REACHING FOR THE STARS child care - Laugh Often, Dream Big, Reach for the Stars
Frequently Asked Questions

Is part time care available?
We currently do not offer part time care.

Is there a 2 week deposit required?
No, we do not require a 2 week deposit.  We do require a registration fee of $100 per child due with registration paperwork.

How many children are in your program?
Typically we have 8-10 children under school-age and 1-4 school age children that are siblings to the younger children in our care.

What are the ages of the children in your program?
Due to the nature of our business the ages of the children in our care can vary year to year.  Typically we have 2 infants, 2 toddlers, 2 three year olds, 2 four year olds and 2 five year olds.  We reserve our school age spots for the siblings of preschool children in our care.

Is a holding fee required?
Yes, but only to hold an available opening that is not being utilized.

Are meals included?
Yes, we serve breakfast at 8am, lunch around 12:30pm, and snack around 4pm.

Are there always 2 adults on site?
We run our program according to state regulations and always maintain the required adult/child ratio.  On days with a light attendance, we may have have one adult on site. It is on these days that we go on field trips or make doctor/dentist/personal appointments so that we do not need to close our program to meet our family needs.

Do you provide preschool and what is the curriculum?
Yes, we do preschool during the school year.  We follow the District 196 school calendar.  Our preschool program is a combination of Early Childhood Indicators of Progress, Mother Goose Time and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments. 

Are the children allowed to watch TV?
No, the TV is not on during daycare hours.  We do use educational videos & seasonal movies.  This amounts to an average of less than 30 minutes per day.

Do all children go on field trips?
Generally we do not bring infants under the age of 6 months on field trips. Field trips are planned according to specific age groups.  Children are not required to go on field trips and participation is at your discretion.

Are diapers supplied?
No, we do not supply diapers or wipes.

Do you allow the use cloth diapers?
No, at this time we do not manage cloth diapers.

How do you potty train?
We have a potty training policy that we share with you when your child shows signs of being ready.

How are your Christian values reflected in the program?
We begin our meals with prayer, we read and discuss bible stories with our preschool curriculum, we discuss the blessings we are thankful for during Thanksgiving and we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas.  Our hearts desire is to provide a safe, loving, accepting environment for the children in our care to be the person God created them to be.

Do you have any pets?
Yes we have 2 lap dogs and a cat.  The pets interact very little with the children on a daily basis.

How do I find out more about your program?
You can contact us through the website and let us know what your needs are and we will answer any additional questions you may have.