Toddler Teachers in the Home All of our toddler TeacherCaregivers have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and significant experience working with toddlers. Many of our teachers and educational nannies have worked in a daycare setting, but prefer the individualized attention they can provide for one, two, or three children in the home. Our teachers & educational nannies provide physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. All candidates complete two interviews, which asses their developmental knowledge, education, experience, passion, and dedication. To learn more about our screening procedures, click here. With a full-timeTeacherCaregiver, you can expect a caregiver who works towards milestones and goals, while having planned themes, goals, and outtings. Ourteachers provide physical care (diapers, feeding), and strive to make every moment a learning moment, by singing, dancing, food play, sensory activities, exploring, games and constantly communicating.
As a mother, mentor, and teacher, I know the value of ones childhood environment and early guidance.I am committed to helping guide youngsters toward self-respect, self-esteem, self-responsibility, as well as,respectful and responsible behavior and decisions toward others.I am a care-giving person who is most fulfilled when able to contribute to the welfare of others. I want to work with parents and children who value individuality and happiness.I want to work with parents who value quality care-givers.
I will instill independence in children by providing them with age-appropriate opportunities to care for themselves and help others. I will teach responsibility and accountability in children by giving them age-appropriate responsibilities and keeping them accountable with natural and logical consequences. I will teach honesty in children by modeling honesty myself and teaching them that being honest will always have the best outcome.I will teach children to be respectful by treating them with respect and setting expectations for respectful behavior. I feel that children learn so much by how they are treated, by the role models and examples present in their lives. I will set a good example of these values I feel are important for the children in my own behavior with the children and their family as well as in the community.
Some of the values that I would like to instill in children are as follow: to increase their awareness of their surroundings, increase awareness and appreciation for nature, increase their curiosity and satisfy their curiosity by providing answers to their questions. Provide love and affection to them so they grow into secure individuals. I love to provide opportunities for children to grow intellectually, physical, emotionally, to become independent and respectful of others, and to be safe at all times.
What can a TeacherCaregiver do for my toddler? Teachers, child specialists, and educational nannies can engage your toddler in play-based experiences by practicing and refining the following areas, activities, and skills. The experiences can happen both through pre-planned curriculum, as well as through spontaneous learning moments throughout the day, and can gently contribute to the foundation of your child’s future. Emotional Development • Security and Trust (responding to needs promptly/appropriately, specialized interactions pertaining to separation anxiety, cuddle and talk time, creating a secure and loving emotional environment, and consistent, meaningful interactions) • Modeling and guiding appropriate emotional responses and expressions • Building self-esteem • Self-understanding • Self-concept • Emotion identification • Recognizing and respecting child’s individual emotional style • Connecting child’s learning with positive emotions • Promoting and encouraging self-regulation • Responsibility (telling the truth, completing tasks, putting away toys) • Connecting to the world and community • Self-initiation of activities • Preparing child for transitions Language Development • Verbalizing needs and desires • Building vocabulary • Object identification • Communication • Articulation • Rhyme and repetition • Encouraging curious questions and verbal exploration • Supporting emergent literacy skills (beginning identification of verbal and written letters and numbers, understanding symbolic representations, i.e. written words and 50 illustrations, learning to hold pen/pencil/crayon, encouraging child to write lines, circles, “notes or letter-like markings,” care and respect of books • Consistent interaction (modeling, talking, listening, dialogic reading: child and teacher tell the story • Following simple directions • Phonics Creative Thinking • Open-ended activities • Arts (clay, painting, gluing, etc) • Crafts (corn husk dolls, walnut shell fairy boats, wool sheep, etc) • Music (listening to and creating) • Puzzles • Movement • Role-playing activities (pretending to be mom, dad, baby…) • Dramatic play (dress-up, puppets, dolls) • Oral storytelling • Child-created stories and songs • Baking • Construction Cognitive Development • Decision-making skills • Leaning using strategies (experimentation, thinking games, investigation, self directed learning, play) • Memory skills • Focus and concentration • Attention span • Symbolic Abilities (play, language, imitation, role-playing, drawing) • Sensory activities • Recognition of objects and shapes, people, self (body parts) • Science and nature (cause and effect, animate vs inanimate discrimination, listening to classical music, plant growth, gardening (fruits & vegetables), weather, natural material collections, animals, dinosaurs, bugs, etc., seasonal cycles of the year) Physical Development • Nutrition • Indoor/outdoor safety • Large motor skills (coordination & dexterity, walking, running, climbing, throwing, rolling, and kicking a ball, jumping, hopping, skipping, and galloping, movement and dance) • Fine motor skills (eye-hand coordination, object manipulation, stacking, visual discrimination, visual tracking, sensory abilities) • Self-reliance skills (potty training, hygiene and dressing) Social Development • Social skills (manners) • Cooperation (taking turns, sharing, accepting boundaries) • Conflict resolution • Seeking help when needed • Respecting materials and other people • Appreciating differences • Relationships with peers and adults • Compassion and sensitivity towards others