1) WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING IN?
It is impossible for us to tell you in advance “what your chances are”. It depends on the number of currently enrolled children who will continue throughout the year. It depends upon the age of your child and also the number of people on the waiting list ahead of you. The waiting list is “first come, first serve We can estimate the date that a space may be available but there are not any guarantees. Best advice is to e-mail the center director (firstname.lastname@example.org) periodically to check on availability.
2) WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THE CENTER?
Children ranging in age from six weeks to five years, and who have a least one parent currently employed by Lehigh University as a faculty or staff member or are enrolled as a full-time student may attend the center.
3) DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE TOLIET TRAINED TO BE A PRESCHOOLER?
No, children do not have to be toilet trained to be a preschooler. For those children attending the preschool component of the child care center and still require diapers, we ask that those parents provide them for their preschool-aged children. Though the center provides diapers for infants/babies and toddlers, preschool aged children are older and we do not always carry the size of the diaper that a preschool child would wear.
4) DO YOU HAVE A PRESCHOOL OR A CHILD CARE?
Our Child Care Center is open 50 hours a week. Most preschool programs operate several hours a week and do not encompass the entire day or week. Our Child Care Center offers a preschool component for children ranging in age from 3 years to 5 years of age.
5) DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR CHILD CARE ON DAYS MY CHILD DOES NOT ATTEND?
Parents pay for part-time or full-time either through a pay roll deduction or they are billed monthly through the Bursar’s Office. The monthly fee is determined by in the following way:
WEEKLY FEE MULTIPLIED BY 51 WEEKS, DIVIDED BY 12 MONTHS
The center is closed between Christmas and New Years and parents are not charged for this week.
Parents are responsible for payment when children are absent from the center and are also billed for University holidays.