Child's Smile Preschool - Arroyo Grande CA DAY CARE CENTER

781 PAUL PLACE , ARROYO GRANDE CA 93420
(805) 234-6988
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description:

   Our Preschool is licensed for 28 children and our amazing Educators specialize in teaching children from 2 - 5 years old in our specialized Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K programs.

   We look forward to sharing more with you about the quality of our educational programs, our amazing staff and school. One of the many things that makes us unique is that we are deeply passionate about what we do, our staff absolutely LOVES our children and we are fully "invested" in our families and have grown to be an extended family for our valued clients and their families, in many cases having the privilege of teaching up to three siblings in the same family.

   We have a fully credentialed staff of loving teachers who are committed to making your child's day as rewarding as possible by stimulating their individual creativity, inspiring them to be all they can be and offering them exciting educational programs. Our preschool program focuses on monthly educational themes including music, science, reading, mathematics, writing abilities and expanding your child's world in every way possible. Our staff is highly qualified with their Bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood Education and over 90+ years of combined teaching experience.

   We have been blessed to serve the families on the central coast for over 24 years and we consider it a privilege to help prepare your children for school and for life by offering them a secure and structured foundation from which to grow, live, learn, laugh and love. We inspire creativity through daily lesson plans, teaching various languages, kindergarten readiness journals, science and writing programs as well as offering music, movement and exercise and lots of fun outdoor playtime with friends.                 The past three years our preschoolers graduating to Kindergarten have tested at 2nd grade level due to the committment, dedication and investment of our amazing Educators into making a signifcant difference in our children's lives.

We endeavor to inspire children in their education process, all along teaching them good relational skills as they create lifelong friendships and loving bonds with one another. We desire for them to be secure and confident and wish to help make their "childhood memories" as unforgettable as possible.

We are thrilled to feature the incredibly wonderful "rubber bark" playgrounds which will absolutely "delight" your child as they bounce their way to happiness. It is the safest, most sanitary and fun product for playgrounds available!

To inquire about our current openings and have your child become a part of our wonderful family at our Preschool, we invite you to please call our school directly.

Bi-lingual and Capslo clients are warmly welcomed. We truly look forward to hearing from you and the privilege of teaching your child.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 401711246
  • Capacity: 28
  • Age Range: 2 years old - Kindergarten
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Staff w/ Bachelors degree, over 90 + years combined teaching experience
  • Rate Range $ 475.00 (part-time) - $ 775.00
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish, German, some sign language
  • Type of Care: PRESCHOOLDAY CARE CENTER;
  • Initial License Issue Date: May 24, 1991
  • District Office: CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL OFFICE
  • District Office Phone: (805) 562-0400 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Inspection Dates Reports/Citations
Inspection 2022-05-31 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Inspection 2021-09-21 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Inspection 2020-03-11 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Other 2019-09-09 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Complaint 2019-09-05 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT
Other 2019-06-13 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Inspection 2019-04-24 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Other 2019-04-24 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Complaint 2019-01-24 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT
Inspection 2017-11-09 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Summary 05/31/2022, 09/21/2021, 03/11/2020, 04/24/2019, 11/09/2017 Type B Citation: 2;

*Type B citation is for a violation that, if not corrected, may become an immediate risk to the health, safety or personal rights of clients. Examples include faulty medical record keeping and lack of adequate staff training.

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Reviews

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Momof2 Oct 29, 2015
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

During our tour I was shown an area where children under 2 play. FALSE. It took me a few weeks to realize my child NEVER went outside. The room they are in is very small and when I asked I was told that "sometimes they can go out front for a few minutes..." My husband complained multiple times that the bleach smell was overwhelming and his eyes became irritated...just from picking our child up. Imagine how the babies and children are feeling being exposed to this much bleach? I unfortunately encountered several other issues and the director ultimately only cared about money we owed...another point of concern...her billing practices need some serious clarity. We ended up pulling our child out and settling on am amount to just get out of there. Our child suddenly flourished in the new day care. I would strongly suggest to look elsewhere for child care. Prices are at the highest end and the care is at the lowest.

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Valerie Jul 08, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

All of my children have been in the preschool program at A Child's Smile and I could not have been happier.
They flourished in such a warm, loving, nurturing environment and were always loved and well taken care of by the staff, as though my children were their own. My children would race out of the car each day, hardly being able to wait to go to school.
The educational program is outstanding here and the staff as well as the owner/Director excel in every level of teaching and caring about their children. Every family I have come to know throughout the 5 years that my children have been attending have felt blessed to have their children here.
I would highly recommend A Child's Smile Preschool to anyone who desires to have the best quality of education from caring, loving, nurturing teachers. They are the best and my husband and I are so grateful to them for their dedication, love and investment in our children.

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HonestSal Jan 14, 2015

Staff never stay long, This place is the worst place to care for your children. The director does not care for the children only cares about the income they bring, She is stuck in the 70's and doesn't let the infants go outside or paint. The preschoolers are mixed with the Toddlers and only go outside for 30 to 45 min in a 8 to 9 hrs time span. The owner and director had to remove one of her co-directors for violating children's rights. Babies are forced to nap when the director is there and She only feeds them half a bottle because she doesn't want them to spit up. She was also fined for forcing children to nap.

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