Flexible Drop-In Child Care
The Learning Garden East (corner of Harris Hill and Wehrle) offers a unique drop-in child care program.
Most centers only offer traditional programs that allow you to set specific days your child will attend. While we provide this type of program as well, we also offer a more flexible alternative for families that don’t have a set schedule or that don’t need weekly care. This program is geared toward providing a safe, fun home-away from home for your child but…only when you need it!
Drop-in child care program is perfect for families that:
- Work part time
- Have irregular schedules
- Have a family that can provide child care but
occasionally need a back-up
- Have a stay-at-home parent but are looking to provide an opportunity for their child to socialize
- Homeschool but want to introduce their children
to a “school-like” setting on occasion
Here’s what some of our parents are saying!
“I cannot say enough about the staff at the Learning Garden! As a foster parent, I appreciated their attentiveness and their flexibility. Great communication! They gave our little guy the utmost attention, such a great start!”Liz C.
“These women are the most wonderful ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. My kids have been coming here for the past 7 1/2 years and I wouldn't have it any other way. They have become family and I recommend this center to everyone I know! ”Jennie P.
“Definitely recommend! I looked at a lot of other daycares and The Learning Garden is by far the best! My daughter absolutely loves it there! The staff is wonderful and the amount of things my daughter learned was outstanding. ”Danielle A.
How to Get Started
If you’d like to get started with our drop-in care program, the first step is to complete our enrollment forms.
We’ll need your child’s immunization records, emergency contact forms and a few other pieces of information to prepare for your child’s first visit. Once your paperwork is on file, you can call and schedule your drop-in days as needed. We prefers a week’s advance notice whenever possible however, if you have last minute needs, we’ll try our best to accomodate you.
Do I have to commit to sending my child at least one day per week?
No, there are no requirements for our drop-in care program. We’re here when you need us!
How long is paperwork on file valid for?
This depends on the age of your child. For school aged children, once enrolled the forms would be valid unless there is a change in your families address or contact information. For our younger friends, their paperwork would need to be updated when they receive new vaccinations and physicals.