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TOTS

 

Virginia F. Wood Early Learning Center

19500 Tomlinson Road, Suite A
Westfield, Indiana 46074

TOTS Child Care
Infants ages 12 weeks old to Preschool

 

 
The Virginia F Wood Early Learning Center located on the property of Monon Trail Elementary School will open in August 2022 and will house our 2022-23 TOTS and All Aboard Programs.
 
Open enrollment for 2022-23 TOTS and All Aboard is now closed.  Please contact our enrollment office at 317-896-4803 to be added to the waitlist.

 

IMPORTANT DATES for the 2023-24 TOTS and All Aboard Program

The Virginia F. Wood Early Learning Center will have a virtual parent meeting link posted on this webpage by Thursday, January 5, 2023.  The virtual meeting will provide information about the 2023-24 TOTS and All Aboard program including instructions to submit enrollment and the placement process.   Also on January 5, we will offer an open house tour at 6:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm where you will get a change to tour a few of our rooms.   
 
2023-24 online enrollment will begin Monday, January 9, 2023 at 6:00 am through Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm.  This is not a first come / first serve enrollment, but is an open enrollment period that is a two part process (listed below) that must be completed between January 9 and February 6. 2023.  
  1. Complete and submit your child's online enrollment through the EZ ChildTrack link on the district website.
  2. Submit all required paperwork and forms that will be posted on this webpage during the open enrollment period.

2023-24 TOTS and All Aboard enrollment will be filled first by returning families and remaining spots are filled by lottery selection.  We will hold the lottery on Friday, February 10 (closed to public), and parents will received enrollment status notification by email on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Families who receive confirmed 2023-24 enrollment will be provided an information packet with forms and documents that must be completed and returned by Friday, April 28, 2023.  Failure to return completed forms by April 28 could forfeit enrollment.

 

2022-23 TOTS and All Aboard Information

Click here for the virtual parent meeting for 2022-23 TOTS and All Aboard

2022-23 TOTS and All Aboard Information Packet

2022-23 Calendar

 

TOTS Program Information

  • Enrollment for child care is offered as a School Year Plan providing care from August 8, 2022 through May 30, 2023
  • Families who have children enrolled in the preschool classroom have the option to enroll in break care plans:  Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break (11/23 only), Winter Break, and Spring Break
  • TOTS Summer Camp is available for the preschool and pre-k child and is a full summer plan with open enrollment March 1, 2023
  • TOTS hours of operation are 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • State guidelines for care will be followed and ratios will be honored
  • Program design will combine preschool activities with a “home like” atmosphere
  • Staffed by Westfield Washington Schools employees with Early Childhood training or experience
  • Lunch is purchased through the school cafeteria through the child's lunch account
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Direct all inquiries to our Student Support Programs Enrollment Office at (317) 896-4803 or mychild@wws.k12.in.us

 

TOTS Enrollment Eligibility

In order to comply with the Indiana statute for child care guidelines, TOTS will be following these guidelines:
  • Infant and Toddler (ages 12 weeks to 36 months) child care for WWS employees only
  • Preschool (3 years old by August 1 and toilet trained) child care for WWS employees and families living in the Westfield school boundaries who have an older child enrolled in the Westfield Washington Schools.
Enrollment in the TOTS program is limited.  
  • Priority placement is given to returning families and full time school year plans.
  • Infant and Toddler enrollment is only open to children of WWS employees.
  • Pre-School enrollment is open to children of WWS employees and to families with older children enrolled at WWS.
  • Questions, contact our Enrollment Office at 317-896-4803.

School Cancellation and Delays

Click here for TOTS and All Aboard weather delays and closure instructions.  Parents will receive a text message and/or an email from the district when this occurs.  

 

2022-2023 Staff Development Days and Parent/Teacher Conference Days

The TOTS classrooms will meet as regularly scheduled on staff development days and parent/teacher conference days.  These days must coincide with your child's service days according to when your child normally attends.

 

2022-2023 Break Plans for Preschool

Preschool Break Care Plans are available to any child enrolled in the 2022-2023 TOTS Preschool classroom.  There is no break care for Infants and Toddlers.  Each Break Plan (Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break) is open to online enrollment through your EZ ChildTrack account up until 14 days prior to the start of each break.  Withdraw requests must be emailed to mychild@wws.k12.in.us a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the break to avoid charges. 
 
Break care will be at Virginia F Wood Early Learning Center.  Student Support Programs reserve the right to change the Break Care location due to circumstances beyond our control and/or cancel any of the Break Care Plans if enrollment does not support the requirements to open.  In this case, parents will be notified as soon as possible.  
 

Online enrollment for each break is open until 14 days prior to the start of each break, and you have the flexibility to select specific days to attend during the breaks for child care.  Each break is open for online enrollment until 14 days prior to the start of the break.  Families may cancel break enrollment by the same deadline date, 14 days prior to the start of each break.   

  • Fall Break (enroll or withdraw by 10-3-22)
    • October 17-21, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Break (enroll or withdraw by 11-9-22)
    • November 23, 2022
  • Winter Break (enroll or withdraw by 12-5-22)
    • December 19-23 and December 27-29 (closed 12-26 and 12-30)
  • Spring Break (enroll or withdraw by 3-17-23)
    • March 31 and April 3-7, 2023
 
TOTS Program Food Policy Information
The 2022-2023 TOTS and All Aboard Food Policy with specific information regarding the food policy can be found below in addition to any required forms that will need to be completed and turned in.
 
 

 

TOTS Monthly Menus

Click Here for Menus

  

Meal Plan Assistance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Information:
 
Marci Derado
Director of Early Childhood Learning
deradom@wws.k12.in.us
Office:  (317) 896-4810
Cell:  (317) 619-0474
 
Caylie Dicken
Assistant Director of Student Support Programs
Office:  (317) 896-4812
 
Kathy Petty
Administrative Coordinator
Office:  (317) 896-4808
 
Donna Benedict
Enrollment and Billing Office
Office:  (317) 896-4803
 
Jeannie Shreve
Workplace Support
Cell: (317) 450-5634
 
Robert Prokis
Secretary
Office:  (317) 896-4802
 
Parent email contact: mychild@wws.k12.in.us