September 25, 2015

The Heights CDC e-News

In This Issue ...

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: UPDATED EXTENDED CARE POLICY
  • Changes to 2015-2016 Parent Handbook
  • The Heights CDC Calendar/Upcoming Events
  • Parent Resources

UPDATED: Extended Care Reservation Policy

We are so excited about how popular our extended care programs of Early Care and Stay and Play have become! It is a pleasure for us to be able to offer these programs to our families on an as-needed basis. In order for us to continue staffing them properly and offering the best program we can, we need to make some changes to how our reservations are taken. Please note the following Reservation Policy, effective immediately:


RESERVATIONS:

Reservations will only be accepted either in person or by telephone during business hours. Our offices are open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. We can no longer accept reservations through email. All fees will need to be paid at the time of reservation for it to be confirmed.


EARLY CARE RESERVATION DEADLINE:

Early Care reservations will need to be made by 4:00p.m. the business day prior to the date needed. If the reservation is for a Tuesday, it will need to be made by 4:00p.m. the Friday prior. We will still allow drop-ins on the morning of, however, we are unable to guarantee space will be available. You will need to check at the front desk and pay the Early Care fee if space is available in order for your child to attend that day.


STAY AND PLAY RESERVATION DEADLINE:

Stay and Play reservations will need to be made by 1:00p.m. the day needed. We will not accept any reservations after this time so that we can make appropriate staffing arrangements.


Please note: Our late pick up policy has changed in our updated Parent Handbook (see link below). Children who do not have a Stay and Play reservation that are not picked up by 2:05p.m. will be brought to the front desk and the parent called. They will need to be picked up within 30 minutes with late fees paid. They will no longer be taken to Stay and Play.

2015-2016 Parent Handbook REVISED

Each year, our facility is inspected by The Department of Health and Family Services Child Care Licensing. During this inspection, they review our operational policies and how they are communicated in our Parent Handbook, often making recommendations on revisions or additions. We have posted an updated version of our 2015-2016 Parent Handbook with the recommended revisions to our handbook to our website. You may also find it by clicking the following link.


UPDATED 2015-2016 Parent Handbook

Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 2: Individual Student Pictures. Your child's teacher will let you know the specific day your child will have their picture taken. This is an individual school picture only. Please email Jennifer Poff at jpoff@theheights.org with any questions.

Parent Resource ...

Why is socialization so important to the development of young children? Why put your child in a quality early childhood program that focuses on developing a love of learning and a solid social and emotional foundation? Check out the following article from Upworthy.com to see what researchers have found. Click Here to read the article.


Article Source: Upworthy.com For full details on the study, you can read it in its entirety in the American Journal of Public Health

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