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Operations

Business Hours

Our Children’s House offers great business hours to parents! 7 am until 6 pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.

Holiday Schedule

OCH is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Teacher Work Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day (Teacher Work Day)
  • Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
See the Calendar for exact dates.

Parent Work Days

There are four parent work days a year. Usually held on a Saturday morning in January, March, June, and September.

Parents Policy Manual

This policy manual follows the guidelines set forth by the North Carolina Department of Child Development and Early Education and the Department of Environmental Health.
View our Parents Policy Manual

Inclement Weather Policy

As a general rule, OCH does not close due to inclement weather. There may be days, however, when we will have to open late, close early, or not open at all because of dangerous conditions. Inclement weather decisions will be made by the Director in consultation with the President or Vice-President of the Board. On a day when weather conditions are severe, parents should call OCH before leaving home to be sure that the Center is open.

Notification of Delays or Cancellations

If there is a delay or cancellation in the opening of OCH, there will be a message on OCH’s answering machine by 6:45 am.

If bad weather conditions occur during the day and closing early becomes necessary, parents will be notified by phone.

Fire Drills

North Carolina state law requires that we practice fire drills monthly. During the fire drills, the teachers will evacuate the children in a timely manner.