Yes, Kids Tech Discovery Center is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Tuition costs continue to rise as the cost of providing quality child care continues to increase. The largest inputs to the rising cost of quality child care include employee compensation package, lease occupancy costs, and nutritional meals. The costs of these items have continued to increase at a rate that exceeds at least 5% annually.
Kids Tech Discovery Center does not charge any additional fees for field trips and/or fundraisers. However, at times optional extra curriculum activities are offered and are at the expense of the parent/guardian.
Tuition rates are based on the annual expense of the program and then divided evenly into weekly and/or monthly increments. This allows parents to have a consistent payment schedule that will not fluctuate based on the number of days open. If holidays and closed days were not considered paid days, then the remaining weekly/monthly rate would be higher to cover the annual cost of the program.
Tuition rates are based on the annual expense of the program and then divided evenly into weekly and/or monthly increments. The tuition rates are based on the expected enrollment throughout the year. Days and/or weeks that your child does not attend does not significantly alter the expense of the program due to the fixed expenses that the center incurs.
Kids Tech Discovery Center accepts state sponsored tuition assistance programs. However, Parents/guardians that receive support for child care tuition or fees from any source including but not limited to the Department of Children and Family Services, Child Care Assistance Program operated by Illinois Action for children, etc. are still legally liable for all tuition and fees due to Kids Tech Discovery Center according to the agreed upon tuition rates provided in the tuition agreement form in the event of non-payment from the assisting agency. If the subsidy expires/lapses, parents/guardians are required to pay their tuition in the traditional manner
Authorized individuals are required to have a picture ID to ensure the safety of each of our children are protected. From time to time, employees working in the front office may not be familiar with parents/guardians or authorized individuals on the pickup list. We ask that everyone to please be prepared to present ID upon request. It is for the safety of all children.
Kids Tech Discovery Center uses Creative Curriculum. Teachers are required to complete weekly lesson plans that integrate age-appropriate educational learning activities. The Creative Curriculum integrates language, science, mathematics, social studies and social/emotional component into fun learning objectives.
Nutritious well-balanced meals are prepared on site. We provide breakfast, lunch and P.M. snack based on the nutritional guidelines from Illinois State Board of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program. Alternative meals are available for any child who has medically determined dietary restrictions.
Yes, attention to detail in the areas of cleanliness and safety are very important at Kids Tech Discovery Center. All toys and learning environments are cleaned and sanitized daily.
Yes, all infants are provided with individual cribs. Additionally, all children 5 years and under have individual cots that are available to them to nap or rest. Cot/crib sheets & blankets are provided as well as are washed at least 3 times a week.
Yes, teachers engage with parents/guardians daily. In addition, parent teacher conferences are schedule twice a year. Parents/guardians are also welcomed to schedule conferences with teachers at any time one is needed.
Yes, our teachers are required to obtain at least 20 hours of professional development training annually in the field of early childhood education and/or child development.
An original birth certificate is needed to verify the identity of each child. Also, accurate birthdates are need to ensure that children are placed in the appropriate classroom by age. We typically follow the September 1st cut-off for class placement.
The administering of any medication is strongly discouraged. With the large number of children enrolled, the administering of medication can become very unsafe. We ask that parents/guardians speak with their child’s pediatrician about prescribing medication that can be given once or twice a day at home.
In the event of a life threatening illness and medication must be given to maintain the quality of life, we will administer the medication provided the pediatrician/physician has completed our medicine authorization form in its entirety. Be sure the Director and child’s teacher is clear on the instructions and administration procedure on each medication you bring in for your child.
No medication will be allowed into our child care center without the Medicine Authorization Form and clear instructions.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) children are expected to go outside daily for fresh air and exercise. It is not recommended for children to stay inside an enclosed room all day long. Research indicates that children do not get sick from cool or cold weather. Illinois quality child care guidelines states that “An outdoor area should be used daily for one hour for gross motor play, weather permitting”. In Illinois the term “weather permitting” means temperatures between 25 and 90 degrees, taking into consideration the wind chill. For example, if the temperature is 30 degrees, but 18 degrees with the wind chill factored in, it is not expected that children have outdoor play time.
If you have additional questions please ask. We want our parents to be involved in our program and comfortable. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of knowing why? Please communicate with us at all times.
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