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
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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Willowbrook Elem. School Daycare 
(865) 425-3204
298 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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Heritage Pre-School 
(865) 483-1976
121 Illinois 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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Emory Valley Center 
(865) 482-4081
715 Emory Valley Road, 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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Scarboro Day Care Center 
(865) 483-6871
148 Carver Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
When seeking child care in Oak Ridge you should ensure that the provider is licensed and will provide the license number. Preschools are licensed for a specific capacity. ...
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Sunshine Playschool 
(865) 482-5691
103 Adams 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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Linden Elementary School Daycare 
(865) 425-5704
700 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Oak Ridge childcare providers, preschools and daycare centers support an open door policy, and invite parents to drop in any time to observe. ...
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Oak Ridge Schools Preschool & Daycare 
(865) 425-9101
304 New York Avenue, 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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United Church Nursery School 
(865) 482-2221
85 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  37830
If your child is enrolling in a Oak Ridge childcare center, along with required medical records and registration and material fees, parents submit completed information and permission forms provided in an enrollment package. ...
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Brookside Learning Center 
(865) 482-4896
218 Jefferson 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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St. Mary's School Daycare 
(865) 483-9700
315 Vermont Avenue, 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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Woodland Elem. School Daycare 
(865) 425-9504
168 Manhattan Avenue, 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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