Valley Early Learning Center

Childcare

Monthly Rate Schedule

Monthly Rates (rates based on days per week)
Age 5 days 4 days 3 days 2 days 1 days Rates
Toddler (1-2 Years) $ 668 $ 608 $ 456 $ 352 $ 176 5 days - $ 668
4 days - $ 608
3 days - $ 456
2 days - $ 352
1 days - $ 176
Preschoolers (3-4 Years) $ 584 $ 544 $ 408 $ 312 $ 156 5 days - $ 584
4 days - $ 544
3 days - $ 408
2 days - $ 312
1 days - $ 156
Weekly Rates
Age 5 days 4 days 3 days 2 days 1 days Rates
School Age (K-5) Summer $ 126 $ 118 $ 89 $ 70 $ 35 5 days - $ 126
4 days - $ 118
3 days - $ 89
2 days - $ 70
1 days - $ 35
School Age (K-5) Before and After School $ 50 $ 40 $ 30 $ 20 $ 10 5 days - $ 50
4 days - $ 40
3 days - $ 30
2 days - $ 20
1 days - $ 10
Payment Assistance

Subsidies are available for low-income families who qualify through DSHS. Inquire with the Program Director if needed.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Child Care Registration Fee

A yearly registration fee of $35 per child is due upon enrollment or reenrollment.

Discount

A discount of 10% will be offered to families who have more than one child enrolled in the program. The discount will be applied to each additional child enrolled and will apply to the oldest of the children.

Typical Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is flexible, based on the number and ages of children in care on a given day. Each day will include meal and snack times, rest times, outdoor play (weather permitting), large and fine motor activities, language activities, music, and creative free play. The VELC is open 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Below is a sample of a daily schedule. The VELC implements the Creative Curriculum which correlates well with the Valley School curriculum and has great enrichment opportunities.

Time Activity
7:30 – 8:30 AM Arrival – Free choice, table toys
8:30 – 9:30 AM Wash hands – eat breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 AM Circle time
9:45 – 10:15 AM Circle time (if 3-5 year olds in care)
10:15 – 10:30 AM Wash hands – morning snack
10:30 – 11:00 AM Arts and crafts, blocks, dough, cutting
11:00 – 11:30 AM Outside play
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Story time, book time
12:00 – 12:30 PM Wash hands – eat lunch
12:30 – 2:00 PM Rest time (children who do not nap will be provided with other quiet activities to do during this time)
2:00 – 3:00 PM Free choice – afternoon snack
3:00 – 4:00 PM Color, puzzles
4:00 – 4:30 PM Parent pick-up – Clean-up

Discipline

Each child should be privileged with a physically and emotionally safe and orderly environment. A minimum number of rules, rewards, and consequences must be developed in order to protect each child’s rights to this environment.

The Valley Early Learning Center provides an environment where discipline occurs through a combination of support, encouragement, and limit setting built around a clear plan developed in accordance with the school. It is important that staff emphasize positive behavior management and incorporate positive reinforcement techniques to support clearly taught rules as well as appropriate consequences. All children are encouraged to engage in a cooperative manner, thereby enhancing their social nature, and encouraging their ability to interact with others.

Meals and Snacks

The following is a sample of our daily menu:

Meal Items
Breakfast ½ c. banana slices
1/3 c. unsweetened cereal
¾ c. milk
Morning Snack 2 oz low fat yogurt
1/2 graham cracker
water
Lunch ½-turkey breast sandwich on one slice of bread
½-cup broccoli & cheese soup
¼-cup applesauce
¾-cup milk
Afternoon Snack 1 muffin
1/3 cup milk or water