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  • What do I need to bring for my child?
    Parents will provide diapers, wipes, diaper creams, and extra clothes in case of accidents. Everything (including jackets and extra clothing) should be clearly labeled with your child's first and last name. You will receive notice through Brightwheel when supplies are getting low. Tuition includes breakfast (for children who arrive before 8:30 am), lunch, and an afternoon snack.
  • Are there any days the facility is closed?
    Sweet Pea Kids Preschool is open Monday to Friday from 6 am to 6 pm. We are closed on the following holidays: • New Year's Day • Memorial Day • Independence Day • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Day If the holiday falls on the weekend, we will follow the observed holiday. We close early (3 pm) on Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve.
  • What is Brightwheel?
    Brightwheel is a childcare app that covers all communication needs with parents. Parents can message directly with their children's teachers and office staff. Brightwheel is also used to check your child in and out for the day. This can be done either through the tablet placed up front, or by using a QR code through your phone. Payments can be taken through the Brightwheel app with additional charges of either .25 per bank account or 2.2% for cards.
  • How do I pay tuition?
    Payments can be taken through the Brightwheel app with additional charges of either $.25 per bank account or 2.2% for cards or by our office staff through cash, card, or check. There is a 3% surcharge fee for payments made by credit.
  • It is my child's birthday, what can I bring to celebrate?
    Birthdays are very special days! We are happy to celebrate with you and your child through the nut-free, store-bought treats you supply. State law prohibits homemade products and as a center we are nut-free. Please inform your child's teacher if you are planning on bringing a snack or treat so they may plan accordingly.
  • What about food for my child?
    Breakfast is available for children arriving before 8:30 am. We serve breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks all in accordance with the Arizona Department of Education’s Child & Adult Food Program (CACFP). A well-balanced, nutritious breakfast and lunch will be provided by our staff. Milk will be served at breakfast and lunch. If your child has a food allergy, please let us know immediately. For children under the age of 12 months, Sweet Pea Kids will provide Similac with Iron formula, whole milk, and packaged baby food, and age-appropriate food from our menu. Should your child require a formula other than what we provide, parents are responsible for providing the formula. Parents will provide clean bottles each day. The child’s first and last name needs to be clearly labeled on bottles.
  • What if my child is sick?
    Every precaution is taken at Sweet Pea Kids Preschool to protect our children from accidents and illness. Please make sure your child’s emergency information is correct and notify our office immediately if any information changes. In the event of an emergency, Sweet Pea Kids personnel will call 9-1-1 and contact the parent. Please notify us if your child is going to be absent. If your child is ill with a contagious disease, please notify our office immediately (strep throat, pink eye, chicken pox, COVID-19, head lice, etc.). With pink eye, please give 2 doses of medication prior to returning to school. For head lice, hair needs to be treated and nit free prior to returning. For hand foot and mouth, your child needs to be fever free without medication, blister-free, and feel well enough to participate without limitations. Prescription medications will not be administered, except for emergency situations such as an EPI pen or inhaler. These medications will be kept in a lockbox in the office. They must be in their original container, clearly marked with dosage and directions. You must fill out a medication permission form with specific directions. The following list of symptoms suggests an oncoming or existing illness. An ill child shall not be admitted. If a child becomes ill while at school, a parent will be called to pick up their child. That child will remain isolated from the other children until their ride arrives. Red, watery or matted eyes Nasal discharge Coughing Sneezing Rashes Fever of 100.3 or greater Listlessness and/or irritability Headache, earache, aching limbs Scratchy or sore throat Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Please do not mask your child’s illness with Tylenol and send him/her to school. Your child will infect staff, other children, and families. Your child must be 24 hours fever free without medication before returning to school, without any exceptions.
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