Join Our 2016-2017 Program!
Cross Timbers School and Daycare has been providing a safe, nurturing environment for children since 2002. We are expanding our program to include Parent’s Day Out for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. This program follows our school’s tradition of developmentally appropriate and engaging experiences for young children.
The Parent’s Day Out program has two primary goals. First, the program provides parents an opportunity to leave their children for a few hours in a safe and nurturing setting on a consistent schedule every week. Our second goal is to help young children gain independence skills as they practice separating from their parents and interacting in a group setting.
During their time in Parent’s Day Out, children will experience many activities including music and movement, outdoor play, story time, and arts & crafts. The schedule of the day is designed to be responsive to the needs of children as they transition from 3 year old toddler to 5 year old preschooler. All children are encouraged to explore at their own pace and comfort level. There is a plan for each day that includes both active and quiet times, and provides the children opportunities to socialize with peers and adults. The children will also enjoy a lunch provided by Cross Timbers or if you choose can be brought from home.
To ensure that each child receives the attention that he or she requires, our Parent’s Day Out class has 20 children with 2 leaders. Parent’s Day Out leaders have training in early childhood education, as well as certification in CPR and First Aid. Most importantly, our leaders are proficient in guiding children through their first experiences in a structured group setting.
We consider it an honor to play a part in the life and learning process of your child. If you’re looking for care just a few days or 5 days a week, we hope for you to consider our program for your needs. We look forward to serving you and your family.
Prices and Policies
2016-2017 Parents Day Out Session
- Start Date – August 29, 2016
- End Date – May 19, 2017
- Ages – 3 years old by 9-1-6 to Not by 9-1-16
- Weekly Options – 1-5 days day per week
Children will not be accepted before 9:00am as teachers need that time for preparation. Please be prompt when picking up your child at 2:30pm. Drive thru pick up provided at 2:30pm (Late pick up fee is $25 per 10min after 2:30pm).
- 5 Days – $160.00 (Mon-Fri)
- 4 Days – $132.00 (Mon-Thur)
- 3 Days – $100.00 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
- 2 Days – $70.00 (Tue, Thur)
- 1 Day – $40.00 (Fri Only)
One Time Fees Due Upon Enrollment
A non-refundable enrollment fee and supply fee will be required for each family enrolling in the program.
- $25 enrollment fee per family
- $25 supply fee per child
Tuition is processed through tuition express weekly there are approximately 33 weeks total. Parents Day Out is closed when public school is out of school (see calendar) Cross Timbers will pro-rate days when school is out.
There will be no refunds for the following: additional cancellations such as bad weather days or unscheduled days if public school is called out, absents, sick days or vaction days.
Parents Day Out is closed on the following weeks and tuition is NOT charged.
- Week of November 21-25
- Week of December 19-23 and December 26-30
- January 2-6 2017
- Week of March 13-17
We have open enrollment through the year, when enrollment has become full, Parent’s Day Out will continue to accept application forms (without the application fee) for the Alternate List. Alternates will be called to fill in as available. As openings occur, Alternates will move up into the program and pay the application fee at that time.
Please dress your child for PDO in comfortable clothing that is easy to remove, whether it is by the child or teacher. Shoes need to be worn while at PDO. Parents should provide appropriate outerwear for outdoor play. Please send a change of clothing for emergencies.
Parent’s Day Out is limited to children with completed application and health forms; information consisting of parent or legal guardian information, emergency phone numbers, authorized pick-up persons, immunization records, allergies, health history, physician’s statement, emergency treatment and photography approval. NO child may attend until all of these papers are on file. Please update these forms in the PDO Office at any time during the year.
Medications and Illnesses
Please do not send any medications with your child in their bags because they will not be administered. Children are not to be brought to PDO when they are ill, overly tired, have discolored drainage, coughing excessively, running a fever (100 degrees), have open lesions, a rash or diarrhea. If a child has been ill prior to coming to PDO, they must be fever and diarrhea free for 24 hours before attending. This protects your child from possibly becoming sick with another illness when their resistance is low and other children and/or PDO Staff from getting sick.
The key to our disciplinary policy is “Loving Guidance.” Children will be guided lovingly to follow the program schedule and cooperate with their peer group. If a child has inappropriate, disruptive behavior, it will be stopped by redirection and positive reinforcement. If a problem continues the parents will be notified, and a solution will be worked out between the parent, teacher, and if needed the director.
A minimum of two weeks notice must be given for withdrawal from the program. Please consider this as a courtesy to the program and to those on our waiting list so as to enable us to fill the vacancy speedily.
Cross Timbers Mothers Day Out Calendar
- First Day of School – August 29, 2016
- Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) – September 5, 2016
- Parents Meet the Teacher Night – September 8, 2016 (6:30-7:30 come and go)
- Fall Break (NO SCHOOL) – October 20, 21, 24, 25, 2016
- Thanksgiving Break (NO SHCOOL) – November 21-25, 2016
- Christmas Break (NO SCHOOL) – December 19-30, 2016
- New Years Break (NO SCHOOL) – January 2-6, 2017
- MLK Break (NO SCHOOL) – January 20, 2017
- Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL) – February 20, 2017
- Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) – March 13-17, 2017
- Last Day of School – May 19, 2017