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Frequently Asked Questions

DOOR DROP OFF & PICK UP: Please text me when you arrive. I will greet you at the door. 

  • During COVID I started door drop offs to "slow the spread". Just before COVID I had a dad dropping off coughing and sneezing (not covering his mouth/nose just letting it all fly). He said, "oh I feel so horrible I think I'm sick. I'm going home and going back to bed." My thought - "YIKES buddy thank you for just spreading your germs everywhere". Then COVID hit and door drop-off & pick-ups began. 

  • I discovered that kiddos transition MUCH easier when parents drop off quick and not linger. Transitions are easier on everyone.

  • At drop off give me the details I need to know, give a big quick hug, say I love you, and I will see you this afternoon. From my decades of experience, kiddos will try everything to make you stay. The longer you linger the child will "perform" and the tears will flow, getting louder and bigger. It makes my task of morning transitions much harder and makes everyone miserable.

  • Kiddos show off in front of other adults. I've had kids act like monkeys and smack their head on something because they were showing off for other adults. 

DAILY CARE: Yes your child is SAFE!!!! I provide a welcoming, comfortable, clean, a wide range of age-appropriate toys. These provide for a safe and enjoyable environment for your kiddos each day. 

AGE APPROPRIATE MILESTONS: We work with the kiddos to hit their age-appropriate milestones.

BEHAVIOR: Almost every child I have cared for views the arrival of a parent as a "free pass" when you drop off or pick up. Please make every effort in making sure your child doesn't "run wild" when you drop off or pick up. Although I completely enjoy visiting, sharing important details about your child's day or other issues, if your child's behavior becomes too disruptive, it may be easier to discuss things over the phone. 

LANDSCAPING: Please don't let your child run on the rocks and thru the landscaping. I've seen too many plants and landscaping items break by the kids running wild. Also, our HOA is cracking down on people parking on the sidewalk. I had a trashcan sitting on the sidewalk and I got written up. 😒

OTHERS THINK IT'S OK: If I allow a parent inside other parents will think they are allowed to hang out as well. Pick up time the majority of parents just want to pick up and get home after a long day of work. 

PARKING BACK UPS: Hanging around outside causes a cluster of preventing other parents arriving a place to park. That is why I encourage when you arrive that phone calls are ended and pick up happens quickly so the next parent can pick up. Also, neighbors are not fans of having parents park for too long in front of their house.

NEIGHBORS: Please be mindful of my neighbors. I have to keep a good relationship with my neighbors. Please refrain from blocking neighbors driveways and issues that cause temper tantrums and children screaming when dropping off in the morning. THANK YOU :) 

TUITION IF ABSENT: Do I have to pay if my child is out sick or on vacation? Yes, tuition pays for your spot not attendance. Think of it like this, does your bank pro-rate your auto loan depending on how many days you drive your car each month? I wish I could operate on an attendance-based tuition but there is an operating budget that must be met.

REFUND: Will I get a refund if care provider is closed? Short answer no - There is personal time built into the tuition fee and I have allotted days a year that is under the PTO.

TUITION: What if I don't use all my tuition by the time my kiddo graduates out? I have a use it or loose it policy. You use the days your you loose the pay. This is a business, expenses are paid monthly. I budget monthly. I hold your spot for you so that you have guaranteed care.

TUITION DUE: to avoid a late fee tuition is due the morning of  the last business day of the month for the upcoming month

30 day End Of Care: What is this? I collect the final tuition upfront and it is non-refundable, before they graduate out of care. I hold onto this and apply it towards the end. As you can imagine, this has made the operations of care run smoother. Payment arrangements for this can be made. 

YEARLY REGISTRATION FEE: What does the registration fee go towards:

  • paperwork processing $1000 yearly

  • broken toy replacement $2000 yearly

  • replacing misc. broken items $2000 yearly

  • activities $250, art supplies $1000 yearly

  • equipment $2000-$3000 yearly

  • nap cots $250 yearly

  • chairs $450 yearly

  • pack n plays $1000 yearly

  • Kleenex $250 yearly

  • toilet paper $350 yearly

  • cleaning supplies $500 yearly

  • CPR & first aid certified $150 yearly

  • fire extinguishers inspection $150 yearly

  • water purification inspection $150 yearly

  • background checks $1000 yearly

  • special supplies $150 yearly

  • yearly folders $150 yearly

  • curriculum $1500 yearly

  • new sheets $150 yearly

  • new blankets $150 yearly

  • new pillows $150 yearly

  • yearly training $250 yearly

  • misc. supplies $20-$1000 yearly

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