the “Best Place on Earth”
As a FAMILY child care center, we offer smaller ratios of children to adults. I normally have six children or less in my care at one time, and if more than 6 children are present my adult daughter assists me most of the time. I have a large license and can care for as many as 14, but have never done so.
The foundation of family child care is relationships. These are important relationships between children and providers, providers and the parents, and the children with each other. Family child care fosters emotionally secure interpersonal relationships with all families involved in care. I care for siblings of children who have “aged out” of child care. I am still in contact with many of the families of children I cared for when I started in 2004.
Family care providers care for multi-aged groups of children allowing children to remain with one caregiver for many years. This develops trust and security in children. I have had the opportunity to care for children that have started as young preschools and stayed with me until they were ready to move on to kindergarten. Three years of having one consistent caregiver builds strong bonds and attachments that help the young child to have a secure emotional foundation to build on.
We welcome you to take some time and check out our photos page and see all the memories that will forever stay close to my heart.