Our policies and regulations
Hours of operation Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Our meals are delicious!
Meals and snack are provided by us at no extra charge to the parents. Children are offered the meal, not forced to eat. They are encouraged to try new foods. If the child requires a special diet, parents will need to supply the foods needed. All children will be served meals if they are present during the scheduled meal times. If they miss a scheduled mealtime, then it is the parents' responsibility to ensure the child has eaten prior to arriving. For infants, parents need to supply formula and baby food until the child is one year old. Infants are fed and do not follow the meal schedule below.
Our meal and snack schedule is as follows:
Breakfast: 8:30- 8:50 am
Morning snack: 10:30 -10:45 am
Lunch: 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Afternoon snack: 3:00- 3:30 pm
Our preschool program runs from September through June. The summer months are packed full of fun and stimulating outdoor activities.
What to bring for your child
You should ensure your child has the following:
1. A change of clothing (several if potty training)
2. Diapers, wipes, diaper cream (optional but recommended if the child is in diaper)
3. formula, baby food (for infant/toddlers)
4. spill proof, leak proof zippy cup (for infant baby bottle)
5. blanket for nap (small pillow optional)
6. Every item should be labeled with the child's name
7. Appropriate clothing for the weather, as we like to spend time outside, weather permitting.
What I will provide for your child
I will provide all meals/snacks, high chairs, cribs, nap mats and toys
1. Please do not bring any items from home with the exception of a special blanket or stuffed animal for nap time. Items brought from home in the past have caused “sharing issues” and on occasion, safety issues. We have a wide variety of ages and need to ensure the safety of all children in care so please leave all other items at home or in your vehicle.
2. All children have rest time in the afternoon; infants will nap as needed throughout the day.
3. There is no physical punishment in my childcare. A child may be removed from the playground for a cooling off period.
4. I cannot accept sick children into my care. If your child becomes ill while in my care, you will be notified and your child will need to be picked up as soon as possible. Your child will not be able to return to daycare until he/she has been symptom-free for 24 hours.
5. If I must be away from daycare for a doctor's appointment or short period, my assistant and substitute will provide care.
Payment is due Monday at time of drop-off or the first schedule day your child attends the daycare, if payment is not received by second day of attendance there will be a $5.00 per day late fee. You may pay monthly or biweekly in advance as well if that is simpler. Remember payment is due before care not after. I would appreciate if payment is paid on time. Please do not put me in the uncomfortable position of having to ask for payment, or any other fees that may have been added in the week.
A receipt will be provided for your payments. All clients will receive a yearly statement for tax purposes no later than January 31st for the year preceding. At my daycare, you pay “per position” which means that the slot is held just for your child and is not based on attendance. There will be no refunds or adjustments made to your child care fees for any time missed due to illness, holidays or vacation. A place has been reserved for your child that cannot be filled on a short- term basis.
New child enrollment
Should you wish to place your child into our daycare, you will be required to pay a registration fee and one week’s tuition in order to start or secure your slot. This fee ensures you will have a slot when you are ready to begin care.
The following are a list of paid holidays that I am closed.
- Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan 19th)
- President’s Day (Feb 15th)
- Independence Day (observed Jul 5th)
- Thanksgiving Day (Nov 25, 26th)
In the event that a holiday falls on Saturday, I will be closed the Friday before and if the holiday falls on Sunday I will be closed the Monday after.
We must work together if potty training is going to work. If you are not working with your child at home, I cannot work with them here. Your child will be required to wear pull-ups at the daycare for sanitary purposes. After they have gone accident free for several days, then we may try the regular under pants.
Please make sure they have enough changes of clothing during this time. Also make sure they are wearing clothes that are easily pulled up and down. No overalls, belts, onesies, snaps or zippers. An elastic waist is the best for kids and gives then a feeling of self- accomplishment when they can pull them up or down by themselves.
Please keep your child at home if he or she has:
- Discharge from eyes or ears
- Persistent or excessive crying
- Communicable diseases (chicken pox, conjunctivitis, Influenza)
It is our responsibility to do everything possible to prevent contagious infections from spreading to the other children in my care. If your child develops an illness while in my care, they will be isolated from the other children and you will be contacted so that you can immediately make arrangements to pick up your child. If it is necessary for the child to leave daycare due to illness, state regulations require they not return until they have been symptom free for 24 hours (This policy will be strictly enforced so we can keep the children as healthy as possible. NO EXCEPTION) Please keep in mind that bringing a sick child to daycare can result in many other children getting sick. If your child is sick notify me regarding the nature of the illness, especially if it is contagious. I will then notify all families of children known to have been exposed.
- Give advance notice if someone other than yourself is to pick up your child. I will need names, and time of pick up and they will need to have a photo ID with them. I will not release your child to anyone without the above information.
- Drop off and pick up your child at the scheduled times. When the parent picks the child late it is unfair to the child that is waiting eagerly to see mommy or daddy.
- Notify me as soon as possible if your child will not be coming (so we can begin our daily activities.)
- Our Mutual Responsibilities
- Treat each other and the children with respect communicate on a regular basis about your child’s new skills, fears, nutrition, interests and joys.
- •Plan together for a consistent program of toilet training at an appropriate age.
- Feel free to discuss any suggestions, concerns or ideas that will benefit this childcare.
- We must work together to raise healthy, happy, well-adjusted children. I have an open door policy, feel free to stop in or call anytime during your child’s day.
Thank you for your continue support and cooperation
The Children's Club day care: (Yonkers) 914-457-4427