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Learning and Fun

Infant/Young Toddler

Older Toddler/Preschooler

Communication

Parents are their children's first teachers; therefore we honor your role as a parent and as the first and most important teacher in your child's life. We support this relationship by providing educational opportunities that help each child reach important developmental milestones. Through nurturing and individualized attention, we take great care to provide a safe, secure, and fun learning environment for your child. We feel that good communication between parent and provider is a very important part of a quality daycare. Because of this, we are committed to creating a strong bond with you and your child, helping to ensure the best start to your child's life.

Teaching Philosophy

We know that children learn best by "doing". Therefore, the activities the children participate in are concrete, hands-on, and encourage participation, but most of all fun, because we believe that learning is an exciting experience. Furthermore, we know that children also learn through play; because of this we do not under estimate its importance on a growing child's mind, body and spirit. Therefore, the children in our care receive lots of both free-play and structured-play throughout each day. During structured-play we primarily only have one group of toys or activity out at a time in order to allow the children to concentrate fully on each thing they do. Our intent is to provide each child in our care with a perfect balance of play-time and learning experiences throughout each day. Each child is given the opportunity to develop at his or her own pace in a setting that is challenging, enjoyable, and instills a lifelong love of learning.

Our Goal

Our goal is to make learning for all ages fun and non-intimidating, by encouraging laughter and provoking smiles, ensuring that each child in our care feels safe, loved, and happy. For the various age groups of children in our care, we offer developmentally appropriate activities, designed to help the whole child grow and develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our goal is to give each child in our care a solid and well-rounded skill base to help prepare them for a strong beginning in school. We strive to foster creativity and to instill joy in learning; to provide a place were children are encouraged to play and challenged to learn. We feel that both you and your child will be as enthusiastic as we are about our program.

Infant/Young Toddler

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Children ages 1 to 24 months receive loving, nurturing attention in a separate room offering tranquility, stimulation, and fun age-specific activities engaging their natural curiosity. We offer an inviting and caring atmosphere for infants and toddlers to explore their continually expanding world around them. We provide an environment filled with responsive interactions and positive reinforcement; an individualized approach that meets the developmental needs of each child. Our intent is to give your child a place where they can feel safe and happy and can begin to build confidence and a positive self image. Our goal is to stimulate and challenge your infant or toddler by constantly singing, talking, holding, and playing with them. We continually tell your child what we are going to do to them before we do it (i.e. diaper changes, feeding, etc). This gives your infant or toddler a sense of control in their otherwise fully dependent lives. We always interact at their level, and every sound and movement your child makes is met with a warm response: a word, a smile, and a touch, thereby, nurturing a foundation for development and helping to enable your child to reach their full potential.

Your baby's first year of life is an amazing time, filled with discovery and enormous growth. Infants learn an abundance of new skills each day, such as how to imitate sounds and facial expressions, pulling, reaching and grasping objects, smiling and laughing. These milestones are not only key events of an infant's development, but they are also building blocks for abilities to come like crawling, walking, and talking. We build on these skills learned as an infant, by encouraging problem solving, cooperation, language, and social skills. We celebrate and embrace each developmental milestone with enthusiasm, persistence, and joy. As your child grows and becomes more independent, they begin to make the transition from an infant to a toddler. Children at this age are inventors, builders, problem solvers, discoverers and dreamers. They learn about the world around them as they take things apart and put them back together. We give your toddler the necessary tools they need to aid them in accomplishing their goals; thereby, helping to lay the foundation for all intellectual and emotional development to follow.

  • Through encouragement we help each child in our care to build confidence and a positive self image, with constant clapping, hugging, and praise for their every accomplishment.
  • Throughout each day we practice on reaching, grasping, rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, climbing, throwing, catching, kicking, cooing and talking; which ever developmental stage your child happens to be in at the time.
  • Infants and toddlerslearn through play by utilizing flash cards, books, numbers, shapes, colors, the alphabet, stacking blocks, puppets, age-appropriate toys, and much more.
  • We provide a clean and well organized environment for your infant and toddler to develop safely.
  • Our child friendly backyard is equipped with lots of fun and safe age-appropriate playing equipment, which helps to build large motor skills.
  • By constantly listening, talking, describing objects, actions and their meanings, we help to expand your child's ever-growing vocabulary.
  • Books are always available for the children to look at, and story-time is presented many times throughout each day, allowing infants and toddlers to experience the magic and wonder of books.
  • Through music, song and dance we foster self-expression and creative movement; while encouraging group interaction, cooperation, and sharing.
  • Your child is encouraged to play and explore to promote cognitive and motor skills.

