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.
Mini-World Child Care Centers,
accepts children for care from 6:00am through 6:00pm, Monday through
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
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.
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.
KINDERGARTEN through GRADE SIX
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.
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
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