STARBRIGHT

Starbright is a play and rest program for children ages 6 months through 3 years old.  Our goal is to provide a safe and loving Christian environment for children to learn through play, music, crafts, and other developmentally appropriate activities.


Classes are offered in the Fall and Spring on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. 
You may choose to attend one, two or three days a week depending on availability. 

spark - summer program

Spark is a summer play and rest program for children ages 6 months through 5 years old.  Our goal is to provide a safe and loving Christian environment for children to learn through play, music, crafts, and other developmentally appropriate activities.


Summer session classes are offered Monday and Wednesday, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. 
You may choose to attend one or two days a week depending on availability. 


Enrollment Fees of $70 per child for Summer Spark are paid at the time of enrollment.

ATTENDANCE

We encourage you to arrive in a timely manner to establish a predictable routine for your child, help keep the class on schedule and avoid disruptions. We cannot accept early drop-offs. Prior arrangements must be made for any drop off after 9:30am.


Please email or call the Starbright office at (405) 728-4778 if your child will be absent due to illness or other reasons. You may call the night before or early in the morning the day your child will be absent. Also, if your child’s teacher gave you her contact info, please feel free to contact her in case of absence.


We are happy to accept drop-ins for children enrolled in the program. The drop-in fee is $30 per day.

Please contact the office or the child’s teacher before school begins to inquire about drop space availability.


Parents who are consistently late for pick up may be charged a late fee of $10.

discipline

In the case of a discipline issue, the staff uses developmentally appropriate strategies according to our policies listed below:

 

Diverting attention to another activity

 

Withdrawing the object of contention

 

Age appropriate Time-Out

 

Behavior concerns of a persistent nature including biting and aggression will be discussed with the parents and could result in moving the child to another room or the child might be required to take a break from the program.

PERSONAL ITEMS

Labeling Items:  Please label everything you send with your child’s name.

If your child takes a pacifier, please include a pacifier clip.


Clothing: Play clothes are most comfortable and appropriate. We prefer closed toe shoes for the safety of your child. Children under 2 should have a change of clothes in their bag. Two-piece outfits are helpful for children that are potty training. Also, if your child is wearing a pull-up, we request that you send brands that use velcro sides.



Children should not bring toys or other items from home unless it is something they need for rest time. 

Any items sent for rest time will be kept in their bag until needed.


If you choose to wean your child from a pacifier/bottle, please try to do so during a school break. 

This will help your child transition easier in the home setting.

POTTY TRAINING

We want to be supportive during potty training, however we have a limited number of bathrooms, staff, and scheduled potty breaks. It is helpful if potty training begins when the program is not in session. If your child is unable to fully communicate their potty needs, we will ask for pull-ups to be provided. Multiple accidents become a sanitary issue for the children and teachers.

SICK POLICY

Children will not be admitted when they are not feeling well. 

Children who have any of the following symptoms will not be accepted in our classrooms:

Temperature above 99.9 degrees (must be fever-free for 14 days without medication)

Vomiting or diarrhea (must be symptom-free for 14 days)

Show signs of an acute cold or not feeling well

Respiratory infection, Flu, Sore throat or strep throat, Croup, Cloudy or green mucus, Constant cough, shortness of breath, Persistent cough, Body aches, Headache, Chills, Fatigue, Infectious or unexplained rash, Pinkeye or other eye infection (must be on medication minimum of 24 hours), Any childhood disease (e.g. Scarlet fever, Measles, mumps, chickenpox), Loss of taste or smell.


All families must self-evaluate the following conditions daily before attending the program:

Fever without medication (i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen)

Shortness of breath

Dry cough

Exposure to anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms in the last 14 days

Anyone you live with sick or quarantined in the last 14 days?

Any reason you or a family member should not be around other people?

If anyone in your home answers yes to any of these conditions, you should stay home and monitor yourself and family.

If your child becomes ill at school, you will be notified as soon as possible to pick them up. There are no tuition refunds due to illness.

Please notify us if your child has any allergies, dietary restrictions, or any other health issues of which we need to be aware.

School Arrival and Pick Up


Medication

We are willing to give your child medication when necessary. We must have a permission card on file with parent’s signature and instructions for dispensing the medication.


School Calendar and Closings

SUMMER CALENDAR - coming soon

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR - coming soon

We will follow the calendar except for unforeseen circumstances or public health emergencies that require closure. In case of safety concern or inclement weather, we will coordinate with Church of the Servant and decide what is in the best interest of our families and staff. If a closure is required, we will inform parents by email, on the Starbright Facebook page, and the Remind App. There are no tuition refunds for unexpected closures due to inclement weather or public health emergencies.

TUITION INFO

Click here to download our Fall Tuition Information PDF.

Tuition is to be paid the first day that your child attends the program.

Please let the office know if special arrangements need to be made.

There are no refunds, credits, or make-up days for absences due to illness, vacation, or inclement weather or public health emergencies.


Once the program has started, a two week notice is required when withdrawing your child from the program. 

Full tuition is still required for the month that you withdraw your child.

OTHER ITEMS

Naptime

Each class has a rest time during the day. Children do not have to go to sleep, but they are required to rest quietly. Please bring a nap mat for your child to rest/sleep on. The nap mats will be stored in the classroom and sent home at the end of the summer session.

 If your child is unable to rest quietly during rest/nap time, you will be asked to come and pick them up each day after lunch. Please be aware that tuition will remain the same if this should occur.


 

Food

 Because of special circumstances, we will provide individually wrapped snacks and water in disposable cups. 


 Church of the Servant is not a peanut/tree nut free facility, therefore, neither is our program. If your child has a food allergy, there will be accommodations put in place for that classroom according to the degree of allergy. Each room is supplied with a list of all the food/medical allergies and your child’s teacher will inform you of any known food allergies that will require special attention.


Social Networking

We use Facebook and the Remind App for reminders and announcements throughout the year. If you have any questions on how to get connected to either of those, please contact the office.


 Please be respectful on any social networking site. If something happened while your child was at our program and you have a question, please do not post on your child’s teacher’s page, this is their personal page and not a work related network, or the Starbright public page. Most teachers are comfortable giving out their personal contact information to the parents so that you can contact them directly. If it is an immediate concern, please email starbrightokc@gmail.com, call (405) 728-4778, or visit the Starbright office.


Donations

We work to keep our fee and tuition as low as possible for our families while still providing a superior program. Any donations of supplies are appreciated. We are a non-profit organization. Any profits after working expenses will be put back into the classrooms for the benefit of the children.