- What are your hours?
Summit Kids Academy is open Monday-Friday 7am-6pm. Upon registration, you will be given a list of holidays we will be closed for.
- What is you policy regarding disciplining children?
We use a classroom management program called Conscious Discipline. It is based on current brain research, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices.
- Are you licensed?
Yes, it is a requirement to have an active license posted in a child care facility.
- Are you accredited?
Yes, We are accredited by NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation). This ensures we follow higher standards than required by state and county regulations.
- Will you administer medication?
Yes, but all medication (even over the counter) must be accompanied by a Doctor’s Authorization.
- What are the security procedures?
Once your child is enrolled with us, you choose a security access code for the front door. Then we scan your finger biometrically into our database. This allows you to sign you child in and open the door. We also have staff sitting at the front desk monitoring people that enter our school. If we do not recognize someone we ask for ID and call the parents.
- What types of background checks do you do on you staff?
We do a Level 1 Local background check and a Level 2 Federal background check on all employees.
- What are the staff qualifications?
All employees are required to have at least their 45-hour certification from DCF. Lead teachers are required to have their CDA (Child Development Associate). Also, all staff is required to have their First Aid and CPR.
- Will you toilet train children?
Yes, we assist in the toilet training process. As with all aspects of your child’s development, we partner with parents to help children achieve milestones in their growth. When a child shows interest in using the bathroom, our teachers will work with you to help guide your child through this process.
- What is your vacation policy?
Unfortunately we do not credit time taken for vacations. Our tuition is prorated for the entire year and as our expenses remain constant our fees must also.
- How do I pay tuition?
We accept tuition through an Electronic Funds Transfer using a program called Tuition Express.
- What curriculum does Summit Kids Academy use?
We use Creative Curriculum with lots of hands on activities, art, science and math and language development
- Does Summit Kids Academy provide meals?
Included in our tuition, we do provide, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack. Our menu features local, organic and healthy ingredients that are both delicious and nutritious and everything is made daily on site.
- Does Summit Kids Academy accept School readiness funding through the ELC?
- Is Summit Kids Academy a certified VPK provider?
“Our oldest son started in the 3’s in 2009. Summit Kids Academy was the third childcare facility he attended. We quickly realized that Summit was a perfect fit for us. Not only was our son happy and well cared for, he was more than ready for Kindergarten after completing their VPK classes and is thriving in elementary school today. Our second child started in 2010 in the infant room and continues there today. The teachers and staff at Summit Kids Academy have become our family; we never worry about our children when they are in their care. We moved to Wellington 2 years ago, yet continue to drive the extra distance to Summit. That doesn’t mean we didn’t look for something closer to home – we did. Nothing measured up to the high standard we’re accustomed to at Summit.”
– Cheryl Pollock mom of NicholasCheryl Pollock