Who is a TeacherCaregiver?

The TeacherCare Difference: Education, Experience, & Evaluation

A TeacherCaregiver is an inspiring, educated and experienced childcare teacher who is exclusively dedicated to your family. TeacherCaregivers provide complete daily loving care-giving in your home, and personalize playful activities around your child’s unique development and interests.

TeacherCaregivers generally hold bachelor degrees in early childhood-related fields, and are experienced childcare specialists. Many hold advanced degrees and possess unique child-related experience. TeacherCaregivers are evaluated and assessed for their child-development knowledge, their ability to provide age-appropriate guided instruction and other indicators of exceptional ability.

“We’ve looked at scores of childcare options and candidates. Your teachers are at a completely superior level.”

Dr. Suri

Personalized Education & Care

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Loving Childcare & Spontaneous Learning

Your children’s current daily routine, and your goals for each child, will predetermine your TeacherCaregiver’s day. TeacherCaregivers capture teachable moments while:

 

  • planning, preparing and cleaning up meals
  • driving to child-related errands or appointments
  • supervising your child’s responsibilities
  • safety and self-care supervision
  • maintaining the order of your child’s belongings and play areas
  • cleaning up after projects and activities
  • shopping (grocery or school) with your child
  • sick and vacation care
  • providing baby and toddler care: diaper changes, potty training, laundry, bottle cleanings and feedings
  • full-time, part-time, permanant and temporary

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Personalized, Playful Activities

 

TeacherCaregivers also provide planned activities centered on your family and neighborhood, including:

  • Arts and crafts
    (from finger painting for babies to sculptures for older artists)
  • Music and dance
    (from songs, rhymes, and rocking for babies to crafting instruments to music lessons and dance routines)
  • Language development
    (from mimicking your baby’s babbles to teaching grammar)
  • Stories and dramatic play
    (from board books to a neighborhood play)
  • Science and nature
    (from peek-a-boo games to nature walks and gardening projects)
  • Creative play
    (from water play to puppets, dress up and cooking)
  • Reading and math readiness and support
    (from reading to your baby to teaching phonetics and word recognition)
  • Fine and gross motor skills
    (from helping your baby roll over, to typing shoes and learning penmanship)
  • Critical thinking activities
    (from teaching your baby object permanence to puzzles and experiments)
  • Social and emotional development
    (from cuddling your baby to organizing community-betterment projects)
  • Gifted child tutoring and special needs

What can a TeacherCaregiver do for my child?

TeacherCaregivers provide for ALL the daily nurturing and care for your child. The care and educational support is tailored to meet the needs and goals of each family. However, TeacherCaregivers typically offer the following child-related responsibilities:

 

1. Daily Childcare

  • Planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Supervising, safety and self-care
  • Providing transportation to playgroups, appointments, field trips, and other socializing and enrichment activities
  • Adhereing to health in caring for bottles and related baby and childcare needs
  • Maintaining and organizing the children’s areas and materials
  • Supervising the children’s age-appropriate responsibilities
  • Shopping for groceries or supplies

 

2. Language Development

A TeacherCaregiver can enhance your child’s language development through:

  • Engaging in conversations and daily interactions
  • Speaking in simple, clear language with eye-contact
  • Reading aloud and engaging in picture books
  • Sharing stories from books and your child’s life
  • Singing songs and rhymes during routine parts of your child’s day
  • Engaging in vocabulary/word games based on your child’s interests and abilities

3. Creativity & Dexterity

A TeacherCaregiver can encourage your child’s creativity and dexterity through:

  • Arts and crafts (from water painting to mosaics, beading and kite-building)
  • Imaginary play that your child initiates
  • Puppetry, felt boards or homemade toys that your child helps to create
  • Music making with everyday home items
  • Backyard adventures
  • Spontaneous lessons based on an interests expressed by your child

 

4. Social & Emotional Confidence

How can TeacherCare enhance my child’s social and emotional confidence?

  • Strengthening sibling relationships and building appreciation and cooperation between siblings
  • Encouraging eye-contact through engaging interactions throughout each day
  • Supporting the development of empathy, and related behaviors such as manners
  • Offering positive modeling in language and actions
  • Creating play dates at the park or in your home
  • Conversation skills
  • Organizing field trips to neighborhood centers
  • Nurturing one-on-one attention
  • Meeting your child’s developmental needs
  • Encouraging your child to be independent – based on development
  • Teaching self-care skills
  • Inspiring your child to reach his potential
  • Giving your child a positive outlook and sense of self

 

5. Physical Health

How can a teacher encourage my child’s physical health?

  • Nature walks at the park or neighborhood
  • Potty training
  • Movement games
  • Floor time, rocking and cuddling time for babies
  • Sports, tumbling, dancing, nature appreciation and explorations for older children
  • Fun and healthy recipes that make eating and food preparation healthy, fun and educational

6. Cognitive Development

For Babies:

  • Introducing peaceful sensory images of colors, shapes, objects, pictures, as well as textures, sounds, places, sights…
  • Emphasizing contrasts of light and dark, low and high pitches, rough and smooth textures, big and small, up and down
  • Encouraging an awareness of cause and effect and the functions of objects
  • Encouraging an understanding of relationships: (running water = bath, car =dad is home)
  • Exploration of objects and environments
  • Daily cuddling for little ones
  • An environment that is created for optimal learning
  • Memory games

For Older Children:

  • Opportunities abound for teachers to help your child practice problem solving skills, self-confidence, and following directions. These opportunities arise naturally, for example, in one’s relationship with siblings or in simply getting ready for a trip to the store.
  • Science and nature lessons happen while playing peek-a-boo, bird watching or enjoying a gardening project together.
  • Academic preparation also occurs naturally. Math skills develop in the kitchen while measuring ingredients for a cookie recipe and science concepts crystallize when mixing a bowl of batter.
  • Assistance with schoolwork
  • Formal or informal tutoring
  • Field trips to zoos, art museums and other cultural locations