I limit my group to three children because I believe
children need small groups in order to really bloom (and my home is small.)
Home-based care is about real life
I believe children
need lots of time to play for this is their mode of learning.
Learning how to handle the emotional
spectrum is a collaborative task between the child and adult. The adult must
label the feeling (or in many cases combination of feelings) being expressed before suggesting appropriate release options.
It is my firm belief handling one's
emotions is key to all other learning in life, social and academic. If one feels empowered and positive about one's
abilities then challenges become less frustrating.
I request parents to respect the bond
I form with your child. A strong bond with a caregiver is important for proper
emotional growth in young children. I know I am not the mother, but do my best
to provide a “home away from home” for your child.
I love my work because it's so exciting
to see how a child develops in the first few years of life. It is rewarding to know I had a collaborative part in the
acuaisition of learning and development. The bonding and hugs are BIG bonuses. It is so rewarding to assist families
with the care of their children.
I have been providing childcare either
in private homes or daycare settings since 1985. I graduated from Immaculata University with a BA in Sociology and have
a certificate to teach in the Private Academic Schools of PA nursery/kindergarten level.
I have completed the Red Cross Family CPR course. (Infant/child/adult
available upon request.