Description: We offer story time, group games, arts & crafts, outdoor play, monthly field trips (weather permitting), nutritious meals (CACFP), and much more. Our circle time includes, days of the week, the weather and how to use the weather bear, saying good morning to our classmates. We have show and tell, special person day, etc. At Hearts & Minds Childcare & Preschool we use a redirection approach to discipline. Using positive reinforcement. Nice touch, nice words and nice voices.
Sibling Discount Available; Program Meals: Allergy Awareness, Special Diets, Initial License Date: 03/19/2006; Area Description: Fenced Yard, Smoke Free; 1 Star Early Childhood Program - Licensed Provider;Pets: Other Furry Animal; Special Schedule: In-Service Days;
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|Regulation/Restriction: 22.214.171.124: Teacher Associate A teacher associate is at least twenty (20) years of age, is a high school graduate or has completed a GED, and meets one (1) of the following qualifications: * At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Three (3) Certificate; or * At least an associate degree from an accredited college with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education, or Child and Family Services and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or * At least a Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program; or * At least a Child Care Certificate from the Community College of Vermont and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or * At least successful completion of twenty-one (21) college credits with an early childhood or school age focus and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger.|
|Regulation/Restriction: 126.96.36.199: Staff shall use positive methods of guidance and behavior management that encourage self-control, self-direction, self-esteem and cooperation.|
|Regulation/Restriction: ID1: Each child shall be visually supervised at all times in person by staff (except sleeping infants who are subject to inperson checks every 15 minutes see V.D.3). Children must be visually supervised while napping/resting.|
|Regulation/Restriction: VO1: The facility's building, grounds and equipment shall be maintained in a clean and orderly fashion and kept in good repair.|
|Regulation/Restriction: VF5: Staff shall follow a step-by-step diaper changing procedure such as Guidelines for Diapering (See Appendix C). The procedure is posted in the diaper changing area.|
|Regulation/Restriction: IIB2: A Master Teacher, Teacher, or Teaching Associate shall be present and working with children the majority of the time children are present.|
|Regulation/Restriction: IIIE4: A signed and dated written statement shall be on file for each staff person, assisting parent or aide indicating that the individual was informed of the programs policies on abuse and neglect and that they are aware that abuse and/or neglect of children is against the law, prohibited by the program and must be reported to the Department.|
|Regulation/Restriction: VL4: Snacks shall consist of foods that belong to at least two food groups. Meals shall consist of foods belonging to at least three food groups.|
|Regulation/Restriction: VS2: The following shall be maintained in good condition: roofs, chimneys, interior and exterior walls, doors, skylights, windows, floors, ceilings, stairways, ramps, and porches.|
|Regulation/Restriction: IIB9: All staff who work with children shall be actively engaged in professional development activities as specified in their Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). Annual professional development activities required by Section A must have representation from at least two of the activities listed under Professional Development Activities in the Definition Section at the beginning of these requirements.|
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