GMELC
Parent Resources

This is where you will find all of the resources to get your child enrolled in our programs. You will also find information about Procare, our online payment processing and parent/teacher connection portal, as well as other helpful information that you may need as you begin your journey with Generation Matters Early Learning Center. We know that this is an important decision you are making, and we thank you for trusting us to care for your children.

Additional Resources

  • All payments will be accepted through an online portal called ProCare. Procare is trusted by professionals at over 37,000 child care centers. Upon enrollment, you will be given a unique code to enroll in and access the ProCare online portal.
  • We do not send out a bill or invoices to collect payments. Your payment is due the first day that your child attends each week.
  • Please see pages 12-14 of the document titled PARENT HANDBOOK in the ENROLLMENT FORMS section of this page for detailed information about pricing and fees.
  • Please see pages 21-23 of the PARENT HANDBOOK for sample schedules for all ages and programs. Actual schedule is posted in individual classrooms.
  • GMELC is open 12 months of the calendar year with the exception of the following dates:
    • 2022
      • Fall Break (Thanksgiving/Black Friday) – November 24th & 25th
      • Christmas Break – December 26th – January 3rd
    • 2023
      • Good Friday – April 7th
      • Memorial Day – May 29th
      • Independence Day – July 4th
      • Labor Day – September 4th
      • Fall Break (Thanksgiving/Black Friday) – November 23rd & 24th
      • Christmas Break – December 25th – January 2nd
  • Inclement Weather
    • GMELC makes every effort to remain open during inclement weather. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to close the center due to poor weather conditions. If necessary, a closing notice will be announced on TV channels 3, 5, 8, 19 (and their websites), as well as through our Facebook page and website portal. GMELC observes the public school closings for this area (Madison City Schools).
GMELC meets Ohio Job and Family Services day care funding requirements. This approval is contingent upon the maintenance of a valid state license and star rating of Step Up to Quality. By adhering to these additional requirements, we are authorized to enter into a contract with Lake County Department of Job and Family Services enabling us to enroll eligible families. From time to time persons come to monitor GMELC and its operation. Those reports are available upon request.
GMELC receives funding from The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of the state of Ohio which helps us serve quality food to our
children. All meals and snacks are served to all children at no additional cost to the family. We provide breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. We will meet one-third of the child’s daily dietary allowance. All meals will meet component and portion
requirements. All food is prepared by an onsite cook employed by the Center and consists of nutritional choices that meet government and licensing standards. We cannot eliminate foods because of preference. All modifications to our menu must be substantiated with verification signed by the child’s physician.Menus are posted on the bulletin board by the check-in desk. Copies of the menu are available upon request.

We do not currently have a food allergy policy that would restrict any food groups such as peanuts, treenuts, eggs, etc. We may revisit this policy in the future and if so, all parents will be notified in advance of the adjustment. Our menus will follow all government and licensing standards. Parents will notify the center of their child’s known allergies at the time of enrollment, before their child’s first day, and an Emergency Care Plan will be filled out and signed.

It is unlawful for the facility to discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin or disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1900.104 Sat.32,42, U.S.C. 12101 et. seq.