Answers to Common Questions About Our Childcare
No drop in care and most of our children are full time. Occasionally, we provide part time care.
We provide two or more providers depending on number of children in our care at any given time. My primary full time assistant has been with us for over 10 years. See our About page to learn more. All children are fully supervised at all times by a qualified provider.
Not currently however we may get a small dog. If so, it will be kept separately and away from the children. On occasion we may have a closely supervised period for the children to pet the dog or watch it play fetch.
Our curriculum is comprised of a variety of years of educational material. We teach letters, numbers, shapes, simple science, politeness, character development, and age appropriate skills. Some children learn how to read and write proficiently before they leave to Kindergarten. This is all done in a relaxed environment since all children develop and mature at different rates.
Yes, we do help with potty training when the parents and child is ready.
Most full-time employees get paid for holidays as well as for vacations. Therefore, I do ask for most major holidays off with pay. This includes but is not limited to New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Licensed by the State of California Nationally Accredited Teacher Grant Award from the Southern California Kindergarten Conference Past President, Vice President, newsletter editor, board and committee chairperson and current member of the non profit Family Day Care Association of Santa Clarita Valley since 1989 10 commendations from the County of Los Angeles for contributions made to community while serving on the association board. Education includes CSUN and COC college courses related to child development and ongoing early childhood conferences, seminars, and monthly trainings. I have taught many workshops to other child care providers on art, music and movement exercises, and story time and circle time fun.
Yes! We provide an extensive and full range of enriching pre-school activities! We have developed creative methods to make learning fun and the children are always well prepared for kindergarten.
Since we’re licensed by the State of California we provide all safety features as expected for any family child care facility. We provide constant supervision and employ teacher assistants as needed, based on the number of children in our care on a given day. Child proof locks on all doors, electrical outlet covers, no open bodies of water, Stairs blocked off, etc. Our child care providers are CPR and First Aid certified.
The menu can be adjusted to accommodate various food allergies. Two of the most common allergies we find with some children include peanut and dairy products. These issues are discussed with the parent or guardian well in advance, and we implement safeguards to insure the child only eats food that fits his or her needs.