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Northpark, Valencia
7am-5:30pm; Monday to Friday
Tuition is $220 per week for full time care. Part time is adjusted accordingly.
We are a large family childcare.
We provide two or more, depending on number of children in our care at any given time. All children are fully supervised at all times by a qualified provider.
Yes! We provide enriching pre-school activities!
Gregory Family Childcare is not a babysitting service. We provide quality childcare service as a licensed child care facility.
One of the most important aspects of any home child care day, is structure. We have free play in between the academic activities of course too. Our days are consistently structured without being boring. The children are kept busy with structured activities throughout the day. There is very limited TV, if any. Our typical daily schedule activity throughout the week includes specific periods of academics, organized outside play, art, music, reading, writing, etc. 7:00AM child care opens 7:00 – 8:00AM Arrivals & quiet indoor play activities 8:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast served 9:00 – 9:30AM Clean up, bathroom and prepare for outdoor play 9:30 - 10:30AM Organized and free Outdoor Play 10:30 – 11:30 Art / Music / 11:30am – Noon Lunch Noon to 2:00pm Nap time 2:00pm – 2:30 Snack time 2:30 – 3:30 pm Outdoor Play
Yes, we do help with potty training when the parents and child is ready.
Our curriculum is comprised of a variety of years of educational material. We teach letters, numbers, shapes, simple science, politeness, character development, and age appropriate skills. Children have an opportunity to work on their large and fine motor skills daily. Art projects are fun and displayed proudly. Some children learn how to read and write proficiently before they leave to Kindergarten. This is all done in a relaxed environment since all children develop and mature at different rates.
There is no supply fee but most parents provide snacks and supplies for some special events and projects.
Yes, all food and snacks are provided.
Diapers and pull ups are provided by the parents.
Occasionally, but mostly for past full timers.
Most full-time employees get paid for holidays as well as for vacations. Therefore, I do ask for the following holidays off with pay. Please make other arrangements on these days: New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Washington’s Birthday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day & Friday Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Since we’re licensed by the State of California we provide all safety features as expected for any child care facility. We provide constant supervision and employ teacher assistants as needed, based on the number of children in our care on a given day. Child proof locks on all doors, electrical outlet covers, no open bodies of water, Stairs blocked off, etc. Our child care providers are CPR and First Aid certified.
Yes, one small dog. The dog is friendly, but kept separately and away from the children. On occasion we may have a closely supervised period for the children to pet the dog or watch it play “fetch.”
Licensed by the State of California Nationally Accredited Teacher Grant Award from the Southern California Kindergarten Conference Past President, Vice President, newsletter editor, board and committee chairperson and current member of the non profit Family Day Care Association of Santa Clarita Valley since 1989 10 commendations from the County of Los Angeles for contributions made to community while serving on the association board. Education includes CSUN and COC college courses related to child development and ongoing early childhood conferences, seminars, and monthly trainings. I have taught many workshops to other child care providers on art, music and movement exercises, and storytime and circle time fun.
The menu can be adjusted to accommodate various food allergies. Two of the most common allergies we find with some children include peanut and dairy products. These issues are discussed with the parent or guardian well in advance, and we implement safeguards to insure the child only eats food that fits his or her needs.
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