Frequently Asked Questions

Finding the right childcare for your family is important. We’re here to help. If you have a question not addressed here, please contact us.

What types of programs does Foundations offer?

We provide early education and childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. We offer high-quality infant, toddler, early preschool, preschool, Pre-K, school-age and summer camp programs. Learn more on our Programs page or contact your local school for details or to check availability.

Which curriculum do you use? Is it state approved?

We utilize the award-winning Creative Curriculum® in our classrooms, blended with a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Creative Curriculum® is one of the few curriculums approved by every State Department of Education in the country! It teaches exploration and discovery as a way of learning – and teaches children to be creative, confident thinkers. Visit Our Curriculum to learn more.

What are your teacher qualifications?

Our teachers are certified by the state, and meet or exceed all state licensing childcare requirements. We require criminal background checks through local, state and/or federal agencies and verify educational credentials prior to employment. All teachers are trained in CPR and first aid, and complete trainings in early childhood health and safety. Teachers also complete annual professional development trainings to strengthen skills and keep apprised of the most recent research into early childhood education.

Do you have cameras? Can I monitor my child’s classroom?

Yes, we have cameras in all our classrooms and monitors in our lobby and center director’s office. For safety and security reasons, our cameras do not stream to the internet. However, families are welcome to observe the live feeds at any time.

Do you have a mobile app? How do I get updates on my child’s day?

Yes, we do have a mobile app! When you download the Foundations family mobile app, you’ll receive photos and videos of your child, updates on diapering, naps, meals, activities, electronic daily reports and more. Ask your Director today to get started with the app!

Is your building secure?

Yes, we are a secure facility. Our schools feature electronic keypad entry, so only authorized staff and families may enter. Families receive a unique PIN to access the school during business hours.

Do you take the children outdoors?

Yes. We take children outside daily, weather permitting. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. In the event of inclement weather, we plan indoor activities to provide the same amount of physical activity and to promote movement and large muscle development.

Do you have parent-teacher conferences?

Yes. We encourage you to participate in family conferences. Conferences provide great opportunities to discuss your child’s progress, to share observations and to determine learning goals and next steps together. If you’re interested in scheduling a family conference, please contact your Director.

Can I stop by and visit my child at Foundations?

Yes! We have an open-door policy, and you are welcome to visit any time. You are also encouraged to volunteer in your child’s classroom. There are many opportunities to get involved! You can act as a guest reader, attend field trips and activities, speak to your child’s class about your job or hobby, assist with special events and so much more. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact your Director.

Do I need to pack meals for my child?

No. Each day your child is served a nutritious breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Meals are prepared on-site and included in your tuition at no extra charge. Our menus are planned by a licensed nutritionist and follow recommendations provided by the USDA’s Choose My Plate program and specific state requirements. We always provide a vegetarian option. Your child’s weekly menu is posted in advance, so you always know what is being served. To protect children with food allergies, please do not send any food with your child.

Do you have a family referral program?

We do! We hope you have a fantastic experience at Foundations, and we hope you tell your friends and family. If you refer a new family to Foundations, you will receive a tuition credit. If you refer a full-time family and they stay enrolled for 30 days, you’ll receive a $100 credit on your account. If you refer a part-time family and they stay enrolled for 30 days, you’ll receive a $50 credit on your account. Please ask your Director for details.

How do I enroll my child in Foundations?

To enroll in one of our programs, contact the school you’re interested in attending to check classroom availability and schedule a tour. Once you decide to enroll, you can complete the registration process safely and securely online. Simply visit your school’s page and click on the Register Now button. Once your school reviews your registration forms, they will contact you to complete the registration process.

When is tuition due? What forms of payment do you accept?

Weekly tuition is due by the close of business day on Tuesday, for the week of attendance. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and electronic checking (ACH) payments via the MyFoundations app. Automatic payments are available. Please ask your Center Director for details.

What do I need to know before my child’s first day at Foundations?

Great question! View our online New Family Guide to learn what to expect on your first day at Foundations!

If you have a question not addressed here, please contact us so we may assist you! We’re here to help.