Saturday Care Flyer

Hello,

We will be starting our Saturday Care program back for the Spring semester (January 28 – May 13). Our Saturday Care is open to everyone and will follow our hourly care reservation pricing. If you are a student or faculty with UW-Madison you can contact The Office of Child Care and Family Resources for possible discounted care.

This is a great opportunity if you need a date day, run some errands, or just need a couple hours to yourself.

The Saturday Care will be at our non-traditional center and the teachers, primarily, will be some our wonderful college students that have all been here over a year helping out in all the classrooms.

Please feel free to pass this flyer on to anyone you may think would be interested in needing some care on Saturdays.

Welcome Back – Snack Menu & Closing Dates

Hello families,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. We are excited for the New Year. Below is a copy of our January snack menu and our list of important dates for January – early September.

Starting in February I will be sending out re-enrollment surveys to our traditional center families for the September 2023 school year. I have had a few questions about our preschool classroom. Our preschool classroom is located at our non-traditional center, however; it is still part of the traditional loop. The current Oak Classroom would loop to our preschool classroom with Mr. Clayton and Ms Rachel Slaby.

As always please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I hope your New Year is off to a great start.

Amanda Sattler

Closed – Thursday, December 22 & Friday, December 23

Hello families,

Due to the forecasted weather starting tonight through Saturday morning. We have decided to close on Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23. This is never an easy decision to make, many of our staff have over 30 minute drives and we want to make sure they are staying safe.

I hope you all have a safe, healthy and warm holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday, January 3.

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or concerns,

Amanda Sattler

LCLA – Closed – December 15

Good morning,

We will be closed today due significant snow accumulations and hazardous travel conditions. Just a reminder – We follow MMSD on snow days, but not two hour delays or closing early. If MMSD is already closed for any reason we would look at Middleton and if they are closed for a holiday or any reason we would then make the decision has an admin team.

I hope you all stay warm and safe.

Emails to Director

Hello families,

I am back in WI and all emails can be directed back to me. I appreciate your patience while Alyssa, Becky, Jessie, and I have looked over and discussed your emails and very valid questions.

We really value your input. Right now we have multiple staff members who have tested positive for COVID. Between today and tomorrow we are going to set up a staff poll to ask our staff how they feel about changing our guidelines to match more what you are seeing within the school district. 

With the huge child care staffing shortage, we want to make sure we are seeking staff input and making them feel safe and heard.

During my last directors meeting with other childcare centers our current policies seemed consistent to each other with serving a younger demographic than most of MMSD. Becky or I will also reach out to the UW-affiliated childcare centers on Monday to double check that our policies are consistent to theirs as well. 

We thank you for your patience and kindness as we continue to navigate and re-evaluate these policies.

As always please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.

Amanda Sattler