I have two young children ages 4 and 3. They're very energetic, smart, and communicative. They're also very loving. My son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, but until then, we need care for both children that is reliable due to being dual military. My schedule is pretty set right now, and I may be home as early as 1600 or 1630. I prefer someone who is patient with them, kind, loving and will stimulate their minds. They have a good foundation for knowledge currently, but I would love for them to learn the basics more thoroughly (colors, shapes, the alphabet, work on reading, writing, drawing, puzzles, etc) and even get outside to play often if weather permits. I prefer for them to be in my home where I can check on them, and where their food and toys are.