Information for Parents about Valparaiso IN Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Valparaiso IN

Generally, before starting in a Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso IN, 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso IN. 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 Valparaiso IN, 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso IN, 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso IN will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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Head Start Geminus 
(219) 763-2666
310 W Us Highway 6 # C, 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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Garden Of Knowledge Pre-school 
(219) 477-6704
216 W 100 Street, 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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Wee Care Child Development Center 
(219) 462-1214
1750 Thornapple Circle, Valparaiso, IN  46385
For low income families looking for child care in Valparaiso 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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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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Little Sprouts Child Care Center 
(219) 476-7579
10 Kenworthy Street, Valparaiso, IN  46385
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 Valparaiso will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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Noah's Ark Developmental Child Care Center 
(219) 464-4504
2205 Campbell 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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Montessori School 
(219) 462-1932
505 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, IN  46383
Some centers offer potty training, however an extra fee may be involved. For local Valparaiso 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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Valparaiso Christian Academy 
(219) 548-5799
1506 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, IN  46383
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 Valparaiso will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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