For More InformationContact Abby Thome at 513-646-9526
Meet the new Director
My name is Abby Thome. I am 28 years old and I live in Milan, Indiana with my husband Jason and our two little boys, Logan and Finn. I am the new Director at St. Anthony’s Preschool and Daycare. I will also be teaching the preschool and pre k classes. I graduated from Indiana University East in May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Minor in Early Childhood Education. I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of St. Anthony’s Preschool/Daycare staff!
Daycare Staff MembersKaren Merkel
Kim Ertel - Assistant Preschool Teacher
St. Anthony's Day Care Ministry will accept children preschool age through age ten. Children attending St. Anthony’s Day Care Ministry must be completely toilet trained. No diapers or pull-ups allowed.
Nap Time and Extra Clothing
Parents are responsible for providing their child with a small blanket, sheet and pillow. Favorite blankets, dolls and stuffed animals are welcome to spend nap time with us. Parents are required to wash these linens on a weekly basis. Please pack an extra set of clothes in a shoe box. Please remember change them with the seasons.
When a child fails to comply to the rules of St. Anthony's Day Care, the child suffers the consequences of his/her actions. We will make every effort help your child overcome and change the behavior. Some consequences may include loss of play time or loss of privileges. If the problem occurs frequently, the parents, child and caretakers will meet to discuss how to eliminate future misconduct. In the case of a serious infraction, the following will occur: REPRIMAND: A written notice will be sent to parents by the caretaker explaining the incident. A written response will be expected by parents. PROBATION: If attempts to correct the situation have been unsuccessful, the student may be placed on a 30 day probation period. The following are not permitted in the Day Care and could be grounds for suspension or expulsion. 1. Destruction or defacement of property of Church, School or others. 2. Conduct detrimental to the health and safety of others. 3. Physical assault of other children and/or caretakers.
Your child will have 10 free days. This will run July lst-June 30th. You will not be charged for these days. You must let the staff know if your child misses and you wish to use it as a free day. Once these days are used up you will be charged for any missed days. If you do not pay for the missed day it is considered a free day. You will receive five free days if your child is only enrolled for the summer session of Day Care. June - August 2 1st. During a maternity leave you will be charged 50% of your weekly Day Care fee in order to hold your child’s position.
Hours of Operation
St. Anthony’s Day Care Ministry is open from 6:30 A.M.-6:OOP.M. Monday through Friday. Please refer to our calendar for the days the Day Care will be closed. Our center closes promptly at 6:00 P.M. Being late to pick up your child often causes undue anxiety. It also causes our staff to work overtime. Due to these conditions, for each minute past 6:00 P.M., your account will be billed $1.00 per minute payable immediately. In the event of bad weather conditions, the day care will remain open. If the weather conditions become extremely severe, please listen to WRBI radio 103.9 Batesville. You are required to pay for your regular scheduled day if the Day Care remains open and you choose for your child to not attend. If you have any remaining free days you may use them at this time.
Children who are sick should remain at home. If your child has had a fever within the past 24 hours, please keep your child at home. If your child becomes sick during the day, it is your responsibility to take your child home. A child with a fever over 100 degrees or vomiting must be picked up immediately. Medicine and prescriptions must be brought to the Day Care in the original container.