My Child Care
I believe that a childcare program should be modified to meet the specific needs of the children in care. Each child is a unique individual and requires a flexible program that responds to their needs and strengths and allows them to achieve their developmental potential.
My program is constantly changing depending on the ages, abilities and support needs of the children currently enrolled in my care. Activities are adapted to include all children regardless of their age, gender, beliefs or abilities.
Curiosity, discovery, creativity, cooperation and independence are fostered through play-based activities, active exploration and meaningful learning opportunities. I strive to include activities and experiences that allow all the children to develop socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively.
The environment and routines are intended to be informal and relaxed with opportunities for each child and their families to share their distinctive ideas, interests and expertise. By valuing personal opinions and admiring individuality and consideration we promote respect and responsibility.
Our day consists of a mixture of planned activities, spontaneous adventures, and independent free play. Throughout day the children may engage in activities with the whole group, separately with one or two friends or quietly by themselves.
The children are allowed to opt out of group events like music or story time – I do not insist they participate if they are not interested or otherwise occupied. They are encouraged to make their own choices and to make suggestions for activities that may not currently be available. Along with this freedom comes the associated respect and responsibility. Self discipline and independence are our ultimate goals.