I take a basic approach to parenting and childcare. I get down on their level to play, communicate and solve problems. I speak clearly to them to encourage proper speech. 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 child's own pace and readiness. My goal is to take the interests of the children and render learning around that.

 Everything your child needs for a full day of care is provided and included in your fees (USDA-structured nutritious meals, formula, diapers, wipes, linens, etc.)

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Hi, my name is Kim Edwards. I am a licensed family child care provider. I offer childcare in my home in HYDE PARK, MA for children ages 4wks to 4yrs old. This would be a great place for your child to spend time before preschool or kindergarten.

I am a 40-something, married-to-a-fire-fighter mother of five boys, ages 8, 11, 13, 23 & 26. I've been a licensed provider for over 9yrs and a parent and babysitter to lots of friends and neighbors for many years.

We live in a single family home, where the entrance is right at the home's front door (easy drop off, easy pick up.) There are two large yards, so no need to go to a park to run, jump & play! The neighborhood is very quiet with lots of nature & our house is located on a cul-de-sac.

For a copy of the Dept. of Early Education and Care (EEC) application, clickhere.

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Kimmy's Garden, a licensed family child care