We at Playcare Inc. Smart Start believe that caring for children is about building relationships with children and their families. We believe that parent involvement, at home as well as in the centers, creates a positive learning atmosphere where children can safely explore their world.

Words of encouragement help promote a child’s confidence during exploration and provide reinforcement while learning difficult tasks. At Playcare Inc. our educated staff provides children with the windows of opportunity to positively develop their early experiences for successes later in life.

Our curriculum not only meets Child Development Associate (national credential for Infant/Toddler and Pre-K) competencies and goals but coincides with the Lawton and Cache public schools as well. Playcare Inc. and the Cache and Lawton Public School systems provide reliable transportation to and from most elementary schools and all Playcare Smart Start Child Development Centers.

Developmental assessments are completed three times per year; fall, winter and spring, and within 45 days of enrolling in a Smart Start program. These assessments track your child’s progress and developmental milestones.

Infants (6 Weeks to 12 Months)

Babies come to our infant program as early as six weeks old. Our experienced Staff provides the loving care babies need because we understand a child's first years are so crucial to future success. We work closely with parents to develop routines that meet your family's needs.

Our staff provides a nurturing safe and healthy environment for the children to begin developing large and small motor skills. Language development is encouraged throughout all activities during the day through music and conversation

Toddlers (1 to 2 Years)

Our teachers and staff encourage these small busy people as they investigate their growing world. Nurturing experiences are a big part of every toddler's day. We provide developmentally appropriate activities for toddlers as they begin exploring, discovering, and adapting to their environment.

Social and cognitive concepts are continually being expanded and developed. Music and language development is a vital part of our curriculum where finger plays and creative movement are part of the daily routines.

Preschool 2 to 3 Years

Preschool activities include singing, reading, creative art and plenty of time for social interactions. Our teachers follow the children's lead, responding to their interests, needs and development level. This is all part of helping them prepare for preschool.

Children's vocabulary and language concepts are expanding daily. Hands on activities are part of the daily program, which includes science, math, art, reading, and music. Friendships are being established during free play as social skills are being developed.

Preschool 4 Year Old

We use the "We Can" comprehensive accredited curriculum. Our hands on activities and certified staff provide an enriched learning environment. Center based learning encourages problem solving, social skills, language development, and physical development.

Social and emotional skills are expanded as children develop special friendships. Gross and fine motor skills are being fine tuned while self-help skills are encouraged.

Playcare continues the program throughout the summer as "Pre-K Enhancement" to meet the year round needs of working parents. Playcare and Lawton Public Schools also collaborate at Smart Start #4 and Smart Start #5 to provide public school Pre-K on site for working parents for 4 year old's who have turned 4 by September 1.

School Age (5 to 12 Years)

School-age children love independence and choices. Children assist teachers and other children with daily activities. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged at either school age location.Our program helps to develop positive character and independence. Social and self-help skills are expanded to create a positive classroom and Clubhouse community as well as encourage future success. Playcare serves elementary school age children during the school year from most of Lawton, Flower Mound, Bishop School, and Cache Elementary School. Transportation to and from school is provided by Playcare's CDL licensed bus drivers in Playcare buses or Flower Mound School Bus or Cache School bus. Transportation to and from the following Elementary Schools in Edmond: Ida Freeman Elementary, Orvis Risner Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Cross Timbers Elementary, Charles Haskell, Washington Irving Elementary, Westfield, and John Ross Elementary.Business hours are from 5:30A.M. to6:30P.M. in Lawton and 5:30A.M. to 6:00P.M. in Cache and 6:30A.M. to 6:00P.M. in Edmond.

Summer Program

Terrific Field Trips: Swimming and a field trip every week! Field trips include: Wild Life Refuge, Movies, Museums,and more! Smart Start #1, #2 , #5 and #6 have Choice Centers within their school age classrooms.

Choices are: Computers, Games, Cooking and Gardening, Art, Dramatic Play, and Gross Motor. Because we are Nationally Accredited we have a Master Teacher for each group and all of our staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. All meals and snacks are included. Some locations open as early as 5:00am and close as late as 6:30 for your families schedule. Your child will have so much fun he won't even know he is learning. To qualify you must go to the center you choose and fill out the enrollment forms completely, pay a $25 enrollment fee and a $8 T-Shirt Fee. If your child attended last year and still has the green t-shirt you will not need to purchase another one. Some field trips may be an additional charge but are usually from $1 to $5.