Cheryl's Day Care
Parents always ask what type of a daycare I have. Cheryl's
Day Care combines the best of both daycare worlds—the home daycare along with a pre-school learning environment.
I have a large, bright, comfortable daycare room within my home that appeals to many parents.
I also offer learning that you find in a preschool. This is an important benefit that parents
are looking for when interviewing daycare providers.
By providing daycare out of my home, I can offer learning
and activities at a much lower cost than a traditional daycare center. The children who attend Cheryl's
Day Care feel as if they are part of my extended family and often come back to visit when they have grown much
I follow a daily schedule with time provided for structured
and non-structured activities for the children that are age appropriate. A copy of our daily schedule is available on this website. We do a lot
of "take home" activities and crafts. The children are so excited at the end of the day to show their parents what
they worked on during the day.
Outdoor activities and free play are planned daily, weather
permitting. Safe educational toys and
books for all ages are provided to children of all ages. We have large muscle equipment, musical toys, dolls,
blocks, stuffed animals, push and pull toys, and ot her items to encourage role playing and pretend play.
Time is also spent each day in structured, learning activities for preschoolers. This time includes such activities as reading stories,
learning the calendar, learning new words, practicing printing their names, using a scissor, singing, coloring, playing
games, exercising, puzzles, using play dough, painting, crafts, and learning numbers, letters, and colors.
Some weeks include special activities and craft projects to
celebrate holidays and other special days. We have weekly themes that correspond to different times of the
year or season. I always include upcoming themes in my monthly newsletter. These themes teach a variety of
subjects including cooperation, dental health, poison awareness, manners, exercise, nutrition, science, germs, plants, the
5 senses, self-esteem, a variety of animals, and many other topics.
I also teach
appropriate social skills to the children. These are some of the things that I feel are important; sharing, playing
fair, no hitting, put things back where you found them, cleaning up, don’t take things that aren’t
yours, tell the truth, don’t swear, wash your hands, follow directions, please and thank you, don’t run or
yell inside, remember to take turns, and when to say
I provide a "home away from home" atmosphere for your child.
I do many of the same things you would do at home. I
rock them when they cry, praise them when they succeed, encourage them to try new things, explore the unknown, feed them when
they’re hungry, and give them lots of hugs.
I encourage anyone looking for daycare to stop by for a personal
daycare visit so you can see for yourself what Cheryl's Day Care has to offer you and your child.