Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
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Family Daycare

At teh family daycareOn our tour we talked to Cheryl Robinson to learn about the Family Daycare. Cheryl said that family daycares have been going on since women have been working.

When I step through the door, it’s quiet. Naptime. Depending on the day, there are one to seven kids in the house. The kids arrive at 8:00 am and leave at 4:30 or around that time. At first I felt grown-up to have those kids staring at me, but I got used to it.

My mom runs a family daycare at our house. Every day when I get home from school, about seven little one to four year olds greet me. At first I felt like the big kid, but after about three months I got used to it, and so did they.

On the porch on hot days they have water activities and the sensory table. In the sensory table Cheryl puts wool, water, toys beans, rice, flour. The daycare children touch and feel (sometimes eat) the things in the sensory table, hence the name.

At my mom’s daycare, she basically always serves organic food. She does this because she thinks that kids should know that their food does not just come from the grocery store. She makes their bread and pizza, and when she does go to the grocery store, she buys organic food.

In the backyard there is water play, sprinkler tag, etc. Outdoor recreation.

At pick-up time the parents like to talk to each other and hang out.
A family daycare is a household community

Personalized towels,
Room to play,
Things to see,
Things to touch,
Baby chickens.
Isn’t daycare fun?


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