The main goal of Sweet House family child care is to learn while having fun and improving social skills. We will be utilizing a variety of activities to accomplish this goal. Free play, reading, arts and crafts, music/singing, dancing, pretend play, puzzles and educational TV/videos are just some of the activities we will be doing. Using the computer as a tool, your child will learn things such as hand/eye coordination, letter and number recognition and colors. We have a variety of preschool programs we use to let the children learn at their own paces. We have a large fenced in yard complete with all the equipment necessary to improve large and small motor skills, balance, coordination, & imagination. We also have a special gardening area for children which help them to experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Meanwhile it is a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature. One of the other programs that we offer to children is kids’ yoga. Children can derive enormous benefits from yoga. This program help children to enhance their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Meanwhile, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. In sweet house, in order to meet the developmental requirements of each child, we set specific appropriate programs suitable for each age groups. Our age groups include infants (9 months to 1.5 years old), toddlers (1.5 to 3 years old), and young children (3 to 5 years old).

Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 Am to 5:30 PM

Infants – 9 Months to 18 Months

In this program, our staff offer a caring and stimulating environment to meet the needs of every child. We develop individual feeding schedules for each child, and also have a charting board for the parents to view at the end of the day. The infants spend time both indoors and outdoors where they are encouraged to explore their world in a safe and loving environment. Daily activities such as crafts, songs, games, and age appropriate educational toys all combine to provide the perfect atmosphere for growing minds and bodies.

Time Activity
7:30 -9:00 Arrival & Free Play
9:00-9:30 Morning Snack
9:30-10:00 Play Time in Infant's Room
10:00-10:15 Getting ready to go for outdoor activity
10:15-10:45 Morning Walk (weather permitting)
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch Time
12:00 - 12:30 Reading Story
12:30 - 2:30 Nap Time
2:30 - 3:30 Afternoon snack
3:30 - 4:30 Indoor Play Time
4:30 - 5:00 Outdoor play time
5:00 - 5:30 Clean up and departure

A deposit equivalent to one month’s fees is required at the time of registration, if you wish to withdraw or make changes from the program early, you must give a full 40 days notice in writing by the 1st day of the month prior to the change for a full refund of your deposit. Failure to do so will mean that your deposit is forfeited.

Toddlers - 18 to 30 Months

This program focuses on both the physical and mental development of our children. Toddlers have the freedom to explore through guidance, and social interactions in a safe and encouraging environment, where indoor and outdoor activities are planned every day. In this program, our staff is trained and dedicated to work on certain behaviors for the timely development of our children. Teaching basic table manners during snack and lunch time; helping develop and improve vocabulary and socializing skills of our toddlers; are a couple of such focuses of the staff. Following a busy morning, the children will have an opportunity to rest their bodies, and recuperate for approximately two hours every afternoon during nap time.

Time Activity
7:30 -9:00 Arrival & Free Play
9:00-9:15 Blocks, puzzles and play dough time
9:30 Morning Snack
9:45 Circle Time
10:15 Morning walk (weather permitting) or Arts & Crafts Time
11:00 Lunch Time
12:00-2:00 Nap Time
2:00-2:30 Play Time
3:00-3:30 Play Time in Infant’s Room
3:30-4:30 Outdoor games and activities
4:30 - 5 Clean Up

A deposit equivalent to one month’s fees is required at the time of registration, if you wish to withdraw or make changes from the program early, you must give a full 40 days notice in writing by the 1st day of the month prior to the change for a full refund of your deposit. Failure to do so will mean that your deposit is forfeited.

Young Adults – 3 to 5 years

Our young adults are ready to put their learning caps on. In this 3 to 5 stage, our staff is focused on working with the children by helping them progress through and achieve timely milestones with their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual developments. Children learn through role playing, begin to develop a strong set of problem solving skills, and start to express themselves better by using their words instead of actions. There is plenty of time for running, jumping, climbing, doing somersaults, and using their gross motor muscles as well. Children at this stage begin to name colures, are able to understand simple counting, and start to expand their vocabulary through reading, talking, and consistent communication with the teachers. All of these skills are presented in a fun-filled manner at the center, both indoors and outdoors.
Sweet house; is passionate about literacy and we understand the importance of introducing young children to books. We stimulate their excitement by always having a fresh assortment of books available and by taking seasonable or thematic books from the public library every week.
Our program helps children to develop in a number of areas:

1. Motor Skill Development: hands on activities, outdoor play, tossing and catching.
2. Cognitive Development: puzzles, games, recognizing shapes and colors.
3. Language Development: recognizing and forming letters and storytelling.

Time Activity
7:30 -9:00 Arrival & Free Play
9:00 -9:30 Morning Snack
9:30 -10:30 Morning Circle Time
10:30 -11:30 Program activity(sensory activities, science and nature, life studies)
11:30 -12:30 Lunch Time
12:30 - 1:00 Reading story book
1:00 - 2:30 Nap Time
2:30 -3:30 Afternoon Snack
3:30-4:30 Afternoon Circle Time (Songs, blocks, Puzzles and art)
4:30 - 5:00 Outdoor games and activities
5:00 - 5:30 Clean Up & Departure