SHOOTING STARS CHILDCARE

We believe every child is born with a seed of greatness, We water the seeds with love, education, and care. 
Watch the greatness Grow.
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Welcome to Our Family

Dear Family,        
Welcome to Shooting Stars Childcare. We know that choosing a childcare facility for your family is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Shooting Stars, your child will be cared for in a safe, warm, and nurturing place of wonder that encourages learning and growth through fun and developmentally appropriate activities.
Family child care in a “home like” setting is the best alternative there is for working parents. It provides a small secure environment for children during the most important time of their development. Family child care offers a home away from home, providing children with “siblings” of all ages, to play, socialize, and learn from. My goal in providing quality child care for your child is to…     
  • Provide a safe and secure environment,
  • Provide a multicultural and nurturing environment,
  • Provide a learning environment… learning is not necessarily the ABC’s and 123’s, but is also the learning of values. The learning of honesty, respect, self–reliance, and potential, self-discipline, and moderation, the values of being; dependable, love, sensitivity to others, kindness, friendliness and fairness are the values of giving,
  • Focus on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child,
  • Encourage each child's natural curiosity and creativity,
  • Design activities to meet the need of each individual child,
  • Prepare daily, weekly and Monthly reports for parents about each child's activities, participation and progress,
  • Offer multicultural and developmentally appropriate materials and equipments,
  • Provide a proper approach to discipline… Since children occasionally need discipline, it is important that you and I share a similar philosophy so that your child is not too confused as to where the boundaries are and what is expected of him/her.
  • Conduct regular daily assurance inspections,
  • And to foster unconditional love… this kind of love is very important to me because children should not grow up feeling that in order to be loved and cared for they must meet numerous conditions.

Communication is key to a successful child care arrangement. The parent and provider need to have a good working relationship so they can communicate and work together. Parent and provider need to exchange pertinent information in the child’s life such as changes in routine, special events, or activities, as well as changes such as death, divorce, separation, moving, visitors, etc. All this information can be important in understanding the child’s feelings, behavior, and well being. As you become part of our family, please feel free to share new ideas and suggestions. We value the need for close communication between families and teachers. I  invite you to share with me in writing, by telephone, or schedule an appointment to talk about your concerns on any area that you feel we are neglecting and we will do our best to improve in that area.
We look forward to getting to know you, and to offering you and your child a safe, caring, and discovery-filled environment.

Sincerely,

            
Elham Khosravimaharlooei,
Provider