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Monthly Rates based on number of days per week 

Age Group

 5 days
per week

4 days
per week

3 days
per week

2 days
per week

1 day
per week

Toddler Age (12 months to 30 months) 






Preschool Age (3 to 5 years)






School Age (5-12 years) – June, July, and August 






School Age (5-12 years) –  September through May 








Payment Assistance
Subsidies are available for low-income families who qualify through DCYF. Inquire with the Program Director if needed. Visit the Department of Children, Youth & Families website for additional information.

Child Care Registration Fee
A yearly registration fee of $35 per child is due upon enrollment or reenrollment.  Discount: A discount of 10% will be offered to families who have more than one child enrolled in the program. The discount will be applied to each additional child enrolled and will apply to the oldest of the children.

Typical Daily Schedule
The daily schedule is flexible, based on the number and ages of children in care on a given day. Each day will include meal and snack times, rest times, outdoor play (weather permitting), large and fine motor activities, language activities, music, and creative free play. The VELC is open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Below is a sample of a daily schedule. The VELC implements the Creative Curriculum which correlates well with the Valley School curriculum and has great enrichment opportunities.

  7:00 – 8:30 AM   Arrival – Wash hands, Choice time, small group
  8:30 – 9:30 AM   Circle Time, wash hands, eat breakfast
  9:30 – 10:30 AM   Choice time/small group 
  10:30- 11:00 AM   Outside time (weather permiting)
  11:00-12:00 AM   Wash hands - eat lunch/Circle time 
  12:00-1:30 PM

  Rest time (children who do not nap will be provided with other quiet activites
  to do during this time)

  1:30-2:30 PM   Choice Time/small group
  2:30-3:00 PM   Wash hands/Snack time 
  3:00-3:30 PM   Outside time (weather permitting)
  3:30-4:30 PM   Choice Time/small group
  4:30-5:30 PM   Departure - limited choice - table time. arts and crafts, late snack 


Behavior Management

Each child should be privileged with a physically and emotionally safe and orderly environment. A minimum number of rules, rewards, and consequences must be developed in order to protect each child’s rights to this environment.

The Valley Early Learning Center provides an environment where discipline occurs through a combination of support, encouragement, and limit setting built around a clear plan developed in accordance with the school. It is important that staff emphasize positive behavior management and incorporate positive reinforcement techniques to support clearly taught rules as well as appropriate consequences. All children are encouraged to engage in a cooperative manner, thereby enhancing their social nature, and encouraging their ability to interact with others.

Meals and Snacks
The following is a sample of our daily menu:

   Breakfast    ½ c. banana slices
   1/3 c. unsweetened cereal
   ¾ c. milk
   Morning Snack    2 oz low fat yogurt
   1/2 graham cracker
   Lunch    ½-turkey breast sandwich on one slice of bread
   ½-cup broccoli & cheese soup
   ¼-cup applesauce
   ¾-cup milk
   Afternoon Snack    1 muffin
   1/3 cup milk or water