470 Main St. - PO 280 (402)837-5622 Office Macy, NE 68039 (402)837-5245 FAX
Our program believes that children need an environment filled with people who will be responsive to their emotional and intellectual needs. A variety of active/quiet, small/large motor skills and individual/group experiences are planned based on the age level of the child. Daily living activities will provide opportunities for developing decision making and self-help skills. Parents are encouraged to play an active part in our program by working with staff to support their child’s growth and development.
By providing a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment, we hope to provide foundations for each child to acquire:
- Healthy self-confidence/social skills
- Decision making skills
- Early literacy and language development
- Health and safety practices
- Motor skills
- Pride and appreciation for the Umoⁿhoⁿ culture
The Shinga Zhinga program is an in-school child development center designed to allow parents to continue their education. The program provides a “hands-on” parenting class for high school students. Shinga Zhinga also coordinates with other services within the community that are available for the parent and child.
Sixpence Grant Requirements
Our Child Development Center is funded in part though the Sixpence Early Learning Fund. With this funding come certain requirements. These requirements include but not limited to:
- 2 Home visits made by Childcare Staff
- 2 Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Assessment of growth and development
- Documentation of growth and development
Hours of Operation
The childcare center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. The center follows the Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public School calendar for in-service days and school holiday breaks. Early dismissals, late starts and cancellations due to weather will follow the school schedule. All weather and emergency announcement will be made through the media.
Visitation is limited to the following:
Authorized School Employees
School Board Members
Visitors must enter through the school's main entrance and receive a visitor's pass. Consult handbook for further information.
Priority is given in the following order:
- Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public School Students
- Community Members whose children qualify for the Sixpence Grant through the at risk criteria
- Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Employees
*Students MUST be in attendance at school whenever their child is at the center.
*Enrolled children MUST have 85% attendance to keep your childcare position.
*Violation WILL result in termination of
enrollment. Parents call if your child is ill.
*All parents WILL have a work or class schedule on file with the center.
*If a student enrolls in school who has a child or has a child after the school year has began, their child will be given first priority for a position in the childcare. Community Members and Staff Members may be asked to find other childcare if the need arises to ensure all student parents have adequate childcare for their child.
At-Risk Selection Criteria:
1) A child of an enrolled High School Student
2) A child with a Verifiable Disability
3) A child who was born premature
4) A child whose parent or parents have not graduated from High School
5) A child who meets the low/reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines
6) A child of a parent that is incarcerated