If any potential parents would like the opportunity of speaking to a current parent or a parent whose child is now in elementary school; never an issue. Beginner Steps Daycare feels it is very important that the parents communicate and listen to recommendations from other parents like themselves. Laterally it is the care, communication, nutrition, and education of our children that shows importance to those parents that care where their children are throughout the day. Beginner Steps Daycare feels honest communication is the best policy to follow.
Some of what we do each day...
Science...Live Insect, learning, hands-on, pop- up mesh house...We picked the Painted Lady Butterfly Caterpillars
All of us watched the caterpillars grow and turn into cocoons. After about ten days they started to break open into our Butterfly's, all six of our caterpillars turned into Painted Ladies. We were able to reach into their mesh home to give them cut up oranges and sugar water (what a treat). It was then time to let them go, until next Summer.
Started our plants from seeds in the house and eventually moved into the ground outside. All of us kept a chart on the development of our plants. When the plants grew enough we all took them home. The best part they are wild flowers that come up every year.
What we are Learning...Anatomy
We are learning different songs to reflect eyes, nose mouth, what is hiding in our mouths, ears, cheeks, forehead, fingers, toes, arms, legs, hands and our bodies in general. Created a large paper figure and made our hair, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and our bodies, of course this arts and crafts went home. Did worksheets to fill in what was missing, Ms. Debbie makes learning fun!
Shapes and Colors... Ms. Debbie uses everything around us both inside and outside. As you know so much around us is made up of shapes and colors.
These are simple phrases that currently speak to the children. They are recommended by the American Sign Language Institute for smaller children (infants to toddlers).
This is done in several ways dependent on the child's age. To date by 18-19 months most of the children are already singing their ABC's, starting short vowel sounds before long vowel sounds, and recognizing the letter in general. Next matching the upper case letter to the lower case letter.
Arts n' Crafts...
Ms. Debbie does arts n' crafts with every aspect of our education. You would be surprised how much easier it makes learning. And always such a surprise!
"I look forward to socializing, communicating, and teaching each and every child in my care!"
Debbie Esposito - Beginner Steps Daycare