My name is Jessica Mertins. I married my husband, Jordan, on June 21, 2008. We were blessed with our son, Parker, on July 9, 2012 and then our son, Paxton, on March 5, 2016. They are happy, energetic and sweet boys. We have a cat, Daisy, who keeps to herself, and a dog, Libby, a black lab, who is very friendly and loves children.
I believe that in order for children to flourish they need a structured, safe, and fun environment. They also need to be allowed to learn at their own pace. In keeping with this, I have weekly lesson plans that are formed around the ages and interests of the children. We have weekly themes and with these, activities working on motor skills, arts/crafts, music, sensory activities, and story time. Along with the structured activities, the children are given plenty of free play time to explore whatever they choose.
EXPERIENCE TRAINING HISTORY:
I have over twelve years of experience working in child care, both in a center setting and also as a nanny. I have also worked as a medical assistant and am first aid and CPR certified. I love children and am so thankful that I am able to run this daycare from my home.
EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM:
At Little Sprouts Childcare we use weekly curriculums that focus on the age and interests of the children in care. With this we do activities working on motor skills, arts/crafts, story time, music and sensory activities focused around a weekly theme. I also teach baby signs.
POLICIES INFORMATION ENROLLMENT:
I am now catering to teachers! Please email or call me if interested in an interview or if you have questions. If interested I will be happy to email you the Little Sprouts handbook. This way you can review the policies and procedure before meeting and we can focus on getting to know you and your child/children.
I am currently in the process of being licensed. In the interim I am following all state licensing requirements.