Our family childcare home licensed by the State of Oregon, currently serves up to sixteen children ages 2 to 6 years in Bend, OR daily.
We believe that the optimal way for young children to learn is through long periods of time spent in free play.
"Research has consistently shown classrooms that offer children the opportunities to engage in play-based and child-centered learning activities help children grow academically, socially, and emotionally."
-Christopher Brown of University of Texas at Austin “Kindergartners Get Little Time to Play: Why Does It Matter?”
Our program serves as a place where childhood is rich and authentic
...a place where children can follow their natural drive to grow and learn about the world around them
...a place where children are permitted to follow their creative and imaginative instincts
...a place where children are given time and support to develop their own problem solving skills
...a place where children are trusted to refine their personal risk assessment skills
...a place for a child to be a child.
"If it hasn't been in the hand, or the body, it can not be in the brain." -Bev Bos