Questions?

Q: What are your hours of operation?
We are open 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Q: What age children do you accept?
We accept children 6 wks to 12 yrs age.

Q: Do you offer transportation to local elementary schools?
Yes, we have air conditioned buses with seat belts to transport children to and from area elementary schools. We offer transportation in the morning and in the afternoon.

Q: Can I observe my child?
We have an open door policy. If your child is at our center you are welcome to come to the center unannounced and observe any of our classes.

Q: Do you provide meals and snacks?
Our center is equipped with a commercial kitchen. Our professionals are trained in nutrition, USDA food guidelines and proper nutrition for young children. We provide hot, nutritious meals and healthy snacks.

Q:Do children go outside every day?
Our Playgrounds are considered an extension of the classroom. In addition to running, jumping and climbing, teachers plan nature walks, picnics and other learning opportunities. Weather permitting, children play outside every day!

Q:What security measures are taken when releasing children?
Our Quality Assurance requires we have a written procedure. With a parent or guardian’s permission only, a child may be released to an alternate caregiver who presents two forms of identification (one must be a picture ID).

Q: Is your staff trained?

We hire the best professionals in child care.  Whenever possible we have recruited teachers who have taught gifted and talented classes. We have spent many hours providing our teachers with additional training in our specially designed curriculum. Our teachers are not only equipped to enhance your child’s development but they truly care about all children. Our teachers work hard to provide a safe, loving and educationally-stimulating environment.

 Q: Tell us more about your curriculum and how it relates to the child’s development?
Within the last decade, scientists have made exciting breakthroughs in understanding how the human brain develops and works. Some of the research findings are particularly relevant to parents and teachers of young children:

The brain actually builds itself. Each sensory experience:  what a child sees, hears, touches, tastes, and smells creates connections (synapses) between brain cells. Repeated experiences solidify these connections and promote understanding.

The early years are critical for brain development. By age 10, the brain has formed most of the connections it will use throughout life. Nurturing, supportive, and consistent relationships early in life wires the brain for learning and loving.

The brain is most receptive to learning language during the first 10 years of life. The child’s vocabulary increases as the child hears more language.

Learning comes through all the senses, and language develops in the context of meaningful interactions with adults and other children. The more senses involved, the more solid the learning.

Movement is critical to brain activity. When the hands are active, the brain is more engaged. Therefore, “hands-on” learning, building with blocks, drawing and painting, fitting puzzles together, exploring materials, acting out an experience actually activates the brain.

Music enhances brain development, especially spatial orientation and the ability to think mathematically. A good time to encourage music experiences is during the preschool years.

Research has also shown that early childhood education is failing students around the world, not in its ability to deliver crucial instruction to children but in its ability to deliver learning when they are needed most, and delivering through all the senses.

If you have any other questions give us a call and we will be happy to talk.

OUR SPECIAL PROMISE TO YOUR CHILD


This is our promise to you.
› We Promise - To provide a safe and secure environment.
› We Promise - That we will care for you like no one else other than your parents.
› We Promise - We will be warm, friendly, and loving towards you.
› We Promise - To hug you and make you feel loved.
› We Promise - To praise you sincerely.
› We Promise - To celebrate every little victory of yours.
› We Promise - To talk to you a lot about all the exciting things in our world
› We Promise - To always put a little magic in your life.
› We Promise - To adore and treasure that first smile and those priceless first steps. We are privileged to be a part of them.
› We Promise - To give you a head start in life and prepare you well for school and beyond..
American Heritage Academy & Child Care Learning Center.