Our family child care program is incorporated into our family home as opposed to being set up in a dedicated center area.
Why Not have a separate area for Child Care?
Because our families goal is that children feel that they are part of our family and feel that our home is a home away from home. We want every child to feel as though they are family and at home when they are in our house. We want each child to understand they are loved, that God loves them, and that we should be kind to one another. We want each child to know that they are one of a kind, like no one else, and have value not because of what they do but because of who they are.
Why is having one child care provider better that having many?
Because we believe a child's primary question each day should be "what can I learn today?" not "who is going to take care of me today?". When children don't have to worry about this second question, they can better focus on the first! We understand the developmental importance of allowing children to have opportunities to form attachments and positive relationships with other children and their child care providers. In a stable Family Child Care Home environment a child can receive a continuity of care from a reliable dedicated child care provider that is hard to find in center care where child and staff turnover can be high.
We work to provide a loving, nurturing, clean, safe environment for children. One where they can thrive, nurture their natural strengths, build positive self-esteem and relationships, and have lots of fun learning about the world around them.
We keep provider to child ratios low usually caring for 5 or fewer children at one time. We customize our program to the specific needs of each child in care; we do not believe one size fits all.
We are Playing! We are Learning! We go to the park, library story times, and out for lunch/picnics.
Why is this important?
Because this breaks up the daily monotony that can come from day after day spent at home, and it helps to provide exciting learning opportunities needed by this age group.
Why is early learning different in a small family home setting?
Because our group is small each child can get the individual attention they need to be successful. We customize learning for each age group and for each child's individual needs. Curriculum focuses heavily on early literacy skills, preschool concepts, and kindergarten readiness.
Our Curriculum includes:
*Arts & Crafts
*Trips to the park
*Lunch / Picnic Outings
I am a happy, personable, reliable, professional child care provider. I truly enjoy my work and love spending time with my child care kiddo's. I began doing in home child care in 2009; as a stay at home mom at the time I was asked by one friend to care for her child and then I was asked by another friend to care for his child. This chain of events ultimately resulted in our decision to become a licensed family child care home. Through this I have been able to enrich my child's and others childhood experience and have continued to do so as my own child went off to grade school.
A Hundred Years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove.....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. -Forest E. Witcraft
I like to spend free time with family and friends. My husband and I have been married for 23 memorable years. I love living in Colorado, I have never found a better place to enjoy the scenery while camping or fishing. I want you to know that working with children is my passion. I have always enjoyed working with children, and in many ways I am still a child at heart. I believe small wonders bring great joy. I know I am blessed to keep company with the beautiful little visitors who have become an extended part of my family and life. Providing child care offers many rewards. My days are filled with smiles, laughter, and joy. I feel fortunate to be able to have a positive impact in the life of the children in my care.
We are a Colorado state licensed family child care home rated with the Colorado Shines Program.
Why be a "Licensed" Child Care Home?
Because we don't believe there are any short cuts when it comes to caring for children the right way. Licensing requires family child care homes follow best practices to ensure the health, protection, and safety of each child in care. Licensing provides resources and tools, that are not available to unlicensed providers, to help stay informed and up to date on the best child development practices.
What does our Licensed Family Child Care Home Offer?
*Licensed & Insured ChildCare Home
*Safe / Clean Environment
*All adults, provider & Spouse, are FBI & CBI background checked
*CPR & First Aid Certified, and annual training in early childhood best practices
*Structured predictable daily routines
Curriculum with preschool activities & Kindergarten readiness
*Daily Music, literacy
activities, outdoor time, and quiet time
*Meals following regulation guidelines to ensure healthy nutrition
*Limited High Quality Screen Time to promote healthy child development
*See our page about Why a Licensed Child Care Home is Different? for more details.