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  • What ages of children will you accept?
    Our program will provide early care and education services for children birth-five. We suggest registering in advance of your preferred start date or request placement on the waiting list.
  • What are your hours?
    Regular Program is open year-round Monday – Friday from 8:30-3:00 Regular Morning Arrival 8:00-8:30 Regular Afternoon Departure 3:00-3:30 Morning Child Care 7:00-8:00 Afternoon Child Care 3:30-5:00
  • How much is tuition?
    Tuition is established per classroom: Infant / Toddler / Preschool Our program adjusts tuition for two or more children enrolled per family.
  • How long is the waiting list?
    We suggest registering in advance of the preferred start date or request placement on the waiting list, especially for infant care.
  • Do you provide tours of the center?
    Scheduled in-person tours will be provided. Tours are provided during the mandated orientation process. See our website for a virtual tour.
  • Do you provide snacks and lunch?
    We will provide healthy snacks each day. Morning snack is considered a component of morning child care and served before 8:00. Afternoon snack is provided to all children at the end of their rest and quiet times and always before 3:30. Lunches will be family-provided following nutritional guidelines. This reflects a strong movement in early care and education to support healthy eating by honoring family cultures, respecting child’s preferences and sensory sensitivities. Do you have a “picky eater” or one who has strong opinions and a love/hate relationship with food? Partnering and packing is another step in meeting the individual needs of each family.
  • Do you provide part-time or drop-in care?
    Our program operates with daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Payments will be required in advance of services. To be considered for drop-in status, families need to follow and complete the required registration and enrollment procedures. We encourage frequent attendance through regular programming for optimal learning opportunities.
  • What do you offer that makes you different from other child care centers in our area?
    o We are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education o We provide Early Care and Education services governed by the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center (SCOESC) o Yoga and mindfulness experiences are available during play and small group times o We practice “Serve-and-Return” interactions in our infant and toddler classrooms to develop language skills while nurturing trusted relationships with teachers o We implement the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Development Standards to promote learning through music & movement; writing; creative expression; new vocabulary common to science & math concepts; and cooperative games with preschoolers with guests and “experts” participating o We frequently offer family take-home kits keeping school-to-home connections ongoing through sharing and caring with literacy-based themes o An awareness of environmental well-being is present in our preschool program driven by ideas and interests of the families o Quiet bins are prepared exclusively for toddlers and preschoolers seeking alone time yet still capturing their imaginations with loose parts play or seasonal items o We value and engage in “open-air & open-sky” outdoor learning with teacher-planned and free-choice play o We’ve chosen licensed and credentialed teaching staff to individualize learning experiences including learners with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) o Our staff participates in weekly lesson planning and professional development in their areas of interest. Our professional resource library includes support in these and other topics: · Open ended questions vs yes/no questions · Stages of representation – drawing and writing sequence of development · Block play possibilities · Math is everywhere – Science is everywhere: how to incorporate them in daily routines · Process art vs product art · What is developmentally appropriate yoga and mindfulness? · Book reading and storytelling tips · Outdoor play is more than you think: Planning for outside learning · Small group advantages · Creating quiet/rest time individual activities · Sensory bin creations and promoting peaceful & restorative rest times · Creating great conversations during snacks and meals · Different styles of greetings and goodbyes to meet individual needs · New songs, finger-plays, and chants · Become knowledgeable about childhood risk factors, delays, and disabilities · What does a speech language pathologist do? Why would a child need occupational therapy? · Unique ways to include young children in the use of technology · Planning appropriate celebrations that respect diverse cultures and families
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