Gem Educare is a multicultural education child care setting, providing young children with the opportunity to play and learn in a clean, warm and safe home-based environment. We accept children between the ages of 0-5 years old at our family day care. Our daycare program fosters emotional intelligence, self-confidence, self-esteem and critical thinking.
Toys and activities are developmentally appropriate for young children to expand on their physical, emotional, cognitive, and mental growth. Play and fun activities enhance curiosity, creativity, joy, pleasure and self expression. Some of these activities include storytelling, story reading, imaginary play, dress up, solving puzzles, arts and crafts, singing, dancing, and playing music – all child directed! The outdoor space provides an opportunity for children to engage in activities such as gardening, caring for animals, challenging themselves physically by climbing, swinging and riding bicycles, etc.
Our mission is to provide young children and their families with the best care possible. Help children grow up and thrive in a safe, secure, developmentally appropriate environment under the care of dedicated, passionate, and compassionate professionals.
A core value of our establishment is to attend to children's emotional needs and social behavior. We teach emotional regulations, social skills, and conflict resolution. We encourage relating to other children and cooperative play. We promote children's problem-solving abilities. We practice mindfulness with our children.
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We teach awareness of feeling, thinking, behavior and the impact it has on ourselves and the world around us. We help children process their emotions and thoughts and we teach them techniques to release them in the moment. These techniques alter the impact, which ultimately increase children's self-esteem, self-efficacy, self-confidence, and compassion and empathy for others.
We teach reading, writing, math, and science through play and experimental practices. We instill love of learning with fun and engaging activities and encourage artistic expression. We build trust in the school system and the staff by providing one-on-one time with children as well as teaching them how to learn individually and as a team.
We attend to children's needs from a whole child perspective. Our activities and the environment are designed to enhance children's natural curiosity, help them with problem-solving skills, and awaken their inner artists. Children attend to the growing garden and have the opportunity to interact with animals.