Cradles to Crayons offers quality, developmentally appropriate Child Care program for the working parent. The Child Care program is available from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, except recognized holidays, for children 6 weeks into our School Age program.

The Child Care Program offers the RIE (pronounced rye) Philosophy for Infants and Toddlers and the High Scope Philosophy with our Preschool-Age and After School children.

Basic Principles of the RIE Philosophy:

Basic Principles of the High/Scope Philosophy:

Based upon knowledge of the developmental patterns typical of young children in the preschool years, we have made "active learning" the cornerstone of our educational approach. By "active learning" we mean learning that is initiated by the child not transmitted by the teacher. An activity must have five key ingredients to be called "active learning":