Each center is open Monday through Friday. Hours may vary between each center. You may contact the school to find out more information.
- What are your hours of operation?
- What is the age-range of the children at your schools?
- What will my child do during the day?
- What else will my child experience in the classroom?
- What curriculum do you use?
- What are the teachers’ qualifications?
- What if I want to enroll, but there are no openings at this time?
- How much is tuition? How often will I need to pay? Are there other fees or charges?
- Can I come in and volunteer?
- Does my child have to eat the meals and snacks you provide or can they bring their own food?
- How do you safely administer medication?
- Is transportation available for school-age children?
- Who has access to the webcams?
- I have an infant. What are your sleeping guidelines for infants?
- What is your inclement weather policy?
- Are there additional educational programs available for my child?
What is the age-range of the children at your schools?
Our students range from six-weeks old to 12 years of age.
What will my child do during the day?
Your child will participate in a wide variety of teacher-directed and child-initiated developmentally appropriate activities. A typical day may include an art experience, literary activities, music activities, playing with toys (encouraging fine motor skills), other indoor/outdoor activities (providing gross motor skills development) and math and science activities designed to stimulate cognitive development. There will also be healthy meals and snacks, bathroom breaks and rest periods.
What else will my child experience in the classroom?
Our programming provides each child with opportunities to explore and grow so that they may master current developmental milestones while acquiring the cognitive and social tools necessary to begin their next stage of development. As part of our curriculum, we strive on a daily basis to teach our children three important lessons: be safe, be neat and be kind. Through this social instruction we hope to teach children to avoid danger, take proper care of themselves and their environment and respect the rights of others. Most importantly, we love and nurture our children so that they feel good about themselves and have the best chance for developing a positive self-image.
What curriculum do you use?
All schools use the Learn Every Day™ curriculum by Kaplan, an interactive program that features child-initiated learning with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. For more information, visit this page.
What are the teachers’ qualifications?
Our goal is to have each of our teachers meet all of the qualifications required by the Division of Child Development of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Our early childhood education professionals either meet those standards already or are in the process of pursuing the required qualifications. We hire professional, dedicated, and loving teachers who are willing to pursue and meet these required standards. All teachers complete an extensive in-house orientation program and participate in regular training sessions on curriculum enhancement, child development, and classroom management. All our caregivers also have current CPR and First Aid certifications.
What if I want to enroll, but there are no openings at this time?
If you want to enroll your child, but there are no openings when you want to start, we will place your child’s name on our waiting list. We’ll do everything we can to have a classroom spot available for your child when you want to start.
How much is tuition? How often will I need to pay? Are there other fees or charges?
Tuition, which may vary by school due to market-related expenses, is a weekly fee that is due in advance via Tuition Express auto-pay each Monday. In addition to excellent care and education, weekly fees include meals, snacks and the materials used by the children during the day. The new enrollee registration fee is $60 for one child and $85 for a family. The annual registration fee is $50 for one child and $75 per family, and coupons are not applicable. Additional fees will be charged for elective educational programs and field trips. On occasion a classroom project may require children to bring in their own materials, such as a basket for Easter or costume for Halloween. Tuition and fees are typically evaluated on a yearly basis. Because tuition is a program-based expense, adjustments are not made to tuition fees when a child is absent due to sickness or when the school is closed due to inclement weather.
Can I come in and volunteer?
Absolutely! We have an Open Door Policy and as partners in your child's development and well being, you are welcome in the classroom, playgrounds, or on field trips at any time! You will often see our parents helping out at our fun programs or a Grandma having a special breakfast with their grandchild. We also have a Parent Volunteer Program where parents are invited to read in their child's classroom during story time. Your child's teacher has sign-up sheets available.
Does my child have to eat the meals and snacks you provide or can they bring their own food?
Outside food is not allowed unless there are documented dietary, medical or religious considerations. If a child is unable to eat the foods we are serving, the parents will be responsible for supplying the substituted foods. These foods must meet the nutritional requirements and must be stored properly. Please refer to our Family Handbook for additional information on our food policy. A Child’s World Learning Centers provides nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks that are consistent with USDA Food Program Guidelines. As part of the exploratory process, we encourage children to try a taste of each food unless they are allergic to that food. At the same time, we recognize that for various reasons (no appetite, illness, etc.) children are not always hungry and may not want to eat during meal times or snack breaks. We never force children to eat and food is never used as a reward or punishment.
How do you safely administer medication?
We require written authorization from the parent and physician in order to administer medication. A medicine log is maintained and only designated caregivers may administer medication. All medications are locked up and out of the reach of children.
Is transportation available for school-age children?
Schools may provide transportation for students to nearby public and private schools. The Directors can provide information regarding service to specific schools.
Who has access to the webcams?
Webcams are available to registered parents for time-restricted real-time viewing as specified. Any recorded video is property of the company and is accessible to members of ACWLC management only, with no exception.
I have an infant. What are your sleeping guidelines for infants?
We follow a series of best practices mandated by state-specific infant sleep and SIDS safety requirements. Please read our infant safe sleep policy here.
What is your inclement weather policy?
Should severe weather prevent a school from opening on time, or at all, an announcement will be made on the home page of this website, our Facebook pages, WXII Channel 12, or you can call your school's telephone number to listen to a recording with an updated operating schedule.
Are there additional educational programs available for my child?
We contract with private instructors to teach elective programs in a variety of subject areas including music, Stretch-n-Grow, basketball, and soccer. There are also elective field trips scheduled throughout the year for specific age groups. For more information, please view the Enrichment section of our website.