Here's what you and your child can expect:
Upon entering my front door they will find a place to hang their coats and their own cubby to store their personal items.
This is where parents or other caregivers will sign their child in.
Then the fun begins! Unlike most family home daycares with play areas in converted garages, Queenie's Sand Castle is located in the front living area in my home. I decorated it with a friendly tropical theme. I want my little "school" of fishes to flourish in a bright and colorful educational environment.
There are several different play areas. Including a puzzle, large and small manipulatives, dress up, arts and crafts, kitchen and reading zones all designed to encourage imaginative play.
I have several learning stations where the children can work on projects, puzzles and other activities. These are all low to ground and perfect for little ones.
This is the reading area with pillows so the children can comfortably enjoy their favorite books. I have collected a full library of age appropriate books over the years and will rotate out the selections on a regular basis.
Weather permitting we will also have plenty of outside play time. I have a very large fenced in backyard (close to 2,000 sq ft) with tons room for running around and outside games.
All meals - breakfast, morning snacks, lunch and afternoon snacks are included in the weekly
rate. I only serve nutritious meals and drinks.
I was an educator with the Head Start program preparing 3 and 4 year olds for kindergarten for 14 years. Over that time I collected many lesson plans, activities, books, puzzles, musical instruments, toys ... you name it! This is all organized in my garage and I will frequently trade out the items in the daycare from this material.
I am an educator (and planner :)) at heart. Your child will not only have a lot of fun in my daycare but also receive an education. Over the years I have developed and will continue to develop lesson plans that will help prepare your child to thrive in school both mentally and socially.
And when the day is done, this is where I will be. Getting ready for the next exciting day with my little "fishes"!