WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT REGISTRATION
Academic achievement is only a small part of the picture in a student’s life, and is often weighted far too heavily in school admissions offices. Queen's Royal Treasures EDU-FIT Child Care & Learning Center selects students based on indicators of their future potential, characteristics including intellectual curiosity, perseverance in the face of adversity, and creativity. However, in order to maintain a functional environment, we will not tolerate violence or disrespect of any kind. Read our admissions section for more information and contact our admissions office to start your application.
Infants- Birth- 23 months
Toddlers- 2 years old
PreK- 3-5 years old
Before and after school- 6-13 years old
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open: Monday- Friday 6am- 8pm
-Full-time: Mon- Fri (50 hours max)
-Part Time: Up to 3 days a week
-Life Savers (drop/flex): hour increments only (4 hours max per day)
-Saturdays and Late Night Childcare 6pm-12am *rates are higher and must be booked in advance (cancelled until further notice)
Our drop off cut-off time is 9am unless it’s been arranged with the director ahead of time. Late fees start at 9:05am and is due at drop off.
ABSENCES: If you plan to keep your child home due to illness, or any other reason, you must notify me no later than your regular drop off time. I also expect to be notified if you anticipate being late dropping off or picking your child/children up.
APPOINTMENTS AND EARLY PICK-UPS: Please notify me when you drop your child off in the morning if you will be picking your child up early for any reason.
TERMINATION: The parent or provider has the right to terminate service for any reason, providing a 2 week written notice is given.
HOLIDAYS: We will be closed all major holidays and they are included in the tuition. We will remind you of the dates as they approach. QRT will be closed on the following PAID holidays. Please arrange for alternative care on those days. New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Training Days (TBA), Labor Day, Indigenous People's Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
VACATIONS: See holidays. We close for all major holidays allowing family time for all our staff and families. We will be close for 2 weeks in a calendar year for staff training and vacations. We will give you an advance notice. Calendar is posted. Please contact the director if you have any questions or concerns.
PAYMENT DURING FAMILY VACATIONS:
Each family will receive 1 week’s vacation tuition free per year. If you plan on keeping your child out of care for longer than 1 week, 50% of your tuition must be paid up front for the remaining vacation period in order to hold your child’s slot.
SUBSTITUTE CARE ARRANGEMENTS:Parents are responsible for making arrangements for substitute care in the event that QRT can’t open due to inclement weather or other emergencies beyond our control.
Registration for enrollment is held in February for the following school year. Subsequent enrollments will be accepted until the class limit is reached. Additional names will be accepted for a waitlist to be notified in the event space becomes available. Currently enrolled students and siblings will be given priority for enrollment in the following school year.
COSTS AND SUBSIDIES
The Way Worship Center is dedicated to making our child care program affordable for everyone. We offer discounts for single parents, college students, our church members and families that qualify for low income. We accept state assistance as of July 1, 2018. The Way Worship Center is looking for resources to help those in need who don't qualify for state assistance but are going through hardships. Please speak to the director to see if we have assistance available and if you qualify.
PROGRAM AND CURRICULUM
MEALS: QRT will provide breakfast, lunch and a PM snack. Parents are responsible for providing any special snacks due to specific dietary needs or allergies. If your child has any food allergies, or other special dietary needs, please let me know. Monthly menus are posted on the bulletin board. If you are breastfeeding your child, please let me know what accommodations we can make to help meet your needs. We are a breastfeeding friendly center.
SUPPLIES: Parents are responsible for supplying diapers, wipes, creams and anything specific to the needs of their children. The curriculum supplies are due within 30 days of enrollment and annually thereafter (see supplies for success). Parents are also responsible for supplying a bookbag and a full set of clothing for their child for the current season and size.
EXTRA CLOTHES: Parents are responsible for maintaining a spare set of clothing in their child’s cubby. Babies grow fast, please check frequently to make sure the spare set of clothing matches your child’s current size and season.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: I expect parents to be partners in their child’s care and encourage parents to volunteer for field trips, activities, birthday parties etc. whenever possible. I know parents are busy and it is difficult to always find time to talk. Daily communication helps us to better meet your needs and the needs of your child. We meet individually with parents on a regular basis to discuss their child’s progress, share observations and work together to set individual goals and objectives for each child. We will also be hosting family fun days and we will need your help to make sure they are a success so keep an eye on the calendar for these special events you don't want to miss. These events will be geared towards family, fitness and fun. We are excited and looking forward to jumping into the action with you!
ILLNESS: If your child has any of the following illnesses or conditions, you must keep your child home: * A temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit * Vomiting (2 or more times in 24 hours) * Diarrhea (3 or more watery stools in 24 hours) * A rash or nits * Eye infection * Sore throat * Any Communicable-Disease * If it’s clear your child is just not feeling good please keep them home. Depending upon the illness or condition, you may be required to obtain a doctor’s note before your child returns to care. Due to the current pandemic we are following the CDC rules. See pandemic rules and procedures.
