Frequently Asked Questions
What is your pricing for infants & toddlers?
5 days - $340/week
3 days - $240/week
2 days - $185/week
What is your pricing for preschool?
5 days - $310/week
3 days - $220/week
2 days - $170/week
What is your pricing for birthdays?
$295 – Non Members
$225 - Members
What is your pricing for extended hours?
We charge $12/hour for extended hours. Our extended hours are from 6am-7am and 6pm-8pm.
How much is the registration fee?
The registration fee is a nonrefundable fee of $65 per family.
What is included in the registration fee?
This registration fee gives you a personal access code to the building that is linked to our check-in system. This is how we will know exactly who is in the building at all times.
Do I need to pay a registration fee for each program I enroll my children in?
No! If you are a member in one of our childcare/preschool programs and have paid that registration fee, you do not have to pay another $65 to participate in drop in care or the gym classes.
What makes me a member?
You are considered a member if you are currently enrolled in our preschool or childcare program where a weekly tuition is paid.
What are the perks of being a member?
Membership perks include first choice in scheduling hours, and the following discounted rates:
Birthday Rate: $225
Extended Hours Needed: $12/hour
What is the difference between the daycare rooms and preschool rooms?
The main difference between our daycare and preschool program is the pricing. When paying for certain days, you are able to bring your child anytime during the 7am-6pm window. The preschool curriculum is taught starting at 9am for those looking just for the preschool experience and finishes up at 3:30. A daily schedule is provided for each classroom so parents can choose the hours they would like their child at the center based on their needs.
What is the teacher to child ratio?
Teacher to student ratio is different per classroom and is dependent on age.
1 Year 1:5
2 Year 1:6
What is your discipline policy?
Disciplinary techniques that we use are remind, redirect, remove from situation and time out. We try to catch the children doing something right as we believe positive reinforcement works much better than negativity.
What criteria do you require of the teachers?
State requirements for a childcare center are as follows:
Group Supervisor – Degree is Early Education or similar.
Assistant – High school degree and minimum of 1 year experience.
Aide – High school diploma
Guidelines indicate that 50% of staff can be of the aide level. At C&M Play Studio, we take our time with staffing to ensure much higher standards. All teachers are qualified as either Group Supervisors or Assistant Group Supervisors with many years of experience. We encourage parents to get to know their children’s teachers and to check out our ‘Meet the Teachers’ tab on our website.
What clearances are needed to work at the center?
All state and federal clearances are needed to work at the center along with mandated reporter training, physical and TB tests. The majority of our staff has been trained in CPR and First Aid of children.
How does my child attend gym classes?
Each classroom has their own set schedule in which they attend the gym for 30 minutes a day.
What classes do you offer?
We offer outside programs to come into our center. Some programs that we offer are Creative Melodies and Soccer Shots. If you would like your child to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices are determined by the program themselves and run on an 8 week term.
Does my child need to be potty trained to attend?
No. Children do not need to be potty trained in order to attend the gym.
How do I sign up for the classes my child would like to attend?
For Creative Melodies, you can sign up directly on our website when the window is open. For Soccer Shots, you will sign up on their website when the window is open.
How much are birthday parties?
Birthday parties are $295 for non-members.
$225 for members.
What is included in the birthday fee?
This includes two hours in our center. One hour and 30 minutes will be in the gym area and 30 minutes will be in the birthday room.
This also includes two licensed staff to help with activities, set up and clean up, silverware, plates, cups, tablecloths, and napkins.
What days can I book a birthday?
Birthdays will be held on Saturday’s and Sunday’s only.
What times are available to book?
Times for birthday parties are 11:30, 2, or 4:30.
Do the staff have any organized activities for the kids?
Yes! The staff will have list of activities to choose from depending on your child’s interests.
How many kids are included in the birthday package?
Our birthday room comfortably fits 20 children.
How can I book my child's party?
You can book your party online by clicking here.
Does C&M have any other events in the center?
Yes! We have outside weekend events such as Parent’s Night Out, Sunday Brunch, Holiday Parties, and Fundraisers.
How do I find out about upcoming events?
Check out our Events tab to find out which upcoming events are scheduled.
What security features does your center provide?
Security is a top priority at the center. Each room is equipped with cameras. To enter our facility, you must enter a personal code. This allows us to know exactly who is in the building at all times. Every family must fill out proper forms for authorized pick up people who will all have their own codes. You must also sign your child in and out on the computer with a separate code.
Who else can have my code?
No on else should ever get your code. Each caregiver has their own code to ensure safety in the building. If it is learned that a code is not used by the authorized adult, it will be immediately removed.
What if I need someone to pick up my child that isn't on the designated pick up list?
You will bring in a written letter stating who will be picking up your child. That person will need to bring an ID to present before releasing your child into their care.
What Covid precautions are you taking?
As adults, we are taking every precaution we can to ensure the safety of your child and their health. We are conducting daily temperature checks, a bathroom designated for hand-washing before entrance into the classroom, and a scientifically-backed cleaning system that is both effective and safe for the children. In addition, each classroom has a bathroom in it to reduce cross-usage. All staff and parents entering the facility will be required to wear a mask at all times. In these uncertain times, rest assure that the safety and development of your child is the number 1 priority of C&M Play Studio.
Are you a nut free facility?
We are not a nut free facility. In the new member paperwork, please provide any allergies your child has so we can keep specific ones out of the classroom.
What preschool curriculum is used?
C&M Play Studio uses The Creative Curriculum. This is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that focuses on exploration and discovery as a way of learning. It focuses on each child individually. It is a play based program that is proven to increase kindergarten readiness, inclusive, and aligned to Pennsylvania early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes.
Who are the preschool teachers?
Check out our ‘Meet the Teachers’ link on our website!
Is food provided?
Parents are responsible for snacks and lunch at the center.
What does my child’s day look like?
Each room has a schedule posted on the door and also in the child’s binder. An example of a schedule would be:
Snacks/Breakfast may be eaten until 9 am
Group/Circle Time – 9 am
Group/Small Group 10am
Lunch – 11:30 am
Rest Time – 12 – 2 pm
Group – 4 pm
Snacks may be brought for children staying after 4:30 pm
Each room has set times for choice play, small group, and large motor play. Each class will have access to the outdoor play space each day weather permitting and also the gym space everyday for 30 minutes.
Does my child need to be potty trained to attend?
Children do not need to be potty trained in the 2 year old preschool room. In the 3 year old and 4/5 year old room, children do need to be potty trained.
Options for Special Needs
C&M Play Studio welcomes any and all children! We are happy to meet with you and discuss any additional support and resources that your child may need in order to have the best possible experience with us