Infant & Toddler Child Care

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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!

With Success in Mind,

Pooh Bear’s Daycare

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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Starting Daycare

starting daycare

Starting Daycare?

 

Sending your child to day care, whether it’s a daycare center or a family care home can be an anxious time for everyone, but there are ways to help make the transition to child care a smoother process for the whole family when starting daycare.

Preparing Toddlers for Daycare.

Preparation is the key for both the child and the Parent(s) when starting daycare.  Before formal care is to begin it is very important to start talking to your toddler early on about where he or she will be going, tell them how fun it will be and what they will do there during the day.  Take the time to explain to your child(ren) what the child care daily routine will be each day and to reassure them that Mommy or Daddy will always be with them to take them to daycare in the morning and there to pick them up in the afternoon.  Parent(s) don’t worry on what to say to your child when starting daycare… there are lots of parenting books available that can help tell stories about going to child care, or preschool daycare and use them as they may be a good introduction start before beginning child care.

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Daycare Tips for Smooth Child Pick-ups

Daycare Tips for Smooth Child Pick-ups

Daycare Tips for Smooth Child Pick-ups.

  1. Take a moment to connect with your child’s daycare staff members to understand your child’s day at daycare. It’s so important to pause and appreciate all the love and kindness they provide to your little ones each day.  Try to always ask time permitting even on good days and on the bad!
  2. Try to gather your child(ren)’s stuff first that needs to go home before you go to get your child(ren).  A simple school bag or backpack can make it easier to grab and storage things and give you “hands free” abilities when getting your children from the daycare.
  3.  Try the same tips for making your child(s) drop-off easier — allow yourself time to not be in a rush if possible.  But if you’ve had a rough day, try to remember to take a deep breath to shake it off before entering the  daycare home or center…even if it means you’ll be in a rush to get your child packed up and out the door.
  4.  Talk about what you’re going to do at home. When picking-up my child I often say, “let’s go home to see daddy!” and my daughter’s face lights up.  Sometimes maybe remember to have your child(s) favorite toy in the car waiting for them just in case he/she needs that little distraction to get them to go home with you and prevent them having problems leaving their friends at the daycare.
  5. Try yo have a consistent plan and stick to it. If you are willing to let your child(ren) keep playing for 15 minutes when you arrive that the daycare, great.  However, if you have some place to be, an appointment and can’t hang around, don’t dilly dally with your child.  Let your child(ren) know and stick to the plan.  Also, if you pick up your children after 5 p.m., presume your child will be hungry and remember to bring snacks for them especially if you have a long commute home ahead.

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2017 Daycare Registrations

2017 Daycare Registrations

2017 Daycare Registrations.

Openings Available for both Full & Part Time slots.  

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

Call Today (571) 217-8694 for more details on registering your child(ren) while positions are still available.

Pooh Bear’s Daycare combines early childhood development learning experiences and fun structured play in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment offering much more than just ordinary child care

  • Professional Staff
  • Reasonable Rates
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • CDA/VRFDH

Open 6:00am – 6:30pm, Monday-Friday