Does every child have nap or rest?
Yes, regulations require all children in full daycare have an option for rest. Children who are unable to rest will have quiet play. You can bring your child’s own crib sized bed sheet or small blanket to use and each Friday can be brought home for laundry. Children can also bring a napping stuffed animal. Children will use the same sleep mats which will be appropriately sanitized and cleaned each week.
What does Jumper Bean teach?
There will be monthly themes and weekly sub-themes. We will focus on letters, numbers, colors, shapes, sounds, animals, environment and health. Children are encouraged to develop and grow in our play-oriented environment and are accompanied by the sounds of stimulating music. We will focus on each individual child’s abilities, skill levels and interests. Our mixed age groups help children develop intellectually, academically and socially. See our Program page for details.
What meals do you provide?
We will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks. Children will have choices for snacks and their meals unless your child has food allergies. All of our meals are kid friendly and organic. For your child’s birthday you can bring in a snack or we can prepare a special snack for that day. See our Program page for more details on nutrition.
Can we call Jumper Bean when our child is in care?
Yes, we encourage parents to communicate any questions or concerns with us. You are always able to call and leave a message if we are unable to answer. Good communication is key to meeting your child’s needs emotionally and physically.
Is there an illness policy?
Yes, New York State requires children with a fever of 100 degrees or higher to not attend and can only return when they have been fever free for 24 hours. If the child is on an antibiotic, that also needs to be administered 24 hours in advance prior to their return. Children with an communicable disease cannot return until the doctor has provided a written note determining their safe return.
What is your daily schedule?
For a complete overview of our daily schedule Please see our Program page.
What are the qualifications of the staff?
All staff have CPR and First Aid, have undergone criminal background checks, fingerprints, reference checks, completed the Health and Safety course, stay current on 15 hours per year of mandatory training, and proper education.All staff meet and exceed the New York State Office of Children and Family Services State requirements. For more information on these requirements please see OCFS link.