3308 - 46th AVE. N.
ROBBINSDALE MN.
763- 536-9816 or EMAIL at

carepro63@yahoo.com
Monday - Friday  

7:30 am. - 5:00pm
.
Quality Childcare

"Quality Child Care is not measured by the fees that
are paid, but by the Quality of care given. I provide
Quality Child Care. Quality Child Care is NOT
Expensive It’s Priceless!"



I BELIEVE IN A SIMPLE LIFE!!

CHILDREN NEED TO HAVE FREE CHOICE TO
DEVELOP GOOD DECISION MAKING SKILLS.   THE
FIRST 5 YEARS ARE CRITICAL IN A CHILD'S ALL
AROUND DEVELOPMENT.   I CREATE AN
ENVIRONMENT OF LOVE, SAFETY, FREE CHOICE  
GOOD DECISION MAKING AND COMMUNICATION
SKILLS FOR ALL AGES.  WHEN CHILDREN ARE IN MY
HOME THEY'RE AT HOME.

JACKIE
PRESCHOOL
3 - 5 YEAR OLDS
I USE REDEEMER LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL
THIS IS  A  PERSONAL OPTION AND AT THE EXPENSE OF THE
PARENT. I DO RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED PRICE.
I  WILL DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP.

PRESCHOOL  HOURS:
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
9:00AM.-11:30AM.
3, 4 ,AND 5 YEAR OLDS

TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
CALL
VERNA WITT
@
763-533-2564

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church and Preschool                    
4201 Regent Ave N. Robbinsdale, MN  55422

THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM TO INTRODUCE YOUR YOUNG CHILDREN TO A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT.  
JACKIE'S
LICENSED
DAYCARE
2
6 YEARS EXPERIENCE
SERVING DISTRICT 281
SCHOOLS:

LAKEVIEW ELEM.
SACRED HEART
FAIR
LANGUAGE IMMERSION
SANDBURG JR. HIGH
26YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
PROVIDING QUALITY
CHILD
CARE
MOTHER OF:
3 ADULT CHILDREN
&
1 - DOGS  (Buddy)
        
CERTIFIED IN CHILD
DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER OF
MINNESOTA
PROVIDERS NUTRITION
NETWORK
Dear Parents

Mary had a little lamb,
she also had the flu.
And when she left my day care,
the others had it too.
So anytime your child is sick,
please keep her home with you.
Then the children in my care
will be happier and healthier too!
~ Author Unknown ~
A Child Care Provider. .
. . .

Gives hugs and kisses and
fixes "boo-boo's";
Keeps a record of your child's
attendance;
Plans nutritious meals and
snacks
around Canada's Food Guide;
Keeps parents informed of
their child's
progress on a daily basis;
Laughs at all their silly
Knock-Knock jokes!
Doesn't laugh when a child is
trying to be serious;
Can tell you at any given
moment what a parent owes
her!
Wipes spills and mops the
floor;
Keeps a record of all expenses
for tax purposes;
Encourages individuality in
each child;
Shops for food and art
supplies;
Colors, paints and glues;
Cleans up after coloring,
painting and gluing!
Provides age appropriate
activities for the children;
Prepares lunch and two snacks
each day;
Cleans up after lunch and two
snacks each day!
Is prepared for unannounced
visits from
the Licensing Department;
Offers a drink to a thirsty child;
Changes diapers and clothing
when soiled;
Helps children respect the
personal feelings
and property of others;
Plans a flexible daily program
that responds to the
needs and interests of the
children
Gives snuggles and cuddles
whenever they are needed
Encourages good behavior and
redirects when necessary
Schedules and practices
monthly Fire Drills
Finds missing puzzle pieces
and fixes broken toys
Settles an argument over a
favored toy!
Plans her day around other
families schedules
Promotes good health and
safety habits
Maintains a safe, clean and
tidy home environment
Builds giant skyscrapers with
lego and duplo
Gives praise and recognition
for a job well done!
Dries tears and chases away
fears
Promotes creativity in all
children
Attends seminars and special
training
sessions to enhance skills
Plans special days for
children's birthdays
and holidays
Sings nursery rhymes and
other silly songs
Sings the "Cleanup Song" over
and over and over....
Plays games and "let's
pretend"
Reads a favorite story
Answers the proverbial
question "Why?"
a hundred times a day!
Encourages self-help skills
Helps a child learn self control
Uses quiet and respectful
tones when angry
Watches a puppet show and
applauds
in all the right places!
During nap time, plans
activities for tomorrow,
as she gulps down her lunch!
Maintains a current First Aid
Certificate for
Emergency Child Care
Encourages family to
participate in her program
Is a great listener for parents
who are in need of reassurance
Attends meetings of the local
Child Care Resource and
Referral Office
Gives rides in the wagon and
pushes on the swing!
And somehow through all of
this,
finds the time for her own
family
at the end of a busy day!
~ Author Unknown ~
INFANTS

