We want to answer your questions......
1. Where is the center be located?
The center is located at 4812 Diaz Ave., Fort Worth 76107 (near I-30 and Hulen St.)
2. What age children does the center serve?
The center serves children ages 2 ½ to 5 years.
3. What are the hours of operation?
The center is open Monday – Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm.
4. Is the center open year round?
Yes, the center operates year round. However, it will be closed 2 days for teacher training days in addition to all major holidays.
5. Does the center have a part-time attendance schedule?
No. We offer a full-time, Monday – Friday schedule with a primary focus of serving working families.
6. What type of curriculum is used?
Lena Pope is committed to its mission of creating hope, happiness and success for children and families. One way we seek to carry out this mission is by ensuring that we are offering what research says works in meeting the needs of children. The High Scope curriculum is an evidence-based curriculum that is used throughout the Early Learning Center. This curriculum focuses on creating a learning environment where teachers, students and parents partner in shaping the learning experience. Learning is accomplished through play and attention to the individual interests and developmental needs of your child. Learning occurs in all areas including social development, emotional development, emergent reading, emergent writing, math, science, and technology skills.
7. What is the educational level of the teachers?
Classroom teachers have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in early education or an early childhood field along with at least 2 years of experience in the classroom. Classroom aides have a minimum of an associate’s degree in early childhood education or related field and a minimum of 6 months experience working in a child care setting.
8. What is the class size?
The student to teacher ratio is 8:1. Each class consists of 16 students, a lead teacher, and a teacher’s aide.
9. Is the center a licensed child care facility?
The center is licensed by Texas Department of Family and Protective Service.
10. What are the tuition fees?
Please contact our Early Learning Center to request specific tuition cost information, 817-255-2562 or contact us online.
11. Does the center accept child care subsidies?
Yes. The center accepts child care subsidies. To ask about Child Care Management Services (CCMS) subsidy program and how to apply click here .
12. I’m not ready to enroll my child in the center, but I am interested in continuing to stay informed about what’s going on at the center. How can I get information more regularly?
Let us know online and we will gladly keep you informed of updates.
13. If I have additional questions, how can I get them answered?
Please call 817-255-2562 or contact us online.
14. Does the center have secured entrances?
Yes. Access to classrooms and indoor play areas is secured and require a code to gain entrance or assistance from the center staff.
15. Will I be able to visit my child at the center?
Yes! Parents are encouraged to visit and observe their child at any time in their home away from home learning environment. In addition, monitors are located outside of the classroom in order to allow parents to observe their child in the classroom.
16. Where can I obtain enrollment information?
Call 817-255-2562 or contact us online.
17. How does my child get priority in enrolling?
In keeping with the mission of helping create hope, happiness and success for children and families the Early Learning Center will serve private pay and families utilizing childcare subsidies. To ensure that your child is accepted into one of the 48 openings, we encourage you to contact us and make an appointment for a tour and to complete an application. Waiting lists are maintained on a first-come, first-serve basis.
18. What other activities will my family have an opportunity to participate in?
Lena Pope believes that family involvement is a key factor in producing successful children. At the Early Learning Center, families have the opportunity to participate in parent-teacher conferences, home visits, family nights, and volunteer opportunities.
19. Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
Yes. Lena Pope Home requires that staff receive training in CPR and First Aid every two years in addition to other safety and child development trainings required by state licensing and the agency.