This daycare is a family owned and operated establishment. We are a home daycare providing a loving and nurturing environment for your children like you would provide in your own home. Parents want a safe environment for their children and know that their children are being engaged and stimulated at the same time. That is our goal as well. We want to help you teach and mold your child through play and inclusion. We want this daycare to be an extension of your home. We want you and your family to feel safe and a part of our community and family. Parent and family involvement is very important to the success of this daycare and the children.
Play is a major influence in cognitive growth and subject matter such as, math, science, and literacy skills; children learn through play. Play builds a child’s hand-eye coordination and teaches them how to explore their world through their senses. Play helps enhance each developmental domain: physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and creativity. Some of the most important things play develops is social skills, emotional values, and build a child’s personality through creativity. Our goal is to help your children build these skills while meeting all of their needs.
Our rooms are developmentally appropriate. “Developmentally appropriate practices means that the learning activities planned for children are placed at the correct level for their age and are suited to individual children’s taste, abilities, and cultures” (Hendrick & Weissman, 2010, p. 10). The older room is divided into centers; book/quiet center, block/transportation center, computer center, dramatic play center, manipulative/music center, and art/creativity center. There will be times where the younger children will join in with the older children. They all participate with story time, small group time, and songs.
“It takes a village to raise a child is a popular proverb with a clear message: the whole community has an essential role to play in the growth and development of its young people” (NEA, 2008). Parent, family, and community collaboration includes more than just classroom volunteers, it can include communication between parent and teacher, cultural integration, decision making, and support learning by including the parents in the learning process. Our goal is to include all of this in order to give each child a better education and understanding of the world around them.