The Children We Serve
The University for Parents offers FREE child care for the children of parent learners while they attend our classes. The children participate in a variety of activities including playing games, reading books, making art projects, watching movies, sharing in wellness circles, and homework assistance in a safe, wholesome, and stimulating environment. We strive to provide an engaging and comfortable setting where children can learn, play, and socialize with other children while improving their emotional and communication skills
Our Child Care Policy
Our University for Parents child care team employs a parents as partners approach with a common focus of helping children grow and thrive while in our care. Our core values of respect, information sharing, and collaboration are incorporated in our Child Care policy to support children’s safety and healthy development.
Infants to 16 years
Days of Operation
Child Care will be provided while classes are held on at the following days and times:
Evening meals prepared by a local chef are provided for the children on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Parents are required to sign their child in when they arrive and sign him/her out when they pick them up.
Parents will inform the child care team of their child’s allergies and/ or medical concerns.
Parents will be responsible for changing their child’s diaper/and or pull ups.
If a child requires medication during the hours he/she is in our care, the parent will disburse the medication to him/her.
A child cannot attend if he/she has a contagious disease such as head lice, chicken pox, strep throat, pin worms, mumps, impetigo, (pink eye), etc.
A child may be discharged from child care for reasons such as, but not limited to:
Lack of parental cooperation
Inability of child care program to meet the needs of the child
Failure to comply with the terms of the child care policies
Note: The University for Parents reserves the right to refuse child care for a child who requires special services that that we are unable to provide.
Child Abuse and Neglect
Staff members are required by law to report any suspected child abuse or neglect
WE NEED YOU by Brenda White
(A member of the University for Parents Interfaith Advisory Council)
Just in case you didn’t know, WE NEED YOU.
Just in case it doesn’t quite show, WE NEED YOU.
WE NEED YOU, young men and young women.
We need your youthful energy, we need your creativity.
We need to see, all that God created you to be.
For just as sure as reality, our ability and strength won’t last indefinitely.
When we are feeble, old and grey, and can’t do what we do each day. There’s coming a day when all of you will have to lead the way.
I’m sure you’re wondering, ‘man, what does that mean?’ It means soon you’ll be the doctors, lawyers, teachers, preachers and everything in between.
So, since everything will be left in your hand, there is something we need you to fully understand.
To be one of those leaders will take preparation, and education is the key. Remember our ancestors who cried for it, died for it? Without it, you won’t be the very best YOU, you can be.
So, when they open up the doors for this new school year, don’t run for the chair way back in the rear, sit up front near the teacher to make sure you can hear.
Just to be clear, WE NEED YOU to learn every lesson that is taught, read every book that is bought. Do all the work that’s assigned, for there’s no way possible for you to be a great
leader without a great mind.
So, start by limiting your tv watching time, video games and social media, too. To be honest, a lot of that stuff is just not good for you. Spend some time in prayer. Ask GOD to show you the way. HE can help you stay focus, as you start out each day.
Eat your veggies, fruit and drink more water, for this is true,
A healthy body helps the brain absorb math, English, history, and science, too.
I hope by now, you can clearly see, a future leader IS your destiny. So, all that’s left for me to say, WE NEED YOU to work towards that destiny, starting today.