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Enrollment

For all enrollment inquiries. Please fill out the form with your requests/needs and our enrollment administrator will get back to you via email with more information.

For more information email

Enrollment@honeydewdrop.com

how to enroll

 

1

Fill out our form

Fill out the

General Inquiry below. 

2

Honeydew Contacts You

Our Enrollment Administrator will contact you to schedule a virtual tour.

3

 You will receive our rates

You will receive the rates via email after your tour.

Let us know your decision to either enroll/get on our waiting list.

**Disclaimer:

Please note that going through this process does not guarantee your enrollment. Our pending enrollment list will depend on the needs of our classrooms.  Our Enrollment Department will inform our availability regarding the classroom and the schedule you are interested in.

 

FAQ

 

What are your COVID protocols?


You can click here to view our GENERAL COVID-19 Protocols for our child care centers. As you enroll you learn more about how the protocols work between Families - and - Honeydew.




What is your day to day schedule like?


Drop off between 8-9am Breakfast 9am Circle time 9:30am Outdoor activities 9:45am Art/Sensory 10-10:30am Snack 10:30am Center time 10:45-11:15am Story time 11:15am Lunch 11:30am Nap 12:00-2:30pm Snack 2:30pm Center Play 2:45pm Snack 4:30pm Evening circle time 4:45pm Outdoor play/ free play 5:00-6:00pm




. How many of your staff are CPR certified?


All of our staff are: CPR certified First Aid certified EPI-Pen Trained We also have a MAT (Medication Administration) person on-site at each program.




. What activities do you do with the children?


You can click here to view details of our curriculum and how we work this into the children's daily schedule




How many children and teachers are in the classroom?


Each location is different due to the type of program it is.




How often do the children go outside?


We are outside as much as the weather permits us. The OCFS limites us to go outside if the weather is below 40º fahrenheit (4 Celsius) and above 90º fahrenheit (32 Celsius)




What certification/degrees do your staff have & How many years have your staff worked in Honeydew?


To view our lead teachers and classroom teachers you can click here, for the privacy of the other staff, we do not put them on our public website. Upon enrollment, you will gain access to our private parent portal where you can access their bios, you will also meet them at our new parent meeting.




Do you have fire drills?


We are required to do fire drills with the staff and children every month, we have assigned fire drill conductors who schedule it according to the weather and shelter in place drills every 6 months (June/December).




What immunizations do the children need to receive in order to attend Honeydew?


All children are required to receive and be up-to-date with all immunizations as well as an annual flu shot before starting at Honeydew.




Will you shut down again? (Referring to COVID-19)


Daycares are now deemed essential, so we will no longer be shutting down due to COVID-19.




What do I need to do in order to be placed on the waitlist?


In order to be placed on the waitlist, you will need to schedule and have a virtual tour via Zoom with our enrollment coordinator. After your tour, you let us know if you would like to be added to our waitlist.




How does the waitlist work?


When/If a space is available, the enrollment coordinator will go down the waitlist, emailing families if they are still interested in having their child attend our program.




Where can I find your rates?


Rates are emailed to you immediately after having the virtual tour. This is due to the value of our program, we want families to see what we have to offer before judging by our pricing.




What do I need to do to reserve an available spot?


Immediately after having the virtual tour, you will receive an email with the rates and an enrollment reservation form. We require a $1000 deposit which is refundable with a 2 months notice of when you are leaving the program as well as a non-refundable $300 registration fee. We need the deposit, registration fee and a filled out enrollment reservation form in order to hold the available spot




What happens after I have given the deposit, registration fee and enrollment reservation form?


Families will have to submit an up to date medical form for their child. The enrollment coordinator will also set the family up with a brightwheel account. If all of the child’s immunizations are up to date, then we can proceed in setting phase-in dates and the first full day date. If their immunizations are not up to date, the enrollment coordinator will email the family to make them aware of the immunizations that are overdue and it is the parents responsibility to submit an updated medical with the immunizations that were administered in order to accept them into the Honeydew program.




What is brightwheel?


Brightwheel is a childcare management application that allows parents to check their child in and out each day as well as attest to not having COVID symptoms. On this app, you will receive updates about how your child’s day is going. Teachers are able to input when your child ate, slept and had a diaper change or used the potty. They are also able to upload pictures and videos of your child as well as send messages to the parents and parents can message the teachers as well. All communication that would have taken place in person is now being facilitated through the Brightwheel app to limit in person exposure due to COVID




What is a phase-in?


The enrollment coordinator arranges 2 consecutive half-day dates and on the 3rd day that week will be the child’s first full day. First Day: 9:30-11:30am Second day: 9:30-12pm Third Day: The first full day which depends on the hours your child is enrolled for They will be set with the dates that work best for the incoming family and Honeydew. Families will also receive a Honeydew Welcome Folder via email with Honeydews Enrollment Forms that should be filled out and submitted prior to the first phase-in day.




What happens if my child gets sick at Honeydew?


If your child has a temperature of 100.4 and over, pink eye with discharge, 3 consecutive diarriahs, rash/hives or hand, foot and mouth disease; you will receive a phone call from a teacher making you aware of the state your child is in. Children need to be symptom free for 24 hours before being accepted into Honeydew. If your child spends more than 48 hours out of Honeydew; parents are required to provide a doctor's note stating that they are healthy to return to the program in order to be accepted into Honeydew




What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?


All our staff is required to get testing every 2 weeks, we do not allow staff to be in the classroom if they have not gotten tested. If someone receives results that are positive and they were in the class, we evaluate where they have been, how long they were there for, and take our cleaning protocols (same as below in bold). However, if there is someone (child or adult) comes down with COVID-19 Symptoms during school hours and are in the classroom: All of the families from that site will be informed, the children currently in the classroom will remain outside the rest of the day while the site will be deep cleaned and aired out to be ready for the next school day. It is up to the Families if they would like their child to return to Honeydew the following day. The child/adult that is suspected of being exposed to COVID-19 cannot return until they get evaluated by a doctor/get COVID-19 Testing.





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