Parents must meet with me to discuss their child’s specific needs and to review program policies. If we mutually feel that Katie’s Kids is the right fit, a $200 deposit will be collected to hold your child’s spot. The $200 will then be credited toward your child’s first month of tuition.
The following items must be completed and returned to the center by the first day of attendance.
- Intake for Child Under 2 Years (if applicable)
- Child Care Enrollment
- Alternate Arrival / Release Agreement (if applicable)
- Heath History and Emergency Care Plan
- First month’s tuition (less $200 deposit)
- Parent / Provider agreement
The following items must be completed and returned to me within six weeks of your child’s first day of attendance.
- Day Care Immunization Record or an electronic record of your child’s immunizations
- Health Report
- Signed Policies
Katie’s Kids Home Child Care Center runs on a teacher’s schedule following the Oregon School District. Child care services will be provided between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday August 22, 2022 through June 9, 2023, including extending past June 9, 2023, if for some reason the school year or teacher work days become extended (i.e. numerous snow/cold days). No service will be provided on days that the Oregon School District is closed and teachers do not need to be present. These days include Labor Day (9/5/22), Halloween Break (10/28/22) Thanksgiving Break (11/23/22-11/25/22), Winter Break (12/23/22-1/2/23), Spring Break (3/27/23-3/31/23), Memorial Day (5/29/23), and any snow/cold weather days. No service will be provided 9/26/22-9/30/22 for professional development. All regular fees apply. If a child is ill or does not attend for any reason, all regular fees still apply.
Vacation/Personal Days: I will take up to three days off each year. Regular fees will apply. I will make every effort to give at least four weeks advance notice for any planned time off so you and your family can make alternate arrangements.
Illness: In the event that I or a household resident become ill, I will notify the parents of all regularly scheduled children no later than 6:30 A.M. that the center will be closed. Regular fees will be charged when I am closed because of an illness for up to five days per year. Any days over five will be unpaid.
Bereavement Leave: In the case that an immediate family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, etc.) dies I will take up to three days off and regular fees will apply. If someone close to me dies who is not an immediate family member I will take one day of paid bereavement leave.
Katie’s Kids Home Child Care Center only takes children on a full-time basis. If you would like part-time care, you will still be expected to pay the full-time rate. Rates at Katie’s Kids Home Child Care Center, effective August 22, 2022 to June 9, 2023, are as follows:
Fee for late pick up of child after closing time: $10.00 per 10 minute interval (or any fraction thereof) per child.
Fee for late payment. Fees are to be paid in advance on the first day of the month for the following month’s services. If a payment is more than two days late, including weekend days, this fee will be charged for each day payment is not made (including the two days already past): $10 per day. If a portion of the fee will be paid by a third party, such as an employer or the county, that payment will be accepted on a separately arranged schedule, described on the parent/provider agreement.
You will be expected to pay for your first month of care on or before your child(ren)’s first day of attendance.
Fee for non-sufficient funds (NSF) or overdrafts. You will be charged an additional fee of $35 if your check does not clear the bank.
The financial terms will be finalized upon signing of the parent/provider agreement.
If a parent or legal guardian is under age 18, a cosigner must sign the parent/provider agreement to act as guarantor to the parent/provider agreement, and agree to be bound by all financial terms.
Families will receive a minimum of four week notice when a rate increase is planned.
Your monthly tuition fee covers:
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Two Snacks (Baby food and generic brand baby formula are provided as well)
- Arts and crafts supplies
- Liability insurance for my premises and operations
- Time spent planning projects and meals, and shopping for groceries and supplies
- Sun screen and bug spray, as needed for your child
- Continuing education classes
- Membership to the 4 C’s and other child care groups in the area
- New toys and equipment
Child care can seem very expensive, but there are a lot of costs that go into running a quality child care business.
Yes, if you have more than one child enrolled in my center, I offer a 10% discount off the oldest child.
Katie’s Kids Home Child Care Center has two cats, Tiger and Trixie. Both cats have regular vet visits and are up to date on all of their vaccines. I will notify parents in writing prior to adding any additional pets to the center
If your child has pet allergies, please inform me verbally and also be sure to write them down on the Health History and Emergency Care Plan under the non-food allergies section.
No one in my household smokes. There is no smoking allowed on the premises while the children are in my care.
I do not provide any transportation for the children in my care. We do occasionally take walking field trips to the library, parks, or other child-friendly places in the community. I have a quad stroller that I use to transport the youngest kids. The older children walk.
There is an Oregon School District bus stop right next to my house if your child needs to be dropped off or picked up from 4-K.
Katie’s Kids does not have any hired employees at this time. Please see the ‘Helpers’ tab under ‘Child Care’ for more information.
I follow USDA guidelines when planning our menus and I participate in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/care/). I try to stay away from juice and sweets. Milk or water is served with every meal. I post a menu each week on my bulletin board so you know what your child will be served.
All staff are trained in Conscious Discipline® strategies and we strongly encourage family members to learn Conscious Discipline® as well. We offer free classes and training in Conscious Discipline® throughout the school year.
What is Conscious Discipline®?
Conscious Discipline® is a social-emotional learning program. This program is a trauma-informed, brain-based, comprehensive approach that empowers you with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for your family or classroom.
Discipline comes from the root word “disciple” which means to learn. Everything we do within our day and how we organize our classroom is a form of discipline. We believe a child must feel physically and emotionally safe and secure in the environment to learn. Many children act out in new environments or when there has been a change in their environment to make sure they are safe.
Children crave clear boundaries and expectations. It is important to maintain a safe and enriching environment for children to grow.
We use methods of guidance that develop confidence, feelings of self-worth, and relationships between children and between teachers and children. We want to enhance children’s values and self-control.
Transition techniques are used to ensure that children are always active, eliminating the waiting period when switching between activities. Children will be expected to follow classroom rules that reflect age appropriateness and opportunities to learn.
We will provide positive guidance, redirection and set clear-cut limits. We will give each child skills to develop self-control, self-esteem, and respect for the rights of others. Our center uses a combination of prevention techniques, activity planning, room layout, limited choices, logical consequences, gentle reminders, and redirection to handle most discipline situations.
Parents are expected to provide the following:
- Disposable diapers
- Baby wipes
- Blanket/Comfort item for nap
- Bottles (for infants)
- Full change of clothing including underwear and socks
- Clothing suitable for outdoor play for each season
- Breast Milk, Formula, Baby food (if you choose to not have your child fed what I provide)
I have five bedrooms in my home that I use for the children to nap in. I try to have them each in a separate room as much as possible, but sometimes the older children share a room. Each child is provided with a pack-n-play or cot to nap on. I also provide a sheet for each child that I launder weekly.
Yes, the Oregon School District will pick up and drop off 4-K and School-age children near my home.
No, the waiting list is free of charge. If you’re interested in sending your child to my center, but there are no current openings, I have a waiting list. Once an opening becomes available I will contact all families that meet the criteria for the opening. From that point, interested families need to meet with me and we will mutually decide if Katie’s Kids is a good fit for everyone involved. If it is, a $200 non-refundable deposit, credited toward your first month of tuition, will hold your spot.
To be put on my waiting list, please fill out this form.