Family child care in a “home like” setting is the best alternative there is for working parents. It provides a secure environment for children during the most important time of their development. Family child care offers a home away from home, providing children with friends of all ages, to play, socialize, and learn from. Our goal is to offer quality child care for your child and to provide…
*A safe environment
*A nurturing environment
*A learning environment. Learning is not just the ABC’s and 123’s, but is also the learning of values. The learning of honesty, respect, self–reliance, potential, self-discipline, and moderation. As well as the values of being; compassionate, loving, kind, and fair.
*A proper approach to discipline. Since children occasionally need discipline, it is important that Parents and Teachers share a similar philosophy of discipline. Sharing a similar philosophy helps your child understand boundaries and rules. This helps your child from being confused as to where the boundaries are and what is expected of him/her. Children are taught which behaviors are inappropriate, and why, and given alternatives that are acceptable. In this way, the behavior is being changed, without making the child feel “bad” or unloved. This helps develop their self-esteem, and teaches them how to handle difficult situations themselves in the future.
*And to foster unconditional love… this kind of love is very important because children should not grow up feeling that in order to be loved and cared for they must meet numerous conditions.
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.
Creative Kids Academy invites you to share with us any concerns you may have about your child. We encourage communication via email or in person. We also welcome in person conferences.