As a family child care provider, my goal is to provide a safe and happy place for children where they can learn and grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially at their own pace. I believe children learn through play and benefit from a structured yet flexible schedule. Activities will be offered which stimulate sensory motor development, language development and social interaction. The development of strong self-esteem is also a major goal. Children will be taught to respect each other, adults, and property.
There will be times and ways you can get involved in your child's child care experience. You are welcomed and encouraged to participate in any or all of these. Some examples of ways to be involved include:
· Chaperoning on field trips
· Lending objects for units of study
· Coming and talking about your job, when asked
· Helping your child at home with the concepts we are studying here
· Helping to provide treats or other items for our parties
My philosophy is that you use discipline to teach a child. I achieve this through love, consistency, and firmness. I stress two main patterns of behavior: respect for other people and respect for property. The children are explained the rules of the child care home frequently, so they are all familiar with the guidelines.
Please keep in mind that there WILL be disagreements between children. Young children, especially, who are not adept at communication; have a hard time expressing their feelings. Sometimes they hit or throw toys, etc. Although teaching children appropriate behavior is what I will be doing, remember that this behavior is normal in most cases.
The following methods of discipline will be used:
-Encourage Children to solve problems themselves
-Intervention and discussion
-Re-direction to another play area
-Loss of privileges
-Time out--For time outs I use one minute for each year of the child. Ex: if the child is 3 then they would be in timeout for 3 minutes. I do not believe in any physical punishment or any punishment that would embarrass any child.
Before your child is admitted into child care, you must pay a one-week security deposit. This deposite protects us from NSF checks and unexpected family departures from child care. This deposit will be credited towards your last week of child care when you decide to leave SnuggleBunnies Child Care. Deposits are equal to your normal weekly fee. Payments towards security deposit may be made at parent's discretion as long as full deposit is received prior to start date.