORK “OVERTIME.”    I, TOO, HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE THAT MUST BE ARRANGED AROUND MY PROVIDING CHILD CARE SERVICES.
  2. THE FOLLOWING IS MY PAID HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
  •   MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY         COLUMBUS DAY
  • PRESIDENTS’ DAY                               VETERANS DAY
  • MEMORIAL DAY                                   THANKSGIVING WEEKEND (thurs/fri)
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY                          CHRISTMAS EVE/CHRISTMAS DAY
  • LABOR DAY                                         NEW YEAR’S EVE/NEW YEAR’S DAY

IF ONE OF THESE HOLIDAYS FALLS ON A WEEKEND, THEN WE WILL BE CLOSED EITHER FRIDAY OR MONDAY.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

IT IS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW THAT ALL PARENTS SIGN THEIR CHILD IN AND OUT EACH DAY.  FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, A SIGN IN SHEET, PEN, AND CLOCK ARE LOCATED BY THE DOOR.  THIS GIVES US A WRITTEN RECORD OF THE CHILD’S ATTENDANCE, HOURS, AND THE PERSON WHO HAS BROUGHT OR PICKED UP THE CHILD EACH DAY.

CHILDREN ARE TO ARRIVE CLEAN AND FED (UNLESS ARRIVING JUST BEFORE A MEAL TIME).  WE WILL SEND YOU CHILD(REN) HOME WITH A CLEAN DIAPER, AND WOULD APPRECIATE THE SAME CONSIDERATION WHEN THE CHILD(REN) IS DROPPED OFF.

IT IS NORMAL FOR SOME CHILDREN TO HAVE DIFFICULTY SEPARATING FROM  PARENTS.  PLEASE MAKE YOUR DROP OFF BRIEF.  THE LONGER YOU PROLONG THE DEPARTURE, THE HARDER IT GETS.  A SMILE, CHEERFUL GOOD-BYE KISS, AND REASSURING WORD THAT YOU WILL BE BACK IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED.  IN MY EXPERIENCE, CHILDREN ARE NEARLY ALWAYS QUICK TO GET INVOLVED IN PLAY OR ACTIVITIES WHEN PARENTS ARE GONE.

OUR NORMAL PROCEDURE IS TO RELEASE THE CHILD(REN) TO HIS/HER PARENTS, OR SOMEONE ELSE THE PARENTS HAVE DESIGNATED IN PART (11) OF THE CONTRACT.  IF SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE PARENTS WILL BE PICKING UP THE CHILD(REN) PLEASE NOTIFY US AHEAD OF TIME.  IF SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE PARENTS OR DESIGNATED PERSONS WILL BE PICKING UP THE CHILD A VERBAL NOTICE WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR THAT DAY.  IF NECESSARY THAT PERSON SHOULD BE ADDED TO PART (11) OF THE CONTRACT.  ALL PERSONS OTHER THAN THE PARENTS MUST PROVIDE A VALID NEW YORK STATE FORM OF IDENTIFICATION BEFORE THE CHILD(REN) CAN BE RELEASED.

SCHEDULE/ACTIVITIES

CHILDREN ENJOY A STRUCTURED SCHEDULE THAT ALLOWS FOR FLEXIBILITY.  A SCHEDULE HELPS THE DAY FLOW MORE SMOOTHLY AND ALLOWS THE CHILDREN TO ANTICIPATE UPCOMING EVENTS.  WE WILL ADHERE TO OUR WRITTEN SCHEDULE TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY.  THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN WE HAVE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SCHEDULE.

OUR MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE TO HAVE FUN, IMPROVE SOCIAL SKILLS, AND ENCOURAGE CREATIVE EXPRESSION.  WE WILL UTILIZE A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES TO ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL.  FREE PLAY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, READING, ARTS & CRAFTS, MUSIC/SINGING, DANCING, DRAMATIC PLAY/PRETEND, PUZZLES, AND EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION/VIDEOS ARE JUST SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES WE WILL BE DOING.

OUR DAILY SCHEDULE, WHILE VERY FLEXIBLE, IS AS FOLLOWS:

  7:00 A.M.    CENTER OPENS: GREETING PARENTS & CHILDREN

            FREE PLAY, TABLE ACTIVITIES

  8:00 A.M.    BREAKFAST

  9:00 A.M.    POTTY TIME & HAND WASHING

  9:15 A.M.    CIRCLE TIME (SOCIAL INTERACTION)

  9:45 A.M.    ARTS & CRAFTS

10:15 A.M.    CLEAN-UP & HAND WASHING

10:30 A.M.    SNACK TIME

10:45 A.M.    OUTDOOR PLAY OR NATURE WALK (WEATHER PERMITTING)

  GROSS MOTOR INDOOR PLAY

11:30 A.M.    POTTY TIME & HAND WASHING

11:45 A.M.    STORY TIME

12:15 P.M.    LUNCHTIME

12:45 P.M.    CLEAN-UP & HAND WASHING

   1:00 P.M. –  NAP TIME OR QUIET TIME

   3:00 P.M. –  WAKE UP, BRUSH TEETH & POTTY TIME

   3:30 P.M. –  SNACK TIME

   4:00 P.M. –  CENTER ROTATION I.E. BLOCK AREA, HOUSEKEEPING,

   4:30 P.M. –  PLAY-DOUGH & COOKIE CUTTING

   5:00 P.M. –  FREE PLAY/EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION

   6:00 P.M. –  CENTER CLOSES

  **DIAPER CHANGING WILL BE DONE AS NEEDED.

NAP/QUIET TIME

THERE WILL BE A DESIGNATED NAP/QUIET TIME EACH DAY.  ALL CHILDREN MUST NAP, REST, READ OR PLAY QUIETLY DURING THIS PERIOD. 

INFANTS NAP AT VARYING TIMES AND THEIR SCHEDULES WILL BE ACCOMMODATED.

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