A daycare, or childcare center is designed to provide safe care for your child, while a preschool is intended to stimulate learning, creativity, and essential skill development to prepare your child for the classroom experience. Age is also a factor in the classification. Foundations is structured like a daycare for our toddlers and one’s, working on social skills and cognitive skills. Our 2 year old class is a hybrid of daycare and preschool and our 3 and 4 year old classes are designed like a preschool with our focus on kindergarten readiness. The foundation we create for our preschoolers has allowed us to score the highest for the kindergarten readiness testing in Sarasota County.
You first need to understand your goals for your child’s education. You should then visit several preschools to view the interactions and meet with staff in person. Look for a school that has been in business for awhile to ensure both its stability and educational experience. You should also ask to speak with parents of current students. To help parents with this difficult decision, we have prepared a guide that outlines the questions you should be asking. Click here for your free copy.
Foundations has earned the Florida Department of Child & Families’ Gold Seal Quality Care certification The certification reflects our commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for your child. In many cases, our own standards exceed those required for certification!
Our goal is to provide a loving, happy place for young children to learn and grow as we bridge the gap from home to school, in a Christian-based environment, Our staff supports a positive self-image in each child while building social skills in a scholastic setting.
We require that every member of our staff maintain a current certification in both CPR and first aid, even though the state dictates that only one person must have these credentials.
The answer to both is a resounding, “YES!” Our school is a community that embraces the whole family. We host events throughout the year, including picnics and performances in our auditorium, to encourage families to be involved in their child’s experience.
We provide age-appropriate activities, both indoors and outdoors, to stimulate the minds of infants and toddlers, and to promote motor and social skill development. For more information about specific activities, click here for our Infants, Toddlers, and Junior Preschool Programs.
We introduce the fundamentals of Math, Literacy, Art, Reading, Music, and Science, as well as enrichment programs for Music, Spanish, and Gymnastics, in a Christian-based environment. Click here for more details about our acclaimed preschool curriculum.
All of our facilities (including toys) are cleaned at least once a day. The infant room is cleaned twice a day, and the changing tables are disinfected after each diaper change.
In order to keep our children and their families, and our staff, as healthy as possible, we require that any child with a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or contagious disease be kept at home.
We have two spacious, well-equipped playgrounds, one for children 12 months - 3 years and one for children ages 4 to 12, so that children are only exposed to age-appropriate activities and equipment. Each playground is fenced in for security.
Your child’s safety and your peace of mind are of the utmost concern at Foundations. Our entire building is only accessible via the keypad entry. All visitors must register in our office, and we also require that authorized adults are bio-metrically fingerprint scanned prior to releasing children. All vehicles are inspected for proper safety restraints as well.
We do not post our rates but are happy to email you. Please contact us and let us know the program you are interested in.
We are open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.