Meet the Youngest Members of Our Family
A family is a loving multi-generational blended unit. Ours certainly is, which is why the Evalyn Sadlier Jones child care and learning facilities on our campus for infants and toddlers to age five is such an important part of who we are and have been for more than 20 years.
Here, children learn in a safe, nurturing, educational environment. Rooms are filled with pictures, music and playthings to stimulate young minds and imaginations. An added benefit is the interaction between the children and residents that enriches both through storytelling, arts and crafts and entertainment. It’s a truly meaningful way to increase intergenerational understanding, appreciation and sensitivity.
Starting at 6:30 a.m. every morning the children of our community and staff – childcare is one reason we have such high staff retention rates – begin arriving. There’s free play till 8:00 a.m., when a hot, nutritious breakfast is served and the children begin their day.
Among the center-based learning classes kids enjoy are a math and manipulative center for developing math and problem solving skills; a literary center, where they are read to and do alphabet and phonological awareness to help them develop the skills they’ll need to read; and a block center for building shape recognition and teaching problem solving.
Staff at The Learning Center hold degrees and/or credentials in Early Childhood Education and are trained to give special attention to each child's individual needs.
At lunch another hot meal is served and then the children have a chance to nap peacefully while classical music plays in the background. After waking, there’s another hour of learning center time and a second recess where they play outdoors. There’s plenty of time to be kids here because our teachers know the importance of helping a child develop as a whole person, both physically and mentally, at their own pace.
Eligibility and Application
Every member of the community and staff is eligible to apply and applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
A tour will be provided and policies explained with the Center’s Director and the child’s teacher.
For More Information
Learn more about how the opportunity provided at the Pines of Sarasota Child Care and Learning Center can benefit your child. Contact Center Director Constance Snyder at 941-552-1861 or email us.