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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES – CHILD CARE BENEFITS
Honey Bee Palace Child Care Center does accept DHS child care subsidy. To find out if you qualify please contact your DHS caseworker to learn more or visit www.michigan.gov/mibridges
HOURS OF OPERATION
We will be open 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. We will be closed on holidays (see below).
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s B-Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day & The Day After
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
The morning of these holidays we will close at 12:00 a.m. and will reopen at 5:00 a.m. the next business day.
If you child will be absent due to schedule changes or illness, we ask that you call us as soon as possible. Each child will be allowed five unpaid sick days per calendar year. Any sick child who is not called in daily will be charged normal tuition rate for that day. If you need a schedule change please submit a schedule change form into the center at least 2 weeks in advance (if possible).
AUTHORIZATION FOR CHILD PICK UP
No child will be released to any unauthorized person. We must have written permission from the parent or guardian for any changes on the emergency card. Two other names must be provided in case of an emergency. Honey Bee Palace’s Staff will ask for photo identification before releasing a child to someone other than his/her legal parent/guardian. This policy is for the protection of your child. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
Parents please notify the childcare provider if your child(ren) will not be attending due to an illness. To protect other children in our care, please take precautions in getting illness checked out by a physician and acquiring any medication needed. No child(ren) may be left at the childcare with a contagious disease, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), diarrhea accompany with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Children who are ill should be at home and not in a child care setting. They need more attention and care than a provider can give. Every Child prefers to be in their own home when she/he is not feeling well. Parents are notified when their child(ren) takes ill anytime while in the providers care. We believe it is extremely important to notify families about exposure so their child(ren) can receive preventive treatment if available.
Parents it is very important that we know the exact dosage to give your child(ren) if taking medication. So please bring exact medication in doctor’s prescribed bottle. We also have a form requiring a parent to sign so that Honey Bee Palace Child Care Center, INC. can administer medication to your child(ren).
Parents are welcome to call or drop by at anytime during childcare hours without prior notice. Parents are viewed as a partner to our program and are experts on their own child(ren). We do encourage you to participate in your child’s classroom for at least 4 hours a week. This will be a great involvement in your child’s education. At Honey Bee Palace Child Care Center, Inc. we have parent/teacher conferences twice a year. Your child teacher will post a sign up sheet with available times and dates that the conferences will be held. Some of our classrooms at Honey Bee Palace Child Care Center, Inc. will participate in field trips to different planned activities you are required to be present or have another adult present that may take your place on these field trips.
Honey Bee Palace Child Care Center, INC. participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The CACFP provides federal funds to our Facility. We implement a full balance meal for all children at no extra cost for the parents (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks). This benefit’s the parents as well as the children. Our food program is not income based therefore, all children qualify. It not only gives the children a balanced meal but also teaches the importance of good eating habits. To learn more about CACFP please visit www.michigan.gov/cacfp