Emergency School Closing Information

Please be safe!

We do our utmost to open Just Children every day regardless of inclement weather, but there are occasions when snow or other acts of nature will necessitate the closing of the centers. Should there be a need for the center to be closed, you are advised to watch 6 ABC News for your center’s status.  6 ABC will begin broadcasting at 5am. At that time it will indicate if we will be closed and/or a delayed opening. Please visit our website closings and/or delays will be reported there as well. Just Children staff will not be calling your home to make you aware of the closing or late opening. Channel 6 does offer a service that you can sign up for email or text alerts directly from their website if you choose to do so. Should Just Children need to close early for any reason, our staff will notify you at work or by cell phone. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO REACH YOU IN THE EVENT OF THIS HAPPENING. If you will not be at work, please make the Director or the staff aware of where you will be able to be reached. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THE EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM IS UP TO DATE WITH ALL CORRECT PHONE NUMBERS. Our rate of tuition takes into consideration those instances when the center must close, therefore, please remember that the full tuition is due even if we have closed for snow or an emergency. When given a time that we are closing (and you will have ample time to reach the center) you must pick up by that time. Should you choose to ignore our early closing request, you may jeopardize your child’s continued enrollment at Just Children. Please keep in mind that we also have to ensure the safety of our staff who like you have children and have to get home safely.  Staff will notify the parents or emergency contact person at the time of the call of the pick up location should the children need to be evacuated from the child care center. Parents or emergency contact persons should report directly to the alternate location if one is indicted. FLOODS, TORNADOES, HURRICANES, EARTHQUAKES OR OTHER CATASTROPHES In the event of a catastrophe, all staff members will follow the appropriate, posted Emergency Procedures for the catastrophe and wait for authorities to arrive.