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This is Us. This is Family. 

Everything You Need To Know About Us

Welcome to

Turn the Page CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Play. Learn. Grow. 

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Who We Are

           Turn the Page Child Development Center is a woman owned childcare facility in Boone County, Columbia, Missouri.  Founded in 1991, Turn the Page CDC offers low-cost, high-quality childcare to families in our community. While quality childcare has been accessible in our community, we strive to bridge the gap between affordable and high quality by specifically focusing on a lower socio-economic demographic. We are located centrally in the community, easily accessible by public transportation, walking, or other alternative modes of transportation.

          Turn the Page Child Development Center is a family orientated, multi-generational program that is dedicated to providing low-cost, high-quality childcare to families in our immediate community.  Turn the Page CDC is an equal opportunity childcare program.  We believe that all children, no matter what race, religion, creed, or ability are entitled to quality childcare.

Our Hours 

Our Locations

Infant & Toddler
205 Highview Ave
Columbia, MO 65203

 

2's & Preschool 

1205 Jewell Avenue

Columbia, MO 65203

Infant & Toddler
Monday – Friday
6:30am – 5:30pm

 

Preschool 

Monday – Friday

6:30am – 5:30pm

2nd Annual 
TTP Pool Party!!

1st Annual Family
Christmas Party

Center Information & More

Winter Weather Closings

Outside Play

State of Missouri childcare regulations require that we have a minimum of 1-hour outdoor time every day, so please bring your child appropriately dressed for the weather. IE, sunscreen, hats, gloves, winter hat, boots

Children get dirty as they play and learn, so please send your child in comfortable, washable clothing. We ask that you have an extra change of clothing in your child’s cubby. 

 

Turn the Page will not be responsible for any damaged clothing due to normal day to day activities. Turn the Page will not be responsible for any items damaged or lost at the center. Inexpensive play clothing and shoes are the ideal choice.

If Columbia Public Schools open 2 hours late or are closed due to road conditions, we will not open until 9:00 a.m. If we are closed for the day, it will be announced on T.V. and our Facebook page by 6:00 a.m. Please do not bring your child in unless it is necessary.

 

Please note that full tuition is due regardless of holiday or weather closings.

2023 Center Closing Dates

  • Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023

  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24, 2023

  • Winter Break – Monday December 25 & Tuesday December 26, 2023

  • New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2024

  • Spring Break- Monday, March 25, 2024

  •                          Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  •                          Wednesday, March 27, 2024

  •                          Thursday, March 28, 2024

  •                           Friday, March 29, 2024

  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2024

  • Juneteenth – Wednesday, June 19, 2024

  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2024

  • Independence Day – Friday, July 5, 2024

  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2024

  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29, 2024

  • Winter Break – Wednesday December 25, Thursday December 26, & Friday December 27, 2024

Turn the Page CDC Health Policy

      Your child’s health is especially important to us. Our health policy is for everyone’s protection. To avoid the spread of potentially contagious diseases please keep your child at home if they have any of the following symptoms:

 

  1. FEVER:  Any elevated temperature 100.4 degrees or higher.

  2. SEVERE COUGHING:  If the child gets red or blue in the face, makes high-pitched or whooping sounds after coughing or experiences any gagging or vomiting due to coughs.

  3. PINKEYE:  Tears, redness of the eyelid lining, irritation followed by swelling and discharge of pus.

  4. VOMITTING:  Any loss of stomach content.

  5. DIARRHEA:  2 distinct loose stools.

  6. YELLOWISH SKIN OR EYES.

  7. SORE THROAT OR TROUBLE SWALLOWING.

  8. SEVERE ITCHING OF BODY OR SCALP OR SCRATCHING OF THE SCALP OR SIGNS OF NITS OR VISIBLE INSECTS:  These may be signs or scabies or lice.

 

State of Missouri childcare licensing regulations require that we send any child home who has any of these symptoms. Our policy is that a child must be symptom free without the aid of medication for 24 hours before returning to the center.

Communication

     We believe that your interest and input is what makes our program better. Therefore, we are interested in your ideas, concerns, views, and praise concerning our childcare center. Please share your input with your child’s teacher and the directors. Ask Questions! Take time to speak with your child’s teacher every day so that you get to know the person your child spends the day with.

      Parents are welcome to visit their child at any time or call when you have questions or concerns. We highly recommend that you volunteer time in your child’s classroom.

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