Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center,LLC. These are questions that are commonly asked about our policies when enrolling at Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center, LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are open from 6AM until 6PM Monday through Friday.
The following forms must be completed and kept on file before the first day of attendance:
- Tour of the Facility
- Enrollment/Emergency Contact Form & Enrollment Fee
- Immunizations Record, Vaccination Policy Signed
- Any legal documents pertaining to any separated/divorce families
- Pay new family registration & pay the two week deposit if required.
Below is a break-down of our classroom ratios:
- Infant Room - 1:4
- Wobbler Room - 1:4
- Toddler Room - 1:6
- Two's Room - 1:6
- Three's Room - 1:10
- Four & 5's Room - 1:12
- Kindergarten & Up - 1:15
Other daycare arrangements must be made if your child has symptoms of the following: *a bad cough or cold, *a rash or fever, *vomiting or diarrhea, *mattering or red eyes, *other symptoms of communicable diseases. Every child must be fever- free or symptom- free for twenty-four hours (without the aid of fever reducers) before returning to daycare.If any symptoms appear while the child is at Trinity, the parent/guardian will be called and will be expected to pick up the child as soon as possible. Again, admittance back into daycare must be at least 24 hours from any of the symptoms.
Families having two or more children in full-time daycare are eligible for a $5.00 per week discount off their daycare charges (please refer to the parent handbook for description of full-time)
Weekly rates are a flat rate. No deductions will be made for the holidays Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center, LLC is closed or for extreme inclement weather. Trinity is on the pre-billing system. Bills are emailed weekly on Wednesday, payment must be paid in full by Friday.
We close for the following days/holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Monday After Easter
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day*
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- *Will close on Friday if July 4th falls on the weekend
Families must have a child enrolled in Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center,LLC for at least six months prior to utilizing their vacation days. Vacation days are granted based on enrollment status i.e. full-time. (Please refer to parent handbook for description of full and part-time). We encourage families to use their vacation days for the holidays that the center is closed. Vacation days are granted only when your child is not in attendance at Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center, LLC.
Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center, LLC has an “open door” policy, which simply means parents are welcome at anytime. All other non-parent/legal guardian guests must have an appointment or check in at the Front office, before entering the Center.
We will not distribute any medication without a parent’s written daily approval. All medication must come in the original bottle or script box. Medication is kept in a locked cabinet, which staff will distribute at the appropriate time.
We serve food 3 times through out the day. We serve a.m. snack at 8:30, lunch is served from 10:50-12:00 depending on your child’s age group, and then p.m. snack starting at 2:30 and ending when the last of the school age children arrive at daycare.
Trinity is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all children enrolled. Under no circumstances will your child be disciplined by using threats, verbal or physical abuse. Nor will food be used in any relationship to discipline. We handle discipline in a Christ-like manner: * Praising good behavior * Changing their environment *Redirecting the child *Removing child from the group to allow time for reflection on actions, followed by discussion of actions * Staff write incident reports explaining the incidents leading up to the behavior & the behavior itself. A parent must sign the report which will be kept on file in the office. (Incident Reports are used for staff, parents, and director as an aid to monitor behavior within the center.) If inappropriate behavior is a constant problem we will schedule a meeting with the director, primary provider, and the parents to determine actions to change the behavior. As last resort, other daycare arrangements may need to be considered.
Our policy is for children to play outside whenever the temperature is between 25 degrees and 98 degrees. Outside play is a part of our daily routine, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately and comfortable. (Items they may need to play outside: boots, mittens, coat, and hat,) All children will go outside with their group. Leaving children inside would require employing extra staff.
For safety reasons it is our policy that all children must wear tennis shoes and socks while at the center. We ask that you dress your child in comfortable clothing through out the year (winter- layers work well, summer- cooler clothing) please keep your child in mind when dressing them, for example can they work with the zippers/ belts, unbutton shorts/pants? Please have the girls wear shorts under dresses or skirts. All children must dress in a Christian manner. T-shirts logos and illustrations should reflect Christian values. (No inappropriate language or depictions of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco). Your child will get dirty while hard at “play”, so please keep their good clothes at home.