Childcare FAQ’s

General

What makes Parks’ Place Day Care & Learning Center unique?

    • Mrs Parks is a lifelong learner. She is always educating herself and her staff on the latest tools and resources to enrich the children who attend Parks Place. You can be assured that your child will not only receive the utmost care, but will always be presented with the opportunity to enhance their minds.
    • Up to date curriculum which meets the standards required by the State of Florida Office of Early Learning.  http://flbt5.floridaearlylearning.com/

What are your hours of operation?

6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

We also offer extended day services.

Do you ever close early?

In the case of natural disasters, parents will be notified of the early closing time so they are able to pick up their child and get home safety.

Do you close on holidays?

Please view our calendar for more information on our holiday schedule.

Are you flexible with drop off/pick up times?

Yes, we understand parents have a variety of hours that they work. We provide a wide range of options in order to serve our parents. Please contact us if you have a specific request.

Is there a late fee?

Yes, to compensate our staff and ensure we run a consistent schedule, we do charge a late fee.

Please contact us to learn more about our drop off/pick up time or to schedule a tour.

Can I hold my place when we go on vacation or there is an emergency?

Yes, we offer vacation time.  Please contact us to learn more about vacation time or to schedule a tour. 

We handle emergency situations individually.  Please contact us in the event of  an emergency.

What safety training and screening are in place at your daycare?

Our employees have gone through first aid and CPR training.

We also perform background checks on each of our employees.

We practice fire drills once a month.

Do my children need to be immunized to attend?

Yes, your child will need to have up-to-date immunizations.

What is your release policy? Who can pick my child up?

Parents can add people to their child’s sign out list. In case of emergency and the person is not on the list, the front desk will need to be contacted to make arrangements.

What security does your center have?

Parks’ Place has three levels of security. 1) The doors are kept locked 2) There are cameras in all classrooms and playground 3) There is a fingerprint recognition center at the pickup counter.

Do you have a medical professional or nurse on staff?

No, however, we can assist the child to provide minor support and first aid. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

Do you provide breakfast, lunch, and a snack? Can I see a menu?

Yes, we are proud to be a provider for USDA Childcare Food Program which contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of our children. 

Upcoming menus are shared on our website and through our newsletter. You can click here to see our past menus.

How do you accommodate allergies?

Children with allergies are offered appropriate replacements at mealtimes. If you choose to provide their food, a supporting medical document for any food allergies must be provided. 

Can my child come if they are sick? Can I send medication?

COVID-19: Our daycare stays up to date with the latest recommendations and restrictions to comply with city and state mandates. Please contact us for the latest information regarding our current policy in regards to COVID-19 screening of our children, parents and staff.

Below are our standard policies:

  • Children can attend school unless they have a fever, diarrhea, or are vomiting.  Children may not attend if they have lice or other communicable infections. 
  • Parents may send medication for their children. 

Do you clean and sanitize the room and toys?

Teachers clean their rooms after every meal, as well as sanitize each morning, during nap time, and in the evening before closing. We also have a cleaning company that comes in twice a week as well as Enviromasters which sanitize our building each weekend.

How often and how do you communicate with me?

Teachers send out a Kids Report daily. Parents also receive weekly newsletters and monthly newsletters with a calendar of events and a menu. 

What are your teacher to child ratios?

We follow the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) https://www.myflfamilies.com/ regulations for children/teacher ratios. 

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more about our current rates and to schedule a tour.

What is a typical day like?

The best way to experience a typical day at Park’s Place is to visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

What are your teacher to child ratios?

We follow the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) regulations for children/teacher ratios. 

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

What should I provide for my infant?

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Creams
  • Bedding (optional)

Is this a breastfeeding friendly child care center?

Yes our facility is breastfeeding friendly.

You can stop in to breastfeed your child.

Do you take the infants outside?

Yes, weather permitting, we take infants outside one to two times a day.

Will they watch television or movies?

No, our infants do not watch television or other electronic devices.

Do you make sure babies are sleeping on their back?

Yes, we have a back sleep policy.

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

 

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

Do one year olds go outside?

