Common Questions2023-08-09T12:05:27-07:00

Common Questions

What should I look for in a center that cares for my child?2023-08-09T12:01:47-07:00

Choosing a child development center for your child is a very important decision. As you explore options, you should assess the educational curriculum, the safety procedures, the staff’s experience and training, the reputation in the community, licenses the facility holds, and other factors. The best way to assess whether the provider is a good fit for your family is to visit in-person.

What’s the difference between a child development center and daycare?2023-08-09T12:01:50-07:00

Both offer safe care for your child, foster play, and encourage socializing. Child development centers offer enriching environments where children learn and develop an array of skills through a balance of written curriculum and on-the-fly exploration. Tomorrow’s Hope is an educational environment that prepares your child for success in school.

In our classrooms, your child will spend their time learning and exploring by engaging with other children in hands-on activities that grow their minds and feelings. We believe that by enriching the whole child, our center can help your child succeed in school, make friends, and become more confident in themselves.

What ages do you serve?2023-08-09T12:02:16-07:00

Tomorrow’s Hope serves children from 4 weeks up to 12 years of age. Our classes include Infant, Toddler 1, Toddler 2, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten (including Head Start and ECEAP), and School Age.

Can I afford Tomorrow’s Hope?2023-08-09T12:02:45-07:00

Tomorrow’s Hope is committed to providing high-quality, affordable child development services to Snohomish County families. Learn more about our tuition rates. If you are experiencing homelessness and/or have extremely low income, there are options for you. Please call our office at 425-212-3255 and we’d be happy to talk with you.

What are the qualifications of your staff?2023-08-09T12:02:40-07:00

Leads do not require an AA in ECE. By 2026, the state of Washington will require this for all staff, but we currently have some leads with and without degrees.

How do I know that Tomorrow’s Hope is safe?2023-08-09T11:37:57-07:00

Tomorrow’s Hope has numerous procedures and policies in place to keep children safe. We are licensed by Early Achievers to provide safe care. Our staff is trained in CPR and first aid, emergency procedures, sanitation practices, and more.

Will my child be disciplined?2023-08-09T12:04:15-07:00

To ensure Tomorrow’s Hope remains a safe and welcoming environment, our staff follows outlined disciplinary procedures. Spanking, hitting, or violence of any kind will never be used as a disciplinary measure. Should behavioral issues arise, the staff will use warnings and redirection techniques to address the behavior and will work with parents/guardians along the way.

What should I pack for my child?2023-08-09T12:04:24-07:00

The only thing parents need to pack for their children is two full sets of extra clothes.

When should I keep my child home?2023-10-09T16:45:23-07:00

We recommend these policies to determine if your child should remain at home due to illness.

My family is in crisis and/or needs help finding housing and services.2023-08-09T12:04:30-07:00

If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

If there is no immediate physical danger, but you still need emotional support and/or crisis intervention, call the Care Crisis Line at 988, 1-800-584-5578, or 425-258-4357 for 24/7 support. If you feel you need an immediate mental health assessment for your child, the Care Crisis Line is your point of contact. They will help you determine your next steps and resources.

If you are searching for housing and services, Snohomish County has a centralized referral system for housing and support services. If you need help with housing, food, clothing, utilities, rent, childcare, healthcare, legal assistance, or any other basic need, a great place to start is by calling 211 for 24/7 support. They will advise you on what resources exist in the community and refer you to the appropriate organization.

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