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Mama and Papa Daycare

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Sitter in Elk River

Mama and Papa Daycare provides high quality child care and education for young children. The key to successful learning experiences is to figure out what interests your child. We help your child develop a love of learning. Active play is at the heart of childrens learning. We encourage them to observe, explore, take things apart, build, create, draw, and see what they can find out. Our programs are play-based, emphasizing creativity, cooperation and social development. Our emergent curriculum is inspired and driven by the imaginations of children. A typical Day: 7:00am - Welcome the little ones as they start to come. Lots of smile's for everyone! 7:30am - Start Breakfast. Bottles for Infants, Toddlers off to the dining room. ( food in their hair, on the floor, and sometimes in their mouths.) The beauty of Imagination :) 8:30am - Play Time. Blocks, puzzles, games, dress up and more. 9:30am - Clean up and get ready to go for a walk. Diapers and bathroom for the littles ones. (weather permitting) 10:00am - Go for a walk. Enjoy the fresh air and the beauty surrounding us. 11:00am - Come back and have a snack. ( 3 choices always given ) 11:30am - Story Time. The children pick the story for the day. Diapers and bathroom breaks. 12:00pm - Lunch and Bottles. YUM! 1:00pm - Quiet Time. Naps for Infants. Older children go on the computer for pre-school. We do Arts and Crafts. ( Always a theme set everyday. Example: Making funny pumpkins.) 3:00pm - Bathroom and Diapers. Play outside. Hide and seek, Tag, kick ball, scavenger hunts. 4:00pm - WOOT! Another snack and Bottles. :) 4:30pm - The wonderful world of the Sprout Channel. Clean up and get ready to go home for the evening. Our Hours and Prices: We are open Monday thru Friday 5 am-6:30pm. Infants: $--... years: $--... years: $110.00 Pre school: $100.00 School age: $95.00 Part Time $25.00 a day Drop in $30.00 a day Sick care $10.00 an hour Our Mission: Teaching Your Infant to Play to Learn : At Mama and Papa Daycare, we know that every moment with an infant is precious. Thats why we coo, cuddle, rock and do everything possible to bond with your baby and develop a sense of trust. Through simple games like peekaboo and reading stories throughout the day, our loving teachers begin the foundational work for later learning and help infants grow in areas such as: Language development using books, songs and activities that match your childs development level Cognitive development using activities like peekaboo, hunt and find, and shape-sorting toys Motor Skill development grasping toys, tummy time, and toys to push and pull around the room Sensory development touching items with various textures and feeling materials in the sensory bin Rest and nap time But as much love as we give, we never forget that you are your childs most important teacher. So well work with you, give you daily reports and offer tips on how to reinforce what your child learns in his or her time with us. Channeling Toddler Energy toward Learning: Toddlers: Theres no doubt that theyre a bundle of energy. But at Mama and Papa Daycare, we welcome that energy and excitement because we know that its a natural part of growth and learning. Well channel that energy into: Motor Skill Development tossing, catching, rolling, crawling, walking. Language Development reading time including our Share-A-Book activity and speech development Music and Movement dancing, singing, push toys and outdoor play. Basic Concepts helping notice and make sense of basic concepts, such as shapes and colors. Artistic Development art and construction projects. Mama and Papa's Beginning Steps program is all about creating experiences that are active, sensory-based and meaningful. Our teachers lead young toddlers through age-appropriate activities to improve coordination and increase verbal and problem-solving skills. Our Powerful Beginnings child care curriculum is based on the idea that children are naturally curious and motivated to learn. So we provide them with the materials and experiences to help them understand and communicate in ways most meaningful to them. Our teachers get to know each child, learn their interests and plan developmentally appropriate, engaging activities such as; painting, water and sand play, book exploration, manipulative play, small group experiences and large group circle times. All of these experiences pave the way for toddlers in their path towards lifelong learning. Daycare That Encourages Toddlers to Learn About the World around Them As they enter their third year, children become more and more curious. Its that natural sense of curiosity that we at Mama and Papa Daycare use to teach them to learn and grow. Within our home-like classrooms, your older toddler is free to be anything from an artist to an engineer. Playing pretend, learning games, participating in hands-on activities these are just a few of the ways we keep kids engaged. But all these games and activities are done for a reason, encouraging development in a number of key areas. Our teachers plan developmentally appropriate small group interactions to work closely with your child to assure mastery of developmental tasks. Your child will also participate in large group activities to explore concepts and enjoy early literacy experiences. Motor Skill Development hands-on activities, outdoor play, tossing, catching. Cognitive Development puzzles, games, recognizing shapes, numbers, colors. Language Development reading, recognizing and forming letters, storytelling. Artistic Development art projects, construction projects, dramatic play. Our Powerful Beginnings educational child care curriculum encourages kids natural curiosity and willingness to try new things, so children discover the ways that they learn best. So in addition to basic skills, your child learns about self-direction, self-reliance and self-esteem. About us: I strive to always be open and available. I have been taking care of children since 1986.I am a proud parent of 8 children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. My Education: Trained Medical asst, Registered Nursing asst, First aid cert, Shaken baby syndrome, 4 years of early childhood education. We are located in Elk River, MN 55330 Ph--... Feel free to contact us anytime day or night.

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Email Address Confirmed
Phone Number 763-595-...
Zip Code 55330
Years of Experience 20
Provider Type Individuals
Age Group
Hourly Rate $5.00
Number Of Children 6
Twins/Multiples Yes
Sick Children Yes


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