General Information

  • What is the Pleasantview Child Care Center?

    The Pleasantview Child Care Center is a Four-Star Rated Step-Up-to-Quality tuition-based child care and preschool program located at Pleasantview School in Parma, Ohio. In partnership with the Parma City School District, the Department of Children’s Services operates this premier, affordable child care option. Licensed and inspected by the Ohio Department of Education, our Center is staffed with certified and highly-trained caregivers. 

    The Pleasantview Child Care Center provides families a safe and supportive learning environment with developmentally appropriate materials and activities designed to provide foundational experiences in all areas of development: social, emotional, physical, and intellectual.

    Hours of Operation

    Full-Day Option 
    7:00 AM- 6:00 PM
    Monday- Friday

    Half-Day Option
    7:00 AM-12:30 PM
    Monday-Friday

    *Includes preschool curriculum, hot lunch, and morning snack. 
    **Follows the same calendar as PCSD grades K-12 but remains open on in-service days.

    For more information and to schedule a tour of the center, please call (440) 885-2409.

    Registration

    To register a child in the Pleasantview Child Care Center, a parent or guardian must complete the inquiry form. If space is available for the child, a non-refundable registration fee and tuition deposit equal to one full week’s tuition are required. 

    *Registration fees and tuition rates are subject to change. Registration fees are not applied toward tuition. 

    Enrolled families are offered priority registration for the next school year. 

    Staff to Child Ratios

    We adhere to the staff to child ratios as required by the Ohio Department of Education Preschool Licensing Rules and Regulations.

    Staff to Child Ratio/Maximum Group Size

    Infant through 18 months
    1:5 or 2:12
    Max: 12

    18 months to 36 months
    1:7
    Max: 14

    Three-year-olds
    1:12
    Max: 24

    Four-year-olds
    1:14
    Max: 28

    It is our goal to provide a safe and comfortable environment within these ratios. Children must be capable of functioning safely in the group and within the stated ratio.

    Staff Training

    Lead Teachers hold a valid Ohio Department of Education Pre-Kindergarten certificate/license. All staff complete 15 hours or more of training each year. Training includes basic first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease, and child abuse recognition and prevention. Additional staff training is required in the administration of medication. 

    Before a child enters the Program, appropriate medical and informational forms must be completed and a pre-admission conference with the Director must have been held.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of disabilities. Parents should notify the Pleasantview Child Care Director if their child has a special need and be willing to provide our staff with information, including any reasonable accommodations that would be necessary. 

    Please note our staff to child ratio and group size when considering child care arrangements. The administration will make an individualized assessment about whether the center can meet the particular needs of a child without fundamentally altering the program.