Information for Parents about Vancouver WA Child Care

Selecting Local Vancouver Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Vancouver WA 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 Vancouver WA 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver WA 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, Vancouver 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 Vancouver WA recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Vancouver 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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Montavilla Cooperative Preschool 
(503) 256-3411
232 NW 80th Street, Vancouver, WA  98665
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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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
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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Noah's Ark Preschool 
(360) 694-3363
4300 Main Street, Vancouver, WA  98663
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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Little Lamb's Preschool 
(360) 694-3661
8310 Macarthur Boulevard, Vancouver, WA  98664
Infant child care in Vancouver 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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Bright Beginnings Preschool & Daycare 
(360) 882-3496
9019 Ne 86th Street, Vancouver, WA  98662
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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Circle of Friends Preschool 
(360) 696-9926
805 SE Columbia Ridge Drive, Vancouver, WA  98664
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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Little Sunbeams Preschool 
(360) 882-4761
14611 Ne 51st Street, Vancouver, WA  98682
For low income families looking for child care in Vancouver 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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Child's Life Learning Preschool 
(360) 571-7386
1305 NW 101st Circle, Vancouver, WA  98685
Childcare centers in Vancouver often provide a combined curriculum of developmental, play based, and teacher led learning approaches. They are primarily theme based, with an emphasis on play based learning and building a fun and meaningful curriculum around it. ...
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Gingerbread House 
(360) 693-9376
1714 E 29th Street, Vancouver, WA  98663
For child care in Vancouver 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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In His Hands Preschool 
(360) 693-6054
2700 E 28th Street, Vancouver, WA  98661
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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Kids Care 
(360) 892-5142
10401 Ne 4th Plain Road, Vancouver, WA  98662
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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