Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What are your Hours of Operation?





What ages do you accept?


6 weeks – 12 years




What holidays are you closed?


Memorial Day

Labor Day

Christmas

Fourth of July

Thanksgiving

New Year’s Day

If one of the listed holidays falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Center will be open the preceding Friday and following Monday.




What are the tuition rates?


We accept both private paying and DHS subsidy families. Tuition varies by age of child and family’s DHS eligibility; to find out more information about tuition, please contact the center directly.




What are DHS Stars?


Reaching for the Stars is the title of Oklahoma’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. This system is designed to assist individual providers in improving the care and education they provide for children, raise the professional development level of child care providers, and increase parents’ awareness of the importance of positive practices in child care.

3 STAR— DHS’ HIGHEST RATING

Meet the highest level of DHS criteria with regards to licensing, documentation, staff qualifications and professional development, learning environment, family engagement, and program evaluation AND be accredited by one of the approved national accrediting agencies.

Centers: God’s Little Treasures, Children’s Lighthouse Harbor, Small Society Child Development Center

2 STAR

Meet the highest level of DHS criteria with regards to licensing, documentation, staff qualifications and professional development, learning environment, family engagement, and program evaluation.

Center: Liddle Kiddles Nursery & Daycare





Safety

What security measures do you take?


Between a system of cameras throughout the center and security alarms on all exterior doors, our entire school is comprehensively monitored around the clock. We pride ourselves on maintaining a safe and secure learning environment and welcome any questions you may have!




How do you monitor who comes in and out of the building?


Safety is always our first priority and our Centers have many safety procedures in place to protect children. At each Center, our campuses are designed so that the main office is the only point of entry, the office is supervised by the Director or staff member at all times to ensure no unauthorized individuals enter the building.

At Children’s Lighthouse Harbor (Moore) and God’s Little Treasures (NW OKC), both main offices are equipped with automatic door locking mechanisms. All individuals who enter the building must be buzzed in by the Director or supervising staff member, ensuring that all who enter are authorized.

At Small Society Child Development Center in Del City, the main building is also equipped with a keyless entry pad on the main entrance to limit access to the facility by first-time visitors. Upon enrolling your child, you will receive a code to enter the building.

At all of our Centers, the pick-up of children in our care is only granted to individuals authorized by the parent. If you have notified us that a friend or family member will be picking up your child, he or she will be asked for identification to verify their identity.




Are there cameras in the Center?


Each of our centers are equipped with cameras for the Director’s use in monitoring the classrooms, playground, and common areas, and a multi-room display in housed in the main office. For the protection and privacy of the children, there is no streaming video on our website.




What precautions are taken when transporting my child to/from school?


All staff responsible for the transportation of children complete Child Passenger Safety Training from an OPDR-approved (Oklahoma Professional Development Registry) source, in addition to Vehicle Safety Training. Our vehicles are manufactured to the federal motor vehicle safety standards, and professional maintenance inspections are conducted at least quarterly.

To ensure that no child is left behind, two independent roll-sheet checks are performed at the end of each trip.





Food & Nutrition

Do I need to bring food for my child?


No. Each of our Centers provides a nutritious (and delicious!) breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack for all children in our care.* Our menus are created following CACFP (Oklahoma Child Nutrition Program) and USDA guidelines and we cook foods that are child-tested and approved!

*Liddle Kiddles Nursery & Daycare (South OKC) also offers dinner service at no additional charge




Do you provide formula?


We offer non-GMO formula free-of-charge. If you have a brand preference or medical accommodation, you are welcome to bring breast milk or formula of choice for your infant.




Can I provide my own food?


No. As we provide food service for all children, we generally do not allow children to bring food into the Center.

Menu exceptions are allowed for children with documented religious or medical reasons. If a special diet is required, please contact your local Center’s director about supplying the necessary food.





Classrooms

What are your teacher qualifications?


Staff at all of our Centers are required to meet and/or exceed Oklahoma state qualification standards for childcare providers. All staff members have completed state and federal background checks prior to employment, and no less than 3 references are verified.

All staff complete at least 20 hours of childcare-related training each year, and we also provide our staff with ongoing trainings and up-to-date CPR and First Aid certifications. First Aid is taught by a state-approved agency, so you can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible!




What is the ratio of teachers to children in my child’s classroom?


The ratio in each classroom follows the requirements issued by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Please contact your local Center for more information for your child’s specific age group.




How do teachers handle discipline with my child?


We believe that discipline is best framed through positive reinforcement, helpful guidance, and mutual respect. It is not founded in strict punishments, isolation, or harsh restrictions, but through modelling the way for children to resolve issues independently or through cooperating with others. At our Centers, challenging behaviors are treated are learning opportunities, and our staff know that it’s part of our role to help your children learn to be successful!





*Unless otherwise noted, answers apply to all locations. 

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