I have an open concept home, where I encourage parents to come and visit.
My primary goal is to provide high quality care for children in a safe, secure and positive environment. This atmosphere will assist the total development of each child at his/her own pace.
Each day includes various activities.
Large blocks of time during the day consist of free play. Free play allows children to choose their own activities from well-defined activity choices. I interact with children, providing guidance and encouraging them to problem solve, promoting learning.
This time consists of children-Caregiver or Caregiver directed activities. Crafts stories, songs, etc. It can be based on specific themes for special occasions. These activities enhance eye and hand co-ordination, fine motor skills, and creativity, pre-reading and pre-writing skills. Children are encouraged to participate.
Gross Motor Play
This time consists of children-Caregiver or Caregiver directed activities promoting physical Development. Conducted indoors and outdoors, depending on the weather.
This time provides an opportunity for children to acquire good personal habits (e.g. Hand Washing).
This period provides opportunity for younger children to sleep and for older children to rest. Alternate quiet activities are available for children who do not need to sleep. If a child spends a very long day at the center, it is advisable to schedule sleep time so that the child can spend a quality evening with his/her parents.
I have a zero tolerance policy on Tobacco products, drugs and Alcohol in my home.