Ellen's Home Daycare
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Play-Based Learning
Play is at the heart of my daycare.  I will provide your child an indoor and outdoor space that is designed for children, is safe and clean, and where she or he can freely explore, grow, and learn through play.  

Young children learn best through play and by "doing." I believe that learning should be a fun and exciting experience.  Our daily schedule is flexible and relaxing. Each child is given the opportunity to develop at his or her own pace.  

Activities include:
  • Sensory Play
  • Outdoor Play
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Routines

  • Singing
  • Pretend
  • Dress-up
  • Story-time
  • Colors
  • Circle Time
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Chores/Responsibility
  • Counting
“Children learn 
as they play. 
Most importantly, 
in play children learn  
     how to learn.” 

– O. Fred Donaldson

Young children need routines in their lives to help them feel secure and to understand what to expect next. This is our schedule*, and what our day will look like: 

Daycare is open from 7:30am-5:30pm; parents may drop-off/pick-up within this time frame
7:30 am -----   Breakfast      
8:00 -------  Free Play      
9:00  am -----  Activity for the Day      
9:00  am -----  Morning Snack     
10:00 am ----   Outdoor Play     
11:30 am  ----  Lunch     
12:30 noon---- Nap time       
3:30 pm -----  Outdoor Play       
4:30 pm -----  Free Play       
5:00 pm ----   Pick Up Time       
5:30 pm ----   Daycare Closed
Daily Schedule



Newborn to 24 months
Full/Part Time: $90/day
or $450/week

2-3 yrs old
Full/Part Time: $80/day