Exceptional Quality Reduced Cost Childcare
Child care will be provided in a small group format with a low child-to-adult ratio in a home-like setting with consistent child care provider personnel. Each child care suite will include children from the same family along with several other families.
Children from the same family sharing the same providers are more congruent with a family setting. In this more controlled setting child care providers are able to develop close relationships with parents, which fosters the role model paradigm. A home-like child care setting allows for spaces to relax and play that are similar to a home, which we believe is more comfortable and less stressful for children, especially for evening and overnight care.
The Key to Success
Parents will be encouraged to participate in family activities and educational opportunities offered by Family First Academy. Incentives to earn supplemental income in the form of earned vouchers will be provided to families who engage in our programs. Parents will be encouraged to spend time in their child's care setting. This gives providers opportunities to develop personal relationships with participants, allows parents to invest in their child’s welfare and allows child care providers opportunities to demonstrate explicit instruction in areas of precise need through comprehensive targeted coaching.
Meals and Snacks
Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks with limited preservatives, added fat and sugar will be provided. Low nutrient dense foods with preservatives and added fats and sugar impair physical and brain development in young children. Controlling the diet of participants ensures that their nutritional needs are being met while in our child care.
DISTRACTION FREE ZONES
No Place For Mobile Devices
Research suggests that too much time in front of a screen, such as a tablet or mobile phone, stunts children's language, social and intellectual development. Personal electronic devices will be eliminated from kid zones so that children can focus on their job, which is to learn through play, interact with knowledgeable adults and have fun! As adults, we can be distracted by our electronic devices too. When adults enter their child's care space, phones will be parked in a distraction free zone, so that caregivers and parents can give their complete attention to the children.