TODDLERS

PRESCHOOL

&

BEFORE AND
AFTER
SCHOOL  

THIS NEXT SECTION IS HOW WE RUN THINGS HERE  

Let’s talk about what you need to do to keep your child enjoying his day care experience. First of all he or she needs to
have the proper attire for play: Shoes that they are able to take off and put on without much trouble. (Please make sure
they are not too tight.) Make sure they have clothes that reflect our weather.  I suggest you get washable tennis shoes since I
am a firm believer in playing outdoors, fresh air, running and outdoor exercise is just wonderful for them. And we have just
the yard for it. Big and spacious play areas. Lots of equipment. Plenty of variety. The environment is safe and protected.

My philosophy is as follows  

Children learn through play. I try to provide as many opportunities for them to "discover" things about the world they live
in but I do not interfere or interpret what they discover for them, instead I ask them what they have learned. Children are
really very bright and do not need to be talked down to but treated as special little individuals with much to share.
Each child brings a new and exciting personality to my day care and I try not to stifle their personality but to nurture it and
only help them with 'socialization' skills, and to guide them in areas where they all need guidance. My teaching is limited as
far as structure goes. I provide art supplies for them to experiment with, I teach them how to use the tools they will be using
when they get to school. It is not necessary for them to 'learn' anything except their names, address & phone, color
identification & recognizing letters of the alphabet before attending Kindergarten. I do not want to push them into learning
when this will be a kindergarten process anyway. My goals are to "prepare" them for kindergarten by helping them
understand how to let other children have turns, respect one another and obedience to authority.
We try to keep a learning environment here. We experiment with different aspects all the time. We ask a lot of
questions.;....."Why do you think the leaves fall off the trees when it gets cold? How come ducks can stay dry when they are
in the water? Why do you think mommy doesn't want you to talk to strangers? " I have them tell me stories too. Be sure to
enjoy your children in the evening as much as I do during the daytime. I try to give them a rest period every day so that
they can spend some quality time with their parents without being all worn out from the day. However sometimes we aren't
able to. Try to spend a little time reading to them in the evening to relax them. They like to talk about the books that
mommy or daddy reads to them at home. Don't forget to make time for them.


                             
Child Care Goals

                        To prepare children for their future:
                     Enable children to follow simple directions
             Teach children when it is appropriate to sit and listen.
Give children concrete knowledge that will enable them to visualize concepts taught at school.
                  Encourage a love of music and books.
        Enable each child to be self-confident, and to have
                                    self respect.
                Help children verbalize needs and ideas.
  Teach the children to work out differences using language.
                     Teach respect for others’ differences.
Teach the children to have a sense of wonder and to think about the things around them.
    Have each child enjoy their childhood to the fullest by encouraging:
                             Each child to laugh.
                          Each child to have fun.
Each child to experiment and to have the self-confidence to make mistakes.


MEALS & FOOD

Breakfast, lunch, and pm snack will be provided.  I belong on the food program, which insures your child gets a well-
balanced meal and snack.  If child is arriving after the scheduled lunchtime, be sure your child has already eaten. Do not
bring candy or gum. Parents are welcome to bring cupcakes or cake for child's birthday celebration.
I will provide breakfast between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. Our lunch period is between 11:00am & 11:30am. Afternoon snack is
3:00 pm.


ILLNESS POLICY

I do not care for children who are feverish. If they have thrown up or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours please keep
them home. If they have a green discharge from their nose they must be on an anti-biotic for 24 hours before they can
attend. Please be more considerate of the other children. I am going to crack down on this because there has been too much
sickness lately. You have to keep sick children at home, please. You would expect the same from the other parents, I am
sure. If your child is not feeling well don't give them  Tylenol to mask their symptoms . If your child throws up the night
before and seems fine the next day, he is still contagious to the others. You must wait 24 hours. They all use the same toilet.
They are very affectionate with each other and it is very difficult to keep a sick child from infecting everyone else. When I
am sick, my substitute caregiver is my Husband Dave.

