Safe & Secure Environment
The safety and protection of your child is our number one priority at Orchard Valley Learning Center. Our secured entry access system at the front door monitors traffic in and out of our center, along with our coded check-in system. Outdoor areas surrounding our school are monitored by the office staff through the use of a closed-circuit camera system.
Regular fire and emergency drills are conducted to ensure the safety of the children.
Our spacious, secured and shaded playgrounds have been designed to emphasize age-appropriate safe play. Well-equipped with large play structures, heavy-duty trikes and large grassy areas, our playgrounds offer a variety of activities for active gross-motor play and development. A spacious play area is designated just for toddlers with special play structures designed specifically for toddler safety. To add to peace of mind, our security cameras offer continual monitoring.
Onsite Swimming Pool
One of the best summer experiences for your child will be the opportunity to swim regularly in our beautiful in-ground swimming pool. At a mere 3 ½ feet deep, our pool encourages confidence in our young swimmers. We offer both daily swim time and formal swimming instructions taught and monitored by certified lifeguards. Our pool is secured by a safety fence, which is locked at all times, and is monitored through the closed-circuit camera system.
Nutrition, Health & Safety
At Orchard Valley Learning Center, we place a strong emphasis on the health and nutrition of our children; ages 6 weeks to 10 years. We work quarterly with a registered dietitian to ensure our menus follow official guidelines for child care meals and snacks. We strive to serve kid-friendly, uncomplicated, familiar dishes that allow for flexibility to accommodate food allergy, religious and lifestyle restrictions. Our menus emphasize at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Our lunch entrees aim to follow the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion’s “MyPlate” philosophy. Our cook is trained in nutritional practices and is SAFE certified.
Regular visits from our on-call registered nurse help us to maintain the health of our children, and all staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Universal Precautions. Our administration and selected staff are also specifically trained through the state approved Medication Administration Instructional Program.