The Wallman Wellness Center Child Care Service accepts children between the ages of six (6) weeks and six (6) years of age who are the children of NDSU students. Parents must be participating in campus activities while their child is at the Child Care Service.
Location: In the Wallman Wellness Center, 18th St. & Centennial Blvd.
- First Visit/Enrollment
- Activities Provided
- Personal Items
- Diapers & Toilet Training
- Exclusion Guidelines
- Special Needs
- Emergency Information
The Wallman Wellness Center Child Care Service has three professionally trained, full-time staff. All have experience and training in early childhood education. NDSU students also staff the Child Care Center on a part-time basis. Students who work at the Child Care Service have previous experience working with children.
The first time your child comes to the Child Care Service, parents will be asked to complete a Child Information Form. This form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and will provide staff with necessary information to care for your child. The more we know about your child and his/her needs, the better care we can provide.
Immunization records appropriate for the child's age, as prescribed by the State Department of Health, will be required.
Parents must check-in their child at the registration desk on each visit. If your child has any special needs or concerns, please discuss it with the Child Care Service staff.
Parents must remain on campus while their child is at the Child Care Service. Children may remain at the Child Care Service for a maximum of four hours for drop-off care. Late fees of $1.00 per minute will be assessed for any child's stay that exceeds the four hour drop-off limit, reservation time, or extends beyond business hours.
When picking up your child remember that your child will only be released to the person indicated on the check-in form. Child Care Service staff are required to ask the person picking up the child for a picture I.D. before releasing the child from the Child Care Service.
Children will have the opportunity to participate in activities planned by the staff each day. This could include story time, art projects, musical activities, games, gross and fine motor activities, dramatic play and toys. Children will be given many choices each day.
Dress your child for play. While in the Center your child will have the opportunity for many activities. We will be doing various projects using paint, glue, markers, etc. Paint shirts will be provided, but sometimes children still get paint or glue on their clothing.
All personal belongings should be marked with your child's name. Toys and entertainment are provided; therefore, it would be best for your child not to bring their own toys or games that could get lost. The Child Care Service is not responsible for lost items, but any found items will be placed in lost and found. If you are looking for an item, please ask the staff to show you the items in lost and found.
The Wellness Center Child Care participates in the North Dakota Food Program. We will provide all meals and formula at no cost if parents choose, however, parents are welcome to provide their own food and formula. Parents of infants must bring bottles with covers. The bottles must be labeled with their child's name.
Diapers and Toilet Training
Parents must supply enough disposable diapers and wipes for their child's length of stay at the Center. Parents who do not supply diapers will be charged a $1.00 fee for each diaper used, and $0.50 for wipes. If your child requires use of a cream or powder, please bring that as well. Children being toilet trained should have an extra change of clothes with them. Should an "accident" occur, we do not have extra clothes on hand for your child.
If a child becomes sick during his/her stay at the Child Care Center, the parent will be contacted immediately. No medication can be given without written permission from the parent. Children with conditions that require an antibiotic will need to be on their medication for 24 hours before coming back to the Center. Children with fever or diarrhea should remain home for 24 hours after they are symptom-free with no medication.
Sick Care Policy: We will notify you by cell phone if your child becomes ill at the Center. Parents must pick-up their children within 30 minutes of our initial call regardless of whether the call is answered. Children who are not picked up within the 30 minutes will be charged for sick care. The fee for sick care is $20.00 per hour. Fees will be calculated by 15-minute intervals.
Children with the following symptoms will be excluded from the Child Care Service:
A. The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in activities as determined by the child care provider.
B. The illness results in a greater need for care than the child care staff can provide, therefore compromising the health and safety of the other children as determined by the child care provider.
C. The child has any of the following conditions:
- Fever with behavior changes or other symptoms. Temperature of 100 F or higher taken under the arm, or an oral temperature of 101 F or higher.
- Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness, such as lethargy, uncontrolled coughing, inexplicable irritability or persistent crying, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or other unusual signs for the child.
- Diarrhea: Children having semi-liquid or liquid stools will be considered as having diarrhea.
- Blood in stools.
- Persistent abdominal pain (more than 2 hours) or intermittent pain associated with fever or other signs or symptoms.
- Mouth sores with drooling, unless a doctor determines that the child is noninfectious.
- Rash with fever or behavior changes, until a doctor can determine that these symptoms do not indicate a communicable disease.
- Symptoms of communicable disease such as measles, chicken pox, mumps, severe colds, strep throat, pink eye, impetigo, head lice, tuberculosis, scabies, pertussis, hepatitis, rubella, herpes and unspecified respiratory illness.
- Mattered eyes. If your child's eyes have pus (yellow, thick) or a discharge, he or she should not return to the Child Care facility until after taking an antibiotic for 24 hours.
To help reduce the spread of colds, all staff and children must wash their hands upon arrival at the Child Care. We take every precaution to protect your child’s health. In turn, we have a responsibility to protect the health of other children as well.
Biting other children is a common occurrence with toddlers. The staff will do their best to ensure a safe environment for all children, but biting occurrences sometimes happen. Parents will be notified if their child is biting others or has been bit.
All infants 0-12 months are placed in cribs on their backs for sleeping. If your baby requires an alternate sleeping position, a note from a health care provider will be required. Cribs and mats are disinfected and clean sheets applied after each use. Nap schedules are personalized to meet the needs of each individual child.
The Wallman Wellness Center Child Care has a "Quiet Time" from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Children ages 1-4 who are here during that time will be given a rest mat. Children 4-6 who are no longer napping will be required to engage in quiet activities during nap time.
The Wellness Center Child Care use the Nurtured Heart Approach.
If your child has special needs, please take some time to visit with the Director or Child Care Specialist about specific care-giving needs. The staff will make every attempt to care for all children in the best possible way.
Parents must fill out a form providing emergency information on their child. This form will also provide signed permission to authorize emergency care for your child. In the unlikely event of an accident, our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid.
If these actions are not sufficient to care for your child, emergency care may be required. In the case of an emergency, every attempt will be made to contact parents immediately. Any accidents that occur at the Center will be documented on an Incident/Accident form that will be given to parents at the time of check-out.
The Wallman Wellness Center Child Care Service does not provide transportation. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the Child Care Service.
If you have any questions or concerns about anything concerning your child or the Child Care Service, please do not hesitate to contact the Director. It is our goal to make this a safe, caring, and fun place for your child.