We’ve gathered some Frequently Asked Questions and responded to each. If you do not find the answers that you are looking for on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What is Puffin’s process of checking the background of their employees?
Puffin’s Learning Academy conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. The background check consists of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search, a sex offender search, OFAC search, and a social security verification trace are also conducted. For all location employees, program licensing background checks required by the state are also performed.
Can I visit my child at the center anytime I’d like to?
Yes, Puffin’s Learning Academy has an open-door policy. You a re encouraged to visit your child anytime.
What is Puffin’s Curriculum?
Our curriculum, Creative Curriculum, is designed to engage children in active learning that prepares them for school while helping them achieve their individual potential and fostering a spirit of community. It includes curriculum elements such as Language, Math, Science, Art Our World and Well Aware that cross all age groups. Read more on information on our curriculum.
Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?
All Puffin staff are trained regularly in CPR, even if not required by the state. First Aid is taught as required by state licensing agency/regulations so that you can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible at our center.
I’m interested in applying for a job at this center. Is there someone I can contact?
For job listings and to complete the application process, Apply Here!
I’m not quite ready to enroll in the center but I am interested in continuing to hear about what is happening at the center. How can I get information more regularly?
We encourage any family interested in center information, regular updates and invitations to the many events we are planning, to contact us.
What is NAC accreditation?
The National Accreditation Commission has developed standards to define and recognize quality childcare programs. In order to be accredited, a childcare program must meet a variety of strict criteria, including having a well-trained faculty, good staff-child ratios and group sizes, and a comprehensive curriculum, as well as meet stringent health and safety standards. The program must also provide meaningful opportunities for family involvement.