The Hop, Inc.

Our deepest passions and rewards: We enjoy teaching children and preparing them for kindergarten. We show each and every child love, caring and compassion throughout each day. We enjoy coming up with new and creative ways to teach each child so we meet each child's learning style. We understand each child is different and learns in different ways so we teach in many different ways so each learning style is taught. 

For Parents

The Hop Childcare Center Inc is open 6:30 am-6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please call for pricing information and spot availability please call (231)719-9100. Please do not email.

The Center is open Snow days, No School Days, All Summer, etc. The following are National Holidays in which the center will be closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. No Sick/Vacation Days can be used for holiday.

If your child takes a leave of absence, your same weekly payment is still each Monday in order to hold your child's spot. 

All FULL TIME children will receive sick/vacation days per contract year. Sick days can not be used more than twice in one week. Your child must be enrolled for at least 1 month before receiving these days. Sick days can not roll over into the next year. If your child is absent and all of their sick days are used up full payment is still due. To use a sick day the center must be notified by 7:00 am that day or a sick day can not be used. 

Payments are due on Mondays of that current week, unless other arrangements have been made between parent/guardian and The Hop.

Withdrawal Policy: Parents are expected to give two weeks notice to withdraw their child. 

Terminate: The Hop tries to meet all the  needs of our children If we are unable to meet the needs and care of your child we have the right to terminate your contract at any time. 

Meals: We do provide breakfast, am snack, hot lunch and pm snack.

Locked Door Policy: Our center has a locked door policy for the safety of our children and staff. There is a doorbell by the door and we ask that you ring it. 

Sick Children: For the safety of other children and staff we do not allow any sick children to come into the center. If a child, while at the center reaches a fever of 100 degrees or more a parent/guardian will be notified immediatly and the child will have to picked up within 1 hour. If a child is vomiting, has diarrhea or any type of discharge the child will have to be picked up within 1 hour and can not return until all symptoms have been gone for 24 hours.

Emergencies: We practice fire and tornado drills. We do have Dalton Township Fire Department come to our center twice a year to teach children fire safety.