About the business
My name is Silvia Huls and my goal is more than just to provide your children essential care and education, but an environment that is inspiring, encouraging, secure, and adaptive to their needs.
My work experience, knowledge and skills are:
*B.A. in Psychology/Behavioral Sciences.
*Over 20 years of experience owning/working in a family child care center.
*Few years of experience working with children in a Preschool environment.
* Bilingual English/Portuguese.
* Flexible and adjustable to meet the requirements of the children and parents.
* Attend to the personal cleanliness of every child in care.
* Uphold a secure surroundings based on security standards set by the program.
* Applied daily structured routine, to avoid stress or anxiety improving focus, organization, and productivity.
* Skilled in dealing with upset children.
* Able to predict and prevent problems.
* Able to provide fair but solid control.
* Expert in communicating efficiently with the children and their parents.
* Mature, patient, tolerant and understanding.
* Safe and health environment/Covid-19
I will do my best to adjust my schedule, to accommodate yours.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
- Complying with safety and health inspections
- Achieving the required levels of educational training
- Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
- Other state-defined requirements
5:30AM - 5:30PM
5:30AM - 5:30PM
5:30AM - 5:30PM
5:30AM - 5:30PM
5:30AM - 5:30PM
Cost & Availability
|Class Type||Rate||Rate Type||Availability *|
|Preschool||$ 280||per week||1|
|Toddler||$ 280||per week||1|
|Infant||$ 300||per week||0|
Ratings & Reviews
As a first time mom I was nervous to send my son to daycare, but Mrs Silvia put my mind at easy every time I would drop him off. I have complete peace of mind everyday he is there.
She does art projects, time outside, and also teaches letter, number and things that will make the transition to preschool or kindergarten less traumatic.
I have recommended Mrs Silvia to friends and will continue to do so.
Seanna, Matt, and Cru
Every protocol from paperwork, to payment, to drop off and pick up, is efficiently designed to make things as smooth as possible for parent and child. Our files were neatly placed into a laminated folder. Our checks predated and collected ahead of time for convenience. Jasmine's personal belongings like spare clothes, blanket, diapers and wipes were stored at Silvia's as opposed to being lugged to and from her childcare everyday. I cannot stress how much these things made a difference.
In my previous experience, drop off and pick up from childcare had the potential to turn into a time-suck. For someone on their way to work, this can become stressful and inconvenient. Instead of a zoo of children being checked in at the same time, we had our own personal time slot that made Jasmine's transition in and out of care extremely fast and easy. I appreciated that Silvia valued a consistent schedule because I know how much structure and consistency matter in child development, and what a difference saving a few minutes can make in the morning!
If you're anything like me, you start missing your kid as soon as you drop them off. You go through your day wondering "how is she doing?" "what is she eating?" "did she nap well?" "Is she getting along with the other kids?" Silvia established a very open line of communication via text, and I always felt comfortable when checking in throughout the day. She would even send pictures to me, and I always knew Jasmine was having a great time. She would always reassure me how Jasmine was adjusting to the other kids, and it was so cute to hear how much she was "a part of the group." She was so thoughtful to even celebrate Jasmine's 2nd birthday/ farewell party, and sent lots of pictures!
Jasmine is now enrolled in preschool, and we were genuinely sad to leave Silvia's and so grateful for her time there! Her place is more like a 2nd home and less like a childcare. You would be hard pressed to find a provider that even comes close to Silvia's high standard of care, nurturing demeanor, and affordable rate. She is an absolute pro running a very tight ship. A+++
That being said, the only reason we are taking her out of daycare is that we just bought a new home in Lakeside and my daily commute up the 15 fwy and to downtown to work would just be to much.
Also, we are pregnant again and Silvia is the only person I think I can trust with my little ones, so that being said I may make her move to Lakeside with me!!
We were having such a stressful time trying to find 5-day, 8-hr childcare, and my coworker (whose son was & still attends) told me to see Silvia.
Thankfully, there was an opening! It was a rough transition for my little one, but Silvia was always patient and understanding. Pretty soon, the crying stopped and the smiles started.
Silvia has become not only the person I trust with my child, but also a friend. She's understanding and patient, this time in reference to me!
Her natural skill in cleanliness, time-management, routine and structure are something to be admired.
Another point, which I think hits home for a lot of people, is affordable cost. When we first started looking, I was terrified we wouldn't be able to afford the type of childcare I wanted for my daughter (my standards were very high). Silvia's daycare gave us the opportunity to have that high-level care, without leaving us stumbling financially.
My daughter has thrived from this experience. And now, as we move towards preschool, she's taking the confidence, social-building and group experience of Silvia's with her.
I would give 10 stars if I could. We'll be sad to leave, when the time comes.
Age now 4 and we are dreading the day she starts preschool. She loves Sil so much , we love her!
I came to Silvia when I was looking for a daycare to replace the daycare that I thought was going to take care of my daughter.
See....my 3 month old girl was a really hard baby, lots or crying and fussing. The first daycare said they could not handle her. So I went on Care.com and found Silvia.
After interviewing multiple in home daycares I knew that Silvia's daycare would be the right place for us.
Silvia knew how to take care of my sassy little daughter and was so calm and patient with her. Silvia would address any concerns she had with me right away. I loved her open communication with me about her care.
As for cleanliness, Silvia has a very tidy home and likes to make sure that the kids go home clean. Which to me and my family it was very important.
I really appreciate everything that Silvia did for me and my family.
We moved our daughter to go to preschool with her older sibling. But if we have a third child I will definitely be calling Silvia to take care of her.
Thank you Silvia!!!!
Ava had just turned one when she began going to Silvia's. We interviewed with Silvia one evening and as I sat on her floor I saw how my daughter's face lit up when she saw all the toys and games Silvia had set up for the kids to enjoy. Ava instantly took to Silvia, we all did actually, and if I could have signed the contract and give it back to her right then I would have. Silvia insisted that we take it home and talk about it. There wasn't much to discuss, and we knew there weren't many spots available, so we signed and returned the contract within 24 hours.
The house is a toddler's dream and you can feel the love Silvia has for the children as she's created a safe haven for learning, stimulation and fun. I was concerned at first because Silvia has the kind of license that allows her to watch more children than the typical caregiver. I laugh now at the type of concerns I had. Silvia is a machine and she knows her business, what she can handle and what she can't. She's been upfront with us about how she runs her operation and honestly, she's got it down. So if you want your child or children to stay at Silvias be mindful of her routine and understand that her policies are in place because she's gone through enough parents and our sometimes crazy demands and requests to know what works and what doesn't.
Every time I came to pick up Ava, all the children were happy and waving at me, saying goodbye to each other and completely ZEN! I mean seriously if you can picture a daycare of babies and toddlers and they are all smiling and sweet with each other -- that is Silvia's house. I've never once heard a child cry or tantrum, ever. I've asked Silvia what her trick is and she simply says, "I just love them." I wish parenting was that easy!
If you leave your child with Silvia know that they are in the best hands and you can go to work or do whatever you need to do and there is absolutely nothing for you to worry about. Ava to this day has never come back to me with a scratch, bruise, bite...nothing. In fact she comes home cleaner and in better spirits than when I left her. Ava is bright, extremely articulate and independent and social butterfly which I credit much to Silvia.
Ava is now enrolled in preschool and although I'm excited for this new chapter in her life, I wish I could bring Silvia with us. We all are going to miss her.
Thank you Silvia for taking such amazing care of my daughter like if she was your own. You came into our lives at such a scary unfamiliar time and created a genuinely amazing experience for all of us. Thank you.
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