1. What time should my child arrive at Millcreek Children’s Center? Children may arrive at anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. Children should be at the Center by 8:30 AM. The educational activities begin immediately following breakfast.

2. What time are children to be picked up? The school day ends at 3:30; Children must be picked up before 4:00.

3. Do the children at Millcreek Children’s Center wear uniforms? Yes.

4. What kind of shoes should the preschoolers wear? The best shoes for an active child are shoes which close with Velcro, tie or buckle. Tennis shoes are fine. Sandals are not permitted at any time.

5. Should parents purchase any pencils, paper or classroom materials? No, all materials necessary for classroom work are provided by the Center.

6. Do the children bring a lunch? No, a balanced nutritious lunch is provided. You will receive a monthly lunch calendar. If there is a health reason or religious reason for your child not to eat something listed on the menu, you may prepare the appropriate paperwork, supplied by our registrar, and then bring in substitute food.

7. When can parents talk to the teacher about their child’s progress? Parents are asked not to engage the teacher in a lengthy discussion at arrival or departure time. The teacher must concentrate on the supervision of the children in the classroom. A parent can schedule a conference with the teacher by contacting the Manager of Educational Services who will arrange for a private conversation with the teacher at a scheduled time. Parent conferences are regularly scheduled in November, February and May.

8. Can parents supply treats for a child’s birthday? No, the center will provide a special birthday bag for the birthday child to take home. The class will celebrate each child’s birthday with song and ceremony.

9. May parents distribute invitations to a birthday gathering honoring their child’s birthday? Yes, but invitations will need to be given to all of the child’s classmates.

10. Do the children need to bring anything on the first day of school? Yes, a change of clothing (play clothes only) is required for meal-time or toileting accidents.

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