Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I send my child to Rascals?
You can trust us. You can leave your most “precious baby” with us and know we will do everything in our power to keep them safe, to teach them, to guide them and to help them have lots of fun. We will ease the guilt you feel for having to leave your child by updating you with pictures and keeping you informed on their time spent here. We know our families because the owners and their children are there every day!
How long have you been in business?
Li’l Rascals has been a state licensed child care & Pre-school education center since 1979!
What are your credentials?
We are a state licensed child care center and inspected by the State of Indiana. Our Director has her B.S. in Early childhood education and all our Lead teachers have their DCA (Child Development Accreditation)
Is your staff certified in CPR and First Aid?
Who is your owner?
Li’l Rascals is family owned and operated by Geoff and Lisa Resney. Geoff has been at Li'l Rascals since he was two years old. Beoth Geoff and Lisa have lived in Northwest Indiana their whole lives. Their children attend Li'l Rascals daycare daily.
What kind of meals do you serve?
Our on site chef prepares fresh meals daily. We provide delicious meals
that meet state requirements for nutrition and food preparation.
What is your “running late” policy?
We like for all children to be at Rascals by 9am, but we understand that there are many factors in getting you and your child out the door in the morning. If you are running late, just give us a courtesy call so that we know all is well with you and your child. In the evening, children are to be picked up by 6pm. There is a $5 charge for every 15 minutes after 6pm.
What are your hours of operation?
Rascals is open Monday through Friday 6:30am to 6:00pm.
Do you offer Preschool?
Yes. We offer 2 day or 3 day preschool. Also, preschool is included in our day care
Is there a curriculum?
Rascals operates on a developmental language based curriculum. This type of curriculum
helps children learn to express themselves verbally and is a beginning step in recognizing letters and their sounds. Pre-school and our Pre-Kindergarten enrichment is based on the highly acclaimed and accredited High Reach Learning System.
Do you perform background checks on your employees?
YES! Background checks are performed and as a state licensed facility, our employees are also drug testet and finger printed by the state police.
What is the ratio of child care providers to children?
State licensing require the following ratios (children:caregiver):
2 year olds: 5:1
3 year olds: 10:1
4 year olds: 12:1
5 year olds: 15:1
Do you provide transportation to and from local schools?
Absolutely! We provide service from Kolling, Bibich, Protsman, Watson and Lincoln. Other locations are available upon request.
What are some of the fun things you do at Rascals?
Rascals is fun EVERYDAY, but especially when we have a party or other special event. Everything is a big deal here. We have Birthday parties and sing songs for new haircuts and new shoes! We also celebrate various holidays throughout the year and parents and family members are encouraged to attend and participate.
Can you provide my child with breakfast?
Absolutely. For $1 we will gladly serve breakfast to your child if you are bringing them before 8am.
What kind of security system do you have?
We take security and safety of the children very seriously. We have video cameras stationed throughout the day care and preshool builidngs that record to our server. Every door is connected to our alarm/buzzer system and sets it off everytime its opened. We are located 1/2 block away from the Saint John police and fire station. Rascals is located on 5 acres in a private setting to ensure that no one is at Rascals that shouldn't be there!
What is your change of schedule policy?
We must be given 2 weeks notice for any change in schedule.