F.o.c.u.s Daycare Llc
506 Vandalia Avenue,
Starting at $65/day
Hello Parents of all Ages,
The Early childhood period is very important because these are the valuable stages in which children brain is developing. During the age Birth to Age five, children are learning important, exciting, creative and imaginary things for each stage in their lives. It is my belief that children learn best through communication, bonding, nurturing, being in a safe and healthy environment, exploring the outdoors and most importantly through love. I believe that the most educational aspect in an infant to school-age life is their Physical, Social, and Mental Learning Environment. A healthy environment allows children to explore, take the initiative to seeing how things work, problem solve and communicate with peers while learning and building on their vocabulary.
Deciding to work in the field of Early childhood became a goal. The goal of wanting to help each child develop while strengthening their weakness and challenging their strengths. It Is important to give children the tools to grow, be curious and take the initiative to learn how to think outside of the box. I have taken on the responsibility of creating a daily routine and lesson in which children are dedicated to and value their own interest and skills while I myself document the children progress in the early stages of education. Education doesn't start in a school; education start at home. The first stages of learning is bonding which allows children to form that connection with the teachers, educators and parents. Coming from a field of social work; my job was listening to the parents not the building and gaining the trust of the children. I felt if you had the trust of the parent, the child would adjust and connect with you. After being in the field for nearly twenty years, I was introduced to the Early Learning Guidelines handbook. This book showed me the stages of growth, what development stages a child should be at according to their age and how educators like myself can support the children. I've come to realize that a trusting relationship with adults is about listen carefully to what the child has to say. Expand on the conversation by asking question to things that interest them. Observe children in group and independently allowed me focus on what are their area of strengthen and areas of weakness were. Early Childhood wasn't my first career of chose; looking back over the years on how I've became knowledgeable, took trainings and educational course; showed me that this field was my calling and I'm happy I decide to pursue this path working with children of all ages.
My role as a caregiver, teacher, mother and a director are to help mothers', Fathers' and Guardians' learn what it takes to develop and grow the brains of our children. Children learn from what they see and hear, but they also learn better when it hands on. When the learning becomes a part of their daily routine learning becomes fun, engaging, movement and singing, building and pretending. If children were place in a room with nothing in it; how much learning would be done compared to a child placed in an environment filled with opportunities. Every day as a director I take the time out to listen to what the children and families want to see implemented in my program. I provide newsletters to keep them inform of what theme or activities are taking place in the classroom and most of all I document children progress and address areas of improvement if outside resource is need.
Beyond teaching and being a director, I see myself as a positive influence on the family in the community I serve. I believe that a relationship with children and family is not only form in a center or in-home daycare. Going into the homes of the family I serve allows me to learn their culture, traditions, routines and how they interact one on one with their children. My roles to the families I serve is to provide resource, information, guidance and support while being professional at all times. I believe by providing moral support for the parent and cheerleader for the child provides encouragement to keep trying, I'm here to guide and assist you because together we can make it happen.