Goals and Objectives
The program is staffed to meet the developmental needs of the children. Child-staff ratios and group sizes are maintained based on Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers established by the state of Texas.
- Is certified in First Aid and CPR.
- Participates in fifteen (15) hours of training each year
- Follow positive guidance for all children
- Understand the appropriate social expectations of children at various age level
- Encourage a child’s independence
- Acknowledge children’s feelings
- Will protect the individual rights of children
- Work to set appropriate limits for the children
- Communicate in a positive manner.
Parents are kept well informed about the program, their child’s day, and are encouraged to visit and participate any way possible.
- Daily reports are sent home to give parents an idea of how the child’s day went.
- Parent conferences are held at the request of parents or the director to discuss any concerns.
- Children are treated with respect, warmth, individuality and given positive support.
- A safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate environment is provided for the children.
- Our programs follows the guidelines on safety and health as handed down by the state of Texas
- The rooms are arranged to facilitate large groups, small groups, and places for individual play.
- A sufficient amount of materials and equipment are provided in each room and are specific to the developmental needs of the different ages. Materials are accessible for independent use by all children.
- The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten rooms provide space for block building, dramatic play, creative art, music, discovery, and reading.
- The outdoor play area is used as an extension of the classroom and includes a variety of activities and equipment for the children.
- The curriculum is based on age appropriateness and reflects the philosophy that children learn by active participation with concrete objects in their environment.
- Children’s faith in God is strengthened through Bible stories and role playing. They also learn to serve God and other people by example.
- Stories and crafts are planned according to age
- Daily schedules offer a variety of activities within large & small groups.
- Children are allowed to be independent and make choices within the environment.
The program’s relationship with parents is of paramount importance. We recognize that parents are the first and most important teachers a child has. Active parental involvement in the extended care program is continually encouraged. Parents are welcome at any time and we encourage them to come have lunch with their child as often as they can. Parents will be kept informed about their child’s day via a written note or by the caregiver upon pickup. Look for these in your child’s backpack.