Hi, my name is Kim Edwards. I am a licensed family child care provider in Hyde Park, MA, (½ mile from Dedham, 2mi from Milton), 40-something, married to a firefighter and mother of five boys, ages 8, 11, 13, 23 & 26.
I’m happy to introduce my new WeeSchool & PlayCare, a play-based, child-led, family-oriented morning enrichment program for children 15m0-5yrs old!
We live in a single family home on a cul-de-sac with two fenced yards. The neighborhood is very quiet with lots of nature and even some wildlife!
For a copy of the Dept. of Early Education and Care (EEC) application, click here.
As a provider, I take a basic approach to parenting and childcare. I get down on the children’s level to play, communicate and solve problems. I speak clearly to them to encourage proper speech development. We describe the basic things around us to encourage recognition of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. There is a lot of emphasis on teaching manners, empathy and respect, both for themselves and others. I nurture and lead by example. I've created an environment that encourages experiential learning, fostering the development of social & emotional skills, healthy self-esteem, growth & development, cognition, & creativity. A natural development of gross motor skills is promoted by allowing freedom of movement at the children's own pace and readiness. My goal is to take the interests of the children and render learning around them. This would be a great place for your child to spend time before preschool or kindergarten.
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