Treasures Childcare Center

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Suzannecat on January 3, 2005

Treasures is the newly built million-dollar Smuggler's Notch childcare center. It's located right in the village, and you can actually drop off your child and then ski right down to the lift area from their backyard. Or you can have the shuttle meet your older child there and take him or her off to ski camp. They offer daytime childcare for infants to 3-year-olds from 8:30am to 4:30pm, plus a few evening drop-off "kids' night out" events for older kids (must be at least 3 and potty-trained).

We found the facility to be just wonderful--very clean and up-to-date (think radiant floor heating for little feet, tiny sinks and toilets, and one-way mirror viewing for nervous parents like me). Each child had a cubby where they could leave things for subsequent days like snow pants, diapers, wipes, extra clothes, etc. The staff was very friendly. Our daughter went for their brand-new Little Rascals on Skis program, and she had the same caregiver all week (whom she adored, by the way). They serve lunch, snacks, do diapers, have naptime, and of course, have all sorts of puzzles, games, stuffed animals, and playtime choices. In the ski program, they also take 2 1/2- to 3-year-olds outside and get them used to equipment and beginning ski techniques. It's a cumulative 5-day learning program. On day one, they try on boots and stomp around a bit. By day 5, some are actually being pulled around on a tow on skis. Our daughter, however, said the boots felt funny and the goggles hurt her nose, so she liked to be inside more. The staff was very nice about it and didn't push her. She just took it at her own pace. We were concerned she'd only last a few hours, but she wanted to go back all day, every day, for the whole week. The costs are $95 per day for the ski program or $66 per day for regular childcare, and $25 for the kids'-night-out programs, which run from 6 to 10pm. There is a discount on all Treasures rates if you purchase the RCI activities pass at check-in.

Treasures Childcare Center
4323 Vermont Route 108 South
Smugglers Notch, Vermont, 05464-9537
(802) 644-8851

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