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Do you use a curriculum? What is it?
We use The Creative Curriculum, written by Diane Trister Dodge. Teachers and teacher associates are trained in using this comprehensive curriculum, which follows children from infancy through preschool. The curriculum emphasizes building upon the interests of children expressed during play to provide a variety of learning experiences that are fun and engaging.
Is Little Village a licensed center and how are staff trained?
The center is licensed through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Staff participate in a minimum of 32 hours of training every two years, although our staff often exceed that. In addition, staff receive ongoing training through conferences (including NAEYC), workshops, in-service, and on-site consultation with the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc (CCW). The Little Village has been awarded grants through CCW that provide consultants, help purchase materials, and allow us to continually enhance our high quality program.
Are children served any meals?
Breakfast is included in tuition and hot lunch is available for a small fee. All menus are supervised by a nutritionist and parents take turns providing snacks for the class.
Are there any medical staff on-site?
All staff are trained in CPR/first aid. Medical staff (including a pediatrician) are always on grounds during daycare operation. Parents are immediately contacted in the event of illness or injury. Of course, in the case of an emergency, we always call 911.
What happens if I’m late to pick up my child?
Children are always cared for and supervised by trained staff. Late fees are $20 for the first 15 minutes, and $10 every 15 minutes thereafter.
What families use Little Village for daycare?
The Little Village started as a daycare facility for staff of The Children’s Village. However, we quickly realized the need for local daycare in the Rivertowns. Today, the majority of the kids at the Little Village come from the local community.
What is The Children’s Village?
The Little Village is located on the campus of The Children’s Village (CV), which has been caring for children and families since 1851. CV has been in the Dobbs Ferry community for more than 100 years.