1. What age children do you accept and does my child have to be toilet trained?
RoC Child Development Center accepts children ages 3 years old through 18 years old. It is our policy to evaluate each child individually for his/her specific needs at the time of enrollment.
We work with the families to ensure that all needs are met. If a child requires diapers, they are checked and changed routinely, using gloves to ensure the health of all the children
2. What are your hours of operation?
The RoC Child Development Center hours will vary anywhere from a 7:30 a.m. opening to a 5:30 p.m. closing. Contact us for more information.
3. Do I need to make an appointment to visit your center?
Our site has an open door policy. As long as a member of the staff is available, you may visit and tour at any time.
4. How do I enroll my child?
You may call or preferably stop by the facility to tour and talk with the teachers and directors. There are five things that will need to be done for your child to attend the facility.
5. Are there any enrollment fees, and if so, why?
Yes. These fees are used to help cover insurance and liability coverage for your child to be in care with us. They are Non-Refundable. There will be an enrollment fee annually. Once this enrollment fee is paid, a “space” for your child will be guaranteed.
6. How much does tuition cost?
All rates/tuition information is on the website. You can also contact the site director for rates and more information.
7. Is this a preschool, daycare program, school?
Your child will be in an excellent individualized learning environment. There are many activities that your child can benefit from! They will have the opportunity to explore their environment through play, using farming and science projects, small group activities, and large group activities such as reading. The learning and fun continue throughout the day.
8. Can I visit my child during the day?
Yes. We encourage parent participation. After checking in, you may come in to simply visit, read to a group of children, or even tag along on a field trip! Directors will work with families as children adjust to the routines of childcare.
9. What qualifications are required of your staff?
We strive to find those who are warm and nurturing and understand child development.
Those who apply their knowledge in the classroom, and respect each child as an individual We seek employees who value working as a team with parents, colleagues, and volunteer.
10. Will my child go on field trips?
RoC Child Development Center believes that field trips are an integral part of learning. Parents are notified in advance of such trips. The children will need to be transported by a parent or legal caregiver to/from the destination.
11. How do you ensure the health and safety of my child?
Health: In the event of illness, the parent will be notified immediately and the child will be isolated and made as comfortable as possible until the parent arrives. If the illness is contagious, then the other children will be monitored and all parents will be notified. We follow the medical guidelines for allowing a child to return to our care. We appreciate your cooperation for the health and safety of everyone.
Injury: In the event of an injury, the child will be treated immediately and an accident report will be written, which must be signed by the parent. In the case of all head injuries, the parent will be notified. All RoC Child Development Center staff members hold current First Aid and CPR certifications. Emergency Personnel will be called if needed.
Safety: Parents are required to sign their child in and out. If not known positively by the staff member on duty, the parent will be required to show proper identification. CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE PROGRAM ONLY WITH A PARENT OR AUTHORIZED ADULT. No child is ever left alone or unsupervised.
12. What type of discipline is used?
At the RoC Child Development Center, we believe in setting boundaries, not building fences. Discipline will be constructive and educational in nature, such as diversion, separation from problem situations, talking with the child about the situation, and praise for appropriate behavior. The children are encouraged to be safe and respectful.
13. Do I have to pay for care when my child is sick or not there?
Yes. Unless you are in a session, you will need to pay for care. If you are on a weekly attendance schedule, you are required to pay for that week, even if your child missed some days out of that week. The only exception will be if your child is excused by a doctor's note. Remember, our “spaces” are very limited.
14. Will your Centers be closed on Snow Days?
It depends. Unless it snows enough to close down the city, our site will remain open with many activities to pass the time. If the program is closed, you will be informed of the alternate locations that will care for your children on school closures, late starts, and early dismissal days.
Please tune to KKTV 11 and watch the scrolling closings info.
15. What do you feed the children?
A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and two snacks are to be packed daily by the parents. Children enjoy bringing their own lunch boxes and eat better when the food offered is familiar. This does not limit children from enjoying hot lunches, however. We are more than happy to heat leftovers and other cooked foods in our microwave at meal time. All food prepared, served, and stored at the CDC must meet State Department of Public Health and Environmental standards.