I have been a licensed provider for more than 15 years. I have been working in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years and have found it to be the most rewarding job I could ask for. I have a BS in Early Childhood Education and have taken some ECE Master's classes. I have hundreds of training hours in ECE subject areas such as behavior modification, sign language, speech and language, autism, epi pens, allergies, potty training, obesity in children, stress in children, music, and various curriculum to name a few. These trainings help me remain up to date on various topics involving children and families.
I am a member of the Wachusett/Spencer/Brookfield Community Partnership for Children. I am Outreach Coordinator for FCPRA, Family Childcare Providers Resource Association, a support group for family child care providers. I am a member of Bay State Food Program. I am also an active member of the Paxton Center School Parent Teacher Organization.
I will work with your child on his physical, social/emotional, cognitive, basic skills, including but not limited to numbers, shapes, letters, and colors. Creative expression, music and movement, story time, circle time, and sharing are learned through daily activities. My goal is to provide all children in my care a clean, safe, comfortable, loving, nurturing environment in which to grow. Respect towards self, others, and the environment will be emphasized. I believe in the value of a structured and flexible schedule. This is necessary wtih mixed age groups. Structured activities will include Preschool curriculum, story times, circle time, arts and crafts, muscial activities, etc.. Outdoor play, free play, pajama day, field trips, are some of the more flexible activities we have. The most important part is to have fun!
As a provider and parent, I am naturally someone who must repeatedly establish good relationships with others. My responsibility serves as a constant reminder to me that in order for any of us, children or adults, to develop and maintain dignity and emotional well being, we need love, respect, and a sense of security.
I look forward to getting to know your family!