Bright Star Early Learning, LLC.

Day Care for Newborn to School Aged Children

What type of clothing will my child need?
CLOTHING

Sufficient, safe and comfortable clothing shall be required for each child for the varied activities of the center, both outdoor and indoor. Clothing should be kept in their bin at all times in a book bag or canvas bag.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO BE KEPT AT THE CENTER:

1. A full change of clothes includes socks and underwear (season appropriate).
2. A sweater or sweatshirt.
3. A small blanket, crib sheet, small crib pillow, and standard pillowcase (for storage of items) for naps or rest time.

ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE LABELED WITH THE CHILD'S NAME IN PERMANENT MARKER AND WILL BE SENT HOME FOR PERIODICAL CLEANING

What type of food will be provided?
SNACKS AND MEALS

Snack and mealtime are planned to provide learning experiences, promote social development, and foster positive attitudes toward food and eating.

BREAKFAST:

A breakfast is provided at 8:00am to 8:30am for children 18 months and up. Our infants are fed breakfast between 8am and 9am. This will consist of a variety of warm breakfast items, cold cereals, and fruit cups all served with milk. Menus are posted in the kitchen.

SNACKS:

A mid-afternoon snack with juice is served at 3:00 p.m. each day. Menus are posted with all items listed.

LUNCH:

Daily lunches are provided by Bright Star Early Learning, LLC. If you choose to send lunch, please send in an insulated lunch box with the child's name on the outside. Please send the lunch entree, and an appropriate snack item. We will provide milk. Use a cold pack as required by the Health Department for items that are to be kept cold, and a thermos for hot items. If you send in a hot lunch entree, it needs to be in a plastic container ready to be warmed and must take less than one minute to heat. The staff will assist in opening and unwrapping lunches. NO GLASS CONTAINERS.

CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED AS MANY SERVINGS AS THEY WISH.

During the summer months juice or water is served several times during the day and upon request.

What time do you open and close?
HOURS OF OPERATION

The center opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes promptly at 5:00p.m. Please be respectful of our teachers. A $1.00 per minute late charge starting at 5:15 p.m. will be assessed, due payable that evening or added to weekly child care Fees. We feel it is proper to call ahead if you are running late.

What about days when my child does not come to the center?
VACATIONS, HOLIDAYS, SICK DAYS, ABSENCES, EMERGENCY CLOSINGS:

To maintain the Bright Star Early Learning’s high standard of quality of learning, we must budget for every day cost relating to our dedicated teachers and educational resources. To cover these costs, we charge the full weeks tuition if your child attends only a portion of the week. Emergency closings are VERY rare.

What is your Holiday schedule?
Bright Star Early Learning, LLC HOLIDAYS

New Years Day
Thanksgiving
Day After Thanksgiving
Good Friday
Day Before or After Christmas
Christmas Day
Independence Day
Day Before or After News Years Day
New Years Day
Labor Day

A schedule of holiday dates for each calendar year will be provided to parents and updated prior to January 1 each year.
Please Note: The parents are responsible for tuition when the child is absent due to illness, vacation, emergency closings or other causes.

How will I know how my child is performing on a daily basis?
DAILY CHILD NOTES

Daily notes are kept on each child. These notes briefly describe the child's day. These notes are accessible daily to parents.

Am I able to call or visit my child during the day?
PARENT CALLS AND VISITATIONS

We provide an open door policy to all our parents. Parents are welcome to call and inquire about their child at ANYTIME and as OFTEN as they feel necessary. Parents are welcome to enter the center at any time during business hours.

Who can pick up my child from you center?
PICK UP OF CHILD

If there are any issues associated with child custody or visitation that the Center should be aware of, please supply the Center with a copy of any notarized agreement or court order that governs access to your child/children and their records. Also, please notify the Center in writing of parties authorized to pick up your child/children other than the legal parents/guardians.

Can my child bring something from home?
TOYS FROM HOME

Because Bright Star Early Learning, LLC is a learning center and we provide many variations of items to educate, stimulate, amuse and appeal to your child. We ask that you leave your child's toys at home. Toys from home cause distractions for the program. Toys are allowed on various occasions, these occasions will be listed on the calendar of events.Type your paragraph here.