Information for Parents about Vancouver WA Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Vancouver WA

Generally, before starting in a Vancouver 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 Vancouver WA, 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver WA. 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 Vancouver WA, 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver WA, 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver WA will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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Kids Care 
(360) 892-5142
10401 Ne 4th Plain Road, Vancouver, WA  98662
Parents are welcome to bring cereal or other simple breakfast food for their child/children at many Vancouver child care facilities and preschools; often they will gladly provide milk and a helping hand. ...
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Gingerbread House 
(360) 693-9376
1714 E 29th Street, Vancouver, WA  98663
Many Vancouver child care and daycare centers provide after school age care options. These programs can be very beneficial for assisting children to complete their homework and have great social interaction as well as physical exercise activities. ...
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Circle of Friends Preschool 
(360) 696-9926
805 SE Columbia Ridge Drive, Vancouver, WA  98664
Childcare programs in Vancouver 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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Montavilla Cooperative Preschool 
(503) 256-3411
232 NW 80th Street, Vancouver, WA  98665
Childcare programs in Vancouver 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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In His Hands Preschool 
(360) 693-6054
2700 E 28th Street, Vancouver, WA  98661
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Vancouver 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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Child's Life Learning Preschool 
(360) 571-7386
1305 NW 101st Circle, Vancouver, WA  98685
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Vancouver child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Bright Beginnings Preschool & Daycare 
(360) 882-3496
9019 Ne 86th Street, Vancouver, WA  98662
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Vancouver 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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Red Robin Preschool & Daycare 
(360) 573-3232
10111 Ne 13th Avenue, Vancouver, WA  98686
Before visiting a Vancouver 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 Preschool Learning Center 
(360) 944-9491
10112 Ne 76th Street, Vancouver, WA  98662
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Vancouver child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Noah's Ark Preschool 
(360) 694-3363
4300 Main Street, Vancouver, WA  98663
Many providers of child care in Vancouver 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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Little Lamb's Preschool 
(360) 694-3661
8310 Macarthur Boulevard, Vancouver, WA  98664
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 Vancouver will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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Little Sunbeams Preschool 
(360) 882-4761
14611 Ne 51st Street, Vancouver, WA  98682
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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