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Q. What are your hours?
A. Open 6am-6pm Monday through Friday at all three centers in Frederica, Harrington, an Milton
Q. Are meals provided?
A. Yes. Shell's serves nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch and snacks daily at no charge to parents. Menus are posted in each classroom. We provide approximately two-thirds of the child's daily nutritional needs. Adults eat seated with the children, except the infant staff. Mealtimes are relaxed times, rich with conversation and fellowship.
Q. What kind of curriculum do you provide for the children?
A. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-and teacher-directed activities. Opportunities for solitary play as well as group activities are provided. Activities and materials reflect children's cultures, and communities, including both familiar and new materials, pictures, and experiences. Employees will plan and implement activities, for all children in care, based on developmentally appropriate practices. Teachers use High Reach Learning curriculum as well as their own ideas to enrich the children's daily learning in social, emotional, cognitive & gross motor development. Our curriculum focuses on listening, talking, vocabulary, colors, self-concept, socialization, small/large muscle control, music, art dramatic play, creative expression, math & additional components.
Q. What are the center's discipline policies?
A. Employees shall use positive developmentally appropriate methods of behavior management of children which encourage self-control, self-direction, positive self-esteem, social responsibility and cooperation. Prevention of behavioral problems shall be emphasized. Prevention strategies shall include providing appropriate, educationally valuable materials and activities in an organized, stimulating environment, and setting realistic expectations for young children when planning the program. Employees shall praise and encourage children for positive behavior and redirect or guide inappropriate behavior into more positive actions, rather than relying on punishment.