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Our Educational Philosophy
Indy Learning Center provides a nurturing, loving, educational environment in a residential
                                       setting. We maintain a positive atmosphere while engaging students in a variety of age-appropriate activities designed to
                                       stimulate learning. We strive to instill Christian morals and values as we show students how to interact appropriately in
                                       a small group setting with other children and adults.


Discipline
We practice positive redirection as a way to teach the children to behave appropriately. If a child physically hurts another child (biting, hitting, pushing, etc.) he/she may be asked to sit in “time-out” for a short period of time (one minute per year in age) to remove him/her from the situation. Under no circumstance will we ridicule, embarrass or use any type of physical punishment with a child. In extreme cases where behaviors repeatedly threaten the safety of other children or the operation of our program we reserve the right to remove the child from our program.


Enrollment Requirements
1) Completed Enrollment Application
2) Immunization Records *We do not accept children who are not vaccinated.
3) Certification of a Physical Exam given by a physician within 3 months prior to admission
4) Copy of Birth Certificate        
5) Food contracts (within first few days of enrollment)


Items Parents Should Provide
Infants: Diapers, Pampers Sensitive Wipes (one case every two months), Prepared Bottles Daily & Extra Outfits
Toddlers: Blanket for nap, extra outfit, shoes they can put on and off themselves (no laces please)
Pampers Sensitive Wipes (one case every two months)
Preschoolers: Blanket, extra outfit, shoes they can put on and off themselves (no laces please)
 
Dress Code
Children should wear comfortable clothes that are okay to get dirty and should be dressed when they arrive. Shoes should be worn outside at all times. Socks or slippers are okay for inside.


Food
A well balanced, nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided daily. We provide formula (Meijer Brand), iron-fortified cereal and baby food free of charge for our infants. Children must arrive by 8:30 a.m. if they are eating breakfast with us. No outside food or drinks.


Illness & Medications
If a child develops a rash, pinkeye, has diarrhea, is vomiting or running a temperature of 100 degrees or more, he/she may not be at daycare. Children must remain diarrhea free for 24 hours (without medicine) before returning. They must remain fever free without medication for 72 hours. Please make sure you have a back-up plan in case your child becomes ill. If your child has a rash, a written doctor's note stating what it is, that it is not contagious, and it is okay to return to daycare will be needed. Children may not be at daycare with any respiratory symptoms such as coughing, running nose, heavy breathing.


Rates
Age 6 weeks - 16 months - $250/week if paid by Monday morning.
*Add $5/day if paying after Monday morning.
Age 17 months & older - $175/week if paid by Monday morning.
*Add $5/day if paying after Monday morning.


Payment Policy
A deposit equal to the amount charged for one week is required up front. Cash or check made payable to Laura McLinn are acceptable forms of payment. $30 fee for returned checks. If payment is late more than three times in a two-month period or if payment is ever more than five days past-due, we reserve the right to discontinue services and offer the spot to someone else on our wait list. Minimum notice of two weeks required if leaving the program to receive deposit back.


Calendar
We will be closed on the following days. Full payment is due all 52 weeks of the year.
*Please note that if your child is absent for illness, vacation, etc. full payment is still due.


Labor Day
Thanksgiving & Friday After
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (or 2 business days total if it falls on a weekend)
New Year’s Day 
Memorial Day
4th of July (or Monday or Friday if it falls on a weekend)

Hours of Operation
 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Parents who arrive past closing time (starting at 5:01 p.m.) will be charged $20. An additional $1/minute will be charged starting at 5:16 p.m.



 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)