Programs for children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Physically, the child participates in daily activities to improve motor skills and coordination. With pre-reading and pre-math concepts, we then prepare each child for the cognitive journey they will receive in future schooling. Our instructors form an emotional bond with each child letting them know they are special and important, thus, contributing to positive self-esteem and confidence.
Most importantly, each child’s needs are fulfilled in a fun, loving and safe environment under the care of highly trained educators experienced in early childhood education and development.
Sharon Hill Childcare Programs
Ohio CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) & Healthy Programs
Sharon Hill locations participate in the Ohio Child and Adult Care Food Program which requires fully balanced meals that incorporate ingredients from each food group and within the recommended serving size for appropriate ages. We provide breakfast and lunch with nutritionally balanced foods from dairy, protein, fruit, vegetable and grain categories. An afternoon snack and a second one for children in our programs past 5:00 p.m. is offered daily with foods from at least two of the required groups.
Sharon Hill also participates in the Ohio Healthy Programs. In doing so, we have made the commitment to serve healthier options from food groups including lean proteins, whole grains, non-fried foods, fresh fruits and vegetables of varying texture and type as well as less artificial sugars. All juice served is 100% natural and milk is whole for ages 1-2 ½ with 1% for older ages. Our children are provided and encouraged to have at least one hour of physical activity each day. Nutritional recommendations regarding healthy and active lifestyles are distributed to families regularly.
Organic Garden Project
Both locations maintain fully organic gardens which are part of the children’s natural science curriculum late Spring through early Fall. With assistance from their educators, they tend to and harvest fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Some items are incorporated into seasonal cooking activities in classrooms while others are offered for families to take home.