Toddler Child Care Program

Our program serves children 18 months through 30 months of age.  As we begin to further develop our toddler program, it is our desire to provide the children a primary care system that will set the stage for them to establish deep connections with their caregiver.  By doing so, the children will feel connected to someone familiar whose presence and caring attention meets their physical and emotional needs throughout the day.

While our toddler program provides more intimate, one on one, and small group interactions, it is very much in sync with the philosophy of our preschool program.  We believe that play is integral in the child’s learning process and we provide a safe environment for the child to explore with many different learning opportunities.  In addition, our toddler curriculum is relationship based.  Toddlers develop close bonds with their caregivers giving them a sense of security and self-esteem.  Current brain-based research shows how warm, responsive, consistent care and its continuity foster many aspects of successful social, emotional and cognitive development in toddlers.

It is our primary goal to fully understand and support the needs of each child and family who enroll in our program.  We recognize the importance of getting to know each family individually, forming partnerships with parents through daily communication, building mutual trust, involving families in the program and respecting cultural and family differences.  It is our hope that by taking a partnership approach, together we can build a relationship of trust and understanding.  This foundation will provide your child with a sense of community and a life long gift of wonderment.

The Toddler Program is available Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Families may choose between 2, 3 and 5 full days per week and may schedule their drop-off and pick-up times between the available times mentioned above.  Drop off’s will not be allowed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.       

TODDLER FEE SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE September 2013  

Community/Staff/Non-Discount Students:

FULL DAYS/WEEK

2 Full

Tues & Thurs

3 Full

Mon/Wed/Fri

5 Full

Mon - Fri

$765

Month

$1045

Month

$1395

Month

 

A $100 non-refundable Registration fee is charged upon initial enrollment and every September 1st thereafter.  The 2nd child in a family will receive a 10% discount. Tuition fees are paid in equal monthly installments taking into consideration that some months have more weeks than others and that there are periodic holidays and vacations, therefore, there will be no reductions of fees for the months when holidays, vacations or staff development days occur.  The Center must provide adequate staffing at all times for the total number of children enrolled.  Please note that if you change enrollment days the cost of tuition will be adjusted accordingly.  No tuition credit or make up days are given for any days when the Center is closed and any days that a child is absent due to vacation or illness.

The schedule listed below applies only to Saddleback College students who are enrolled in six (6) or more semester units, meet the financial needs requirements and submit the Student Eligibility Form along with the required documentation of proof.  The parent will be required to pay the full tuition fees if their semester units drop below six (6) units.  Student Scholarships funded through the Associated Student Government on campus are also available each semester and are administered on a first come/first serve basis. Detailed information regarding discounts can be obtained at our front office. Semester breaks are considered when student fees are calculated; therefore, no reductions in fees will be considered during semester breaks.

Student Discounted Rate:

FULL DAYS/WEEK

2 Full

Tues & Thurs

3 Full

Mon/Wed/Fri

5 Full

Mon - Fri

$610

Month

$835

Month

$1115

Month

 

If the parent is eligible and receives benefits from a alternative child care payment plan, such as: CalWorks,  Department of Education, Children’s Home Society, Department of Rehabilitation or any other alternative payment plan, and the plan does not pay the full amount of tuition stated, the parent will be responsible for the difference.

ALL FEES AND TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE