Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept ERDC?

Yes, we do! Head over to for more information.

What is your teacher to child ratio?

For infants (6 wks – 30 months), the ratio is 1:4, for preschool age (30 mo – 5yrs old), the ratio is 1:10, and for school age, the ratio is 1:15.

Which dates are you closed?
  • Jan 2nd, 2023
  • Presidents Day Feb. 20th, 2023 
  • Memorial Day May 29th, 2023 
  • Independence Day July 3rd & 4th, 2023 
  • Labor Day Sept. 4th, 2023 
  • Thanksgiving & Friday after Nov. 23rd & 24th, 2023
  • Christmas/New Year’s Break Dec. 26th – Dec. 30, 2023 

*We reserve the right to follow the public-school closure dates for the holidays listed above. There are no reductions for school closures due to inclement weather or Covid related  closures.

Do I need to make a reservation?

You only need to make a reservation to take a tour, prior to registering your child.

Do you provide part-time or drop-in care?

We only offer part-time care for preschool age when available, and we do not offer drop-in care. 

Do you provide meals and snacks?

We do! We provide an AM snack, lunch, and a PM snack. We also welcome parents to send sack lunches if they’d prefer.

What is your policy regarding sick children?

We understand that it is difficult for a family member to leave or miss work, but to protect other children; you may not bring a sick child to the center. The center has the right to refuse a child who appears ill. You will be called and asked to retrieve your child if your child exhibits any of the following symptoms. This is not an all-inclusive list. We will try to keep your child comfortable, but he/she will be excluded from all activities until you arrive.

  • Illness that prevents your child from participating in activities.
  • Illness that results in greater need for care than we can provide.
  • Illness that poses a risk of spread of harmful diseases to others.
  • Fever (100°F or higher under the arm, 101°F or higher in the mouth, 102°F or higher in the ear) accompanied by other symptoms.
  • Diarrhea – stools with blood or mucus, and/or uncontrolled, unformed stools that cannot be contained in a diaper/underwear or toilet.
  • Vomiting – green or bloody, and/or more than 2 times during the previous 24 hours.
  • Mouth sores caused by drooling.
  • Teething – If a child is teething and is inconsolable, we will send the child home.
  • Rash with fever, unless a physician has determined it is not a communicable disease.
  • Pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow eye discharge, until on antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Impetigo, until 24 hours after treatment.
  • Strep throat, until 24 hours after treatment.
  • Head lice, until treatment and all nits are removed.
  • Scabies, until 24 hours after treatment.
  • Chickenpox, until all lesions have dried and crusted.
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough), until 5 days of antibiotics.
  • Hepatitis A virus, until one week after immune globulin has been administered.
  • Tuberculosis, until a health professional indicates the child is not infectious.
  • Rubella, until 6 days after the rash appears.
  • Mumps, until 5 days after onset of parotid gland swelling.
  • Measles, until 4 days after onset of rash.
  • Has a physician or other health professionals written order that child be separated from other children.
Children who have been ill may return when:
  • They are free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours.
  • They have been treated with an antibiotic for 24 hours.
  • They are able to participate comfortably in all usual activities.
  • They are free of open, oozing skin conditions and drooling (not related to teething) unless:
    • The child’s physician signs a note stating that the child’s condition is not contagious, and.
    • The involved areas can be covered by a bandage without seepage or drainage through the bandage.
  • If a child had a reportable communicable disease, a physician’s note stating that the child is no longer contagious and may return to our care is required.

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