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Hardy County Child Care Center

Building a better future, one child at a time

Our Programs

Infant

We provide a loving infant program designed to meet each child's individual need. Stability and security are nurtured between each child and parent, and caregiver. A daily report is sent home with information concerning your child's activities, outside stroller rides, meals, and naps, diaper changes, and over all disposition. Sign language, as well as colorful pictures, stories, songs & finger plays and rhymes are shared.

Toddlers

Our toddler program is designed for soft play areas both in and outside. We have a large variety of equipment to enable toddlers to discover pull and push as well as climbing and a sense of self. Activities are selected to enhance your child's language, emotional, and intellectual growth. Sign language is taught to express feelings along with music, dance and lots of finger plays.

Preschool

Our trained teachers develop a daily schedule and weekly lesson plans utilizing the Creative Curriculum. Each child is provided with this schedule. These children are provided with a large variety of appropriate experiences for the development of the individual child. We provide an opportunity for individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play and creativity. 

Before and After School Program

Hardy County Child Care Center has an accommodating program for the parent that requires care for their child before and after school. Transportation to and from school is available by school bus. Children are provided with light supper upon arriving to our center after school. They are then assisted with homework if needed. If home work is not needed they are provided with many different choices in activities both inside and out. We also provide care on day's school is not in session, early dismissals, as well as through the summer.

Summer Program

Our summer program is always a treat for our children as we offer a wide variety of quality interests such as: around the world, our United States, the solar system, growing a garden, making treats, and water play, are just to name a few. Children in Pre-K through third grade experience choices taught through respect, and character. Social skills are incorporated in our curriculum where children are taught through play.

We respect each child as an individual, allowing for choice of activities and interest.

 

 

Help Your Child Adjust

We encourage you to visit our center with your child prior to his/her enrollment. If the parent is unable to do so, a relative or neighbor is acceptable. 

Some children have difficulty separating from their parents in the morning. We have found that parting comments such as "I'll pick you up right after nap-time" or "you can tell me about your day when we get home" comfort the child more than "Mommy doesn't want to leave you, but I have to go to work." Please feel free to call the center if you're concerned about you child.

It has been our experience that parents who have mixed or negative feelings about enrolling their child in a program such as our, sometimes communicate (often non-verbally) these feelings to the child.   This results in separation anxiety and adjustment. Please speak to your child's teacher about these feelings and try to convey a positive, "matter of fact" attitude about the daily separation.