The Learning Circle: Questions & Answers


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    What is The Learning Circle of Wellington?

    The Learning Circle of Wellington is a year round Family Childcare Home and Preschool Program. Our program is for children ages 2 to 5 years.
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    When do sessions run?

    The Learning Circle is a year round preschool program. We are open Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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    Where are you located?

    We’re located in a comfortable home setting,
    at 12201 Stratford Street, Wellington, Florida 33414. Click for map.
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    What activities do you do?

    Activities include circle time, individual and group phonics instruction, math, science, reading readiness, and fun.
    We do a lot of singing and dancing! Occasionally we do cooking experiences, too!
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    What is the cost?

    Call us for details.
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    Do you have an Open Door policy?

    YES! We have an open door policy at The Learning Circle.
    You are also invited to text and check on your child during the day.
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    What holidays is The Learning Circle closed?

    The Learning Circle of Wellington follows the Palm Beach County School District Calendar. Click here for calendar. If the school district is closed, The Learning Circle will also be closed, with the exception of Teacher Inservice Days, which will be open. Please arrange for back-up care if needed. These are paid holidays and your fee will not be reduced, with the exception of any holidays that are at least 1 week in length. You will not be responsible for payment for those weeks.
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    What is your child-to-adult ratio?

    We limit the number of children to guarantee individualized teaching and learning.
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    Do you go outside to play?

    YES! A morning and afternoon outside playtime is also included when weather permits.
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    What about meals?

    All meals are nutritious and are served according to federal nutrition guidelines.
    Children will never be forced to eat.
    If your child has any allergies please make sure that we are aware. Menus will be posted weekly.
    Breakfast: 8:00 a.m., Lunch: 12:00 p.m. Snack: 3:00 p.m Note: These times are approximate).
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    What about nap time?

    There will be a daily, state mandated rest time each day. Children are not required to fall asleep, but many do. Quiet activities are provided for those that wake early from rest time. Cots/mats are supplied for the children. You are required to furnish a sheet and blanket for rest time, to be taken home at the end of the week for laundering.
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    What supplies are needed?

    Sheet and Blanket
    2 Complete Sets of Labeled Clothing
    A 1” binder for your child’s portfolio
    A Family Picture
    Suntan Lotion and/or Bug Spray
    Signed permission form
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    Is there a trial period?

    Yes. The first two weeks of each child’s enrollment are on a trial basis. During those first two weeks either parent or provider may terminate this agreement at a moment’s notice. After the initial two weeks, a two-week written notice by either party is required to terminate this agreement unless there is a violation of the Parent Handbook or other required forms. Click here for Parent Handbook
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    Illness and Sickness- Our Policy

    The health and well being of all of the children here are of utmost importance. All efforts will be made to keep the facility and toys clean and in good repair.
    Our sick policy is as follows:
    If a child is unable to participate in the normal routine of the day, he or she should not be brought to
    the program that day. There are also some illnesses that must exclude the child from attending. Some
    of those illnesses are, but not limited to:
    Diarrhea (child must be symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication).
    Strep throat (child must be symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication).
    Coxsackie (Hand, Foot & Mouth)
    Fever (100 degrees f. or higher) (child must be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication).
    Vomiting or Upset Stomach (child needs to be symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication).
    Chronic coughing
    Runny nose with colored discharge–check with doctor.
    Undiagnosed Skin Rash–check with doctor.
    Hepatitis A
    Scarlet Fever
    Lice (child needs to be treated and nits removed before return).
    Communicable diseases – chicken pox, measles, mumps, conjunctivitis (pink eye), influenza, etc. (The child may return when the incubation and contagious period is passed and the child is well enough to resume normal childcare activities).
    Severe pain or discomfort
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    If your child is on medication and it must be administered while at the program, the medicine must
    be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name, doctor, name of medication, and
    dosage. There is also a form to sign, giving permission to administer the medication to your child.
    Medication will be given at the time you specify and a written record will be kept.
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    Absence or Late Arrivals

    If your child will be absent or late, please call to let us know. This will help us plan our day and is especially helpful in planning meals.
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    Arriving on Time

    Please make every effort to be on time at the end of the day. If you suspect that you may be late in
    picking up your child, you will need to arrange for a back up person to come in your place. In the
    event that you use a backup person to come for your child, please call us in advance. Your child will
    only be released to a person on your list of allowable people. They should be prepared to show photo
    identification upon arrival.
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    Are Registration Forms Available Here?.. YES!

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