Frequently Asked Questions

What Safety & Cleaning procedures are being used at Way to Grow in regard to Covid 19?

At Way to Grow we use the “Care Process” to clean our Center.  We thoroughly clean all learning materials & equipment used throughout each morning, as well as all surfaces & then again in each afternoon. using a CDC compliant disinfectant, toilets & sinks are disinfected after each use.  Children’s temperatures are monitored & parents are asked a series of questions per state regs each morning.  Masks are worn by all adults, including parents at arrival each & every day.

What if someone other than my spouse / partner or me has to pick up my child?

In order to protect your child, we require that you provide the names of any individual who has permission to pick up your child. We require advance notice from you when someone other than a family member will be picking up your child and will check identification. If we have any questions or concerns, we ask that you are available via cell phone to provide confirmation.

What security measures are in place to protect my child?

Way to Grow utilizes a video monitoring system at all times. This allows us to be able to monitor the safety of the children and security of the facility. We also keep our front door locked at all times and parents use a code to open the door to enter. Parents will sign in & sign out their child(ren) every day. Our playground is fully fenced and there is no access from the outside.

What sanitation procedures are used at Way to Grow?

At Way to Grow we use the “Care Process” to clean our facility. We thoroughly clean throughout the day using a safe disinfectant, including all toys and equipment, classroom surfaces, bathrooms and office. All of our sanitization standards exceed both state and federal regulations and are CDC complient.

What ages of children do you accept?

Way to Grow provides a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for children 12 mos. through the age of 8 yrs. View information about our curriculum-based programs here.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. We provide full-day care for toddlers, preschoolers. & School age children when public school is out. We also provide before-and-after-school care

Do you provide part-time sessions?

Yes! Way to Grow part-time sessions are designed to help parents who may need a flexible schedule or for the stay at home parent(s) who choose to take advantage of the learning & social aspects of our programs in order to ready their child for school. View all of our available child care programs here.

Do you provide meals and snacks?

Yes! We serve breakfast & nutritious snacks. A snack in the morning and another in the afternoon. Our Center is equipped with a kitchen and staff trained in nutrition, USDA and RI Department of Education guidelines, and proper portions for young children. Weekly menus are posted on the parent board of each classroom. Parents provide lunch for their child.

Do you have procedures for emergencies?

Way to Grow’s #1 priority is the safety of children in our care including periodic fire drills which include routine evacuation procedures and Staff certification in first aid and Pediatric CPR.

Do you accept DHS Subsidies?

Yes. We offer a number of slots to the DHS program and we welcome parents who are eligible for DHS subsidies.

What are your tuition rates?

Tuition rates vary according to the age of your child and the amount of time you would like to schedule. We encourage all prospective parents to come in and tour our facilities and further discuss rates. schedule a tour for a time more convenient for you.

Do you welcome parent involvement?
Can I stop by unannounced?

The answer to both is a resounding “YES!” Our school is a community that embraces the whole family. If you’d like to get an inside look at your child at play or in the classroom, you are more than welcome to stop by anytime. We also encourage parents to come in and talk about their careers, help with projects at home that need to be completed and returned, lending objects of units of study and anything else that will help get parents involved.

What is your policy regarding sick children?

In order to keep our children, their families and our staff as healthy as possible, we require that any child with a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or contagious disease be kept at home.

What is the ratio in my child’s classroom?

The ratio in each classroom is dependent on the state requirements. Way to Grow adheres to all guidelines and state requirements & standards. Typically, our teacher to student ratios are lower than state requirements.

How do teachers handle discipline with my child?

We believe that “discipline” is the helpful guidance, encouragement, and support that adults use to influence children. It is not founded in punishment, rules and, restrictions, but in teaching children to resolve problems and seek solutions themselves. Appropriate discipline helps children learn how to interact and develop self-control. Our staff and teachers at Way To Grow, understand these concepts and utilize and follow a developmentally appropriate and character-building strategy for handling classroom discipline.

What should I do next if there is no space available for my child?

To keep staff to child ratios low, we have a limited number of slots in each classroom. To put your child’s name on the waitlist, please contact our Director to find out what paperwork we will need along with a registration fee.

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