Truths About Home Daycare

Truths About Home Daycare

There are so many amazing childcare or daycare providers out there to choose from. Most Providers love what they do and couldn’t imagine doing any other job.  Pooh Bear’s Daycare in Manassas Park, VA is one of those amazing home daycare’s every parent is looking for when registering their child in a daycare center or family daycare home.  Call Us @ (571) 217-8694 for more details.

Some Truths about home daycare:

1) Most Families form tight bonds with their daycare providers.

2) Home daycare is different than center care. The children in home daycare are treated normally as part of the family and get more one-on-one care that cannot be provided in large programs and child care facilities.

3) The daycare provider’s day doesn’t end when the kids leave.

4) During business hours, a daycare provider rarely has time to complete all daycare tasks. Most providers are with children all day, with most working upwards of 10 hrs per day. They don’t have time to do supply runs, prepare all activities, and lesson plans, or prep meals when kids are running around. This is done normally outside of the daycare’s normal business hours e.g., wiping down toys and equipment, cleaning messes from the day, scrubbing down bathrooms, and doing dishes or laundry and much more. These tasks add up to hundreds of hours a year spent working when the kids aren’t present.

6) All children are a priority to the home daycare provider where smaller group sizes and multiple ages encourage quick learning.

7) Child care providers in the home daycare are more than just stay-at-home moms and Home daycare providers are not a parent’s employee. They run a business and are not just their babysitters.

Summer Break

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Summer Break 2019

With Summer Break just around the corner starting in mid June, many parents are wondering what types of activities their children can do this summer while they’re away from school to keep them learning and entertained during summer break.

Research shows that over the summer break, children can lose about two months’ worth of math skills. Really?  While a short two or three weeks in December for Christmas break doesn’t have the same impact.  That’s why we’ve listed a few ideas to keep your child sharp while having fun over the summer break.


#1 Take a Day Trip

Explore the city and metropolitan area and find some new local adventures. Washington DC

  • Take a day trip to Washington D.C.  Visit Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local food flavors – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out all the things to do, places to eat and ways to stay.


  • Kings DominionChoose to have so many fun things to do at Kings Dominion, Virginia’s premier amusement park!  With so many things to see, you’ll need more than one day to enjoy it.  


  • Visit Washington/Baltimore’s biggest, most popular family attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities at Six Flags America (Upper Marlboro, MD)Six Flags America

During the school year, it might be challenging to reserve time for these trips, but they can be educational, rewarding, and fun for the whole family during summer break.


#2 Build Something

If your child is a little older, maybe a DIY project is the perfect activity for the summer break. Building is the foundation for engineering, whether your child uses legos, clay, or learning computer code for children.

The summer is a rejuvenating time of year that give families time to make new memories and have great fun times.  However, for parents looking for ways to spend time during the break with their children while still working sometimes 5 days a week…it can be challenging to searching for ways to expand their children’s opportunity for learning, and while still having fun during summer break.

At Pooh Bear’s Daycare, we offer so much more than the typical ordinary daycare.  Our summer days are filled with fun in the sun activities including picnics, swimming at the pool, arts & crafts, and much more.


We serve fresh daily a nutritious breakfast, lunch and both a morning and afternoon snacks daily including plenty of ice cream and cold popsicle’s for your child(ren) during Virginia’s hot summer days! 


If you have any questions about our family home daycare, including infant care, toddler & elementary school age childcare, give us a call at (571) 217-8694 to schedule a visit or register your children for summer break daycare services in Manassas Park or surrounding Manassas, VA area.