|It is important that children feel they
are a welcome part of not only their own family unit, but also of their
"extended families" (i.e. friends, school, daycare, church, etc.)
Today, a child's family may take on many forms, all of which are of equal
importance to the child.
I believe that family childcare is a very
important extension of you and your child's family. As your child
becomes involved in the daily routines they will see the connections between
home and family childcare in a friendly and supporting way. A flexible
daily program will respond to the needs and interests of the children,
individually, and in group settings.
By encouraging children to learn and develop
at their own level they will gain the confidence of self-importance. Give
them guidance and understanding and they will have the opportunity to explore
their world in a safe and controlled environment.