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Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Learning Centers in Amarillo

At Children’s Learning Center, our mission is to provide attentive care and whole-child development. Our curriculum is designed to focus on the individual needs of each child and to help them reach their full potential. Here are some of the most common questions we receive from parents and guardians.

What are the benefits of a head start with learning?

At Children’s Learning Centers, we strongly believe in the benefits of giving children a head start on their education and development. Decades of research show that the experiences and learning opportunities children have in their earliest years lay the foundation for their future success in school and life. By enrolling your child with us, they will get the following benefits:

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  • Increased school readiness through exposure to numbers, letters, science concepts, and more in our play-based curriculum.
  • math, and critical thinking abilities.

  • Our hands-on activities develop cognitive, literacy, math, and critical thinking abilities.
  • Enhanced social-emotional skills through peer interaction, sharing, and relationship-building with attentive teachers who facilitate cooperation and friendship.
  • Confidence and independence are nurtured in an environment where caring teachers understand each child’s unique interests, needs, and learning styles.
  • A strong foundation across developmental domains including speech, motor skills, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • Healthy habits and routines are established through our schedule of active play, enrichment activities, rest time, and nutritious and delicious meals and snacks.

Which location is best for your child?

We’re delighted you’re considering Children’s Learning Center for your child! With nine conveniently located centers across Amarillo, we’re able to provide customized care and education for children of all ages.

Each of our campuses serves either a specific age range – like our Infant Center focused on newborns to 12 months – or provides after-school care and picks up from designated elementary schools.

We suggest touring our different locations to see which would be the best fit based on your child’s age, your school zone, and other needs. Our friendly admissions staff at each center will walk you through the specifics of their program offerings, classroom environments, and more. We look forward to welcoming your family!Do you offer financial assistance?

The Children’s Learning Centers of Amarillo is happy to provide financial assistance to qualifying individuals. Simply contact a member of our team to learn more!

Are you licensed and accredited?

All of our centers at Children’s Learning Center are licensed through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and meet stringent state childcare regulations.

In addition, we hold certifications available through Texas Rising Star, a state program quality rating and improvement system for child care. Our Texas Rising Star 4-Star Certification demonstrates our commitment to going above and beyond minimum standards in areas like teacher qualifications, curriculum, and the classroom environment.

Our experienced teachers complete many hours of training annually covering child development, safety procedures, educational best practices, and more.

We conduct extensive background checks and rigorous hiring standards so you can trust our staff is prepared to nurture your child. With licensure, top-tier accreditation, and exceptional teacher training, you can rest assured we meet the highest standards of quality.

What are your operating hours?

We are open Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.

What is your curriculum based on?

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Our curriculum is based on the latest research and best practices in early childhood education. We incorporate elements from various educational philosophies and offer individualized care for all of our students. Our approach is play-based and child-centered, allowing children to learn through hands-on activities that are developmentally appropriate for their age group.

We also follow the guidelines set by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for preschool and elementary education. This ensures that our curriculum aligns with the standards set by the state, preparing children for success in school.

We also regularly assess and adjust our curriculum to meet the changing needs of our students and stay up-to-date with the latest educational research. Overall, our curriculum is designed to promote whole-child development and help children reach their full potential.

What is the enrollment process?

To enroll your child at a Children’s Learning Center, you can start by scheduling a tour of one of our centers. During your visit, you can meet our staff, see our facilities, and ask any questions you may have.

If you decide to enroll, our admissions team will guide you through the necessary paperwork and provide information about tuition and enrollment fees. We require all enrolled children to have up-to-date immunizations and a completed health form from their doctor.

We understand that choosing a childcare center for your child is an important decision, and we are here to support you throughout the entire process.

What safety measures do you have in place?

At Children’s Learning Centers, safety is our top priority. We adhere to strict protocols to ensure the well-being of our students and staff at all times. Some of the safety measures we have in place include:

  • Secured entrances with controlled access for authorized personnel only
  • Clear emergency evacuation plans and regular drills
  • Regular cleaning and sanitization of all areas, toys, and equipment
  • Mandatory background checks for all staff members
  • CPR and First Aid trained staff on-site at all times

Your child’s safety is in good hands with us. We continuously review and update our policies and procedures to ensure we are providing a safe environment for your child to learn and grow.

Do you provide meals?

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Yes, we provide nutritious meals and snacks for our students. All of our meals are prepared on-site using fresh ingredients and follow the guidelines set by the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

We accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, so you can rest assured that your child is receiving healthy and safe food while in our care. Our mealtimes also provide opportunities for social interaction and learning about healthy eating habits.