Chid Care and Preschool Guide

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Children’s Corner Preschool and Childcare Center

2125 Park St., Findlay
419-422-0618

Ages accepted: Children’s Corner has two locations. The Infant/Toddler center, which provides care for children ages six weeks to three years, is located at 333 Oakland Ave., Findlay. This center has a small infant classroom, a large infant classroom, and two toddler classrooms. The preschool/school age center is located right down the street at 2125 Park St., Findlay. Here we provide all-day care, preschool, and before and after school programs to children ages three to twelve.
Student/teacher ratio: We are licensed through the state of Ohio and follow all ratio guidelines
Number of students: Approximately 70 students
Average class size: We follow state guidelines
Transportation available? Yes, to most area schools
Potty training available? Yes, at our infant/toddler center
Special programs: Preschool, all-day care, before and after school program, school age summer program

Brainy breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, and apples

Recipe for success: We believe that each and every child needs a safe, comfortable environment that allows them to grow and develop physically, socially, and intellectually. We strive to provide an enjoyable, learning atmosphere for the young child and peace of mind for the working parent.

Best children’s book: Llama Llama Misses Mama written by Anna Dewdney

  Favorite way to teach ABCs: Singing!

Temper tantrum remedy: Redirection, ignore inappropriate behavior, discuss when calm

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School

2330 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-2112
sgrgroup.com/fpc/nurseryschool.htm

Ages accepted: 3-5 yrs. old (by August 1st)
Student/teacher ratio:  For 3’s=16 children/ 2 teachers, for 4 + 5’s=18-20 children/2 teachers
Number of students: 72 this year
Average class size:  3’s=16, 4 + 5’s=19
Transportation available? No
Potty training available? No, must be potty trained
Special programs: Pre-session child care available before classes in the mornings

Temper tantrum remedy: Our best “weapon” is that no one can say “it’s mine!”—because it isn’t, it belongs to everyone at school!

Brainy breakfast: Eggs and OJ
Favorite way to teach ABCs: Through songs!
Recipe for success: Learning through Play/Play is a Child’s Work
Best children’s book: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

Merry Time Nursery School

225 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay
419-422-6662

Ages accepted: Must be 4 by October 1
Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
Number of students: 18
Average class size: 18
Transportation available? No
Potty training available? No, must be potty trained
Special programs: Field trips are taken, three authors studied during school year, Fall Celebration, Harvest Party, Indian Celebration Day, Thanksgiving Feast, Pet Show Day,  Christmas Celebration, Christmas program for families, Rodeo Day, Circus Day, Blizzard Day, Valentine’s Celebration, Spring Celebration, Spring program for families, family picnic, parent/teacher conferences
Best children’s book: We love them all!

Temper tantrum remedy: Redirection

Recipe for success:  Merry Time Nursery School is a learning center that strives to foster optimum growth and development in preschool age children. We focus on the total child, including the physical, mental, social and emotional development of each individual. We believe that what a child learns and how he/she learns it during the preschool years greatly influences his/her attitude and adjustment as he/she matures. Free play, routines and adult-directed activities are all essential parts of our program. The atmosphere at Merry Time is based on a loving concern for each child. Limits are established and positive words and actions are used to guide the children’s growth by encouraging confidence, expression, self-discipline and curiosity.

Something Special Learning Center

655 Fox Run Rd., Findlay
419-422-1400
somethingspecial.us

Ages accepted: Infant (6 weeks) to school-age (12 years)
Student/teacher ratio: Meets state requirements/varies by age
Number of students: We are licensed for 132
Average class size: Varies by age
Transportation available? Yes to area schools
Potty training available? Yes
Special programs: Yoga, dance and tumbling available, school age summer program

Favorite way to teach ABCs: Songs, games, fingerplays
Best children’s book: Pete the Cat is very popular with our students right now
Temper tantrum remedy: Redirect and recognize positive behavior
Brainy breakfast: Hot, nutritious meals
Recipe for success: Parents and staff work closely together to present a great program

YMCA Child Development Center

231 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-422-3174
findlayymca.org

Ages accepted: We accept infants at 6 weeks old through school age children in 5th grade
Student/teacher ratio: Infants: 5/1 ratio; Toddlers: 7/1; Preschool: 12/1 until 4 years old; Preschool: 14/1 for 4 years-6 years; School-age children is a 18/1 ratio
Number of students: We now have 281 children enrolled
Average class size: Class size ranges 8 infants per class; 12 toddlers per class; 16-22 preschoolers per class; 18-25 school agers per class
Transportation available? Transportation is available before and after school to all of Findlay City      Elementary School and in the afternoon for St. Michaels and also before and after school for Liberty Benton
Potty training available? Yes, potty training is available
Brainy breakfast: Waffle with sliced strawberries and
blueberries
Best children’s book: Pete the Cat and his new shoes
Recipe for success: Treat everyone with respect and kindness  Favorite way to teach the ABC’s: Sing the ABC song while passed a ball around to children and letting each child say a letter

Temper tantrum remedy: I always ask upset children if they are having bad day… this allows the child to express their emotions and let them know that you care about the reason they are upset. Some children cannot even tell you why they are upset and it may just be a bad day. Everyone has bad days and children are no different. You can then show empathy to that child by telling them that you are sorry they are having a bad day. It is a great conversation starter.