For infants and toddlers, creative art experiences are all about the process of sensory exploration. Such experiences are an important part of their development.
Paying for a spot in our program can be seen as an expense, or it can be seen as an investment in your child’s future.
This is uncharted territory for ALL of us, and we’re all just doing the best we can. If no one has told you yet…. your job as a family childcare provider is important. YOU are important. You matter. You are all superheroes in my eyes. I see you.
20 years ago when I wanted to begin caring for children in my home I hand drew a flier (I didn’t even have a computer or printer at the time!) and hung it up on a community board at our local corner grocery store. I remember my futile attempts to draw ABC blocks, teddy bears, and beach balls on it and coloring them in with crayons. Fast forward 20 years and thanks to social media, we sure have come a long way in how we “spread the word.”
The physiological needs of the children should be at the very core of what you do. Food, water, movement, and rest are the priority. Feeling safe, secure, and knowing they are loved and cared for are equally important.
In our program, we use a play-based child led curriculum backed by current research and is developmentally appropriate, emergent, and inspired by the children’s interests.
Over 20 years ago, I planned a romantic night with my wife, Tasha, that taught me something about relationships and early learning lesson planning. Watch the video to hear the story. https://vimeo.com/362164465
Once upon a time, I worked with Miss Sheila. I mean, I’ve worked with a lot of people in my career. None of them were really named Sheila. I changed the real name of the woman in this story because I’m guessing she’d be pretty upset if I used her real name. (Weird question: I … Continue reading Miss Sheila