Older Toddler/Preschooler

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Children ages 2 to 4 years old receive loving and individualized care in a stimulating environment with spacious rooms rich in color giving your child an exciting world full of opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. We offer a place where fun, learning and laughter go hand in hand with a caring atmosphere, a reassuring routine and creative activities, providing toddlers and preschoolers with a sense of security and over all well being; where they can feel safe and happy and can begin to build confidence and a positive self image. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe learning environment for your child, while encouraging social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. We always interact at their level, listen to every word and encourage meaningful conversation with us and their peers. Each child is different, unique, and special. Therefore we strive to meet the developmental needs of each child in our care; by giving them a world filled with responsive interactions and positive reinforcement, nurturing a foundation for development and helping to enable your child to reach their full potential.

A toddler's growth and development is boundless. Their minds and bodies are literally sponges, soaking up every word and action presented to them. They are learning how to act and react towards every emotional and environmental stimulus. They are beginning to combine ideas and words into sentences and to better understand themselves and the world around them. Because of this new found freedom, they struggle with their feelings of independence versus dependence. They want to do everything by themselves, yet they also realize they need love, attention and help to accomplish these goals. Through patience and understanding we walk this fine line with your toddler, providing the guidance they need along with the independence they crave. As your child grows and makes the transition from toddler to preschooler we begin to incorporate structure into their day. Children of this age find security and comfort through consistency of care. We provide this for your child, with a reassuring routine and a familiar schedule. Preschoolers are very curious and inquisitive by nature; asking many questions and expecting many more answers. We not only give them the answers they need, but also ask why, when, where, and how; thereby encouraging expressive conversation, fostering an imaginative and free-thinking child.

For children ages two through five, we offer a structured preschool curriculum provided to us by Mother Goose Time (a professionally planned preschool curriculum designed to be used in family childcare homes and centers). We supplement this curriculum with tons of enriching activities ranging from art and craft projects to games, songs, finger plays, storytelling, creative dramatics, exercises, science, shapes, numbers, colors, alphabet, and much more through various monthly themes. Some of these projects will be taken home to share with you, and others will be group activities that you can ask about. Here toddlers and preschoolers start their day with Morning Circle Time, where the children join together to discuss a daily topic, the weather and the day's exciting activities. During this time, children learn to listen, share, take turns, cooperate, express themselves, and give and receive feedback; giving them a chance to demonstrate what they are learning. We introduce one concept at a time in a logical natural sequence, so your child feels proud, not frustrated. We know that children learn best when they are actively involved. Therefore, we offer hands-on activities which are unique and knowledge building, providing a balance of important preschool skill experiences. All in an effort to help develop happy and confident children; children who smile while they sing, talk, dance, rhyme, count, play, create, and write. Your child will leave us well prepared for kindergarten and beyond, empowered to become a creative problem-solver and life-long learner.

  • Mother Goose Time fulfills the Head Start Domain Elements, Standards, and Indicator Guidelines and is consistent with the National Association for the Education of Young Children Guidelines for curriculum content.
  • Through encouragement we help each child in our care to build confidence and a positive self image, with constant clapping, hugging, and praise for their every accomplishment.
  • By constantly listening, talking, describing objects, actions and their meanings, we help to expand your child's ever-growing vocabulary.
  • Our child friendly backyard is equipped with lots of fun and safe age-appropriate playing equipment, which helps to build large motor skills.
  • Sensory experiences are offered through such activities as rhyming exercises, reaching into the Mother Goose feel bag and cutting or painting a craft project.
  • Circle time and various monthly storybook activities provide practice in language and listening skills.
  • Important scientific investigative and observation methods are introduced through simple hands-on activities such as a sink or float experimentation and planting seeds.
  • Numbers, letters, shapes and colors are introduced monthly with their use integrated throughout the activities.
  • We provide a clean and well organized environment for your toddler and preschooler to grow safely.
  • Books are always available for the children to look at, and story-time is presented many times throughout each day, allowing toddlers and preschoolers to experience the magic and wonder of books.
  • Through music, song and dance we foster self-expression, and creative movement; while encouraging, group interaction, cooperation, and sharing.

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