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TREASURES Child Care Center at Smugglers' Notch Resort

Vacation child care for children 6 weeks to 3 years old



TREASURES Child Care Center provides nurturing vacation child care for children 6 weeks to 3 years old in a loving and safe environment. Settling your little one at TREASURES will give you the peace of mind and flexibility to enjoy special vacation activities, such as a fun ski day or invigorating snowshoe outing with your spouse or an activity with one of your other children. The center’s slopeside location in the Resort Village is perfect for parents who want to enjoy their own mountain adventures but want the convenience of being able to check on their little ones if desired.

The staff of this state-licensed facility are specialists in non-recurring child care, and with kindness and patience help children successfully transition in unfamiliar surroundings. They are also trained in CPR and first aid. For the peace of mind and comfort of visiting families, TREASURES strives for consistent caregiver scheduling during a child’s stay in the center.

Parents are encouraged to communicate their child’s likes and dislikes and special needs to the center’s staff, and a daily report documents each child’s activities throughout the day. From college students working on their education or early childhood degrees to grandmas wanting to play and cuddle, TREASURES’ caregivers want your child to have a safe and fun vacation child care experience.
Here's what visiting families have to say about their TREASURES experience:

"Nearly every Saturday of the 2013 and 2014 ski season, our son went to Treasures. He was so excited about it each week! We loved the attentive care, open and clean space and the healthy food. They let him nap when he needed to and there was always a number of activities for him to choose from. He even got to try out skis on a few occasions. We're sad that he won't be there this season, since he'll ... be over 3. We highly recommend Treasures to everyone and it's the main reason that we chose Smuggs."

"Dropping your kids off with strangers is always going to cause some anxiety - except at Treasures. The staff was warm, caring, attentive, and made sure our youngest had as much fun with his day as we did on the slopes."

"Love it! Our two and a half year old was unhappy with us when she didn’t get to go every day! Staff was wonderful!"


We invite you to read more of our customer testimonials and press accolades.
“Excellent people and programs. They even remembered our kids from last year. Makes you feel like you are right at home.”

“Fantastic! Shelly and her staff were so pleasant, professional, accommodating and lovely to deal with. Our child was happy and well-looked after each day. They treated her like a princess, and we would return to the resort because of Treasures!”

“We love having the confidence of being able to leave our son with a sitter we’ve never met. That speaks volumes to the staff at Treasures.”

"They specialize in non-recurring childcare, meaning that they are good at making your child feel comfortable in a new environment ..." Read more about the Treasures experience on family travel site pitstopsforkids.com

"The best part and the biggest reason we will be going back to Smugglers' Notch next year is the Treasures child care facility." A mom shares her child's Treasures' experience on www.urbanmoms.ca

Family travel site www.wejustgotback.com: “We have yet to find a facility as impressive in another hotel or resort.”

Family ski site www.familyskitrips.com: "Smugglers' Notch, the leader of the pack when it comes to accommodating parents, offers daycare for babies as early as six-weeks-old. Everything about "Treasures" daycare is prime for powder-craving parents: the slopeside setting, the custom designed age-appropriate rooms, and the staff of some of the best trained caregivers in the ski biz."

Family travel site www.familytravelforum.com: Treasures was included in Family Travel Forum’s ranking of Top Ten Getaways for Tiny Travelers, a survey of resort and hotel programs which cater to infants and toddlers under three years old.
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TREASURES at a glance
The special features of TREASURES were designed and developed in consultation with the Resort's child care providers based upon their observations of what is important to visiting parents and children.

Some of these special features include:
 • Convenient Resort Village and ski slope access
 • A private nursing room
 • Age-specific playrooms
 • One-way mirrors in each indoor playroom so that parents can check on their children without disrupting their play
 • Child-sized toilets and sinks
 • An attached outdoor play area
 • Radiant floor heating








TREASURES also features a full kitchen for preparing hot lunches; a changing room; and a screened porch with baby swings. Cubbies offer space for storage of children's things during their stay. There are giant fish tanks in every room. For safety and comfort when accessing the building, there are heated snowmelt outdoor walkways.
Your child's day at TREASURES
TREASURES features three open and bright classrooms with developmentally appropriate toys and activities. Children are grouped in programs by age (please click on the age group to read more).

