I believe that all children should be given the opportunity to grow in a safe and nurturing environment. I believe self-esteem is the critical component to optimal growth in every young child, which is why I focus on socialization, self-help skills, and cooperation. I give every child the opportunity to explore and experiment, and create at their own pace in a healthy environment and within the community we live. My objective is not only to provide a happy safe place for children, but to encourage social skills and broaden their educational horizons. I strive to provide a warm, secure setting where each child can develop to his or her own potential; socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
My program is based on the following important beliefs:
Process is more important than product.
Children learn by doing.
The creativity of each child must be promoted at all times.
Each child and family has individual needs.
The main focus of my program is around the developmental needs of each individual child. I accept each child at his or her own developmental level and encourage them to expand their horizons through a variety of learning experiences both in the home and in the community. Very young children learn best through play. Special emphasis is placed upon providing activities that build each child's self esteem, provide opportunities for success, and encourage positive interaction with other children and adults.
My program is committed to providing a healthy atmosphere and a strong curriculum that includes: language experiences, creative play, math, science, discovery, technology, art, physical development, self-help skill acquisition, healthy eating, and social development. There will be ample opportunities for development of critical thinking through providing choices, problem solving, discovery and emergent learning. When planning my curriculum, I will provide experiences that reflect the child and their family interests, hobbies, cultures, and languages, all in which the children can individually expand on.
I believe you will find my Day Care Home is a happy, safe and nurturing place for children of all ages. Each child will receive love, individual attention, encouragement and self-assurance in an atmosphere that is above all respectful of their needs.
Julie A. Ryan
Non-discrimination : Julie's Home Daycare does not discriminate in any way based on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.