- WHAT HOURS ARE YOU OPEN?

Our school is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

- DO YOU OFFER PART-TIME CARE?

We try to accommodate everyone providing the slots are available. 

- DO YOU OFFER CARE DURING THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?

Yes, we offer spring, summer and winter camps as well as single day care when elementary schools are closed. 

- ARE YOU OPEN YEAR ROUND OR DO YOU CLOSE AT ANY TIME?

We only close on statutory holidays, or in the case of an unforeseen emergency. 

- WHAT ARE YOUR DISCIPLINE METHODS?

Our teachers are trained to be guidance professionals. A child must trust the teacher to learn control through redirection. Teachers are taught to review the environment and activities to reduce conflicts.  

- WHAT IS THE TEACHER TO STUDENT RATIO?

It is different for each class and depends on the age of the children, program, and licensing requirements. 

- DO YOU PROVIDE A STRUCTURED LEARNING PROGRAM?

Aquarelle Kids Academy has chosen to use Creative Curriculum and HighReach Learning as a basis to provide rich, well planned and organized play opportunities for the children. They match our philosophy that children learn best through hands-on activities that address the needs of the whole child.  In our search for an effective, developmentally appropriate curriculum, we looked for one that would keep the children active and engaged, would have  measurable goals shared by all, would be research based and the content would be learned through play, investigation, and focused intentional teaching.  Monthly themes are used to introduce information and learning takes place as a child explores and manipulates real objects.  We also firmly believe that character education is critically needed for our young children and that the early years of a child’s life are the best window of opportunity for laying the foundations for character development in children. In addition to the above curriculum, we decided to use the Character Critters program, which features stories for very young children with a message about six key elements of character development – responsibility, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, citizenship and respect.  These basic elements of character are believed to be relevant for all individuals, regardless of race, creed, ethnic group, gender, politics or wealth. 

- WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOUR STAFF NEED TO WORK IN THE SCHOOL?

All staff must submit to a criminal background check.  They must also have studied or be in the process of studying early childhood education courses. 

- DO YOU HAVE STAFF THAT ARE CPR AND FIRST AID CERTIFIED?

Yes, the majority of our staff has training in CPR and First Aid. 

- WHAT ARE YOUR HEALTH AND ILLNESS POLICIES?

If your child cannot participate in the daily routine, they should not be attending our program. More information on this can be found in our parent handbook which you will find on this website. 

- DO YOU ACCEPT CHILD CARE CHOICE STATE SUBSIDY?

Yes. 

- DO THE CHILDREN GO ON FIELD TRIPS WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION?

We do go on field trips during our camps. Generally, twice per week. 
 

- DO YOU PROVIDE MEALS?

We provide breakfast and an afternoon snack but parents must bring a lunch. The exception to this is on Fridays when we offer pizza at the cost of $2 per child. 

- IS THE SCHOOL LICENSED?

Yes, we are licensed through the Florida Department of Children and Families. 

- HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU CARE FOR?

We are licensed for 133 children. 

- WHAT ARE YOUR TUITION RATES?

Please see our tuition rate schedule on this website at Enrollment

- IS THIS SCHOOL INSURED?

We carry liability and student accident insurance. 

- CAN I VISIT AT ANY TIME?

We have an open door policy and welcome you when you would like to visit. Parent participation is an important part of our program. 

- WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING EMERGENCIES?

See our Crisis/Disaster Emergency Response Handbook. Be assured that a staff member will be with your child at all times.You will be notified immediately.  Please make sure you keep your contact numbers updated with us at all times. 

- HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY CHILD DID ON A CERTAIN DAY?

Parents of infants, one and two year olds will be given a daily report.  Reports on older children are given out each Friday.  However, you will find a daily note from the teacher attached to the classroom crate where you also check each day for work going home. 

- DO YOU HAVE DROP-IN SERVICE AVAILABLE?

If space allows we are willing to do drop-in care. You must fill out our application forms and pay for service in advance. 

- HOW DO YOU COPE WITH CHILDREN WHO DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH?

Our teachers assist with children by repeating basic words they need to know while they are in our care and showing them what the word indicates in real situations.  Children are encouraged to participate in all the activities and quickly learn to use more words. 

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