How to Report Absenteeism

Absences, Search Call Policy & Fees

Your child's safety is our main concern. When a child does not arrive at the program on his/her scheduled day without prior notification from parents/guardians, this is considered a safety issue. Parents/Guardians of participants in the NEDP are required to call the program no later than 2:30 PM of that day to report an absence due to: illness, parent pick-up, leaving school early due to illness, a doctor’s appointment, play date, vacation, etc.

Please be aware that the schools are not responsible for informing NEDP of the absence of your child. For your convenience, a message may be left on the answering machine anytime prior to 2:30 PM.

  • Lincoln Street School: (508) 393-3441
  • Proctor School: (508) 393-7932
  • Peaslee School: (508) 393-0090
  • Zeh School: (508) 393-8427

Please do not email messages regarding your child's absences and/or pick-up changes, our policy is that you call the program phone number and leave a message for the staff.

If staff searches for your child, you will be charged a fee that will appear on your next tuition invoice.

Search Call Fees:

  • First Search: You will be charged $5.00
  • Subsequent Searches: You will be charged $10.00 for the second, $15.00 for the third, and $20.00 for the fourth search.

If staff searches for your child a fifth time, you will receive a phone call suspending your child from the program beginning the next day. The suspension will continue until you meet with the Co-Executive Directors to discuss and resolve the situation.

Credit will not be given for occasional absences. If a child is absent for an extended period of time due to illness, a conference will be held with the parents/guardians and Co-Executive Directors to make necessary programming arrangements.