Nutritional needs for your child are met through our well-balanced breakfast or mid-morning snack (depending on your center), hot lunch, and midafternoon snack. Our snacks and meals are prepared on site in our school kitchens. The Department of Children and Family Services and City of Chicago do not permit homemade food brought into a child care center.
All A-Karrasel Child Care Centers are peanut safe. Peanuts are a choking hazard in the infant/toddler classrooms and some children may have allergies to peanuts. We therefore ask that items containing peanuts or peanut by-products not be brought into our centers.
We are aware that some children require a special diet due to asthma, allergies, etc., and upon request from your doctor, we will attempt to accommodate your child to the best of our ability. In case you need to provide food, we ask that you fill out our Special Dietary Information Form, which will be kept in your child’s file.
Ours is more than a “play” class because the children are always learning and developing. Play, as adults term it, is really children’s work. They pursue it as seriously as their parents approach their adult duties.Your child will participate in age appropriate structured play, free play, and outdoor play.
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Each A-Karrasel location has a “Tuition Policy” provided in the application packet that explains tuition. Annually A-Karrasel will review the tuition and determine if there is the necessity to increase tuition to meet the increased costs incurred by operating a quality program and by employing enthusiastic, qualified personnel. In addition, each center also has a one-time annual material fee. Your center director will provide you with details on the amount and when it is due.
General tuition policy items throughout all A-Karrasel Child Care Centers are:
*New Year’s Eve Day, Labor Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Memorial Day, Christmas Eve Day, 4th of July, Christmas Day, Staff Orientation
A-Karrasel has six convenient locations in the Chicagoland area. Click on a location below, or fill out the contact form. We would love to address any questions you have, and invite you and your little one to visit us for a tour!