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High Holiday Childcare 5780

Please review our High Holiday Childcare Policies

Over the years we have found that parents at Shaarei Shamayim have different expectations for the level of supervision for child care, and we have thought carefully about how to structure it to accommodate our community’s diverse needs.  We hope that even if it is not exactly as you wish that you will still abide by our rules. Our goals are to keep our children safe, respect the policies of the First Unitarian Society, and provide meaningful activities for children over the holidays. Please read these policies carefully.

Our child care program spans ages 2-12. Parents of younger children are welcome to bring them to the child care space at First Unitarian Society and stay with them; we cannot accept responsibility for the care of children under 2. A pre-teen lounge will be organized for children ages 9-12. Please contact the office regarding teen programming.

Pre-registration for child care is REQUIRED. It is impossible to properly organize child care if we do not know how many children will be with us. If parents do not pre-register, and there are spots still open after the conclusion of the children’s service, they can sign up and be billed later. Please note: Parents who have not registered their children are welcome to stay with them in the child care space and be responsible for their own supervision.

No children – regardless of their age – are permitted to roam the building unsupervised.  This is the First Unitarian Society’s policy, and it is non-negotiable. Children who are not enrolled in child care but who would like to talk quietly outside of services are welcome to sit in the pre-teen lounge. Parents who would like to take their children out of childcare during the service, even for a short time, must sign them out. We will have babysitters who can walk children up to services if they would like to find their parents.

Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by a parent to children's services; parents should pick them up in child care and walk with them there.

Snacks will be provided, but children will need to bring a dairy/vegetarian sack lunch.

We are not allowed to use the playground during the week day because the Meeting House preschool is in session. We are welcome to use it at all other times.

I give my child(ren) permission to participate in the childcare program provided by Congregation Shaarei Shamayim during High Holy Day services 2019. I have read the child care policies and I agree to abide by them. I understand that participation is voluntary in this program and that Congregation Shaarei Shamayim staff and volunteers do not assume liability in the case of accident or injury. I will be on site at all times when my child(ren) is (are) in childcare. I understand that every attempt will be made to locate me in case of emergency or accident, but I hereby authorize the child care staff to provide or arrange for any appropriate medical aid.




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Member Rate: $8 per service per child
Member Rate: $10 per service for multiple children
Non-Member Rate: $10 per service per child
Non-Member Rate: $15 per service for multiple children

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Tue, May 26 2020 3 Sivan 5780