"Behind every young child who believes in him/herself is a parent who believed first!"
Through our program, we seek to develop supportive communities for families. We also foster curiosity, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking in young people to enable them to draw their own conclusions.
We believe in cultivating reason and empathy as foundations of an ethical, productive and fulfilling life Innovation-empowering leaders, exploring new approaches, and sharing ideas. To add, we believe in practicality, taking action, creating solutions, and providing hands on support.
We teach courage, speaking out, thinking outside the box, and challenging ourselves and others. We provide a safe and fun environment for personal and social growth. We rely on cooperation, sharing ideas, and working together. We offer After school, Tutoring, Summer Camp, and Mental Health Services
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
We believe that your child should be planted in a safe, productive and nurturing environment that will put a smile on your face! By enrolling your child (ren) you allow us to tap into their wealth, which will create a better society. Our goal is to teach your child the importance of success in every area of their life by providing skills, which foster their academics, social skills, and intellectual growth.
What COVID19 Precautions have you implemented to keep children safe while in care?Upon arrival, daily health checks, screenings, and temparatures are checked for ALL students and Staff.- Before coming into the center each day, children and staff will have their temerature taken to make sure they do not have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or other symptoms of illness. (Children with symptoms are NOT allowed to attend). We take pride in our cleaning and disinfecting procedures. We follow CDC recommendations for keeping sufaces free of germs, which includes cleaning and removing disinfectant from toys before infants and toddlers play with them. Outdoor Exploration: To help reduce the spread of the virus, we will spend regular time outdoors. We will practice handwashing hygiene before and after outdoor play. Meals, Snacks, and Naps- Children are encouraged to maintain distance during meal time. Regular handwashing and sanitizing of all hard surface areas every 20 minutes. Personal & Group Contact- Due to Covid19, we have decided to implement small groups.
Do you allow visitors into the center?Due to COVID19, we do not allow vistors (parents, consultants or therapist who work with children at the center, but we do allow virtural consultations when ever possible. Drop off & pick up: Both Arrivals & pick up times are staggered to help avoid contact between groups of staff and children and are done outside of the facility.
Are Facemask Required?Yes, Facemask are required for ALL Staff and Children 2 & Older.
What is your COVID19 Sick Policy ?As a precaution, children with symptoms will NOT be permitted into care. COVID Symptoms include: sore throat runny nose / congestion cough new loss of taste or smell shortness of breath muscle and body aches fever OR chills headache nausea OR vomiting diarrhea ANY household member has 1+ COVID symptom and has not been tested: Everyone stays home until a negative test result is obtained for the person with symptoms. Positive COVID result: Everyone stays home for the duration of the infected person's isolation. AFTER that person's infectious period/isolation is over, THEN the rest of the household needs to quarantine for 14 days after last exposure to the infected person. Yes, this is a long time out of school, but it is necessary for the health and safety of our school community. Students, teachers, and staff who are in quarantine should stay home and follow the direction of the local public health department about when it is safe for them to be around others. Negative COVID result: Remainder of the household can return to normal activities. The tested person who had symptoms can return to normal activities after symptoms improve and fever-free for 24+ hours without medication.ANY household member is told to quarantine due to exposure:Everyone stays home for 14 days. CDC website states, " Anyone who has had close contact with someone who has (suspected or confirmed) COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person. Close contact is defined as within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period."In some cases, this can be shortened to 10 days if no one develops ANY symptoms during the quarantine. The state toolkit mentions it can be shortened to 7 days if tested negative, however Durham county is NOT shortening to 7 days.Students, teachers, and staff who are in quarantine should stay home and follow the direction of the local public health department about when it is safe for them to be around others. If a student has developed a NEW symptom since the last test or quarantine:The student will need to be re-tested for COVID (even if the student has previously tested, no matter how recent), due to the development of the new illness. Siblings of the symptomatic student will also need to stay home until a negative COVID test is received on the symptomatic student.
What are your field trips like?Over the past few months, we have worked dilegently to secure PRIVATE field trips. This took hard work and lots of dedictation. We have decided NOT to take trips to places that will allow large groups and we have implemtned a number of safety protocals to ensure the children will remain safe. Parents have the option to allow their child to remain onsite with a guided activity at our adventure lab rather than attending the field trip.
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