Information for Parents about Valparaiso IN Child Care

Selecting Local Valparaiso Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Valparaiso IN 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 Valparaiso IN 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso IN 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, Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso IN recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Valparaiso 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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Little Sprouts Child Care Center 
(219) 476-7579
10 Kenworthy Street, Valparaiso, IN  46385
For child care in Valparaiso 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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Humpty Dumpty Nursery School 
(219) 462-0739
1907 Berkley Drive, Valparaiso, IN  46383
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Valparaiso including finding daycare centers or preschools that are close to work, school or home. Be sure to ask about parking at the center. ...
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Garden Of Knowledge Pre-school 
(219) 477-6704
216 W 100 Street, Valparaiso, IN  46385
If your child is enrolling in a Valparaiso 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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Wee Care Child Development Center 
(219) 462-1214
1750 Thornapple Circle, Valparaiso, IN  46385
When seeking child care in Valparaiso 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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Valparaiso Christian Academy 
(219) 548-5799
1506 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, IN  46383
Before visiting a Valparaiso 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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Noah's Ark Developmental Child Care Center 
(219) 464-4504
2205 Campbell Street, Valparaiso, IN  46385
Childcare programs in Valparaiso 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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Head Start Geminus 
(219) 763-2666
310 W Us Highway 6 # C, Valparaiso, IN  46385
For child care in Valparaiso 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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Montessori School 
(219) 462-1932
505 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, IN  46383
Most Valparaiso 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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