SDCH’s Child Care Center
We are a childcare for the employees at SDCH and are also open to the community. We serve children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. All our teachers maintain a current CPR certificate, first aid, and food handlers permits. All employees are also required to have a minimum of 20 hours of training each year.
We are committed to the care, health, safety and education of young children in a nurturing atmosphere. Our program focuses on the main goals of school readiness which are to instill a love of learning and to promote social skills. Our program also aims to assist children in developing to their fullest intellectual, physical, social and emotional potentials through free play, structured activities, and on-going interaction with the staff. Flexibility in meeting each child’s needs, individual attention, and consistency of caregivers are of primary concern to us in providing quality childcare. Our goal is to build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-reliance in the children we serve.
OUR CORE VALUES
We Put Our Children and Families First
- Children and their families are our highest priority and concern
We are Kind
- We strive to remain kind and positive
We are Respectful
- We treat everyone equally and make them feel included
We are Passionate
- All our teachers truly care about the children and chose to work here because they love seeing the difference that they can make in the life of a child
HOURS OF OPERATION
Our program is open Monday through Friday during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The childcare center will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, July Pioneer Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
It may seem as though the children play for most of the day. This is correct in the sense that children’s work is play; however, each activity is carefully planned to reflect the interest and needs of each individual child.
Our curriculum includes a theme each week that the class will focus on. Lesson plans will include activities that will help the children learn and grow in the four development areas: social/emotional development, physical development, cognitive development, and language development. All children will also work on basic “skill-set” for preschoolers which consist of letters, numbers, colors and shapes.
All activities are designed so that each child can participate at their own level of capability. The objectives of these activities are introducing new skills and knowledge, skill improvement, and developing confidence and capability for each individual child. The weekly curriculum and lesson plans will be posted in each classroom each week. Children will have opportunities for outside activities daily during the summer and winter months as weather and air quality allows. Holiday traditions and activities are an important part of our culture; therefore, the curriculum will reflect traditional American holidays and some multi-cultural celebrations.