Attendance, Arrival and Departure Policies


We have found that children adjust more easily to the childcare program if they attend regularly and also arrive and depart at the same time each day.  Children who arrive significantly after 9:00 a.m. miss the opportunity to ease into the morning with their peers and teachers on a common schedule.  In addition, children arriving late may interrupt the flow and structure of the morning, which the teachers work hard to establish.  Of course, we understand the common complications of daily life but we appreciate every effort being made to have your child present by 9:00 am each day of attendance.

If your child will not be attending school (sick, visiting family…) please notify the school by 9:00 am the day your child will be absent.  We all come to care for each child in our center and worry when children are absent.

In the interest of the safety of all children, please turn off the motor of your car when you arrive at the school to drop off or pick up your child.

There are four parking spaces provided for your convenience. If there is no parking space available, there is street parking. Please do not park in the parking lot unless you are parking in one of the four marked spaces. We also require families to follow the arrows for proper entrance and exit into our lot. Disregarding this policy makes it very difficult to maneuver in the parking lot and causes several safety issues.

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