This page is a glossary of terms detailing the organizational structure and various other facts relating to Hooks Dimmicks. It is also a useful guide to daycare facilities in TN.
Hooks Dimmick is a non profit 501(3) institution which provides a comprehensive day care program for all citizens in the community. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, or religion. All immunizations must be current along with a physical examination.
Fees are paid weekly and must be paid by Wednesday at 12 noon. Tuition not paid by Wednesday will be charged an additional $15.00 late fee. The center will charge $30.00 for any returned check. Effective January 1, 2007, tuition must be paid regardless to absenteeism, illness or closing. Parents are paying for the slot provided not the number of days the child attends. A two weeks withdrawl notice must be given before a child exits the program. All fees must be paid at that time.
Young children have great susceptibility to illness as a result of their age and unique behavioral characteristics, which increases the risk of disease transmission. When there is close contact with each other; they lack fetal continence prior to toilet training; they frequently explore the enviornment with their mouth; and they require frequent hands contact by staff.
Development of workable solutions to the problem of disease control requires the cooperation of our program, children's physicians, parents and employers. We have taken the responsibility to educate our staff on the rules and rationale of basic hygiene practices appropriate in handling and caring for your children. These practices have been incoporated into daily procedures in helping to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. Chidlren are removed from the group and placed in another area until parent arrive, when illness requires isolation.
Here is a snapshot of what we do on a day to day basis.