Welcome To Precious Time
Precious Time Child Development Center is a provider of on-site managed child care services. We are dedicated to promoting the quality of life for all working families and to fostering strong familial bonds. We are committed to giving children a safe place to grow, a nurturing place to develop and a joyful place in which to flourish. Corporations that offer on-site child care as part of a family supportive workplace find that the program benefits both employee and employer.
We are devoted to helping people thrive by creating an environment where their professional life and personal life co-exist in harmony.
We know that each child's need is unique. We realize that it takes all of us to raise our precious ones.
We are designed with children and parents in mind, such that everyone finds themselves discovering their true passion, creativity, talent, and vitality. We create environments that make a profound difference in everyone's life.
We exist to provide excellent childcare services with hand selected, highly experienced and committed staff whose sole purpose is to foster the individual development of all children.
It is our privilege to partner with families in their parenting role via educational workshops, forums, and resources to assure that their child's unique needs are always being met.
Precious Time promotes the quality of life for all working families and fosters strong familial bonds.
Here is how we are committed to making that happen:
•To working parents, we provide peace of mind through high quality,
on-site child care
•To their children, we bring care and enrichment through safe and
secure facilities and nurturing surroundings
Child Care Programs
Precious Time operates from 6 am to 8 pm, seven days a week, with flexible scheduling including weekends. Precious Time offers child care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years through the following programs:
•Preschool & Pre-K Programs
•Before & After School Programs
•Summer Programs For Children Up To 12
These are some of the many reasons to choose Precious Time as your child care provider
Precious Time is focused on helping working families! Since many of our special activities and enrichment programs are already part of our program, they save you money. They will also save you time. You won't have to drive someplace special or take time from work to provide your children special activities and enrichment programs.
•Programs specifically tailored to your special needs - including flexible scheduling, rotating schedules, extended hours, and weekend hours.
•Programs to teach and challenge your child
•Strong academic program - to help prepare your child to thrive both in the classroom and beyond.
•A varied menu of delicious, nutritious meals - served for breakfast, lunch, snack time, and dinner. Learning and practicing good nutrition are critical to early education.
•Enrichment activities - for your child, such as supplemental classes in movement, art, Spanish, fitness, soccer and dance - saves you from having to add these classes to your busy schedule.
•Child evaluations - conducted twice during each school year, track your child's progress and help the teacher know what skills need to be more strongly addressed.
•Monthly Calendar - keep parents informed of upcoming center activities and events.
•Caring and highly qualified staff - trained in first aid and CPR will teach your child in our safe, clean facility.
Communicating With The Precious Time Family
Precious Time wants each parent to know what is happening in their child's classroom and invites parents to have a voice in the administration of our center.
•A basic daily schedule is prepared for each age group, and teachers are required to display a lesson plan for each week so parents know what concepts are being covered in each class.
•Copies of featured songs and finger plays are available for parents so you can sing along with your child at home.
•Parents of infants and toddlers receive a daily care report via email every day.
•Classroom news updates allow family members to stay abreast of the latest developments and activities in which their children are participating.
•Twice yearly student evaluations help parents keep track of their children's progress. Formal evaluations are provided in November and April.
•Back to school nights in the fall and spring give you the opportunity for a personal meeting with the child's teacher to review your child's progress.
•Precious Time maintains an open door policy, so you may visit your child at any time and observe our program in progress.
•Parents are encouraged to volunteer as chaperons for field trips or to help out with parties and special events.
•Parents are welcome to share their talents with our students or to make a presentation on a topic of special interest.
•Suggestions of how we can make your workday easier or more fulfilling are welcome. We are committed to providing you the best in care and service.
•Questions on child care, parenting, or our center can also be submitted by email. Email addresses are available on our website www.ptcenters.com.
Precious Time believes that a child should be exposed to a variety of experiences to help them learn.
Each child learns in a different way; some learn by listening, some learn by watching, while others need to feel and touch. The learning materials in our classrooms are selected to provide challenge and stimulation for a wide range of skill levels. Teachers are trained to employ multilevel teaching techniques to appeal to the various learning styles of their students.
Precious Time Curriculum
•Recreation and Artistic Development
•Health & Fitness Program
•Infant and Toddler Programs
•Tailored Education Programs
How can you determine which type of learning style works best for your child?
The following information may be helpful:
1.Auditory Learners may prefer to sit where they can hear well. These children may talk about the things that they hear about. During lessons they will hear what is being taught, even if they do not appear to be paying attention. Auditory learners may talk to themselves while working, and they are able to learn in a noisy environment. Auditory learners may enjoy an active learning center with lots of stimulation, such as programs that include groups of students interacting. These students also enjoy learning in a relaxed atmosphere, and are attracted to activities that include language activities; for example, a preschool auditory learner may enjoy talking books.
2.Visual Learners may prefer to sit where they can observe what is going on. They will talk about what they see, and they prefer to learn by reading and watching rather than by listening. These children create mental pictures of what they see and hear. They may like to write information down, and prefer to work in a quiet atmosphere. They see colorful pictures, and like to watch things when they are bored. Visual learners may respond well to a learning center that has small groups, and few distractions. They enjoy activities that employ video or computer images, arts and crafts, and other fine arts that include drawing and painting. Their ideal leaning situation includes visual stimulation.
3. Kinesthetic Learners may need to engage in "hands-on" experiences where they can feel and communicate by touching. This child may say, "Show me how to do it." The kinesthetic learner does not like to feel confined, and may constantly move around when they are required to sit still. They like to tinker with objects or build models. These children benefit from field trips, and prefer being outdoors. Provide kinesthetic learners with a variety of experiences. An ideal learning center would allow freedom for this child to move around. Computers, hands-on activities, manipulatives, experiments, and field trips appeal to the kinesthetic learner. Other stimulating activities may include building, dressing, or three-dimensional creative activities.