Welcome to Mrs. Beth's Family Daycare. I am Beth Espada the owner and operator of this Christian in-home family daycare. I have been working with children for over 16 years and love being able to stay home full time with my children and balance a career doing childcare at the same time. I believe 100% in creating a safe, fun and loving environment for my own children and for the children I care for. I have 6 children: two teen boys, 1 school age boy, two toddler girls and a baby. My husband and I are very proud parents. I run a Christian faith based daycare program. We read bible stories, talk about God and sing songs about Jesus. We learn about acceptance of others and use our manners. I love staying home and am very happy to be caring for children each day.
* My Baby
* My three year old daughter
* My three year old daughter
* A 4 year old girl (M-F 7:30-5:30)
* A 3 year old boy (M & T 8:30-5:30)
* A 3 year old girl (W 2pm-6pm)
* An after school girl age 6 (M-F 3 to 5)
* My 12 year old son (does not count as an enrolled child)
1 Full or Part Time Pre-School Child
1 After School Child
I participate in CACFP which helps me provide healthy snacks and meals for your child. Here is an example menu:
Breakfast- 100% Whole Wheat toast with butter, banana and milk
AM Snack- Whole grain goldfish and apple juice
Lunch- Pasta with meat sauce, green beans, pineapple and milk
PM Snack- Sliced Apple, Cheese & Water
I provide two meals and two snacks daily and I post my menu for parents to view daily on my daycare facebook page.
~ I do not serve canned veggies, only fresh or frozen.
~ All juice is 100% juice.
~ Milk served is skim or 1%
~ All bread items are 100% whole wheat
***We eat at the table as a group with real plates, cups and silverware!
*** Manners are expected at the table and napkins are used by the children!
7:30-8:30 ~Arrival Times~ Wash Hands, Hang up coats speak to parents, children play with toys, talk to kids about their night.
8:30-9:00~ Breakfast/ Breakfast Clean up ~ Hands washed before meal & after.
9:00-10:00~Arts and Crafts/ Learning time~ Painting, Coloring, Play Doh, Sticker Art, Worksheets, Bubble Fun, Sensory Bin, Flash Cards, Shape & Color Review.
10:00-11:00~ Varied activities~ Independent play, story time, structured activities, individual play, group play. Puzzle time downstairs.
11:00~ AM Snack
11:15~ AM Outdoor Time on Pre-School Playground area. Play on swings, slides, cars, sandbox, climbers, and many more toys.
12:00~ Lunch/ Lunch Clean up ~ Hands washed before meal & after.
12:30-2:30 ~ Quiet time/ nap time
2:30- 3:00 ~ Playtime/ stories read/ individual play.
3:00-3:15 ~ PM Snack
3:15-6:00 ~ Afternoon activities including, playing outside, walk, reading, playing, crafts, music and much more.
At pick up time parents can ask questions about their child's day. I also post an update on my private daycare Facebook page about our day including a list of all meals and snacks.
** On field trip days the meal times are maintained but other portions of the routine are modified.
** I try to work with the children indivdually throughout the day targeting their age. I might review body parts with a toddler or review colors and ABC's with a pre-schooler and help with homework for a school age child.
**Arts and crafts are very enjoyable to the children from painting, coloring, or drawing with sidewalk chalk our arts and crafts lessons are really enjoyed by the children.
** Science might include working with nature or playing with shaving or whipped cream on our craft table.
**Meals and Snacks are done family style, meaning we all eat at the kitchen table together. We practice manners and good hygeine during meals and snacks.
**Outside time is great on our little tykes playground area. On nice days we also go for a walk in our quadruple stroller throughout our very quiet neighborhood.
***Open communication is VERY important to me!
All enrolled pre-school children are given the chance to attend Risen Christ Pre-School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:30am. The tuition for pre-school is above my daily/weekly rate and is to be paid to Risen Christ. Children not enrolled at Risen Christ will remain in my care but will go with me for drop off/pick up. The children that are enrolled at Risen Christ, I will transport to and from pre-school weekly. For the 2013/14 school year I will be transporting the children there Monday through Friday. There are a variety of programs offered there for age 2-5.
Please visit Risen Christ's website for further information on their program. http://www.risenchristpreschool.com/
All enrolled pre-school children are asked to attend Elite Dance Studio ballet & tap toddler class on Wednesday mornings. The tuition for Elite Dance studio is above my daily/weekly rate. If you wish to not have your child participate please feel free to let me know and I can plan an activity during the ballet/tap lesson. Please visit Elite Dance Studio's website for further information on their dance programs. http://www.elitestudioofdance.com/