Program

Business Hours
6:30am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday)

Program Philosophy
Joyland is continually committed to maintaining outstanding quality child care. Our goals are to give children a sense of self worth by helping them develop at their own individual pace while learning basic skills. We are committed to promoting and supporting all aspects of a child’s growth in an atmosphere of respect. Our center will promote positive feelings of self-worth by emphasizing a peaceful environment. We will guide children to develop skills necessary to learn, live together, and problem solve.

Joyland is much more than a daycare. It is a rich learning environment, where children participate in a variety of individual and group activities designed to develop language and reading readiness skills enhancing physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth, skills and attitudes which increase their ability to succeed in school.

*Joyland Child Care Center and staff do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in any of its policies or procedures.

Our Mission
The purpose of Joyland is to provide quality child care at an affordable price, benefiting the child, the parents, and the community. At Joyland we know that entrusting your child to outside care is a stressful decision. That’s why it is our top priority to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child.

Staff Development
Joyland provides a fun and calm work environment that promotes teamwork and inspires professional development. The development and training of staff is a continuos process, which includes attending workshops, trainings and staff orientation. All of the caregivers are required to get 30 hours of child care training and first aid and CPR certification annually. All employees are also required to have orientation training before hire.

Discipline Policy
Here at Joyland we have a non-punitive discipline policy. Physical punishment is unacceptable. Our goal is to create an environment where the child is stimulated and involved in order to reduce the frustration that can occur in a group setting. Other techniques are re-directing a child to another activity and modeling the behavior that we would like the child to follow. We praise the children when we like their behavior so this behavior is likely to occur more often. We help each child to develop self-control, rather than the teacher or parent imposed control. We help the children learn to express feeling verbally rather than striking out physically. Another form of discipline we use is providing a related consequence appropriate to the situation. If necessary we use the time-out method, time-out is removing the child from the situation for one minute for each year old they are. If your child becomes out of control or may cause harm to others in a group, your child will be separated from the group and put in time-out. If the behavior continues the parents will be contacted. If the child continues to act out and we feel that we can’t handle the child, the parents will be contacted by phone to pick up their child up for the remainder of the day. If the problems persist we will schedule a parent conference to work with the parents over a period of time to discover an effective way to deal with it. In this unusual case of a child’s behavior requiring special consultant or if their is lack of cooperation from the parents. We reserve the right to dismiss the child from the center

Parent Involvement
* We always welcome you ideas, concerns, comments, suggestions, and participation.
* Parents are encouraged to visit the center any time during operating hours.
* Parent conferences are held each spring quarter and more often if parents or staff has a need. These conferences provide information and concerns about the children. Parents are encouraged to share ideas with the teachers.
* Parent Cafe is held quarterly; parents can gain knowledge about child rearing, get to know staff, and volunteer help for fundraisers and other activities.
* There is a parent bulletin board where you will find the monthly newsletter, menus, schedules, and much more. If you need another copy, just ask.
* There is a parent information corner with all kinda of resources; parents can take what you want. We also have books to check out that you can read to your child. Just sign the card and bring the book back the next day.
* You will find our activity plans and a list of themes on the parent board. Let us know if you need another copy.
* There are a variety of ways parents and families can help in the child care center such as:

- Sharing special talents and knowledge
- Reading books to the children
- Sharing cultural heritage
- Participating in the parent advisory committee or fundraising committee

Joyland Daily Schedule
6:30-8:15 — Breakfast & Free Play
8:30-9:30 — Outdoor Play (gross motor play)
9:30-10:00 — Circle Time (large group time)
10:00-11:00 — Free Play (all activity centers open)
11:00 — Lunch
11:30 — Rug Toys, TV, or Story Time (small groups)
12:00-2:00 — Nap
2:30 — Snack
2:30-3:30 — Free Play (all activity centers open)
3:30-4:00 — Outdoor or Indoor (gross motor)
4:00-5:00 — Table Games, Books, & Blocks
Departure