Child Development & Learning Center
13801 Fairview Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337
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C.D.L.C. is licensed to serve 100 children per session by
the Department of Human Services in the State of Minnesota. Ten children are enrolled per class. C.D.L.C. meets
and exceeds the State’s guidelines for preschools.
Parents may review C.D.L.C.’s Program Plan and Behavior
Guidance Plans as submitted to the State upon request in
the office. Questions to Human Services may be directed
Children who are toilet trained and 3 years old by December 1 of the current year through 5 years of age are welcome and valued at C.D.L.C. The Center will not
discriminate when enrolling children.
Children with special needs such as sensory defects,
physical or emotional deficiencies, developmental delays, or emotional disturbances may be admitted after
consultation with the parents, director, appointed
teacher, qualified consultant, and state licensing agent to determine program modifications, and if our program
can meet the child’s need. Enrollment will be made on a
trial basis and regular conferences will be held among
above mentioned persons to coordinate programs and
Children currently enrolled at C.D.L.C. and their siblings
are given a priority enrollment period for the upcoming
school year. Online registration is then opened to those
who are interested until the number of openings are
filled. Each applicant must complete the online registration prior
to admission to the Center, and submit a $65 non-refundable registration
fee per child for enrollment processing which is not part of the regular tuition payment. Open positions are filled as online registrations are processed. Once all positions are
filled, names are placed on a waiting list. These families
are contacted as openings occur.
Only children who are eligible for enrollment that current
school year will have their names placed on the waiting
list. Each child is enrolled for the entire school year or the
balance of that year. Prior to enrollment, the parent and
child may meet with the director or assistant director to
visit the program, discuss policies, enrollment procedures, and answer any questions the parent may have.
If your child is enrolled after April 1st, you are responsible for tuition for the remainder of the year.
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Your child’s health is of major importance to us all. The
state health department mandates that before a child can
be enrolled in our program his immunization record must
be on file in our office. An HIB vaccination is required for
3, 4 & 5 year olds. Children arriving the first day without
such must be taken home. Within 30 days after enrollment, the State further requires a completed health form,
signed by a physician, be on file. If your child has attended CDLC the previous year, a new health form and
immunization form are not required for re-enrollment.
If your child cannot participate in daily activities including outdoor play due to the following symptoms, he
must be kept at home.
- Unexplained lethargy
- Vomiting two or more times that day
- Drainage from eyes/ears
- Lice, ringworm (must be treated before a child may
- Bacterial infections such as strep and has not
completed 24 hours of antibiotic treatment
- Three or more loose stools that day
- Undiagnosed rash
- Significant respiratory distress
- Chicken pox unless the lesions are all crusted over
- Requires more care than staff can provide without
compromising health and safety of other children.
The above symptoms have been established by the Department of Human Services with concern for the health
and welfare of all children. Please help us keep illness to a
minimum by being aware of these symptoms and keeping
your child at home if he/she comes down with any of them.
If the symptoms occur, parents will be notified to pick
up their child from school. We have a cot and an area
where the child may rest until his parent or other authorized person can pick him up.
Please inform the school if the child will not be present.
Parents must notify C.D.L.C. within 24 hours when a child
has contracted a contagious disease.
When you sign the emergency release form you are allowing your child to be involved in program activities,
and allowing our staff to take whatever steps may be necessary for medical emergencies.
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No medication (prescription or non-prescription) will be
given to your child without a current and accurate
prescription label on the bottle and a Medication Permission form filled out and signed by a medical doctor.
You can receive one of these forms from the office or
download one from our website. All medications will be
kept out of the reach of children (and refrigerated if
needed). Administration of medication will be recorded
and verified to the parent.
Each year a health consultant will review our health and
safety policies as stipulated by Rule 3. The consultant reviews required first aid and safety polices and procedures and sanitation procedures and practices for food
preparation and cleanup.
Your child is encouraged to develop independent habits
for personal hygiene such as washing hands and face before snacks and after toileting. We try to help children gain
an appreciation and a feeling of responsibility for personal cleanliness and neatness.
All C.D.L.C. staff members are mandated reporters. We
will report all suspected sexual abuse, neglect, physical
maltreatment and threatened injuries to the local Child
Protection Agency, 952-891-7459.
We will provide a contact list of parents interested in carpooling. Parents can then make their own arrangements.
The school does not assume liability for the transportation
of children to and from school.
For your child’s safety, no unauthorized person will be
allowed to pick him/her up from C.D.L.C. Be sure to write
a note (this is preferred) or call if your child is to
be picked up by someone other than you. We will ask
anyone we do not recognize for a picture ID. If we are
not informed of an unauthorized person picking up
your child, we will try to contact you or your emergency
Children are expected to be with parent(s) or carpool
parent(s) prior to drop-off and after pickup. We want to
ensure safe entry and exit from the building for everyone.
