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 Interested in Enrolling Your Child?



Turn the Page Child Development Center is dedicated to serving the families in our community. We strive to provide the best care possible for your child while keeping the costs for our families as low as possible. We understand that child care has become pricey and hard to find during the on-going pandemic. We feel your pain and want to work with you to provide services for your family. We currently accept state subsidy, City of Columbia assistance, as well as offering a multiple child discount for our full paying families. 

State of MO DVN: 000405056

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F. A.Q.s

  • What ages of children do you accept? What hours? Part-time care?
    We are currently licensed for 75 children. We are allowed to have children from BIRTH until age 5 years old. Do you provide school age care? At this time we are not licensed for ages 6 and up. We do not offer before or after school care for school age kids. Do you take drop-ins or part-time care? We do not have staffing capacity for part time care at this time. We will work with preschool parents who have kiddos that attend the CPS half day preschool program. CPS will provide bus service for these parents.
  • What is the current weekly cost of childcare?
    Current Weekly Rates without any type of assistance is: Infant & Toddlers (birth to age 2) : $260 a week ($52 dollars per day) Two, Three. & Four Year olds: $215 a week ($43 dollars per day) Five Year Olds: $195 a week ($39 dollars per day) We accept DESE childcare assistance. For families paying full pay with multiple children we offer a 20% discount off of the tuition for the second child. DESE State of Missouri childcare assistance is based upon income and a sliding fee system. The amount we charge per week is listed in the chart below. This charge is your assigned sliding fee PLUS the amount we charge. For families with state assistance your weekly co-pay would be:
  • Do you accept state subsidy or other child care assistance?
    State of Missouri Child Care Subsidy Central Missouri Community Action Childcare Assistance
  • What type of curriculum do you use?
    We believe that children learn through play. Because of this philosophy, we have chosen to use the research based Creative Curriculum for Infant, Toddlers and Twos and Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood. This curriculum allows our teachers the freedom to be creative and responsive to children. Creative Curriculum uses the environment to encourage learning. Interest areas are set up to encourage children to explore and learn from personal experience within their environment. Our teaching staff focuses on the individual child and pulls information and knowledge from a wide and varied toolbox of resources at their disposal. By combining the research proven methods outlined in the Creative Curriculum with their own personal knowledge of each child and their strengths to create a personalized experience. Our goals for Creative Curriculum and individualized instruction: Differentiate Learning for every child by providing individualized instruction Build children's confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills through hands on project based investigations Engage families and navigate the ever-changing learning environment Promote and build a social emotional foundation that every child needs for success later in their academic career Promote Language and Literacy skills
  • What do you mean by "We participate in the USDA food program?"
    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in day care facilities. CACFP contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children and adults in the United States. What this means for your family: You can be assured that our facility prepares all meals on site. We use fresh ingredients as often as possible. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the staple for each meal No sugary snacks or juices are served as part of our food program. Whole grains and whole wheats are used in place of enriched white grains We use very little processed meats or food. Your child will be encouraged to try a variety of foods We work closely with each individual family to follow cultural and/or religious preferences. We adhere strictly to dietary, allergy, or other specialized restrictions. At the current time our facility is a LIMITED Peanut/Nut/Egg facility. While we do not prohibit them, we serve them on a limited basis because of current allergy restrictions in two of our classrooms.
  • Before & After School Care? Transportation?
    At the current time WE DO NOT provide before & after school care because of limiting staffing. If you are in need of before & after school care, we would like to point you in the direction of our friends at Nanny's Early Learning Center or at Adventure Club through the University of Missouri At this time WE DO NOT provide any types of transportation for your child.
  • I really want to enroll my child but there is a waitlist.. what does that mean?
    We would LOVE to have you join our family at Turn the Page CDC. However, spots are currently filled and we do have a waiting list. This is due to the current pandemic and the limited availability of staff. We are doing everything that we can to add to our team and therefore open up more spots for you. In the meantime, we would love to add your name to our waiting list. You may reach out to us in several ways: Here via the contact on the website Via email @ Via phone @ 573-874-6868 Or stop by our main facility between 7:30am and 5:30 pm M-F @ 205 Highview Ave Columbia MO 65203
  • I have questions that aren't answered by the website?
    We welcome ALL your questions! No matter how big or small. The website is currently under construction and we know that some of the pages aren't accessible. We apologize for this and we are working as quickly as possible to make them happen. Please feel free to reach out here and we will answer ASAP Here via the contact on the website Via email @ Via phone @ 573-874-6868
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