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Since August 2011 Child Prodigy NORTH has been a PEANUT FREE center. Child Prodigy SOUTH also moved to be a PEANUT FREE center in May 2012. As of this date (May 2012), the entire Child Prodigy company is PEANUT FREE. Please do not bring any items containing peanuts into either building (This includes peanuts, peanut butter, and any products containing particals of peanuts!). We thank you so much for helping us keep our children safe!

 

Child Prodigy Enrollment Forms: 

Plesae Visit the "North" or "South" Page for all applicable documents

 

 Arrival and Departure

Hours of operation are from 6am to 6pm Monday-Friday. Child Prodigy has a Late Fee Policy for any parent picking their child up after 6pm.

A child will not be released to any unauthorized persons. Please list all authorized persons on your child's enrollment form. We will ask for ID to verify information.

Each child MUST be signed in and out of the center daily either by a parent or a person authorized by the parents.

Parens, PLEASE notify the Director/Teacher if someone besides yourself will be picking up your child, if there is any deviation from your child's normal schedule, or your child will not be attending that day.

 Supplies

The following supplies will need to be provided:

  • All Children: 1 box of tissues per month, a complete change of clothes to be kept at the center at all times, and a small blanket for nap time. (Parents may also bring a special soft toy from home for nap time.)
  • Infants: in addition to the above, please bring disposable diapers and wipes, any oitments or powders to be used on your child, and formula, baby food, and cereal as applicable.
  • Toddlers and Two's & Three's: in addition to the above (first bullet), please bring disposable diapers and wipes as well as any ointment or powders to be used on your child.

**PLEASE be sure to label ALL of your child's personal belongings!**

Infant Program

Children 6 weeks- 12 months
Each infant is observed and respected as a unique individual with his/her own personal needs and wants. All infants are cared for according to a particulat schedule specified by the parents. All feedings, naps, and play times are based around your child's individual schedule.

"My Day" Sheets
At Child Prodigy, we feel it is important for you to know all about your child's day. We will provide you with a Daily Sheet that will tell you all about your infant's day at our center. This sheet will include nap times; diaper changes; meal times, including the amount consumed; and any miscellaneous information you may need to know. 

Toddler Program

Children 12-24 months
The Toddler Program consists of various interest centers. These centers contain age appropriate equipment designed to enhance learning for all developmental stages. Interest centers consist of: 

  • Blocks
  • Imaginative Play (dramatic play/housekeeping)
  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Manipulatives
  • Quiet area

Toddlers are encouraged to explore their environment independently, as well as through teacher directed activities.
Parents are kept informed of their child's routine at the center through Daily Sheets as well as parent/teacher communication.

 Two's & Three's Program

This program provides the children with a language-rich environment while caregivers interact in an enthusiastic and patient manner. Caregivers will use diapering, toileting, mealtimes, and naptimes to encourage self-help skills. In addition, age-appropriate equipment is proivded to allow development of fine and gross motor skills, language skills, and self-esteem. We will provide a consistent schedule that allows for flexibility in each child's individual difference and upon parent approval, we will actively begin potty training your child. Potty training is a prerequisite for enter the Preschool Program.

We recognize that two and three year olds will engage in solitary play, parallel play, and interactive play, but cannot yet engage very well in cooperative play. Our classrooms are set up to accommodate this. Similar to our Toddler Program, the Two's and Three's will learn through various interest centers including:

  • Blocks
  • Imaginative Play (dramatic play/housekeeping)
  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Manipulatives
  • Quiet area

Parents are kept informed of their child's daily routine at the center through Daily Sheets as well as parent/teacher communication.

Preschool Program

Our Preschool Program is based on learning centers. We observe at least seven learning centers, each consisting of various activities. Age-appropriate equipment is provided to allow development of fine and gross motor skills, language skills, self-esteem, and self-help skills. In addition to the learning centers, preschoolers will be provided with a language rich environment while caregivers interact in an enthusiastic and patient manner.

