What are your Hours?
I am open from 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday
Are you licensed or accredited?
I have been licensed since October of 2001.
How many children do you care for?
I hold an experienced license. Total of 9 children, with no more then 2 children under the age of 1, and 3 under 2.
Do you provide preschool?
Yes, I provide hands-on activities and arts and crafts, providing a balance of important preschool skill experiences.
What is your illness policy?
My childcare is a well child childcare home. This means that if your child is not feeling well, you will need to keep them home. Control of communicable illness among children is a prime concern. In order to protect the entire group of children, as well as your own child, I ask that parents assist me by not bringing their child if he/she has a contagious illness. I do not except children with, but not limited to a fever, vomiting, excessive diarrhea (if it is not contained in a diaper or the child cannot make it to the bathroom), or unexplained rashes. These symptoms must be gone for 24-hours before the child may be accepted back into care.
What do I do if you are sick or on vacation?
As I follow the Cheery Creek School schedule it would be a very adbormal thing for me to take time off during a scheduled school day. In this rare event that this would need to happen, I would attempt to cordinate backup if possible. It is alway a good idea to have a backup plan available for your child should an emergency arrise.
You will be notified in advance if someone other than me is going to watch your children. I give at least a 30-day notice of any vacation that I will be taking.
Are you a member of a State Food Program?
Yes, I am a member of a FDA approved food program so your children are assured healthy meals and snacks.
How do you discipline?
I use the Love and Logic approach by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay. It is an approach that teaches children responsibility through choices and consequences of those choices.
Do you have Pets?
Yes we have pets. I believe that animals are a good way for kids to learn responsibility. They learn how to interact with animals by being gentle and kind. I currently have 1 dog; She is a small 6 pound Maltese.
What is your policy with TV?
We do watch educational TV or a movie.
What will I be expected to provide?
Parents must provide diapers (for children who are not potty trained), formula for infants 1-year and under, a change of clothes to stay at my home in case of accidents.
Tell me about yourself and why you became a provider?
I became a provider because I have a love for children and believe that the first 5 years of development is critical. Please visit my About Us page for further information.
What is your vacation policy?
I follow the Cherry Creek School Traditional Schedule
Can you describe a typical day that my child would experience in your care?
A Typical Day:
Depending on the needs of the children and field trips, schedules are flexible and may vary.
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Activity Time
Toddlers and preschool children select an activity of their choice such as reading, block play, dramatic play. As babies wake up, they are brought to join the activities.
|9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
|9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Toddlers and preschool children are encouraged to participate in preschool activities such as organized activities with Mother Goose Time curriculum. The curriculum includes learning letters, numbers, colors, shapes with social activities through games, cutting, gluing, drawing, coloring, finger painting and etc. Children help clean up after preschool time.
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outside Time (weather permitting)
Get ready to go outside: use the toilet, wash hands, change diapers, and so on. Outdoor play and/or walks weather permitting. If weather does not permit outdoor play we have free play inside which includes block play, dramatic play, play dough and etc. We clean up our activities and wash hands before lunch.
|11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch with table manners and table conversation are engaged. After lunch, older children help clean up, hands are washed and diapers are changed. Read book.
|12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
|1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
|1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Nap / Quite time
Everyone participates in rest/quiet time. Preschool children, who can’t sleep, rest quietly looking at a book or watching educational TV. As children wake up, diapers are changed, toilets are used, hands are washed.
|2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
|2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
|3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
|3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Children have a snack together. Clean up follows.
|4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Afternoon Activity Time
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Morning Activity Time8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Outside Time (weather permitting)10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Nap / Quite time1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Afternoon Snack3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Activity Time4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Do you take the kids on field trips?
Yes, a couple times a year
Do you have any openings?
Current openings are advertised on the Home page. If you do not see an opening for your needs please fill out form and I will contact you regarding putting you on a waiting list .