Hours of Operation

The Center is open year round, Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


This Child Care Center provides you service for your working hours plus travel time to and from your work. It is our policy that children remain at the Center for no more than 10 hours per day. It is recommended that parents synchronize their watches with the Center’s clock.

Children are expected to arrive at the Center by 9 AM. To eat breakfast at school, children must arrive before 8:30 AM. If your child will be arriving after 9 AM, we ask that you contact the Center in order that we have a correct lunch count for our kitchen. Please check your classroom schedule for snack time.

All children must be picked up by 6:00 PM. If a child has not been picked up appropriately and no contact has been made with the Center, that child will be placed in the custody of the Alamance County Department of Social Services.


The Center recognizes the following holidays.

  1.      New Year’s Day (closing varies depending upon day of the week of New Year’s day)
  2.      Easter
  3.      Memorial Day
  4.      Independence Day
  5.      Labor Day
  6.      Thanksgiving (closed Thursday and Friday)
  7.      Christmas (3 days)

Teacher Workdays

Two days a year the Center will be closed for Teacher Workdays. The dates of the closing for the holidays and Teacher Workdays will be decided by the Board of Directors at the beginning of the school year for the next cycle.  

Inclement Weather

In the event inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances occur that affect travel and/or the operation of the Center, a closing or opening delay will be reported on WFMY-TV Channel 2 and Fox Channel 8 beginning at 6 AM. All schedule changes will be posted on our Hawfields Child Care Facebook page and our website at If an early closing must occur once the Center is already operating, we will post the closing on the television stations and will also try to contact each family as well as posting the closings on Hawfields Child Care Facebook page and our website at We ask that you try to be in touch with the Center if we are experiencing inclement weather. We are required to close the Center after 30 minutes of being without power, regardless of the cause. If you have any questions, call the center.