Cornerstone Christian Early Education is a licensed childcare center, providing christ centered care, to children 4 weeks through 12 years of age.
Our infant program is open to babies four weeks old to twelve months of age. The infant room hours are from 7:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Our schedule for this room can be defined as “on demand”. We believe we are an extension of your parenting; therefore, we try our best to adhere to the schedule put forth by the parent. Parents need to supply all formula and food. We will supply your child with food from our Toddler Menu at 10 months of age. The parent may still choose to provide their child with food from home.
All bottles, pacifiers, and diapers must also be provided by the parent. Fresh, clean bottles will need to be brought in each day your child attends. We are not equipped to wash and sanitize bottles in the infant room; therefore, all bottles, used and clean, will be sent home every day to be washed.
Parents will need to provide infants with sleep sacks instead of blankets for sleeping. Sleep sacks are used to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Full Day Toddler Program
We offer full day toddler preschool for ages 12 through 36 months. Nap time for all full-time children is from 12:30-2:30 pm. A mid-morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided; please see the individual classroom schedules for meal times. Parents may choose to provide a lunch from home. The mid-morning snack will be served from 8:30-8:50am, lunch from 11:20–12:00pm, and afternoon snack at 3:00pm. All meals are included in the tuition rate. Bottles and pacifiers are used only in our infant room. Parents will need to provide disposable or cloth diapers, and the center will provide diaper wipes. Approximate times for diaper changes are as follows: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4:30pm, or as needed.
Students enrolled in the full day program are expected to be in their classrooms by 10:00am at the latest. This allows children time to transition before eating lunch and taking a nap.
Full Day Preschool
Full Day Preschool for children ages three through five is offered Monday through Friday with two to five day availability. Full-time students can be in our care for up to ten hours per day. Students attending the full day program have naptime between the hours of 12:30-2:30pm. A late fee of $15.00 may be applied if your child is in our care more than ten hours per day. We realize that some children no longer require a nap; for this reason we have created a separate area where children rest for thirty minutes, and then have the opportunity to play quietly with other non-napping children. Children attending the non-napping room need to be at least four years of age.
The mid-morning snack is served from 8:30-8:50am, lunch from 11:20-12:00pm, and afternoon snack at 3:00pm. All meals are included in the tuition rate.
Extended Care Program
Our Extended Care program offers before and after school care to children Kindergarten through age 12, Monday through Friday from 6:30am – 6:00pm. To use the Extended Care program you must first complete and return enrollment paperwork and the enrollment fee to the Early Education Office. This permits your child to attend before and after school care each day there is school as well as during elementary school and holiday closures.
Upon dropping off and picking up your child, you will need to sign them in and out with your full legal signature on the Extended Care Sign In/Out sheet. Only adults whom the parent/guardian has authorized on the enrollment paperwork can pick up your child.
The use of this care is billed hourly, per child, with a minimum charge of one hour per sign in. After the first hour, fees will be accrued in 15 minute increments per child. Parents who arrive after 6:00pm to pick up their child from Cornerstone and after 3:00pm on days we close at 3:00pm, will be charged $1.00 per minute per child.
Extended Care – Summer and Holiday Breaks
We offer care to school-age students during most holiday breaks when the elementary school is not in session. Children who are enrolled in our Extended Care Program are welcome to participate at the same hourly rate as before and after school care.
Prior to a holiday break, a sign-up sheet will be available. Children must be signed up if care is needed, space is limited, and spots are given on a first come, first serve basis. Your child may choose to bring a lunch or they may purchase a school lunch for $4.50. If we provide your child with lunch, the charge of $4.50 will be added to your monthly extended care statement.
Daily Sign-In and Out Procedures
Parents or authorized persons must sign their child in and out with their full legal signature every day the child is in attendance. The child’s individual sign in/out sheet is located in the classroom’s binder. The State of Washington requires us to maintain daily sign-in sheets that must be filled out completely with the times of arrival and departure as well as a full legal signature. The child must also be checked in every day on the iPad located in the child’s classroom.
Only persons noted on the registration form or persons with written authorization from the legal parent/guardian are considered authorized individuals to pick up a child from the Early Education program. Authorized persons picking up a child will need to have photo identification. The parent or authorized person is responsible for escorting their child to the proper classroom. Children are not permitted to walk themselves to their classroom.
Children will not be released to anyone appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Should a parent under the influence insist on picking up their child a staff person will call 911 to ensure the child’s safety.