- Both centers front entrances are secured with a locking mechanism that requires a code. Codes are given to staff and families currently enrolled. We ask the code only be given to those primarily dropping off and picking up your child, to ensure the continual safety of all children and staff. There is a door bell available for guests to ring.
- An adult (18 years or older) must sign your child in and out each day. Children cannot be dropped off or allowed to enter the center alone. We ask that you are certain that a staff member is aware of your arrival/departure. Children will not be released to anyone without previous authorization from you. The individual must be an adult (18 years or older). Photo identification; such as a driver’s license, is required.
- The Kendallville Day Care Center staff is trained in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions. Staffs undergo drug screening tests, annual TB tests, physicals, and FBI criminal history checks pre-employment.
Our sick policy is if your child should be discovered with fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual rashes, pink eye, lice, or other communicable diseases you will be contacted to pick your child up immediately. Staff will check your child upon arrival for illness, fever, unusual fatigue, etc. Your child will be isolated from other children until you arrive. When more than one child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease, notices will be posted near the entrance. Any child with a communicable disease shall be excluded from the center for the appropriate length of time. Ill children must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before s/he can return. Facilities will be disinfected. The center’s designated physician will be contacted for instructions when necessary.
Service will not be available on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. A holiday that falls on a weekend will be observed on either the preceding Friday or the following Monday.
For currently enrolled families, the tax forms will be sent home with you once they become available after the first of the year. For families who are no longer enrolled, the forms will be printed after the first of the year and will be available to be picked up at the centers until April 16th. We do not mail out tax forms. For families who had or have children enrolled at both centers, there will be two tax forms. Please make sure you obtain both forms.
If you paid someone to care for a child or a dependent so you could work, you may be able to reduce your federal income tax by claiming the Credit for Child and Dependent Care expenses on your tax return. Kendallville Day Care Center qualifies as a care provider under this tax law. For more information visit: Ten Things to Know About the Child and Dependent Care Credit.
We offer a $5 per week sibling discount per child that is enrolled full time.