Please contact the center on any day your child will not be attending. If your child is absent due to illness, please let us know ASAP so we can inform the other parents.
weather related closing policies at Hillcrest Child Care Center

Weather-Related Closings

If Bloomington Public Schools are forced to close or delay, so will Hillcrest. (e.g., If Bloomington schools open two hours late, so will the Hillcrest Center.)

The announcement for Bloomington Public Schools is broadcast on WCCO Radio (830 AM). You can also follow BPS on various social media for emergency closing announcements. Click here for details.

We understand the problems for parents and staff associated with sudden closings. If Hillcrest is forced to close due to the weather, you will be called to pick up your child. If you cannot be contacted, the persons listed as your emergency contacts will be called. While we sympathize with the inconvenience, we do ask that parents make every effort to pick up their child as quickly as possible.

Health Policies

  1. Immunization records must be current and confirmed by the parent or doctor before a child can attend.
  2. If your child becomes ill or a health problem is suspected while at the center, you will be called immediately to pick up your child. He/she will be separated from the rest of the group on a cot. It is important to arrange interim care ahead of time in the event that it is necessary for your child to stay home.
    Before returning to the center, a child should be well for 24 hours. This means no vomiting or diarrhea, and a temperature below 100 degree Fahrenheit (oral temperature below 101 degrees).
  3. No medications, oral or topical, will be administered by the staff unless the center receives a written request form from the child’s parent or doctor. All medications must be in their original containers.
    During the summer months, parents may bring sunscreen and/or insect repellant for their child’s use. A permission slip must be signed by the parents before these items are administered.
  4. Our Infant Program is visited each month by a Public Health Nurse. If you have any questions or concerns you would like addressed by the Nurse, please let the Infant Staff know.
  5. If the children attending Hillcrest are exposed to a communicable disease, the parents will be informed in writing. A notice will be posted on the parent board in their child’s room as well.

Hillcrest Child Care Center

Phone: (952) 881-5330
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Hours: 6:30 am - 6 pm, M-F
9100 Russell Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Our center is two blocks west of Penn Avenue on 91st Street, on the bottom level of Hillcrest United Methodist Church.

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Transportation & Safety

When you bring your child to the center, please sign your name and phone number for the week on the roster. It is necessary for parents to sign in and out each day.

The center needs to be notified in advance who is authorized to pick up your child from the center. If a person not recognized by Hillcrest staff arrives to pick up a child, the child will not be released without prior written authorization or until telephone authorization has been obtained.

We request that no toy weapons be brought to school. If a child brings a toy from home, please remember that we cannot be responsible for its safe keeping.

Hillcrest Child Care transportation and safety policies

Please Note

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.