About Shawave

  • The educational philosophy at Shaw Avenue Children’s Center is demonstrated by the following:
  • We include a diverse group of families and staff.
  • Our smaller overall enrollment size and our small child to teacher ratios are comfortable for very young children.
  • Our encouraging learning environment is formed by our knowledge of individual child development, as opposed to a school model based on age requirements.
  • We promote the growth of children’s emotional security and confidence as a foundation for their mental and physical growth.
  • Teams of teachers model the decision-making and cooperation that we expect children to learn.
  • The practice of our Peace Table process confirms that young children have the ability to reach mutually agreeable solutions.

 

    • What ages attend SACC? Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, pre-kindergarten.
    • When is the Center open and what meals are served? Monday through Friday, 7:00 am until 6:00 pm, year-round except for ten major holidays, serving breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack to those past infancy.
    • Is a part-time schedule available? Availability varies for 3 and 4 days per week attendance, and children’s need for “continuity of care” requires that these days be in sequence. SACC does not offer routine half-day care.
    • Does SACC have experienced teachers? SACC, established in 1988, maintains a majority of long-term and mid-term experienced staff, balancing that maturity with the energy of several younger persons.
    • What are the tuition rates per age group? Fees are determined by age range and number of days attending. Current rates are available by personal or phone interview. See Contact page.
    • How do I enroll my child? Contact SACC to schedule an interview for detailed information, a facility tour, classroom visits, tuition and deposit amounts.
    • HELP! We’re pregnant and understand that advance enrollment is advisable to secure infant care. See previous question — and do make contact ASAP!