Frequently Asked Questions
How long have the teachers worked there?
We’ve been able to retain our staff well beyond the average longevity in the field of childcare. Our last director was at the center for 30 years and another teacher has been here for 15!
Do you provide transportation to the schools?
We do have certain schools that we work with to get kids to and from the centers. Please call the office to see which centers are available at this time.
Do the children need to be toilet trained?
NO: we take children 24 months and older weather they are toilet trained or not. We welcome children still in diapers. We work with the children and parents when they are ready to start toilet training.
If your child is still using diapers we need to have a supply of diapers, baby wipes and diaper disposal bags (zip-locks work well).
How many children do you have in a group?
Group size is determined four different ways simultaneously.
Age of the child – Ratio of children to adult
Maximum group size
Number of activities available
Since room size and maximum group size and the number of activities in each room are usually stable, the one remaining factor is Ratio.
Child's Age Licensing Ratio
24 - 30 Months 6-1
30 – 36 Months 8-1
3 Yr – 4 Years 10-1
4 Yr – 5 Years 13-1
5 Yr – 6 Years 17-1
6 Years and Older 18-1
Can I visit my child during the day?
Our purpose for being here is to provide Parental Peace of Mind. You are your child’s parent. You know your child better than anyone else. You are the best person to surmise what your child’s reaction will be if you come and have to leave again without taking him with you. Some children are very sensitive and others take life much more in stride.
We offer lunch to parents or grandparents at $2.00 per meal. Simply call ahead to reserve your meal and you can join your child for lunch.
Do you take children subsidized by the county/state?
Yes – special billing arrangements can be made with the Director for co-payment.
What hours are you available?
We’re open 7:00AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday. We close for 9 national Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Holidays will be billed if the holiday falls on one of your normally scheduled days. We do not bill for a Holiday if it falls on the weekend.
What ages of children do you take?
We are licensed to care for children 24 months through age 5 at this time.
Does my child have to take a nap?
Wisconsin licensing requires that if a child is under the age of 5 years and is in a program that operates for 4 hours or more that a rest period be provided.
We provide cots with sheets in a nap room that is supervised by one or more adults. Quiet music is played and the room is darkened. Teachers rub backs helping children to fall asleep. The children who are Non Nappers are allowed up after 30 minutes of rest and enjoy quiet play at a table. They are joined by children who awaken early.
Some children give up naps at age three years and some are nearly 6 or 7 before they no longer require a nap or rest period during the day. If you feel your child no longer requires mid-day naps, simply write us a note requesting that your child be a “Non-Napper.” We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
What if my child doesn't like the food that's being served?
The food program at Christian Chapel Day Care is both delicious and nutritious. The food is prepared on site in our own kitchen by our own cooks. Some of the parents comment regularly about the wonderful aromas as breakfast or lunch is prepared.
The children enjoy the food prepared here. We find that usually even the fussiest eater finds something in the meal to eat. Your child will not be forced to eat, but we do encourage children to “taste” some of every food.
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