Child Care and Preschool in Connecticut

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operations?

Monday through Friday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm, 52 weeks per year

Does the center close for holidays?

B&E is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (for Teacher professional development)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day (for Teacher professional development)
  • Thanksgiving Day & Friday after
  • Christmas Eve Day – early closing at 3:00 pm or closed depending on date
  • Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekend, the observed weekday(s) will be posted.

What happens for weather related closings?

Families may find information regarding weather related closings on the centers individual Facebook pages, NBC news, or as B&E contacts families on Tadpoles.

What is the vacation policy?

After one year of a child’s enrollment, families may take a vacation without tuition submission (2 weeks for a full time child, 1 week of regular scheduled days for a part time child).

Are there child care assistance/subsidy programs?

B&E participates in the following programs for approved families:

  • Care4Kids Program
  • Middletown School Readiness Program (MSRP)
  • DSS
  • DCF

What happens if my child isn’t feeling well?

Children who are have contagious symptoms may not attend the center in order to keep all children and staff at B&E healthy.

Does the center administer medication?

Yes, B&E will admister both non-prescription and prescritiption as per Parent Manual.

What is the communication method with families regarding their child’s day?

Families receive information in real time through the Tadpoles App to receive daily reports each day detailing their child’s activities such as: feedings, meals, snacks, diaper changing, bathroom visits, and curriculum activities.