Specific Answers

How many teachers will be in my child(ren)’s classroom?

Buttons and Bows adheres to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services staff to child ratios. 

a. Birth to 2 years – 1 caregiver for every 4 children
b. 2 year old – 1 caregiver for every 8 children
c. 3 to 5 years old – 1 caregiver for every 10 children
d. Ages 5 years and up – 1 caregiver for every 16 children
e. Special requirements apply for mixed age groups. With no more than 20 children assigned to each classroom.

My child is pretty active, is he/she going to be confined to indoor play only? 

Certainly not. At Buttons and Bows, we realize that physical play is also an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Our scheduling provides for a good balance of indoor/outdoor activities, active and quiet play. 

Do you offer programs other than the traditional childcare services?

Not only do we provide childcare in the traditional sense (a safe and nurturing environment) but we offer a before and after school program, 24 hours/7 days a week availability and we’ve partnered with the YWCA to provide Head Start program services.

Does the Center offer learning opportunities for the parents or legal guardians?

Yes. On a monthly basis we provide parental workshops that not only focus on parenting issues but also subject matters that impact the whole family such as housing, credit and healthy lifestyles. 

How do I know if Buttons and Bows is the right choice in childcare services for my family?

Do your homework. Give us a call at (314) 381-5544 and schedule a tour of your child’s anticipated learning environment. Meet the Program Coordinator and teachers to discuss the curriculum and your child’s special needs. Lastly, meet with the Director/s to discuss how Buttons and Bows is committed to exceeding your family’s expectations.


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