On 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
Room to play,
Things to see,
Things to touch,
Isn’t daycare fun?