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.
"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.
Established in 1974, "Ripen With Us" Child Care Center, Inc., a full day program for children six (6) weeks to twelve (12) years, are designed to encourage each child to reach a maximum growth potential. the various programs provide each group with organized activities and socialization combined with community experiences. The teachers use developmentally appropriate practices in working with the children. Teachers prepare a variety of intersting choices for children every day and make their own discoveries about the world as they are able to explore materials and learn to play with others. "Ripen With Us" 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 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 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 meetings, fundraisers and when you can help with the participation.