Vail Resorts has announced that its North American resorts and retail stores will be closed for the 2019-20 winter ski season amidst the continued challenges associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).



We book up fast! Reservations strongly recommended.

  • Open from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday
  • Open from 8:00-4:30 PM Weekends and Holidays
  • Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
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Times To Remeber

Morning and Full-Day Registration

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Weekends and Holiday Periods)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Midweek)
  • 12:00 p.m. (Morning Session Ends)

Afternoon Registration

  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Daily)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Half-day afternoon and Full-day sessions end.)
  • 4:30 p.m. (Penguin Playground closes for the day.) Late fees apply for picking up your
    children after the center closes.


Infant & Toddler Advanced Window
Full Day $ 122.00 $ 136.00
Half Day $ 95.00 $ 105.00
Preschool Advanced Window
Full Day $ 111.00 $ 124.00
Half Day $ 83.00 $ 92.00
Kids Night Out Advanced Window
6mos-3yr $ 70.00 $ 80.00
3yr-6yr $ 65.00 $ 75.00
7yr-13yr $ 60.00 $ 70.00

Adult to Child Ratios

Okemo takes the care of your children seriously. Our adult/child ratios comply with state regulations and our centers staff accordingly:

  • 6 months to 23 months - 1:4
  • 24 months to 35 months - 1:5
  • 3-4 years  - 1:10

With advanced notification, arrangements can be made for children requiring smaller group care (physical, learning or developmental special needs). Please contact the Day Care Director to discuss your child's specific needs well in advance of your stay.

Helpful Reminders

  • Minimum age is 6 months.
  • Label all belongings prior to arrival.
  • Label and supply food, formula bottles (for infants), sippy cups, special toys or blankets.
  • The Penguin Playground Day Care is a peanut-free environment. Many chocolate products also contain peanut oil or are processed on machinery that processes nuts. Peanut and chocolate products are not permitted in the Day Care.
  • Please supply a sufficient number of disposable diapers/pull-ups and wipes for all children not toilet trained. Please label wipes containers.
  • Bring a change of clothes (accidents do happen!) and appropriate outdoor wear.
  • Shoes must be worn inside the Center. Slippers and sandals are NOT permitted.
  • Please remember to pick up your child promptly at the end of his/her session (12:00 pm morning session; 1:00 pm Sunday Solution; 4:30 pm afternoon and full day sessions; 9:30 pm Kids' Night Out). A charge of $20 per child may be assessed for late pick-ups.
  • In order to maintain the integrity of the program, please plan to arrive during check-in times. Please call if you will be arriving late.
  • You may need to spend some time while your child adjusts. Always let your child know you are leaving and reassure them that you will return.
  • Parents (with proper identification) are welcome to visit at any time.

What To Bring:

  • All outdoor gear including hats, mittens, boots, and snow pants.
  • They need to bring diapers, wipes, and formula/breast milk if applicable.

Reservation Info

  • Advanced reservations are required. Call 802-228-1600 for more information.
  • A completed Registration and Information form is required at check-in on the first day of your child’s visit. Please allow sufficient time to complete all necessary paperwork. (This paperwork will be made available to you prior to your arrival so that you may fill it out in advance and bring it with you.)
  • You will be issued a security tag at check-in. Individuals picking up children must present the security tag or have two forms of identification (one must be a photo) and their name must be listed on the Registration and Information form.
  • Nannies/babysitters/au pairs are not permitted to stay in the Day Care, but may pick up your child with authorization and proper identification.
  • Child care professionals will not administer medication. If your child requires medication during his/her stay, it will be your responsibility to administer it.
  • If your child will not be arriving by 10 a.m., please inform the center.

Additional Notes for Parents

  • Parents with proper ID will always have access to the Day Care Center.
  • As a fully-licensed day care center by the State of Vermont, we are required to report any suspicion of child abuse, whether it be physical, emotional or sexual.
  • Should you desire any additional information, or have any concerns about the welfare of your child, please speak directly with our Day Care Director or one of her staff.
  • Please notify Day Care staff regarding any special needs, including food allergies or dislikes, and any physical or medical considerations. This information should be detailed on the forms required at registration.
  • We endeavor to keep all the children in our care safe and healthy. No child will be admitted to Penguin Playground, or be permitted to remain in the Day Care, who is too ill to be in day care.
  • Please read our Illness Policy. 

Cancellation Policy

All reservations are refundable with 48 hours advanced notice.