I have been licensed since 2005 and have a finished walkout basement that is setup like a preschool. Our learning centers include a dress-up area, fine motor skills table, building area (blocks, Magna-tiles, etc.), reading/calendar area, and arts and crafts. I offer full preschool curriculum (Funshine Express, Handwriting Without Tears).
We have 2 cats and 1 friendly dog (a lab mix). They are separated from the daycare most of the day, but the kids will have some exposure to the pets.