Our program is accredited by the prestigious NAEYC organization (National Association for the Education of Young Children). This accreditation is earned by fewer than 8 % of childcare centers nationally. NAEYC accreditation is one way to be assured that your child is in a quality, safe, environment. In addition, we are a Step Up To Quality center. We offer teacher: child ratios much lower than non-accredited programs, teachers with a degree in early childhood education, age appropriate curriculum, and quality equipment and supplies. We believe that each child learns at his/her own pace and our developmentally appropriate curriculum is planned to meet the unique learning style and needs of each child. We pride ourselves with supporting the family and providing a smooth transition between family life and our childcare center, including excellent communication on a daily basis regarding your child’s experiences while in our center.
We offer full day Head Start classrooms!
Teacher/Staff Qualifications: Teachers have a degree in Early Childhood Education or related field/certification. All teachers and assistant teachers are required to meet requirements for continuing education and training in child development per Head Start, NAEYC accreditation and Step Up to Quality Standards.
Curriculum & Assessments
Teachers follow the Creative Curriculum and provide a balance of activities that includes literacy (increased vocabulary, phonological awareness, knowledge of print, letters and words and comprehension; mathematics (number concepts, patterns, measurement); science (earth and environment; social studies (people and how they live) the arts (music, theater, dramatic play); and technology (awareness of basic operations and concepts). Our activities address the content areas identified in the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards. We learn through play. Some examples: letter puzzles, letter match games, rhyming books, exploring the weather, mixing colors, dancing with ribbons and streamers, using musical instruments, puppet play, use of walkie talkies and computer time.
We use the “Ages and Stages”, and Teaching Strategies Gold assessments for the preschool age group. These assessments will give you information about how your child is developing compared to a typical child that age. We realize that all children develop and grow at different rates so the individuality of your child is always accounted for. In addition to these assessments, preschoolers are required to undergo several assessments including hearing, vision, height, weight and lead screening.
We have safety policies that are strictly enforced. You will authorize in writing who is allowed to pick up your child and we will never release your child to anyone that you have not authorized in writing. Upon enrollment, you will receive a security code to sign your child in and out of the program. Your child’s teachers are trained in CPR and First Aid in addition to a wide variety of child development trainings.
Swim lessons are included weekly during the school year, at no extra charge to you. We feel that it is very important for children to learn this skill, which lasts a lifetime, and we are fortunate to have a heated, indoor pool on site. Field trips are included for children age 4 and older. A permission form will be necessary prior to your child participating in special activities.
Your child’s teachers will be working on the skills needed for a successful transition to our Pre-K program which is our feeder program for kindergarten. You will be given information at your child’s conferences regarding your child’s progress in all areas. You may request a conference at any time to discuss your child.
As your child grows… We offer a full range of childcare services beginning with infant care and following your child through toddler years, preschool years and school age years. Each transition is done slowly and with care for your child’s comfort and adjustment to the next classroom. Your input will be included in the transition plan for your child.
Rate sheet: F283_Rates_Summer_2016.pdf