Creative Preschool Program - Strafford VT Center Based Child Care and Preschool Program - Licensed Provider

238 Vt Rte 132 Newton School, Strafford VT 05070
(802) 765-4311
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About the Provider

Description: Our aim is to provide a safe, caring, nurturing & stimulating environment that will help children grow & develop into happy, secure individuals who are able to interact positively with the people & things around them. The Preschool schedule provides a balance between quiet/active play, teacher-directed/child-initiated activities, and indoor/outdoor activities. The Preschool is divided into activity centers. During free time, children choose the area in which they would like to work. Teachers provide materials in each center that encourage a certain type of play or learning experience. The areas include: art & playdough for creative expression & experimentation; puzzle & game to refine perceptual skills & increase fine motor control; the book nook for reading, story telling & literacy activities; discover center encourages children to experiment & explore materials to gain an understanding of the physical world; the house area encourages children to role-play & problem-solve, drawing on experiences from their every day lives & imaginations; the block area encourages problem solving through balance, classification and is a foundation for later mathematical understanding. Activities include indoor & outdoor play, circle times, music & movement, drama & rhymes, science & discovery and games & magic circle.

Additional Information: Initial License Date: 11/13/2005; 3 Star Early Childhood Program - Licensed Provider; Sibling Discount Available; Area Description: Smoke Free; Special Schedule: School Year Only;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 4517
  • Capacity: 18
  • Age Range: Preschool
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Daytime
  • District Office: Vermont Child Care Consumer Line
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-649-2642 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Create Date Due Date Corrected Date Status
Violation 2019-10-28 2019-11-15 Appeal Period
Regulation/Restriction: 7.1.3: Orientation of Staff The licensee, in consultation with the program director, shall establish written program policies and procedures and provide these to staff during an orientation training session approved by the Division prior to being left alone with children. Trainees under eighteen (18) years of age shall complete the orientation training within at least one (1) month of their first date of working with children. Complete written information and the orientation training session shall include: * Basic knowledge of child growth and development; * Routine and emergency health protection of children including health related exclusions; * Safety and sanitation requirements including handling and storage of hazardous materials and disposal of bio contaminants; * Positive behavior management; * Supervision of children; * Child accident and injury procedures including building and physical premises safety; * Safe sleep practices; * Administration of medication requirements; * Emergency and evacuation requirements; * Nutrition and food safety including prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions; * Recordkeeping; * Transportation and child passenger safety; * Release of children; * Respectful engagement of families; * Preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse and neglect; including information about the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, sexual violence, grooming processes, recognizing the dangers of child sexual abuse, and other predatory behaviors of sex offenders; * Recognition of and response to the symptoms of common childhood illnesses; * Preventing the spread of infectious disease; * Providing developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for children; * Inclusion of children with special needs; * Guidelines for volunteers, partner staff, auxiliary staff, and business managers; * Responsibility to comply with current applicable licensing regulations; * Staffing requirements to include opening and closing; and * Ensuring children have extra clothes and diapers available.
Violation 2019-10-28 2019-11-13 Appeal Period
Regulation/Restriction: Within six (6) months of the initial date of employment, staff working with children and the program director shall maintain an up- to-date BFIS Quality and Credential Account. Documentation, verification of qualifications and all annual professional development activities as specified in the rules in sections 7.3 and 7.4 of these regulations shall be submitted to NLCDC to be verified and maintained in BFIS.
Violation 2019-10-28 2019-11-13 Appeal Period
Regulation/Restriction: 3.7.3: Emergency Preparedness Training: Within 365 days of opening a CBCCPP, the licensee shall attend emergency preparedness training which shall include content specifically related to sheltering in place in the event of an emergency in which the licensee and children present need to remain in the CBCCPP for an extended period.

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Christa Wurm Jul 12, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This is a wonderful place full of caring, intelligent and hard-working staff. The children are known and supported and challenged in ways that are best for them developmentally and socially. Focus is not on "academics" per se (which I LOVE) and there are multiple opportunities for children to write, read, and do math. Art, exploration, play (free and structured) and creativity are the vehicles. Kindness and self-awareness are at the forefront of the work the teachers and children do. I cannot speak too highly of this program. My son was a student there from 2.5 - 5 and I can't think of a better program to nurture and encourage him.

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