Frequently Asked Questions
How does one get children into the Lindgren Child Care Center?
We do all enrollments from a Waiting List. You need to put your contact information on a Wait List form (pdf) , and submit it to the center office along with a $20 Wait List fee. Your place on the Wait List will be determined based on the date this information is received in the office.
How does the billing process work?
You are billed for your child care at the beginning of each month. We calculate your charges based on how you completed your enrollment form, and place those charges on your student account. Account information is available electronically. You must monitor your account online; we do not send out invoices.
Do I pay when my child is not in the center?
Yes. You are billed according to your child's registration, not actual attendance, just like college classes.
Where do I pay?
You pay either at the Cashier's office, Administrative Services 123, the same place you pay all your SCSU bills or if you pay your tuition online you will see your child care charges the same place.
What if my child is ill?
If your child is ill enough to require over-the-counter meds, or you would ask us to not let them go outdoors, they are too ill to be with us. If your child becomes ill during the day, we will call and require you to come and pick them up. We have a responsibility to keep healthy children healthy.
What about Final's Week?
You will be billed for Final's Week the same way you are billed for the regular weeks. We will ask you to supply us with new contact information about that week, as your schedule may be different than during the semester.
How do I know my child is safe?
All staff have undergone criminal background checks. Each teacher has systems in place so they know which children are in their care at all times. We have very explicit policies [that require parents utmost cooperation] about who is authorized to pick up your child. We monitor very closely who comes through our doors, and who looks into our playground, and are always ready to notify SCSU Campus Security about our concerns.
Do you teach the children anything?
Our environments are created to inspire and spark children's curiosity. When children are curious about their world, they explore it and experiment with it. This is the cognitive process that drives learning. Think of the staff as facilitators of learning, not teachers of facts.
Can I stop in and visit?
We want parents to feel comfortable stopping in to the center at any time to visit their child.