Below is a list of some questions that are frequently asked when looking into a daycare. If your question is not answered in the website or below please feel free to contact us for more information!
Are you a licensed facility?
Yes. We are licensed and inspected regularly through the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. We also hold a Silver Circle of Quality awarded by the ExceleRate program for meeting standards above and beyond the DCFS required guidelines.
Are any of the meals provided?
Breakfast is served until 8 am. There is a morning snack, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack. All meal planning follows the USDA guidelines, providing nutritious foods in each of the food groups. The menu is posted each week.
How are naps handled?
In the infant rooms naps are based on each child’s needs. In all of our other rooms two hours are generally devoted to resting. Pillow, blanket, and other comforting items may be brought in from home. Lights are turned down and soothing music is played. Sleep is important for rejuvenating and processing the morning’s activities.
How much time do children spend outside?
Weather permitting, the children spend an average of two hours a day outside. Getting lots of fresh air and being closer to nature is crucial for a child’s development. Our playground is built to encourage a large array of gross motor skills. The outdoor area is also divided to give infants and toddlers room to roam safely.
How will I get feedback on my child’s day?
The infant and toddler rooms send home a daily report about meals, naps, and diaper changes. In the older classrooms the staff is always on hand to give a brief summary of each child’s day. All of our classrooms use the class dojo app to communicate happenings in the classroom with our families. We are also always available for informal conferences to address concerns or answer questions.
What are the staff qualifications?
Each member of our staff is continuously working to keep up with the latest trends in early childhood education through yearly training at workshops, conferences, and seminars. They are also kept up to date on CPR, first aid, and emergency training. In each class one or more of the teachers holds either a CDA or a degree in Early Childhood Education.
What is the building’s capacity?
We are licensed for 138 children.