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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In His Hands Preschool 
(360) 693-6054
2700 E 28th Street, Vancouver, WA  98661
When seeking child care in Vancouver 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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Montavilla Cooperative Preschool 
(503) 256-3411
232 NW 80th Street, Vancouver, WA  98665
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Vancouver 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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Noah's Ark Preschool Learning Center 
(360) 944-9491
10112 Ne 76th Street, Vancouver, WA  98662
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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Child's Life Learning Preschool 
(360) 571-7386
1305 NW 101st Circle, Vancouver, WA  98685
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
Vancouver 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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Little Sunbeams Preschool 
(360) 882-4761
14611 Ne 51st Street, Vancouver, WA  98682
There are many safety and security features to protect your children at Vancouver child care centers and preschools. Some of these include sign in/out sheets, automatic locking doors with key code access, security cameras and background checks for staff. ...
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Kids Care 
(360) 892-5142
10401 Ne 4th Plain Road, Vancouver, WA  98662
Most Vancouver 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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Red Robin Preschool & Daycare 
(360) 573-3232
10111 Ne 13th Avenue, Vancouver, WA  98686
School age after school programs offer many opportunities for children to connect with others. When looking for child care in Vancouver, parents should consider what sort of support is provided through after school programs at some daycare facilities and preschools. ...
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Gingerbread House 
(360) 693-9376
1714 E 29th Street, Vancouver, WA  98663
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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Noah's Ark Preschool 
(360) 694-3363
4300 Main Street, Vancouver, WA  98663
Vancouver child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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Little Lamb's Preschool 
(360) 694-3661
8310 Macarthur Boulevard, Vancouver, WA  98664
Some centers offer potty training, however an extra fee may be involved. For local Vancouver 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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Bright Beginnings Preschool & Daycare 
(360) 882-3496
9019 Ne 86th Street, Vancouver, WA  98662
When considering child care in Vancouver, the child to adult ratio is an important measure because it potentially impacts the level of individual attention your child will receive. Lower child to adult ratios are preferable. ...
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