You are your child’s first and best teacher. TOP believes it’s a privilege to come alongside you in molding your child into who they will become.
Parents are an integral part.
TOP builds parent involvement into the DNA of how we function. From committee roles to support groups to student progress reports, we involve parents all along the way. A child’s progress is shared with the parents regularly, we work hard to ensure services are family-friendly, and parents are more than welcome to visit anytime.
Each teacher is highly trained and equipped for the children they nurture.
- Teachers hold Early Childhood Education degrees or certificates in Early Childhood Education
- Imbedded professional coaching and mentoring
- Low student-teacher ratios: 10:1
- Each classroom has a minimum of two early learning professionals
Each child is given special consideration in how they are taught. A Personal Education Plan is formed for each child to develop their strengths and improve where they’re weaker.
- TOP partners with Rainbows to provide holistic family care on site, and medical professionals are routinely brought in.
- Teachers regularly assess the child’s progress and make adjustments to instruction as needed.
“One of the best moments of my day is when I get a notification with a picture of my daughter and a description of what she is learning. Teachers are always quick to respond to questions I have. There are many parenting/supports groups available to get involved with too!”
– Cindy W. | Parent, TOP Early Learning Centers
We believe in educating the whole child. At TOP, our learning model considers not only academics but also social skills and emotional needs.
- Evidence and research-based curriculum, used by local USDs
- Enhanced focus on language and literacy
- Natural, Reggio-inspired learning environment
- Integrated technology
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What hours and days are your centers open?
A: We follow the public school schedule and are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Q: Is there an enrollment/supply fee?
A: Yes, please see the Parent Handbook for details as it varies by funding source.
Q: Do you require a deposit and if so, is it refundable?
A: No deposit is required.
Q: Do you provide part‐time or drop‐in care?
A: We do not.
Q: What ages of children do you accept?
A: We provide child care or preschool for children 12 months to five years of age.
Q: Will food be provided for my child at TOP?
A: Yes, each of the TOP Early Learning Centers has a full-sized commercial kitchen on site, staffed by a professional cook and kitchen staff. Your child will receive two nutritious meals and one snack each day.
Meals are served family style in the classrooms, allowing children to learn proper table manners, sharing, how to set and clean up a table, how to serve food, and a chance to discuss foods they may have never previously been aware of. Menus are planned to ensure food served meets the daily nutritional requirements of the children.
Q: Will my child be required to take a nap?
A: All children are encouraged to rest quietly each day. They may nap or engage in a quiet activity.
Q: Must my child be potty trained in order to attend TOP?
A: The staff at TOP schools will work with parents to help their children achieve bathroom self-sufficiency. Preschool children are expected to be more independent in this area than children enrolled in the toddler classrooms.