Little Lukes provides high quality childcare and recognizes the need to provide families with additional, educational information. Please take a moment to review our Frequently Asked Questions, or choose from a selection below.

Is this an academic based program?

Our program includes reading, math, science, and writing. Your child's early education is the foundation for future success and life long skills.

Will my child be challenged?

We recognize that not all children develop at the same rate. For that reason, we implement programs to accommodate the variety and diversity of each individual. Our programs challenge each child through interaction, activities, and various materials to meet your child's needs.

What are the teacher's qualifications?

Your child's teacher will meet all of the qualifications required by New York State. Little Lukes teachers education includes:

  1. An Associates degree in Early Childhood child development or related field.
  2. Child Development Associate credential or 9 college credits in Early Childhood, Child Development or a related field AND 2 years experience related caring caring for children.
  3. High School Diploma or it's equivalent AND 2 years direct experience working with children.

For more information about our certified teachers click here

What will my child do during the day?

Your child will participate in a wide variety of well-planned, developmentally appropriate activities. For example, a typical day will include an art experience, time to work with puzzles or toys that will encourage fine motor development, music activities, outdoor games and play to encourage gross motor development, science experiments, and story time. Your child will also have designated time for quiet activities, and free play. The teacher will provide guidance and support during these activities to encourage normal development. We also focus on helping your child form friendships and develop a healthy and happy self-image through socialization, personal awareness and communication skills. To view a sample program schedule click here.

What will it cost? What does my weekly fee include? How often does the fee change?

Weekly fees usually include meals, snacks, and the materials used by the children during the day. Additional fees might be charged for special programs or field trips. Fees typically are adjusted on a yearly basis. For specifics on the fee schedule, click here, as it varies depending on age and number of days enrolled.

Does my child have to eat the lunch and snack that you provide or can he/she bring in her own?

We discourage children bringing their own because we provide nutritious, well-balanced, lunches and snacks. We encourage children to try a taste of each food unless they are allergic to the food. We never force children to eat and we never use food as a reward or punishment. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons (no appetite, illness, etc.) children are not hungry and we respect this.

How do you safely administer medication?

We require authorization from the parent and physician (prescription label serves as this on prescription drugs). A medicine log is kept and only designated individuals can administer medication.

What are your Staffing Ratios for Teacher:Child?

Infants 1:4
Waddlers 1:4
Toddler 1:5
Preschool classrooms including children ages 3-5 can range from 1:7 to 1:9.
School age can range from 1:10 to 1:15 depending on the age of the children.

How do you Approach Potty Training?

There is no age requirement for children to be potty trained. We recognize all children develop at a different pace. When both parents and teachers see signs of readiness, we will nurture this by working with both you and your child, to achieve a stress-free transition for all. Potty training should be a non-stressful experience as the child transitions from diapers to using the toilet independently. Potty training is not a requirement for preschool attendance.

What is your Napping Policy?

Sleep, rest and quiet times are responsive to individual and group needs. If children are unable to nap, quiet activities are available. Due to childcare regulations, children may not be denied nap.

Infants are placed on their backs to sleep in a crib. Cots are available for other age groups.

How secure is the building?

Each childcare center has a security door with a fingerprint keypad for approved pickup people.

Do you have an open door policy?

Parents are welcome to visit the classroom/center at any time.

What meals are provided?

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided.

What days are you closed?

We currently close the childcare center 7 days per year for holidays observed.

Are you open Snow Days?

School age care is available if our home school closes due to weather for the full day. Some school vacation care is also available.

How will this program benefit my child?

We focus on your child's growth and development through positive relationships with peers and teachers and develop a healthy and happy self-image through socialization, personal awareness and communication skills to promote individual success.

What is your privacy policy? 

Privacy Policy

I recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected when you use Little Lukes, as well as some of the steps that are taken to safeguard information. I hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information.

Little Lukes strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all operations. Likewise, I am dedicated to protecting my customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on my website.

Personal Information

Little Lukes collects personally identifiable information from the visitors of the website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.

This information is collected if you request information, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and signup to join an email list or request some other service or information. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of the website, notify visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in files. If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information I will inform you by placing a notice on the site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies may be used to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable the websites systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of a site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a website.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with the site, should you so choose.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. I operate my site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, I may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. I use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about the user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and will never be shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If Little Lukes is sold, any information obtained from you through your voluntary participation in the site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice on the website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

I provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of my commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through the website and would like that information deleted from any records or would like to update or correct that information, please use the Contant Us page.

Updates and Effective Date

Little Lukes reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in the privacy practices, I will indicate on the site that the privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. I encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information is collected and how it is used.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to Little Lukes Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.  

What steps are made to ensure my child will be prepared for kindergarten?

We take the responsibility of choosing preschool curriculum very seriously. Our early childhood education program will challenge and educate your child, while our caring teachers support them through their learning processes.