There are many reasons to choose New Beginnings as your childcare provider. Here are just a few:
New Beginnings provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks as part of your tuition. We know that mornings can be hectic, and so we take breakfast and having to pack food for the day “off your plate.” We provide healthy meals that meet the Federal Food Program guidelines, cooked by a full-time chef who prepares a monthly menu.
Teachers and students eat “family style” around a table with plates, cups, napkins, and utensils, because mealtime is prime time for social development. Click here to see a sample menu.
Because we believe in eliminating control battles with children over food, they will not be forced to eat, but rather encouraged to try everything. In keeping with our philosophy and state licensing regulations, food will never be used as a reward or punishment.
If your child has an allergy to any foods, we will follow the information you have provided on your child’s health form. Special diets can be served only upon written request by the child’s physician and parent. Due to allergies and health reasons, children will not be allowed to share meals/snacks.
If your child still uses a bottle, it will be given to him/her either sitting at the table or while being held by acaregiver to avoid damage to teeth. By regulation, bottles are not allowed during naptime.
Children under the age of 2 will be given whole milk once off the bottle or breast milk. Other types of milk can be given at this age under a physician’s orders.
Twice a year, we offer free dental cleanings and sealants to our students provided by a local dentist, so you do not have to worry about taking time off to take your child to the dentist.
EASE OF PAYMENT
We offer several ways of making tuition payments, so that you can choose the one that fits you best. We accept cash, checks, Flex Plan debit cards, and credit/debit cards onsite, online payments, and can even set up automatic payments. We also participate in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Learn more about all of our payment options here.
Throughout the year, different organizations come in to do presentations for the children. Recently, we have had the fire department and Smokey the Bear, as examples.
Twice a year, we hold a Scholastic Book Fair to encourage our focus on the importance of family reading time. Every purchase helps our school receive free books for our classrooms.
We take school pictures at Christmas and in the Spring.
Every year we put on a Christmas program for parents that the kids love to participate in and the parents have a lot of fun watching.