We try to make it as convenient as possible by providing expanded hours of operation which are 6am-6:00pm. We provide a nutritious cooked breakfast, lunch and evening snack. We provide care for children from infants to age twelve. We serve Thurgood Marshall and Leasure Elementary schools. Leasure Elementary picks up and drops off at our location and we provide transportation to and from Thurgood Marshall elementary. All of our teachers are CPR and Medication certified. Several of our teachers have been with us for over eight years and most of our staff is a part of the community and live in the Bear area.
Our center has three playgrounds, one for each age group (infant & toddlers, Preschool and Pre-k and school age). Each classroom has scheduled times to use the playgrounds to avoid overcrowding and give ample space for our children to run, jump and play enhancing their gross motor skills. We have an inviting and open floor plan, cameras in every room and a screen for parents to view in our lobby. We also have an inside play area with a ball pit and a castle with an attached sliding board for children to enjoy active play in inclement weather. We use the Creative Curriculum for infant and toddlers and Teaching Strategy Gold for preschool and pre-k.
We have many celebrations and activities for the families to enjoy with their children. Building family relationships is very important for our children and our cohesiveness as we work together to help each child become all they can be. Each classroom has 2 full-time teachers to ensure each child gets the attention and the engagement necessary to build, strengthen and create an atmosphere where children can learn and grow in every area of development. We also provide a computer lab in our School age classroom to introduce technology to the preschool, Pre-k and school age classes.