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.

Best Home Child Care in Manassas Park

 Best Home Child Care in Manassas Park


Best Home Child Care in Manassas Park, VA – Pooh Bear’s Daycare


Looking to find the Best Home Child Care in Manassas Park, VA surrounding area?  Pooh Bear’s Daycare is at your Service!  Check Us Out on our website and to learn more about our Family Daycare Home.  Compare Our Best Rates, customer reviews, and schedule a tour today with our experienced staff to discuss more details about our early childhood educational learning your infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children.  We’re open Mon – Fri, 6:00 am to 6:30 pm.  So what are you waiting for?  Pick up the phone and call Pooh Bear’s Daycare Today @ (571) 217-8694.

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Infant & Toddler Child Care

Infant & Toddler Child Care  Infant & Toddler Child Care @ Pooh Bear's Daycare

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Providing Child Care for infants and toddlers in various age groups is pretty common today in family home daycare’s.  Facts show that it can be very challenging to provide quality care when the right environment is not established or designed to care for mixed age groups of children.

Daycare Provider’s to succeed must have sound supervisory skills and methods to properly monitor the older children (toddlers) around younger children and infants in the daycare.  It’s important to have aged appropriate toys and learning manipulates for preschoolers as these may not be appropriate for younger infants or toddlers.  Safety is always key when selecting toys and learning devices for use in the daycare as there are so many things that can easily become a choking hazard.

Daycare Provider’s providing Infant & Toddler Child Care must carefully plan and provide the right learning environments and play areas in the daycare to safely operate and maintain 100% oversight during operating hours.  Providing Professional Infant & Toddler Child Care isn’t easy.

Today’s childcare centers and family daycare homes are required to have separate spaces that are designed or configured to meet the child care needs of  infants and toddlers.  In Child Care facilities most are set up with areas for infant and toddlers with children’s ages between the ages of 0-24 months of age.  Other areas provided are normally established for older toddlers i.e., three and four year old, pre-school age children, and school aged children attending elementary schools.

In daycare family homes, spaces may be different than a commercial environment that can offer a more warm close family personal space however, it’s important to still provide adequate areas and square footage in the home for sleeping, cribs, Knapp time mats, playpens, crawling spaces for free play, enough areas in the home for toddlers to master walking, and of course separate places for diapering, feeding, dressing, and other daycare activities.

In large and mid-sized child care centers, daycare providers providing special places designated just for infants and toddler care can be sumptuousness for the child and the caregiver.  However, in family daycare homes providing adequate spaces/areas caring for a mixed age group of children, can also be just as gorgeous.  Family daycare homes can be modified with personal charm when the daycare provider takes the time to properly plan to establish areas with everything required to meet the developmental needs of all infants and toddlers in a daycare.

At Pooh Bear’s Daycare… Infant & Toddler Child Care is OUR MISSION and What We Do.  We have taken the time to properly plan for quality care and use these components to establish professional, fun, loving, child group care:

  • ensuring manageable group sizes i.e., 3 to 1 for more one-on-one personal child care
  • providing a quality physical environment to stimulate rapid early childhood development and learning
  • establishing primary care giving duties to accomplish daily activities
  • fostering nurturing child care principals for children
  • promoting growth and development continuity to all children
  • establishing and meeting the personal needs of the children

As you can see from above, there are a lot of factors that contribute to providing professional and quality care for all children.  Call Pooh Bear’s Daycare Today, ph:  571.217.8694, that’s our mission and What WE DO!

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Summer Daycare?

Summer Daycare

Summer Daycare | Finding the right Child Care during the Summer!

Attention Parent’s…Summer will be here before you know it.  Actually, the First Day of Summer “The Summer Solstice” falls on Wednesday, June 21, at 12:24 A.M. EDT.  Who really cares right?

But what does it really mean for you?  We know for many parents its that time of the year to find the right child care, summer daycare, summer camp, or activity for their child(ren) during the summer break while having to continue work the dreaded 40 hour week.

Pooh Bear's DaycareAt Pooh Bear’s Daycare in Manassas Park, VA…We are here to help you in offering our affordable Family Home Daycare Services for your child(ren).  Our little ones are counting down the days until school lets out in mid June and looking forward to fun, warm, and sunny days ahead.  However, for the parent(s) we know that this time of year, families need to schedule/find anywhere from eight (8) to ten (10) hours a day the right child care for their children.

We also know, Summer Time isn’t only a difficult time to plan or arrange child care, it is also the most expensive part of the year for many parents child care budget.

The average family spends up to $7,000 per child during the summer months.  That’s normally half of their annual child care budget in many cases!  This Fact…means parents are looking if they can plan great child care for children and find ways to cut back on  these high summer fees.  Another Fact, in this 2017 economy, it wasn’t surprising to see studies indicating that 75% percent of parents planned on finding money-saving alternatives this year for professional daycare services offering a safe, loving, nurturing, environment where the child can have fun this summer.

Solution:  Pooh Bear’s Daycare located in Manassas Park, VA.   Conveniently located near Generals Ridge Golf Course & Signal Hill Park

We’re at your service Mon – Fri, 6:00 am to 6:30 pm.

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