Because of the stressful nature of childcare, we encourage all staff members to take regular breaks during their workday. By state law, any employee working 6 or more hours must be provided with a half-hour unpaid meal break.

There are times when you may need to leave the class under the supervision of your co-worker, including:

In all cases, we expect you will be considerate of your co-workers and of your responsibility to your class and keep time out of the classroom under 10 minutes. For any other purpose that takes you out of the building (examples: to go out to get lunch, or to smoke a cigarette), you must use your scheduled break time.

Our break guidelines are:

On occasion admin may ask you to forgo your scheduled break (leaving early instead), or to take your break earlier or later than scheduled.