The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 7am until 6pm 12 months each year. There are generally 14 days closed each year for holidays and staff training requirements. There may be a few unscheduled days closed each year due to dangerous weather conditions, as determined by the Executive Director. A listing of days EMCCC is scheduled to be closed during the year is customarily distributed to parents by early December and is posted on Center bulletin boards. Closing days are also indicated on the monthly activities calendars provided to all parents.
Children will not be accepted before 7am. If a child is picked up after 6pm, a fee will be charged at the rate of $ 1 per minute late. It is understood that emergencies can delay pick up, but late arrival following work is strongly discouraged because it creates a very long day for a young child. Two staff members are always present to care for the children until they are picked up regardless of the time. For that reason, late fees must be charged to cover expenses. If a child is not routinely picked up by 6pm, services may be suspended until adequate arrangements for timely pick up are made.
Children attending fewer than 5 days per week are to come on their regularly scheduled days only. Switching days or paying for extra days is not always possible and is discouraged. Any such requests must be made to the teacher and approved by an administrative staff member to ensure that required staff member to child ratios are not exceeded.