Post this page where you will remember the following dates. Parents should have their own backup childcare. Closures are posted in 3 places; the handbook, entrance, and your monthly tuition statement. (subject to change with advance notice given)

(TEACHERS & SCHOOL STAFF SEE CALENDAR UNDER HANDBOOK TAB MARKED AS TEACHER & SCHOOL STAFF https://www.pattischildcare.com/teachers-information) 
2022 days closed


Labor Day - Monday 9/5


Columbus Day - Monday 10/10


Closed Wed 11/9 - Mon 11/14

Personal Day - Wed 11/9 & Thurs 11/10, Mon 11/14

Veterans Day - Friday 11/11

Thanksgiving - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11/23-11/25


Christmas Break - exact dates still TBD sometime between Fri 12/23 - 1/6

Christmas Eve Monday 12/26 holiday recognized  

Christmas Day Tuesday 12/27 holiday recognized

New Years Eve Monday 1/2 holiday recognized

New Years Day- Tuesday 1/3 holiday recognized 



Martin Luther King - Monday 6/16


President's holiday - Monday 2/21


Spring Break - may take some time off M-F 3/20-24


Memorial Day - Monday 5/29


Juneteenth - Monday 6/9


Independence Day - Tuesday 7/4 (possibly closed Monday 7/3)


Labor Day - Monday 9/4


Columbus Day - Monday 10/9


Veterans Day Friday 11/10

Thanksgiving - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11/22-11/24


Christmas Break - TBA possibly week of 12/25 - 1/5

Christmas Eve Monday 12/25 holiday recognized  

Christmas Day Tuesday 12/26 holiday recognized

New Years Eve Monday 1/1 holiday recognized

New Years Day- Tuesday 1/2 holiday recognized 


I follow the Marana Unified School District school calendar for any closures related to EMERGENCIES or WEATHER ONLY.  There are no makeup days for emergency closures.  https://www.facebook.com/maranaschools


If the school district states Late Start I will be open but may be delayed and will text parents for updates. I am open normal schedule for teacher professional days, conference weeks and summer break.  School staff see modified schedule under teacher page information.


If I need to attend funeral services, I may take up to a week of paid leave. This is an unusual circumstance and is not part of the vacation/personal time. In 27 years of caring for families I have never had to take time off for a funeral.


My vacation/personal time off (PTO) accrues 1.5 day per month for every one enrolled. I use this paid time off throughout the year. Unused days carry over into the next year’s contract if not used. Any and all unexpected closures for any reasons will use up vacation/personal time first. I have 2 emergency Deep Clean Days and or necessary training included in the rates. This is to cover having to close the daycare for a serious outbreak that requires hours of sanitizing and cleaning everything. 

Providing childcare is my career choice. I take my career seriously. I am not a babysitter. I take very little time off after being available to families for up to nearly 65 hours a week. Employers provide paid vacation time, sick leave, family medical leave, 401K, retirement packages, bonuses, health insurance, etc.  Vacation/personal time is all I have to help me stay fresh and available to care for children. My rates are pro-rated to reflect my time off.


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In the example above


  • Exhibit "A": Vacation/Personal Time Off (PTO) - August, September and October, each month accrues 1.5 days. Equaling 4.5 days

  • Exhibit "B": The 4.5 days transfers over to the right

  • Exhibit "C": Carryover from previous year - Days are carried over if there are any left in your contract from previous year. Which in the example display is zero

  • Exhibit "D": Training & Deep Clean Days 2. This is for if there is ever a need to completely clean the daycare under an emergency outbreak. I have only had to close on 4 occasions in 27 yrs. These days do not carry over

  • Exhibit "E": 1 PTO day used on 9/1/21

  • Exhibit "F": example for this billing year 6.5 days.  PTO 4.5 earned to date,  deep clean days 2, personal day -1 (9/1/21) = 5.5 days left of PTO days