Hours of Operation
Little Clippers hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm, 12 months a year. Standard Holidays observed by Little Clippers are:
New Year´s Day
2 Days at Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Little Clippers Centers are licensed for specific hours of operation, early arrival and late pick-up cannot be allowed.
If children are left at the Center after closing time and no word is received from the parent(s), or an emergency contact cannot be reached, authorities will be contacted.
We believe that the first five years of life are the most important in a child's development and learning. So we developed a program that will encourage children to learn at this important time of his or her life. Our age-based curriculum features a full day of developmentally appropriate and fun activities where children will develop socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically. Our weekly lesson plans will change approximately every week and they typically rotate around the calendar. The activities that are chosen are open ended, which means they grow with the level of the individual child. The infants and toddler rooms will have age appropriate activities that allow them to explore and learn through play.
Little Clippers serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. We follow the State of Iowa’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The program is designed to give children a broad experience with food and encourage them to try all food groups with the goal of establishing healthy eating practices that they will carry into adulthood. Little Clippers kitchen staff prepares all of the meals and snacks to meet the CACFP standards.
Little Clippers Child Development Center LLC
415 Deer View Ave.
Tiffin, IA 52340
Phone: (319) 545-4033
Little Clippers is responsible for ensuring the safety of children at the center and preventing harm by being proactive and diligent in supervising not only the children, but other people present at the facility.
Any person in the center who is not an owner, staff member, substitute, or subcontracted staff or volunteer who has not had a record check and approval to be involved with child care shall not have "unrestricted access" to children for whom that person is not the parent, guardian, or custodian, nor be counted in the staff to child ratio. Center staff will approach anyone who is on the property of the center without their knowledge to ask what their purpose is. If staff is unsure about the reason they will contact their Director or Site Supervisor.
There is nothing but high quality standards at Little Clippers when it comes to a healthy and clean learning environment. Required daily steps are taken to uphold our very high standards to keep our center sterile, sanitized, fresh, disinfected and organized.
Daily classroom cleaning is required to keep our center clean and sterile. Some examples of daily classroom cleaning are sweeping and moping of floors, sanitization/disinfestation of toys, bathrooms, sinks and tables. Each room has two bottles of a peroxide based disinfectant for cleaning their rooms. One is labeled for cleaning eating surfaces and the other is labeled for changing tables and bathrooms. New solution is mixed daily according to the directions on each bottle.
We encourage all parents to drop in and visit the center whenever possible during hours of operation. The only exception to this policy is if there is a no contact order in effect. A copy of this order must be on file at the center. Parents are always welcome to accompany us on field trips or special activities. However, all visitors are supervised by Lead Teachers and Assistants and are not allowed under any circumstances to be left unattended with children.
We have 6 main groups of children at Little Clippers: Lil’ Sprouts 1, Lil' Sprouts 2, Rugrats, Super Tots, Creators and Preschool.
The Lil’ Sprouts are children ages 6 weeks to 12 months.
The Lil’ Sprouts 2 are children ages 6 weeks to 12 months
The Rugrats are children ages 12 months to age 2.
The Super Tots are children ages 2 t up to age 3 or 3 and a half.
The Creators are children ages 3 to age 5.
The Voluntary Preschool are children 4 years of age.