Policies and Procedures

Teddy Bear Day Care Policies & Procedures

Teddy Bear Day care provides a sequential learning program designed by the Executive Director and adapted by licensed teachers to meet the individual needs of each child. We offer structured and unstructured creative activities in small and large groups. All activities are developmentally-appropriate. The children engage in a variety of art and craft projects daily. One of our main goals is to assist children with the development of their social and verbal skills. Each room is equipped with learning centers from which the children engage in a variety of activities.

Hours of Operation

Teddy Bear Day Care is open Monday through Friday, twelve months a year. Our hours of operation are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Closings

Teddy Bear Day Care observes the following holidays.

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day 

If a holiday falls on a Saturday we are closed the Friday prior.  If the holiday falls on a Sunday we are closed the Monday after.

Vacation Weeks

To promote the importance of family time, Teddy Bear Day Care generously gives all families one week of tuition free vacation time per year, once your child has been enrolled with us for 6 months. Should your child(ren) not be in attendance, you can use his absence as vacation time.

Parent Referral Policy

Teddy Bear Day Care wishes to extend our gratitude in the form of tuition reduction to anyone who refers our program which results in a family enrolling. Any family who refers a family to one of our 3 locations will receive a $100.00 tuition credit after the newly enrolled family's 6th consecutive week with Teddy Bear. Thank you for your positive referrals and supporting our school!

Optional Enrichment Programs

For your family's convenience, Teddy Bear Day Care contracts with reputable companies to provide optional enrichment programs such as tumbling, music, dance, sports fitness, ballet and gymnastics. Please consult your Director for a list of daytime programs currently available at the center.

Children's Personal Belongings

All children share the materials at Teddy Bear Day Care as part of the learning process. It is much easier to learn to share center toys than one's own special treasures. Teddy Bear Day Care is not responsible for lost or damaged items and asks that children do not bring toys from home unless requested for special projects, or on specified "Show and Share" days, as we have plenty for them to do.

Birthdays

Teddy Bear Day Care believes children's birthdays are very special events, and we welcome the opportunity to help celebrate. Families are welcome to bring a commercially prepared treat for the entire classroom. Treats must be in their original packages with the ingredients listed. This will enable the classroom teachers to identify ingredients for children with food allergies and helps us to maintain compliance with state regulations.

Custody Arrangements

Please inform the school of any custody and visitation restrictions and provide the Director with the appropriate documentation. Teddy Bear Day Care has an "Open Door" policy for visitation from custodial parents.

Reporting of Child Abuse Each and every one of us here at Teddy Bear Day Care is legally mandated to report child abuse or neglect. Teddy Bear Day Care is required by law to report any suspected incidents of possible child abuse or neglect.

Babysitting

Should you choose to engage a Teddy Bear employee to baby-sit for your family, Teddy Bear Day Care is not responsible for your child or the actions of the employees outside of the center.

Privacy Rights Statement

The enrollment information you provide will be handled confidentially to protect your privacy. Limited access is available to employees in order to provide the best care possible. All information you provide regarding your child and your family is stored in your child's file located in the central office. The information is kept strictly confidential and is accessible only by management.