Welcome! Play is the important work for the preschooler at the Children’s Center. Playing dress up or housekeeping allows your child to develop empathy, while building with blocks or measuring and pouring rice at the sensory table gives him hands-on experiences in math. We help our youngest preschoolers master basic self-help skills, and we plan activities to help develop number and color concepts, along with language and social skills. Your child will learn to work independently and as part of a group. Outdoor play is provided daily, weather permitting, on our spacious playground. Field trips taken throughout the year support the learning that takes place in the classroom. We believe in fostering positive self-esteem, independence, problem solving and decision making. Our goal is to provide experiences that entice your child to want to learn more.

Communication with you is a top priority. We encourage you to call or visit any time. We provide a weekly newsletter that lets you know what books we will read, what games we will play, what trips we will take, so you don’t miss a thing.

We have a full kitchen at the center, and we serve breakfast, lunch and two snacks daily, all at no additional cost. We participate in the USDA food program, and follow their nutritional guidelines.

When you’re running late for an appointment at the end of the day or just running late, a quick call to the center allows us to support you. We can have your child ready to help you get on your way quickly.

Our ratio is one caregiver to between seven and nine preschoolers, better than state standards, with additional staff available as needed. All of our caregivers have an early childhood education background, and are required to complete 25 hours of staff development each year. They are certified in CPR, first aid and water safety. When hired, caregivers undergo background checks that include fingerprinting. And many of our staff have worked at the center for more than a decade, so you can feel confident your child is in good hands.

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