|Will be closed for the 2013-2014 school year.|
|Chelsea Ransom Le|
Make New Friends is a licensed family child care home offering a play-based playgroup program designed to provide enriching experiences for young children. License #573617248.
Ages: 1 - 6 years
Activities include circle time, outdoor play, movement, music, dramatization of children's narratives, gymnastics blocks, sand box, gardening and cooking. Children have opportunities to engage their minds, bodies and socially with others in organized activities and unstructured free play.
Chelsea Ransom Le is a credentialed K-12 teacher and holds an M.A. in Education and B.A. in Child Development & Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She taught grades K-3 for six years and most recently taught Algebra at Davis High School. Much of her inspiration for learning about children’s development came from teaching with colleagues at Applegate Nursery School in 1999. As a parent of a two year old she cares deeply about children's opportunities for social development and networks available to new families. Her hope is that Make New Friends will support other families who are seeking enriching experiences for their children and need the flexibility of part time care.
Children are born with an innate desire to learn and engage with the world around them. Some of the many ways children learn are through play, observation, participation, engagement, exploration, experimentation, and reflection. Early childhood educators at Make New Friends carefully observe and listen to each child, responding in ways that nurture their growth.
The schedule below describes a general flow to the day, however activities and timing are responsive to children’s energy and needs in the moment.
- 8:30 – 9:15 Imaginative Play
- 9:15 Welcome Circle
- 9:30 Snack
- 10:00 Project
- 10:45 Outdoor Play
- 11:30 Story Time
- 11:45 Lunch
- 12:15 Play / Clean Up
- 12:30 – 1:00 Pick up