Holidays & Closings


Place of Grace Early Learning Center will recognize and celebrate all Christian holidays in addition to some secular holidays. The classroom theme will often reflect holidays and seasons. All Christian holidays will be celebrated with a focus on the true meaning according to Christian beliefs and teaching the children those values. Classroom parties will also be scheduled for holidays such as Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Harvest, and Christmas. Parents will be invited to attend and participate in selected parties as well. Place of Grace will remain open during most holidays. When the following holidays fall on a weekday, Place of Grace will be CLOSED:

  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Break (December 24- January 1)

*All usual tuition and fees will be due and payable for holidays.

Unexpected Closure

If a 'State of Emergency' is called by either the governor of West Virginia or the President of the United States, the center will be closed. The center will not follow the Monongalia County School closure schedule for inclement weather. Closure will be determined based on the safety of the staff and children. Typically, Place of Grace will follow a similar closure schedule as West Virginia University.

In the event of a power outage, loss of water service, or natural gas outage that lasts more than one hour, the center will close due to the inability to provide necessary amenities needed to operate a child care center as outlined by Child Care Licensing, Health Department, and/or Fire Marshal. The center will reopen when the outages are repaired.

All closures will be posted on the website, WBOY television, WVAQ radio, and the center voicemail system. It is the responsibility of the parent to check these sources during time of inclement weather. Should the center close due to an unexpected cause, or close during the daytime hours once children are already in care, each parent would be notified by a staff member. Parents will have one hour to make arrangements to have the child picked up. After one hour, the late pick up charge of $5 per minute will apply.


In the event of an emergency involving injury of a child, the teacher will administer first aide as necessary, make the director aware of the incident, contact emergency (911) personnel if necessary, fill out an incident report. The report will be filed with the Secretary of the Child Care Licensing Regulations within 24 hours. The director and/or assistant director will contact the parent and explain what has happened and what care was taken for the child's injury prior to the parent arriving at the center (or hospital). Emergency contact lists will be provided for all teachers and the children in their classrooms. Emergency contact information will include doctor's name, hospital of preference, and any allergies (including food and drug).

In the event a fire, environmental threat, or natural emergency, staff and children will go to the nearest emergency exit as outlined by the posted plan. They will go to the designated spot on the playground area and will take attendance. Teachers and assistant teachers will split class list and begin calling parents to pick up their children if it is determined we cannot reenter the building. The master emergency plan is located in the main office and is available for parent review at any time. The emergency plan will also be filed with Monongalia County Emergency Services. In the event that the children must be relocated to another area, all parents will be contacted. The Monongalia County Emergency Services or American Red Cross would be available to direct parents to the relocation site. In the event that a parent is unable to assume care of a child during an emergency situation, Child Protective Services would be notified to assume care until the parent or representative is able to care for the child.