A home daycare provider continues the parent’s role of caregiver, nurturer, comforter, and first outside teacher. The provider is not just a babysitter. A babysitter comes into your home for a few hours. You tell her what you want her to do for your child. As a home daycare provider, I welcome you and your child into my home. I plan meals, schedules, and lesson plans. I organizes the children's activities. I will keep your child safe. I attend training to further my education on child development. I will appreciate your family values and child rearing practices. I am a professional and you can rely on my judgment.
Working together as a team, we will provide the best for your child. The provider is not a substitute for you. You are the most important person in your child's life and the provider respects and supports that. A provider is an extension of your family.
Why choose Little Hands Home Daycare?
I understand that your children are the most important people in your life and finding the right daycare for the right price is very important.
My focus is to provide not only nurturing care but also a fun experience with a little bit of education hidden in the fun. Our daily schedule is set up in such a way as to not only encourage your child to grow and learn but to have fun and play. We don't just sit around watching TV here; we get up and play games, do activities, and try to learn something new each day. I encourage kindergarten readiness by providing a preschool program at no additional charge for children 3 years and older. Children under 3 will mostly learn through play but they will begin the foundations for learning colors, shapes, numbers, letters, calendar elements and so on.
Children at Little Hands Home Daycare play, learn and socialize in a home that’s 100% smoke-free. There is a large play area indoors stocked with an assortment of toys for all ages and a fenced backyard with playground equipment and plenty of room to run around, which we enjoy when the weather is nice. We do have a fur baby, Bella, she is a 3 yr old friendly English Labrador, we try to keep her out of areas used for daycare.
What do you provide?
Breakfast (i.e. pancakes, waffles, cereal, English muffins…) Morning snack (i.e. goldfish, pretzels, chips, cheezits, pirate booty) Lunch (one protein, one fruit and one vegetable) Afternoon snack (i.e. animal crackers, Graham crackers, muffins, veggie straws…) Beverages (milk with meals and water throughout the day) Individual space for personal belongings Different weekly themes and daily activities Daily curriculum for ages 3 and up from Mother Goose Time Daily circle time, story time, art, music/movement, dramatic play, structured play, free play
What’s a typical day like?
Open- 8:15 Arrival/Free Play 8:15-8:30 Clean Up/ Wash Hands/Potty Break 8:30-9:00 Breakfast/Clean Up 9:00-9:30 Music and Movement 9:30-10:00 Circle Time 10:00-10:15 AM Snack/Clean Up 10:15-10:30 Potty Break/Dress for Outside Play 10:30-11:15 Outside Play 11:15-11:45 Arts/Crafts 11:45-12:00 Free Play 12:00-12:30 Lunch/Clean Up 12:30-12:45 Story Time 12:45-1:00 Potty Breaks 1:00-3:00 Nap Time/Rest Time 3:00-3:15 Wake Up/Potty Time 3:15-3:30 PM Snack/Clean Up 3:30-4:15 Outside Play 4:15-4:45 Small Groups/Manipulatives 4:45-5:00 Clean Up