Do you have a waiting
If there is no space available in your child’s age group
at one center, one of Day Nursery’s other centers may have
space until space becomes available at your first choice center.
Or you may put your name on the waiting list at the preferred center,
and the staff will contact you when space is available.
Where are you located?
Day Nursery of Abilene has three child care centers.
|3434 Sherry Lane. Across the street from Jane Long Elementary
School in northwest Abilene.
1442 Vine Street.
Near McMurry University in southwest Abilene.
Cedar Street. Downtown next to the Civic Center.
What time do you open
Each center has its own hours. Children
are enrolled based on the parents’ work or school schedule.
6:30 am to 6:00 pm
7:30 am to 6:30 pm
6:00 am-6:30 pm
Do you provide meals for my children?
Nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks are provided for all
children enrolled. The agency participates in the USDA Child Care
Food Program (CCFP) and abides by all standards set forth by that
program. Rotating menus are posted for parents to read. Meals are
prepared in the centers. All meals, snacks, infant formula and baby
food are furnished by the nursery at no additional cost.
Do I need to bring anything for my
Parents are expected to furnish diapers for infants and training
pants or pull-ups for potty trainers. An extra change of clothing
is requested as well. Children should be discouraged from bringing
food and toys from home. Classroom supplies are furnished at no
Do you have a curriculum?
Yes. Trained caregivers offer a structured curriculum appropriate
to each age group. Day Nursery’s curriculum goals are:
- Cognitive Development to develop an intellectual base necessary
for successful learning.
- Communication/Language Development to help children verbally
express themselves and develop effective patterns of speaking.
- Social/Emotional Development to encourage feelings of security,
cooperation, friendliness and sharing.
- Physical Development to develop control of the large and small
- Creative Expression to encourage expression of self through music,
art, literature and communication.
- Health and Safety to help children care for their bodies and
establish healthful routines.
- Cultural Diversity to encourage acceptance and understanding
of all people and cultures.
What activities are provided?
Weekly lesson plans for all ages of children at Day Nursery centers include developmentally appropriate opportunities relating to cognitive, motor skills, health and hygiene, emotional maturity and social awareness. The approach to child development is complete
and designed to expand the physical, mental, social and emotional
attributes of the child. Educational programming and field trip
enrichment opportunities for preschool and school age children are
also included in the curriculum.
Developmental checklists for each child are updated regularly to monitor each child's progress ensuring that important developmental milestones are met.
Lesson plans provide for opportunities to reach each goal. Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services.
How many children are assigned to
one staff person?
The staff to child ratio is determined by State licensing standards.
Number of Children
Supervised by one Staff
Do you take drop-ins?
Yes, on a space available basis.
What is the experience and training
of the staff?
Prior child care experience or a pre-service training course in
addition to first aid with rescue breathing and infant/child CPR
are prerequisites for direct care staff. Directors must have prior
child care and business experience and education. The staff receive
at least twenty hours of training annually and are closely monitored.
Areas of training include child growth and development, guidance
and discipline, age-appropriate curriculum, and teacher-child interaction.
Who regulates your program?
The Day Nursery of Abilene is licensed by the Child Care Licensing
Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
The centers are routinely inspected by a child
care licensing representative. The Abilene Fire Department
and the Taylor County Health Department conduct an annual inspection
and gas leak tests are performed annually.
The Child Care Provider Operations (CCPO) in Abilene, Texas, manages
state funding to provide child care services to eligible families
in our 19 county region. The Day Nursery is a provider contracting
with Child Care Provider Operations.
All four of our centers are Texas Rising Star Providers of the CCPO
system. This status means that the centers have achieved the highest
level of quality child care according to CCPO standards and exceed
those required by minimum standards for day care centers by the
State of Texas.
What do you charge?
Fees charged are based on the age of the child requiring care as
well as on the number of days and hours in care.
Fees are all-inclusive at Day Nursery. No separate charges
are required for registration, transportation, supplies, activities
CHILD CARE FEE SCHEDULE - EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2, 2015
||Regular Weekly (full time/week)
||Daily Drop-In Rate (1-2 days per week)
|Infants (0-17 months)
|Toddlers (18-35 Months)
|Preschool (3-5 years)
|School Age (Over 5 years)