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Licensed Preschool and Home Childcare
Highlands Ranch, Co 80129
(Close to Wildcat Reserve Pkwy and Highlands Ranch Pkwy)
My home is right off these main roads so no need to drive far into
Family specific hours offered usually between 7:00-5:00.
Monday through Thursday Preschool and Home Childcare for 6 weeks to 5 years old, or up until they enter Kindergarten. I offer 1 day a week care up to 4 days a week care.
Clean, loving, smoke free and pet free home with lots of age appropriate activities and fun environment.
|7:30-8:30||Breakfast||Learning: table manners, please/thank you, healthy eating|
|Blocks/Legos/Puzzles||Learning: hand/eye coordination, build and learn through trial and error|
|Free Play||Learning: independent thinking, sharing, imaginative play, communication|
|30 min Education Video||Added resource to clarify the topics, letters, and numbers we are working on|
|10:00||Snack||Learning: Table manners|
|Outside Play||Learning: importance of exercise, skin protection, and having fun|
|Circle and Singing Time||Learning: calendar, weather, songs, Alphabet/Number recognition, group games, listening|
|Preschool Topic/Activity||Learning: understanding concept or theme better by hands on activity, game, books, or writing/drawing|
|Story Time||Learning: interest in books, vocabulary, pronouncing new words|
|11:30-12:30||Lunch||Learning: Table manners, please/thank you, healthy eating|
|Clean up||Learning: Cleaning up after ourselves, putting toys away|
|**Nap/Rest||An appropriate show is on during nap time for children who do not nap|
|2:30-3:00||Snack||Learning: Table manners|
|Opt Art/Craft/Play dough||Learning: Fine motor skills, imagination and creativity growth, self confidence|
|Outside Play/Free Play||Learning: playing together, growing in individual interest, effective communication|
*Schedule is subject to change
**Babies and toddlers can be on their own nap times
Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness:
With ABC's and 123's we love learning and getting ready for Kindergarten! I understand and appreciate that each child learns at their own pace. My preschool curriculum is play and song based with fun in mind. I want kids to have so much fun they don't even realize the milestones they are reaching in my care. Through repetition and songs kids in my care memorize the alphabet sounds, planets, days of the week and months, and even counting by 10's to 100. With puppets and copying my movements I have the kids laughing and smiling during circle time. During reading time I bring the books to life with different voices and silly noises! My small group allows me to have more one on one with each child in my care. I strive to have children ready to go to Kindergarten and being able to:
Activities provided through out the week that we rotate through
(I continually change the activities through out the day to keep the children's interest and for optimal learning and growing)
Sample Weekly Menu
|Bananas||Bananas||Frozen Berries||Oatmeal toppings||Fruit|
|Whole Wheat Waffles||Cheerios||Whole Wheat Waffles||Non Packaged Oatmeal||Toast and Eggs|
|Morning Snack||Morning Snack||Morning Snack||Morning Snack||Morning Snack|
|Cheese Cubes||Trail Mix||Yogurt||Graham Crackers||Animal Crackers|
|Pizza||Whole Grain Noodles||Whole Wheat Sandwich||Cheese Quesadilla||Chicken Nuggets|
|Afternoon Snack||Afternoon Snack||Afternoon Snack||Afternoon Snack||Afternoon Snack|
|Wheat Thins/ Carrots||Grapes/ Gold Fish||Peanut Butter/ Apples||Pretzels/ Carrots||Cookies/Milk|
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is included in your daily rate and how what are your rates? My daily rate varies depending on the age of the child and how many days of care are needed. Please call for a quote. My rates include all food (except baby food and special diets) all preschool and learning activities.
How do you discipline children in your care? I do the love and logic method. I try and give choices and give consequences for the child's choice. I like to do positive reinforcement whenever possible. If that does not work than I do give time outs one minute per age of the child if needed. I talk to the child on their level and work with them on changing negative behavior. Consistency and clear expectations helps children to know what is expected of them and to have a good experience at my house. I am very patient and kind and have worked successfully with a variety of children's personalities.
Do you require Immunizations? Yes, all the children in my care, including my own, need to be immunized to state standards.
What deposit do you require to start care? I require a two week deposit that goes towards the last two weeks of care and a signed contract to hold a spot in my childcare. Before care starts I require all doctor's papers, immunizations, and packet that I give you to be returned to me.
What is your potty training policy? I am here to help a child potty train but ultimately the responsibility is the parents. I do not charge extra while a child is learning to use the potty. I require children to be accident free during the days for two weeks before coming to childcare in underwear. This is for sanitation purposes. I encourage children to use the toilet when potty training but it is more the child communicating with me versus me asking them. If accidents are consistently occurring, I require the child to come in a pull up until they are accident free for a time. Many parents in my care have had success with a weekend potty training method that I am happy to share with you.
What are your vacation and holiday policies? I take the 11 standard holidays off which are paid. Any other vacation days or personal days that I take you are not responsible to pay for as I know you need to find alternate care. If you go on vacation or your child is sick payment is still due. You pay for the spot whether used or not. I do require that you have a few people who can do back up care for you. I am happy to help find people if needed. I give LOTS of notice when I am going to be taking a day or week off.
What is your TV policy? We watch a 30 minute learning video a day and I allow non-nappers to watch a show during nap time so the other children can sleep with out it being too loud.
Where do children nap? I have 2 rooms and a huge closet that is separate from the main play area that allows everyone to have a good napping experience.