Childcare

ChildcareChildcare is back with a safety focus!

Safety is our number 1 priority and with that, we have modified how we operate our childcare center. In order to limit exposure we are adjusting to a program based, smaller group size model.

  • Parents are required to wear a face mask while in childcare for pick up and drop off
  • All those that enter childcare will be screened with questions and temperature checks
  • If you sign up for childcare and don’t attend your scheduled time, you will be charged for a visit. To cancel your reservation, please call our team at 701-234-2400 or email Jennifer.Wettstein@sanfordhealth.org.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:45AM – 10:15AM, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, 4:45PM – 6:15PM, AND 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:45AM – 10:15AM, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, 3:30PM – 5:00PM, AND 5:15PM – 6:45PM

Saturdays: 7:30AM – 9:00AM, 9:15AM – 10:45AM, AND 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Sundays: 9:15AM – 10:45AM AND 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Starting October 19th, childcare hours will increase during weekdays to 5:00PM – 7:00PM with the following times:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:45AM – 10:15AM, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, AND 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:45AM – 10:15AM, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, AND 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Saturdays: 7:30AM – 9:00AM, 9:15AM – 10:45AM, 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Sundays: 9:15AM – 10:45AM, 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Parents can choose from two sessions each day, Monday – Friday. Each session will have limited capacity and we ask that you register your children in advance. A spot can be reserved online, or by calling the front desk at 701-234-2400. A childcare visit or an active Family Household with Childcare Membership will be needed in order to participate. Sign up for 1 day or all 7 – limited spots are available!

Reservations for childcare can be made a week in advance.

Safety Precautions for Childcare Programs:

  • Program only available to members or children of members (no guest access, including reciprocity visits from partner facilities) 
  • Parents and children will be screened upon entry with questions and temperature reading.
  • Staff will be wearing masks unless they are outdoors and able to maintain 6 feet of distance between them and children
  • In order to avoid contact between personal belongings, each child will be provided a basket which parents will need to put bottles, snacks, diapers, and possible changes of clothes in so staff don’t need to go through diaper bags. Parents can still use the cubbies to store other personal belongings.
  • To limit contact, parents are asked to put sunscreen on their child prior to drop off.
  • Parents will not be allowed past the childcare entry space. Staff will get your child(ren) and bring them to you at pick-up time.
  • We ask that only 2 families are in the childcare entry space at a time. Please maintain social distancing and follow the designated spacing markers on the floor both on the inside and outside of the childcare room.
  • Parents are asked to wipe down cubbies before and after use.
  • Toys will be rotated out and deep cleaned between each session.
  • Staff will perform a deep clean between each session.
  • Members are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in the facility, especially when entering the facility or moving between equipment or activity areas. Children are not required to wear masks.
  • Please wash or sanitize your child’s hands before and after drop off and pick up.
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FAQ’s

Why can’t you provide your normal drop-in childcare service?

  • Due to Covid-19 we need to modify the way we provide drop-in care with a goal to limit the number of different people that staff and children are exposed to each day. With this reservation based, drop-in childcare model, your child will be with a small group of children & teachers which will limit contacts to no more than 15 individuals in a day.

What happens if my drop-in childcare visits are about to expire?

  • Since drop-in care was unavailable for 4 months in 2020 due to Covid-19, all expiration dates of purchased childcare visits will be moved out 4 months from their original date.

Will I be able to use my childcare visits for this reservation based, drop-in care?

  • Yes. The reservation based drop in care requires you to register for each day you would like to use and each of those dates requires a childcare visit (visit purchased from the front desk) or requires a person to have an active Family Household with Childcare Membership. You can purchase childcare visits (single visits or packages) at the front desk. Please register for each date 24 hours in advance.

What happens if I register for a date and I am unable to attend?

  • If you are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation within 24 hours of your reserved time. With spaces being limited, no call/no-shows take a spot away from a family or child that would love to utilize the program. If there are two no call/no-shows from a family we will use a single visit for the missed date or the family will be charged a fee equal to a single visit. Please call Family Wellness at 701-234-2400 if you are unable to attend your reserved Drop – In Childcare Program time.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email our Childcare and Children’s Program Manager Jennifer Wettstein or call her at 701.234.7450. 

Childcare October Calendar

Childcare also features:

  • Indoor Play Structure with Slide
  • Outdoor Play Structure (weather permitting)
  • Screen- free zone, (no TV, Movies or Video games) it is all about play and activity!
  • Ages 2 weeks through 9 years old
  • Available while parent/guardian is in the building
  • For Members and Non members
  • Inflatable Fridays (a giant inflatable is set up every Friday for children that are checked in to childcare to play in) – Not available at this time