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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Valparaiso Christian Academy 
(219) 548-5799
1506 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, IN  46383
Many providers of child care in Valparaiso 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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Garden Of Knowledge Pre-school 
(219) 477-6704
216 W 100 Street, Valparaiso, IN  46385
Infant child care in Valparaiso 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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Wee Care Child Development Center 
(219) 462-1214
1750 Thornapple Circle, Valparaiso, IN  46385
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Valparaiso child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Little Sprouts Child Care Center 
(219) 476-7579
10 Kenworthy Street, Valparaiso, IN  46385
Valparaiso 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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Noah's Ark Developmental Child Care Center 
(219) 464-4504
2205 Campbell Street, Valparaiso, IN  46385
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Valparaiso 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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Humpty Dumpty Nursery School 
(219) 462-0739
1907 Berkley Drive, Valparaiso, IN  46383
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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Montessori School 
(219) 462-1932
505 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, IN  46383
Some providers of child care in Valparaiso 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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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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