Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Pen Bay Creative Learning Center
How long has the program been in business?
Our center has been in continuous operation since Feb. 14, 1990.
What are the hours of operation?
6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Is the Center only open to Pen Bay Healthcare employees?
NO! Pen Bay Creative Learning Center is open to all families. Pen Bay Healthcare employees do get priority on openings.
Does the center keep a waiting list? Is there a fee to get on it?
Yes, we keep a waiting list. There is no fee to be placed on the waiting list.
How do I get on the waiting list or enroll my child?
Please give us a call at 596-8700 to set up an appointment for a tour and an overview of our policies. If you decide this is the program for your child, we will arrange enrollment or add your name to the waiting list. When a class has a vacancy, we contact the next family on the waiting list.
What is the total number of children attending?
Between full and part-time children, we have about 50 children enrolled.
How are the children divided into age groups?
The children are divided into four classrooms depending upon age.
Infants - Young Toddlers: 6 weeks to 18 months
Toddler - Twos: 18 months to 3 years
Preschool: 3 to 4 years
Prekindergarten: 4 to 5 years
What is the staff training and turnover rate?
All of our teachers have post-secondary degrees or have earned their Child Development Associate credential. All staff members are required to complete inservice training annually. Many of our staff members have been here since the center opened in 1990.
What are the teacher-child ratio and group sizes?
Teacher – child ratios depend on the age of the children in the class.
Infants - Young Toddlers: 1:4, maximum 8 children
Toddler - Twos: 1:5, maximum 10 children
Preschool: 1:10, 10 children
Prekindergarten: 1:10, 10 children
Do children need to be toilet trained before entering?
No. We will work with your family on this process.
Are snacks and meals provided?
No. Parents provide lunch and two snacks for their child. The center provides water with snack and milk with lunch.
What is your peanut policy?
The infant and two toddler classrooms are peanut free. The preschool and prek classrooms may restrict peanuts depending upon enrollment.
Can I come visit my child during the day?
Absolutely! We welcome and encourage parent participation. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer with classroom projects, fundraising events or special celebrations.
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