A Child's Garden Learning Center is a privately owned program. Our mission is to see to the needs of our community and provide dependable and affordable care for our families. We are not just a daycare. We take pride in our strong educators that provide hands-on experiences where children not only learn through play but also through nationally recognized research-based preschool curriculum that fosters a joy for learning through sensory-based experiences. Our Curriculum supports children's social-emotional, physical and cognitive development that prepare them with a great foundation for their upcoming educational years.
We take the safety of your children to the next level. All doors are secure to the outside and classrooms. Parents have codes and staff use cards. There are cameras in every classroom and outside, as well as the lobby and the library. We have phones in every class with an intercom system. We have someone at the front desk that monitors the door and the cameras. We also have a 575 square foot storm room with a restroom for those scary Oklahoma bad weather days.
The CACFP provides reimbursement for well-balanced, nutritious meals served to individuals enrolled. All participating facilities must serve meals that meet the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) minimum meal pattern requirements as well as standards for safety, sanitation, and food quality. Each meal has a component and quantity requirement. Breakfast must contain a fruit or vegetable, grains/breads, or grains/breads alternative, and fluid milk; lunch/supper must contain a meat or meat alternative, two or more vegetables and/or fruits, grains/breads or grains/breads alternative, and fluid milk; supplements must contain two of the four lunch components.
We have a 625 Square foot Library filled with books, puzzles, games, flannel board stories and audio books. Several tables and chairs, and a small sectional just the right size for the two year olds! Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
We have a store in the library that is ran by the after school program. This affords money needed to buy books and other things needed and used in the library. They work with others to run the store. Working as part of a team will help your child hone many social skills, such as patience, empathy, communication, respect for others, compromise and tolerance. It also helps them develop confidence in themselves and trust in other people. It also teachers the children responsibility. They learn time management skills, customer service skills, how to count money, how to do inventory, how to order, how to stock. They learn the value of a dollar and the importance of hard work.