young minds are nurtured & helped to reach their goals,
flourish, as a parents’ dreams unfold"
Philosophy: "Children Learn Through Play" - For over 25 years Toddler’s
Haven has been testing and enhancing our curriculums. Every day we learn
more ways to teach all kinds of children. Based on the theory that
children learn through play, our classroom routines encourage active
involvement, meaningful experimentation and reinforcement through
repetition. Schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice,
as well as active and quiet times. More...
Our Staff: Toddlers Haven has a very special staff of dedicated,
professional teachers and early childhood education specialists. All
staff are fully credentialed in their areas and have years of real world
experience as well. The friendly atmosphere here makes it a wonderful
place to work, which is reflected in the low turnover rate of the staff.
Our center strives to create a safe, supportive community where
all are valued. The multicultural and inter-racial make-up of Toddlers
Haven is a reflection of this philosophy. Children are taught through
example to have compassion, an empathetic heart, and to understand that
what we say and do affects each other.
The supportive behavior
and positive language of the teachers helps children to feel secure and
supports the child's development of personal integrity. The child is
never made to feel he or she is bad as a person. Teachers encourage
responsible thinking by inviting the child to reflect on better choices
when problems do arise and by encouraging children to repair damaged
feelings through apologies or other appropriate actions. It is our firm
conviction that the self-esteem of each child be upheld.
invite you to contact us to arrange a meeting
where you can meet all our teachers/staff and tour our facility. We are
sure you will be pleased with what you learn about us during your visit.
Hazel Riley - Owner/Director
Toddlers Haven provides the cleanest and most secure of environments
available, all while not institutionalizing the child care experience.
Our cheerful center is highly maintained and continually passes required
inspections with ease. We do have strict security and safety rules which
will ensure your child's well being and your peace of mind, but will
never detract from "homelike" feel our students thrive in.
classrooms are all clean, child friendly, and offer a wide array of
engaging activities. Our Playground is safe and affords each child
interesting motor skill developing play. Our kitchen is highly sanitary
and exceeds USDA approved nutritional guidelines. All center areas
feature video surveillance for added security. We invite you to contact
us to arrange a tour where you can see how Toddlers Haven will be the
right choice for your child.
Toddlers Haven participates in The
Child and Adult Care Food Program - Where Healthy Eating Becomes a Habit
- and our nutritional staff strictly adheres to all guidelines.
Research shows that taking the time to teach and help establish healthy
eating habits early in life has positive effects on a child's health and
well being. The Child and Adult Care food Program (CACFP), a nutrition
education and reimbursement program for licensed family child care homes
and centers, knows this well. Funded by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA), the CACFP helps to assure parents that their
children are receiving nutritious meals that contribute to a reduction
in spending on health care and remedial education. Last year, the CACFP
helped child care providers serve nutritious meals to 2.4 million
children across our nation.
To participate in the CACFP, child
care providers must serve meals meeting CACFP meal pattern requirements
and allow their center to be monitored. In addition, participants must
maintain menus, meal counts, attendance records and attend training.