Information for Parents about Palm Desert CA Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Palm Desert CA

Generally, before starting in a Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert CA, 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert CA. 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 Palm Desert CA, 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert CA, 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert CA will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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Montessori School of the Desert 
(760) 773-0984
73925 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA  92260
Summer camps are often a great way for kids to spend their summer breaks. Many local preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Palm Desert will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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The Learning Tree Center Of Palm Desert 
(760) 345-8100
42675 Washington Street, Palm Desert, CA  92211
There are many safety and security features to protect your children at Palm Desert child care centers and preschools. Some of these include sign in/out sheets, automatic locking doors with key code access, security cameras and background checks for staff. ...
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Jewish Community School of the Desert 
(760) 340-2039
73251 Hovley Lane West, Palm Desert, CA  92260
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Palm Desert childcare providers, preschools and daycare centers support an open door policy, and invite parents to drop in any time to observe. ...
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Kids Konnection 
(760) 341-4491
77700 Enfield, Palm Desert, CA  92211
If your child is enrolling in a Palm Desert 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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Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church Preschool 
(760) 568-4360
47321 State Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA  92260
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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Hope Lutheran Pre-School 
(760) 346-5203
45900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA  92260
If your child is enrolling in a Palm Desert 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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Morning Stars Learning Center 
(760) 341-5223
74015 Aster Drive, Palm Desert, CA  92260
Childcare centers in Palm Desert often provide a combined curriculum of developmental, play based, and teacher led learning approaches. They are primarily theme based, with an emphasis on play based learning and building a fun and meaningful curriculum around it. ...
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Tot Stop 
(760) 360-6445
77970 Delaware Place, Palm Desert, CA  92211
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Palm Desert have an open door policy and invite parents to stop by any time. There are usually a number of opportunities for parents either to attend special events, or volunteer to help by donating time, talent and/or a snack or dish to ongoing school events. ...
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Boehm Child Development Center 
(760) 346-6829
74-200 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA  92260
When considering child care in Palm Desert, 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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YMCA Jean Benson Child Care Center 
(760) 836-3336
75433 Orange Blossom Lane, Palm Desert, CA  92211
Childcare programs in Palm Desert are designed to connect with each child on many levels. The foundation of a child's learning is not only preparation for kindergarten, but also for life. Many strive to balance a school program with age appropriate play, teacher support and environment. ...
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Sacred Heart Preschool 
(760) 674-3000
43-775 Deep Canyon Road, Palm Desert, CA  92260
For child care in Palm Desert 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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Montessori School of the Valley 
(760) 345-1888
43250 Warner Trail, Palm Desert, CA  92211
If your child is enrolling in a Palm Desert 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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