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Guardian Angels Day Care & Learning Center

301 S Chestnut St
Scottdale, PA 15683

Phone:
(724) 887-4352

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are here to provide you, the community with a service that understandably can be a difficult and troubling decision as a parent and is one of the most important decisions you will make to begin shaping your child's future. As a mother I understand this dilemma and hope that we can work together to make this transition an adventure for your child (ren) and provide you with a peace of mind as you venture your day!
Our goal is to provide quality care for your loved ones at an affordable cost. We firmly believe to be able to supply that quality care it must be safe, fun and most importantly educational, after all, these children are our future! We have a wonderful staff of “Teachers” and trained care takers to care for your child (ren) as well as a Licensed Nurse functioning as the Owner/Administrator as well as a Caretaker. We at the center feel that fun and education can go hand-in-hand. We understand that many of the older children have already spent an entire day in a classroom and the younger children learn during play and interaction, therefore, we are committed to providing an educational curriculum in a fun environment. To be able to accomplish this goal we will encourage free play time that is structured, introduce age related material in the major areas of a child's development such as reading, writing, art, fine motor skills, dramatic play (pretend), music, science, social skills and much more! Areas will be structured for each child based on their individual needs and growth.
We are dedicated to the growth of the children and expect the staff to provide a positive role model for the children while in our care, therefore, we demand personal and professional growth of our staff. They are required to maintain a respectable demeanor on and off the job. The center will provide all staff members with educational material and personal training on a continuous basis by qualified educators to enhance professional growth.
Many government and Community services are not utilized by those in need because of the lack of information made available to the public. We will search for services available and provide you with the updated information in the attempt to make these services more accessible. All requests will be researched while striving to assist you and will be held in the STRICTEST OF CONFIDENCE!
The rates were established after careful review of the Child Care Assistance Project. These fees are established by the State of Pennsylvania specifically for this area. This means you are receiving Welfare based prices without having to be a participant of Welfare! Everyone is charged the same low rate in the attempt to make you child's care affordable and fair.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:00 A.M. - 7:45 A.M........................................ Arrival/ Meet and greet children and parents, free play,
Prepare for breakfast.
7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M........................................Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 A.M.............................................-Wash hands and face, brush teeth, preparation for school
Age departure
8:40 A.M. .....................................................- Departure of school age children (supervised)
9:00 -9:15 A.M. ............................................-Wash Hands & AM Snack
9:30-9:45 A.M...............................................-Circle time where we will cover attendance, Introduction, Pledge of Allegiance, Calendar, Weather, ABC's, Counting, 9:45 - 10:00 A.M...........................................-Music, movement, rhythm training.
10:00 - 10:15 A.M. .......................................-Restroom, wash hands
10:30 - 11:00 A.M. .......................................-Circle time/Art activity
11:00 - 12:00 P.M. .......................................-Indoor/Outdoor play, Gross motor activities.
12:00- 12:45 P.M. .........................................-Clean up, wash hands, restroom, serve lunch
12:45 - 1:00 P.M. ............................................ Clean up, restroom, brush teeth.
1:00- 3:00 P.M. ............................................. Quiet Time
3:00 - 3:15 P.M. .............................................. Put cots away, Restroom, Wash hands.
3:15 - 3:30 P.M. .............................................. Snack time.
3:45 - 4:15 P.M. .............................................. School age children-completion of home work, Planned Activities/Self directed centers. (Structured)
4:15 - 5:15 P.M. .............................................. Free Play Indoor/Outdoor
5:15 - 5:30 P.M. .............................................. Clean up/ Restroom, wash hands
5:30 - 6:00 P.M. .............................................. Dinner Time and snacks for those who are leaving around this time.
6:00 - 7:00 P.M. ............................................ Evening Circle Time, & Related Learning Materials. Art Activity (afternoon preschool children)
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. .............................................. Free-play/ Large Motor Skills.
8:30-8:45 P.M. ................................................ Clean-up and Wash Hands for PM. Snack Time
8:45 - 9:00 P.M. .............................................. Story Time
9:00- 9:15 P.M. ...............................................Quiet Time/ Bedtime
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Excerpted from the preschool's website