Loving, Nurturing, Experienced SAHM; Teacher Offering Holistic, Quality, Creative-Crafty-Artsy-Nature-Garden-Waldorf-Montessori-Experiential-Inspired Childcare/3:1 Ratio/18 m. & up/ 2-3 Days Per Week/ Some Weekends & Evenings Available/ Pay What You Can, Make Me an Offer!
Hello, I am a 27 year-old mother of a very happy two year-old boy. I am seeking two children to care for 2-3 days a week. There is some flexibility here on the days. We love to draw, paint, read, dance, go on walks, and visit the playground. Actually there is a playground right across from our town home! We have a small garden in our backyard where we will be growing flowers and veggies this Spring. We love nature-based and outside play. We also love to cruise in the stroller and go on a walk around the neighborhood or to a park for a picnic. Or hop on the bus and visit the library for Story Time. Since I became pregnant I have been studying and practicing both Waldorf and Montessori philosophy. Allow they are both so different, there are positives from both schools of thought. I love the Waldorf belief of teaching children to use their “hands, heart, and head,” and their encouragement of creativity and imaginative. Although I love Montessori learning activities and toys, we will be much less structured than a Montessori program (more like the “rhythm” of Waldorf programs). Basically, we are more play-based.
More about mwa…I am a responsible, conscious, patient, calm, and nurturing caregiver. I use positive redirection, and I do not ever use physical punishment or shaming. I practice mindful, contemplative parenting, and I do not have children watch TV or movies while in my care. I encourage children to be kind with one another and to practice manners. I live a holistic lifestyle -non-smoker, no drugs, and no alcohol. I taught Youth Gardening and Nutrition for the Denver Public School system, K-6th grade, for three years before moving to Boulder and becoming a mama. I am a single mother who has been a SAHM mom, since my son was born. To restore my emotional and physical energy, I have my son in a similar program three days per week. Three days all to myself allow me with time to plan and find fun activities, run errands, get organized, and rest, so I am able to be totally dedicated and present for my son (and your child!) the rest of the time. Even if you are not a single mom, I highly recommend that you give yourself a break!
I am not a licensed daycare, and I have no plans to be. Although, I love children, I will never have more than three children in my care at a time for a few days a week. Quality not quantity! My typical hours are 8AM – 6PM, three days per week. The tuition can be determined by your family’s income/situation. Make me an offer. If you are a single mom I can definitely work with your budget. There is much flexibility with the days and times. I am also available on some weekends/evenings for drop-in care starting at $8 ph. If you have a weekend job or evening job I may be able to accommodate your schedule.
Also, I am certified in “Mindfulness Based Parenting” (a 6 month program). And I am about to start the “Love and Logic Parenting” course. I am constantly educating myself about everything parenting oriented. Next month I am renewing my Infant/CPR certification, and I am certified at cooking safe with children through food safety standards and the Denver Fire Department. If interested let’s sit down for tea at my home and talk. Email me to set up a meeting time please and thank you!
“Our Rhythm”, room for change according to the needs of your child:
8AM-9: 15AM – Breakfast, Playtime
9AM-12PM – Outside Playtime, Mini-Field Trip, or Inside Play and Activities (weather)
Inside Play and Activities
9:15 -10AM – Body movement, dance, yoga, story time (also can take place outside)
10 AM – snack
10 -11PM- Art time
11PM-12PM – Playtime
12PM – Lunch Set-Up & “Cooking” Together
12:30 – 1PM – Lunch, followed by Teatime
1PM – Story time in the Calm Room
1PM-3PM – Naptime or Calm time
3 or 3:30 PM – 4 PM – Indoor or Outdoor Playtime
4PM – snack
4PM-6PM – Montessori play, calming play
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