GENERAL CENTER PROCEDURES
The state of MINNESOTA acts as insurer for the Center;
individual policy coverage is required for all children.
AUTHORIZED DROP-OFFS &
Authorized adults must be designated on your child's
enrollment form. All children must arrive and
depart with an authorized adult. Never leave children unattended
at the door or removed from the Center without notification of a
staff member. In the case of a custody dispute, only the custodial
parent may authorize child's pick-up. Names may be added or deleted
from this list in writing or by calling your child's teacher or
the center's director. Children are never released to a person who
is incapacitated or suspected of child abuse.
At the time of enrollment each family will receive Maxwell
parking permits. These permits allow for pick-up and drop-off in
the reserved areas on Johnson St. and behind Maxwell. Please do
not double park when picking-up or dropping off. There's a strong
possibility of ticketing by the Winona Police Department.
Please clearly mark all possessions with your child's
first name and last initial. Each child should bring the
following things to the Center:
- A complete change of seasonal clothing. (Remember to rotate
these periodically as your children continue to grow throughout
- A small blanket and pillow for naps. You may also include a
small favorite sleeping doll or animal.PILLOWS AND BLANKETS MUST
BE TAKEN HOME WEEKLY FOR WASHING!
- Outerwear appropriate for the weather. We play outside everyday!
- Disposable diapers, baby wipes, powder, bottles and training
cups as needed.
- Please do not bring toys, records, or books without discussing
them with classroom teacher.
Daily communication between parents and staff is essential! It is
through communication that we work together encouraging each child's
development. Parents have many opportunities to give and receive
information about their child and the center. Available opportunities
- chats before or after school
- classroom communication notebooks
- reading the classroom journal board outside each classroom each
- phone calls or emails
- newsletters- both class and center
- bi-annual parent/teacher conferences in October and April. (Ample
time choices are given. If parents cannot attend, alternate arrangements
can be made.)
- participation in scheduled family events throughout the year,
such as potlucks and carnivals
- membership on Parent Advisory Committee
- Infant and Toddler parents will receive daily reports from classroom
teachers describing daily eating, toileting, sleeping, and play
- messages on computers at check in/out
MEALS, SNACKS, & TREATS
The Center provides breakfast and lunch as well as morning and afternoon
snacks.Infants are fed on demand. Children will have opportunities
to help prepare snacks, set the table, and pour the juice or milk.Parents
should notify the staff of any food allergies. Allergies are posted
in food preparation areas. Weekly snack offerings are posted. All
birthday or special event treats must be store bought and prepackaged.
You may bring mixes for muffins, cupcakes, etc. upon prior arrangement
with classroom teacher. Parents are welcome to stay and participate
in the preparation of the treat.
PARENTAL VISITS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Parents are encouraged to visit the program anytime during
the day. We encourage parents to share their special skills and
talents with children in our classrooms, join our Parent Advisory
Committee, or help with yearly fundraising efforts. Parent involvement
keeps our center great!
Parents will be notified of any pets that
are kept or visiting on the premises.
Most of our trips consist of neighborhood walks or
visits to nearby places. When transportation is needed we use state
vans and occasionally private cars. Each vehicle contains two adults.
Children age 4 and under are confined to car seats. Other children
and adults are required to wear seat belts. Parents are notified
of the date, time, destination, and purpose of each trip and asked
to sign a permission form.
SPECIAL PARENTAL PERMISSION
Parents are asked to give written permission before their child
is involved in research, experimental procedures, or public relations