Greater Beginnings offers childcare services for ages 6 weeks to 7 years old. Hours of operation are from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Friday with drop-off services available on Saturday from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM. We are closed on Sunday. For full-time students, parents are allotted up to 12 hours of service per day, after which, parents will automatically be billed using our drop-off rate of $6.00 per hour.
We offer full a full-time program beginning at 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM and ending at 10:00 PM.
We offer part-time day and afternoon programs ending at 10:00 PM with 5 hours of allotted childcare time.
Our on-demand childcare service is available on a first come, first serve only basis. Parents must call ahead to ensure availability. The fee is $8.00 per hour with a minimum of 3 hours. For families enrolled in our full-time and part-time programs only / the fee is $ 6.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum stay.
Meals and Food Service
- Greater Beginnings provides nutritional, well-balanced meals including Breakfast, Lunch and two snacks. Menus are planned on a four-week basis. Menus are provided to parents monthly, and are posted on the center’s bulletin board, and can also be accessed in the forms area of the website.
- We encourage sitting and eating with the children in order to provide positive modeling. All items are prepared “in-house” by a caregiver. Organic / Fresh fruits and vegetables are served whenever possible. Fruit juice (100%), milk, water is served with snacks and meals. Water is available at all times.
- Food Allergies/Sensitivities
Any food allergies or sensitivities should be brought to the attention of the Director and Lead Caregiver. Parents must complete a Food Allergy Action Plan Sheet. This should be documented in your registration packet and will be clearly posted at all times. A parent may supply a substitute snack or lunch, if the child is allergic or sensitive to foods we serve, or for religious reasons.