As a new parent, I had no experience with the daycare industry. It was difficult to choose a location. We wanted a place that would be safe, educational, and be similar to our home. When we toured Teacher P’s daycare, we were amazed at how the home environment felt for our child. It was important for us to feel comfortable and that our child wasn’t going to feel like a part of the “ratio” like other daycares. Our first son, started at 3 months. He is now 6, and thriving in kindergarten. Our daughter who also started at 3 months is now 2, and is enrolled at the daycare currently. When I pick my daughter up with my older son, it’s great to see the love and connection he still has with the daycare.
Her support for me during the early months as a new parent was so helpful. As new mom, I was overwhelmed, sleep deprived and Teacher P provided me a sense of relief knowing my child was being taking care of like I would. She supported my breastfeeding efforts. They provided advice (when I asked) about sleep/developmental milestones. They worked hard at meeting each child’s individual needs at each stage of development. Having my children in a safe, loving environment made it easier to leave them at daycare and not feel guilty about working, because I knew they were having fun, learning, playing, and being loved.
The best parts of the daycare that sets them aside from others:
Always, provide healthy home cooked meals and snacks.
Eating at a normal table, learning table manners for the older toddlers.
Every afternoon or after bowel movements the child is bathed (which nice relief so, the evening task is done already so I could spend quality time with them in the evening).
We especially enjoy that she is given a variety of developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities including: physical activities (walks to the park, balance stability) storytelling (walks to the library), singing, dancing, playing house, cooking and multi-sensory fun (water tables, painting, arts, blocks, dress up etc.).
Daily communication notebook, which states the mood, appetite, and developmental skills achieved. The notebook, for both children was so nice to keep and look back on all the fun activities that they did while I was at work. She provides constant updates, and cares about our children like they were her own.
It is a great feeling knowing that they truly love both our children. It is a place that we call home now and forever.