Care-A-Lot Learning Center is now enrolling!
Rare openings are now available at this popular childcare center – here’s a glimpse inside:
Over 30 years ago, when young mother Diane Smith returned from her secretarial job to pick up her 6-month old daughter at an in-home daycare, she was appalled to find her infant asleep on a king-sized bed with nothing to secure her and one leg dangling off of the side. From that day, she decided she could do much better, for not just her child, but others as well. Thus began a career which has spanned more than three decades and launched several successful daycare businesses in and around the Burien and White Center area.
Now, Diane, or Miss DiDi – pronounced “Dye-Dye” – as scores of children have come to know her, successfully runs her business in Burien in the former site of Curiosity Corner School on First Ave South.
Along with her daughter Staci, the ever-resilient Diane has adapted her location to implement COVID-19 public health guidelines along with a well-structured preschool program for children 1 month to 12-years old.
Licensed caregivers in the program teach caring, sharing, expressing and socialization.
The daily lesson plans also include table time, age appropriate learning objectives along with art time, excercise, singing and reading.
Diane guides her team, which includes some bilingual staff on-site, with the philosophy that “Kids are our future and they have a lot to say – if you will listen.” Diane adds, “We are here to help them on their journey preparing for that future!”
The cheerful facility includes a secure open air playground for daily time outdoors, along with a large kitchen where they prepare USDA approved lunches and snacks.
Diane has paid special attention to keeping her rates competitive and also accepts DSHS.
Additional information can be found on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/carealotNW/
Give them a call today at (206) 938-3588 – they would be happy to answer your questions or arrange for a tour.
Open Monday–Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
They are located at 15525 1st Ave S. Suite #1, Burien,WA 98148 (map below):