Frequently Asked Questions
Please peruse the answers to the following frequently asked questions below. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
What are the Center's hours of operation?
We are open Monday-Friday, 7:15am-6:00pm. PLC has two adjacent locations at 100 & 150 Graham Road. The 100 Graham Road Center provides care for 6 weeks to 2 year old children. The 150 Graham Road location provides care for 3 to 5 year old children and school age children 5 to 12 years old.
Do I need to schedule an appointment for a tour?
Parents are welcome to a tour of PLC, with or without their child, without a prior appointment. However, we recommend parents call ahead regardless to ensure the Center's Director can give parents their undivided attention throughout the tour.
What is our Learning Curriculum?
We engage the Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum for infants and toddlers. This nearly 20 year-old curriculum is research-based and focuses on detailed support for providing intentional, responsive care. It emphasizes 38 objectives for development and learning, and it also provides support for daily routines and engaging infants and toddlers. Our infant and toddler program also utilizes sign language to promote and encourage oral communication.
For the 3 to 5 year olds, the We Can Curriculum is a proven system of teaching whereby key foundational skills, language and literacy is the focus of early childhood education. The educational domains addressed by the "We Can" Curriculum include (but are not limited to): literacy, language, vocabulary development, orality, phonological awareness and more.
What are PLC's child-to-teacher ratios?
Our child-to-teacher ratios may vary but always comply with the Texas State Minimum Standards. PLC prides itself on low child-to-teacher ratios. For more information regarding these ratios, please ask PLC's Director.
Does PLC offer part-time care for children?
Yes; PLC is offering limited spots for part-time care for all ages. For more information regarding part-time care contact the Director.
Does PLC close for holidays and, if so, which ones?
The Center is closed for most holidays; our holiday closure schedule will be posted in advance for convenience.
Does PLC's childcare program include an educational component?
Yes; our program for childcare is designed to help each child learn, develop and grow necessary skills from infant care up through prekindergarten. For more information regarding the educational component of our program, please visit the Teaching Strategies website & We Can website.
Are parents permitted to visit their children at PLC throughout the day?
Definitely! We encourage parents to visit their children during the day and welcome their participation in their child's daily educational activities.
Are meals included for children on a daily basis at PLC?
Yes for an additional cost. We use the Little’s Lunches program (http://littleslunches.com) for a healthy meal option. Included in tuition is a morning and afternoon snack. If parents do not use the Little’s Lunches program they are responsible for providing their child with a lunch. The Littles Lunches program is optional. Microwaves are made available for any meals requiring their use. For healthy meal planning and options, please visit Healthy Meals planning guide by CACFP.
How are food allergies dealt with at PLC?
PLC will make accommodations at the center for any child enrolled with food allergies. Parents are welcome to provide their children with dairy and other allergen-free foods, and we will work to accommodate specific allergies wherever and whenever necessary.
Do children who attend PLC have daily outdoor activity time?
Yes! At PLC, children are given outdoor activity time daily when weather permits. When inclement weather prevents outdoor play, children are given time to play inside in our specially-designed activity room.
Are all PLC staff trained in required CPR and First Aid?
Absolutely; PLC requires that all staff members renew and update their CPR and first-aid training every two years.
What are PLC's tuition costs?
Please contact PLC for detailed information regarding tuition costs, sibling discount, etc. You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for tuition rates and openings.
Does PLC have an enrollment fee?
Yes; the enrollment fee for PLC is $200.00.
How do I enroLl my child at PLC?
If you are interested in enrolling your child at PLC, please contact us for details.
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