Teachers & Classrooms

Our Educators – High Standards Make the Difference

Teacher reading to kids

When it comes to teachers, our standards are as high as yours. At Childtime, child care and education are provided by highly trained, dedicated professionals.

To ensure staff quality, we developed a customized assessment to select highly competent teachers and care staff. This validated pre-hiring assessment uniquely identifies high-quality candidates. To our knowledge, no competitors use such a tool.

We check references and conduct thorough background checks based on state and/or local licensing requirements. This includes fingerprinting and appropriate criminal background checks, as well as verification of educational credentials. Candidates who will transport children undergo a thorough driving history check and annual checks.

We do this to protect the most valuable part of our school: your child. That’s also why all teachers study the Reggio Emilia philosophy to create a nurturing educational environment. Learning experiences are based on the unique needs and interests of children in their class. And a low student-to-teacher ratio means more individual attention.

Our Classrooms – Places for Exploration and Discovery

Every child is an explorer, so our classroom environments allow them to feel safe and free to explore and discover. In our home-like surroundings, children learn with engaging materials, while using their bodies, senses, and emerging problem-solving skills.

Clean Spaces

Cleanliness is vital, so we take significant precautions to prevent the spread of germs.

  • In the infant areas, all teachers and staff wear booties to limit outside germs.
  • All spaces that children come in contact with are regularly disinfected.
  • All the children’s toys are disinfected on a regular basis.

Safety & Security – Our Top Priority

Providing a safe, secure environment is our No. 1 priority. It’s as simple as that. We make every effort to keep your child safe, happy, and healthy.

Every location has procedures and standards that are strictly enforced, including:

  • Secure lobby and classrooms. Every entrance is equipped with an electronic lock. All parents must know the PIN number, while all visitors are greeted at the door to sign in and be assisted.
  • Visitor precautions. Photo ID is required from all unfamiliar visitors. A visitor listed as authorized to pick up a child must still show photo ID if they are not familiar to the school director and/or assistant director.
  • Equipment safety. Some of our many precautions include child-sized tables that are “non-tippable” and regular monitoring to ensure equipment is in good working order.

Nutrition – Healthy Choices for Growing Kids

Menus include a variety of foods which meet daily nutritional needs and satisfy licensing requirements. When substitutions are necessary, we’ll maintain the nutritional content of the overall menu and post updates so you know what’s been served.

Meals are served family style and may include your child assisting in areas such as:

  • Table setting
  • Food serving
  • Cleaning up

View the sample weekly menu that offers examples of the healthy options we offer for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

We encourage children to sample new foods and taste what’s being served; however, we cannot require children to eat or punish them if they choose not to eat all foods served. Please speak with your school director if you have specific concerns because of:

  • Religious reasons
  • Special dietary needs
  • Allergies or other considerations

Childtime. Nurturing in every way.