Philosophy and Program
Happy Cubs is a child care center provided especially for your children. This licensed and convenient day care program is available for the employees and physicians of Blake Medical Center. Our goal is to provide a loving, safe and happy environment for your child, where teachers plan activities to meet the needs of the individual as well as the group. In this setting, children are motivated to grow emotionally as well as intellectually. The Learning Centers at Happy Cubs provide opportunities for children to learn through sensory experiences, problem solving observing and exploring. The daily program includes activities for the development of gross motor skills as well as fine motor skills, and planned play.
Happy Cubs maintains a string involvement and commitment to the quality programs offered by the Department of Education, the Office of Early Learning and the Early Learning Coalition. They currently implement the C.L.A.S.S. Teaching Strategies and the ITERS and EXERS Objectives and Goals in their program and they maintain some of the highest scores in Manatee County and the State. Annette has achieved and maintained the top 5% rating of child care programs in the state, and is the only repeat 5 Star rated child care program in Manatee County since the ratings implementation 4 years ago.
Hours of Operation
Happy Cubs is open Mon-Fri from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m
Phone: (941) 798-6173
Fax: (941) 798-6193
Licensing, Certification and Personnel
The Center is licensed and inspected annually by the Department of Child and Family Services and Manatee County Health Department. The staff at Happy Cubs is composed of dedicated professionals who attend workshops sponsored by national, state and local preschool organizations. This ongoing training provides the staff with continual opportunities to enhance their teaching skills and awareness of early childhood education.