What are your ratios for the room my child will be in?
The Childhood Center has lower ratios than the state requires. Our ratios differ in each room. However, during peak hours there will be at least three staff members in each room. See our Curriculum page for a chart of each room.
Are the teachers CPR trained?
There will be at least one CPR certified teacher in all rooms at all times.
What is The Childhood Center’s policy on sick children?
A child must be kept home from school if he exhibits any of the following conditions shown below:
- Oral temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, rectal temperature of 101.4 degrees or higher, armpit temperature of 99.4 degrees or higher
- Diarrhea (three or more in a 24 hour period)
- Pink eye (must be on medication for at least 24 hours)
- The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in any indoor/outdoor activity
- Nasal discharge that is not clear
- The illness results in a greater need for care than the caregivers can provide
Your child may not return to The Center until he/she is symptom free for 24 hours and/or on a prescribed medication for 24 hours or longer.
Can I observe my child whenever I like?
The Childhood Center encourages parents to come and participate with their child. You are welcome to join us at any time.
Will you give my child medicine if he/she should need it?
The Center will administer the child’s medication provided by the parents. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medication. These medications include but are not limited to oral medications, topical ointments, and allergy medicine including Epi-Pens and sunscreen. Should you wish us to administer medications, we encourage that parents/guardians follow these instructions:
- A medical form must be completed and signed for The Center’s record-keeping
- Details/instructions in medical forms must match labels on the medicine containers
- All medicines must be in their original containers with labels clearly marked
- Teachers are not permitted to administer medicine. You must turn in all forms and medicine to the front desk
- Teachers will be allowed to administer life saving medicines such as Epi-pens
- We will administer all medicines to the child per instructions on the label or doctor’s orders with the provided tools (i.e., droppers/spoons)
- All medicines that require refrigeration will be kept in a separate refrigerator with no other items
- Staff will record on the child’s medical form the times and date that the medicine was given
- When medicine is to be given for more than 10 school days, a note from the child’s doctor must be turned in. The note must have the name of child, dosage, and dates that the medicine must be given