Children are to be supervised at all times in the building
or outside. If you are waiting for class to begin or are
visiting with other parents, children are to be within
The school is not equipped to change soiled pants. In
the case of an accident, the parents will be called after
In case of accidental injury, we will make an immediate
attempt to contact a parent or guardian; attempt to contact the child’s physician or attempt to contact you
through the emergency numbers you have listed. Depending on the injury, we will contact you by phone,
note or in person. If your child is injured in our care, our
first step is to administer first aid. All staff has taken 8
hours of First Aid training. A first aid kit is available in the
office. The most common treatment given are ice on
bumps, soap and water cleansing and a Band-Aid on a
minor wound. If necessary, we will also call an ambulance to take the child to the emergency center at the
Ridges Fairview Hospital in the accompaniment of a staff
member. Until the arrival of a parent, physician, or ambulance, the director, assistant director, or teacher supervisor will accompany the child to the medical facility.
All staff is certified in First Aid and a person certified in
CPR is always on the premises.
Neither C.D.L.C. nor Prince of Peace Lutheran Church covers your child for medical insurance. This coverage is up
to each family to provide for the child. Prince of Peace
holds liability insurance coverage for C.D.L.C.
Each child must have a signed emergency release form in
his file as distributed to parents at orientation.
You are required to fill out an Emergency Form upon your
child’s entrance into the program. This form includes the
name, address and telephone numbers of the doctor,
dentist, friends or relatives to be contacted in the event
of an emergency if you cannot be reached.
An injury that occurs at C.D.L.C. is recorded in an accident
log. The child’s name, date, nature of the injury and first
aid treatment are recorded and the parent will be notified. This log is kept in the administration cabinet in the office. A copy of this report is also sent home to the parent.
An injury that occurs at C.D.L.C.is recorded in an accident log. The child's name, date, nature of the injury and first aid treatment are recorded and the parent will be notified. This log is kept in the administration cabinet in the office. A letter is also sent home that the parent must sign and return to school and will be placed in the child's individual file.
Policy Statement: It is the intent of C.D.L.C. to provide financial assistance to children based on family eligibility. Financial assistance is granted in the form of partial scholarships, contingent upon the availability of funds. Determination of eligibility and the amount of the scholarship granted is by decision of the CDLC Scholarship Committee. If your child is enrolled after April 1st, you are responsible for tuition for the remainder of the year.
The following guidelines are used for determination: Scholarship fees will be limited to availability of funds. Eligibility for special circumstances is determined on a case by case basis, taking such factors into consideration as job loss, illness, death, non-working, non student parent in the home, or other situations that affect the family’s ability to pay.
Scholarship Tuition Payment: Tuition payments must be made in accordance with C.D.L.C. policies and any past due amount will cause the scholarship to be cancelled.
If you have a grievance over our program or procedures, please contact your child’s teacher first and then the director. If you do not feel satisfied, please issue your complaint formally in written form to the director. It will then become the responsibility of the director to consult with the Advisory Committee of C.D.L.C. or the senior pastor of Prince of Peace. The director will be responsible to see the grievance is handled properly. Further concerns may be addressed to the Department of Human Services at 612-296-3971.
Lunch Bunch is an extended day program (11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) offered during the school year. The program includes supervised lunch (bag lunch provided by parents); rest period, stories, games, art and music.
Registration: Families may contract for one or more days per week for the year or register on a drop in basis depending on space available.
Tuition: $25 per day (payment due on the date of service)
Pick-up: All Lunch Bunch participants must be picked up at the back door unless they contract for the full year.
Cancellation Policy: A 24 hour notice is required to receive a full refund. If school is closed on a day your child is registered for Lunch Bunch due to inclement weather no refund will be given for the first 5 days missed. Commencing with the sixth day and thereafter, tuition will be refunded for each missed day.
Days that C.D.L.C. is not in session are indicated on the
school calendar. Adjustments are not made in tuition for
absences including illness or family vacations.
School hours are from 9:00 to 11:30 for morning sessions
and from 12:45 to 3:15 for the afternoon sessions. Teachers will be on car duty to take children from your car
about 15 minutes before the school session begins.
Although teachers are in the building prior to this time,
the teachers need the time to prepare interest centers to
be of maximum benefit to your child. For this reason, we
ask that you DO NOT bring your child in early. Please try
to bring your child by the starting time so he will not feel
uncomfortable arriving after the other children are involved in play. All children who arrive late must be delivered to the office or to the child’s teacher. We cannot
assume responsibility for children who are just dropped
off. We will begin programming at 9:00 and 12:45 sharp.
At dismissal, you will be given a carpool number to show
while driving up. The children in your carpool will be
brought out to your car by one of our staff members or
parent volunteers. Children who are picked up alone are
to be picked up at Door D. This is the entry on the North
side of the building adjacent to the outdoor concert platform. We ask that you park in the church lot and walk in
to pick up your child. You will be given a name card for
this door and need to use it daily.
