- What are your hours of operation?6:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday
- What age children do you accept?Ages 6 weeks through 12 years.
- Is transportation provided to local schools?
Paradigm currently does not offer bussing, but many of the local public schools offer transportation to and from Paradigm.
- Are field trips offered?
Yes, at Paradigm we host what we call “In-House Field Trips or Assemblies” This eliminates the need for transportation and the need for car seats and chaperones. We bring the fun right to our school!
- What training does your staff have?
We follow Michigan Day Care Licensing regulations for training. All of our teachers and personnel are trained in First Aid/CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens, First Aid, Safe Sleep, Shaken Baby, proper diapering just to name a few. In addition our staff receives training in curriculum, child development, classroom management, age appropriate activities monthly to provide a quality learning environment. Each staff member goes through two extensive criminal background checks, and is required to have a TB test and a physical.
- Is outdoor time available?
Yes, our school is equipped with age appropriate outside play areas. Depending on weather and playground conditions the children go outdoors daily on our fenced in play areas. Our playground equipment has been inspected and follows the Federal regulations on safety equipment and their surrounding fall zones.
- Are meals and snacks provided?
Yes, children who attend our full day program we offer breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. For those attending 3 or 4 year old morning only preschool a snack is provided.
- What if my child has an allergy to certain types of foods?
We require that parents alert us of allergies for inclusion in the child’s medical file. Written instructions from a licensed physician are required for an allergy plan to be put in place. Based on the prohibited foods, an allergy plan is created and the child’s teachers are alerted. When a food on a child’s prohibited list from the doctor is served, the parent must provide a substitute.
- Can I send a substitute food on a day when you are serving a food my child doesn’t like?
Unfortunately, catering to a picky eater only makes for poor eating habits. A meat or other main dish, fruit, vegetable and a grain are served for lunch daily at lunchtime, so there is a variety of choices on your child’s plate to choose from. We always encourage children to eat at least one bite of a food they believe they do not like. Catering to the likes and dislikes of over 100 children is just not possible, but kind encouragement is something our caring staff is really good at!
- How can I get more information about enrolling my child?
You can use the contact form to provide us with your name, address, and phone number. We will contact you about our center and would be happy to schedule a tour.
- What is the tuition and how is it paid?
Tuition varies by location, age and attendance schedule. Tuition is due weekly on the first scheduled day of attendance for the current week. A payment box is located in the lobby. A daily late fee will apply if tuition is not paid according to your Enrollment Agreement. Paradigm Care & Enrichment Center accepts Visa, MaterCard, personal checks, money orders, and cash payments. If your child is absent the day that tuition is due, payment can be made over the phone with a credit card. We also offer Auto-Credit Card payments which are run on the first Monday of the month for the entire month of tuition.
- What happens if my child becomes ill during the day?
If your child becomes ill during the day, our staff will contact you immediately so you can make arrangements to pick your child up right away. Care givers will help to keep your child comfortable until you arrive. Children sent home ill may not return until symptom free without medication for 24 hours or have a doctor’s note.
- Will you notify me if another child in my child’s class is ill?
Yes, a message will be confidentially posted to all parents on the sign in/out TimeClock in the lobby. Although no names will be used, we will provide the child’s class and the last time the child was in the building. Paradigm uses top notch products to safely sanitize highly touchable surfaces and toys several times on a daily basis, unlike restaurants, grocery stores, and other public places that your child may visit. So although we cannot prevent diseases/germs from coming in to our building preventative measures surpass most public places.
- Can my child’s schedule change from week to week?
Due to staffing challenges, Paradigm does not offer flexible scheduling with the exception of a special circumstance that requires board approval.