Let's Root for Each Other,
Post copied from our Facebook Page
I might talk and post A LOT about the service we provide for children. However, Little Lambs is so much more than child care.
Little Lambs started as me, myself, and I back in 2012. Just a fresh faced Mom to a sweet 4 year old girl and almost 1 year old boy. I stayed home, giving up the former dream job of continental midnights (*sarcasm***), and my husband was free to say “yes” at work without us having to juggle schedules.
Opening a home daycare was the best decision we made for our family.
Fast forward to 2017 and Little Lambs became a team of people as we transitioned from cute little home daycare to Licensed Home Childcare Agency. A small team at first but an amazing group of smart, kind and caring individuals.
Fast forward again and this July marks five years licensed as a child care agency with memories of being “me, myself, and I” long gone. The beauty of it is, while I’ve been rooting for the members of our little lambs team, and they for each other, I have seen us grow collectively. As we develop stronger roots built on experience, perseverance, and a whole lot of heart we create room to bloom.
No one is perfect at everything, that would be ridiculous. But with the right people rooted in their ideal roles (highlighting their strengths) our team has grown to need little old “me, myself, and I” less and less. It’s a beautiful thing to watch them make decisions, take ownership, advocate, support each other and GROW. I can’t wait to see what we do with year six.
Our current Growth:(what we can measure anyways)
We appreciate the feedback provided on our Facebook post very much. This is fundamentally a business and we have to ensure the "business" stuff is always taken care of, BUT in our hearts we provide social services always focussing on community and a greater good.
School readiness is not an exercise of memorization or industrial skills. School readiness is the ability to:
ABC’s and 123’s are great and are absolutely discussed in the early years. But there’s a difference between learning and memorizing. There’s a difference between absorbing “told” information and learning through doing. The early years are about the “doing.” We aren’t building an educational foundation for industrial robots. We are building a foundation for critical thinkers who will do things and change the world in ways we can never imagine.
Let them play
Little Lambs Home Daycare
*Also shared on our business Facebook Page
Early Years at Home
When we refer to home we refer to a feeling of welcome, family, comfort and belonging. Licensed home child care offers the feeling of "home" with the benefits of early years pedagogy.
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