Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions.
- At what ages do you accept children?
- How many children are you licensed for?
- What hours are you open?
- What is your sick policy?
- What are your qualifications?
- Do you have a preschool program?
- How many employees do you have?
- When do the children go outside?
- Are you closed other than scheduled holidays and vacations?
- How often do the children go to the barn?
At what ages do you accept children?
Six weeks to school age.
How many children are you licensed for?
We have a license for 17 children.
What hours are you open?
We are open Monday-Friday, 7:00 to 5:30. If you occasionally need extended
hours that can be arranged just let us know.
What is your sick policy?
We do not take sick children. One of our jobs here at Calico Kids is to keep
all the children as healthy as possible - no parent wants to take time from
work because their child keeps getting sick. In order to maintain our healthy
environment we ask that if your child is sick (temp over 101, vomit,
diarrhea,discharge from the eyes, etc.)you keep them home. Colds are not a
problem as long as the child is fever-free. Children get many colds each year
and that is normal.
What are your qualifications?
Pam has been in business since 1980 and has an associates degree. Diane
has been working here for 22 years and has met all the state requirments
to work in child care. Wendy has been teaching in the public school system
since 1999, has a Bachlors' Degree in Early Childhood Education and a
Master's Degree in Administration. Julie has a bachelors degree in health,
fitness and recreation and has taken many early childhood classes.
Do you have a preschool program?
Yes, we do have a preschool program. We use prepared curriculum which we
re-evaluate each year. Some years we decided to add a new curriculum
entirely, some years we just take bits and pieces from several curriculums we
have used in the past. Generally what we decide to do is determined by the
children that will be involved in the program for that year. We do lots of
projects and hands on learning. We read to the children a lot and use music
as a regular part of our program. We all believe that if you can read you can
do anything, so it is our goal to introduce children to reading at an early
age so they will always enjoy it as much as our staff does.
How many employees do you have?
We generally have four employees: Pam, Diane "Mama Chette", Wendy, and Julie
When do the children go outside?
During the nice weather the children are outside from after nap until they go
home. Snack will be given outside at the picnic tables and then the children
may go play. Water will be provided throughout playtime. During the winter,
depending on the temperature, the children may or may not go outside. The
babies generally will not go out during the winter.
Are you closed other than scheduled holidays and vacations?
Generally, no. However, in case of emergency, death, illness, etc. we may
have to close, if we do have to close all families will be notified as soon as
possible. Since 2000 we have only be closed twice for nonscheduled days off.
If we are scheduled to be open we are here. We do not close for
weather unless it is extreme or we have no electricity. If school is closed
we are usually still open.
How often do the children go to the barn?
The children take a trip to the barn on a regular basis. Please make sure your child has muck/rain boots at day care.