Frequently Asked Questions
- What is your center’s Path’s to Quality Level?
We acquired the highest rating, Level 4, in November 2019 along with National Accreditation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC.)
- What programs do you offer?
We serve children 6 weeks to 13 years old. We have a Early Childhood Education floor that works with infants and toddlers on successfully meeting developmental milestones and growth. Our second floor has our Preschool/Pre-k program focusing on kindergarten readiness and social emotional regulation. We offer Before/After Care and School Break Care for our School Age friends.
- What Schools do you service for the School Age Before/After Care?
We serve Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School #15, IPS #54, IPS#74, and Paramount Brookside.
- What are your hours?
We are open Monday-Friday 7am-5:30pm. We close for major holidays and 2 professional development days per year.
- Do you have part-time hours?
We do not offer a part time tuition rate however parents can send their child as they wish at the sliding scale weekly rate.
- How much is tuition?
We have an income based sliding scale that allows for most families to receive a discount on tuition cost. We also accept CCDF and On My Way Pre-K
- Do you charge late fees or any other fees that parents should be aware of?
We do not charge fees in regards to pickups, registration, late payment, or admission deposit.
- What curriculum/s do you use?
Our teachers use Creative Curriculum-Teaching Strategies Gold for lesson planning and individualization. https://teachingstrategies.com/
We use Conscious Discipline for our social emotional curriculum. This curriculum focuses on self-regulation and handling hard emotions. https://consciousdiscipline.com/
- What are your classroom ratios?
*we typically do not enroll more than 6 infants in one room to allow for more individualized care and attention.
- What is the education level of your staff?
The majority of our staff have National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or are in the process of acquiring it. Some staff have Associates Degrees or Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education.
- Are meals and snacks provided?
Yes, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided to all children enrolled. We participate in the Child & Adult Care Food Program through the USDA. All meals follow USDA guidelines for healthy meals. Students are provided milk with meals and snacks. Families are asked to complete food program enrollment forms at the time of enrollment.
- Can I bring my child’s food?
If families prefer to bring their child’s meals, they will need to complete a meal modification form. In instances where we would need to make a meal modification for a medical issue we would need a note from a doctor’s statement.
- How do you communicate with parents?
There are several ways we communicate with parents. We communicate daily activities such as meals, diaper changes, bottles, and observations via LifeCubby. Any instance where a child is sick or injured would be communicated through a phone call or text, based on family preference. Center updates and special events are sent out via email, Facebook, and Flyer.
- Do you have a waiting list?
Yes, we have an online waiting list. We ask all families to register via this waiting list as it makes it easier to import information for enrollment. If you have specific questions regarding waiting list for a certain age group, please call the center at 317-637-0841.
- What does learning look like at East Tenth?
We believe in play based learning. Children are provided opportunity throughout the day to engage and explore new ideas, materials, and concepts. Learning centers are set up to encourage play and exploration via math, science, writing, reading, dramatic play, sensory play, art, and music. More specific learning happens in the form of circle time and small groups. Children in similar phases of development and skill are grouped together to work on milestones and kindergarten readiness objectives. Observations are recorded in Teaching Strategies to track progress and new learning goals.