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Winter Child Care 2012-2013

Fact Sheet on TREASURES Child Care Center

Our philosophy at TREASURES Child Care Center is to provide a warm, caring environment for all children. Our program is based upon the concept that young children should be active learners and develop at their own pace.

Organization
Child care is available by the hour, day, and for multi-day periods; reservations are required. TREASURES is open daily from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. Children are grouped by age from 6 weeks to 3 years. Each age group has its own developmentally appropriate learning opportunities, activities, and materials.

Programs
Fireflies (ages 6 weeks - 16 months) Fireflies enjoy the indoor floor mats, climbing structures, and object and spatial play.

Little Dippers (ages 17 months - 2 1/2 years) This groups spends time together in our playhouse, listening to music, singing, arts and crafts, bubble chasing, storytelling, circle games, and quiet time.

Little Rascals (2 1/2 - 3 years) Inside these tykes enjoy circle time, singing, stories, arts and crafts, imaginative play and more. Outside they may go sledding or sliding. This program integrates many of the Discovery Camp activities for 3-5 year olds, but at a level appropriate for toddlers still in diapers.

Child care rates in the Winter are $85 for a full day that includes lunch. Children may also enroll in TREASURES by the hour for up to three hours in the morning only ($15 per hour).

Little Rascals on Snow (2 1/2 - 3 years) Now in its fifth season is Little Rascals on Snow, a joint TREASURES-Snow Sport University program designed to introduce two and a half and young three year olds to skiing. A gentle fun instruction program combines with lunch, naps and playtime in TREASURES for a full day. The center has its own dedicated conveyor lift for the Little Rascals program. $129 per day, including equipment. (This program runs from December 7, 2012 through April 7, 2013.)
Special Activities
A babysitting service is managed from TREASURES with approved sitters. The cost is $10 per hour for one child with a $1 per hour fee for each additional child.

TREASURES hosts a Kids' Night Out on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the Winter from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm. This event is for youngsters aged 4-11 years old and includes dinner and age-grouped activities. The fee is $30 per child.

Both of these programs require advance registration.
Caregivers
Our attentive and knowledgeable caregivers meet or exceed the licensing requirements established by the Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. They are trained in first aid, CPR, child development, and behavior management. Staffing ratios are 1:4 for ages 6 weeks to 16 months; 1:4 for ages 17 months to 30 months; and 1:5 for ages 2 1/2 to 6 years.
Child Protection Plan
Security cards, color coded and numbered, are handed to parents when they bring their children to the center. Parents cannot pick up their children without the proper security card or picture I.D.
Building
Smugglers' TREASURES Child Care Center was constructed in 2002 and is conveniently located in the Resort Village overlooking the lower Morse Liftline slope. The building contains 5,400 square feet of indoor space and 4,000 square feet of fenced outdoor play area. There are age-specific play rooms; a check-in area; a crib room; a full kitchen for preparing hot lunches; a pantry; a changing room; a cubby room; kid-sized toilets/washrooms; a nursing room; and a screened porch with baby swings. The facility offers radiant floor heating; giant fish tanks in every room, ski-in and ski-out convenience, one-way mirror viewing for parents to check on their children, and heated snowmelt outdoor walkways.

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