Learning centers will include:

  • Language and Literacy Center: books, puppets, flannel board, vocabulary activities, tracing, magnetic alphabet, writing.
  • Fine Motor Center: Duplos, lacing boards, building blocks, puzzles, magna-tiles, and various manipulative activities.
  • Exploration Center (Math and Science Center): sorting games, counting games, weighing, measuring, magnets.
  • Creative Play Center: dramatic play, housekeeping, baby dolls, dress up.
  • Art Center: various art project both teacher and child directed that include cutting, pasting, coloring, water colors, finger paint, stickers, etc.
  • Sensory Center: sensorial experiences including rice, beans, snow, sand, water, noodles, etc.
  • Gross Motor Center: outdoor play area, bean bag toss, balance beam, dance.

 Pre-Kindergarten Program

This program is designed specifically to get the children ready to enter kindergarten. The following skills will be introduced and refined through participation in a variety of daily activities implements by classroom teachers:

  • Math: counting, number recognition, patterns, sequencing, shapes, and using words to indicate position and location.
  • Language and Literacy: identifying and writing the letters of the alphabet; learning their full names, address, and phone numbers; writing their first and last name; answering questions about previous events; using pronouns, plurals, and past tense; and understanding beginning, middle, and end of stories.
  • Gross Motor: how to kick a ball, throw overhand, jump forward with feet together, jump on both feet individually, skip, walk on a balance beam.
  • Fine Motor: how to hold a pencil correctly, string half inch beads, use scissors correctly, and cut simple shapes within 1/4 inch of a line.
  • Social Skills: how to change their own clothes, take turns, share, use self-control, practice good manners, and follow directions.

The children will acquire these skills through learning centers as listed in the Preschool section, circle time, and individual one-on-one time with teachers.

School-Age Program

Kindergarten-12 years.

Before and After School Care: Child Prodigy offers a Before and After School Program which includes transportation to several of the Lee's Summit R-7 Elementary Schools. These schools are determined each year based on the need of our students. This program includes care on 1/2 days, no school days, snow days, and spring and winter break at no additional charge. Children will be provided with breakfast, an after school snack, helped with homework, and have peer-to-peer interactions before and after school. 

Summer Camp: We offer a fun-filled educational summer program. This program includes daily field trips to amuse all ages including trips to T-Bones games, Paradise Park, Savannah Land, the Kansas City Zoo, Kaleidoscope, and daily trips to the pool. Children will participate in team building games, create art and crafts, and have cooking projects centered around weekly themes. Children will also have the option to engage in water play. In addition, Child Prodigy offers extra programs for your school-age child such as swimming lessons, gymnastics, karate, soccer, and computer classes (additional fees may apply).

 Miscellaneous Information

  1. Child Prodigy believes it is very important that children are not "left in care" for more than ten hours per day. We do realize that out of the norm, children may need to be here just over ten hours due to bad weather, road construction, late meetings, etc; however, this must be the EXCEPTION, not the rule.
  2. Please notifty the center before 9:00 a.m. if your child will not be in attendance that day.
  3. Please leave all personal toys at home. (Soft toys for nap time are acceptable.)
  4. Please dress your child in comfortable, practical clothing. This includes tennis shoes, NOT flip-flops, and weather appropriate attire.
  5. All children will participate in outdoor activities for a minimum of 15 minutes each morning and each afternoon. Please make sure your child is dressed accordingly. (Children will not go outside if the temperature is less than 32 degress of the heat index is above 100 degrees.)
  6. Breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snack is provided daily for the children. Menus will be distributed and posted online monthly. If your child is unable to eat certain foods on the menu, please notify the director of your child's teacher so that special arrangements can be made.
  7. Child Prodigy reserves the right to refuse care to anyone for any reason if deemed necessary.
  8. Missouri State Law specifies that no one under the age of 12 may be left in a vehicle that is unattended by an adult (or legal person of age).
  9. Two weeks written notice is required for anyone withdrawing from our center.
  10. Upon 60 days of enrollment, your child will receive one week of vacation. If additional time is needed, it will be necessary to pay tuition in order to retain your child's space at the center. Vacation days can be taken at any time with at least one week's written notice to the center. All vacation days expire on December 31 of the current year and will not be carried over to the next year.
  11. Child Prodigy WILL BE CLOSED on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (and the Friday after), and Christmas (and the day after). Parents will be required to pay tuition for these days unless they use an earned vacation day. Again, one week's notice is required.



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Tuesday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
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