A pre-admission conference visit with parents and their child is required. Visiting the program allows both the parent and the child to become comfortable with our environment, staff, and schedule. A number of forms need to be completed and turned in with the deposit of one week’s tuition and a registration fee prior to your child’s first day in the program.
Forms to Complete
Before your child can be enrolled and start in the program, the following forms must be in his/her file:
A copy of birth certificate
The only person permitted to see your child’s file would be you, the parent or legal guardian, the director, the child’s teacher and the state-licensing examiner.
A registration fee of $100.00 is charged at the time of enrollment and is non-refundable.
Tuition ($75.00/day) is due every Friday for the following week’s tuition. Otherwise, a $20.00 late fee will be charged to your account. When first applying to Teacher P’s Home Daycare, a Security Deposit (equal to one week’s tuition) will be required to hold your child‘s spot. This deposit will be applied for the last week attendance of your child in the daycare. There will be a $25.00 charge made to your account for checks returned for insufficient funds.
Tuition will remain the same during the weeks that contain closings for holidays. If you know you will be leaving for an extended period of time, please inform the Director. Payment for the classes missed will need to be received before you leave in order to hold your child’s space in the classroom. Because our program and licensing regulations require us to hire staff based on the number of children enrolled, we cannot lower or refund tuition for the days your child is absent due to illness or vacation.
Provide a set of clothes for the entire week plus one extra , including socks and underwear. Remember that as the seasons change so should the extra set of clothes for your child. Please write your child’s name in all his extra clothes.
Children's Arrival and Departure
For your child’s safety, we require that you or other authorized adults bring your child into the daycare each morning and get him/her settled. Sign your child in upon arrival before you leave. We do require that all children arrive for the day before 9:00 AM. If you are going to be away from your place of work for the day, be sure to leave a phone number where you can be reached in case you are needed for a medical emergency.
When picking up your child make sure you take your time to thoroughly check him/her physically. No complaints will be entertained as soon as you leave the day care premises. Be sure to sign your child out.
Hours of Operation
Teacher P’s Home Daycare is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Please see the director for special arrangements for service needed after 5:30 PM.
These are the holidays the daycare will be closed:
New Year’s Day January 1
Martin Luther King Day January
President’s Day February
Good Friday March or April
Memorial Day May
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day September
Columbus Day October
Thanksgiving Day November (Thursday and Friday)
Christmas Eve December 24th
Christmas Day December 25th
Toy From Home
Except for a toy that is needed as a transitional object to help ease your child’s transition from home to school, Please keep other toys in your car or at home. Blankets, stuffed animals/dolls to sleep with at nap time may be brought and kept in the cubbies until nap time, and books that are clearly labeled with the child’s name may be brought in the daycare too.
We have a simple monthly birthday celebration. On the day of the celebration the child may bring a simple treat for the daily snack time. The staff requires that treats be store purchased and we request nutritious snacks. If the child brings candy, this will not be served as a snack.
Child Abuse Policy
If a staff member suspects that a child is being abused or neglected, by law he/she is required to notify the Chicago Department of Children and Family Services immediately. The suspected abuse will then be written up and the statement will be signed by both the teacher and the Director and kept in the child’s file. All staff members are strongly encouraged to be trained in child abuse recognition and prevention.
If at any time events at home affect your child emotionally, please let the caregiver/teacher know. This helps the teacher understand any unusual behavior exhibited by your child. The teacher can provide materials such as a book, which is relevant to the child’s situation. Teachers might also be able to provide parents with articles or books to help their child cope with what is happening at home. Anything we are told is held in the strictest of confidence.