Prodigy Frequently Asked Questions
1. What controls do you use to keep the building secure?
Our computer controlled access ensures that only enrolled parents and children with active passwords are in the building with our staff. A password must be entered into our touch screen monitor in order to unlock the door for entrance. This also provides us with a time-stamped record of when your children come and go. Visitors must ring the doorbell. We also have cameras in every classroom, the building's main entrance, the kitchen, and the playground. All cameras are continuously recording, saving to a terabyte hard drive. We have a video record of everyone who comes to and from our facility. Management, ownership, and the parents that choose to subscribe can watch what goes on in the classroom each and every day. We utilize this to ensure quality in the classroom and would not offer this service if we were not confident in the quality of the service we provide. Our camera system is not the typical system. Our cameras provide the ability to zoom, pan, and move from left to right and up and down. Consequently, you can find your child in the classroom as there are no blind spots. Most camera systems do not offer this capability.
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2. Is The Prodigy School for gifted children only?
We offer superior care and education for all children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. We believe that every child is born with many gifts; therefore we believe that every child is gifted!
3. Do I need to pack a lunch for my child?
provide USDA approved breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack and they
are included in our tuition. Studies have shown the
dependency of mental growth on proper nutrition. Studies also
show that the kind of foods provided is the single most important
influence on what a child learns to eat. We have a full time cook on
staff who prepares hot, nutritious and delicious meals and snacks. The
USDA program requires stringent compliance in terms of nutrition,
balance, and components.
4. Do we need to make an appointment for a tour?
We have an
open door policy at The Prodigy School and encourage parents and family
to drop in any time without prior notice and to stay as long as they
desire. We offer a family atmosphere and setting that is more
intimate than those offered by chains, franchises, and big
corporations. We do suggest that you call and make an appointment for a
tour to make sure we are not with another parent or otherwise engaged
so that we can give you our full attention and take as much time as you
require to answer all of your questions.
5. Is your building designed for child care?
building was designed specifically for child care & education
with large open rooms and a full service kitchen. We limited the
capacity of our building to maintain an intimacy and family atmosphere
such that we know all families and children.
6. Should I feel guilty about having my child in child care?
Not as long
as you enroll your child in a quality program, be it with us or with
someone else equally qualified. Our computer controlled access and
camera system should provide you with the peace of mind that your
children are safe and are being properly nurtured. What is
more, your child receives socialization and education that cannot be
achieved in most families. Our teachers are trained in early childhood
education and follow a comprehensive curriculum. Having the
opportunity to interact with peers of a similar age develops social
skills that children may not be able to experience in any other
environment. Elementary school teachers acknowledge that
children who come to them from Preschool are more advanced than those
who do not.
7. How long have you been in business?
our school in June of 1996, and have been proudly
serving the Hebron Kentucky area with the same owner ever since.
Prodigy School has a stringent policy on hiring our faculty members.
Work related and personal references are checked and a full criminal
background check is performed. Further, grade transcripts and course
descriptions are obtained from the educational institution(s) from
which the applicant received his/her early childhood teaching
credentials. The Prodigy School requires all of its employees to
complete continuing education courses in the field of early childhood
education. Our director is a credentialed early care and education
trainer. Moreover, we seek out people who are passionate about
making a positive impact on the lives of young people.
9. What kind of curriculum do you use?
The Creative Curriculum rests on a firm foundation of research and responds to new requirements for addressing academic content. The approach from its beginnings has been developed based on the theories and research that inform decision making in the early childhood field. The works of Piaget, Maslow, Erikson, Smilansky, Vygotsky and Gardner are all implemented in Creative Curriculum. This curriculum helps children acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners. For young children, meaningful and long-lasting learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work. This is best accomplished through purposeful play facilitated by highly intentional teaching practices.
Yes, they do. However, studies have shown that by the age of 18 children get sick an equal amount whether they attend child care or not. They either develop their immune system while they are in child care or they develop it when they get to school.
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