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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Nancy's Day Care 
(865) 482-4754
732 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Some providers of child care in Oak Ridge require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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First Steps Child Development Center 
(865) 483-6291
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Infant child care in Oak Ridge can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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United Church Nursery School 
(865) 482-2221
85 Kentucky 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
For child care in Oak Ridge on your child's first two days 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. ...
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Christian Outreach Academy 
(865) 481-2519
535 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 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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Glenwood Elementary - Leaps Preschool 
(865) 425-9401
125 Audubon Road, 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
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 Schools Preschool & Daycare 
(865) 425-9101
304 New York Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
School age after school programs offer many opportunities for children to connect with others. When looking for child care in Oak Ridge, parents should consider what sort of support is provided through after school programs at some daycare facilities and preschools. ...
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Rainbow Day Care 
(865) 483-3397
162 South Jefferson Circle, 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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Oak Ridge Nursery School 
(865) 483-3036
151 Robertsville Road, 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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Linden Elementary School Daycare 
(865) 425-5704
700 Robertsville Road, 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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Sunshine Playschool 
(865) 482-5691
103 Adams Road, 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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