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Infant Care: (from 6 weeks to 11 months of age) Room capacity: 8 (Max child to teacher ratio 4:1)  Lead Teacher has equivalent college credits to a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  Registry Level 8.

One Year-Old Classroom: (12 - 18 months of age) Room capacity: 8 (Max child to teacher ratio 4:1)  Lead Teacher as an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education.  Registry Level 12.

Toddlers Classroom: (18 - 26 months of age) (Max child to teacher ratio 4:1) Lead Teacher has equivalent college credits to an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education.  Registry Level 11.

2 Year-Old Preschool: (27 - 35 months of age) (Max child to teacher ratio 8:1) Wrap-around full-day care available. Lead Teacher has a one-year technical diploma in Child Care Services.  Registry Level 11.

2 1/2 - 3 Year-Old Preschool:  Max Child to teacher ratio 10:1)  Lead Teacher has a Baccalaureate degree in Psychology and Human Development.  Registry Level 12.

3 Year-Old Preschool: (Max child to teacher ratio 10:1) Full-day and Half-day care available.  Lead Teacher has a Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education and Music.  Registry Level 14.

4 Year-Old Preschool: (Max child to teacher ratio 13:1) Full-day, Half-day and 4PS wrap-around  care (see * below) available.  Lead Teacher has a baccalaureate degree in Education and Human Services, and is a DPI licensed educator for early through middle childhood (birth through age 11).  Registry Level 14.

* (In addition, the Ripon School District runs AM & PM 4PS programs at our facility during the school year only.  RCLC offers wrap-around care for those who need care and enhanced learning experiences before and/or after the 4PS program.)

School-Age Adventure Club: (5-12 years of age) (Max child to teacher ratio 17:1) Before and after school & summer/school break programs.  Lead Teacher has equivalent college credits to an associate degree in early childhood education.

CURRICULUM AND SCHEDULE

                Our curricula is based on the assessed needs, interests and developmental stages of the children enrolled in each classroom, and directly tied to Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS).   The daily schedule provides a balance of activities in consideration of the following:

· A balance of child-initiated and staff-initiated age-appropriate activities to include music, art, language development, math, science, cognition, and large and small motor skill development.

· The schedule provides for alternating periods of quiet and active learning and play.

· Story Time: children are exposed to age-appropriate literature to encourage imagination, build vocabulary and develop listening skills.

· A balance of large and small muscle activity.

· More than one option for group activity daily (infants and toddlers are not expected to function as a large group).

· All ages play outdoors daily, weather permitting.  Children will not go outside when temperatures exceed 90° F, or when the wind chill factor is below 0° F for children age 2 and above (or below 20° F for children under age 2).

· Meal and snack times: breakfast at 8:30AM, lunch at 11:30AM and afternoon snack at 2:30PM (school age times differ according to their schedule).  Meals and snacks are included in the published tuition fees.

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· Rest periods appropriate to age group.

· During periods of transition (arrival, departure, starting and ending group activities, etc.), children are given opportunities for a variety of self-directed activities to allow for clean-up and preparation while providing adequate individual attention, group supervision and communication.

Parents are encouraged to regularly discuss their child’s progress with their child’s teacher.  Formal and informal assessments of each child's progress are made throughout the year.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are offered twice each year.  If a detailed conference is needed in the interim, parents may make an appointment for a formal meeting with the lead teacher and Administrative staff.