Welcome to Kiwanis Day Care Center! We are proud to partner with our families to provide a supportive environment where all of our children can flourish!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
We understand that your child comes to us with unique experiences, interests and learning styles. Our goal is to truly know your child well and use this knowledge to guide, support and motivate him or her. We believe that good teaching requires continual professional development, personal reflection, and collaboration. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us to give your child the most powerful and joyous learning experience possible.
Meals and Snacks
Kiwanis Day Care center provides healthy, nutritious meals and snacks each day according to the West Virginia Department of Education, Child Nutrition Program. For children over 12 months old, we use the following schedule:
Breakfast: 8 am to 8:30 am
Lunch: 11:15 to 11:45 am
Snack: 2:15 to 2:45 pm
Children who arrive after meal times will not be fed, so please feed them before arriving. Children 12 months and younger are fed on "demand" feeding schedule.
Check your child's newsletter for our weekly menu. Menus are also posted outside the kitchen.
Please do not bring food from home, unless your child is a Pre-K student. We are not a completely nut-free zone, but we limit them to the classes that do not have such allergies. If your child has any special dietary requirements, restrictions or allergies, please be sure to provide proper medical documentation.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our food program.
We have high expectations for the children in our Center. We expect the children to achieve cognitively to their fullest potential. We expect children to contribute positively to their classroom. The following is a list of our expectations of children and their parents:
- Show respect for others.
- Show respect for self.
We want to make sure our families are informed of upcoming events and opportunities at Kiwanis Day Care Center, as well as classroom specific programs and events. A monthly newsletter will be placed in your child’s envelope at the beginning of each month. It will contain schedules and information pertinent to the daycare and community. It will also contain the meal menu for the coming month, as well as any special opportunities that are available.
Communicating With Our Parents
Education is a partnership between home and day care. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us. In order for this partnership to be effective, we need to be able to communicate.
Please feel free to call, write a note, or e-mail us if you have concerns or questions about your child’s experiences at day care. We are always available to schedule a conference to discuss any issue or concern you have regarding your child. We also schedule 4 Parent Conferences each year.
You will be provided a “My Day” or “Cuddle Gram” about your child each day. Look for it in your child’s cubby.
If you speak a different language, you may request a translator. You may also send a note in your native language. We will have it translated and respond as soon as possible.
Each child is to be signed in and out on the computer daily. Parents and others designated by the parent will be assigned a computer code at the time of enrollment.
Only those persons listed on the application pick-up list will be allowed to take children from the center. WE WILL ASK TO SEE AND COPY AN I.D. FOR ANY PERSON WE ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH.
Each child is assigned an envelope on the main entrance bulletin board. Parents are asked to check this envelope daily for important messages.
Parents are asked to check their child’s assigned cubby daily for artwork, soiled clothing, etc. Clothing provided by the center should be returned the next day of attendance. Please do not launder the clothing. We will do that when the articles of clothing are returned.
Inform staff of any changes in your child’s routine that may affect his/her needs or behaviors at the center.
Please call the center by 9:00 a.m. on the days your child will not be attending daycare. If we do not hear from you, your child will be withdrawn from the center after 10 days of not attending. Absences due to illness or other emergency situations will be excused from the 15-day required attendance contract. If you do not call, we will not excuse the absence. Unexcused absences will jeopardize continued attendance at the center.
Notify the center immediately of any contagious illness your child may have contracted. The center will notify all parents of any illnesses we view as contagious to all children. Check your child’s envelope daily for all alerts.
If you are not at your usual work/school/home site, inform staff of any changes so that we may reach you in the event of any emergency. We must have current phone numbers. Please keep us posted of all phone and address changes. If we are unable to contact the parent or other emergency contacts listed after one hour of calling, we are obligated to contact the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Child Protective Services Unit to report child abandonment.
Parents are welcome in the center at any time throughout the day without notice. Please keep in mind that quiet/rest time is scheduled between Noon and 2 p.m.