Description: Whales, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Child Care Center is a full service, licensed Child Care center that offers after school care in Lewisberry Etters, Newberrytown, Fishing Creek. We have 20 well trained staff members, five of whom have four-year degrees. We offer full and part time care for babies from 6 weeks old to school age children up to 12 years old, between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We offer a Preschool Program, a Kindergarten Program, a Before-School Program, an After-School Program, a Before-and-After-School Program and a Summer-Program.
We have a baby room with only four babies, unlike many large New Cumberland daycare centers which have as many as 12 to 16 babies in one room. Our Young toddler room has between 10 and 12 children between the ages of 1 and 2 years and has three staff members. Our Older Toddler Room has between 12 and 18 children between the ages of 2 to 3 years and has three to four staff members. Our Center serves Etters, Newberrytown, York Haven, Lewisberry and Fishing Creek childcare and has three Preschool Rooms. The First two are limited to 10 children each, and are used as a transition between the Toddler Rooms and a more classroom like environment. The final Preschool Room is for children who will be attending Kindergarten the following year and is run like a classroom at school, with a maximum of 24 children. Unlike a classroom at school, our large Preschool Room has Two Teachers with Elementary Education Degrees, one of which has ten years teaching experience and the other has over twenty. These two teachers also have an assistant. In this way, we are able to fully prepare your child for school.
We have a Kindergarten Program with between 12 and 18 children and two staff members. The Kindergarten children have their own building with two separate floors. The first floor is set up as a recreation room area with everything from pool and ping-pong, to air-hockey and skee-ball. The second floor is set up as a classroom environment with two large classrooms and a computer resource area. The entire third floor of this building is our storage for education and craft resources, which all the staff access. We have more in resources in this area than are typically stored at ten of our competitors combined.
We have two full size school buses with which we transport our kindergarteners and school age children to and from school. We also use these buses to go on field trips throughout the year with all our children four years and older. We use our school buses to transport our school age children in our School Age Summer Program on four to five field trips per week (see the list of field trips scheduled for 2012 under the Summer Program tab above). You will also notice that preschool children four years and older go on approximately two field trips each week to parks all summer long.
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