Where Your Child Can Find Joy. . .
Our new space is dedicated solely to childcare (I don't reside there). The facility's centerpiece is a fenced-in yard with a great backyard for exploring and daily outdoor play when weather permits.
I participate in the Provider's Choice Federal Food Program and always plan nutritious meals and snacks. I serve fruits and vegetables daily; I never offer juice as a substitute for the real thing. Specifically, I pay close attention to my menus and would never serve anything I wouldn't make for my own family.
I am currently involved with Parent Aware and am working toward achieving a four-star rating. This is a completely voluntary program that rates childcare programs throughout the state of Minnesota.
I use The Creative Curriculum along with ECW/Early Childhood Workshop, which is used by Saint Paul Public Schools. I introduce activities that help children in the areas of Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive and Language Development. We have a Dramatic Play area, Block area, Writing Table, Art, Reading Corner and a Quiet Corner.
Above all. . .
Kids get to choose to play in the areas that give them the most joy!