Frequently Asked Questions
The IU Southeast Children’s Learning Center is licensed by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Voucher program provider - River Valley Resources (RVR), CCDF. This program helps pay for childcare service. If you live in Indiana, work or go to school, meet income guidelines, this program may be able to help pay your child care costs. Families must apply and qualify for these services.
On My Way Pre-K provider
Floyd County participates in the state funded pilot program, On My Way Pre-Kindergarten. This program awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families so they can have access to a high-quality pre-k program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families must apply and qualify for these services.
Paths to Quality Level 3
Indiana State Child care rating system.
Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Is IU Southeast Children’s Learning Center available to the Community?
Yes, the Center is available to IU Southeast students, faculty, staff and community children.
Is IU Southeast Children’s Learning Center a state licensed facility?
Yes – Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Are you an approved provider of the Indiana Child Development Fund (CCDF, River Valley Resources (RVR), voucher program)?
Yes, this program helps pay for childcare services (you must apply and qualify for services).
Are you an approved provider of the Indiana On My Way Pre-K program?
Yes, OMWP awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families to pay for services.
Is your facility a participant of the Indiana’s Child Care rating system, Paths to Quality?
Yes, the IU Southeast CLC is a Level 3 in a 1-4 level system.
What are your hours of operation?
Monday – Friday; 7:30am – 5:30pm
Morning preschool and pre-k is taught daily from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Does IU Southeast CLC offer infant care?
No, due to the physical nature of our facility, we can only offer care for children 3 – 8 years of age. To offer care for younger children the facility would need to have several separate rooms to accommodate the different ages.
What type of security precautions do you have for entering the facility?
We have a double door entrance. The first door is unlocked during operating hours. The second door has a keypad entrance. A doorbell is available; upon staff recognition, the door will be opened. If person is not recognized, identification is required, staff with check child’s registration form to see if person has parent permission to pick up child.
What meals are offered daily?
Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack.
Do employees have a background check and/or certifications?
All employees must pass an Indiana University and annual national criminal background test, annual TB test, blood bourne pathogens training and Child Abuse and Neglect Detection Training and a drug test. Upon employment 12-20 hours of annual staff training. The first year, take and pass “Foundations to Indiana Academic Standard for Young Children from birth to Age 5”, Indiana’s Health and Safety; Child Development, Health and Safety. At least one staff present is trained in Pediatric and Adult CPR, AED, Epi-pen, and First Aid.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
Yes, due to the physical nature of our facility, we do not have a separate room for changing tables, a requirement of Indiana licensure.
What is the staff to child ratio?
Two staff are present at all times, exception, during rest time if there are 15 or less children.
20 : 2 – 3 year olds
24 : 2 – 4 year olds
30 : 2 – 5 year olds
We follow the smallest ratios due to 3 year olds being present. Often there are three teachers in the facility.
What are your fees?
- A onetime registration fee
- A semester supply fee; spring, summer, fall
- Weekly fees
- Reservation Fee – non-refundable; Combination of registration, supply and 1st week fee
What supplies do I need to bring for my child?
- A weather appropriate change of clothing must be present at the facility at all times.
- A pair of slippers; this keeps our floors dry and safe.
- Rest time – small blanket and pillow (optional) per licensure, these item must be laundered weekly.
- Weather appropriate outerwear for outside play, coat, hat, boots, mittens/gloves/etc.
How do we communicate with parents?
We feel open communication is of utmost importance! If there is an issue or questions, please call promptly! All families receive a “Family Handbook” upon admittance; please keep it in a safe place for reference. Information is given in a monthly newsletter sent home with each child and by email, GroupMe, and the Parent Communication board.
What type of guidance policy is used?
- Redirection, modeling "using our words" for expression/communication and discussions about making good choices
- Teaching and modeling good "character traits"
- Removing a child(ren) from situation and discussing/helping child understand consequences of negative choices and what would be some better choices to make next time
- Parent involvement/help to resolve
Is there a rest time in the afternoon? Does my child have to “take a nap?”
Yes, rest time is from 1 – 3:00 p.m. daily.
No, children do not have to sleep. They must remain quiet on their cot, if a child does not fall asleep or wakes early they are given quiet activities to do until 3:00 p.m.
Do you let the children watch TV?
No, we do not have a TV at our facility. At times, the children will watch a short video/DVD appropriate to the lesson plan.
Does the Children’s Learning Center celebrate birthdays?
Yes, you may send a special snack. Store bought snacks, per licensure, no homemade items. Cookies, muffins, brownie bites, or non-food items (pencils, stickers, tattoos, etc.) work best.
What happens if my child gets sick?
If a child has a fever, has vomited, persistent diarrhea or cough, the child will be isolated and a parent will be notified. The child must be symptom and fever free without the aid of fever without the aid of medication for 24 hours before returning to the Center.
How do we notify families if Children’s Learning Center will close?
The CLC follows IU Southeast delays and closings procedure. For notification, check your local TV stations, IU Southeast website, and/or IU Southeast CLC GroupMe app.