Information for Parents about Lafayette LA Child Care

Selecting Local Lafayette Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Lafayette LA encourage you to visit the preschool by scheduling a tour. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time and include items such as: philosophy and learning approach, classroom size, hours and schedules, admissions process, meals provided, parent participation requirements, daycare program information, fees and tuition. If the child care in Lafayette LA already has a 2-page profile with ChildCare Smiles then you will be able to review and print most of this information ahead of time, including preschool photos. This will then enable you to focus on the visual aspects, interactions with the Director and teachers, and general feelings about the daycare when you visit. An important consideration when visiting a Lafayette child care facility is to ensure that your child will be receiving a well-organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, safe and clean environment, and teachers who are experienced and ideally have long tenure. When you visit a Lafayette child care center don't forget to take your child with you and observe how he/she reacts in this new environment. Also, take the time to observe how the other children interact with each other and the teachers. A happy school is a healthy school for daycare children and staff at Lafayette daycare centers. Daycare facilities are noisy, high energy places and a typical day requires a child to be at 100% capacity. When children are not feeling well and struggling to keep up, the school environment can be overwhelming for them. For this reason, centers that provide child care in Lafayette LA will have guidelines for parents to follow in determining if a child is too sick for school. In the event that your child becomes ill, Lafayette childcare centers will require you or your designated emergency contacts to pick up your child within a specified time period e.g. 30 minutes. Although daycare centers in Lafayette LA recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Lafayette daycare centers also recommend that if your child is ill, then please keep them home until they are no longer contagious and are able to actively participate at school, inside and out.
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Acadiana Christian School 
(337) 984-6907
105 Hummingbird Lane, Lafayette, LA  70506
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Lafayette childcare providers, preschools and daycare centers support an open door policy, and invite parents to drop in any time to observe. ...
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Pinocchio Day Care Center 
(337) 233-8451
105 Peter Street, Lafayette, LA  70501
When you contact or visit a child care in Lafayette please keep in mind that the busiest time of the day are early morning, lunch/nap time and end of day. Call ahead to schedule a visit time. ...
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Little Oaks Learning Center 
(337) 988-4910
1805 Eraste Landry Road, Lafayette, LA  70506
A large number of Lafayette child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Creative Learning Pre-school 
(337) 981-9999
201 Perard Street, Lafayette, LA  70503
School age after school programs offer many opportunities for children to connect with others. When looking for child care in Lafayette, parents should consider what sort of support is provided through after school programs at some daycare facilities and preschools. ...
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Gethsemane Lapetite Early Center 
(337) 233-2750
306 11th Street, Lafayette, LA  70501
School age after school programs offer many opportunities for children to connect with others. When looking for child care in Lafayette, parents should consider what sort of support is provided through after school programs at some daycare facilities and preschools. ...
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Cornerstone Christian Academy 
(337) 981-5755
100 Gentry Circle, Lafayette, LA  70508
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Lafayette child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Preschools in Lafayette LA
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