Each of the child-care centers was founded under different circumstances at different times. Their physical spaces, population served, geographic location and original charters have contributed to shaping the organizations. There are some obvious differences: For example while they are all parent-governed programs, two centers are co-operatives, meaning parents are required to contribute to daily operation of the center, and the other four are not. One center serves hot lunch. Each center has a slightly different schedule and calendar. Their buildings and outdoor spaces vary. But beyond these surface differences, each center has its own personality. Spend some time looking at their materials, then make appointments to visit. Only you can judge whether a child-care arrangement will work for your family. You can find contact information and website links, as well as rates and information on classrooms/ages, on this information sheet.
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