Policies

Your Child’s Safety

Please remember that this is a cooperative playgroup, not a daycare center or preschool. The Director is there to facilitate the morning’s activities, not to instruct or supervise your children. You (or your caregiver) are responsible for the safety and well-being of your child while at the Co-op. While the playgroup space is set up to allow the adults to interact, you must also supervise your child’s play at all times. It is up to you to always know where your child is and to make sure that he/she is safe. This is true both indoors and in the outdoor play space. For everyone’s health and safety, smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Cathedral property.

Sick Child Policy

Children catch colds and other infections from one another easily. It is an inevitable and normal part of childhood. However, if your child has had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours, or has a contagious rash, they should not attend the playgroup. Children with persistent and deep coughs or a constantly runny nose should be kept at home as well.

Bad Weather Closing Policy

When Baltimore City schools are closed or opening late, the Co-op will be CLOSED. Please check your favorite TV or Internet news provider for updates (please do not call the Cathedral). If you miss a day due to a closing, you may make up the day later in the same session.

Snack and Personal Items Policy

Members may not bring any food from home to the playgroup. Some of our children have severe or life-threatening food allergies. Snacks served at the Co-op contain no nuts or nut products, dairy or eggs. Food and drinks at the playgroup are limited to snack times. This is the only way that we can be sure that all of the children remain safe. Also, it is easier on everyone if personal items and toys are left at home.