Little One's University Inc - Essex VT Center Based Child Care and Preschool Program - Licensed Provider

104 Old Colchester Rd, Essex VT 05452
(802) 872-7444

About the Provider

Description: Traditionally, academic success has been measured in the mastery of rote memorization skills, such as being able to recite the alphabet and count to ten.These skills can be acquired, but it does not mean children understand what they are learning. If we want children to be successful learners, now, and in the future, we must teach them to think critically about their world, how to solve problems, and to interact with others in a positive and effective way. These abilities are learned when children are encouraged to actively explore their environment and are challenged to solve problems and contemplate issues that are relevant to their universe. We provide a responsive environment that is warm and consistent, so your child feels secure and encouraged to explore. Every educator at our center recognizes that each child joins us at different stages of development and is motivated by her/her own experiences prior to and outside of school. We use this knowledge to facilitate a more meaningful and personalized learning experience. Our curriculum reflects our commitment to what we believe is the best practice in Early Childhood Education. Our goal is to create an environment that is rich in language and learning opportunities. It is a blend of teacher directed and individual learning experiences where each child is challenged at a level they can meet. This provides for successful learning experiences and stimulates a positive attitude towards education. Each classroom is divided into interest areas designed to create interactions that support emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development on a daily basis. Our educators facilitate, observe, and encourage your child to explore their environment. A typical daily schedule is filled with opportunities that balance quiet/active, large group/small group, indoor/outdoor time and teacher directed/child chosen activities. Our director has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Elementary Education with a focus in Child Psychology. We strive to hire the most qualified, highest educated teachers available to our field. All of our head teachers have a degree in ECE or another training and education program recognized by the State of Vermont as equivalent to a degree program. Our assistant teachers must take a 45 hour course in Child Development within their first year of employment. We work closely with every teacher to make sure they have a complete understanding of our mission and together we continue our training and education regularly so we are on top of the most current developments in our field of expertise.

Additional Information: Initial License Date: 02/27/2011; Sibling Discount Available; 2 Star Early Childhood Program - Licensed Provider; Area Description: Fenced Yard, Smoke Free;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 54
  • License Number: 159678
  • Age Range: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School Age
  • Rate Range FT Infant $193, FT Toddler $183 & FT Preschool $173
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Sign Language
  • Type of Care: After School, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Schools Served: Essex Elementary School, Essex Middle School, Founders Memorial School
  • 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 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 2018-05-31 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 5.10.1.1.3: Furniture and equipment shall be sturdy. Furniture and equipment that present a tipping or falling hazard shall be secured.
Violation 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 2018-05-31 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 5.10.3.2.1: All outdoor play equipment shall be sturdy, safe, clean and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts. * To prevent entrapment, no openings in equipment shall be between 3.5 and nine (9) inches. * Chains on swings shall have protective coverings and swing seats shall be made of soft materials with no sharp edges.
Violation 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 2018-05-31 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 5.10.3.1.4: If fencing is used, it shall be sturdy, safe and reinforced to give support, constructed to discourage climbing, and shall not prevent visual supervision of children by staff.
Violation 2018-05-21 2018-06-11 2018-05-31 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 5.10.4.5.5: Hard surfaces accessible to children shall be smooth, non-porous, and easy to clean. See the rules in section 5.2.6 of these regulations for a schedule for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing of specific surfaces and items.
Violation 2016-11-22 2016-12-29 2016-12-19 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 5.10.1.1: General Safety: The licensee shall ensure the physical facilities of the CBCCPP, grounds, equipment, and toys present no hazard to the health, safety and well-being of the children.
Violation 2016-05-09 2016-05-19 2016-05-16 Appeal Period
Regulation/Restriction: VA2: Children in care shall be protected from any and all conditions, which threaten a child's health, safety and well-being. This includes protecting children from stoves, unstable furnishings and equipment, pools, window covering pull cords, telephone and electrical cords, poisonous plants, asbestos, wells, chips and dust from lead paint, traffic, toxic substances, pressure treated wood containing creosote or pentachlorophenol, and other hazards.
Violation 2015-04-22 2015-05-06 2015-05-05 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VF4: There shall be a sturdy, easily cleanable structure, of adequate height with a non-absorbent surface for diaper changing.
Violation 2015-04-22 2015-04-23 2015-05-05 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VA21: Devices that diffuse airborne chemicals that are harmful to humans, such as anti-pest strips, ozone generators, plug-in air fresheners and aerosol sprays, are prohibited.
Violation 2015-04-22 2015-05-06 2015-05-05 Final
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.
Violation 2015-04-22 2015-05-06 2015-05-05 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VA2: Children in care shall be protected from any and all conditions, which threaten a child's health, safety and well-being. This includes protecting children from stoves, unstable furnishings and equipment, pools, window covering pull cords, telephone and electrical cords, poisonous plants, asbestos, wells, chips and dust from lead paint, traffic, toxic substances, pressure treated wood containing creosote or pentachlorophenol, and other hazards.

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