Child Focus believes children are ready for school when they are physically healthy, have engaged in positive experiences with other children, are learning to manage their feelings, have good communication skills and are enthusiastic and curious about learning. Our early childhood professionals follow best practices and research based curricula to create learning environments that support the individual growth and development of children which promote physical well-being, motor development, social, emotional and language development, cognition and general knowledge.
The Step Up to Quality rating recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above minimum health and safety licensing standards. The program is based on national research identifying the key benchmarks that lead to improved outcomes for children. Child Focus is proud to operate highly rated Step Up To Quality centers.
percentage of Head Start children ready to succeed in kindergarten
percentage of highly-rated Step Up to Quality classrooms
children ages 0-5 served in Head Start and Early Head Start
Before & After School Care
Child Focus offers a before and after school Extended Day Program for West Clermont. This program combines fun and learning in a safe, convenient place that you know– your child’s school. At West Clermont schools, the morning program opens at 6:45 am and lasts until school
starts. The afternoon program begins directly after school and ends at 6:00 pm at all locations. This program follows the school district calendar; therefore when school is not in session Extended Day Care will be closed as well. Important information about our program includes:
- Provide an 18:1 licensed and certified staff to student ratio
- Provide a seamless transition from the classroom to Extended Day Care
- Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the school and community.
- Utilize school and district resources to strengthen student achievement
- Provide structured recreational and enrichment activities and homework time
- Focus on educational, social and physical needs of students
- Provide a safe, secure and happy environment
- Due to staff ratios and facilities and equipment the program has access to, school age children must be toilet trained to enroll in the program
Parent Employment & Education Program
Parent Employment and Education Program (PEEP)
The Parent Employment and Education Program (PEEP) is a United Way-funded work readiness initiative that provides guidance and resources to help parents establish and work towards their educational and professional goals. Whether someone is looking to gain employment, improve their employment situation, or go back to school, the PEEP program works one-on-one with clients to lay out a plan to helping clients accomplish their goals. Job Navigators are assigned to clients to offer coaching and connections to resources as the client and their family work toward self-sufficiency.
For additional information or to get in contact with the PEEP program, please reach out via email to PEEP@child-focus.org, or call us at 513-528-7224, ext. 5033