Child Care Center Observation Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Child Care Center Observation
A report on observations made at the Valley Interfaith Child Care Center.
# 148404 | 1,073 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 18, 2011 in Education (Early Childhood)

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The writer looks at the Valley Interfaith Child Care Center's caregivers, the teacher and child initiated activities, the health and safety of the center, the parental involvement and child assessments. The writer describes the ways the center provides quality child care and looks at the caregivers' styles of quality child care. Finally, this writer outlines what he liked the best and the least about the center and offers suggestions for improvement.

Program Basics
Health and Safety
Special Needs and ESL
Parent Involvement & Child Assessment
The Center and Quality Child Care
The Caregivers and Quality Child Care
The Best and the Least
Suggestions for Improvement

From the Paper:

"The program name was Valley Interfaith Child Care Center, located at 948 Heather Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia. The center's hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Tuition for Valley Interfaith Child Care Center is $145.00 per week ($623.50 per month) for full-time child care. This includes children from the age of infant up to those turning 5 after September 30th. For those who are 5 years old by September 30th, these children transition to kindergarten or another program. There is also a one-time $50 registration fee. It includes the summer activity fee. However, there are no reduction in fees for missed days, vacation time, or center observed closings, vacations or holidays ("Tuition, 2008). Valley Interfaith Child Care Center is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and is licensed by the state of Virginia. Valley Interfaith Child Care Center models its programs after the High Scope approach. Their active learning and hands-on experiences engage the children with the world around them, allowing them to make choices and decisions from an early age ("Valley", n.d.)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Parent handbook. (2008). Retrieved May 5, 2009, from
  • Tuition rates. (June 2008). Retrieved May 5, 2009, from
  • Valley Interfaith Child Care Center. (No date). Retrieved May 5, 2009, from

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