||A Child's Day
Owner, Sharon Studer, B. S. Elementary
Education, Teachers Certificate, Texas Directors Credential
Sharon Studer has 30 years experience in the childcare industry
in Uvalde and Del Rio. She has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
and a Texas Teachers Certification. Sharon is a fourth generation Uvaldean who
strives to serve Uvalde with high quality childcare. Sharon and
her staff believe in treating all children at the Alphabet Club
and A Child’s Day as they were their own children.
Director, Mary Gleason, 28 years with the
Alphabet Club, CDA, Texas Directors Credential, First Aide and CPR
Executive Director/Owner, Sharon Studer, B. S. Elementary Education, Teachers Certificate,
Texas Directors Credential, and teacher certifications in Early
Childhood, Reading and English.
|All staff have CPR, first aide
and early childhood training and/or a CDA.
High quality early care and education programs benefit children. Children
who experience a quality program have a greater academic success, enhanced
self-esteem, and increased self-control.
are 4 factors present in high quality programs:
- Lower staff-child ratios (when possible).
- Smaller group size (when possible).
- Our staff is educated in Early Childhood Education and Child Development.
- Certified teacher on staff.
We strive to keep the number of children assigned to each staff member
lower than that required by MINIMUM STANDARDS. We also keep our group
size smaller. Please note the staff-child ratio charts and group size
posted in your child’s classroom and how they compare to the minimum
requirements. We also committed to employing well-trained personnel. All
staff members receive 20 hours of training a year, as well as training
in CPR and first aid.
We believe that discipline and guidance should be consistent and based
on an understanding of individual needs and development. A positive guidance
technique promotes self-discipline and acceptable behavior. There will
be no harsh, cruel, or unusual treatment. Corporal punishment and threats
of corporal punishment are prohibited. Children will not be shaken, bitten,
or hit, or have anything put in or on their mouth as punishment. Children
will not be humiliated, yelled at, or rejected. Children will not be subjected
to abusive or profane language. Children will not be punished for not
eating, not napping, or toilet-learning accidents. Bed-wetters will not
be shamed or punished.
Positive guidance techniques used at the centers will include
but are not limited to:
- recognizing and encouraging appropriate behaviors.
- developing reasonable and clear rules and expectations in each group.
- explaining the consequences of inappropriate behaviors.
- redirecting children into positive behaviors.
- modeling pro-social behaviors.
- enforcing limits and rules consistently and fairly.
- helping children to identify and express feelings in acceptable ways.
- time out-time out depends on age of child and what the child is in
Meals and Snacks
Children are served nutritious meals and snacks. We participate in the
TDHS-USDA school lunch program which means we serve ONLY nutritious meals.
We serve breakfast, lunch, snack. The menus are posted on the parents
bulletin board. Seconds are offered to children when possible. Children
will be encouraged, but not forced to try new foods. We encourage children
to practice good manners, converse freely and eat at the table. If child
requires a therapeutic or special diet, please provide written direction
from a physician. Please call the center if you are going to be late.
We prefer that candy, gum, and junk food not be brought to the center,
if it is we will keep it in their cubby.
Meal Service Times Breakfast @ 8:00 am, lunch @ 11:00
am, snack @ 3:30 pm.
If your child isn’t present at the meal time we can’t assure
that there will be leftovers if they come in late.
children are required to have a rest time after lunch. Even if you child
does not sleep, he or she will be expected to lie quietly and rest during
this time. Infants sleep according to their individual schedules in cribs.
All children sleep on individual cots or mats. Children will be encouraged
to remove shoes for naptime. The room will be darkened but each child
will be visible to the supervising staff. Please bring 2 small blankets,
if you would like a top and bottom for you child’s mat, we will
send them home when they need to be washed.
Equal Employment Opportunities
The selection and promotion of individual employees are made without regard
to race, creed, marital status, color, age, gender, sex-orientation, religion,
national origin, physical or mental disability.