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Established July 2001
Registered with Iowa Dept of Human Services:
Category B [Renewal=May 2019]

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Hours-- 6:00AM to 6:00PM, Mon-Fri; flexible
Accepts: 6 weeks through 10 years.
[unable to transport to/from (pre)school]
Registered home daycare located in Cedar Rapids, IA (NE side of town)
Enrollment for full-time or part-time (at least 3 days)
Out-of-pocket as well as Promise Jobs, Block Grant/CCA, & Protective Care accepted
Childnet certified since September 2002
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Quality Rating System [QRS] level 4
thru 9/2019
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Paces to Quality provider
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CACFP (meals) participant
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~ Infant/Child CPR and First Aid certified
~ Mandatory Child Abuse Training
~ Child Care Essentials Health & Safety Training
~I offer both child-led [individual/play-based] and provider-led [group-time] activities; .
~I rotate between using the curriculums from Adaycare.com, Creative Curriculum, and Learning Box Preschool.

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Full-time  |   Part-time

Full Time: Child care contracted on a FIXED (days/times remain the same) or FLEXIBLE hours time slot for between 20 - 45 hours per week PER CHILD. Up to 10 hours/day is covered in the weekly rate.


***Additional Hours -- $ 4.00 per hour PER CHILD for any time over 10 hrs/day.

Part Time: Child care contracted on a FIXED hours/days time slot AND attending 4 - 20 hours a week PER CHILD. There is a minimum of 4 hrs required.

[clients attending on a Flexible hours/days contract may pay more]

MAXIMUM HOURS ALLOWED = 20.00 hrs/week.


***Additional Hours -- If hours exceed the maximum, the client will be expected to pay the full-time rate.

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My schedule is mix of child-led free-play or individual time and AND provider-led group time. If the children wish to do something for an additional 15 mins (such as sing some more or read some more), I will work that in to the day. During most of the day, children will choose the Centers in which to play. Primarily, they work on their social skills while also being engaged in learning activities (colors, numbers, alphabet, shapes etc).

What follows is a VERY loose schedule-- it is only a blueprint-- what actually occurs may be quite different.

6:00 a.m. ~~ Begin Availability ~~
6:00 - 7:30 a.m. Early arrivals rest/quiet time
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Time & Clean-up
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Exploring Centers/Small Group Time
[children play in Centers; either in small groups or on their own]
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Large Group Circle Time
This time may include some weather, songs, and teacher-led readings. We rotate between art, math and literacy activities every day.
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Morning Snack Time & Clean-up
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Exploration (weather permitting)

[when not outside; there is more Art & Craft Time / Math & Science Activity Time]
11:30 a.m. - Noon Exploring Centers/Small Group Time/Movie Time
[children play in Centers; either in small groups or on their own]
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Clean-up
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Quiet/Story Time
1:00 - 3:10 p.m. Nap/Quiet time
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Snack Time & Clean-up
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Exploring Centers/Small Group Time
[children play in Centers; either in small groups or on their own]
6:00 p.m. ~~ End Availability ~~

** If no child care children are in attendance nor scheduled to be in attendance, the time is my personal time.

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Oakland Rd NE, (near Coe College & I-380), Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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