Children need to feel good about themselves! Positive guidance techniques are used by our staff to enhance a child's feeling of self-worth. The daily schedule includes breakfast, lunch, a daily morning and afternoon snack; large and small group interaction which helps the children to learn to cooperate, listen and share; self elected activities which stimulate cognitive growth and creativity, as well as emotional and social development; and outdoor activities which help develop large and small motor skills.
We are professionals. Our staff, as care givers and teachers of young children are required to have a mimium of 15 hours each year in continuing child development training. We must also have certification in CPR as well as both healthy and safety classes.
A daily report is filled out for infants through toddlers and given to the parent at the end of the day.
Menus as well as lesson plans are posted on the bulletin board in each child's classroom. A newsletter is sent home once a month advising of upcoming events, birthdays, study themes for the month and other announcements.
Field trips are an integral part of our curriculum. They may include a picnic; trip to the zoo; four year olds going to the library, or a visit to L.S.U. We even have special guest come by at different times throughout the year. At Christmas time each year we have a Christmas program for our 2, 3, and 4 year old classes, at which they get to perform for their parents. Also our 4 year old preschoolers have their own graduation at the end of the year and an end of the year field trip.
Our center is licensed as a Class "A" Daycare facility by the State of Louisiana.
We offer full-time daycare for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age or until time to start kindergarten. We also offer After Care for Denham Springs Elementary, Southside Elementary, and Grey's Creek Elementary.
Please email at us DonAveDaycare@gmail.com if you have any questions. If you would like to talk to us in person give us a call at 225-369-2324. You can also follow us on Facebook; Don Avenue Baptist Daycare/Preschool