What are your hours?
Atkins Tender Loving Care is opened Mondays- Fridays from 6:30am until 5:30pm.
Are you licensed?
Yes, it is a requirement that all child care centers be licensed through the Palm Beach County Health Dept.
Are you accredited?
Yes, We are accredited by NAC (National Accreditation Commission.) This ensures we follow higher standards than required by state and county regulations.
Will you administer medication?
Yes, but all medication (even over the counter) must be accompanied by a Doctor’s Authorization and must contain a prescription label from the pharmacy.
What are the security procedures?
Once your child is enrolled with us, you choose a security access code for the front door. Then we scan your finger biometrically into our database. This allows you to sign you child in and open the door. We also have staff sitting at the front desk monitoring people that enter our school. If we do not recognize someone we ask for ID and call the parents. We must obtain authorization in writing and positively identify the individual in order to release children. Children are released to authorized individuals age 16 and up.
What types of background checks do you do on your staff?
We do a Level 1 Local background check and a Level 2 Federal background check on all employees. All staff are screened and cleared prior to working with children.
What are the staff qualifications?
All employees are required to have at least their 45-hour certification from DCF. Lead teachers are required to have their CDA (Child Development Associate). Also, all staff is required to have their First Aid and CPR.
Will you toilet train children?
Yes, we assist in the toilet training process. As with all aspects of your child’s development, we partner with parents to help children achieve milestones in their growth. When a child shows interest in using the bathroom, our teachers will work with you to help guide your child through this process.
How do I pay for tuition?
We accept tuition through an Electronic Funds Transfer using a program called Tuition Express. We also accept cash, checks and money orders.
What curriculum does Atkins TLC use?
We use Creative Curriculum with lots of hands on activities, art, science and math and language development.
Does Atkins TLC provide meals?
Included in our tuition, we do provide, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Our menu features local, and healthy ingredients that are both delicious and nutritious and everything is made daily on site.
Does Atkins TLC accept School Readiness funding through the ELC of Palm Beach County?
Is Atkins TLC a certified VPK provider?
How old do you have to be to participate in VPK?
Children must be 4 years old by Sept 1st in order to participate in VPK.
Is there a uniform requirement?
No. Students are required to wear an Atkins TLC t-shirt on all field trips.
Do you provide transportation to and from school?
No. Atkins TLC picks up students from several local elementary schools as a part of our after school program.