There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.
- Kofi Annan
BONNIE'S DAY CARE
Where Quality Stands Out
Hopkins/Chester/Centraila Roads Area
Kendale Acres, Richmond, V A 23237
State licensed for 12 children through Virginia Dept. of Social Services
We want the children we care for to develop confidence in themselves, to have a sense of their own competence, to explore the world with curiosity and enthusiasm, to find delight in each other and the adults in their lives and to gain a sense that they have an increasing control over what happens around them. We believe that the more things that a child has seen and heard the more new things he/she wants to experience! I also, Teach from my Heart direct the children to positive outcomes for all.
Schedule of the Day
Wash up for Breakfast
Clean up/Table Toys/ Potty
Water Break/Morning Snack
Centers (Sensory, Science, Construction etc.)
Potty Break/ Wash Up
Centers (Art/Music Dramatic Play etc.)
Story Time/ Manipulatives, Wash up for Lunch
Potty Break/Clean up after Lunch
Potty Break/ Wash up/ Quiet Activities
Outside/ Planned Activites
Free Choice until Departure
Please keep in mind that this is a flexible routine, which is adjustable to the temperament of the children. The outline is to be used as a guideline not a timetable.
For Parents who want the best possible outcomes for your children
Behavior and Guidance
At Bonnie’s Daycare, POSITIVE behavior guidance methods will be used with the intent of teaching children rather than punishing them. Children are seen as learners who will make mistakes and test boundaries as a natural part of their development. It is believed that the ultimate goal of behavior guidance is to start children on a path to becoming competent individuals who are capable of self-regulation. Yet, it is also recognized that children rely on adults for this guidance and will take several years to gain competency in self-regulation
Breakfast, Lunch and a PM Snack are supplied.
All meals are nutritiously balanced and USDA approved
We also use Organic Fresh Fruits and Veggies in season
A menu is posted for your convenience
Available upon Request
Hours of Operation
The Daycare is open year-round Monday through Friday.
Daily hours of operation are from 7:30am to 5:30 pm
(per request 7 am )
To Reserve Openings
We will be happy to hold an opening for you with One week’s tuition along with the Registration Fee.
(For Current Rates , Click on the Rates link above)
It will NOT be refunded if the child fails to start on the agreed date and time.
Also, I can only hold an opening of a "First Come" basis,
Or I will be happy to put you on our waiting list
To provide an inclusive child care program which promotes optimal development for each child, supports families, upholds best practices in the field of Early Child Care and Education, and provides a community model for quality
We are sensitive to each baby’s needs. We recognize each baby’s personal rhythm, style, strengths and limitations which allows us to tune in and provide individualized care and experiences.
This is Heart Centered Teaching at its Best.
Our infant and toddler program is based on the predictable sequences of normal infant development in the areas of motor skills, language and communication, cognition and socialization. Although each child develops at their own rate they all progress through similar stages of development. Bonnie and her Assistants reinforce these basic stages of development by talking and singing, playing with and responding to your child.
Before the age of 4, a child learns from direct contact with the environment, by means of all the senses, and through movement; the child literally absorbs what is in the environment. The toys and materials in the home and school should be of the very best quality to call forth self-respect, respect and care from the child toward the environment, and the development of an appreciation of beauty.
The short term goals for children are to provide a clean, healthy, safe and fun environment and to provide meals that are nutritiously balanced and USDA approved. The long term goals for children are to equip them with the skills and attitudes they need for a happy, responsible and productive adult life.
My home is in a quiet family oriented neighborhood, Much consideration and planning has gone into my use of space. I feel it is important for each child to have ample space to be comfortable in every activity they may be involved with throughout the day. The rooms are arranged with the emphasis on safety, health and the natural development of young children. Children learn by experiencing the environment through their senses (seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and feeling). As children acquire understanding and skills, the activities and environment change in arrangement and inventory. The bathroom is conveniently located and a kitchenette is available for meals and snacks. Children are provided with their own portacribs, cots, linens, feeding utensils, cups, washcloths/hand towels and cubicles for personal items. Heating and cooling conditions are maintained in my home.
Different kinds of music are provided for enjoyment in listening, body movement and singing.
The Playroom is set up for the children can enjoy moments of quiet play by themselves as well as opportunities for active play. Also, outdoors large motor play. My Family child care Home offers children the opportunity to be cared for in a home-like setting by a primary caregiver while providing an enriched environment that encourages stimulating play and promotes mental growth, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
This is an Investment in your Child's Future
All children are born with emotional needs. These needs must be met by the adults in their life if they’re to grow into confident and independent adults. The acronym PARENTS summarises children’s needs (Protection, Acceptance, Recognition, Enforced limits, Nearness, Time and Support).
Support: The outside world is a scary place for children. It’s full of unknown dangers and unmet challenges. Thus, to launch out and discover they can cope and survive, children need to be certain that their parents’ will be there. That is, they need their encouragement, their affirmation, their constant support and their belief in the child. That helps the child to venture into and explore the outside world, so they develop independence and increased autonomy.text, images, and other content
I am certified in Early Childhood Education from (John Tyler CC)
I am animated, fun and the kids love me :)
When you walk into my house it is as if you are walking into a childcare center.
We have a Heart Centered, Clean & Playful atmosphere
I have 2 Adult daughters working with me and one backup assistant
All have Criminal History Searches, TB screenings, and Child Protective Searches.
We have CPR/First Aid Cert. Bonnie and her Assistants have over 18 hours of Early Child hood Education classes and Workshops Yearly.
We have 3 rooms
One for Infants / Toddlers
Preschoolers/ Play room
Our Program is Pet Friendly, They are up to date on all their shots and parasite control.
One Dog (Jezzy) Beagle, and 2 cats(the cats usually stay away from the children and stays upstairs or outside)
I do not transport your child for Safety reasons
( so, you don't have to worry if anything will happened to them while you are away.)
Through play and activities which focuses on Life skills such as:
Compassion/ Nature Walks
Music and Movement/ Story time
Imagination/ Art Expression
Math and manipulative
Sand/Water Play/ Sensory
Critical Thinking Skills
Higher Reasoning Skills
Gardening and FUN
When your child develops into a Preschooler,
We also start teaching Language Art/ Pre Math Skills/ Literacy Skills. Geography /History
SUMMER IS FUN Outdoors, sand table/ Water Tables, Water Days every week, Bikes, Swings, Slides, Bubbles, Chalk and More
Our environment is Clean/Sanitized as needed Our outside is fenced and secure.
Call 804-748-9510 (please leave a message)
for faster response email email@example.com
I look forward to meeting you both.