Information for Parents about Meridian MS Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Meridian MS

Generally, before starting in a Meridian child care program, parents must complete all paperwork and submit it prior or on the child's first day. Sometimes a Physicians Report may take longer to obtain, and a grace period (e.g. 30 days) may be provided if extra time is needed to arrange a doctor's appointment. The doctor's report will typically identify completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. For daycare and child care in Meridian MS, if these forms are not completed it may result in your child's enrollment being suspended. It is important that parents keep their information up to date at the local Meridian child care office. If you move, change jobs, or phone numbers, or if your emergency contacts should change phone numbers, please let the preschool office know. Parents should review their authorized pick up lists to ensure that it is current in the event that you send someone to pick up your child from preschools or child care in Meridian MS. Even if you send someone to pick up your child, you will have to call the daycare center even if that person is on your child's emergency pick up list.To get your child off to a great start at a daycare in Meridian MS, talk to your child about daycare and all the great things to look forward to. Tell him or her about the wonderful things they are going to explore. Children often enjoy being able to go to the store for a lunchbox and school bag before school begins. Many Meridian daycare centers will offer opportunities for your child to visit before your child starts. Tell your child the teacher's name and remind her/him that you will be coming to pick them up at the end of the day. Separation is natural and affects different children in different ways. For providers of childcare in Meridian MS, on your child's first two days of daycare, plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. Most Meridian child care centers will allow you to make arrangements so that you can spend time in the classroom with them. When it is time to leave, please give your child a clear goodbye. The teachers will take over and engage your child and start developing a relationship and comforting them. Also many daycares in Meridian MS will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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East End Head Start 
(601) 482-4665
2124 11th Avenue, Meridian, MS  39301
Before visiting a Meridian child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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A Small World Day Care 
(601) 482-0784
5920 Old Highway 80 West, Meridian, MS  39307
For child care in Meridian on your child's first two days plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. ...
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Children's Corner Day Care 
(601) 485-2430
200 5th Avenue S, Meridian, MS  39301
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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We Care Learning Center 
(601) 482-0018
3810 8th Street, Meridian, MS  39307
Infant child care in Meridian can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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Northcrest Baptist Church Daycare & Preschool 
(601) 482-3498
3412 North Hills Street, Meridian, MS  39305
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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Barbara Henson's Nursery School 
(601) 485-4401
2727 State Boulevard, Meridian, MS  39307
For child care in Meridian on your child's first two days plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. ...
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The Kid's Place - Child Care Center 
(601) 693-3571
1612 35th Avenue, Meridian, MS  39301
A large number of Meridian child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Highland Baptist Child Development Center 
(601) 482-6184
3400 27th Street, Meridian, MS  39305
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Meridian including finding daycare centers or preschools that are close to work, school or home. Be sure to ask about parking at the center. ...
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St Patrick School Preschool 
(601) 482-6044
2700 Davis Street, Meridian, MS  39301
Before visiting a Meridian child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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Calvary Christian School 
(601) 483-2305
3917 7th Street, Meridian, MS  39307
For child care in Meridian parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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