Inspired by the "I Am Canadian!" rant of yesteryear, I created my own little rant about what I do. If there is another one out there in the interwebs, I'm not aware of it so, for all my home daycare peeps, this is for you.
I'm not a teacher
or a medical professional.
I don't live in a drop in centre,
Or own a school bus.
And I don't know Sally, Johnny or Yazir from the neighborhood, although I'm certain they're really nice kids.
I have a house, not a motel.
I speak Toddler and Sandbox-English, not Gibberish,
and I pronounce it "communication" not "*crickets".
I can proudly navigate a quad stroller through narrow store aisles.
I believe in sharing, not selfishness.
Being seen AND heard,
and that dirt washes off with a little soap and water.
Happy juice is chocolate milk!
Playtime is Learning time!
And it is pronounced "PLEASE", not "Gimme"; PLEASE!
Home Daycare is your child's second home,
the first to fix boo boos in your absence,
and the next best thing to being there yourself.
My name is Skye and I am a Home Daycare Provider.