Child Care

Early childhood education is a game-changer for young learners.


All the data tell us one thing: the first three years of life are critically important to development. Period. If we know how important this window is, why wouldn’t we put all of our resources toward providing an environment that enables safe and happy learning? At The Chiles Academy, we do.

Licensed and experienced child care teachers must have an education that provides a good working knowledge of children’s development. 65% of our child care staff have over 10 years of experience in early childhood education.

All of our trained teachers are able to plan activities that are developmentally appropriate and match the needs of each child and the group as a whole. Each child care room has a curriculum, so baby learns while mom learns.

Play is a Child's Work

  • Play is the way children learn.

  • The child care givers provide parents and babies the opportunity to grow and explore in a loving and warm environment.

  • It is through this shared experience that all of our students begin to trust us and themselves.

Our Core Principles

  • The world can be a scary place. All children must be treated with kindness.

  • Being able to nurture others is a necessary characteristic of adults who work with children

  • Nurturing adults leave their own problems at the door.

  • Staff members must treat children gently; washing a child's face or soothing injured feelings should be done with gentleness. Children appreciate this sensitivity and are more willing to cooperate and role model what they feel as they interact with others.

  • Adults must be nonjudgmental of people who may view the world differently. We all live by a set of values that guide behavior. The staff must role model a tolerance of differences.

  • Acceptance of mistakes can only be achieved in a relaxed environment that is free from the fear of criticism.

  • A gentle sense of humor is helpful to anyone working with children. It helps children relax. It can help defuse confrontation.

  • Adults must have an enthusiasm for learning and positive self esteem. They should pass this enthusiasm to the children. The children will, in turn, model their behavior after the adults in their lives.

How to Enroll Your Child

The Chiles Academy is a premiere child care facility for children age 0 - 5 that serves

  • the children of teen parents enrolled in school

  • community babies with Early Learning Coalition (ELC) vouchers

  • self-pay community babies

  • children of single parents attending Daytona State College

  • and Early Head Start program participants.

Interested in enrolling your child here? Call us at 386-322-6102 for more information.

Ms. Debbie and Ms. Rosario with their youngest graduates—ready for Kindergarten!

Ms. Debbie and Ms. Rosario with their youngest graduates—ready for Kindergarten!


Child Care Sick Policy

Building immunity is part of the child’s job early in life, and keeping the child home at the right time is part of the parent’s job.

School policy (and Florida Public Health guidelines) requires a child stay home if s/he:

Has a fever of 100°F or higher and/or
Has been vomiting or has diarrhea and/or
Has symptoms that keep him or her from participating in school, (such as very tired or lack of appetite, cough that he or she cannot control, sneezing often
Headache, body aches, or earache)

Sore Throat—a minor sore throat is OK for school, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever.  (Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset, or rash.  Call your doctor if your child has these symptoms.)

Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours.  Returning to school too soon may slow recovery or allow them to be exposed to other germs while they are still getting better. Sending them back to soon exposes other people unnecessarily to illness.

Keep your child home until 24 hours after last vomiting or diarrhea episode.

Keep your child home if he is coughing or sneezing frequently as s/he or is spreading their cold to others.

Questions? Call us directly at 386-322-6102