Studies show that children who attend a quality child care program are better prepared to enter school, more likely to complete high school, attend college, and become successful adults. My play-based child care program provides everything your child needs to thrive at all stages of development, and to succeed in life!
I want to help you nurture your child's healthy development. My high quality child care program enables children of all ages to learn and grow healthy, happy, and strong at their own pace.
Infants enjoy a safe, warm and nurturing environment where they will grow and thrive. Having the same caregiver meet their needs all day every day helps form a secure attachment; the basis for social and emotional development.
Toddlers are always looking for something new to discover! From learning to walk, to drinking out of a cup, or working on stacking blocks, your child will be supported in developing at his/her own pace. Positive attention and consistent boundaries help channel toddler's energy into productive activities.
Early Preschoolers thrive with play-based activities that promote development across all the domains, with an emphasis on social, emotional, and simple self-help skills.
Older Preschoolers develop skills to help them succeed in school, with activities focused on early academic concepts and more advanced self-help skills.
School-agers enjoy being the "big kid," using their social and academic skills (and practicing patience) as they read to, help, and mentor the younger children. They also get to be role models for the "little kids" who look up to them, copying their positive behavior and actions.
- Small group size that fosters strong friendships, develops social skills, and provides lots of individual attention.
- A nurturing "educarer" with a vast knowledge of child development, years of experience, and a strong love of children.
- Warm and responsive interactions which enable the development of secure attachments and build a foundation for learning.
- Mixed age grouping where children experience different roles in a family, build self-help skills, and learn how to get along with others.
- Daily activities that provide for individual development – and are so much fun the children don't realize they're learning!
- Delicious, nutritious meals that exceed Federal standards, and are actually liked by the children!
- Strong health and safety practices that support health, prevent the spread of germs, and keep children safe while at child care.
- A certified Eco-Healthy program that reduces exposure to toxics and other environmental hazards through natural "green" strategies.
- Wellness practices that exceed licensing standards and help development of lifelong healthy habits.
- Large, fenced-in outdoor classroom with engaging activity areas and plenty of room for children to run, play, and move their whole body.
In Wisconsin, child care programs can choose to be state licensed, county certified, or unregulated. I choose to be state licensed because I believe licensing promotes the highest quality child care for children. A licensing specialist regularly pays surprise visits to evaluate my program. The results of these visits are available publicly.
I have also opted to pursue the highest quality in early care and education through accreditation by the Satellite Family Child Care System. The comprehensive accreditation standards exceed minimum licensing requirements in all areas of the program. From lower adult-to-child ratios, to more stringent health and safety rules, to higher continuing education requirements, an accredited program goes above and beyond to provide exceptional care.
"My husband and I feel blessed that not only are our children taken care of splendidly... they are encouraged to learn and explore the world around them..." ~Erin
Our curriculum develops self-confident and enthusiastic learners with strong self-esteem and positive attitudes who aren't afraid to try new ideas or make mistakes.
"The single, most important determinant of quality in any and every child care setting is the adult with whom children interact on a day-to-day basis." ~Pauline Davey Zeece.