Our Philosophy

Alphabet Soup Childcare Center,  provides a well-rounded, safe, educational and caring environment.  The goal for each child is to acquire a strong educational baseline crucial to the skills necessary for school readiness.  The handpicked staff have much to offer and contain the necessary ingredients to cook up a center rich in quality.  Our efforts include recognition of each child's individual needs and the use of our combined knowledge and expertise along with outside resources to meet those needs.  We provide a relaxed, home-like atmosphere, which allows limitless opportunities for free exploration, creativity and endless amounts of fun for all involved!

Our Story

Alphabet Soup Childcare was established in 2006 by Bobbi Rougeau.  Bobbi, owner/director, has more than 30 years experience in the field of Early Education & Care.  She is living out her lifelong dream of operating a group childcare center where quality care is offered to families in need.

Staff

The hand-picked staff work hard to provide an educational curriculum for the children who enter their classrooms.  It is our ultimate goal to provide a nurturing environment rich with learning experiences in an effort to build a solid foundation for kindergarten readiness.   

Trainings & Certifications

The team has been trained extensively in several key areas:

Sign Language, Behavior Management, Preventing Stress and Supporting Young Children, CPR, First Aid, Emotional Literacy, The Impact of Grief and Loss on Young Children, ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire), Building Math & ELA Curriculum, Nutrition, Mindful Emotion Regulation Strategies, Beyond Covid-19: Supporting Children & Families, Attuned Interactions & Healthy Relationships Support Early Development, Building Positive Relationships with Parents, Teaching Strategies Gold, Language Development and Autism.

OVERT Training: In addition to those areas above, the entire team has participated in an extensive Active Shooter Training.  This training consisted of an OVERT training (Occupational Violence Emergency Response Training or Active Shooter Training). Training was provided by Protective Advanced Safety Services (or PASS) To learn more about their services, qualifications and trainings offered, refer to this website address: https://trainwithpass.com

Locations Facilities

Currently have 3 locations - read more each of those & enrollment openings here

Air Purification Systems:  All our locations were recently installed with Guardian Air Purification Systems.  ActivePure® is award-winning technology and the first air purification technology scientifically proven to eliminate COVID-19 on surfaces and in the air! Independent test results confirmed that ActivePure Technology kills the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces. The testing data recently conducted by an independent FDA-compliant laboratory, established a 99.98% surface kill rate of live SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about the science behind it here: https://www.activepure.com/covid/ 

Job Openings

We are currently hiring part time support staff.

Full-time Toddler & Preschool teacher needed at the end of the Summer.

Part Time Support Staff Needed
Break Coverage, Classroom Teacher Helper, Substituting, and Various Task Work as Required.   Contact Miss Bobbi to Apply: missbobbi.rougeau@gmail.com

 

Additional Information:

Open Year-Round, M-F

Granby Hours: 7:00-5:30
S. Hadley Hours: 6:45-6:00
(due to the strict state Covid-19 health and safety regulations, all three locations are currently operating under the business hours of 7-5)

Minimal Closures

Competitive Tuition Rates

Vouchers Welcome

2, 3, 4 or 5 day per week enrollment options, morning session also available

$75 Registration Fee Per Family
(applied annually as a curriculum fee)

Quality & Experienced Teaching Staff

ActivePure Air Purification Systems

Security Cameras at all 3 locations

Secure Entry Systems

Fenced in Playgrounds

Gymnasium & Stage in South Hadley

Musician Jeff Snow visits S.H. & Taylor Street 1x per mo. for music program!

Extra Curricular Activities On & Off Site
(@ Preschool locations)

Community Partnership Council Member

Outside Resources/Services Readily Available. (Early Intervention, Speech, Hearing & Vision Testing, etc)

Study Phase of NAEYC Accreditation (Granby)

Parent Involvement Encouraged

Actively working towards advancement in the Quality Rating Improvement Scale

2015 - opened a scholarship at Holyoke Community College

Get In Touch

For more information, schedule a tour or to place your child's name on our wait list, please contact us today!