A: We serve children between 10 months and 5 years of age. A child may attend the program up to 5 days per week
A: We are located at Summerfield Peace United Methodist Church (2334 Scalesville Road, Summerfield, NC 27358).You’ll find the church on the corner of Hwy. 220 and Scalesville Road.
A: Please go to the Fees page.
A: Our Tax ID Number is: 56-2001705
A: The program staff will work with the family who is trying to potty train their child. This is an important step in the development of a child. The teacher will not push for this accomplishment, but will, through regularly scheduled trips to the restroom, encourage and give verbal rewards when the child is successful. This, as with other steps of development, calls for communication between parent and teacher. Please make it a point to see the teacher regularly to discuss progress or problems. Please also see that your child is provided with enough extra clothes during this time. Pull-ups are strongly encouraged if the child is not completely potty trained.
A: Children with developmental or special needs will be considered for this program. Factors affecting acceptance will be appropriateness of placement, ability of staff to assist with special needs, appropriateness of building and equipment, and the total number of developmentally limited children are already enrolled. Each child will be considered individually. A trial period for evaluation may be negotiated at the time of application.
A: Guiding a child in acceptable pattern of behavior is the goal of the family and the program staff. We try to help each child learn to discipline him/herself. We have rules that must be followed for safety and health. We have needs for sharing all our equipment with other children. Each teacher has some of her own rules about acceptable behavior.
Discipline may take the form of “sit in the chair until we can talk about it…” or “stand by the fence until you can stop throwing rocks.” Rewarding good behavior is our aim, so that the child will find that unacceptable behavior lacks fun and fails to get him the desired attention of the teacher. We try to use a positive approach so that the children will choose a better way.
* Children will not be subjected to punishment of a physical nature such as spanking or shaking..
* Children will not be subjected to punishment of a psychological nature such as humiliation or derogatory or sarcastic remarks or threats of physical punishment.
* Children will not be treated in a punitive manner or shamed when a bathroom accident occurs.
* Children will not be denied food as a punishment nor will they be forced to eat.
It is our goal to work with the family to be supportive of each other in manners of discipline.