One year olds go outside, weather permitting, twice a day for 20- 30 minutes.

Will they watch television or movies?

Screen time is limited to educational movies or television when it benefits the lesson plan of the day.

Do they take naps?

Each child gets a mat and will take their nap in their classroom. Nap time is 11:30 to 1:30. Bedding is optional. 

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

Do two year olds go outside?

Two year olds go outside, weather permitting, twice a day for 20- 30 minutes. 

Will they watch television or movies?

Screen time is limited to educational movies or television when it benefits the lesson plan of the day.

Do they take naps?

Each child gets a mat and will take their nap in their classroom. Nap time is 11:30 to 1:30. Bedding is optional.

Do you potty train?

Yes, teachers work with children who are ready to potty train and there is a potty training room in the classroom.

We are offering a Potty Training boot camp in the Fall of 2020. Contact us for more information.

Learning Center FAQ’s

General

Are there lesson plans?

Yes, our curriculum meets the standards required by the State of Florida Office of Early Learning.  http://flbt5.floridaearlylearning.com/

What training or certifications do your teachers have?

Our teachers have a range of certifications and degrees. Each classroom has an accredited CDA teacher.

Pre-K 3

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

What are your teacher to child ratios?

We follow the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) regulations for children/teacher ratios. 

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

What do I provide for my 3 year old?

Contact us to get an up to date list of items needed.

Do three year olds go outside?

Three year olds go outside, weather permitting, twice a day for 20- 30 minutes.

Will they watch television or movies?

Screen time is limited to educational movies or  television when it benefits the lesson plan of the day.

Where do they take naps?

Each child gets a mat and will take their nap in their classroom. Nap time is 11:30 to 1:30. Bedding is optional.

VPK

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

What are your teacher to child ratios?

We follow the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) regulations for children/teacher ratios. 

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

What do I provide for my 4 year old?

Contact us to get an up to date list of items needed.

What are the VPK hours?

Morning is from 8-11:30 and afternoon is from 11:30- 3:00 PM.

Can my child stay for the full day?

Yes. Please contact us to learn more about our VPK Wrap Program.

How often and how do you communicate with me?

Teachers send out a Kids Report daily. Parents also receive weekly newsletters and monthly newsletters with a calendar of events and a menu.

Do four year olds go outside?

Four year olds go outside, weather permitting, twice a day for 20- 30 minutes.

Will they watch television or movies?

Screen time is limited to educational movies or  television when it benefits the lesson plan of the day.

Do they take naps?

Each child gets a mat and will take their nap in their classroom. Nap time is 11:30 to 1:30. Bedding is optional.

Extended Care FAQ’s

Spring Camp

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

Do you provide breakfast, lunch, and a snack?

Yes. We are proud to be a provider for USDA Childcare Food Program which contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of our children.

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

Do you provide a snack?

Yes. We are proud to be a provider for USDA Childcare Food Program which contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of our children.

Extended Hours: Before and After School Care

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures and videos.

Do you provide breakfast, lunch, and a snack?

Yes. We are proud to be a provider for USDA Childcare Food Program which contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of our children.

Do you offer pick up and drop off to schools?

We leave to take children to school at 7:45. We pick children up at different times depending on when they get out of school.

  • Georgy Drive
  • Chimney Lakes Elementary
  • Argyle Elementary
  • Enterprise Learning Academy
  • Westview K-8
  • Duval Charter School
  • some Clay County Schools

Extended Hours

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

Evening Care- 6:00 10:00 PM

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

Do you provide dinner?

Yes. Dinner is at 6:00.

Saturday Care- 6:00 AM – Midnight

What are your rates?

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a tour.

Do you provide a snack?

Yes. We are proud to be a provider for USDA Childcare Food Program which contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of our children.

What is the schedule?

  • 7:30-8:30 breakfast
  • Enrichment
  • 10-10:30 outside time
  • 11-12: lunch
  • 12-1:30: Nap as needed/Quiet time
  • 1:30-2 pm: snack
  • 2:00-2:30: outside
  • Enrichment: 4:00
  • 4:00: snack
  • 4:30-6: enrichment
  • 6-7: dinner