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  3199 Read Mountain Road ~ Roanoke, VA 24019 ~ (540) 992-6651 ~ FAX (540)992-3101


 
 

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WHO or WHAT IS MINI-WORLD
Mini-World Child Care Centers, are a privately owned and operated Corporation, established in 1984. We are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. This agency insures our facilities meet or exceed the minimum standards for Licensed Child Care Centers as outlined by the Commonwealth of Virginia, through announced unannounced visits and/or inspections. In addition, the Department of Health, licenses and monitors our food service division through announced and unannounced visits. Each facility is also inspected and monitored by the local Fire Inspections.

HOURS of OPERATION
Mini-World Child Care Centers, accepts children for care from 6:00am through 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Mini-World Child Care Centers, accepts children without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin or religion. We do accept children with disabilities, on a case by case basis.

GOALS and PHILOSOPHY
Mini-World is concerned with the development of the whole child: physically, mentally and emotionally. We feel that these years of life are the most important and formative.

SIXTEEN MONTHS through age FOUR YEARS
Learning facts is not the main developmental task or primary concern at this age level. Our primary concern is to create an environment for the child to explore and learn with members of his/her peer group; to develop his/her facilities in dealing with a childís world, to promote self esteem, language development and social skills.

PRE-SCHOOL: FOUR and FIVE YEAR OLDS
This program is coordinated with the Kindergarten child in mind. We strive to build a strong classroom environment and structure, enabling him/her to develop academically as an individual and as a class. We feel our per-kindergarten readiness skills are unequaled.

SCHOOL-AGE - KINDERGARTEN through GRADE SIX
Our philosophy concerning school-age children differs greatly from most child care centers. We feel these children have been in a structured school setting ALL DAY and when they arrive at Mini-World, in the afternoon, this should be a time of freedom to move about, socialize, visit and play with their friends. For those wanting or required to do homework, a designated, relatively quiet area is provided. A staff member shall be assigned to the homework room for assistance, if needed.

DIRECTORíS COMMITMENT STATEMENT
As a professional in the field of early childhood education, I recognize that childhood is a unique and valuable stage in each individualís life.

I realize I have been entrusted with the responsibility of caring for children who are, by their nature highly vulnerable.

I therefore commit myself to the highest standards of professional conduct and to furthering the values of early childhood education.

To the best of my ability, I will;

Fully use my education, experience and expertise to contribute to the health, safety and welfare of all children in my care.

Honor myself, my colleagues and my profession by maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Strive continually to learn, grow and contribute as a child care professional.

Support my colleagues in their efforts to uphold their commitment to children.

Respect and support families in their task of raising and nurturing their children.

Value each individual child for his/her own unique qualities and potential.