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Shelby University Programs

Freshmen thru Juniors

Ages 6 weeks to Toddler Program– ratio 1:4

The infant program is designed to provide warm, predictable, and responsive atmosphere where the baby’s needs are recognized, respected and met. Caregivers will work in cooperation with parents to provide a consistent, nurturing pattern of care.

Each day there will be opportunities for the infant to have individual time with his/her primary care giver, time to interact with other infants, and time for quiet observation of his/her environment. When awake, the in- fant will be held, rocked, placed on a soft surface, or placed in a swing or bouncer chair on the floor. Infants are not kept in cribs during awake periods.

An infant’s schedule is by nature flexible and feeding and sleeping pat- terns will be individualized. A daily record of each infant’s activities will be kept and will include diaper changes, feedings, naps, and antidotal records. Each child is assigned his/her own crib.

What to bring for your infant (please label all items):

  • Bottles and food in sufficient quantity for each day. All food items must be labeled with the child’s name and date. Bottles must be prepared at home. The center cannot mix formula. Open baby food may only be kept 24 hours. Bottles will only be heated once and will be discarded if the child does not finish the contents.
  • Extra canned formula for emergency use. Diapers and wipes.
  • Two or three complete changes of clothing, including socks and t- shirts.
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing.
  • Nap blanket and fitted crib sheet at 12 months
  • It is a requirement for the linens to be taken home and laundered once a week.

Seniors

(After Infant Program up to 2-1/2 years – ratio 1:4)

The toddler program is designed to provide a comfortable and stimulat- ing atmosphere where toddlers can develop their newly found sense of independence and curiosity about the world around them. Group and individual activities, as well as one-to-one time with their caregivers, are planned each day. Children are encouraged to feed and dress them- selves. Staff will work with parents in the toilet learning process.

What to bring for your toddler (please label all items):

  • Diapers, pull ups, or training pants as needed
  • Two complete changes of clothing, including socks, shoes and undergarments
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing
  • Fitted crib sheet, nap blanket, small travel pillow
  • It is a requirement to take these linens home and laundered once a week.

Grads I

Ages 2-1/2 years to 3 years – ratio 1:8

The pre-school program is designed to provide an environment in which children feel safe to expand their various physical, emotional, social, and intellectual skills at their own place. Group times, teacher-directed activities, independent play, and child-directed activities provide ample opportunity for learning through play.

What to bring for your pre-schooler (please label all items):

  • Two complete change of clothing, including socks, shoes, and under-garments (more if toilet learning has not been completed)
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing
  • Fitted crib sheet, nap blanket, small travel pillow
    It is a requirement to take these linens home and laundered them once a week.

Grads II

Ages 3 years to 4 years – ratio 1:10

The pre-school II program is designed to provide the children with the opportunity to experiment and explore their surroundings and to enhance and master primary skills. Children will feel safe to expand their various physical, emotional, and intellectual skills at their own pace through activities such as group time, teacher-directed activities, independent play, and child-directed activities.

What to bring for your pre-school II (please label all items):

  • Two complete changes of clothing, including socks, shoes and under-garments
  • Fitted crib sheet, nap blanket, small travel pillow
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing

It is a requirement that the linens be taken home and laundered once a week.

Pre-K

Ages 4 years to 5 years – ratio 1:12

The pre-kindergarten program is designed to provide children a safe environment with the opportunity to learn new skills, and develop confidence that will prepare them for their kindergarten school year. Children will learn through group time, teacher directed activities, independent play, and child-directed activities.

What to bring for your pre-kindergartener (please label all items):

  • One complete change of clothing, including socks, shoes and undergar-ments
  • Fitted crib sheet, nap blanket, small travel pillow
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing

It is a requirement that the linens be taken home and laundered once a week.

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What Our Families are Saying

I never have any worries leaving my daughter at Shelby U! As a first time daycare parent, I was very worried about the whole experience but the entire staff has been more than informative, kind, and PATIENT! The owner, Kim, is always there which provides an extra layer of trust. She is very involved with the day to day and runs such a great place. We’re so happy with our decision to attend Shelby University!

– Ashley V.

We love Shelby University! Our daughter is so loved by all the staff members and we feel so welcomed as parents. Being a first time mom, I had so many hesitations about going back to work full time, but we know our girl is being well cared for every time she is there. We have watched her learn so many new things in the few short months there. Thank you Shelby University!!

– Lauren F

Shelby U is like an extended family for us. Bringing our daughter here is one of the best parenting decisions we’ve made. When I drop her off, I have no worries whatsoever. The kids have fun, they learn new things and they socialize. Great place, great people, I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking for daycare.

– Kimberly B