Frequently Asked Questions
What are hours of operation?
The La Petite Academy is open from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. We function in conjunction with The University of Toledo calendar.
Yes. Apple Tree accepts childcare assistance through Lucas County. Infants and toddlers must have a case plan that is approved for full time. We have part time options in our pre-school program.
- Infants:One adult to five children
- Toddlers:One adult to six children
- Preschool:One adult to nine children
Your child’s safety at Apple Tree is a primary concern. All parents enrolling a child in the program will receive a copy of our safety policy. Listed below are a few key points of the policy.
- No child will ever be released to an unauthorized person.
- Staff members are responsible for the safety of each child in their group.
- No child is ever left alone or unsupervised.
- All staff members are trained in first aid, CPR and are knowledgeable about communicable diseases.
- All children must be signed in and out daily.
The guidance policy at Apple Tree is based on the knowledge that young children need models of positive behavior to learn acceptable means of interaction. We believe that the longest lasting types of discipline are those that allow children to gain a feeling that they can choose their own appropriate way of behavior. Therefore, the discipline techniques used at Apple Tree include redirecting children into acceptable activities and behaviors, talking through appropriate behaviors and expectations and expressing strong feelings in acceptable ways.
Inaddition, our policy also states:
- No physical punishment of any kind will be used on a child.
- No child will ever be disciplined for failure to eat or sleep or for toilet accidents.
A child may be removed from the environment if acceptable behavior can not be obtained though redirecting. The teacher in charge will discuss with the child why he or she is being removed from the group and conditions required for returning to it.
Apple Tree provides lunch and snacks at no additional charge for all children who are enrolled.
Lunch and snack menus are posted weekly for parent references on the parent memo board and sign in counter.
Lunch is preapred by our on staff cook and served each day by noon. Lunch includes food from the four basic food groups and supplies one-third of the U.S.R.D.A. child recommended daily dietary allowance. Apple Tree also participates in and follows the guidelines of the Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program. Parents are always welcome to join their child for lunch.
All infants are fed according to written instructions from the parent or attending physician until the infant graduates to table food.
Rest time is scheduled each day immediately following lunch for all the toddler and pre-school children. Every child is provided with their own cot or mat and bring their own blanket and pillow from home. Children may also bring their own small cuddly animal or doll to make rest period more comfortable.