We believe in open communication between parents and our team members.
While our days are structured, there is also plenty of opportunity for free play. We believe children learn through play and it encourages creativity and the use of their imagination
We believe in positive guidance to help children learn the skills needed to problem solve which will also help develop independence and self confidence
We are located on 2.5 acres
Fenced play area with a sandbox and lots of toys
Our days are filled with crafts, games, stories, baking, music, circle time, and group activity as well as free play.
8:00 - 10:00
Free play / Craft / Circle time or Group activity
10:00 - 10:30
Wash up & have snack
10:30 - 11:30
Outside play (include free play as well as group games)
11:30 - 12:15
Wash up and lunch
12:15 - 12:30
Clean up after lunch and get ready for story
12:30 - 1:00
Story time and get ready for quite time/nap time/bathroom and diaper change
1:00 - 2:30
Quite time and Nap time
2:30 - 3:00
Get kids up from nap / have snack / pack up lunches, crafts etc to go home with kids
3:00 - 4:15
Free play or group activity (circle time / parachute / games / science experiment / educational and learning games / Felt Board Stories etc)
4:15 - 5:00
Clean up for the day / quite activity (story, puzzles etc) or play outside until parents arrive.
Meet the Team
I have always loved being with children and from a very early age I knew that I wanted to work in the child care field. When I had my own two children, who are now young adults, I decided to open my daycare. I took the necessary courses and opened my Licensed Family Day Care in 1996. As well as the experience I have gained through the years, I continue to further my training by attending workshops and programs each year. While our days are structured, children will learn through free play and I encourage them to use their imagination. It is very important that children feel loved and comfortable while in my care and make themselves at home. Children want to have fun and learn. One of the greatest rewards is that an adult, who as a child was cared for at Tiny Friends, comes back to visit and talks about all the things they loved about my daycare and the good memories. I am very happy I am able to do what I love most as a career, and to work each day to provide the best care for your child when they are away from you.
Carmen’s daycare caregiver career began 2012. Carmen has a real passion to work with children. She began working at Tiny Friends this year and loves to be able to give the care she wants to to the children at Tiny Friends. Carmen is very compassionate towards childrens feelings and listens to them when they have hurt feelings. She loves to share laughter and giggles with the children and the children are comfortable they have a friend like Carmen they trust to share their feelings with.
Carmen loves the outdoors and likes to go camping or go for a walk sometimes just to see the beautiful world she lives in. Carmen loves to travel and to see new places. Carmen is a strong asset to the care which is given at Tiny Friends Daycare.