Q: What will my child do all day long? Do you have a schedule?
A: Yes! We follow a schedule and we always have a busy day filled with different activities. Our days usually start with physical activities followed by circle time, dramatic play and outside playtime. After lunch, we always have a reading time to prepare for nap. Afternoons are usually filled with lots of learning with the preschool curriculum, some coloring activity or arts and crafts and we love to play outside to finish our day. Besides that, I’ll assist and encourage each child’s abilities and skills throughout every stage of their development. Your child will have a safe, fun, clean, and healthy place in which to grow and learn.
Q: It’s the first time my child will be away from me. What can I do to help him/her in this transition?
A: I totally understand how scary it can be to take your child to Child Care for the first time; but in my experience I see that the more they are exposed to the routine and the group, the more they will benefit from it. At drop off time, try to be quick and do not linger. Make sure that you say goodbye to your child and let them know when you will be returning. This may produce tears, rest assured, by the time you are out of the driveway, the tears have stopped. This also helps to make the child feel secure in that while you may leave them when you have to, you are always coming back. In addition, we can always work on a slow introduction at Child Care and gradually increase the hours during the first days.
Q: What do I need to bring to bring to Day Care?
A: The only thing you need to bring is your child and their personal items, including extra sets of clothes, diapers and wipes. Everything else your child needs during the day will be provided by Child Care.
Q: Is food included in tuition price? What kind of foods do you serve?
A: YES! For your convenience, we serve nutritional, delicious and homemade meals daily (breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks) and you don’t need to pay a separate fee or send any food from home (besides baby’s breastmilk and/or formula). We serve only USDA food program approved foods, which means healthy REAL FOOD only and no processed foods at all (no frozen meals, sausages, etc.). Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request. A sample of our menu is available at our website.
Q: How does payments work?
A: All payments are due in advance. Payment is due in full on the first day of each month. You’ll receive an online invoice for that and a proper form at the end of every year for taxes deduction. Due to Covid-19, we are currently only accepting online bank transfer as payment methods.
Q: Do I still have to pay the full amount of my contract if my child does not attend one or more days of daycare?
A: Yes. Payments remain the same due amount every month until the contract is cancelled, even if child doesn’t attend for any reason, or when I’m out for my paid vacation (like any other professional). We are a business like any other. If you choose not to attend for any reason, you cannot skip payment. Think of us as you do your mortgage holder or landlord, gym membership or classes you take.