During the winter months, we follow the Iowa City
Community School District (ICCSD) for winter weather cancellations. If the schools are closed for
weather, we will be closed. If the schools delay start for 2
hours, we will delay and open at 9:00am.
If schools close early for weather, we will close early. All children should be picked
up at or before 4:00. School cancellations
are broadcast on TV, radio, and on KCRG/KWWL’S web sites. Please check them often, situations can
change quickly during winter storms. You
may call the center any time – 319-337-8980 – if we don't answer, the closing
announcement will be on our voice mail.
We are closed annually for the following holidays and breaks:
New Year’s Day
Luther King Day (the third Monday of January)
week of the UI Spring Break (mid-March, usually includes St.
Patrick’s Day) No undergrad classes. Most dorms closed and/or not serving food.
IC public schools closed all week. UI
Day (late May)
4th of July
Day (early September)
Week Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (late November) No undergraduate classes M-F. UI offices closed
Th/F. Most dorms closed and/or not serving
food. IC public schools closed W/Th/F.
Break December 24th - January 2nd No undergrad classes for a month. Most dorms closed. IC public schools closed
for two weeks. Some of our staff may
be available for private childcare. Many
parents schedule time off and/or trade care w/ each other.
Reminder on Sick Policy – Children may not
attend when they cannot fully participate, or if Health Dept. guidelines prohibit
group care. If a child develops symptoms
here, we will call you and isolate them as best we can. All parents need back up plans for unexpected
pick-ups. We cannot transport a child to the ER. If a child
requires ER treatment, they will be taken by EMT, ambulance or parents.
may attend when they have the sniffles, mild head colds, or slight
coughs. The child must feel well enough
to play. We prefer NOT to administer any
meds but, if a child MUST have a mid-day dose, please bring them with their
original pharmacy label and clear dosing instructions. Parents fill out, sign
and post our medication form and write a note in the book for staff. Over the counter remedies to be administered
before nap require same process.
ask your doctor when it’s OK to return, both for your child and for the other kids.
Children coming back will need to be able to participate in the full play day. We don't have a secluded, quiet area for a recovering child. They dont We track
illnesses to spot trends so call us (337-8980) if your child is sick. Also call if we need to post an official Exposure Notice.