Hop on in to Paramus Park Mall to meet the Easter Bunny and pose for an unforgettable photo. This annual family event runs through April 13, 2017.
The Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center, located at 200 Robin Road in Paramus, offers a high-quality, early educational experience for children, infant through kindergarten. This is a fully licensed and accredited center with over 40+ years of experience caring for and educating young children. The highly qualified Turrell staff is committed to keeping current with new trends, research, and the professional development in the early childhood field. The vast majority of children who enter the Turrell Center at infancy stay through pre-K, and many of their parents report they continue to excel in school after graduating.
A hands-on approach to learning is the mainstay of the Turrell Center's curriculum, engaging children to grow and develop. The center's age-appropriate curriculum integrates academic, emotional, physical and social learning. Children learn quantitative concepts, language, music, art and rhythm to build motor skills as well as social skills.
To ensure your child grows and develops at his or her own pace, the Turrell Center staff allows your infant or toddler to follow his or her own individual schedule. Children participate in many activities throughout their day which include large group and small group play (including circle time, center time, free choice, and activities supporting the curriculum and theme of the month), indoor/outdoor recess, visits to the Turrell library, as well as consistent yet flexible routines within the classroom. Preschool children have the opportunity for monitored SMART board and SMART table activities which encourage collaborative learning experiences with peers.
Turrell's classrooms are equipped with an age-appropriate curriculum which is supported by materials and supplies to enhance learning. It also features a baby gym and a large indoor gym for toddlers and preschoolers. The baby gym is fully carpeted and offers an array of activities including soft materials for climbing, pulling up on and encourages crawlers and walkers to move and explore their surroundings. The center offers two outdoor play areas and each is age appropriate, offering the opportunity for children to run, climb, slide, and bike and interact with their peers in a safe and secure setting. Each classroom is broken into many different centers including housekeeping, manipulatives, music, science, art, library, listening, computer and areas for large group meetings. Children are grouped by age and classroom sizes vary by age group. All Turrell classrooms meet or exceed the state mandated ratios.
Turrell's teachers help children manage difficult situations. Kindness and respect toward others is a daily theme. The center incorporates the HALO curriculum into the everyday curriculum which emphasizes the building of self-esteem, communication, feelings, and stress management. The experienced and professional staff boasts a variety of credentials such as CDA’s, Associates Degrees, BA Degrees, Masters, and many years of life experience caring for young children. The center is fortunate to have many long-term staff members who receive a minimum of 10-20 hours per year of professional development in areas of child health and development, positive guidance and discipline, curriculum, as well as health and safety. Professional development training is offered on/off site and online. Additionally, Turrell frequently coordinates training sessions for its staff with leaders from within the early childhood field.
The Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center offers many forms of communication with parents including texts, emails, classroom newsletters, parent boards and daily sheets completed by teachers for infants and toddlers. Teachers meet with parents twice per year and as needed. Families with a child experiencing a struggle or difficulty can utilize the services of Turrell's on-staff clinician and clinicians can connect families to early intervention services if needed. The center's open door policy for parents allows for parents to visit with their young children, in addition to celebrating birthdays and special events (trunk or treat, parent appreciation station, graduations, guest readers).
Turrell adheres to state licensing regulations and requires parents to follow its health and safety guidelines presented and discussed during the enrollment process. One-on-one interviews and reference checks are required as part of the employee screening process and all hiring is contingent upon clearance from full background and fingerprinting checks. Background checks are completed every three years for each employee per the state licensing guidelines. The center has monthly fire drills and lockdown procedures, in addition to a close relationship with the Paramus Office for Emergency Management. In addition, CPR/First Aid/AED/Epi Pen training is provided to all full-time staff. Entry to the building is secure and each family is issued a security code to enter the facility. All check ins/outs are monitored by the Pro Care System, an industry-leading ID scanning system that allows only authorized individuals to pick up your child.
The Turrell Center is actively engaged with the community and proud to serve on the Bergen County Office for Children Advisory Board, the County Council for Young Children and Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating Improvement System initiative to raise the quality of child care and early learning in every center across the state.
Parents are invited to call Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center at 201-261-5970 to schedule a tour or for information regarding monthly tuition, hours, etc. You can also visit their website for more details about the center's programs and cirriculum.
The center also offers full-day kindergarten and a summer camp program.