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Drop Off & Pick Up Policy

Please enter through the daycare back door. I ask that you knock first, then enter at the door.

When dropping off or picking up your child, please avoid parking in front of the neighbor's driveway. Feel free to park in Lyle and Tina's driveway or block their driveway if needed.

Due to the emotional nature of leaving a child, it is normal that your child may cry on arrival. The crying usually stops within seconds of your departure. I ask that when you bring your child that you be as quick as possible and make your goodbye brief. It is much easier on the child when the impending separation is not long and drawn out.

If your child will be absent or arriving late, a notice must be given. Failure to do this within 1/2 hour of your scheduled arrival time will result in a a fee of $10 per child in addition to full payment of the time missed. Only exception will be for emergency situations only.

Please be in control of your child during drop off and pick up times. This is a time of testing when two different authority figures are present and children may test to see if the rules still apply. We will remind your child if inappropriate behaviors are displayed.

It is the parents responsibility to ensure that children are picked up by their contracted times and ultimately no later than 5:30 pm. If you are unable to pick up your child by the contracted time, alternate arrangements must be made. In the event that a parent cannot be contacted, it is our policy to call an emergency contact. If parents or emergency contacts cannot be reached, authorities will be called to ensure the safety of the child.

A late fee of $5.00 per 15 minutes per child will apply if a child remains in care after 5:30 pm unless prior arrangements have been made or if it can't be helped due to an emergency or weather situation. This late fee will be added to the week's normal charges.

Your child will not be released to anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If your child is taken anyways, authorities will be notified and your daycare contract will be terminated immediately.

Please notify us if an undesignated person will be picking up your child. Photo identification may be necessary for anyone picking up your child that is not notated on the authorization form. If consent and/or proper ID are not received, the child will not be released and the parent will be responsible for any additional fees that are incurred as a result. Please understand this is for your child's safety.