FAQs

Contracted Hours:

My childcare hours are 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. Although my hours are until 5:00 pm, every family is under contracted hours so please make sure that you verify that I am available to stay open later for you if you need it (please never assume).

Schoolage Care:

I do have current availability for up to age 12. Please see my rates page for additional information.

My hours of operation are as follows:

Childcare hours are 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. My office hours are from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. I am old and I go to bed between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. Please understand that if I do not get back to you right away as I leave my phone out of my room and the ringer turned off. Taking care of kids all day exhausts me and I do wake up at 5:00 am every day. 😊

Rates:

The tuition rates located on my Rates Page are used as a starting base.

Sick Time:

I do not have a set amount of days that I put in my policy for sick or personal time. When I do get sick, I will let you know as soon as I can. Rates are not prorated for illness, vacations or any other matter. Life happens.

Winter Weather:

Winter weather effects everyone. If it’s not that bad, I do remain open. In the end, your child’s safety is more important then anything. I know that parents are depending on me for care. One thing that I do ask is that if driveway isn’t plowed, please do not plow over the end of the driveway and park in it. It makes for an icy and unplowable situation, which makes for a dangerous situation. Again, I do wake at 5 am and get out there as soon as possible, but the plow usually comes by shortly after opening (thanks city of Coon Rapids)!

What is my ratio?

My ratio that I prefer to sit with is as follows:

1 Infants under 12 months

1 Toddler over 12 months but under 23 months

8 Preschoolers between 24 months and 4 years old

2 School-aged (my own two)

I can have any combination of up to 12 kids at one time but can only ever have 2 children under 2 at one time.

Part time care

I do not provide part time care, only full time.

Leaving Care

If you are pursuing other care, please make sure to let me know and put in your notice. I know that there are many other options out there and sometimes somewhere else will be a better option for you. No hard feelings. But I do ask for a two week notice OR a tuition buy out.

Future Care

I do not book out futures spots more then 3 months away due to not wanting families to have to pay more then the required two week holding fee. I don’t like it when I feel like I’m holding my families hostage for their money. There’s a ton of providers out there that do take big advantage of this and I don’t feel it’s right.