Welcome to It's Elementary!

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Some Background About Our Program....

  • It's Elementary! opened its doors in August 2008.

  • We are a family owned and operated program.

  • We are a state licensed childcare center

  • Our director has 27 years of childcare experience, and  volunteers as an EMT with the fire department. Safety is something that is very important to us.

  • Character education is an important focus of our program.

  • We exceed licensing standards for continuing education, staff to child ratios, and program safety.

  • We include the children in the decision making process of their program. All of our field trips are chosen by our students, the activities we have, equipment that we use, and services we offer all included the children's input. It is important that our students know that they are heard at It's Elementary! and that their opinions matter

  • Providing an excellent school age program is our sole focus. School age  programs have historically been "added on" to other services rather than being the main focus ( martial arts programs, foreign language classes, churches, and other services). It's Elementary! is dedicated to and specializes in school age childcare only.

  • We exceed state licensing requirements for staff to student ratios. The state licensing standard requires a 1: 18 ratio, meaning one staff member must be provided for every 18 children. Our average ratios are 1:9 , providing twice the amount of staff than what is required. This allows us to get to know each of our students individually and to develop strong, lasting relationships with our students and their families.

  • Character education is very important to our program. Respect for ourselves and others is a main focus. We strive to find "teachable moments" in every day, to model positive behavior for our students, and to support our children in growing up to be positive role models for others. We have an incentive program utilizing "character points" to recognize students for exhibiting positive character traits.

  • We offer a lot of flexibility to families when choosing a schedule within our program. We are pleased to offer the options of part time care and daily rates for camps to our families. We feel that if you are fortunate enough to not need full time care, then we would like to support you in spending more time with your children. 

  • Free play dates. This is another idea that came directly from our students. When a child attends an after school program, they often miss out on play dates after school. We allow one free play date per month for every student, a friend may come to the program with your child after school at no cost. Just let us know the date and with contact information and a confirmation from the parents of their friend, your child will get to have a friend over after school at It's Elementary!

  • We welcome your input. Just as we encourage the kids to suggest field trip destinations and enrichment class offerings, we encourage you to let us know how we can best serve your family. Play dates, parents night out, par time scheduling, and our transportation service all became part of our program after starting out as a suggestion from our students and their parents. At It's Elementary! your input is always welcome.

What Makes Us Unique....