We strive with our students is to help them develop a love of learning and strong skill-set that they will carry with them into their future. Our preschool curriculum for each age group develops areas such as fine and gross motor skills, language, literacy, social development, mathematical and cognitive development.
We aim to help build strong bodies and encourage choices that support a healthy lifestyle.
We encourage students to have a respect for others, themselves and their surroundings.
We strive to build a partnership with families and support them in their primary role as their children’s leaders and teachers.
We hope that each child sees themselves reflected in their classroom and in our preschool environment.
It is also our goal to build relationships within the community to enhance our programs and your child’s learning!
Health & Safety, Policies
Safety & Security
All of our teachers are CPR certified and trained in administering medicine. Our cameras are recorded and kept for 180 days. We do maintain security codes on the doors in our lobbies. You will pick a 4 digit code for the first day of your child’s care and use this to enter the building, though they are used daily these codes are in place for emergency situations. Also we do monthly fire drills, tornado drills and intruder drills. If you have any further questions please contact the office. We are fire monitored and monitored for security 24/7.
While we understand that it is difficult to arrange for care for a sick child there are certain guidelines we MUST follow that are laid out by the state to ensure the wellbeing of all children in our care.
Those policies are as follows:
DAILY HEALTH CHECK: Staff will perform a daily health check on each child upon drop off every morning. The daily check will examine whether or not the child has: Fever or elevated body temperature of 100 degrees, skin rashes or unusual spots.
FEVERS: A temperature of 100° F or higher is reason for exclusion from group care. A child who has been sent home with a fever of 100° F or higher may return to the center after being fever free for 24 hours without any medication.
DIARRHEA: When a child has experienced more than one abnormally loose stool the parent will be called and the child will need to be sent home until the symptoms have subsided or a doctor’s note is provided.
VOMITING: When a child has vomited more than once or one time in combination with another symptom or symptoms the parent will be contacted and the child will be sent home. The child can return when they are symptom free for 24 hours. EXPLANATION – infants can spit up or throw up for many different reasons. With no other symptoms present we would wait to see if an infant threw up a second time before calling the parent to pick up the child.
UNUSUAL SPOTS OR RASHES: If the child displays any of these they must be seen by a physician and diagnosed for them to return to the center.
MOUTH SORES: Mouth sores with drooling are reason for exclusion, unless the child’s pediatrician states the child is non-infectious.
CONJUNCTIVITIS: Pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow discharge, often with matted eyelids after sleep, and including a child with eye pain or redness of the eyelids or skin surrounding the eye is reason for exclusion. A child may return to the center 24 hours after medication has begun.
TEETHING: Teething is not a reason for exclusion. Teething can cause low-grade fever (under 100 F), crankiness, loose bowel movements, small red dots on the chin from saliva and a clear, runny nose. Teething does not cause the exclusionary conditions described above, though.
SYMPTOMS OF CONTAGIOUS CHILDHOOD DISEASE Symptoms of contagious childhood diseases are reason for exclusion. The center however, adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act in the application of its disease policies.
**Parents should notify us if their child has been exposed to Measles, Chicken Pox, Roseola, Conjunctivitis (pink eye), Impetigo, Pediculosis (head lice) RSV, Bronchiolitis, Strep Throat, Ringworm and Coxsackie. Exposure to contagious disease is not reason for exclusion but we will need to be notified immediately if they have come in contact with an infectious disease so that we can be aware of what to look for.
SIGNS OF POSSIBLE SEVERE ILLNESS: Signs of possible severe illness, including unusual lethargy, undefined irritability; persistent discomfort crying or difficult breathing can be reasons for exclusion. Please refer to the attached Missouri State Policies for detailed specifications regarding these matters. The teacher and director will work together to monitor the child and asses if the parent needs to be contacted or the child needs to be sent home.