ABOUT OUR CHILDCARE
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Bluebook Schools has had the privilege to serve the children and families in the Dayton area for over 38 years. We hope to continue providing childcare for many years to come, and look forward to serving you and your child!
Q: Whom do we employ?
A: We employ only the best-qualified, and professional childcare staff members. All staff receive extensive continuing education and in service training on current issues in early childhood education.
Q: How is Bluebook Schools a safe, healthy, and fun environment?
A: At Bluebook Schools, you and your child will feel safe. The children are supervised at all times. Our staff is always aware of who, where and when someone is on the premises. Staff is responsible for their children in their care. Center policies and procedures are established and posted in each classroom to ensure the safety of the children. At our center, the children activity areas, including restrooms, are cleaned and disinfected daily. Equipment, toys and cots are sanitized every Friday and when needed. Staff and children are required to wash their hands upon entering the center, after toileting and at each meal to ensure a healthy environment. We know that children are curious and eager to explore everything around them. Our center provides sufficient and suitable play materials to offer ample opportunity for learning and growth and a wide variety of experiences. We believe that well-balanced play materials stimulate the imagination and the physical, emotional, social and communication development of a child.
Q: What is a typical daily routine?
A: Listed below is an example of our daily routine;
|6:30 A.M. -8:00 A.M.||Greet arrivals and select activity|
|7:30 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.||Clean up time and breakfast|
|8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.||Break up into groups|
|9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.||Structured learning activities in classes|
|10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.||Morning snack|
|10:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.||Resume structured learning activities|
|12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.||Lunch|
|12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M||Quiet activity or outdoor play|
|1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.||Naps|
|3:00 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.||Afternoon snack|
|3:15 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.||Supervised free choice activities and fee play. Children prepare to go home.|
Q: How is Bluebook involved in the community?
A: Throughout the year, the center participates in numerous activities to benefit our children and their community. By their participation in these efforts, children learn to think about others and enhance their self-esteem while making a positive difference in their world. We recognize the diverse needs in our community and become actively involved in those agencies.
Q: What is the center’s disciplinary policy?
A: We are dedicated to helping the children entrusted to our care by develop self-discipline and personal responsibility through the use of positive discipline, redirection and reinforcement. Simple and realistic standards of behavior will be established according to the age and understanding of your child and the classroom.
Q: Is there scheduled tour times or can I drop by anytime?
A: Although we do not have scheduled tour times, we ask that you give us a phone call before arriving so that we can assure that a staff member will be able to show you around the center.
Q: Is my child permitted to bring personal items?
A: Children are encouraged to bring a personal possession for reassurance, such as a blanket or favorite toy. We also encourage, you to let your child adjust slowly to the new setting by visiting with your child several times before his/her first day or leaving him/her for short period of times before he/she stays a full day. If you have any additional questions and or comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Look forward to hearing from you!