FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What do I need to bring to enroll my child?
*Enrollment packet *Birth Certificate *Immunization Record
*CIB *Social Security cards *Medicaid or insurance cards
*Physical Exam *Dental Exam *Proof of income
What days does the Early Childhood Center open?
The Early Childhood Center is open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays. There is a staff member here @ 7:30 for Child Care. All children should be picked up @ 5:00 PM or shortly after. We do not provide Child Care after that time.
What if my child is sick?
We have a temporary exclusion policy that states when a child needs to be sent home or when he/she should not come to school. If your child is sick, get a doctor’s note to bring back so that the teachers can mark the child as excused for the day due to illness. If you have a phone give us a call and let us know the child is not coming.
Do I need to transport my child or can he/she ride a bus?
If your child is 3 years old or older, he/she can ride the bus during the Head Start/FACE school year on days the bus runs (usually Tuesday through Friday). If your child is under 3 or if it is a Child Care only day, you must provide the transportation.
Do I have to pay for Child Care services?
Generally, Child Care is provided through an agreement with Navajo Nation Child Care and is based on a sliding scale for income. That means that you have to qualify with them and they will determine how much of the child care costs they will pay and how much is your co-pay amount.
How many meals does my child eat?
We serve Breakfast, Lunch and an Afternoon Snack.
Do the children take naps and for how long?
Most children do take naps. The amount of time depends on the age of the child. If your child does not like to take naps, talk to the teacher and discuss activities or solutions to sleeping issues.
Are the teachers qualified to teach my child?
Currently all our teachers have an AA (Associate’s Degree) in Early Childhood Education. One teacher holds a Bachelor’s Degree. Most of the co-teachers have a CDA and are taking classes towards their AA degree. The teachers are all working towards their BA degrees as well.
If I have a concern who should I contact?
If you call the Front Desk, our receptionist can direct you who is the best suited to address your concerns. Her number is 575/854-2635 Extension 1500. Please go through her to get your concerns addressed because it is much faster if you speak to the right people the first time.
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