Do you offer financial aid or take DHS or other State paid programs?
Yes we do. There is a program through DHS (Department of Human Services) in Oregon and Washington that helps eligible low-income working families pay for child care. This helps parents to stay employed, and children to be well cared-for in stable child care arrangements.
What do you charge?
Please contact us at email@example.com or text message us at 503-531-3844 to schedule a tour and get our current rates.
Are you accepting infants ages newborn- 2 years old?
Yes, because of the demand for quality infant care in our area we opened up another home directly across the street.
What is different about Certified Home Childcare?
Certified in home care is a unique choice that can provide your child with the benefits of both center and family care. Certified homes are regulated like centers and have many of the same requirements. Every certified home goes through an annual certification process and is inspected by the childcare division and the county health department. The certifier also observes the staff working with children and conduct unannounced visits during the year
How do you incorporate your beliefs into your daycare?
We are Christian and we love the Lord Jesus Christ. We incorporate our belief into our daycare by praying daily with the children at all meals. We take prayer request and pray for whatever the children feel they need prayer for. During our daily music class we sing Christian songs like Jesus loves me & other children's worship songs. We teach Bible stories & help the children memorize scripture. Our focus is to teach Christian values, good morals, respect. To respect other people, to love one another by treating people how you would want to be treated. Children learn most by example of what they see in our lives & in their own homes. We focus on positive uplifting aspects in life. Not bringing each other down but building each other up. We read children's Christian books for example about Jesus birth & why we celebrate Christmas & Easter.
What ages are you accepting?
6 weeks old till 6 years old
If space is available we will take school age children during non-school days, Spring break, and Summer vacation.
How do you screen your assistants / staff?
All staff are required to pass FBI criminal background checks and drug tests. We also check all of their personal and work related references.
What are the staff's credentials and training?
Here at Heaven Sent Childcare we take our own education as serious as we do the children in our care.
We are continually taking child development related courses.
All staff must pass FBI criminal history checks, are 1st aid & CPR trained , food handlers & take at least 20 hours per year specializing in the care and education of children.
What meals do you provide?
For children over 1 years old we prepare meals from scratch using fresh, local, natural & mainly organic ingredients.
For children under 1 years old we ask that the parents supply the formula and baby food.
We are regulated by the U.S.D.A. Food program & serve Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks.
How much screen time do the children get?
We believe that children can watch T.V. at their own homes and that frequent t.v. watching is not appropriate for daycare/childcare. We do on rare occasions have a special "Movie Day" where we will watch a G movie, eat popcorn, & relax in the afternoon as a special treat. Other that we don't watch T.V., play video or computer games.
How do you discipline a child?
We use a positive discipline approach to aid with inappropriate behavior. Children will learn to make choices and begin to understand the natural or logical consequence of choice. There are many positive discipline strategies that we use based on the age and personality of each individual child. ~Love and Logic~