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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Barbara Henson's Nursery School 
(601) 485-4401
2727 State Boulevard, Meridian, MS  39307
When considering child care in Meridian, the child to adult ratio is an important measure because it potentially impacts the level of individual attention your child will receive. Lower child to adult ratios are preferable. ...
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Northcrest Baptist Church Daycare & Preschool 
(601) 482-3498
3412 North Hills Street, Meridian, MS  39305
Most Meridian child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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The Kid's Place - Child Care Center 
(601) 693-3571
1612 35th Avenue, Meridian, MS  39301
If your child is enrolling in a Meridian childcare center, along with required medical records and registration and material fees, parents submit completed information and permission forms provided in an enrollment package. ...
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Highland Baptist Child Development Center 
(601) 482-6184
3400 27th Street, Meridian, MS  39305
Meridian child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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A Small World Day Care 
(601) 482-0784
5920 Old Highway 80 West, Meridian, MS  39307
Many Meridian child care and daycare centers provide after school age care options. These programs can be very beneficial for assisting children to complete their homework and have great social interaction as well as physical exercise activities. ...
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East End Head Start 
(601) 482-4665
2124 11th 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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We Care Learning Center 
(601) 482-0018
3810 8th Street, Meridian, MS  39307
Some centers offer potty training, however an extra fee may be involved. For local Meridian child care centers, parents should ask about potty training requirements and whether children who are not potty-trained will be accommodated. ...
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Calvary Christian School 
(601) 483-2305
3917 7th Street, 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
For low income families looking for child care in Meridian there are government sponsored or subsidized programs available at some preschools and daycare facilities. You can check directly with the center or go to your State Government resources to find local providers. ...
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St Patrick School Preschool 
(601) 482-6044
2700 Davis Street, Meridian, MS  39301
Some providers of child care in Meridian require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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