We rarely close our center, but if we must have a school closing due to severe weather or some other emergency we will broadcast the closing before 6:00 a.m. on all three local TV channels.
We carry a primary accident plan in the event your child is injured during school activities and also carry general liability insurance.
You are always welcome to visit your child’s classroom! You can spend time in the room or if you prefer, you can watch unobserved using the video-monitoring system we have in place in all rooms.
No form of physical punishment is allowed at 1, 2, 3, You ‘N Me Preschool and Daycare. We train our staff in behavior management with teachers following guidelines that include:
- Be calm and have your voice show that calmness
- Verbally remind the child of classroom activity
- Try re-directing the child to another activity
- Praise and self-esteem are always a must with teacher and child
Limits and consequence shall be clear and understandable to your child. Firm positive statements about behaviors or redirection of behaviors are the accepted techniques for use with our infants and toddlers. We have a written Guidance and Discipline Policy, which you will receive when enrolling in our center.
It is important to ask your child what they did everyday and if they had fun, but our teachers are always happy to talk with you at drop-off or pick-up to discuss your child’s day. We send home a daily sheet for children ages 0-24 months, as well as monthly milestone sheets. Kindergarteners receive quarterly report cards. We also post weekly news on the classroom doors, as well as our bi-monthly newsletter, which is also given to parents.
In addition, we schedule evaluations and conferences twice a year to discuss social, academic, and motor skills with our parents.
If you have a special concern, we will be more than happy to schedule an appointment to discuss it with you.
The following days are paid holidays for our faculty:
We are CLOSED on the following dates:
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
Children love celebrating birthdays and other special days and you are welcome to bring food to celebrate. Due to DCFS standards, any treats must be purchased at a store and arrive unopened in the bakery container. Please be sure to check with your child’s teacher in advance to ensure that you have enough treats for everyone in the class.
Parents or assigned adults are responsible for signing their child in and out from our facility. The sign-in/out register is at the entry of each doorway. Parents are required to have their driver’s licenses on them at all times for identification. For additional security, we have cameras that surround the center and in every room.
Yes, our staff is required to follow state regulations applying to training. All staff is trained in First Aid/CPR yearly. Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse. Additional training in curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement and management, age-appropriate activities, nutrition, and field trip planning is required. Every teacher must receive 15 hours of continuing education every year to meet the requirements of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Yes, we serve hot meals and nutritional snacks. Our center is equipped with a full service kitchen and staff trained in nutrition, USDA guidelines, and proper portions for young children.