Information for Parents about Oak Ridge TN Child Care

Parent Considerations for Daycare and Child Care in Oak Ridge

Child care Tips for Parents: Medication can be administered to your child at Oak Ridge child care centers however there are strict guidelines that parents must follow. Prescription medication must be in the original container with an unaltered label and have your child's name clearly identified on the label. A Medical Release Form will typically need to be completed that provides details of all medications, dosage and times to be given. Preschools and providers of child care in Oak Ridge TN will only administer "Over the Counter" medication with a doctor's note. Medications must be given directly to the preschool or daycare personnel, and do not leave medication in your child's lunch box or classroom. You should also check with your Oak Ridge child care provider to determine the hours during which they will be able to administer medications. For example some providers of daycare and child care in Oak Ridge TN do not administer during the hours when children are taking naps. Quality providers of child care in Oak Ridge TN will have written emergency procedures that are practiced periodically (usually monthly). In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. For Oak Ridge child care centers, teachers discuss emergency preparedness with children on a regular basis. For example they will discuss fire drills, what they will hear, and what they are expected to do. Daycare emergency drills may be carried out on both an informed and surprise basis to ensure that everyone is adequately prepared. Providers of child care in Oak Ridge TN may require that parents provide an emergency kit for their children. Usually these kits will are due on your child's first day of daycare, and will need to be updated yearly. Each Oak Ridge daycare will have different requirements for the contents of the emergency kit. Examples of the contents include: bottled water, granola bars (not chocolate), Kleenex, an index card with your child's contact information and emergency contacts.
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Scarboro Day Care Center 
(865) 483-6871
148 Carver Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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Angel Academy Child Care 
(865) 483-0500
200 Lafayette Drive, 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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First Steps Child Development Center 
(865) 483-6291
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 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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Nancy's Day Care 
(865) 482-4754
732 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Many Oak Ridge child care and daycare centers provide after school age care options. These programs can be very beneficial for assisting children to complete their homework and have great social interaction as well as physical exercise activities. ...
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Brookside Learning Center 
(865) 482-4896
218 Jefferson 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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Oak Ridge Nursery School 
(865) 483-3036
151 Robertsville 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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Rainbow Day Care 
(865) 483-3397
162 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Some centers offer potty training, however an extra fee may be involved. For local Oak Ridge child care centers, parents should ask about potty training requirements and whether children who are not potty-trained will be accommodated. ...
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Woodland Elem. School Daycare 
(865) 425-9504
168 Manhattan Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Oak Ridge have an open door policy and invite parents to stop by any time. There are usually a number of opportunities for parents either to attend special events, or volunteer to help by donating time, talent and/or a snack or dish to ongoing school events. ...
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Oak Ridge Schools Preschool & Daycare 
(865) 425-9101
304 New York Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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St. Mary's School Daycare 
(865) 483-9700
315 Vermont Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Many providers of child care in Oak Ridge offer flexible before and after school care options for busy parents. Local preschools and daycare centers will have their own guidelines for drop-off and pickup. ...
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Montessori Center Of Oak Ridge 
(865) 482-5036
728 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
A large number of Oak Ridge 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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Emory Valley Center 
(865) 482-4081
715 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Many providers of child care in Oak Ridge offer flexible before and after school care options for busy parents. Local preschools and daycare centers will have their own guidelines for drop-off and pickup. ...
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