lil dudes-N-divas is a unique facility committed to providing child care in an environment that maintains the feeling of home. With organization and structure designed to meet each child’s individual needs, lil dudes-N-divas encourages child participation in the teaching of everyday life skills and believes in the development of life-long learners.
Child care services will be provided between the hours of 6:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, 12 months a year. No services will be provided on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. All regular fees will be required for these holidays. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, lil dudes-N-divas will be closed the previous Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, lil dudes-N-divas will be closed the Monday following.
lil dudes-N-divas sets itself apart by offering several key factors that benefit not only the children they care for but the families and staff as well. One of these factors is the environment. Children that are familiar and comfortable in their surroundings are more likely to branch out and explore, which will encourage them to learn about and experience the world around them. Home, is the most familiar environment at this young age. lil dudes-N-divas wants to imitate this and has designed their facility with the same comforts of home in mind. From the moment you step through the front door you will be greeted with that warm homey feel from the ceiling all the way down to the floor.
Continuity of Care
Another key factor is Continuity of Care. lil dudes-N-divas feels the attachment between child and teacher is very important. Research has found that infants and children that have a secure attachment and relationship with their teachers are more likely to play, explore, and interact in their environment. Continuity of Care refers to the practice of one continuous teacher from the time of enrollment to age 4. Traditionally children transition from classroom to classroom and teacher to teacher as they grow older. This constant change can be stressful on a child. Rebuilding trust and learning how to communicate and interact with a new teacher can be difficult. Continuity of Care changes this approach and harbors a stronger bond and attachment between teacher and child.