A daycare or childcare center is designed to provide safe care for your child, while a preschool is intended to stimulate learning, creativity, and essential skill development to prepare your child for the classroom experience.
Age is also a factor in the classification. Kayo is structured like a daycare for our toddlers and one’s, working on social skills and cognitive skills.Our 2 year old class is a hybrid of daycare and preschool and our 3 and 4 year old classes are designed like a preschool with our focus on kindergarten readiness. The foundation we create for our preschoolers has allowed us to score the highest for the kindergarten readiness.
You first need to understand your goals for your child’s education. You should then visit several preschools to view the interactions and meet with staff in person. Look for a school that has been in business for a while to ensure both its stability and educational experience. You should also ask to speak with parents of current students.
Most children begin preschool at the age of two, but ultimately, the best answer is based on your child’s readiness, which an educator you trust or we can help to determine.
Kayo Schools has earned NAYEC accreditation (National Association for the Education of Young Children) certification. The safety license includes Fire Safety, Building stability and Sanity Certificates. The combination of these certifications reflects our commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for your child. In many cases, our own standards exceed those required for certification!
Our goal is to provide a loving, happy place for young children to learn and grow as we bridge the gap from home to school; our staff supports a positive self-image in each child while building social skills in a scholastic setting.
Our children-to- teacher ratio averages 4-to- 1 for infants and up for older ages. That figure can vary slightly from day to day (for every center if they tell you otherwise please take caution), depending on those children who are absent. We have a ratio of 10-to- 1 for toddlers and 15-to- 1 for kindergartens.
We take education seriously, so we employ only experienced educators. Our teachers have an average of 2 years of classroom teaching experience.
No. For the safety and comfort of your child, we group children according to their age. In this way, we can guarantee age-appropriate activities and play.
“YES!” Our school is a community that embraces the whole family. We host events throughout the year, including picnics and performances in our auditorium, to encourage families to be involved in their child’s experience. And, if you’d like to get an inside look at your child at play or in the classroom, you can view the video monitor in our office.
We provide age-appropriate activities, both indoors and outdoors, to stimulate the minds of infants and toddlers, and to promote motor and social skill development.
We introduce the fundamentals of Arithmetic, Art, Reading, Music, and Science, as well as enrichment programs for Dance, Yoga and Sports.
All of our facilities (including toys) are cleaned at least once a day. The infant room is cleaned twice a day.
In order to keep our children and their families, and our staff, as healthy as possible, we require that any child with a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or contagious disease be kept at home.
We have spacious, well-equipped play area, both indoor and outdoor, so that children are only exposed to age-appropriate activities and equipment. Each play area is protected with security.
The parents of infants receive a daily log that documents feedings, naps, and other important notes. Parents of other toddlers get regular updates from teachers regarding their child’s progress, and we invite parents to speak with our staff at any time. In addition, we will arrange parents meeting every term to share the progress made by the child and eventually any kind of support that I required.
We have a video monitor in every classroom so that we see all activities, and parents can view their children from our office without interrupting the classroom. While some facilities provide online access to video monitoring, we strictly prohibit this practice because it is not secure. Some states have recognized the potential threat from hackers and predators, and enacted legislation to prevent online video monitoring.
In order to protect your child, we require that you provide the names of any individual who has permission to pick up your child. We require advance notice from you when someone other than a family member will be picking up your child and will check identification. If we have any questions or concerns, we ask that you are available via cell phone to provide confirmation.
Your child’s safety and your peace of mind are of the utmost concern at. Our entire facility is fenced in and the outside entrance is monitored throughout the day. All visitors must register in our office, and we also maintain video monitoring in every classroom and playarea.
Yes! In fact, we maintain a kitchen and a full-time cook so that we can prepare and serve nutritious, home-cooked meals and snacks for children. Our weekly menus are prepared by our day care teachers and checked before we serve the children.
Yes. This is a standard practice for the infants in our care, but we also extend the courtesy to any parent who requests such notes. We understand that you need to be part of your child’s experience, even when you can’t physically be there. Our goal is to involve you as much as possible in the day-to- day development.
We do not post our rates but are happy to email you. Please contact us and let us know the program you are interested in.
We are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.