Child Development Center Admission Policy

Enrollment & Admission
Living Word Child Development Center provides care for infants from six weeks through 12 years old. To enroll in the part day preschool program, a child must be fully potty trained and 3 years of age by September 1. Our before/after care program is available for children 5-12 years. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis. Your child is considered registered upon receipt of a completed registration form and paid registration fees.
 
Center Hours
The Center hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
 
Center Days of Operation
Child care programs are available throughout the year. The preschool programs operate September through May. Our school-aged Summer Splash program is offered June through August and coincides with the West Bend School District schedule.
 
The Center is closed for the following holidays:
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Spring Teacher In-Service Day – Thursday before Good Friday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Teacher In-Service Day – August
Please consult the current annual calendar for specific closings.
 
Inclement Weather Cancellations
The Pre-School Program (not the rest of the Center) will cancel classes in conjunction with the West Bend School District. Cancellations will be broadcast on WTMJ radio (620 AM) and TV (Channel 4). This information will also be available at www.todaystmj4.com . “Living Word Pre-School” will not be separately listed, but will be closed when the West Bend School District has cancelled its classes. If the West Bend School District has a delayed start to the day, all Living Word Part Day Preschool classes will be cancelled.
 
If the CDC, including pre-school, must be closed (apart from the West Bend School District) it will be broadcast separately on WTMJ radio and TV (Channel 4) prior to 5:30 a.m.. This information will also be available at www.todaystmj4.com . If the CDC must close early due to inclement weather, parents will be given a two-hour notice that their child(ren) must be picked up.
 
 
Living Word Child Development Center is Wisconsin Department
of Public Instruction recognized Private School
 
Non-Discrimination Policy
Living Word Child Development Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, disability, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.
 
Attendance
For security purposes, daily attendance records will be maintained for each child. Parents are responsible for checking their child in and out via signing the sign-in and out sheets. It is required for parents to inform the teacher when they are checking their child in or out. If your child is absent, please call the center to notify us immediately.
 
Late Pick Up
To ensure order and to maintain the state mandated teacher-to-child ratios, an additional fee will be assessed for care beyond your scheduled pick-up times at the rate of $1.00 per minute.
 
Confidentiality of Information
The Center staff is committed to maintaining the privacy of children and their families. Our staff willl not discuss or disclose personal information without the written consent of the parent and the approval of the Center Administrator. Parents may request to review any records or medical logs maintained on their child(ren).
 
Child Abuse/ Neglect Reporting
Our Center staff is required to immediately report any known or suspected child abuse or neglect to the County Department of Social Services or local Law Enforcement Agency