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Winter Childcare

Location: Skier Drop-Off Main Base Area
Our fully licensed child care program offers a full day of fun in a perfect play and age appropriate environment with safe and enriching toys, art projects and storytelling; and a professional staff that understands how to fuel your child's imagination.

Your 3+ year old has the option to add-on a beginner ski or snowboard trial lesson which will start their love of snow sports in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Children ages 3 and 4 that are ready for a full day of skiing or riding have the option to enroll in our Mini-Cub Program.

Age-Based Programs:
Shooting Stars: 6 weeks to 1 year, Ratio- 4:1
Wanderers: 13 - 23 months, Ratio- 4:1
Dancing Bears: 24 - 35 months, Ratio- 5:1
Kidderbrook: 3 - 5 years, Ratio- 10:1

Space is limited, reservations are required and can be made by phone only; we advise to book early.


2017/2018 Winter ChildcareMidweek/ Non-PeakSaturday & Peak DatesExtended Sundays*
Full Day$119$146-
Half Day - AM & Extended Sundays$74$89

Lesson Add-On** Midweek/ Non-PeakSaturday & Peak DatesExtended Sundays*
Lift Ticket-$10-

Please see schedule, booking information and cancellation policies below.

Peak Dates Include: All Saturday and Sundays from December 23, 2017 through March 25, 2018. December 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018. January 15, 2018. February 19 to 23, 2018.
*Extended Sunday pick up at 1:00pm. Not offered on the following dates: 12/24/17, 12/31/17, 1/14/18 and 2/18/18
**Lesson Add-On is for ages 3 and over, beginner lessons only. Lift tickets or Rentals are not included.

Our Child Care facility is conveniently located at the end of Skier Drop-Off in the Main Base Area, making for an easy drop off and pick-up.

Winter Hours of Operation

8:30am - 4:30pm (midweek/non-peak)
8:00am - 4:30pm (weekends/holidays)

Arrivals: For full day programs, please sign in by 9am
Pick-Up: by 4:30pm. LATE FEE is one-dollar per minute after 4:30pm.

When offered, half day pick up is at noon, extended Sunday half day pick up is at 1pm
(late fees will be charged if child is not picked up on time)

A parent or legal guardian will be required to fill out a childcare Registration Form with emergency and medical information each season. Save time at drop off by filling out one ahead of time! Click to download registration form

Children that are ill will not be admitted into childcare. Child Care Health Policy

Parents are encouraged to check in at any time through the receptionist; but please do not drop in for a visit, this has proven to be disruptive and upsetting for the children.

LUNCH: Lunch is included with Full Day and Extended Sunday AM programs.
SNACKS: are provided at 9:30am and 3:00pm

If your child has severe food allergies or dietary restrictions please call Childcare to make sure we can accommodate these needs. Our childcare is a PEANUT FREE facility.

Parents will need to supply:
At least one full change of clothes
Eight diapers and wipes for a full day
All jarred baby food
Pre-made bottles and formula
Indoor footwear – required for all children
Any comfort item the child may need
Snow clothes for any child over the age of 2

Infants and 1-year-olds will be provided with cribs for a morning and/or afternoon nap. All other ages will be provided with rest mats after lunch. If your child does not nap they will be offered a quiet activity.

Licensing: We are an indoor program. Areas are divided by age per State Regulations.
Stratton childcare is part of the Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council. This is an industry that supports Vermont’s children, families, communities, schools and businesses by promoting the highest quality child care for young and school age children through the recruitment, development, mentoring and retention of qualified child care professionals. We do offer a reoccurring child care program in addition to a non-reoccurring one. If you are interested in becoming one of our reoccurring families, please call (802) 297-4052 for additional information.

All Stratton Childcare caregivers are certified in Infant and Toddler C.P.R.

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Deposit Policy:
All Stratton Mountain activities require full payment at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy:
Daily Snow School Lessons & Programs:
- Cancellations made prior to 14 days of the start date will receive a full refund, less a $50 cancellation fee per order.
- Cancellations made 3 - 14 days of the start date will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee per order, and the remaining amount will be put onto a Stratton Gift Card.
- Cancellations made within 3 days of the start date are subject to a full forfeiture of the total booking, unless you have purchased Red Sky Trip Insurance and cancel for reasons covered under this policy.
- If the resort is open for skiing/riding there are no refunds or cancellations due to weather.

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Space is limited and fills quickly, so we advise to book early.