VISION, MISSION, PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS:
Providing excellence in child care and early education for the Delaware Community
At Chubby Cheeks Early Education Center, we believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our childcare experience is designed to promote each childs own individual social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
Our mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment, which fosters a childs natural desire to explore, discover, create, and become a lifelong learner.
Philosophy and Goals
Chubby Cheeks Early Education Center staff supports the learning philosophy that children learn and develop best in an environment that makes them feel safe, loved, and provides enrichment programs that support Early Childhood Development and Growth based on Ohios Learning and Development Standards in all essential domains of school readiness. These standards include implementation of Developmentally Appropriate Practices for each childs specific age group. The goal of our program is to provide curriculum that promotes learning based on the childrens interests while promoting social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development. These domains will promote development in becoming independent, self-motivated, creative thinking, problem-solving, self-expression, social interaction, and being ready for school success. Physical exercise and outdoor play is a part of our daily routine.
We strive to provide a secure, nurturing and stimulating environment that enhances young children's:
- Recognition of themselves as persons of value
- Understanding of individuals who are different from themselves
- Respect for themselves and others
- Development of self-regulation
- Creativity and imagination
- Critical thinking skills
- Joy, wonder and knowledge of their work
Chubby Cheeks Early Education Center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS). A copy of the license is posted in the main hallway and in the Administrators office.
All licensing records and compliance report forms from the various health, building, and fire departments that inspect our center are available upon request from ODJFS.
Days and Hours of Operation
The daycare is open Monday through Friday, all year (see Holidays below) from 6:30am to 6:00 pm.
Staff/Child Ratios and Group Size
Chubby Cheeks Early Education Center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS). We are licensed to serve and will follow the Child/Staff ratios as documented in Appendix B of this handbook.
The center will observe the following child-teacher ratios:
| 6 weeks - 6 months
|| 1:5 or 2:10
| 6 - 12 months
|| 1:5 or 2:10
| 12 - 18 Month
|| 1:6 or 2:12
| 18 - 24 Month
|| 1:7 or 2:14
| 24 Month - 30 Month
|| 1:7 or 2:24
| 30 - 36 Month
|| 1:8 or 2:16
| 3 1/2 - 4 Years old
|| 1:12 or 2:24
| 4 & 5 Years old
|| 1:14 or 2:28
||1:18 or 2:36