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Big Giggles Little Wiggles In Home Child Care Llc

1041 Minerva Ave, Columbus, OH

Starting at $250/wk

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Hello! My name is Frances, but you can call me Frankie. I am the proud owner of Big Giggles Little Wiggles In-Home Child Care (BGLW). Here is a little bit of info about me and my in home child care.

~ Experience ~
I have 20+ years of experience working with children, in all different backgrounds with ages ranging from infants to preteens. I have worked in several areas of child care including child care facilities, after school programs, nanny, babysitting and coaching. I have experience with multiples and certain special needs. I am also the oldest of seven children, so you could say teaching and caring for little ones comes naturally to me. I love children and it shows.

~ Daily Schedule and Routine ~
In my home we have a structured day
Circle Time (AM and PM)
Naps/ Rest/ Quiet Time (AM and PM, age permitting)
Breakfast/ Lunch/ AM and PM Snack (Age and Time permitting)
Activities
Art
Large Motor Play/ Fitness
Fine Motor Play
Outdoor Play

~ Provided ~
Tax Deductible Child Care
Organic/ All Natural Foods
Eco Friendly/ Organic/ All Natural Products
Security System (Parents receive personalized key-less entry codes)
Lunch
Breakfast
AM Snack
PM Snack
Diapers
Wipes
Diaper Rash Cream
Sun Lotion

~ App ~
I use an app throughout the day to log each child's daily activities.

For more details and information about my in home child care please feel free to put in a referral through Care.com.

Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my profile! I hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Reviewed by Cierra 5/5 stars
I have known frances going on 2 years now. One thing I love about her is she is very kind and also very passionate about what she does. The love she has for working with children amazes me. She closed her beloved business and redesigned her entire home to accommodate the little ones. That to me takes a lot of thought, love, and passion. She never fails to wear a great big smile on her face and is always reassuring. She's amazing with kids, even when they have a temper, Frances can handle it and in a way that makes it look so easy. In the two years I've known her she has become one of the biggest role models in my life. If you want a day care where your child is well taken care of, and comes home wearing a smile this is the place for you. 10/10 highly recommend.
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Michelle's House Child Care

5407 Driftwood Road, Columbus, OH

Starting at $200/wk

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I have a great group of children that are looking for a new playmate to share smiles, laughter, and fun. I have one opening for ages 1 1/2 to 4 years old. I am looking for a family with low contact or no contact employment that takes social distancing and all Covid guidelines seriously. I am striving to keep all families in my care safe and well while Covid-19 is a threat.

I have been providing child care in my home for 35 years. I began by caring for a neighbor's child while I was at home with my own young children. My plan was to enter the work force after the children began kindergarten, but, before they began kindergarten, another family in the neighborhood needed child care. And so began my career in child care. As the years went by, my children went to middle school, high school, and have finished college, and I still have "children at home". I fell into child care by accident, but after all these years, I still find it a fun way to spend each day!

I strive to ensure a safe, nurturing, and homelike environment for the children in my care. We have a wonderful playroom for the children. This provides a fun and safe area that is just for the children. Our backyard offers outdoor fun for all! The yard is enclosed with a 6' privacy fence and the play area is mulched with lots of play equipment. There is plenty of grassy area for running and playing. Our home is smoke-free, pet-free, clean and well-organized, while still being welcoming and comfortable.

Our day is routine and lightly structured, I keep meals and nap times on a consistent time schedule. During the "school year", we have planned learning activities. Our activities are pre-planned and are included in the monthly newsletter and calendar. I try to keep the learning fun, age-appropriate, and engaging for all ages of the children in our group. I provide the extra attention that home based care provides, along with preschool activities that promote early learning in a much smaller setting.

I was registered with Action for Children 1989 through 2016. Sadly this program has been discontinued. My husband and I have been fingerprinted and have background checks with local and federal databases, including the sheriff's office and a background check with Children Services. I have also completed over 200 hours of training in many aspects of caring for young children and the business of home based child care.

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Little Adventures Family Daycare

6384 Stonebridge Street, Columbus, OH

Starting at $13/hr

Welcome ~

I offer in-home childcare and I am currently interviewing to fill a part time infant or toddler spot! I only work with one family at a time for a highly personalized experience.

I have two girls - newly 6 and newly 4 - who love babies and toddlers! 1-3 days per week is ideal for care as I also homeschool my girls throughout the week. I have offered childcare in this way for the last 4 years and my most recent family started at 4 months and he is moving on to a full time preschool program so my availability is late March/ early April but the start date has some flexibility.

We are a Covid cautious family as we have a higher risk member of our household. We keep our bubble very small and this is an important part of finding the right fit for us. When the weather is nice we will still do outings regularly, but we avoid indoor areas and follow all guidelines.

Our days include morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack; circle time (seasons/ weather/ letters/ numbers/ songs/ music/ stories/ themes); arts and crafts; basic Spanish; indoor and outdoor play for both structured and free play; story time; spontaneous dance parties and kid yoga; quiet/nap time; a daily report card and more! Pre and post Covid we enjoy memberships to many fun places in Columbus - the zoo, COSI, Ohio History Museum, Franklin Park Conservatory, etc. During Covid we have been exploring the metro parks and finding fun learning and science activities at home and around our neighborhood!

I hold a Masters Degree in Education and have over a decade of experience working with kids of all ages as a School Counselor, as a mother of two, and as a caregiver for the last several years. Babies in my care will receive plenty of attention, cuddles, socialization and a variety of sensory experiences. Toddlers will have many opportunities to explore their environment, experiment as the 'tiny scientists' they were born to be, and learn social skills, manners, and language development through themed lessons and self-directed and structured play. The premise of Little Adventures is that learning occurs best through play and when the process is fun, kids develop a lifelong interest in learning.

I am located in Sharon Woods/ NE/ southern Westerville, close to both 270 and 71. Little Adventures holds an EIN and is tax deductible.

Feel free to message me for more information or to set up a time to check out our space!
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FAQs for finding preschools in Columbus

In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Columbus, OH?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Columbus, OH. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Columbus, OH for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Columbus, OH?
When you begin looking for preschools in Columbus, OH ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Columbus, OH.
How can I find a preschool near me in Columbus, OH?
There are currently 107 preschools in Columbus, OH on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Columbus, OH who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.