My Thought

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.

I believe children should have fun! Studies show that preschool age children learn most through play and I formed my daycare on this philosophy.

The early years are so short and your child(ren) will be exposed to a much more structured form of learning all too soon. I encourage children to learn and develop at their own level, which will give them a sense of confidence and self-importance.

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

 We practice our ABC’s and 123's on a regular basis. Alphabet recognition and thinking of corresponding words is another way we learn. We have many preschool activities, to prepare and be ready for our kindergarten and beyond years.



Although I'm not their mother
I care for them each day,
I cuddle, sing and read to them
And watch them as they play.
I see each new accomplishment,
I help them grow and learn.
I understand their language,
I listen with concern.
They come to me for comfort,
And I kiss away their tears.
They proudly show their work to me,
I give the loudest cheers!
No, I 'm not their mother,
But my role is just as strong.
I nurture them and keep them safe,
Though maybe not for long.
I know someday the time will come,
When we will have to part.
But I know each child I cared for,
Is forever in my heart!

~~~ Author Unknown~~~



If a child lives with criticism,
they learn to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,
they learn to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule,
they learn to be shy.

If a child lives with shame,
they learn to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance,
they learn to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement,
they learn confidence.

If a child lives with praise,
they learn to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness,
they learn justice.

If a child lives with security,
they learn to have faith.

If a child lives with approval,
they learn to like themselves.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
they learn to find love in the world.

~~~Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.~~~