Information for Parents about Oak Ridge TN Child Care

Selecting Local Oak Ridge Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Oak Ridge TN 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 Oak Ridge TN 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 Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge TN 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, Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge TN recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Oak Ridge 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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United Church Nursery School 
(865) 482-2221
85 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
For low income families looking for child care in Oak Ridge there are government sponsored or subsidized programs available at some preschools and daycare facilities. You can check directly with the center or go to your State Government resources to find local providers. ...
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First Steps Child Development Center 
(865) 483-6291
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Most Oak Ridge 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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Montessori Center Of Oak Ridge 
(865) 482-5036
728 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
When you contact or visit a child care in Oak Ridge 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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Scarboro Day Care Center 
(865) 483-6871
148 Carver Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Childcare centers in Oak Ridge often provide a combined curriculum of developmental, play based, and teacher led learning approaches. They are primarily theme based, with an emphasis on play based learning and building a fun and meaningful curriculum around it. ...
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Nancy's Day Care 
(865) 482-4754
732 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
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 Oak Ridge will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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Sunshine Playschool 
(865) 482-5691
103 Adams Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
There are many safety and security features to protect your children at Oak Ridge 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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Glenwood Elementary - Leaps Preschool 
(865) 425-9401
125 Audubon Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Childcare centers in Oak Ridge often provide a combined curriculum of developmental, play based, and teacher led learning approaches. They are primarily theme based, with an emphasis on play based learning and building a fun and meaningful curriculum around it. ...
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Heritage Pre-School 
(865) 483-1976
121 Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Before visiting a Oak Ridge 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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Angel Academy Child Care 
(865) 483-0500
200 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
When considering child care in Oak Ridge, 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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Oak Ridge Nursery School 
(865) 483-3036
151 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
For child care in Oak Ridge parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Brookside Learning Center 
(865) 482-4896
218 Jefferson Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
When you contact or visit a child care in Oak Ridge 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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Rainbow Day Care 
(865) 483-3397
162 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Oak Ridge child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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