Frequently Asked Questions
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What are your hours of operation?
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a. m. to 8:00 p. m.
Saturday: 7:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.
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Are you licensed and accredited?
We are licensed by DCF (Department of Children and Families). Our center is Accredited by APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) and we are a member of FACCM (Florida Association for Child Care Management). We are the recipient of the Gold Seal Quality Care Program from the Florida Department of Children and Families. [/acc] [acc title=”What children’s ages do you accept?“]
What children’s ages do you accept?
We accept children beginning with ages six weeks through twelve years. [/acc] [acc title=” Do you provide meals and snacks?“]
Do you provide meals and snacks?
We participate in USDA Food Program. We serve nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Everything we serve has a “Child Nutrition label”. This label certifies that the food has the proper amount of vitamins and minerals to help your child grow up healthy.
We also teach the children how to eat healthy. We only serve 100% juices and all our menus are approved by the Florida Department of Health Food Program. [/acc] [acc title=” Is your staff trained and checked?“]
Is your staff trained and checked?
We are a drug free workplace. All our employees are fingerprinted
and background checked with the FBI and the Orlando Police Department. All employees must submit to a physical, drug and alcohol test before being hired and are randomly checked by the Florida Drug Screening.
All of our Management and lead teachers have been awarded a CDA Credential (Child Development Associate). All our employees have First Aid and CPR training.
All our staff is required to take minimum amount of hours in early childhood classes. They are trained in Curriculum, Child Development, Age appropriate practices, Positive Discipline, Nutrition, Inclusion, Child Abuse and many more subjects.
All the staff is encouraged to further their education through either a CDA program or to acquire their associated degree in early education.[/acc]
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What is your discipline philosophy?
Our discipline practices are according to Dr Becky Bailey’s philosophy, which is called Conscious Discipline practices, the 7 basic skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management, which is based on teaching through Love and understanding of human behavior and brain development. The goal is teaching children self control by conflict solving techniques through communication skills.
We do not use “time out” instead we have established a “Safe Place” in each classroom that children use when they are in distress. The teacher’s approach is not of punishment but of self control and keeping the classroom safe. Teachers develop a “School Family” that gives the children a sense of unity, acceptance and safety. [/acc] [acc title=”Do you offer outdoor time?“]
Do you offer outdoor time?
We offer outdoor play in the morning and in the afternoon. We have 3 big playgrounds that have climbing, swinging and riding equipment. Our playgrounds are shaded by our hug oak trees. We play sports. Even our older infants enjoy outside play either in the playground or by a wagon ride. [/acc]
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