Crayons & More Family Daycare, St. Paul

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Philosophy Statement

Our program helps children learn and develop by treating each child in our care as an individual and teaching the whole child according to the ECIP’s (Early Childhood Indicators of Progress). One of our goals is making learning FUN for the children in our program as we provide them with the necessary skills they need to be successful not only in school, but throughout their life which is our number one goal for all the children in our program.

Hi, my name is Tammy & I’ve been doing licensed daycare for 20 years. I’m located on the East Side of St. Paul – off of Hwy 94 & White Bear Ave or Hwy 61 & Burns Ave – Near Downtown St. Paul. My hours of operation are from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday). I have 1 full-time helper & 3 part-time helpers who help during field trips & vacations. So, there is no need to find alternative childcare when the provider goes on vacation because I have helpers ready to step in so my program does not need to close.

The provider & ALL helpers have completed all the necessary training – CPR & First Aid certified, SUIDS/Abusive Head Trauma & Child Passenger Safety since we sometimes transport children in our vehicles. The provider & full-time helper also completes an additional 15 to 20 hours of Child Development education classes each year. My program participates in the Providers Choice Food Program, so there is no need to worry that your child is not eating nutritious meals.

Our family childcare preschool program is focused on Kindergarten Readiness using lots of FUN activities to teach our children. Our program has recently changed our curriculum to "The Creative Curriculum", restructuring my lesson plans to teach the whole child according to the ECIP’s. Observations & Assessments are done on ALL children several times a year. These observations & assessments are used to help the teachers/parents know the areas in which a child excels in & areas they may needs help in.

My preschool program just received its Parent Aware 4 Star Rating (The Highest Rating) in 06/2016. Our children do not even know we are teaching them with all the activities we do daily. All they know is that they are having lots of FUN every day they are here. During the summer we take our children on field trips, exposing them to more FUN things to do as they learn. Some of the field trips we have taking the children on this year are: Children’s Museum, Science Museum, Train Museum, Como Planetarium, Farmers Market in Mpls & Picnic at Lake Elmo. I can honestly say our program is now better equipped to provide the necessary skills our children need for a successful future.

I have a fenced in play area which as been totally renovated with ALL new equipment, including a new shed which is used as a playhouse. Our children LOVE the new playground. In fact, our children call our new playground "The Park". My program is a smoke FREE environment & we do accept Child Care Assistance.

So, if you are looking for a FUN, LOVING & SAFE place to drop off your children in the morning where they will have lots of FUN as they learn all the skills they will need to be successful in school & throughout their life, check out my website: [redacted]. Be sure to review our weekly menu's, lesson plans & pictures so you can get a better understanding of what my program has to offer you and your child. Trust me; you will be glad you did.

If you are ready to set up a time to tour our program & to discuss your childcare needs then I can be reached at e-mail: [redacted] or call at [redacted]. We look forward to hearing from you. Tammy

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Home-based Daycare
6 weeks - 10 years
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