About My Self: Iím a 23 yr. old caring & kind mother of a nine month old baby boy. I currently live in Chester, Va. I graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 2005. Since then I have worked in a Family Practice and for the Goddard School here at Rivers Bend. I have a love for children. Since becoming a mother I have more desire to stay at home and take care of children as a private daycare provider.
Why Iím the right choice: I believe I know what parents are looking for when it comes to care for their children. Iím confident that I can provide this care for your family. I want to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your decision in choosing me to care for your child. I believe all children are special and miraculous in their own way. I promise to take care of your child with the love and dedication that I do my own. I want your child to have a positive experience while in my care and I will provide that by offering a fun, safe, clean, loving and learning environment. I look forward to hearing from you and talking with your further! Melanie Dinsmore (804)894-7935 ...:)
Curriculum: I incorporate preschool curriculum into our daily activities for fun and to prepare the older children for school. I believe it is very important for children to learn while playing or having fun. I focus on the following areas of development: Cognitive, Language, Gross/Fine Motor, Social/Emotional, Self Help and Physical.
Structured Activity: (We focus on themes each week-a word/letter/number/object/animal/shape, etc.) Depending on your childís age I will arrange the crafts to their level of learning. Depending if your child is getting ready for school I also teach children to write and count.
Outdoor Play: Please dress your child appropriately for the current weather, and in play clothes (with shoes that adequately protect the feet and are not slick-soled . Outdoor play will be a daily activity (weather permitting).
Infants and Toddlers: I ask that you supply diapers, changes of clothing, baby food, formula.
Naps: All children under the age of five will have a nap/rest time
I look forward to hearing from you : ) Take Care, Melanie Dinsmore (804) 894-7935 Please donít hesitate to call or e-mail me with any questions or concerns.