Why Parents Choose Us
Top 10 Reasons Parents Choose Tutor Time Child Care of Shelton
While we're proud of all the great reasons why parents choose us to care for their child or children, we narrowed them down to help you make that very important decision for yourself.
1. SAFETY - Safety is first and foremost.
The safety and security of the children in our care is paramount. And nothing is left to chance. Our Safe 'N Sound(TM) system includes security cameras, observation windows, an entry security system for parents and teachers only and an ever-present administrator at the front desk. Plus, our staff can access every child's medical information, arrival and departure times as well as authorized names for drop-off and pick-up. We ensure that safety covers everything from vigilant monitoring of the facility to "non-tippable" child-sized tables. And we're proud of our record. By following strict standards every day as part of a 1,000 point check, we've scored over 95%, earning a School of Excellence award as a result.
2. CLEANLINESS - We're green and clean.
Throughout the day and after the kids go home, each classroom follows a strict cleaning regime. Toys, tabletops, cots and cribs - any surface that can be touched or manipulated receives a nightly cleaning as an extra defense to keep your child healthy and happy. We care about the world outside our doors, too, and our professional cleaning service only uses environmentally friendly cleaning products.
3. LIFE SMART & START SMART CURRICULUM -Found only at Tutor Time. A lifetime of love for learning begins here.
Probably your greatest joy will be discovering that your child will be learning, learning, learning with us. Our child care center is curriculum based and filled with enrichment programs that not only prepare them for the next level of school (knowing their colors, shapes and numbers as well as writing their name), but also for life (learning to follow directions, trust adults, and cooperate and share). In fact, our children continually score over 95% on kindergarten readiness assessments.
4. TEACHER RETENTION - The BEST caregivers and teachers are here. And it shows.
The care we give our staff is as essential as the care they give your child. So we support our most vital assets - those very caregivers - with training, rewards, certification, benefits and plenty of praise for a job well done. Yes, happy teachers make for happy children. But our staff is here because they truly love working with kids and delight in making a difference in their lives. And that makes our families as grateful as we are.
5. AGE & DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE CLASSROOMS -Our classrooms are just right for your child.
The difference between, say, an infant and a toddler may only be a year or so, but developmentally they are worlds apart. That's why we offer classes to accommodate whatever stage your child is at. Children are separated by age with their own room, playgrounds and curriculum, but we also meet or exceed required standards so every child has the blocks, toys, space and more to grow at the appropriate level. We want your child to receive the attention she deserves so we ensure that the teacher child ratios are at or below state guidelines.
6. FLEXIBLE HOURS - OPEN YEAR ROUND. We're there when you need us.
Chances are you don't work two miles from home nor can you invent your own office hours. If you did, there'd be little need for a center like ours. We're here because we understand you need a childcare schedule that can flow with daily life by including after school help, part time, flex scheduling and more. Sometimes routines change and you can, too, from full to part time depending on your needs. Plus, we stay open on snow days, provide for early and late pick-up, and even have a program to drop off your children to accommodate any special situation that may pop up.
7. PARENT COMMUNICATION - You're always in touch.
Dropping a son or daughter off at daycare can leave a parent feeling left out. We do our best each day to minimize that sense of "missing something" by making all aspects of your child's day available to you through pictures, project progress, detailed documentation of what learning has transpired and much more. And we do it through every channel possible from phone to the web to our walk in policy. Our goal is to keep you in touch with your child even when you're not together.
8. OPEN DOOR POLICY - You're welcome anytime.
Parents love our Open Door Policy. They are always invited to call or come check on their child whenever the feeling arises. Leaving your little one in our child care center can be a difficult adjustment for you and we know you may worry. But as soon as you call or stop in to see your child happy and settled, you will be, too. All of our classrooms are open, visible and supplied with monitors for viewing. Our reception desk is always manned, ready to take your calls and connect you with your child's care giver and teacher.
9. LARGE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF -We treat your children as we would our own.
Only a visit to our school can fully illustrate the warm, nurturing environment that we create. You'll find children busy playing, learning and having fun, but you'll also be comforted knowing it all happens within a calm, well managed atmosphere. We always have plenty of administrators and staff to give a teacher an extra hand during the day. We plan many family events and special activities throughout the year and invite all of our parents and grandparents to attend.
10. ONSITE OWNERS - It's a family thing.
Tutor Time Child Care of Norwalk is a family owned and operated business. We're fully committed to everything - hiring and training the staff, cleaning and maintaining a safe environment, ensuring our established values are carried out, planning out the children's day... and so much more. While we're free to run our day-to-day activities, we're also supported and bound by the excellent, yet demanding national standards set by the Tutor Time corporation.