Do you offer part-time care?
Yes. Your child does not have to be enrolled every day of the week; he or she can be enrolled for as few as two days each week. We also offer half days for children 18 months and older. In addition, we offer before and after school programs for children of all ages.
Do I need an appointment to visit the center?
No. You do not need an appointment to tour our Cheektowaga, NY daycare center. We have an open-door policy, and will be more than happy to show you our facility and programs. Our staff will provide you with information and answers to any questions you may have.
Do you offer sibling discounts?
Yes. Families that have two or more children enrolled at our center will receive a 5% discount on both children’s tuition rates.
How does Watch Me Grow’s Pre-K differ from school district Pre-K?
The biggest difference you’ll notice is the developmental level of the curriculum, materials, and enrichment programs. Watch Me Grow’s Pre-K curriculum is set at a higher developmental level than most. Our Pre-K students also experience all of the enrichment programs held at the center. Also, we complete Pre-K evaluation tests for all children entering kindergarten. Our evaluations cover the same items tested by school district screenings. We review these results with parents to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses. That way our teachers can tailor their curriculum to your child’s specific needs. Re-evaluation is done throughout the year to monitor progress.
Watch Me Grow’s Pre-K graduates consistently score extremely high on their kindergarten screenings.
Is computer use appropriate for pre-school children?
Yes, providing appropriate educational software to pre-school children can be beneficial. Watch Me Grow limits computer use to the Edmark Educational Software. These programs adjust to the child’s learning level and help develop early literacy/language, reading/writing, math, and science skills. Our computers do not have access to the internet.
What does “developmentally appropriate” mean?
Developmentally appropriate refers to care, activities, and materials that match a child’s level of intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development. Watch Me Grow’s classroom materials, curriculum, and care cater to every child’s age and learning style.
Is the center safe & secure?
Yes. Watch Me Grow is equipped with a security swipe card system. The general public cannot enter our facility; parents gain access with swipe cards. Visitors cannot enter our center without identification. Every single classroom has its own emergency exit door. In the case of an emergency, we can evacuate our entire center within a matter of seconds.
What are enrichment programs?
Enrichment programs are learning opportunities we offer in addition to our traditional curriculum. Enrichment programs at Watch Me Grow include: Spanish, Computer Lab, and Reading/Phonics Lab. For a full explanation of our enrichment programs see our Enrichment Program page.