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What is your philosophy towards your roll in my child's education?

Philosophy: The staff of Cranberry Crossing day school values each child as an individual and hopes to guide and observe them as they pass through a most wondrous time of life: Childhood.

We offer the children materials to create with; we share their exploration of those materials and praise their accomplishments. We probe the environment to introduce its wonders to the children and to facilitate their discovery of the world around them, we believe that children learn through play and play experiences.

We service families by caring for their children, communicating in the areas of daily observations, assisting in childcare rearing issues, and presenting information and guest speakers pertinent to these issues. We believe that our childcare center is an extension of the home and will in no way attempt to be a substitute or be in competition with the home. The cooperative experience will set the stage between the child's education and interest and the parent's involvement.

It is our belief that children, who are introduced to many new experiences and are, encouraged to explore as individuals, will enjoy learning and therefore have an increased desire to learn. We believe children learn through play experiences, we also believe that children should be allowed to do their own work and receive praise for their individual accomplishment. In this sense we feel they will develop a positive image of themselves and their accomplishments. We further believe that by sharing our philosophy of nurturing, educating, and enhancing a child's self esteem at an early age, that the children will grow towards being well adjusted and have the self confidence necessary to succeed in life.


What is your Meal Policy?

Snack is provided both in the morning and afternoon. We serve 100% fruit juice and milk with snack and meals. Your child may request water, juice, or milk during the day. Breakfast (7:30 - 8:30am) is available at the cost of $1.00/day. You may send your child in with their own breakfast, or you may send in a box of cereal and a gallon of milk every month, or $3.00/month for a gallon of milk if that is easier.

For lunches brought from home, we request that you do not send candy, soda, gum or "lunch-ables" as they have no real nutritional value and promote poor eating habits. Tuna fish, dinner leftovers, fruits, veggies, milk, sandwiches, roll ups, cheese, etc are all good building blocks for a healthy lunch. We also serve a cold lunch program (current menus available from the office) for the cost of $2-3.00 per day, meal dependant.


What is your Closing Time/Late Pickup Policy?

All children must be picked up at their scheduled time and no later than our closing time of 5:30pm. If you are going to be late please call the center to notify your child and us. Our late pick up policy will be strictly enforced at the rate of $5.00 per 15minutes or part thereof. Please see your tuition agreement for a complete explanation of the late pickup policy.


How can I learn about School Closings?

We will announce a closing or delay in opening for Cranberry Crossing Day School on WRKO 680 AM and WHDH Channel 7 TV, as well as make ever effort to post this same information to the School Closings Mailing List here on the Web Site (you may sign up for email notification there). We will only close in the event of loss of power or if the Carver DPW advises businesses to close. If the inside temperature goes below 62 degrees or if we are without water or electricity for 2 hours and the expected resumption of power is unknown, we will close. We will call every parent to advise them to pick up their child immediately should this occur. Once we have made a decision to close the decision will be irreversible for that day. Should a storm force us to close midday for the above reasons or for the safety of our staff and your children, we will also make an announcement on WATD.


Do you perform Evaluations?

As a day school, we have an ongoing educational program. While in our care, we evaluate children's' progress and set goals to help them meet their individual needs according to their abilities. After they are here six months and twice a year thereafter we document your child's progress on our evaluation form which is kept in their file. This form is available to you and is updated every 6months. The infants and toddles have ongoing evaluations. Communication with parents is encouraged for both the infants and toddlers on a daily basis. Your child's teacher may make referrals for further screening if we feel the child requires a more formal evaluation.


Do you have an Emergency Plan?

Yes we do! You may view our Emergency Plan, and if you do not already have a Precautionary Transfer Permission Form on file with is, you may download it here and drop it off in at the office.