Amy's Ark Childcare provides a quality childcare experience in a comfortable, familiar, home-like setting.
My program reflects the belief that learning takes place primarily through an interactive play setting, exploratory activities and discovery. The amount of adult guidance varies with each activity, as it is my belief that a good program offers both directed and non-directed experiences, encouraging your child to plan and think about their actions and learn from their peers and the example of the provider.
I believe that you, the parents, are the foundation for your children and I will respect your values and beliefs. Daily communication about your child's needs is very important. I want to implement techniques that are the same as yours at home because it is very valuable to your children. I believe that guidance is most effective when it is consistent.
I believe that your child's environment should be like yours at home. As the childcare provider, I have a semi-structured setting with clear boundaries. The atmosphere at Amy's Ark Childcare is relaxed and casual geared towards the interests and needs of your child, allowing them the freedom to be ones self and develop as a unique individual. I take into consideration your child’s differences and special abilities as well as your families culture and values.
Each area provided is a child-centered environment with a wide range of materials and developmentally appropriate activities, which allows your child to create, manipulate, explore, and discover according to their particular and unique interests. Each child is valued and recognized as a unique individual with a large capacity for growth and development. Through both group and individual activities, your child is encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically at his or her own rate.
I believe that the health and safety of the children is essential. I teach the children the value of good healthy habits that will last a lifetime. I practice good health, eating habits and encourage the children to as well. Your children's safety is priority. You can be rest assured that your child will be cared for with the utmost kindness, love and respect. I believe that all children are precious gifts and I treat them as though they are my own. My door is always open and you are always welcome!