Ages 3–24 Months
Quality infant care is based on respectful and responsive relation-based care. Through sensitive observation, we read important cues from the infant. These cues help meet the needs of infants accurately and in a timely fashion. Toddlers are unique explorers and scientists who use their whole bodies to experience and investigate the world. They learn best through their senses, so we provide ample opportunities for "hands on" learning activities.
Cost of Services — Effective June 24, 2019
|UO Student||All Other Families|
|$4.95 per hour||$7.25 per hour|
|$218 per week||$315 per week|
- Chickadee: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
- Finch: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
We recognize that parents often need current information about their child’s sleeping, eating, and toileting routines, as well as their behavior while in care. Brief check-ins at drop-off or pick-up are a good way to share information about how children are doing each day. Teachers are often busy with other children, however, so they may not always be available. Scheduled meetings with teachers are generally more helpful than dropping by.
In addition to conferences that are scheduled each year, parents or teachers can request an individual meeting if questions or concerns arise.
Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are prepared by the Moss Street kitchen staff. The children and staff eat all meals together at classroom tables. We believe that these shared meals help develop relationships, interest in food, good eating habits, and social and self-help skills.
Moss Street is a participant in the United States Department of Agriculture Food Program. We utilize different food service styles based on the age of the children.
Littles are served in a combined restaurant and family style. The combined-style service requires the staff to plate the minimum portion required by the USDA of the food components on each child’s plate and additional portions are placed on the table for children to self-serve or for staff to assist.
The schedule of feeding times for our youngest age group is “on demand” and dictated by the indicators each child gives. For children 3–12 months only, parents are allowed to supply some or all of the food served to their child while in care. When a parent of an infant supplies all the food served, they will not be charged for those meals.
Once children are one year old, they are transitioned to the daily menu that is served to the rest of the children at our center, which includes cow’s milk. At this age they are also served in the combined style meaning Moss Street provides all the food, and meals are served at regular, pre-set times of the day. This is in accordance with the USDA Food Program regulations for our center.