Fireflies: Ages 6 weeks to 16 months.
These little ones have fun indoors where they'll enjoy plenty of space to crawl and play on special floor mats and climbing structures, and object and spatial play. Children in this age group dictate their own schedules. The nap room adjoins the play area. For ages up to 15 months, there is a 3:1 child to caregiver ratio. For ages 16 months and older, there is a 4:1 child to caregiver ratio at TREASURES.
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Little Dippers: Ages 17 months to 2 1/2 years.
This age group spends time together in the open space playroom, listening to music, singing, creating arts and crafts, chasing bubbles, playing in the ball pit, storytelling with circle games, snow play in the enclosed playground or just having quiet time. There is a 4:1 child to caregiver ration for this group.
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Little Rascals and Little Rascals on Snow: Ages 2 1/2 to 3 years.
Little Rascals on Snow is an add-on feature to our full day program at TREASURES. These tykes enjoy circle time, singing and stories, arts and crafts, imaginative play, snow play in the enclosed playground and more. There is a 4:1 child to caregiver ratioi for this group. This age group can enjoy a first introduction to skiing with our Little Rascals on Snow program, which gets them used to the equipment and movement of skiing and includes use of our dedicated conveyor lift right in TREASURES’ fenced playground area!

Healthy snacks are served in the morning and afternoon. A hot lunch is served daily and a weekly menu is posted for informational purposes. TREASURES is a peanut-free facility and most other allergies are accommodated.
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During Winter 2013/2014, children at TREASURES will be introduced to the basics of snowboarding during playtime with Burton Riglet snowboards, balance boards, and fun games incorporating balance and movement.
Hours, pricing, and registration information
TREASURES is open 8:30 am - 4:00 pm daily.

The cost for a full day at TREASURES is $85. Lunch and snacks are included. Hourly care is provided between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm only. The cost is $15.00 per hour for up to four hours.

TREASURES
is 50% OFF when families purchase our Club Smugglers' Classic or Summit Package, all season long, December 5, 2014 - April 5, 2015 . For your convenience, please print a downloadable registration form prior to arrival. Advance reservations are recommended. Child care cancellations 24 hours prior receive a full refund; less than 24 hours receive a 50% refund; a no-show results in no refund.
Child care arrangements may be booked at the time you make your vacation reservations at smuggs.com or with our reservationists at 800-419-4615. You may also direct any questions to a TREASURES staff member at 802-644-1180.

For their stay at TREASURES each child will need a change of clothes and any personal items needed such as diapers and wipes. Weather-appropriate outdoor gear should also be sent with the child daily for outings. Sippy cups and clean linens for nap time are provided by TREASURES.
Other child care services
Babysitters:
TREASURES will help to arrange a private caregiver in your vacation home. Babysitters will entertain your children in your resort home with games and stories, or take them to activities that are occurring at the resort, if you wish.

Reservations for babysitting can be made by calling TREASURES at extension 1193 directly from your condominium or by calling 802-644-1193. TREASURES will take reservations daily between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. After 4:30 pm you can call the Guest Service Desk at extension 1293 or 802-644-1293. A 48 hour advance reservation is required.

A $10 non-refundable finders fee per babysitter is paid to TREASURES. A $12/hour, first child, $1/hour each additional child payment is made directly to babysitter for this service. A minimum of 2 hours is required. Sits with more than four children may require an additional sitter.

Holiday pricing for babysitting is $15/hour for the first child, $1/hour for each additional child. Holidays include: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving Day.


Kids' Night Out:
If you would like to enjoy a special night out or participate in one of the Resort's evening events for adults, your child can enjoy their own special evening at Kids' Night Out. Kids take part in fun activities and have dinner with the caring staff at TREASURES. Wednesday & Saturday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, December 5, 2014 - April 5, 2015 $30 per night, per child, ages 3-11. 24-hour advance reservations required. Please have children dressed to walk outside. Children must be toilet trained. Call to make your arrangements.
Special New Year's Eve Kids' Night Out, 6:30 pm - 12:30 am, $40 per child. Reserve Early!

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