However, because we have had a number of families
who are consistently late, we have had to institute a late
charge to encourage prompt pick up. Beginning at 11:45
a.m. for the morning sessions and 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon sessions or when our staff members come in from
car duty there will be a late charge of $5/15 minutes after
two late pick ups. This fee is payable to the staff person
waiting with your child/children at the time of pick up.
Please observe the Entrance and Exit driving regulations
explained on your driving pattern map in order to prevent accidents. Prince of Peace has directional signs that
must be followed.
Behavior guidance procedures utilized at school are of
concern to all parents. Our methods of discipline (not
punishment) are as follows. Our staff firmly believes that
a child is not bad but rather at times his behavior does
not fit within the guidelines and limitations established for
the safety of all children in our school. Our first approach
is to talk with the child and remind him of the rules. If this
does not correct the problem, the next approach would
be to divert the child to another activity. Finally, if needed,
the child will be asked to sit on a chair to take “time out,” to give him a chance to pull himself together, to talk with
the teacher about the consequences of his actions. Policies are on file in the office for reviewal by parents.Guidance
Parents will be kept informed of the school’s activities
and child’s progress through regular newsletters, conferences, and teacher’s notes. There will be two formal conferences scheduled. The first, in the fall, will inform you
as to your child’s social adjustment to school. The second
conference, in the spring, will be a comprehensive evaluation as to his progress throughout the school year, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.
Each conference will be scheduled during your child’s regular session. Children will not attend school on those days.
We also encourage parents to call the school, the director, or your child’s teacher at any time for informal conferencing. If you call during school hours, a message will
be taken for your child’s teacher to return your call. During school, her first responsibility is to her children.
Because the children will be involved in a variety of play
experiences, we ask you to send your child in play
clothes so he will not have to worry about being totally
involved and you will not be angered when the art media
used does not totally wash out of a favorite outfit.
Also, we ask you to please label your child’s outer clothing. It will help us at dismissal time to tell which size 3;
blue windbreaker is your child’s.
During the winter months, the children will not go outside to play. To compensate, we have built an extensive
motor skills development program into our curriculum.
For these reasons, your child will not need to wear boots
or snowsuits to school. Our walkways will be sanded
and shoveled so your child will be able to easily get from
your car to the building.
Bringing a toy or object from home often helps to bridge
the gap between home and school and also facilitates
language development. Each teacher sets her own days
for sharing and will give this information to you during
orientation. If your child chooses to share a favorite toy,
valuable object, or pet, we ask parents to bring it in,
allow your child to share it with the class, and then take
it home with you. This will assure us the object will not be
broken or abused. Guns and other war toys are not allowed in our school. We do realize that children need
many means to express feelings of aggression. For this
reason, we provide play dough for pounding (also manipulative dexterity), finger paints, and waterplay (to
soothe jangled feelings), to name a few.
Our school pets are a guinea pig, a rabbit, a gecko and a fish.
Administration has the right to place children in appropriate
classes. Requests for class placements will be honored
when possible, however, administration will make the
placement in the best interest of the child and staff involved.
The Christian preschool at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church welcomes all families and celebrates each child as a gift from God. We develop strong self-esteem in our children by guiding them to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.
Policies and budget of C.D.L.C. are developed and/or
approved by an advisory committee consisting of parents, Prince of Peace members, and community members with an interest in young children. Concerns parents
may have may be addressed to administration or the advisory committee.
We are partners in your child’s preschool experience.
A parent volunteer program is an opportunity to become
involved. You are always welcome to visit. Adults allowed
on school premises during school hours are parents of enrolled children and C.D.L.C. staff. Exceptions are made by
permission of the director for relatives, tours, etc. Visitors
will sign in upon arrival in the office and wear a nametag.
We ask that you make other arrangements for toddlers or
non-enrolled pre-schoolers when you visit your child’s
class. You will then be able to focus on your pre-schooler
and not be distracted by a younger child.
Children at C.D.L.C. will not be taken on any bussed field
trips during the school year. (Notices of events of special interest will be sent home via newsletters so if you wish to take
advantage of them as a family you may do so.) Instead we
will have as many special interest people as possible come
to our Center to share skills and talents with the children.
We will go on short walking trips within our Ridges Campus.
C.D.L.C. may have to close school because of emerge
cies and/or conditions, which are beyond our control:
1. In case of severe weather or hazardous road conditions, school will be closed for the full day. These days
will coincide with the Burnsville (ISD191) severe weather closings or delays or by special announcement on WCCO-A.M. radio (830) and
Channel 4 Television.
2. In case of emergencies other than severe weather, i.e.
building maintenance problems or special circumstances affecting a majority of our staff, a special announcement will be
placed on WCCO-AM radio (830) and Channel 4 Television.
No tuition will be refunded for the first five days missed.
Commencing with the sixth day and thereafter, tuition will
be refunded for each missed day.