Policies & Procedures
Due to licensing requirements, all children who attend our facility do so on a flexible basis and may attend Play Date for a maximum of four consecutive hours on any given day. This means that parents can choose dates and times for their children subject to availability. Due to the fact that we can only accommodate up to 24 children during hourly intervals throughout the day, we suggest you call ahead and reserve a slot for your child. We also welcome walk-ins when we have space available.
Snack, Lunch & Dinner Policy
Play Date offers a time for morning and afternoon snack, as well as time for lunch and dinner. Animal Crackers and water are always provided. However, you are welcome to bring a snack or meal from home or local restaurant. If you would like to avoid the hassle, a meal can be provided for an additional $3 charge.
Meal cards can be purchased in increments up to 10 meals.
Children in Diapers
Children do not need to be potty trained to attend our center, however, parents are responsible for providing diapers, wipes and, if necessary, a change of clothing for their child/children. There will be a $0.50 fee for every diaper provided by Play Date.
Drop Off/Pick Up
When bringing your child to Play Date, please remember to dress him/her in comfortable clothing. The children will be climbing, tumbling and participating in craft activities!
When picking your child up from Play Date, please be sure to have a picture ID handy. In order to keep the children in our facility safe, only persons listed on the Registration Form will be allowed to pick up children. ID is required! We charge a late fee of $1 per minute a child remains at the facility beyond the 4-hour limit OR after our posted closing time.
Healthy Children Only
For the sake of your child, our staff members, and other children attending our facility, please send only healthy children to Play Date. Please consider the following health guidelines before deciding to whether send your child or keep him/her home:
- Temperature of 100.6 or higher
- Red, watery eyes with yellow or cloudy drainage
- Undiagnosed rash
- Excessive phlegm cough and/or purulent nasal discharge
- Severe sore throat
Your child should not have experienced any of these symptoms for at least 24 hours before coming to our facility. Play Date reserves the right to refuse entry or discharge early any child exhibiting any of the above symptoms.
Play Date uses a discipline system that includes praise, positive reinforcement, and role modeling. Time-out is used in our program when necessary. Play Date reserves the right to refuse admittance to any child whose continued presence compromises the safety or structure of our program.
If a child has been bitten at Play Date, we immediately contact both parents of the children involved. The child who did the biting must be picked up immediately. We also notify the parents whose child was bitten to let them know the circumstances concerning the incident and how their child is doing.
These policies have been put into place in order to help ensure a safe and meaningful experience for you and your child.