The Care-a-lot advantage could be the devotion and enthusiasm of the staff….or the seriousness given to cleanliness, health and safety….the attention paid to your child’s development…the amount of fun enjoyed by all… or maybe it’s a strong mix of all of these with a healthy dose of loving care and respect added for good measure. In the end, it all comes down to putting a smile on your child’s face by providing a safe and secure environment where your child and you feel at home.
Safe and Sound
You’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and secure environment that features:
Trained staff who administer medications and conduct daily health and safety assessments
A high staff-to-child ratio, permitting attentive care for all children, especially infants
Caregivers who are carefully selected through a hiring process that includes thorough interviews, background checks, and a medical exam
Restricted door access
An automated security and fire monitoring system
Observation windows in each classroom
Daily cleaning of toys and areas where children play, eat and sleep
Built for Children
Care-a-lot Child Care operates its programs in made-for-children facilities. This unique space provides:
Fenced outdoor playgrounds with plentiful space and play equipment
Spacious classrooms with child-sized bathrooms accessible to each classroom
Specially designed diapering areas for infants and toddlers
Abundant natural light from classroom windows
Food for Thought, Growth & Health
Good nutrition relates directly to your child’s growth, health, learning ability, and general well-being. At Care-a-lot, we help your child to grow, and assist you in promoting healthy eating habits by:
Providing well-balanced, nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch, and snacks
Allowing children to participate in cooking projects, learn about foods, and assist with family-style serving at mealtime
Posting our monthly menus, which follow USDA guidelines and are approved by a nutritionist
Taking extra precautions in the kitchen and in the classroom if your child has a food allergy. Our menu is peanut free!
Care-a-lot is committed to meeting the needs of families we serve by offering:
Tuition pricing which includes no maximum number of attendance hours per day
Flexibility in enrolling your child part-time with a consistent, regular schedule,
e.g., Mon.,Thurs., Fri. or Tues., Wed., etc.
A vacation discount available when you are away
Care-a-lot promotes a team approach between parents and caregivers, while providing many opportunities for formal and informal communication, including:
Freedom to make “peace of mind” phone calls anytime during the day to check on your child
Accessible and responsive administrative and support staff
Personalized “Care Notes” about your child’s day
Regular parent/teacher conferences to discuss your child’s progress
Professionals Who Care
We select knowledgeable and educated professionals who are warm, enthusiastic, approachable, and caring. Some of our staff have been with Care-a-lot for over 20 years! We support them by providing:
Ongoing training in early childhood methods and developmental learning
Career growth opportunities
A fun place to work!
As a parent, you’re recognized and respected as an expert on your own child and as a center advisor. We encourage you to become an active participant in center activities such as:
Joining the Parent Advisory Group (PAG) to become more involved in center events and activities
Spending time in the classroom, reading a story, sharing your special talents, or joining your child for a lunch or field trip
Attending parent education programs and family social events!