Do you have a waiting list?
Each center maintains its own waiting list. These are overseen by the agency’s program director. The Day Nursery centers work together to address urgent child care needs on a case by case basis.
Where are you located?
Day Nursery of Abilene has three child care centers.
3434 Sherry Lane.
Across the street from Jane Long Elementary School in northwest Abilene.
1442 Vine Street.
Near McMurry University in southwest Abilene.
650 Cedar Street.
Downtown next to the Civic Center.
What time do you open and close?
Each center has its own hours.
Children are enrolled based on the parents’ work or school schedule.
Sherry Lane: Monday-Friday | 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Vine Street: Monday-Friday | 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cedar Street: Monday-Friday | 6:30 am-6:30 pm
Do you provide meals for my children?
Yes. Nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks are provided for all children enrolled. All meals, snacks, infant formula and baby food are furnished by the nursery at no additional cost.
What do parents provide?
Parents are expected to furnish diapers for infants and training pants or pull-ups for those potty training. An extra change of clothing is requested as well. Classroom supplies are furnished at no additional charge.
What curriculum do you use?
Day Nursery uses the research based Frog Street Press curriculum for children beginning in the infant room through preschool and an activity based curriculum for school age children.
What activities are provided?
Weekly lesson plans for all ages of children at Day Nursery centers include educational programming, school-readiness and field trip enrichment opportunities for preschool and school age children.
How many children are assigned to one staff person?
The staff to child ratio is determined by State licensing and quality rating standards.
Do you take drop-ins?
Yes, on a space available basis.
What is the experience and training of the staff?
Day Nursery staff are experienced and well trained. All staff receives the required training hours (30 hours annually) which include training for child growth and development, guidance and discipline, age-appropriate curriculum, and teacher-child interaction.
Who regulates your program?
Day Nursery of Abilene is licensed by the Child Care Licensing Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and meets Texas Rising Star standards for higher quality child care programs.
What do you charge?
Fees charged are based on the age of the child. No additional fees are charged for registration, transportation, supplies, activities, meals or field trips. Child care assistance is made available based on need and income.