4.0 Center Practices and Policies

4.1 Times of Operation

Operating days and hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please pick up your child in time to exit the building by 5:30 p.m. Please refer to section 3.2.3 for policies on late pickup.

After care is available as an add-on option, as space in the program is available.

After care is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. After care is an additional $75 every four weeks.

For the safety of our children, parents are asked to leave the property at 5:30 p.m. and not to visit on days when the Center is closed. Security cannot distinguish between visiting and loitering and may ask individuals to vacate the area.

4.1.1 Scheduled Closings

The following list of scheduled closings includes Federal holidays and additional Center closings. As other important events are scheduled for the Center, updates will be communicated and will be posted in the Center. A list of scheduled closed days (and typical months of occurrence) is as follows:

  • New Year’s Day (January)

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January)

  • President’s Day (February)

  • Memorial Day (May)

  • Independence Day (July)

  • Labor Day (September)

  • Columbus Day (October)

  • Veteran’s Day (November)

  • Thanksgiving Day (November)

  • Fall Break (The day after Thanksgiving in November)

  • Winter Break (The day before Christmas in December)

  • Christmas Day (December)

When a date to be closed falls on a Saturday, the Center will be closed on the previous Friday. When a date to be closed falls on a Sunday, the Center will be closed on the following Monday.

4.1.2 Closures/Delayed Openings for Special Circumstances

Under certain severe conditions such as inclement weather, facility crisis (i.e. loss of water or power) or national emergency, the Director, in conjunction with the Board, may close the center or delay opening for the protection of the children and staff. The Center may contact parents through phone, e-mail and/or 541-KIDZ (5439) during working hours so children can be picked up as quickly as possible. Outside of working hours, please call 541-KIDZ (5439) for the center’s operating hours. Emergency situations can be very stressful on children and the staff is trained at maintaining order in a calm and friendly manner. Parent cooperation during these situations is greatly appreciated.


Last updated: 2/8/2019