1. Can I visit my child throughout the day?
Due to COVID-19, all visitors are currently restricted from entering the building with the exception of emergency or law enforcement personnel, Department of Children and Families personnel for child protection or child care licensing purposes, and persons providing emergency repair services within the center that cannot be reasonably delayed until the center is closed.
2. Are you a state licensed facility?
Yes, we have been licensed since we opened our doors in September 2005. We always maintain the state mandated staff to child ratios. Our staff is CPR and First Aid certified.
3. Are you open all year-round?
Yes, we are open all year, operating on a September – August school calendar. We are only closed to observe eight national holidays.
4. Do you offer any tuition discounts?
Yes, we offer a sibling discount of 5% for the first child and a 10% discount for each subsequent child. The discount is applied to the weekly tuition of equal or lesser value.
5. What are tuition-free days?
Shady Lane Child Development Center grants each child a period of days throughout the year for which tuition is not charged. These days may be used for vacation, sick days, or for any other personal reason. Each child will receive double the amount of days that they attend each week.
6. What safety measures are taken when releasing children?
Children are only released to their parents or those that their parents list on their emergency contact list. Those persons will need to provide us with a photo ID before the child is released to them.
7. What kinds of activities do the children participate in?
Each teacher is responsible for submitting age appropriate lesson plans to the Head Teachers for approval. Lesson plans are submitted on a weekly basis. We use the Creative Curriculum and lessons are created in conjunction with our weekly themes.
8. What security features does your Center feature?
Each family receives two security key cards which allow access to the building. At the time of enrollment, each child will be issued a 4-digit pin number that you will enter on our touch screen when dropping off and again when picking up your child. We also offer a security/privacy fence around our outdoor play area.
9. Do you provide the children with snacks throughout the day?
Yes, our full-time tuition rates include breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks daily. Milk and water are also offered to the children. Our Center is peanut-free and strictly monitors any foods that are brought in from home.
10. Does your Center administer medication to the children?
Medication will only be administered to a child if accompanied by a Physician’s note and a signed medication consent form.
11. How will I know what my child participated in during the day?
Each child will receive a “daily report” completed by his/her teacher outlining their day. The report will detail your child’s eating habits, mood, activities, nap times, etc.