AGES SERVED

The ages of the children I serve are 1 to 5.  I am occasionally available for after school or no school days to care for older children. Arrangements must be made in advance. Please keep in mind I do not provide transportation to and from school and my home.

 

DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION

Lisa’s Wiggle Worms is open Monday - Friday. Childcare is never offered on weekends, evenings, or holidays. Childcare hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Rates are  based on the hours you contract for, not the hours that I am open.

If you at times require an earlier drop-off, you must call in advance to authorize this.

 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Lisa’s Wiggle Worms is proud to offer a preschool and toddler program. These programs target children ages 1 to 5 yrs. Activities include circle time, calendar time, weather chart, group activities and discussion and 1-2 crafts per day. We also incorporate morning and afternoon outside play when weather allows. Children under school age do not play outdoors when it is below 30 degrees. There are many learning stations in our childcare. There is a housekeeping area, blocks, puzzles and books, dress up items and much more!

 

OUR DAILY SCHEDULE

6:30-7:30a.m. .......Arrival times, free (quiet) play

7:30-8:30a.m. ......Breakfast
8:30-9:30a.m. ......Writing/ discovery areas

9:30-9:45a.m. ...... Snack

9:45-11:00a.m..... .(Circle time) calendar, weather, songs,daily topic, preschool activity

11:00-11:30a.m.... Get ready for lunch
11:30-12:00pm..... Lunch
12:00-2:00pm.. .......Rest time

2:00-2:30pm ............wake up/writing work sheets

2:30pm............ snack
3:00-5:00pm .............outside play, free play,

This schedule is just an example of our day, and is followed as closely as possible. Also if you will not have your child here for a scheduled meal, please let me know so I can plan accordingly. Thank you!

 

HOLIDAYS

Lisa’s Wiggle Worms is closed all major holidays. The following are observed holidays:

*New Years Day

*Memorial Day
*July 4th, 5th

*Labor Day

*Thanksgiving Day

*Day after Thanksgiving

*Christmas Eve

*Christmas Day

*Veterans Day

*Presidents Day

*MLK

*Spring Break

*1 week in August

Please arrange for back-up care if needed. These are paid holidays/Closures and your fee will not reduce during daycare closure. Depending on the day of the week that certain holidays fall, I may also close the day before or the day after.

 

CHILDCARE RATES

Please call for rates.

 

MEALTIMES

Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. AM Snack 9:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30p.m. Snack 2:30p.m

These times are approximate.

All meals are nutritious and are served according to federal nutrition guidelines.

 We practice manners at our childcare.

We use thank you, please, you're welcome and many more! All children join us at the lunch table, learn proper seating and table manners.

 

SAFETY

I pride myself in having a warm, loving and safe environment in which your child can explore, learn and experience many different things. Some features that help insure your child’s safety are:

 

Inside

*Adequate Ventilation through out the home. *There are no guns or firearms on premises. *Gates are used on stairways
*Fire extinguishers are maintained properly. *Toys are age appropriate and in safe manner. *Electrical outlets are covered.

*Pens, pencils and office supplies are out of reach. *Knives and scissors are kept out of reach. *Cleaners and chemicals are out of reach. .
* Medications are out of reach.

*A well-stocked first aid kit is kept near and expiration dates observed. *Provider is CPR and First Aid certified.

 

OUTSIDE

*Safe grassy area’s to play.
*Playground free of splinters and harmful objects. *Safety approved play equipment and toys. *Entire back yard is fenced
*Children do not play outside unsupervised.

 

ILLNESS AND SICK CARE

The health and well being of all of the children here are of utmost importance to me..

There are a number of immunizations required by law before your child may attend childcare. Upon application for enrollment you will be asked to bring your child’s immunization record
Children with minor illness may attend childcare at the provider’s discretion. It is important to realize that if a child is unable to participate in the normal routine or needs more care than I can provide without neglecting the others in my care, that child must stay home.

 

REST TIME

 We have rest time each afternoon between the hours of 12:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. Children are not required to fall asleep, but are required to rest on a mat. 

Quiet activities are provided for those that wake early from rest time. Cots/mats are supplied for the children, as well as travel cribs for those that still require them.

 

TOILET LEARNING

I am always willing to assist a child with toilet learning. However, you child must be ready and you must be ready as well. Training takes both daycare and home participation. Toilet learning must first begin at home, once your child has shown enough readiness and willingness, we will begin the training at daycare as well.

 

OUTSIDE PLAY

When weather permits, we will play outside every chance we get. Please send appropriate clothing. Please send your child in play clothes. We have lots of fun outdoors and don’t want to worry about grass stains in our new clothes.

 

OPEN DOOR POLICY

At Lisa’s Wiggle Worms you can always be assured that the door is open to you. Please feel free to drop in and check on your child, however keep in mind a child just adjusting to a new surrounding will want to leave with you when you pop in for a visit. These early drop-ins should be made when it is appropriate for you to take the child with you, or made when you can visit unnoticed as to not interrupt your child’s day. A child going through separation anxiety will most definitely react by a parent coming into the daycare and not taking them with when they depart.

You are also invited to call and check on your child during the day. Please keep in mind there may be times when it is not convenient for me to run to the phone. If the phone goes unanswered, please do not become alarmed, simply leave me a voice mail message and I do have a visual monitor on the phone which allows me quick notification of a message waiting. I will then return your call as quickly as possible. You may also communicate any information to me via email. There may be those times when something comes to you at work that you don’t want to forget to relay to me. If you have email, please feel free to email me  and I will generally reply during rest time.

 

GOALS

The primary goal of my  program is to provide a loving, safe, stimulating environment for your child while you are at work. It is important that we work together as partners and that we feel comfortable discussing your child’s needs. I look forward to a long and rewarding friendship with your child and family. Thank you for your interest in finding the best possible care for your child!