Tootsie's Teeny Tots Childcare, Herndon

Based on 4 reviews

About

My name is Catherine. I've been a childcare professional in the Washington DC area for nine years. I am First Aid CPR/AED and DHO trained and certified. I believe the first three years are the most formative years in a child's development. They learn through touch, smell, feel and sight. Children love learning and exploring the world around them. They enthusiastically use their senses to purposefully explore everything they can. Our curriculum is not just about the story we read, what art projects are made, or what project we made. We are about activities like crawling, walking, climbing, jumping, running, throwing, catching and balancing which in turn will develop gross motor skills. Once your little ones develop these skills they can gain fine motor skills such as building with blocks, drawing, stringing beads and painting which will in turn help develop hand-eye coordination and their sense of direction. These are the same skills that are needed for reading, writing, and math. This will assist in building a strong foundation for growth. Tootsie's Teeny Tots Childcare offers a spacious area for group interaction and learning so your child gains social skills as they develop academically. Child safety is very important to us at Tootsie's Teeny Tots, therefore our home has all the child safety measures taken. We are state-permitted home childcare, which means background checks, home safety checks with Social Service and Fire Marshall were completed. Outside play areas are fenced and well maintained to ensure your child's safety. All our children are under 5 years old, to keep the group's interests similar. We have security measures that limit access to our daycare. Only authorized and approved family members and friends will be allowed to pick up your child. Our indoor air quality is specially protected with UV-Aire ultraviolet system which is installed in our HVAC system. It kills and reduces airborne germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi. This is an added benefit, especially in the flu season. We partnered with the USDA food program. Healthy and nutritious meals and snacks are provided to help your child to stay focused, active and grow strong. Tootsie's Teeny Tots use the Tadpoles program to stay in touch with parents via electronic daily reports. Our home is cleaned, sanitized thoroughly every day for the health and care of your child.
Disclaimer: the license was verified when this listing was created. We do our best to keep information up-to-date, but cannot guarantee that it is. You should verify the license status before enrolling in any child care program.

Parent Reviews

Sinling L.
Verified through Facebook
Posted 2 years ago
Overall
Facilities
Curriculum
Teachers
Safety
My son has been with Ms Catherine for 1+ years. She is a caring person and I am grateful for her taking care of my kid. He likes learning and also playing at the center. I will recommend her to other parents.
Response from the provider:
Thank you Sinling. You know how I feel about our little "man". ❤❤
Was this review helpful to you?
YesNo
Cindy X.
Verified Parent
Posted 4 years ago
Overall
Facilities
Curriculum
Teachers
Safety
Catherine was always kind and loving to my daughter . My daughter loved playing with Catherine's toys and in her beautiful yard . My daughter learned how to play with other children and learned manners. Catherine is a wonderful woman that truly understands children. I highly recommend her!!
Was this review helpful to you?
YesNo
Michele A.
Verified Parent
Posted 4 years ago
Overall
Facilities
Curriculum
Teachers
Safety
My 2 year old son has been with Catherine since the beginning of the year. Since being with Catherine, my son has thrived. His vocabulary is expanding and he surprises us every day with new words that he has learned. Catherine teaches through play and exploration and that has proven to be invaluable for my son. Although he thinks that he is just going for a walk or playing in the backyard, he is actually in the process of learning shapes, colors, and numbers. Catherine is creative in her teaching style. I would highly recommend Tootsies Teeny Tots!
1 out of 1 thinks this review is helpful
Was this review helpful to you?
YesNo
Danielle S.
Verified through Facebook
Posted 4 years ago
Overall
Facilities
Curriculum
Teachers
Safety
Catherine is full of energy and takes wonderful care of my 3 children. She has tons of toys, puzzles and games for indoor play and a fenced backyard with outdoor toys. They have outside play everyday along with indoor activities and creative learning. My kids often come home excited to tell me something new they have learned or about their adventures for the day. Catherine has become an important part of our lives and my children look forward to going to Ms. Catherine's everyday. I am thrilled with the level of care she provides for my children and highly recommend her others.
2 out of 2 think this review is helpful
Was this review helpful to you?
YesNo
Contact This Program For Free
Home-based
Hours
7:30am - 5:30pm
Ages
12 weeks - 5 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Fenced Facilities
  Playground
  Multipurpose Room
  iPads/Tablets
  Library
  Backyard
  Indoor Playroom
  Outdoor Play Area