ILLNESSES

The provider will not accept the child for care if any of the above symptoms are present or have been present within the last
24 hours. If the child shows any if the above symptoms while in care, the provider will remove the child from the group and
notify the parent or authorized adult to pick up the child. Parents have one hour from time of notification to pick up the
child.
The child may return 24 hours after a temperature has returned to normal, 24 hours after the child is no longer vomiting, or
24-48 hours, depending upon the illness, after the first dose of an antibiotic.
The child is welcome when they have only a mild cold( e.g. runny nose or mild cough), but is able to participate in the day's
activities.
The parents agree to keep their child's immunizations up to date in accordance with the laws of the state. Verification by
child's doctor will be required yearly.


Medications

Provider will administer oral medications. All medications must be brought in original containers. Parents will be required
to fill out an administration of medication release and dosage form for each medication. Parents will be advised of amounts
and times that medications were administered while in provider's care. Do not leave any medications in diaper bags brought
to the providers home. Hand them directly to the provider with the signed medication form.

TOILET TEACHING

When you feel your child is ready for toilet teaching, I ask that you begin this teaching at home. I will follow through and
encourage your child while in my care. Please keep in mind that the activity level here can distract your child from
responding to an urge to use the potty, more so than at your home. Therefore, I will continue to use diapers, Huggies or
Pull-ups until your child can announce that he/she must use the bathroom and can control his/her bladder and bowels for a
few minutes.

PERSONAL POSSESSIONS BROUGHT BY CHILDREN

Children are welcome to bring a toy or book with them, if it is safe for all ages of the children in the group. Do not bring
rubber knives or swords as the children tend to "poke" each other with these and they do hurt.
Do not bring children with any small or potentially dangerous objects (e.g. super balls, coins, buttons, balloons, game
pieces, Barbie Doll shoes, anything made of glass, pins or sharp objects).
Do not bring your child with make-up or chap stick. If chap stick is needed it will be placed with other medications and
applied as needed by provider. The children always want to "share" these items


                 
  Helpful Tips for Drop-Off and Pick-Up Time

                                   At Drop-Off Time

Please be brief. A cheerful good-bye and a hug & kiss is really helpful for your child to start the day off right. I cannot
always hold your child immediately, but I will try to engage them in an activity, or have them sit by me, if that is more
comfortable for them.

Mornings are hectic for everyone. Please don’t be frustrated when your child is clinging to you. This is healthy and normal
behavior. So are some tears. Just cheerfully say goodbye, and leave.

Listen at the window, if you have the time. You will hear the sounds of children playing happily and getting busy with their
day. If you can’t listen at the window, feel free to call when you get to work to check on your child. Remember that there is
an open-door policy in place here. You can drop in at any time to see your child and how they are interacting.

If you have an important issue to discuss with me, jot me a note or call me on the phone. All of the children arrive around
the same time, and I am busy getting everyone adjusted and beginning our day. Your issues are important to me, but my
first priority is taking care of the children.



At Pick-Up Time

You have had a long day at work. So have your children. They are eager to see you, and also eager to “show-off” a little.
Sometimes children try to bend the rules a little, testing to see who is in control. This puts me in an awkward situation. I
want your children to continue to respect me and my home, but at the same time, you are the parent and ultimately in
charge of your child. Please help your child follow the rules.

Again, if you have an important issue to discuss regarding your child, a note or an evening phone call after the kids are
asleep may be a better approach. I don’t always have the time to discuss a serious issue if there are other children here to
care for. (little kids have big ears!)  On the other hand, I do like to give you brief information about your child’s day.

Please encourage your children to remain with you until you are ready to leave. As children come and go at different times,
I do not have their belongings/projects/notes home always ready to go. I am not real comfortable with children running
toward their cars, even on this quiet street. Also, please be aware of other children playing outside, riding bikes, etc.


*Finally, please do not threaten your child with  “daycare” as the punishment. I care for your children a great deal, and
give them a loving, safe environment to spend their day in.  I work really hard to provide fun and activities for your
children.  We all have our bad days, but the thought of a child unhappy to be here because she/he feels it’s a punishment is
hurtful to me.  
Mother of 3 adult
      children      
GRANDMOTHER OF 3