My mission is to offer a positive, child-centered environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, self-control, and independence where children can learn and practice problem solving while interacting with peers and caregiver, becoming competent and confident. Dawn's Daycare offers a inquiry based curriculum for educating infants, toddlers and preschool age children to learn foundational life skills. My environment is designed to incorporate cognitive skills, language, culture, music, small and large motor skills, nutrition, safety and self-regulation. These elements explored by the children as their interests guide them will develop confidence and competence. As an educated family child care provider, I support and nurture the families I serve. Dawn's Daycare welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your most precious gift, "Our Children".
My Vision for Dawn's Daycare is that the children I serve will learn and grow to be curious, independent and productive citizens of their community.
Children 12 months to 5 years are currently being enrolled at $175/week.
Infants 6 weeks - 12 months are $185/week. Fee reduces upon 1st birthday to the current weekly rate.
Dawn's Daycare offers 1200 sq/ft of space exclusively for child care. Our layout is flexible for the ages and stages of children enrolled at any given time. Easy access to our large, shaded backyard offers year-round outdoor experiences for all ages.
Do you offer a discount for multiple children enrolled from the same family?
No, I do not offer discounts for multiple children enrolled. When a children enrolls in my program, their fee upon enrollment remains the same until the child leaves for kindergarten.
I recommend reading my policy handbook for a better understanding of the program I offer. If you are looking for a program where your children will bring home crafts and worksheets as some sort of 'proof' that they are learning, I assure you I am NOT the program you are looking for. I stand firm in my practice to provide a place for children to explore as their interests lead them!
As your child develops and grows, you want to be certain they are gaining the skills and knowledge they will need to become successful in kindergarten and beyond. I believe in a child led and inquiry based curriculum that is unique for each child and where they are in their developmental journey. To assess their progress I offer the ASQ Assessment tool. This tool is designed to screen children between the ages of 1 month and 66 months. Although there are many developmental assessment tools available, I chose the ASQ due to its having met received the Measurement Tools Rating of "A - Pyschometrics Well-Demonstrated" based on the published, peer-reviewed research available.
I believe and research shows that strong relationships between families and caregiver create an environment in which children thrive! I believe in open communication between parents and caregiver in order to work through and avoid problems. I use the BrightWheel App for communicating daily care, routines, accomplishments, and pictures to parents while their child is in my care. The app is free to all families enrolled in my program.
I look forward to sharing what Dawn's Daycare has to offer you as a potential client! Contact me and let's visit!
I welcome the opportunity to visit with you, so feel free to contact me for an after-hours appointment.
360 NW Walnut Ave, Earlham, IA 50072, US
06:30 am – 05:30 pm