End of the Rainbow is a for-profit childcare center. We accept all children regardless of race, sex, creed or color. Our program serves children ages six weeks through twelve years of age. Upon enrollment, several forms must be completed, a one time registration fee of $40 and the first week of tuition is due which is non-refundable.
If you would like to set up a tour, please contact us. At any time a parent may request to see a copy of the State Licensing compliance/inspection reports and Licensing Rules for Child Day Care Centers in Missouri which is kept in Nikki Reynold’s office.
Open Door Policy
You are more than welcome to come and go as your please. You are free to drop off or pick up your child any time during the day. You are also welcome to come visit, eat lunch, and go on field trips with your child’s class.
Orientation & Transition Week
You will have an opportunity to view the facility during your tour, we will introduce you to the staff and show you around the center. Along with your registration forms, you will receive a new enrollment checklist that Nikki or Ginger will go over with you before your child starts. Your child’s teacher will give you more direction and guidance. You are more than welcome to stay as long as you would like to make sure your child is comfortable in his/her new environment or call and check on them as often as needed.
The week before your child’s start date, we can arrange for you and your child to visit the center. This helps yourself and your child get to know the center, teachers, and routines. This is also the time to turn in all paperwork and go over any questions you may have.
Arrival & Pick-Up
We do not allow any child to leave the center with anyone than the child’s parent or persons listed on the enrollment form. If there is anyone other than you picking up your child, the center must be notified. When dropping off your child, personally bring him/her into the building, sign him/her in and make contact with the teacher. Likewise, when picking up your child let the teacher know that you and your child are leaving and sign him/her out. Please check your child’s cubby every day. Information from teachers, the director, newsletters and children’s work are placed in the cubby.
If your child will not be in attendance please call and let your child’s teacher know. Also, if we pick-up your child from public school we must be notified if she/he will not need to be picked up. There is a $2.00 late fee for every 2 minutes after 5:45. Please make sure to pick your child up on time.
Our center is kept clean and sanitized on a daily basis to help control germs and bacteria. Our staff practices good hygiene as well as teaching this to the children. To help us maintain a healthy environment for your children, please follow the health rules listed below which are in the best interests of all children.
We require children with the following symptoms stay home:
Fever over 100 degrees by mouth or 99 degrees under the arm
Vomiting or stomach flu
Children exhibiting any of the above symptoms will be sent home and may not return until symptoms have been absent for a full 24 hours (Tylenol-free). This is strictly enforced.
All children enrolled must have up-to-date immunization records on file at the center. Children two and under must have an Infant/Toddler form on file, and children not enrolled in public school must have a physical examination by doctor on file.
Please notify the center if your child has a contagious illness so other parents can be notified. If you child is too sick to participate in our full program, including going outside, please keep him/her home. If your child becomes ill at our center, you will be contacted immediately. You will need to pick-up your child or arrange for another person to collect your child within one hour of our call.
Each family is given one week per year for vacation or sick time. The time can be used after the child has been enrolled for one year. If your child attends three days per week, you will receive three days of vacation. If your child attends two days per week, you will receive two days of vacation. Children enrolled in the summer program are not eligible for vacation.
Please request to use your vacation prior to your child’s absence. The week you take vacation your child should be absent from End of the Rainbow. Your account must be paid in full before vacation time can be used. Vacation days may not be carried over to the next year.
The facility will be closed for the following holidays:
New Years Eve at 4:00pm
New Years Day
2nd Monday of March (Conference Day)
Good Friday (Staff Service Day)
Friday before Labor Day (Staff Service Day)
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Day and the day after
Should the holiday fall on a weekend, the school will be closed the Friday proceeding or the Monday following said holiday. End of the Rainbow always plans to be open on snow days. Please check KOMU for End of the Rainbow school closings during inclement weather conditions.
Inclement Weather Policy
Our center will be open if at all possible during inclement weather conditions. However, in the case of severe weather watch KOMU-TV, or listen to BXR-102.3 on the radio for announcements. You can also find updates on our closures and other news on our Facebook Group (click here to join). The decision to close early or all day will be at Nikki’s discretion with the safety of the children, parents and staff in mind.
We prefer tuition be paid on a monthly time schedule. However, other arrangements can be made with the director. Tuition payments must be made in advance of service. The due date for tuition payments is the first Monday of the month, and the payment method is monthly. We accept ACH, cash, or check. We do not accept credit card payments.
Family Support Division and other subsidies are allowed. Co-payments for FSD subsidized care must be paid in advance.
We offer discounts for families with more than one child enrolled at our center. The discount is 10% off the second child’s tuition rate and 5% off tuition for any additional children.
If you have further questions about tuition, please contact Nikki Reynolds directly via email.