Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours?
Hours of Operation are 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM, Monday through Friday.
Do you provide meals?
Breakfast, Lunch & PM Snack are served daily (any medical, religious or personal exemption must be put in writing. Any food brought from home cannot be heated.)
How is tuition calculated?
Tuition is calculated based on the child’s class (toddler or preschool), number of days of enrollment and the calendar year chosen. Payment is as follows: Academic Year (Purchase College Affiliates Only) 32 weeks 9 installments – Modified Year 42 weeks 10 installments – Extended Year 47 weeks 11 installments. Each installment is billed on the 5th of the month and is due on the 15th of the month. The installment is billed prior to the month of service.
What is your transition policy?
Whenever a child starts the program, for transition purposes, the first 2 days of enrollment are half days. Your child will have lunch with the class and can be picked up no later than 12:30 pm. We know that this transition is also for the parent. You can call the office to check on your child’s day and Pat, Virginia or Penny will be happy to help you. The office cannot transfer your call to the classroom.
Do you have a sign-in and sign-out policy?
Each class has a sign in-sign out book outside the classroom door. You must sign your child in each day at drop off and sign the child out at pick up at the end of the day.
What are the parking procedures?
The Children’s Center has parking privileges which allows parents to pull-up in front of the center to drop off and pick up their child. In order to maintain these privileges, we ask that all parents limit their drop off and pickup to no longer than 10 minutes. You must park in Parking Lot. It is also imperative that you follow the safety procedures listed in the parking pass.
Can I make up days?
The Children’s Center Does Not offer make-up days. If your child is absent due to illness, vacation, etc. upon return, they can attend only on the days they are enrolled for. Please understand that it would be most difficult to provide the multitude of families we service with make-up days.