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, and help them grow and learn. I understand their language, and 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 am not their mother, But my role is just as strong. I nurture them and keep them safe, Though it may not be for long. I know someday the time may come, When we will have to part, But I know each child I've cared for Is forever in my heart! ~ Author Unknown
Learning process and playtime
I provide a safe place with calm and soothing environment for children to play, and many activities to keep them engaged and learning at the same time:
Your child will be introduced to :Arts and Crafts;Music;Story time;Numbers and Counting;Letters Recognition;Shapes and Colors;Weekly Themes;DailyOutdoor Play.
Curriculum is not just what story is read, what art project is done, or what product is made; a large part of curriculum is playtime. I feel your child will benefit greatly from structured and non-structured activities. Throughout the day, the children play individually and together. Toys and equipment are plentiful, age-appropriate. Children can feel comfortable growing and learn at their own pace while I foster self-esteem, positive attitudes, and pro-social behavior. By embracing each child’s development from a very young age, I can assist in building a strong foundation for growth, willingness and an enjoyment of learning.
Acceptable behavior is encouraged by giving positive verbal rewards. This reinforces a child's good feeling about his/her behavior and serves as an example to the children to act in such a way as to receive this praise. Asking a child to stop and think about their behavior enables the child to work at self control.
Corporal punishment is not considered to be an accepted method of dealing with young child's behavior. Children will not be hit, slapped, or spanked in any manner while attending ABJ Learn-N-Play Family Child Care
When I accept a new child into my home I like to be sure that we can share openly any concerns or questions that may arise. I feel that we are a team raising your child. I will maintain an open stream of communication with you regarding your child by daily discussions.
I welcome questions, feedback, or discussions of any kind that affect a positive outcome for the child. Sensitive issues will be discussed outside of regular hours either by e-mail, phone or a scheduled conference.