Parents Information: SCHEDULE & HOURS OF OPERATION
The center is open 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The State of Tennessee requires that your child stay no more than 10 hours each day. Please try to have your child at the center by 9:00 a.m. so that he/she will receive maximum benefits from the program offered. If your child will be absent, please let us know.
Each classroom determines its own activity schedule, but everyone observes the following:
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch - varies on age group
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Naptime
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Snack - varies on age group
The State of Tennessee requires that children be provided an opportunity for outdoor play when the temp range (adjusted for wind chill/heat index) is between 32F and 95Fand not raining. We do not have adequate staff keep a child inside when the others in his group are going out. If your child is too ill to be outside, he is probably too ill to be at school.
Each child will have her/his own cot, sheet and blanket which are washed weekly. Your child may bring a favorite pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal for naptime if he/she wishes. We ask that you take these personal items home and wash them once a week.
The center is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day Labor Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Thanksgiving Day
Good Friday Day after Thanksgiving
Memorial Day Christmas Eve
Fourth of July Christmas Day
These closings may vary if the holiday falls on a weekend. We also close for 2 days of teacher in-service, which one day in the spring and one day in the fall.
Every four years, when the State Conference is in Chattanooga, we will have in-service in October. The Parent Newsletter will give advance notice of our closings and a notice will be posted on the Parent Board.
The center’s closing schedule during inclement weather generally follows the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Our goal is to notify parents of closings due to inclement weather as quickly as possible. Please watch local news stations and check social media for closing announcements.