Keep Me Home
Excuse This House
Learned in Daycare
Child Comes Home Messy
What Is In Your Bag Today?
Nothing in my bag?
Ten Commandments for Parents
Quality Family Childcare
Childcare is Priceless
I Love My Job
Quality Family Child Care
A family childcare provider continues the parents role of caregiver, nurturer,
comforter, and first teacher. The provider is not just a babysitter. A sitter
comes into your home for a few hours. You tell her what you want for your child.
A family childcare provider welcomes you and your child into her home. She plans
meals, schedules, and safety. She organizes the children's activities. She will
appreciate your family values and child rearing practices. She is a professional
and you can rely on her judgment. Working together as a team, you will provide
the best for your child. The provider is not a substitute for you. You are the
most important person in your child's life and the provider respects that.
Here are just a few of the advantages of home care!
*Your child receives individual attention.
*There is structure with more flexibility than in a center.
*There is less illness because there are fewer people in and out, which means
fewer germs are spread to your child.
*Your child is cared for and taught by a trained childcare professional who is
usually a mother as well.
*Children have an opportunity to play and learn with others in a much smaller
group than in a center.
*Your child has the same caregiver all day every day. And there is one person
who knows exactly what your child has done, eaten, etc. throughout the day.
*It is possible for your child to remain with the same provider from infancy up
to or through school age.
*A quality childcare home may cost more than some day care centers, but the
lower number of children, quality of care and consistency of the caregiver makes
the difference in price more understandable.
The ratio of children per caregiver is much lower in a childcare home than at a
daycare center. For example a daycare may have 11 two year olds with one
caregiver or 22 two year olds with two caregivers; A registered childcare home
is allowed a maximum of 8 children.
*You and your child are treated as part of the family in a childcare home rather
than being just another number in a large center.
If you are interested in more information about family childcare feel free to
contact me at (410)574-5640 I would be happy to arrange an interview.