Childcare in a loving, safe and fun environment.

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About Us

The owner, Stacy Hazelton-Brooks, is credentialed with a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Allied Professions from University of Dayton and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University.  She has had over 20 years in both private and public schools as a Teacher, Preschool and Special Ed. Director, as well as a Principal.  She has a Montessori Teaching Certificate from the North American Montessori Center, Canada.  She has been an Infant/Toddler Vacation Bible School teacher and the Early Intervention Education Director for infants and toddlers.  She is married to Chillicothe native and retired Air Marshal for the Dept. of Homeland Security, Jack Brooks and has three AMAZING children, Dijon Brooks, Ava Guerra and Grayson Guerra.  Her passion is giving children and their families WONDERFUL opportunities to enjoy together in a happy world. 


THE PROGRAM


In Chillicothe, Ohio, our facility program is in a restored, historic, downtown building with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, plenty of lighting, a large play space both indoors and out, spacious care rooms, and a libray.


All children are on a schedule that is consistent and based on their individual needs.  The adult to child ratio is kept very low and manageable based on the ages of the children at the time.  We maintain 1 adult to 6 children, but often have additional adults and school-age volunteers available.


Infants are held, given tummy time, sensory experiences,  spoken to and tended to promptly with all needs.  Parents will be notified if their child is crying for more than 20 minutes, to determine the child's needs.  Diapers are checked every 90 minutes and are changed promptly.  Diapers are also changed as needed.  Potty training is our specialty.  


Toddlers/Preschoolers are provided a schedule to encourage scheduled play, free play, music, art,  napping, snacks and meals, toilet training, technology time and peer/adult interaction.  This schedule allows room for children to also have their own interests and needs cared.


Both infants and toddlers are kept clean.  Clothes are changed promptly, if there is food/drink spills or other accidents.  Noses and hands are wiped regularly and hands washed before/after meals and potty time.


Parents provide all formula, food, milk, juice, snacks, diapers, wipes, extra clothing, and any special equipment the child may need.  Bulk storage is available for full-time children.


Hours/days are determined with each family, per request.  Payment is due weekly or bi-weekly.  Late fees are added for each day the payment is not made.  Enrollment is ended after payment is not received, unless extenuating circumstances are approved by the owner.  NO SHOW fees are invoiced if days are requested for service and a 24 hour notice is not given. 

Court action and a collection agency is used to collect debt more than 30 days old.

PRE-PAYMENT on first day of attendance is required, in addition to a REGISTRATION fee of $35.00.

PAYMENT IS REQUIRED EVEN IF CHILD IS ABSENT.


JOB and FAMILY Assistance is only available at the NEW LEXINGTON location.


Short term care for snow days, holidays, regular sitter not available etc. can be scheduled any day of the week, upon request at an increased rate plus mileage costs to and from home.


Emergency information is kept on file for each child.  In the case of an emergency, the parent will be notified immediately and 911 will be called, if needed.  If the parent is not able to be contacted, the emergency contacts listed will be attempted and then Child Protective Services.


Staff are trained in infant/toddler CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease, Child Abuse and Neglect and Early Childhood topics.


Parents will be asked for permission in advance of any trips that their child would be asked to go on.  The trips could be:  children's time at the library, kid's museum, and the city park.  If fees are applicable, parents will be asked to pay.  These are all walking trips.  No transportation is available, unless parents volunteer to transport in their vehicles.


A "Mother's Helper" is also available to come to your home to watch your child while you take care of things around your house.  The hourly rate for this service is $5.00.  This is available in the evenings, on weekends and during school breaks.