Daycare

Daycare at Dayspring provides a safe and loving environment where children can learn and grow through play and nurturing relationships. We provide a balance between structured routines and activities that encourage individual choice and expression. We view each child as special, and are committed to meeting their individual needs through the attention of and interactions with our experienced and dedicated staff. Daycare at Dayspring does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural or national heritage, political belief, marital status or disability.We are committed to “changing lives now and eternally”...by a staff providing a loving, faith-based, nurturing environment. Our daycare program is devoted to nurturing and encouraging the development of our students as unique, valued individuals.

Our Hours are as follows:

Mon- Fri 7:00am-6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Mission and Philosophy

We are committed to “changing lives now and eternally”...by a staff providing a loving, faith-based, nurturing environment. Our daycare program is devoted to nurturing and encouraging the development of our students as unique, valued individuals.

Child-based curriculum: Curriculum at Daycare at Dayspring is centered on each child’s individual interests and needs. We recognize the universal patterns and milestone of child development and strive to promote healthy development in all of our students. Our curriculum framework is based off of state recognized curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Our approach is based upon age appropriate practices which reflect the needs and interests of the children. We value the fundamental premise of early education; however the curriculum is created around each child as an individual, tailored to unique developmental capabilities, temperamental characteristics and learning styles.  Our approach surpasses textbook developmental guidelines and is built anew each day to be individually appropriate to the changing interests, abilities and needs of children in our program.

Bond between teacher and student: Trust is one of the most important componentsof effective learning. It promotes a sense of well-being and emotional security in young children, creating a solid foundation for future learning. Our teachers’ primary goal is to establish a relationship with children in their care based upon trust. Trust develops when children come to anticipate positive experiences in the child care settings. Responsive interactions with caring teachers reassure the children that they can rely upon their caretakers in order to feel safe and secure.

Learning styles: Learning is an interactive process for young children, research shows that children learn best through active exploration, investigation and interactions with adults, other children and open ended materials. During this prime time of early childhood development we encourage our students to be active participants in their learning by providing opportunities for children to explore a variety of activities, materials and equipment in an environment that encourages open ended play and fosters development through the interests, and needs of each child.

Learning Environment: Learning is facilitated by neat, clean and orderly environments. Our classrooms are organized and arranged in order to reflect the needs and interests of the children. Each classroom is equipped to entice the children’s involvement in activities, provide ample time and space fir exploration and encourages children to explore and learn though play and hands on experiences. The environment is structured to include diverse activities and accessible materials increase the likelihood of their enjoyment and prolonged attention to selected activities. Additionally, this environment supports the children’s growing independence by encouraging active decision-making and problem solving.