Please DO NOT bring your child
to the center if:
Medication: At times it may be necessary for your child to receive medication at the center. For the protection of the staff and child, only medication prescribed by a doctor can be administered. A medication permission form must be filled out before the medication can be administered. Bottles of medication must be labeled with the child's name, the dosage, and instructions for administering the medicine written on the bottle. All medicine must be in its original prescription container.
Discipline: Huckleberry Cheesecake believes in a positive approach to discipline. We offer guidance and direction, not punishment. Children are praised for displaying positive behavior; negative behavior is immediately discouraged and given minimal attention. At Huckleberry Cheesecake we expect our staff to:
Facility Security: Huckleberry Cheesecake is accessible through the main entrance at 1307 19th Street, NW. Entrance to the center is locked at all times. Admittance is gained through visual recognition or via intercom identification if the entrant is not recognized but has been authorized for pick up or visit. In addition, there is a rear door exit to be used in case of an emergency. All doors are equipped with an emergency crash bar for quick and easy egress.
Fire Drills: Fire drills are conducted on a monthly basis as required by D.C. licensing and the Fire Marshall. These monthly drills are announced and occur at different times of the day. Teachers follow Huckleberry Cheesecake's approved evacuation plan and procedure for exit routes and head count confirmation. If an evacuation of the Stepstone Building is required, teachers have been instructed to transport the children to the following locations:
In the event of a true emergency or evacuation, parents will receive a text message or phone call with information about the status of Huckleberry Cheesecake. Parents may also call 703.965-3468 or 703.967-1005 for additional information.
Huckleberry Cheesecake will close, due to weather conditions, if the Federal Government is closed for that reason. If the Government decides to close early because of weather on a given day, we will contact all parents to inform of our attempt to close early. If the Government is open but D.C. Public Schools are either closed for the day or have a delayed opening, Huckleberry Cheesecake will open at 10am.
If you are at all unsure of Huckleberry's status, please call (202) 467-4202 to hear a message; we will update it by 6:30am daily.