Frequently Asked Questions
At Big Blue Bird, we know that every parent has lots of good questions when they are looking into child care. Here are the answers to the most common questions we get.
How is Big Blue Bird different from other centers in the area?
Big Blue Bird Early Childhood Center offers a unique blend of high-quality care, low ratios and group sizes. We strive to build partnerships with our parents and encourage them to have an active role in their child’s education. Families are always welcome and can participate in classroom activities anytime.
Why are low teacher/child ratios important?
Low ratios of children to teachers are associated with more extensive teacher and child interactions; more individual attention; more extensive and complex language; and more complex play.
What holidays are you closed for?
Big Blue Bird is closed on the following holidays or on the day designated for the holiday: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a weekend then we will be closed the Friday before or Monday after. Holidays do not decrease the Tuition amount.
What are your hours of operation?
Big Blue Bird is open year round, 6:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M., Monday through Friday.
What are your rates?
Our rates vary by age, number of children in the family, and full-time versus part-time. Please stop by for a tour, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a customized rate schedule that fits your needs.
Do you offer part-time care?
Yes. Our part-time programs are available beginning in our preschool program (3 years and up).
What is STARS for KIDS NOW?
STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's voluntary quality rating system for licensed Type I and Type II child care centers and certified family child care homes, is now available statewide. This system uses a scale of 1 through 4 STARS to identify levels of quality. All STAR levels surpass the minimum licensing requirements that all programs must meet. Early care and education programs work to meet standards associated with quality care that result in positive outcomes for young children. Programs are assessed in the following areas: staff/child ratios, group size, curriculum, parent involvement, training/education of staff, regulatory compliance, and personnel practices.
We are proud to announce that we are now a three STAR center!