1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. What security features does your Center feature?
Each family receives two security key cards which allow access to the building. In addition to cameras monitoring our entry ways we also have a double entrance requiring you to use your access cards two times to enter the facility. In addition to various security measures we also utilize the Brightwheel software in which each family has a unique pin number to sign their child in and out each day. We also offer a security/privacy fence around our outdoor play area. The security of our Center is something we take very serious and work with local law enforcement regularly to keep abreast of the latest guidelines and recommendations.
8. Do you provide the children with snacks throughout the day?
Yes, our full-time tuition rates include breakfast 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. Lunches will be packed by our parents and sent with your child each day.
9. 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.
10. 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.