Daycare description / philosophyLaura's Home Daycare
I am an Early Childhood Educator with over 10 years experience working with children aged birth to twelve years in licensed daycares. In 2002 I earned my ECE diploma from St. Lawrence College in Kingston. I am trained in First Aid and Infant/Child CPR with AED certification. I am also trained with Food Safety, based on the Ontario Ministry of Health for Food Handler Training Protocol. I have an up to date police check as well as references from previous supervisors and co workers.
I am the mother of two beautiful children, Evan and Jordan. After the birth of my second son, Jordan I made the decision to pursue oneof my career dreams of opening my own private daycare. This decision was put into action by adding an addition to our home for the sole use of the daycare. I take pride in the work that I do with children and feel that in my career I have touched many lives in a positive way.
Children are unique individuals who learn through play and socialization. I am committed to providing a safe and energetic setting filled with many age appropriate activities which will allow your child to grow and develop. I will strive to teach your child independence through cooperative play and role modeling. Each day will bring new fun and challenges.
I hope you see my daycare as a blend of a professional on site daycare and a loving family home. I will strive to keep the lines of communication open between us, as caring for children is a partnership fostered by love, patience and understanding. I am confident that together we can achieve what is best for you and most importantly your child.
Snacks & Meals
I will provide all snacks and meals, with the exception of infant formula and jarred baby food. If your child has food allergies or a special diet you may be required to bring your own food. I will provide only nutritious and child appropriate foods. I can modify my meals for those little ones just learning to eat solids. I also do a four week menu rotation which is posted on our parentboard.
- Crackers &cheese
- Veggies and dip
- Assorted fruit
- Applesauce and graham crackers
- Trail Mix
- Unsweetened Juice or water
- Homemade muffins
- Ham and cheese quiche
- Homemade macaroni and cheese
- Soup and sandwich
- Chicken and rice
- Homogenized or 2% Milk
Location and Hours
I am located in the West end of Kingston, in the Bayridge area. I am open Monday to Fridays; 7:15 - 5:30. I provide receipts for income tax purposes.
Each day I will aim to follow my daily routine, which will be posted on the parent board. It will include; morning snack, free play, arts and crafts, sensory experiences, music and movement, books, gross motor/outdoor play experiences, lunch, nap time, afternoon snack, and circle time. I will follow a weekly program plan which is based on different themes such as Numbers, ABC's, Farm Animals, Under the Sea and seasonal themes. Each week a new program plan will be posted for parents to view what our busy days are filled with! Depending on the age of the children we can go on some outings (walking distance) around the neighborhood (i.e. Fire Station, Woodbine Park, Grocery Store etc.)
7:15-8:00: Arrival and Free Play
8:00-8:30: Morning Snack
8:30-8:45: Washroom/ diaper change
8:45-9:00: Get dressed for outside time
9:00-10:00: Outside play/gross motor activities
10:00-11:00: Indoor planned activities
11:00-11:15: Washroom/diaper change
11:15- 11:30: Circle time (music, stories, cognitive games, and language)
11:30-12:15: Lunch Time
12:15-12:30: Brush Teeth and quiet book time
12:30-2:30: Sleep time (for early risers, quiet table top toys/activities)
2:30-2:45: Washroom/diaper change
2:45-3:15: Snack Time
3:15-3:30: Get dressed for outside time
3:30-4:30: Outside play/gross motor activities
4:30-5:30: Free play and Home time
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