The Baby Play Place Preschool utilizes the Creative Curriculum for Family Childcare. Additionally, we incorporate themes and study units that help children make connections across all developmental domains, learn new concepts, and vocabulary, and practice other early learning skills. Family engagement is an important part of our program. Each month you will be provided with a schedule of our monthly themes and activities as well as a summary of our current study unit. You will be able to view pictures of your child participating in daily activities throughout the day. We post pictures and videos to our Procare app throughout the day. You will also
receive an email at the end of the day. All children are assessed according to their age level throughout the year. We use the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment tool and ASQ-3 Developmental Screening Tool. Quarterly parent conferences will be held so you are aware of your child’s development.
All knives, sharp utensils, tools, medicines and cleaning products are out of the reach of young children. All accessible outlets not in use are covered. We practice fire and disaster drills. We have a written plan for fire escape, and shelter in place drills are practiced monthly. All children also know where to go in case of an emergency. We have a complete first aid kit, first aid and CPR training, and a fire extinguisher on hand. Our On-site Provider is a Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. We have done all we can to provide a safe environment for children.
If you are a receiving a childcare voucher, and your child does not attend, the program may claim up to 80 days of childcare absences. Please note that if your child is absent for more than two weeks consecutively, your spot in the program will be terminated. We have a long waitlist and any child not in attendance must not need care and therefore the spot will be given to someone who does.
Occasionally the program must be
closed due to an on-site emergency. We apologize for any inconveniences this my cause. We strive to provide the best service possible and appreciate your understanding as we keep the program safe and healthy for your children.
Vacations are so fun! We love and understand when families need time to spend together. However, tuition fees are still due whether your child is in care or not. Please give at least one month notice of any vacations that your child will be taking, so we may notify the Team and the Department of Health in case of an emergency.
Our childcare will schedule up to two weeks of vacation per year during which time the program may be closed. At least four weeks notice will be given to parents. During daycare closings for vacations tuition is still due. Additionally the program may close for up to five days for Professional Development Training. All families will be notified in advance of any program closures.
Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are served daily. All children may participate in the food program. However, if you would like your child to eat breakfast, they must arrive no later than 9:00 am. It will be you the parent’s responsibility to feed your child/children at home, if you cannot arrive on time. Lunch is served at 12:00 pm. If for any reason your child/children will be dropped off later during the day, it is your responsibility to feed them. We are enrolled in our states Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) so all of our meals and snacks meet USDA Standards.
Please inform us of any food allergies your child may have during the enrollment process.