FAQ

Why should I enroll my child at Childgarden?
What are your hours?
What are the ages of the children enrolled at Childgarden?
What is the enrollment process?
Are you accredited?
Can I tour the center?
How can I stay informed and connected as a parent?
When is the enrollment deadline?

 


 

Why should I enroll my child at Childgarden?
Our Philosophy. Our Diverse Students. Our Inclusive Classrooms.

Our Philosophy:
At Childgarden, we believe that all children are unique individuals with thoughts, interests, feelings, needs, and abilities that deserve respect and attention. We view children as “whole” people with social and emotional, as well as cognitive needs. We strive always to provide children with the warmth, support, and emotional nurturing that develop a positive self-concept, a willingness to try, and an ability to interact positively with others.

Our Diverse Students:
Diversity is one of Childgarden’s great strengths! Children come to Childgarden from across the St. Louis region, with a wide variety of backgrounds and skills.  We encourage our children and families to share their backgrounds and traditions in the classroom.

Our Inclusive Classrooms:
Childgarden is a fully inclusive early education program.  Children with disabilities and children without disabilities work and learn together in classrooms. In order to support the development of all of our children, Childgarden provides a full array of early intervention services. Whenever possible, early interventions services take place in the classroom or with typically developing peers. This provides an opportunity for all children to learn and grow together.

What are your hours?
Childgarden is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am-6pm.

What are the ages of the children enrolled at Childgarden?
Children are enrolled at Childgarden Early Childhood Center in classrooms according to age and developmental level. Current classroom and ages are as follows:

Infants Six Weeks to 18 Months of Age
Toddlers 12 Months to 24 Months of Age
Two Year Olds
Three to Four and Half Year Olds
Five Year Olds

What is the enrollment process?
We want to make sure that Childgarden is the best fit for your family.  Our enrollment process begins with a tour of our center.  Please visit our enrollment page for step by step instructions on how to begin your child’s enrollment in Childgarden.

Are you accredited?
Childgarden is a licensed childcare center, licensed by the state of Missouri. In addition, Childgarden is voluntarily accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).

Can I tour the center?
We strongly encourage families to come tour our center! This visit will help you learn more about our philosophy and goals. Tours are scheduled individually providing you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have specific to your child.  Contact us to set up your tour today!

How can I stay informed and connected as a parent?
Individual classroom teachers communicate one-on-one with families daily through emails, notes send home with the child, and face to face discussion at the center. Our director communicates with our families once a month via email to share updates and news about the center. Families can also visit our Current Families page to learn more about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and important announcements.

When is the enrollment deadline?
Childgarden has rolling enrollment, meaning you can apply at any time.  Click here to start the process!