Answers to Common Questions About Our Childcare

 Where is Gregory Family Child Care located?

We are located in the North Park community of Valencia CA in Santa Clarita Valley.

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How many child care providers do you have?

We provide two or more providers depending on number of children in our care at any given time. All children are fully supervised at all times by a qualified provider.

What do the children do all day?

We are a very active child care and you might be surprised are everything we do on a typical day.

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Do you accept part time and drop in care?

No drop in care and most of our children are full time. Occasionally, we provide part time care.

How many child care providers do you have?

We provide two or more providers depending on number of children in our care at any given time. Some assistants were actually children in my care when they were little. All children are fully supervised at all times by a qualified provider. Learn more.

Do you have pets?

Not currently however we may get a small dog. If so, it will be kept separately and away from the children. On occasion we may have a closely supervised period for the children to pet the dog or watch it play fetch.

What type of curriculum do you use?

Our curriculum is comprised of a variety of years of educational material. We teach letters, numbers, shapes, simple science, politeness, character development, and age appropriate skills. Some children learn how to read and write proficiently before they leave to Kindergarten. This is all done in a relaxed environment since all children develop and mature at different rates.

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Is this a babysitting service?

Gregory Family Childcare is not a babysitting service. We provide quality child care service as a licensed child care facility.

Do you help with potty training?

Yes, we do help with potty training when the parents and child is ready.

Do you supply all food and snacks?

Yes, all food and snacks are provided.

What is your policy for payment during holidays, vacation and sick days?

Most full-time employees get paid for holidays as well as for vacations. Therefore, I do ask for most major holidays off with pay. This includes but is not limited to New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

What certifications and affiliations do you have?

Licensed by the State of California Nationally Accredited Teacher Grant Award from the Southern California Kindergarten Conference Past President, Vice President, newsletter editor, board and committee chairperson and current member of the non profit Family Day Care Association of Santa Clarita Valley since 1989 10 commendations from the County of Los Angeles for contributions made to community while serving on the association board. Education includes CSUN and COC college courses related to child development and ongoing early childhood conferences, seminars, and monthly trainings. I have taught many workshops to other child care providers on art, music and movement exercises, and story time and circle time fun.

Large or Small Family Child Care?

We considered by licensing to be a large family child care which means we can watch up to 14 children depending on certain other factors. Typically we care for 11 or 12 children.

Do we do pre-school activities?

Yes! We provide an extensive and full range of enriching pre-school activities! We have developed creative methods to make learning fun and the children are always well prepared for kindergarten.

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What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition for full time care starts at $240 per week however the actual amount could be more or fluctuate depending on circumstances.

Do you supply all diapers and pull ups?

Diapers and pull ups are provided by the parents.

What safety items do you have?

Since we’re licensed by the State of California we provide all safety features as expected for any family child care facility. We provide constant supervision and employ teacher assistants as needed, based on the number of children in our care on a given day. Child proof locks on all doors, electrical outlet covers, no open bodies of water, Stairs blocked off, etc. Our child care providers are CPR and First Aid certified.

How do you handle special dietary needs and allergies?

The menu can be adjusted to accommodate various food allergies. Two of the most common allergies we find with some children include peanut and dairy products. These issues are discussed with the parent or guardian well in advance, and we implement safeguards to insure the child only eats food that fits his or her needs.

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