Hi! My name is Melissa Foster and I have been working with children my entire life. I started out working in childcare centers as an aide/assistant teacher, then later as a head teacher. I also have taught Community Ed gymnastics, Sunday School, and was a nanny as well while I got my Early Childhood degree. I began my own home childcare in March 2004 in Scott County, then moved to Delano in August 2012. Working with children is my passion, and I love being able to take care of kids as babies and watch them grow into independent children. I feel that taking care of mixed ages in a small group is a great way to teach children--the older ones become the "teachers" and role models for the younger ones, and the younger ones benefit from interacting and learning from the older ones.
I offer a preschool curriculum, which is flexible to include the particular interests of the children I care for, and includes many aspects such as music, reading, cooperative activities, games, art, sensory play, science, etc. I follow a daily routine as well which gives the kids opportunities for both free play and structured activities as well as active play that gets their bodies moving.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to inquire about openings!
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