"Ripen With Us" Child Care Center, Inc. believes that Early Childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring and discovery. Children are creative and receptive; the staff strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in the children who attend. Our purpose is to provide an atmosphere that encourages the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development of the whole child.
The purpose of "Ripen With Us" Child Care Center, Inc. is to provide the best care and learning situations possible for children enrolled in the various programs while away from home. The attainment of this goal requires a sense of dedication, commitment and responsibility from each staff, parent, and child.
Established in 1974, "Ripen With Us" Child Care Center, Inc. is a 501 C(3) not-for-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors composed of parents and community leaders. The purpose of the Board is to participate in the management and development of the Center in the areas of care and services provided, goals, strategic planning, operating policies and capital expenditures. In addition to the Board of Directors, the Center has a Parent Policy Advisory Committee; every registered family is automatically a member. There is an information sheet included with your registration that explains the roll of the Parent Policy Advisory Committee. We encourage each parent to become actively involved with the Center and its functions, so that we can insure the highest degree of quality care for your child. Since we are a not-for-profit organization, we do plenty of yearly fundraisers and your help and support goes a long way to keep the Center going with new toys and supplies in the classroom for the children. Please keep your eyes on the Calendar of Events for upcoming fundraisers and when you can participate. Donations are also appreciated, but limited so please check with the Office before you decide to give anything.
"Ripen With Us" features:
Integrated classrooms with the Bornhava Program. Bornhava is an early intervention and preschool for children with developmental disabilities. Bornhava is a Danish word meaning "a high quality preschool in a homelike environment, a garden where children can be nurtured". We also participate in an inclusion program with them at their facility in Snyder, New York of Main St. where we take a group of our kids once a week to mingle in the two's and three's classroom. If you would like to see more information, please visit their website at www.bornhava.org.
Every classroom has structured plans and open activities all geared to the needs and interests of the children. This means we bring the world into the classroom. The children see on a day-to-day basis, how they can relate to the world in which we live.
Using developmentally appropriate practices, making sure our staff remain current with their training and always having an open door policy truly make this a more relaxed atmosphere that you you can be sure your child is receiving the best care they deserve.
There's much more, as we hope you will see for yourself with a visit soon. Of course, there is no obligation. We just know that seeing is believing.
All Staff at "Ripen With Us" are certified by the American Red Cross
to administer First Aid, CPR and
use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Some staff are M.A.T. trained and certified to administer medications.
The center was given a new fundraiser opportunity and we are looking for current enrolled parents, Board members and volunteers to come out and help with this event. If anyone is interested in helping out their old "Alma Mater" whether your a past parent or a child, but you must be over the age of 18, please call or email me as soon as possible to get more information from Mr. Mike and see what you can do to help. Let's help make this a success and have a little fun!!
"Ripen With Us"
Child Care Center, Inc.
An Early Childhood Learning Center
Established in 1974