Sweet Tots Creative Child Care Center is licensed and insured by New York State. We are seriously committed to caring for your children- 6 weeks to 5 years of age. We have a ratio of 1 adult to every 4-6 children. Sweet Tots is the perfect "Home away from Home" for your child. Karen Maley and Thomas Miano own and operate the daycare. With having two children of their own, they know the needs of and how to care for children.
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Sweet Tots is a daycare center and we pride ourselves on being a learning community. Across two locations our teachers collaborate, share ideas, brainstorm and support one another so they can be the best teachers possible. All of our teachers and assistants have the proper credentials but more than that they have a passion for what they do.
As a whole we promote independence in the children and provide opportunities for the children to learn to do things on their own. Here at Sweet Tots the children clean up toys after playing and plates after eating. They also complete their own arts and crafts and take care of their own belongings.
We also relish the times for learning. Circle time, center time, and free play are all used as educational moments. Beginning by just recognizing colors, shapes, letters and numbers, we then help them to verbally express them. We pride ourselves on being able to send children off to kindergarten some ready and able to read, others being able to write their names, and most if not all with the developing phonetic awareness they need to begin to read words. We introduce the children to the writing process by doing tracing before moving on to writing letters and words on their own.
Math concepts, such as number recognition, counting 1 to 10, sorting, patterning, and simple addition and subraction, are also introduced through a variety of activities. Science is also celebrated through various experiments and weekly cooking activities. Story time and singing songs are also amoung the favorite activities of the children.