Information for Parents about Oak Ridge TN Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Oak Ridge TN

Generally, before starting in a Oak Ridge child care program, parents must complete all paperwork and submit it prior or on the child's first day. Sometimes a Physicians Report may take longer to obtain, and a grace period (e.g. 30 days) may be provided if extra time is needed to arrange a doctor's appointment. The doctor's report will typically identify completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. For daycare and child care in Oak Ridge TN, if these forms are not completed it may result in your child's enrollment being suspended. It is important that parents keep their information up to date at the local Oak Ridge child care office. If you move, change jobs, or phone numbers, or if your emergency contacts should change phone numbers, please let the preschool office know. Parents should review their authorized pick up lists to ensure that it is current in the event that you send someone to pick up your child from preschools or child care in Oak Ridge TN. Even if you send someone to pick up your child, you will have to call the daycare center even if that person is on your child's emergency pick up list.To get your child off to a great start at a daycare in Oak Ridge TN, talk to your child about daycare and all the great things to look forward to. Tell him or her about the wonderful things they are going to explore. Children often enjoy being able to go to the store for a lunchbox and school bag before school begins. Many Oak Ridge daycare centers will offer opportunities for your child to visit before your child starts. Tell your child the teacher's name and remind her/him that you will be coming to pick them up at the end of the day. Separation is natural and affects different children in different ways. For providers of childcare in Oak Ridge TN, on your child's first two days of daycare, plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. Most Oak Ridge child care centers will allow you to make arrangements so that you can spend time in the classroom with them. When it is time to leave, please give your child a clear goodbye. The teachers will take over and engage your child and start developing a relationship and comforting them. Also many daycares in Oak Ridge TN will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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Oak Ridge Early Head Start 
(865) 482-7633
1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Oak Ridge 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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Christian Outreach Academy 
(865) 481-2519
535 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Many daycare and childcare providers in Oak Ridge provide opportunities for parents to participate in their little one's world by bringing the events of that daily world to the parents through ongoing communication, and through periodic opportunities to volunteer to help or attend a special event at the school. ...
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Heritage Pre-School 
(865) 483-1976
121 Illinois 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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Glenwood Elementary - Leaps Preschool 
(865) 425-9401
125 Audubon Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Oak Ridge 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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Oak Ridge Nursery School 
(865) 483-3036
151 Robertsville 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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Oak Ridge Schools Preschool & Daycare 
(865) 425-9101
304 New York Avenue, 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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United Church Nursery School 
(865) 482-2221
85 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Most Oak Ridge 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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Scarboro Day Care Center 
(865) 483-6871
148 Carver Avenue, 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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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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Brookside Learning Center 
(865) 482-4896
218 Jefferson Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Oak Ridge child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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Angel Academy Child Care 
(865) 483-0500
200 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
For child care in Oak Ridge 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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Sunshine Playschool 
(865) 482-5691
103 Adams Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Childcare programs in Oak Ridge are designed to connect with each child on many levels. The foundation of a child's learning is not only preparation for kindergarten, but also for life. Many strive to balance a school program with age appropriate play, teacher support and environment. ...
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