This provider earned the lowest rating from five reviews; they offer home day care with hygiene-based care, USDA approved meals, structured free play opportunities, and learning curriculum.
As soon as she heard the doorbell at Damion’s Place ringing, Jackie Thomas set down her magazine and stood up immediately – her home-based daycare had come under scrutiny from state regulators.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood education and care can have a tremendously positive influence on a community’s economic wellbeing, the ability of businesses to attract talent, and working parents’ ability to thrive in their jobs. Quality childcare promotes children’s development and learning while narrowing socioeconomic, racial/ethnic gaps and supporting parental employment and family self-sufficiency.
The ideal daycares are those which provide comprehensive care to children while encouraging parents to become active participants in their lives. Such schools typically follow a specific curriculum, overseen by teachers with formal training in child development. Furthermore, strict safety regulations may also be adhered to and some states mandate teacher certification or even teacher-student ratio requirements at these Kita schools (Kita stands for Kindergarten of Advanced Technology).
Daycare workers typically undergo extensive training depending on the state in which they operate. In Germany, for instance, daycare staff usually complete several academic degrees before becoming fully qualified – as well as attend a state-approved early pedagogy course – before becoming officially employed as daycare providers.
Thomas is the receptionist of a daycare center and wielder of its Bell. Although generally low key and unconcerned with much, he always brings the Bell with him wherever he goes – no matter where that may take him.
Hall has stated his intent to alter the current way childcare services are provided, specifically through advocating for improved pay for providers so they are able to offer quality care to children in their charge and prepare them for success in life.
Achievement and Honors
Pine Grove Country Day School is a family-owned day care center, providing safe and nurturing care to 3 & 4 year-old children from September until May, Monday through Thursday from September-May. As an active member of Thomas & Friends Association, the school has won numerous awards over time.
Pine Grove Daycare is widely recognized for its emphasis on social skills, winning multiple awards for its efforts. It promotes positive thinking and instils respect for others; one memorable activity of note being Team Tuesday where students compete against teams with good sportsmanship as their focus. Pine Grove also participates in community service projects and charity efforts – Mary Courtney who founded Pine Grove passed away in 2012 but her legacy lives on in her school’s existence.
Thomas can often appear to be quite relaxed, showing little concern for much. However, he does seem obsessed with carrying around a bell that he keeps very close to him – sometimes so close that someone could accidentally ring it and cause great alarm! Thomas seems rather disinterested about much, except his obsession with it which can sometimes get him upset when someone rings it accidentally.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The owners of a home day care in Cedar Springs were ordered to cease operations following an assault by one of the male owners on his wife while she held onto a 2-year-old child. A suspended order issued by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Child Care Licensing Bureau alleges Thomas Cronkright and his wife Abigail Cronkright violated children’s rights while not operating their daycare in an appropriate manner.
They are also being accused of using meth at their day care center, failing to store ammunition separately from firearms, and failing to supervise children properly. Their suspension will likely be appealed.
Thomas is generally very laid back; however, when someone rings his Bell his mood can quickly shift. As receptionist at a Daycare he’s fiercely protective over its reputation and contents.
Lightbridge Academy is a child care company offering educational programming for children from six weeks old up to twelve years of age. Their exclusive F.L.EX learning program fosters emotional, academic, social, creative, and physical skills in young children while offering parental support and education through ParentView Internet monitoring and eCommunication services.
Lightbridge Academy is renowned for its dedication to corporate ethics and community service, winning several awards for their commitment.