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.
I truly believe that children learn to play as
they play to learn, therefore my program offers plenty of time for free
play to allow the children the opportunity to role play, experiment and
just have fun!