Our School Policy
Our Center is fully licensed and children 2 months to 12 years of age are eligible to attend Ann and Andy's. The center is open to children regardless of race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin. Ann and Andy reserves the right to admit or terminate enrollment at their discretion.
Hours and Late Pick
The center operates from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Full day and half day schedules are available as follows:
A.M. Sessions : 3 hours (pick up before lunch)
2 Year Olds-LIMITED AVAILIBILITY
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
3 Year Olds
9:00 AM - 12:00PM
4 Year Olds (3 1/2 hours)
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
P.M. Sessions : 3 hours (beginning no earlier than 2:00 p.m.) Half day sessions are not available for infants or toddlers.
Arrivals before 7:00 am will be charged $15.00 per 15 minutes or any part thereof, per child and must be arranged before hand. After 5:45 pm closing time, there will also be a late charge of $15.00 per 15 minutes or any part thereof, in addition to your hourly rate per child. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
Transportation and Parking
Transportation is provided to and from the center by the parents (or their authorized designee). Parents are responsible for bringing their children into the child's classroom and should wait for the acknowledgment of arrival from a staff member. Parking is available in the parking lot at the upper school. This lot is huge and can accommodate many cars. There is NO PARKING in the fire zone or at the Infant/Toddler Center, that driveway is for emergency use only. Your cooperation is appreciated. Reminder- While picking up or dropping off your child(ren) please turn off your car! Cars left running or unattended are NOT SAFE FOR OUR CHILDREN!
Call Policy - Notification that your child will be absent must be given by a parent or guardian no later than 9:00 am on the day of the absence. Fall School/Tuition Based Term There are no vacation, sick, personal days during the school year beginning in September through the end of June. You will be financially responsible for your child's scheduled hours for the days absent.
Summer/Schedule Based Session Any vacation weeks blocked out at registration time will not be charged during the summer session. You will be charged for time absent during your reserved weeks. The two week notification of termination requirement does not apply to the summer session. You will be responsible for all reserved scheduled weeks. Block out as many weeks that genuinely reflect your summer needs. This information is extremely important for staff and scheduling purposes.
Notification of Termination or Changes in Schedule
Two weeks notice or the monetary equivalent of your individualized weekly schedule to terminate care during the Fall school term (only) is required. Two weeks notice is also required to change a schedule (i.e., fulltime to part-time). This does not pertain to the summer session, as you will obligated to ALL reserved days and weeks.
Lunch, Snacks and Supplies
You may pack and bring your own lunch and snacks. Also Ann & Andy has kitchens by classrooms and provides a hot lunch planned by a licensed dietician which is a varied menu rotation on a four week cycle. A morning and afternoon snack is provided daily. Any special concerns may be addressed to the director. See Rates for food charges. Breakfast time is 7:00 am-8:45 am. Children arriving after 8:45 am should have already had their breakfast. Breakfast is provided in its entirety by the parents. Ann and Andy is a nut free school; appropriate food items may be found at PeanutSafeFood.com. The fee for Full day - Toddler Center is additional $4.00/day lunch and snacks. The fee for Full day Preschool Center is $5.00/day lunch and snacks.
For infants, all meals, formula and snacks, until on table food, are to be provided by the parents. Labeled diapers, wipes and special care items are also provided by the parents. Two boxes of wipes are needed once a month for each child in the Infant Toddler Center (one box for each child in the Preschool Center). A special blanket or cuddly (labeled) could be sent from home. Recommended for infants in cribs: porta crib size sheets, blankets and cuddlies. Mobiles are optional. All children should wear rubber soled shoes or sneakers, comfortable active wear and appropriate outerwear. Everything must be labeled with first and last names (www.mabelslabels.com). An extra change of clothing (labeled) is recommended for all children. Ann & Andy will not be responsible for items that are NOT labeled. If your child brings food from home, it must be ready to be served directly from the lunch bag or box. Your child will need lunch, AM and PM snacks, three beverages per day (minimum) and fruit or a healthy lunch dessert. We ask that you do not include candy. There will be a $2.00 service charge, per child per day, if there is any preparation needed (i.e., supplies or heating food). NO PEANUT BUTTER or NUT products may be brought to school in lunch bags or for birthday parties due to the increase in allergies.
Sickness Policy & Medication
The health guidelines of the center require parents to keep a child home if he or she has any sign of infection, has had a temperature within the past 24 hours, is vomiting or has been prescribed an antibiotic and has not yet received three full doses (one full day). If a child develops any of the previously mentioned symptoms, parents will be notified and expected to pick their child up promptly. All medical reports must be updated yearly. In addition, parents must notify us of any inoculations given during the school year. New medication regulations went into effect September 2004. Medication can only be administered by a MAT (Medication Administration Training) staff member. Prescription medication can be administered providing:
It is accompanied by a written Medication Consent Form filled out and signed by your child's doctor or parent (forms are available from us upon request). The medication must be in a childproof container and have the original pharmacy label plus the instructions from the package or the pharmacy. It specifies the child's name, medication, date, amount, and time to be administered.
Non-prescription (over the counter) medication can be administered provided:
Medication is in its original container and labeled with the child's first and last names. Original information sheet accompanies the medication. It must also be accompanied by a written Medication Consent Form filled out and signed by your child's doctor and parent (forms are available from us upon request).
The Center is closed on some national holidays (see calendar sheet, exact holidays: ). School is also closed for 1 week from Christmas to New Year and for 1 week last week of summer. Parents are NOT responsible for payments during holiday and vacation weeks. Emergency school closings will be broadcast on WHUD & News 12 and sent by email & a message on our answering machine. If school is closed due to snow or other emergency, you are still responsible for payments.
During school hours all visitors touring the center MUST report to the office in the lower building, where they will sign a visitor registry book. Anyone visiting a child (therapist, grandma or grandpa, etc.) will also sign the visitor's registry book in the appropriate center. No Fire Arms are allowed on campus and we also conduct periodic drills.
For new students the registration fee is $425.00, of which $125.00 will be utilized as a registration fee and $300.00 will be applied as a pre-payment. For each additional sibling applying at the same time there will be a $25.00 registration fee and a pre-payment of $300. For returning children there is a prepayment fee of $300.00 per child which will be applied toward your one-time fee or your account (whichever is applicable). THESE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, should you decide not to send your child to Ann & Andy.
Full Day sibling discount - deduct 25 cents per hour for second child