MEDICATIONS: Any medication must be in the original bottle or container and prescription medications must include the original prescription label and instructions. QRT will not administer any medications, creams or sunscreen without written consent from a child’s parent. Medication consent forms are always available. Please do not leave medication on the counter. Parents must hand all medications, instructions and consent forms to the director.
IMMUNIZATIONS: Current and complete Immunization records must be on file prior to your child’s first day of enrollment.
To assist children in developing self-control, self-confidence, and sensitivity in their interactions with others, and to ensure order, prevent injury, and ensure a child’s activities are not infringing on the rights of others, the following strategies are used to guide the children’s’ behavior: -Focusing on the child’s behavior, rather than on the child;
- Reinforcing appropriate behavior;
-Observing children in order to anticipate potential difficulties.
-Establishing eye contact and calling the child by name to gain a child’s attention;
-Remaining near the child in situations where he/she may be losing self-control;
-Modeling problem solving.
-If all else fails, the child will be removed from the situation in a way that ensures that the 'time out' is a positive learning experience:
* Prior to the use of ‘time out’ the child will be given an explanation of what it means and what it involves.
* The ‘time out’ place will be located within the play area, where they can still be supervised, but far enough from the activity.
* The child will be allowed to determine when he/she can return to the activity.
* For pre-school age children, the ‘time out’ period will be no more than one minute per year of age, to a maximum of five (5) minutes.
* Appropriate or acceptable behavior of the child following ‘time out’ will receive praise. If a child loses control and could possibly injure him or herself or others, the child will be held and helped to soothe themselves until self-control is gained. I do not practice, or allow the follow behaviors: Corporal punishment such as shoving, hitting, shaking, spanking harsh, belittling, or degrading treatment, confinement, unsupervised separation from others, physical restraint as punishment, depriving children of meals, snacks, rest or necessary use of the toilet as punishment. Once we have exhausted all our resources and the behavior still can’t be controlled a parent or guardian will be called to make arrangements for immediate dismissal.
We do not require parents to visit or stay with their children in the beginning. We suggest it if it will help create a smooth transition.
Within thirty (30) days following the admission of an infant, toddler or preschool child, a physical assessment report signed by a licensed physician or registered professional nurse shall be on file at the facility. The report shall have been completed not more than twelve (12) months before admission. A parent of a school-age child shall provide a statement at the time of enrollment indicating the child’s health history, any current health problems and any restrictions necessary for the child’s care.
Children attending QRT must have all enrollment and medical forms completed on file within 30 days of the child's first day of attendance. Parents are responsible for assuring that the information supplied is kept current.
The following forms are required for your child to be enrolled in the program:
- Registration Form
- Enrollment Form
- Signed Notice of Parental Responsibility form
- An Emergency Medical Form is signed to assure that your child receives prompt attention in case of an emergency.
- Immunization Record must be obtained from and completed by your child's physician.
- Physical Examination form must be completed by your child's physician.
- A parent must sign a form stating that he/she has read our handbook and understand our policies.
NOTE: Please let us know if your child has food allergies.
- Permission form to give doctor prescribed medicine
We invite you to meet our staff and tour our center in order to give your children all the information they need to start the admission process and get on board.
SUPPLIES FOR SUCCESS
Supplies are due annually per child or you have the option to pay the curriculum fee if you don't have time to shop. We will shop for you. Every child also needs a change of clothing, a pillow and a sleeping bag. Every Friday you must take your bag home to wash them and return them on Monday.
Supplies needed for success:
A will to learn
2 packs of wide pencils
2 boxes of crayons
2 packs of markers
2 packs of 8x10 construction paper
1 pack of 4 glue sticks
2 bottles of hand sanitizer
4 boxes of Kleenex
2 rolls of paper towels
2 round tip scissors
2 pack of dry erase markers
1 positive attitude
Please call us for our tuition fees. There is a $25 enrollment/application fee that is non refundable. Call us at 314-766-5650 for availability and specials. QRT has the right to increase rates or modify policies at anytime. We will give you at least a 7 day notice of any changes. Thank you!
Tuition: Due weekly or biweekly according to contract. $10 late fee per day when tuition is late. If your child is full-time, the full weekly rate is due whether or not your child is absent. (This includes all paid holidays listed) *If your child is part-time, the full part-time weekly rate is due whether or not your child is absent. (This includes all paid holidays listed) Balances must be paid before a child can be dropped off unless you have the director’s approval for an extension in writing.
Payment during Family Vacations: Each family will receive 1 week’s vacation tuition free per year. If you plan on keeping your child out of care for longer than 1 week, 50% of your tuition must be paid up front for the remaining vacation period in order to hold your child’s slot.
Deposit: A week deposit is due prior to your child’s first day of care to hold your child's spot.
Late Fees: A late fee of $1 a minute per child will be assessed after a 10 minute grace period after your scheduled pick up time due upon arrival or next day drop off.
Methods of Payment: Parents may pay for tuition using cash, personal check (mobile deposit will be used), cash app ($queensroyaltreasures) and paypal (paypal.me/1qrt.llc). A service fee of $40 will be assessed for all returned checks. In the event that a check is returned, you will be asked to make all future tuition payments in cash only.