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What are your operating hours?
We open at 6:30 A.M. and close at 6:00 P.M. However North Carolina regulations state as a general rule that 8 to 9 hours a day of professional child care is the limit.
What happens if I am late for picking up my child?
Being late once is forgiven, but after that there is a late fee charged.
What do I need to bring to school?
A change of clothes and a small cover for use at naptime.
Infants and toddlers need diapers and wipes and bottles, dated and labeled with the child’s name daily.
Can my child bring food?
Your child does not need to bring any food since Beginning Visions provides delicious well-balanced meals and snacks. Teaching children to eat a variety of well-balanced foods is part of education and would be more difficult if the child is not encouraged to eat the meals at school. Usually children follow the lead of their friends in accepting new foods.
Can my child bring toys from home?
Your child will have an easier transition if he or she does not bring toys from home, unless the teacher requests the entire class to do so for a special occasion. A child’s toy may be hard to share or may get lost, broken or be irreplaceable.
What are the health requirements for sick children at childcares and schools that are mandated by the state?
A child with a fever of 101 or higher must go home and not return for 24 hours in order to prevent cross-contamination to other children. Once a child has three loose stools or has vomited twice the child must go home.
What happens when my child gets sick at school?
Beginning Visions has nurses on staff and all teachers and staff have first aid and CPR certifications. When a child is noticed to be behaving differently than normally, the teacher will talk to the student about the situation and work together to solve the problem. If the child feels sick then a temperature will be taken and he/she will go to the office to be evaluated by a nurse or qualified staff member. Comfort and appropriate treatment is applied. The parent will be notified and will determine the plan of action.
Does my child have to sleep at nap time?
The state of N.C. recommends rest for young children but going to sleep is not required. The child can just rest quietly. When sleep does not occur a book or a soft toy is given to comfort him and help him relax.
Why can my child not wear sandals or flip-flops to school?
Each classroom goes outside daily at least once. This is time to run and be active and we are required to have mulch for soft surfaces. This wood chips can be hurtful to feet and may get into opened shoes and cause injury. Loose shoes are a tripping hazard. We want to avoid accidents before they happen.
What happens when my child misbehaves at school?
We all have problems and make wrong choices sometimes. Most first occurrences are just ignored. Often times just redirecting the child into another activity is all that is needed to change the behavior. Refer to your parent handbook on Beginning Visions policy for more details on how we handle misbehavior. The parent will be called and consulted on any problem or concern that involves his/her child.