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We are delighted that you are considering Children's Cottage for your child's early care and education.  We understand what a big decision choosing childcare and preschool can be.  It is our priority to provide your child with the highest quality care and education possible.  We are happy to schedule tours of our facility at your convenience.  We do require an initial interview with parents prior to enrollment.

Graduation, Boy Drawing with Chalk, Girls with Apples

Admission Requirements

We conduct an interview with at least one parent before checking to see if there's an available space for your child. Upon confirmation of space, you will be given a start date. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are no available spaces, your child will be placed on a waiting list.

Enrollment Procedures

In order to enroll your child the following paperwork must be submitted:

• Application Form
• Immunization Record
• Medical Exam Form
• Emergency Medical Care Authorization
• Behavior Guidance Policy
• Nutrition Form
• Authorization for Transportation
• Infant Feeding Schedule (15 months and under)
• Safe Sleep Policy (15 months and under)
• Receipt of Parent Handbook Signature
• Receipt of Operational Policies Signature
• Receipt of NC Law Summary Signature
• Parent Involvement Agreement
• Photo Permission

Parent Involvement Opportunities

We welcome and encourage any form of parent participation and involvement. Guardians may share their talents or teach a skill or a native/sign language. We also accept donations of school supplies, books, and toys for the classroom. Additionally, parents can volunteer to help in the classroom or for the following roles:

Storyteller | Fund-Raiser | Lunch or Snack Time Visitor | Playdough Maker | Gardener | Puppeteer | Workshop Facilitator | Tutor or Mentor

Child's Progress

As educators, we understand how important it is for parents to know about the progress of their children at school. We provide a monthly newsletter that includes details about current learning programs at the center. On a daily basis, the children will bring home notes that will inform parents about the child's participation in everyday activities and details about how they ate and slept. You will see in your child's portfolio their growth and development.

Parent and Teacher Meetings

We encourage you to request meetings with us at any time to discuss your child's progress.

Family Bonding

Families are important to us!  We enjoy and value your presence and the important role you play in your child's life.  This is why we encourage family members to join us for our Fall Festival, parent workshops, and classroom involvement opportunities. Your family is always welcome at Children's Cottage!