Information for Parents about Meridian MS Child Care

Selecting Local Meridian Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Meridian MS 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 Meridian MS 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 Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Meridian MS 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, Meridian 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 Meridian MS recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Meridian 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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Barbara Henson's Nursery School 
(601) 485-4401
2727 State Boulevard, Meridian, MS  39307
Most Meridian child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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Northcrest Baptist Church Daycare & Preschool 
(601) 482-3498
3412 North Hills Street, Meridian, MS  39305
When considering child care in Meridian, the child to adult ratio is an important measure because it potentially impacts the level of individual attention your child will receive. Lower child to adult ratios are preferable. ...
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Children's Corner Day Care 
(601) 485-2430
200 5th Avenue S, Meridian, MS  39301
Meridian child care providers often incorporate a daily learning approach and development plans that are carefully crafted to provide a safe environment for children to develop and learn through creative play, age appropriate lesson materials and teacher support and guidance. ...
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Highland Baptist Child Development Center 
(601) 482-6184
3400 27th Street, Meridian, MS  39305
Before visiting a Meridian child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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We Care Learning Center 
(601) 482-0018
3810 8th Street, Meridian, MS  39307
Most Meridian child care centers provide hands-on, developmentally appropriate programs that foster a child's development in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language. This is particularly important to encourage children to become active learners. ...
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Calvary Christian School 
(601) 483-2305
3917 7th Street, Meridian, MS  39307
There are many safety and security features to protect your children at Meridian child care centers and preschools. Some of these include sign in/out sheets, automatic locking doors with key code access, security cameras and background checks for staff. ...
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St Patrick School Preschool 
(601) 482-6044
2700 Davis Street, Meridian, MS  39301
Most Meridian child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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East End Head Start 
(601) 482-4665
2124 11th Avenue, Meridian, MS  39301
Summer camps are often a great way for kids to spend their summer breaks. Many local preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Meridian will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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A Small World Day Care 
(601) 482-0784
5920 Old Highway 80 West, Meridian, MS  39307
For child care in Meridian it is important to ensure that your child will be receiving an organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, clean and safe environment, and teachers who are experienced. ...
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The Kid's Place - Child Care Center 
(601) 693-3571
1612 35th Avenue, Meridian, MS  39301
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Meridian including finding daycare centers or preschools that are close to work, school or home. Be sure to ask about parking at the center. ...
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