What age children do you accept and does my child have to be toilet trained?
Junior Academy Children's Centers accept children ages twelve months through fifteen years old. It is our policy
to evaluate each child individually for his/her specific needs at the time of enrollment.
will be different for each child, and Junior Academy Children's Centers believe that each child should be allowed
to progress at their own pace. We work with the families to ensure that all needs are met. Diapers are checked
and changed routinely, using gloves to ensure the health of all the children.
What are your hours of operation?
Junior Academy Children's Centers have many different types of sites and programs. Therefore, depending on which
location you choose, the hours will vary anywhere from a 5:45 a.m. opening to a 6:30 closing. Contact that site
for more information.
Do I need to make an appointment to visit your center?
All of our sites
have an open door policy. As long as a member of the staff is
available you may visit and tour at any time. At the preschool
facilities it is best to avoid nap time so that you are able to see the
room in "action". Nap time is around 12:00 (Toddlers) and 1:00 until
2:30 each day for the other children.
How do I enroll my child?
You may call or
preferably stop into the facility of your choice to tour, and talk with
the teachers and directors. There are five things that will need to be
done for your child to attend the facility.
- We will need all pages of the
- We will need a copy of your child's most current immunization (shot)
- We will need the Enrollment Fees, which are Non-Refundable.
(Payment of this fee will guarantee the "space" for your child.)
- We will need a physical
signed by your physician within the first 30 days of enrollment (immediately for Toddlers).
- On-Sites need the conduct policy signed and in the child's file.
preschool sites may have a
for you to fill out.
Are there any enrollment fees, and why?
fees are used to help cover insurance and liability for your child to be
in care with us. They are Non-Refundable. There will be an enrollment fee each fall and again
during the summer program. The fees vary from the on-sites and the
main sites. Once this enrollment fee is paid a "space" for your child
will be guaranteed. Although our enrollment fees are charged twice a year, our total fees are lower than most schools.
What is the tuition?
All rates/tuitions can be found for each program/location on this website, or you can contact your site director for rates and more information.
Is this a preschool or daycare program?
attending a facility ages 2-5 years and pre-kindergarten will be in an excellent preschool environment.
There are many activities that your child can benefit from! They
will have the opportunity to explore their environment through play, using
cooking and science projects, small group activities and large group
activities such as circle time and reading. The learning and fun
continues throughout the day.
Can I visit my child during the day?
encourage parent participation. After checking in, you may come in to simply visit, or
read to a group of children, even tag along on a field trip! The
only way we would discourage your presence is if your child is completely
agitated at your departure, on a regular basis.
What qualifications are required of your staff?
- We strive to find those who are warm and nurturing and understand child development
- Those who apply their knowledge in the classroom, and respect each child as an individual
- We seek employees who value working as a team with parents, colleagues, and volunteers
- Each staff person has on file three written references pertaining to their character
- We require a CBI and/or FBI background check on every employee
- Must have current physical examinations (Preschool teachers and bus drivers)
- Written verification of previous experience
- Current First Aid and CPR Training (we are the only school that requires this)
- Training in Medication Administration
- TB testing and verification of immunization history
- OSHA training, a.k.a. Universal Precautions - renewed each year
- 15 hours of on-going training annually (as required by Colorado)
Will my child go on field trips?
Junior Academy Children's Centers believes that field trips are an integral part of learning.
Parents are notified in advance of such trips. The children are transported by licensed, DOT-approved
school buses, driven by Commercial Driver's Licensed drivers.
How do you ensure the health and safety of my child?
Health: In the event of illness, the parent will be notified immediately and the child will be
isolated and made as comfortable as possible until the parent arrives. If the illness is contagious, then the
other children will be monitored and all parents will be notified.
Injury: In the event of an
injury, the child will be treated immediately and an accident report will be written, which must be signed by
the parent. In the case of all head injuries, the parent will be notified. All Junior Academy Children's Centers
staff members hold current First Aid and CPR certifications. An EMT will be called if needed.
Safety: Parents are required to sign their child in and out. If not known positively by the staff
member on duty, the parent will be required to show proper identification. CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE
PROGRAM WITH A PARENT OR AUTHORIZED ADULT ONLY. No child is ever left alone or unsupervised.
What type of discipline is used?
At Junior Academy Children's Centers, we believe in setting boundaries, not building fences. Discipline will be
constructive and educational in nature, such as diversion, separation from problem situations, talking with the
child about the situation, and praise for appropriate behavior. The children are encouraged to be safe and
Do I have to pay for care when my child is sick or not there?
Yes. Yes. Unless
you are on daily attendance, you will need to pay for care. If you
are on a weekly attendance schedule, you will receive 10 days of vacation.
You will have 6 days of vacation if your child
attends 3 days a week. When these vacation/sick days have run out, you
will be responsible for paying, even if your child is not in care. Remember, our "spaces" are very limited.
Will your Centers be closed on Snow Days?
it snows enough to close down the city, the main sites and many
on-sites will remain open with many activities to pass the time. If a program is closed,
you will be informed of the alternate locations that will care for your children on school closures,
late starts and early dismissal days.
Junior Academy and Junior Academy Small Wonders will be open
and available for your child to attend on Snow Closures and Delays!
For District 11 sites, please contact your individual site for more information about care on snow days.
All of our D-20 Programs (Imagination Academy, Chinook Trails, Academy Endeavour,
Foothills, Mountain View, and Pioneer) will open at 8:00 am on 2 hour
delays. (If the D-20 schools
close for the day, the children may go to Sunrise Church ( 2655 Briargate Blvd., By the intersection of Union and Briargate.
[building =southwest corner] [door=northeast] )
Please tune to KKTV 11 and watch the scrolling closings info
What do you feed the children?
We strive to feed your children a variety of healthy meals.
Our menu is subject to change.
Substitutions will be made for children with allergies. (Severe allergies require
a physician's order of treatment and any other special instructions)
Any and all substitutions will remain in the same food group, and suggested portion size for your child.
You are welcome to review menus at any time or talk to the cook at available times.