Policies

Absences

In the event your child is absent from St. Peter's, tuition payment is required in order to retain your child's placement in our program. A form must be filled out in the office for planned days and weeks absent. Any child that is absent for a week without notifying the Director will automatically be discharged on Friday of that week. Payment is due the week prior to the absence.


Admission

A full admission packet should be completed by the parent/guardian. No child will be admitted without proper documentation.


Arrival Time

Children should be in by 10:00 a.m., unless they have a Doctor/Dentist appointment. Parents should notify office if their child will be late. Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten children should be in no later than 8:45 a.m.


Clothing

Please supply a change of clothing for your child at all times. Three changes for infants. Sneakers are the preferred shoe. No black soles, if they mark the floors.


Court Matters

A claim will be filed in small claims court for unpaid balances when a child leaves the program. Also, it's an administrative policy not to be involved in domestic relations litigation; therefore, employees of the home will refuse, as a matter of policy, to attend any court hearings.


Discharges

TWO FULL WEEKS paid notice is necessary for discharging a child from the program. Note: The two weeks that St. Peters is closed for vacation in July does not count as a 2 week notice.

(Please sign a discharge form at the Director's Office.)


Hours

Open 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Beyond 9 hours a day, a fee of $2.00 per hour will be charged. If for any reason a child is left beyond 5:30 p.m. there will be additional charges ($1.00 per minute).


Holidays (Payable)

St. Peter's Home will be CLOSED on the following holidays: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (close at noon), Christmas Day, Day After Christmas Day (when applicable), New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, and Memorial Day.

In the event that a holiday falls on a weekend, we will be closed on an alternate day.


Illnesses

We have full time First Aid Attendants on staff for the health and wellbeing of your child. If your child is mildly ill (temperature below 101) please provide the medication provided by their physician to treat their symptoms. We are allowed to dispense these medications after having the physician's and the parent's written authorizations. Each child shall be observed throughout the day for symptoms of illness and injury. When symptoms of mild illnesses such as more than one episode of vomiting/diarrhea in one day, or an oral temperature of 101 Fahrenheit or higher the child's parents shall be informed so that they can make alternate arrangements for the child's care and the child must be out for 24 hours. Parents will not be notified by telephone unless their child has a temperature of 101 or have more than one case of vomiting or diarrhea in one day. A child with a communicable disease will be taken to the Director/Assistant Director and the parent will be contacted to pick them up.


Lunch / Snacks

It is the parents’ responsibility to provide lunch and two snacks daily for their child /children.


Medical

We require that all children's immunizations be up to date as appropriate for their age. The immunization schedule is as follows: 2 mos; 4 mos; 6 mos; 15 mos; 18 mos; and 4-6 years of age. THE LICENSING DEPT. REQUIRES annual medical exams for all children.


Outdoor Play

We take the children out to play all year round except during inclement weather. Please provide proper clothing so that your child may enjoy the play time outside. Parents will be notified if child / children do not have proper seasonal clothing. All children will be expected to play outdoors if attending school.


Release

Children are released only to parents/guardians. In the event of a need for an alternate person to pick up your child, St. Peter's Home must be notified and a signed form completed. Positive ID is required in order for the child to be released. Under no circumstances will a child be released to a minor (under 18 years old).


Re-Registration

Re-Registration is completed in February or March of each year. The $75.00 registration fee is paid yearly and is nonrefundable.


Rest Period

Nap time is a quiet time where the children are allowed to rest. We do not require that the child go to sleep, but the child must be quiet so others may sleep. Most children need to sleep because of the vigorous activities of the morning.


Tuition/Payment

$185.00 for one child from 3 years old and up/must be completely toilet trained

$200.00 for one child ages six weeks through three years old and/or not toilet trained.

Weekly tuition must be received on Monday. An additional fee of $10.00 will be charged to your account for late payment.

St. Peter’s Home has a Direct Payment Enrollment System. We greatly encourage parents to use this Direct Payment System. We do accept Bank generated checks mailed to St. Peter’s Home. Please note your child’s name in the account / memo section of check.


Vacation

St. Peter's Home is closed every year the first two weeks in July. No tuition payment is required for these two weeks. Any other time your child is absent from our care, tuition payment is required.

Note: These two weeks do not count as notice for discharging a child from the program. See "Discharges" section above.


Website Postings

It is strictly prohibited for any person to photograph, videotape, or to take any image, digital or otherwise, of any child not related to you, employee of St. Peter's Home, or of the facility for distribution or posting in any way on any public or private website with the express written permission of St. Peter's Home.

 

Duplication or Unauthorized use of St. Peter's Home Policies and Procedures is Prohibited.