Description of Care
Infants (to age 12 months)
I provide wipes and a pack-n-play for the babies. They sleep on their own schedule unless otherwise directed by the parent. They are fed with formula or pumped breast milk provided by the parent/guardian, this is done on demand unless otherwise directed by the parent, but no less than every 4 hours. A daily record is kept and given to the parent at pick up. Parents should provide the following necessities: diapers, nasal aspirator, 3 changes of clothes, pacifiers or similar if using, OTC meds such as gas drops and infant Tylenol.
Toddlers (to age 2)
I provide snacks and lunch, wipes and a place to sleep. Toddlers will sleep in a pack-n-play until it becomes evident that they are too big and are ready to transition to a cot. I use the Regalo - My Cot. The schedule is pretty simple at this age. Play at arrival, a small activity may be introduced if it is age appropriate, snack at 9:30, lunch at 11:30, naps from 12:30-3:00, and play until pick up. As they get older, more curriculum will be made available to them. Parents need to provide food if the child has allergy restrictions, 2 changes of clothes, diapers, and OTC meds like infants Tylenol and diaper rash cream.
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5)
Preschoolers will be exposed to all kinds of learning opportunities. We will also take field trips to experience these things hands on. There is play at arrival, circle time, theme related activity, snack time at 9:30, small manipulative play (such as coloring, legos, lacing, playdough), lunch at 11:30, nap from 12:30-3:00 (I use the Regalo - My Cot), and free play until pick up. We also pick 2 times during the day to play outside when the weather permits. Parents need to provide food if there is an allergy restriction and 1 change of clothes.
School-Age (Ages 5-12)
The Seven Pines Elementary School bus stop is directly in front of my house. I will get the children off the bus, give them snack, help with homework, and let them play until pick up. During the Summer, we will do unit studies that include field trips, activities, and crafts. While the children under 4 are sleeping, the school agers will watch a video quietly. Parents do not need to provide anything.