Our Mission Statement
- To provide a clean, safe, and healthy environment for infants & children.
- To provide quality care for ages Newborn – 5.
We became sisters when Melanie married my brother in 1999. At the time, my Mother had an in-home daycare and I was in college, majoring in child development. During my childhood, my mom was always working with children. When Ryan came along, I knew I would follow in her footsteps. Melanie took a job in a child care center right out of high school. Over the years, she worked in many fields of education but enjoyed child care the most.
In March of 2000, tragedy struck… my Mom, Dad, and younger brother Ryan were hit and killed by a drunk driver. Melanie and I had always been close, but the accident brought us even closer. We talked all the time about life and the future. I found out that Melanie had always been fascinated with the thought of owning her own business. I was finishing up college, hoping for more than your average daycare job. We had tossed ideas back and forth for years . In October of 2005, Melanie came up with the idea of an hourly child care center, due to the struggle of finding quality part-time care for her own children. With a little research, we found that there were centers like this in other parts of the country. It was then that we decided to pursue this concept together… and that is how A Good Time Out came into existence.
We dedicate this center to Pamela Jean Sherman a wonderful woman, mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, and child care provider. Mom, we miss you. We know that you are watching over all of us.
We promise to create a safe, fun environment for children just like you were providing. To care for them like you cared for us and would have cared for Kamryn Jean, Colby Richard, Reese Nicole, Reagan Louise, Drew Payton, Chloe Alleen, Ryan Elizabeth, and Bryn Marie: Your Grandchildren. …And we promise to try to make it always smell like your cookies are baking.
We, at A Good Time Out, are committed to meeting the needs of children, parents/guardians, and our staff. We have created a place where children want to stay, parents feel comfortable leaving them, and the staff works hard, happy to be there. We are committed to developing and maintaining trusting relationships with children, parents, and our staff, that fosters communication and mutual respect. We are committed to making this the best child care center experience that you can imagine.
A Good Time Out is a California State Licensed Facility. It is our policy to meet, if not exceed, the State’s child care standards. These standards relate to all aspects of the center; including, but not limited to: the facility, staff, ratios, cleanliness, health and safety, nutrition, food prep, record keeping, codes, equipment, toys, and procedures.