Welcome to Wee One’s Preschool & Child Care.We would like to thank you for taking time to consider Wee One’s to meet your child’s daily care, development, and education needs.Wee One’s Preschool & Child Care is a licensed in-home child care, serving family’s child care needs since 2002.We care for children from birth through five years old, Monday through Friday 6:30am to 6:00pm.
As you search for child care, you may have already noticed that there are two basic types of licensed child care facilities, child care centers and licensed in-home providers.You may be asking yourself “what’s the difference” and “which is better for my child”?
Child Care centerscan be owned / operated by a school, church, corporation, or a private owner.Child care centers typically have a large number of children that are grouped by age into classrooms.The number of children in each classroom varies based on the age of the group. For instance, an infant room can have up to eight babies together with two teachers.A toddler classroom can have up to fourteen little ones with two teachers.And a preschool age classroom can have as many as twenty children in one room together, again with only two teachers.Child care centers tend to be very structured and look and feel more like a school.
Licensed In-Home facilitiesare located directly inside of the child care provider’s home.For the most part , in-home child care facilities look and feel more like your own home.The child care environment is integrated into the provider’s house.Children may play in the living room, eat at the kitchen table, and play outside in the back yard.The number of children allowed in an in-home facility is dramatically smaller than in a big center.A licensed in-home child care provider can have up to six children by themselves, but only two of those children can be under the age of two years old.If the provider has an assistant or co-provider, then the facility can have up to twelve children, but only four of those twelve children can be under the age of two years old. Typically, most in-home providers have all of the children together, more like a family.
In choosing your child’s day care, these are key factors to consider.Centers are big and at times impersonal.There are many different teachers that seem to come and go.Consistency and good communication can be a challenge for families in a big child care center.Child care centers often will have a more structured learning program or curriculum for the children.In-home facilities feel much more like home.They tend to be smaller and less structured than centers.This can be a good thing or not.Having a mixed age group of as many as six children by yourself can get very busy at times.In-home providers that have an assistant or a co-provider tend to be more structured and organized. The ability to provide a structured learning curriculum in an in-home facility is challenging with all of the children mixed together, but not impossible.In either type of facility, by visiting and listening to your “gut” will help you gauge what type of facility is best for your child and family needs.
At Wee One’s Preschool & Child Care, we have taken the best aspects of both a child care center and an in-home and blended them together.Here are a few points about our facility that we are proud of.
Our overall group size is small, relaxed and calming.We have space for four children under the age of two years old and eight children from age two through five years old with two primary care providers.We do not have a program for school age children.We have decided to specialize in early childhood care and education and let other great programs such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and other school based programs be the experts in after school care.
We do divide our children into classrooms.To be able to offer children activities and a program that is age appropriate, we separate our children into classrooms based upon their age.In the front of the house is our nursery.The nursery is desinged for up to four children age birth through two years old.The environment is soft, cozy, soothing, and nurturing.There is ample space for crawling, rolling and playing on soft, regularly cleaned carpet.The nursery and other rooms in the front of the house is a “shoes off” area to help keep the carpet clean and safe for our babies.In the back of the house is our preschool classroom for children age two through five years old.The preschool classroom is arranged based on age appropriate learning centers.Preschool children can build a zoo in block area, cook pretend breakfast in housekeeping, or read a book in library.There are also a wide variety of age appropriate puzzles, and manipulative for children to choose.
Our program is educationally rich.In addition to the learning centers, we have daily circletime, music, art, and theme based curriculum time.We work with each child to learn both uppercase and lowercase letter identification, phonics, letter printing, counting, and other skills needed to be ready for kindergarten.Our goal is to help your child acquire all the skills they will need to be successful on their first day of kindergarten and beyond.We have recently begun using educational applications on the Ipad to support and enrich our learning program.
Our backyard is like a park playground.In 2009 we renovated our playground and added several nice features that make it usable year round.The playground is divided into two areas, grass and sidewalk.The grass side of the playground offers lots of room for running, a rock climbing wall, slide, tetherball, caterpillar climbing tunnel.The sidewalk portion is designed for riding trikes and scooters in a loop, spring riding toys similar to those at your local park, and a child size basketball hoop.Our preschool children go outside year round.
We are professional and reliable.We have been in the early childhood field for over twenty three years.Parents entrust their most precious treasure, their child into our care each day.Professionalism and dependability are the cornerstone of Wee One’s.Many of our families enroll their child when they are babies and stay with us until they leave for kindergarten.When you are ready to check references, let us know.We will have other Wee One’s families contact you to personally and privately speak with you, answer any questions you may have, and share their own experiences here at Wee One’s.We find that this is a more meaningful and beneficial way of giving a reference rather than written letters.
NEW - Children's Learning Garden
In the Summer of 2014, we were pleased to open our Children's Learning Garden located on the west side of our facility. Our 400 square foot paved garden area has two raised planting boxes and several smaller planting containers at just the right height for young gardeners to plant, water, and harvest not only various herbs, berries and vegetables, but more importantly to richly cultivate their interest in how foods we eat are grown.
Raised planting beds
Digging just the right sized hole
Learning how bees and butterflies help our garden grow
Water helps our plants grow big!
Harvesting mint for snack
Cauliflower and peppers for lunch. Yummy!!!
I love broccoli!
Wow! That's a lot of peppers.
We would invite you to take a look around our website.Visit our online Parent Handbook for a comprehensive look at our care policies and practices.In the Our Curriculum tab, there is a complete listing of our curriculum themes, a sample daily schedule, and information about the nursery’s program.If you would like to take a closer look at what we do here at Wee One’s Preschool & Child Care, please contact us at (253) 272-7594 to arrange a tour.
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