Childcare Essay

4045 words - 17 pages

Provider Experience

Certified Infant/Child CPR and first aid
Excellent References

Child Care Philosophy
Family child care in a “home like” setting is the best alternative there is for working parents. It provides a small secure environment for children during the most important time of their development. Family child care offers a home away from home, providing children with “siblings” of all ages, to play, socialize, and learn from. My goal in providing quality child care for your child is to provide…

A safe environment

A nurturing environment

A learning environment… learning is not necessarily the ABC’s and 123’s, but is also the learning of values. The learning of ...view middle of the document...

Communication is key to a successful child care arrangement. The parent and provider need to have a good working relationship so they can communicate and work together. Parent and provider need to exchange pertinent information in the child’s life such as changes in routine, special events, or activities, as well as changes such as death, divorce, separation, moving, visitors, etc. All this information can be important in understanding the child’s feelings, behavior, and well being.

I invite you to share with me in writing, by telephone, or schedule an appointment to talk about you concerns on any area that you feel I am neglecting and I will do my best to improve in that area.

Typical Activities
Group Play: Singing, dancing, play acting, games, reading, listening to tapes (story and music), circle time

Free Play: Children have a choice of - blocks, kitchen toys, dolls and accessories, legos, play sets, Household toys, pull/push toys, art materials, and may watch limited television or video tapes

Language: Nursery rhymes, finger plays, stimulus pictures or objects to encourage verbalization, reading to the children, flannel boards

Dramatic play: Dress up, role playing, puppetry, etc.

Outdoor play: (weather Permitting) Swinging, climbing, riding toys, running, ball playing, gardening toys, trucks, strolling dolls, (please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather, if in doubt, dress in layers or bring extra clothes)

Special Days: Include Birthdays/holiday parties, getting ready for holidays, and holiday.
Typical Daily Routines
Arrival and Greeting
Breakfast and clean up
Bathroom and/or diaper change and hand washing
Infants usually nap in the morning as well as the afternoon
Circle time (including calendar, songs, finger plays, story time etc.)
Arts and crafts or other learning activity
Bathroom and/or diaper change and hand washing
Outdoor play (weather permitting) or other large muscle activity
Hand washing
Lunch and clean up
Nap time
Bathroom and/or diaper change and hand washing
Snack and clean up
Free play
Calm down time and TV/VCR – Children’s programs (approximately a half an hour before pick up time)
Parents arrive to pick up children
(Your child is released to my care after you leave the premises in the morning, and he/she is released to your care as soon as you walk in the door at pick up time)

Note Bathroom and /or diaper change times vary to meet the child’s needs. This is a general schedule and is dictated mostly by the children’s needs and feelings each day.

Policies and Procedures
If illness or other emergencies should arise during child care hours every attempt will be made to have a substitute provider care for your child so that I can remain open for child care. If substitute care is not available you will receive a phone call to pick up your child. Whenever possible medical and personal appointments will be made after child care hours however, if I must use...

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