Welcome to Redeemer Lutheran Child Care!
ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE
To apply for admission to Redeemer, one should follow these steps:
1. Parents should call and make an appointment to visit the school and talk to the Director.
2. An application and the proper paper work needs to be filed in order to start the admission process.
Each year the parents of current students are asked to formally re-enroll their child. The deadline date for each year is August 1st. At that time an annual registration fee of $50.00 per child is due. All proceeds collected will be applied towards classroom and playground materials.
Any child who, after attempts have been made to meet the child’s individual needs, demonstrates inability to benefit from the type of program offered by our child care facility, or whose presence is detrimental to the group, will be discharged from the facility. In all instances, when our facility decides that it is in the best interest of the child to terminate enrollment, the child’s needs shall be considered in referrals to other agencies and facilities.
All children (ages 0-5) enrolling in Redeemer are required to have a physical form and an immunization form on file at all times. It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure your child’s immunizations are kept current, and your child has a current physical on file every 2 years. These forms are required by the Department of Children and Families and are for the safety of all children and staff.
HEALTH: Childhood illnesses are a part of growing up. If your child has a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, sore throat, severe cough, rash, vomiting and/or diarrhea, yellowish eyes or skin, conjunctivitis (eye infection), untreated infected skin patch, difficult or rapid breathing, yellow or green mucus from the nose or ears, or any other sign or symptoms of illness, it is important to allow him/her to recover at home. If your child has a contagious illness, it should be reported immediately to the Director.
***Children who come to school ill or are found with a contagious illness at school must be picked up within ONE HOUR. Preschool children must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to the program. A Doctor’s note is preferred upon return. This is for the safety of all children and staff. We are a WELL CHILD facility. The Director will have the final say as to when a child will leave or return during an illness. The Director may ask the parent to provide a physician’s note stating that the child is able to return to school. We ask that before returning your child to school following an illness that you speak with the Director. Unfortunately, even though a child may be found ill, full tuition must be paid.
ATTENDANCE: Each student is expected to attend regularly. We ask that all preschool children (ages 1-3) be present to their classroom and ready to begin their day no later then 9:00a.m. WEEKLY RATES APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF DAYS OR HOURS YOUR CHILD ATTENDS. If a child is absent for any reason, all parents are required to call the office by 10:00 a.m. to report the absence.
PART-TIME/DROP-IN CARE : As a courtesy to families who are not in need of full time care, Redeemer Lutheran Child Care offers part time and drop in care. Part time care consists of 3 full days of attendance or 5 half days. Part time days must be predetermined and can not be changed unless authorized by the Director. Drop in care is available. Please see the Director for details.
VPK (Voluntary Pre Kindergarten):
VPK is a state funded program therefore it is free to families who attend. Our VPK program typically runs from August to March. Redeemer Lutheran Child Care offers after care for VPK children who wish to stay the remainder of the day. Please see our fee sheet for pricing details. All children enrolled in VPK must be present to their classroom by 8:30a.m, and picked up by 12:30p.m. It is the parents’ responsibility to abide by all Coalition requirements in order for their child to attend.