Hours & Policy

Arrivals and Departures

Title XXII of the California Administrative Code requires that all children be signed in and signed out each day. The parent, guardian, or a person authorized by the parent or guardian must use his/her full signature and include the arrival or departure time when signing the child in or out. When you arrive, the school does not become responsible for your child until you sign the attendance record and a teacher has accepted her/him. Do not leave your child in the classroom until s/he has been accepted by a teacher. When you come to pick up your child, please make sure a teacher is aware that you are taking your child from school. Often times, parents like to talk and visit with one another when they pick-up their children. Please keep your child with your during this time. You are responsible for your child after you enter the classroom to pick her/him up.

Authorization to Pick-Up

No child will be released to an adult other than the parent or guardian without written authorization by the parent or guardian. If we are not familiar with the person picking up your child, identification will be checked. Please make sure you inform people authorized to pick up your child to carry proper identification. Please keep the form “Full Authorization for Child Pick Up” in our office up-to-date. If you wish to make any changes to the form, the changes must be made in writing.


Please notify the teacher if your child is unable to attend school that day. In order to comply with our contagious disease policy we appreciate knowing whether your child is ill, or absent for another reason. Notify us immediately if your child has a contagious disease. We need to let other parents and teachers know that they or their children may have been exposed.

Notice of Withdrawal

Two weeks written notice is required. The notice date is effective from the time the written notice is received in the office.

Hours of Operation

The school is open from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, observed holidays excepted. Office hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If these office hours are inconvenient, we will be happy to arrange an appointment at a time convenient for you. School tours for new parents are scheduled from 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM daily, or by special appointment.

The school will be closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Two Days)
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

We try to accommodate working parents by closing the center as few days as possible during the year. We post reminders in advance of observed holidays so the parents will have time to find alternate child care if needed. School calendars, distributed in September, will include observed holidays.