Thank you for your interest in Carver Community Childcare. We are a state licensed center and have provided opportunities to families just like yours for nearly half a century. It is our philosophy that every child is unique, valuable and deserving of respect and every opportunity to be healthy, well-adjusted and equipped for life.
To treat each child as an individual;
To promote self-confident learners through developmentally appropriate practices;
To encourage active participation of the entire family and the community.
In order to ensure we are providing the highest quality care, we are in the process of undergoing National Accreditation through NAEYC. For more information on Accreditation you may visit the NAEYC web site.
We offer A.M. and P.M. Childcare Services. The hours of operation are 6:00 AM-5:30 PM (Day Shift) and 2:00 PM until 1:00 AM (Evening Shift), Monday through Friday.
Carver is closed for the following holidays:
A.M. Childcare Program accepts children from 6 weeks of age through 5 years. Five-year old registration is limited to those children whose fifth birthday falls after the EVSC Kindergarten age cutoff. The P.M. Childcare Program accepts children from 6 weeks of age through 12 years old. Children are admitted to the program on a first-come-first-served basis. The following are the necessary enrollment requirements:
Providing quality educational experiences and interactions for your child is very important to us. We use the Creative Curriculum for Preschool and Infants/Toddlers, and numerous other educational books and materials. The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos helps teachers appreciate and find the joy in everyday activities. It s a a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes nuturing, consistent, and loving interactions. In such an environment, children learn to trust and joyfully explore their surroundings. making discoveries and developing a sense of themselves as competent learners and caring human beings.
Carver takes pride in providing skilled, caring professionals to care for our children.
Lead Teachers: Our Lead Teachers must have a minimum of Child Development Certificate (CDA) and be working on an Associate’s or higher degree in Early Child Education/Child Development, or the equivalent.
Teacher Assistant: Teacher Assistant’s must have a high school diploma and be working towards a CDA or an Associate’s or higher degree in Early Child Education/Child Development, or the equivalent.
All childcare staff completes our orientation program and is required to complete a minimum of twelve hours of continuing education a year. All of our childcare staff are required to maintain current certification in First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Nutrition/Sanitation.
Carver provides a morning snack, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack for its A.M. program participants. P.M. program participants are provided an afternoon snack, dinner, and an additional snack. All meals and snacks are well balanced and meet the nutritional requirements by the Child and Adult Care Food Program of Indiana.
Carver has a sliding fee scale that is based on income. Childcare fees are payable as incurred. Carver staff will work with families to establish a weekly or biweekly payment plan as needed. If fees are not paid as per your agreement, your child (ren) will be suspended until all balances are paid in full, at which time you will be required to make advance payment for services. Re-admission will be contingent upon availability of openings at the time of return. No tax statements will be issued for families whose accounts are delinquent, nor will forms be completed for housing or other programs.
All families, in particular those who are income eligible for subsidized fees, must provide income verification forms as required. Carver Childcare fees are comparable to the industry and local Evansville rates. Fees may be changed upon the approval of the Carver Board of Directors.
The Vanderburgh County I.B.A. P Gatekeeper Voucher Program, Division of Family and Children Childcare Development Fund and On My Way Pre-K will pay part or all of Carver’s childcare fees for eligible families. Each program has its own application process, regulations and requirements that must be adhered to by Carver and all eligible families. In order to maintain these programs for eligible participants, a family’s failure to comply with a program’s guidelines may result in cancellation of program benefits. If this occurs, Carver will hold the respective family responsible for fees incurred and services may be suspended until they are paid in full. In this event, re-admission will be contingent upon the availability of openings at the time of return.Top of Page