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What is your teaching philosophy?+ -We believe children learn through play. We believe in nurturing your child’s development in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills. We respect your child’s individual differences. Learn more.
When are you open?+ -Classes are available for drop off/pick up between 7 AM-6 PM Monday through Friday. For infants, you may drop off at 7:30 AM or after.Child’s Day is open year around. We close for federal holidays, end-of-year holidays, and teacher in-service days. See our calendar.
How many children are enrolled and how old are they?+ -Child's Day comprises over 130 families, with infants (starting at two months old) through children up to five years old.
May my child attend part-time?+ -We do not offer a part-time program. Experience has taught us that children who attend full time take comfort from the consistency of daily routines, acquire skills more effectively and don't feel left out of activities they miss. However, there is no daily attendance requirement, so parents may choose to pick up early on a regular or occasional basis. Tuition is the same, regardless of attendance.
What are your child to staff ratios and group sizes?+ -We maintain the following child/teacher ratios:Infants - 3:1Toddlers and two year-olds – 4:1Three year-olds – 5:1Four and five year-olds – 7:1
What qualifications do your teachers have?+ -Each class is directed by a Lead Teacher who has had formal training in Early Child Development or Child Development and brings significant classroom experience. Associate and Assistant Teachers, who are supervised by Lead Teachers, also have formal Early Childhood training and often hold a BA, AA, or CDA (Child Development Associate credential).
Do you offer any special instruction or activities?+ -Child’s Day’s optional enrichment activities are offered by specially trained staff for an additional fee. Learn more.
Are you affiliated with a church or other religious community?+ -We offer an unbiased curriculum and an inclusive community where all families are celebrated and welcome. We aren’t affiliated with a church or religious community.
Do you have parent/teacher conferences?+ -You will have three scheduled parent conferences per year with your child’s Lead Teacher to discuss developmental progress. Child's Day believes in a strong partnership between parents and teachers to ensure a consistent approach. Parents or teachers may request additional conferences any time. In addition, your child’s Lead Teacher will visit with you in your home at the start of each school year.
Are there opportunities for parents to volunteer?+ -Parents are encouraged to participate in the Child’s Day Parent Advisory Committee which promotes communication and fellowship among parents, teachers, and staff. In addition, there are volunteer opportunities round the year. Learn more.
What are classrooms like?+ -Child’s Day classrooms are spacious and well equipped. Large windows provide abundant natural light and a delightful view of the native flora and fauna in our park-like setting. Classrooms include learning/activity centers such as Home Living, Book Corner, Art, Science/Pets, Manipulatives/Blocks, Music/Listening Center, etc. Weekly themes mean that activities, supplies, and room decoration change regularly, presenting children with new opportunities for exploration.
What’s the playground like?+ -Our campus offers 6,000 square feet of shaded, wooded, play space. The main playground features a variety of levels, surfaces, and play choices. Mature trees provide shade during the hot Texas summers when children enjoy Splash Days with garden hoses and the "cool-mist" system on our safety surface area. In addition, our separate toddler playground provides a safe place designed specifically for young children to play.
How do you discipline children?+ -Child's Day has a philosophy of positive guidance, which depends on mutual respect and an understanding of a child’s needs and developmental level. Positive guidance utilizes redirection, verbalization of misunderstandings, consistency, acceptance of feelings, firmness, and fairness. Children are encouraged to express their feelings verbally and discuss and resolve conflicts rather than "act out" their feelings.
What meals and snacks do you provide?+ -Child's Day furnishes healthy, nutritional snacks morning and afternoon for toddlers and older children. We avoid food items with added sugar and/or salt. Fresh fruits and vegetables are used whenever possible. View a sample Snack Menu.Parents provide their own child’s lunch, which is refrigerated and may be heated by our staff before serving. Parents of infants supply all food products.
What is your policy for sick children?+ -The main reasons for excluding children from the Center are:
Children may not attend if they have a temperature of 100 F or higher, a recognizable contagious illness, an undiagnosed rash, vomiting, or uncontrolled diarrhea. Children may return 24 hours after symptoms disappear. View the Illness Exclusion Policy.
- the illness prevents the child from participating in routine activities;
- the illness requires more care than the staff can provide without compromising the needs of the other children in the group;
- the child's presence poses an increased risk to other children or adults with whom the child may come in contact.
When do children change classes?+ -Children start a new program year at Child’s Day in late August when they move up to new classes of same-age children where they typically remain for a year.
Can my child start mid-year?+ -While most children join us in the fall, openings may occur throughout the year. Siblings of currently enrolled children receive priority. Join our wait list to be in line for the next spot. Wait times vary depending on your child’s age. Learn more about enrolling your child.
Does enrollment continue from year to year?+ -Once registered, children are guaranteed their spot at Child’s Day until they start kindergarten. Terms of withdrawal are described in the Enrollment Agreement. Placement is not retained for children who withdraw for the summer (or other periods). Learn more about enrolling your child.
How much does Child’s Day cost?+ -Visit the Enrollment page to download our Tuition Sheet.