Top 10 Reasons Why Parents Love Us!

Live Streaming Video

We have installed a state of the art webcasting system. We have partnered with the foremost technologically advanced webcasting company in America! You will be able to view your child in the best quality live streaming video on the internet today! With this service you can keep in touch with your child via technology that truly displays our curriculum, activities, exciting events, fun and games, and most of all, the education your child receives while at school. It will truly enable you to observe the intellectual development of your child during these vital years right before your eyes!

Security

Our keyless entry system provides a safe, secure environment for our students and peace of mind for our parents. Unique codes are assigned to each parent.

Christian Based Center

We realize that every child is a precious individual, worthy of unconditional love and respect. We want your child to recognize his or her potential by offering opportunities for spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in a safe and loving environment. We strive to provide students with quality education and care in a safe and caring environment; to instill in our students a sense of self-respect and fairness toward others and to live by the words of Jesus to “Love you neighbors as yourself.

Longevity

Our passion is to deliver the highest quality childcare possible. This passion, and our 30 years in business, has earned us a leadership position in education-based childcare. It’s what drives us to positively shape the lives of children, families and communities everywhere.

Parent Engagement

Real time. Peace of Mind. Just Kids has partnered with Pro Care Engage to give our parents options. Our parents can select their communication style from emails, texts or apps! Parents can receive pictures of their child’s day. Staying connected to your child and our center has never been easier.

In-House Cooked Meals

Our cooks prepare nutritious meals every day. We follow the USDA nutrient guidelines to ensure your child has healthy, balanced meals. Monthly menus are posted in the centers. Our students love the variety of yummy meals. We serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Meals are included in our tuition rates.

Kindergarten Readiness Guarantee

We are confident in our staff and curriculum and guarantee that your child will be ready and prepared for Kindergarten.

Interactive Parent Portal

An on-the-go or stay-at-home solution for parents to review current account information. Fast and convenient mobile payment system that allows parents to pay online through their mobile devices. Families are able to view and print statements and tax summaries.

Core Values

Our core values that define our culture. 

  • Faith
  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Reliability
  • Teamwork

Our Culture

We have an amazing team who uses our core values to define our culture!

7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing Child Care

Choosing the right child care program for your family is one of the toughest choices many parents have to make these days. There are many good reasons parents choose their child care providers. But there are many bad reasons as well. Choosing the wrong type of child care provider, or selecting one strictly based on convenience or cost can backfire, creating lots of stress for the family and an unhappy child. Here are several pitfalls to avoid when looking for the right child care option for your family.

1. Choosing Care Based Only on Location

Choosing a child care provider that is close to home or work, would be extremely convenient, and it’s worth considering. However you also need to determine whether this child care center meets your family’s expectations in all areas important to you. You are setting yourself up for an unhappy experience if you don’t also consider the center’s education focus, environment, hours, safety and other criteria that may be important to you. If all of that is in order, then a convenient location is icing on the cake!

2. Relatives of Friends Offer to Watch Your Child

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if family life was like it was on “The Walton’s” TV show? Way back when, family could be counted on for anything, and were often the most trusted people to care for our children. While family members in generations past have lovingly and carefully watched kids so parents could work, this isn’t always the case anymore. Many times friends and family do not have open schedules to accommodate your work schedules, which can lead to lots of schedule juggling and patchwork daycare routines. And even if they do, parents need to consider whether their child is thriving in this type of environment or is missing out on enrichment, stimulation, and early education opportunities. Just because a person is “family” doesn’t mean they are truly qualified to safely care for a child, especially on a recurring basis.

3. Picking Child Care Because it’s a Bargain

With the rising cost of EVERYTHING these days, cheap child care is hard to ignore. Families on a tight budget may be easily tempted to use a particular child care provider because they are cheap. But this can be one of the most dangerous child care pitfalls if you are not careful! While it is possible to find affordable child care arrangements, you must be a diligent parent. Check for safety issues, licensing issues, background checks, experience, and provider education and training. Many of these important areas are lacking in cheap child care. Be sure to do some checking and make sure the price isn’t the only reason you choose your child care provider.

4. Limiting Your Options to One Type of Care

There are many different types of child care options for the working parent. A few that come to mind are licensed home daycare providers, child care centers, relative care, and private nannies or au-pairs. Parents should carefully research their options, and not be close minded when it comes to making their child care choice. Sometimes, parents set out preferring one type based on their own childhood experiences, or because of a friend’s opinion. Each type of care has pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, and while one option may work great for your friend another may work better for your family. Parents should weigh out the facts regarding each type of care option and their scheduling needs, and then carefully consider each option before making their choice.

5. Choosing a Center with Loose Rules

Parents may be tempted to choose a particular provider because she seems so easy going and “go-with-the-flow.” While some flexibility can be nice, parents should really be careful when choosing this type of provider. Rules and regulations are important. Centers without clearly established guidelines for everything from operating hours to illness policies to payment arrangements, are likely to have other organizational problems as well. You should ask for a written copy of the center’s policies, and make sure you are prepared to follow them. Be wary of a center that can’t supply this to you. In home daycares might be slightly less formal, but a good one should still have the basics like a set schedule, safety policies and a safe environment. If a daycare home or center doesn’t have clear rules and organization, it’s not likely to be the right place for you. Keep looking.

6. Rushing into a Decision

Parents often feel rushed into choosing child care for their child due to pressures from work and family schedules. However, parents should be reminded to give careful consideration to how this choice will impact the development of their child. Deciding who will be caring for your kid, whether its occasional or every day, part time or full time, is a huge decision. Parents should be sure they have researched their options, and have made an informed decision to ensure the best long term satisfaction regarding their child care choice.

7. Using a Caregiver Strictly Because of a Neighbor or Friend

Every family is different, and just because your best friend uses a particular daycare, doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for your family. Of course, it is important to consider recommendations and feedback from trusted friends and family members, but this should only be a starting point for considering your options. Also keep in mind that each kid may view the place differently or respond differently to the environment or caregivers. Be in tune with your child, and be sure you are considering his/her needs in all child care decisions.

National Shortbread Day

January 6, 2021

National Shortbread Day

Shortbread is a traditional Scottish dessert typically made with:

1 part white sugar

2 parts butter

3 parts flour

Modern recipes deviate from the 3 ingredient rule by splitting the sugar portion into equal parts of granulated sugar and powdered sugar and adding salt. Plain white (wheat) flour is commonly used. However, some bakers use ground rice or cornflour to alter the texture.

Shortbread earns its name because of its crumbly texture. Its high-fat content provided by the butter results in a short-bread crumb. “Shortening” refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” (crumbly) texture.

Prepared often during the 12th century, Mary, Queen of Scots receives credit for the innovation of the shortbread during the 16th century.  As it was expensive to make, the sweet cookie was reserved as a luxury for special occasions.

In Shetland (northeast of mainland Britain), they traditionally break a decorated shortbread cake over the head of a new bride upon the entrance of her new home.

National One Hit Wonder Day

September 25, 2020

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, a day to celebrate every artist who has conspired to give us one massively successful song….and the grand total of nothing since. One-Hit Wonder Day was established by music journalist Steve Rosen back in 1990 to pay tribute to those who have had their five minutes (or less) of fame and subsequently vanished, leaving us only a catchy (hopefully!) tune to remember them by.

From bizarre, middle-aged Spaniards Los Del Rio doing the ‘Macarena’, to beanie-hatted Daniel Powter singing about his ‘Bad Day’, via Lou Bega’s Mambo #5, the list of one-hit wonders is a long and varied one, so dig out your old record collection and see how many of these unfortunate souls are lurking there.

What is your favorite song?