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Information about COVID-19 in March 2020

Key Points

  • Limit Exposure, Keep Your Kids Home If You Are Not Working.
  • Anticipated that 56% of California will be infected soon.
  • To assure we can operate as long as possible No Sick Kids Allowed.
  • Our duty is to protect every child, and prevent spreading the virus.
  • Kids May be Exposed at Daycare.
  • Ways we can shut down.

Well, So far we have seen a huge increase in COVID-19 infections. It is fair to say this feels to feel like a bigger burden each day that passes. 

Let’s be optimistic and stay positive. 

Daycares in Palmdale are feeling like we are right now, nervous. Not knowing what is ahead is frightening, we know some of our families have essential jobs in the community, but we ask that if you are staying home, please keep your kiddos home.

We cannot assure you that we will not catch the coronavirus, it can also be said that we cannot be sure if you might contract it and bring it to daycare; so sorry, but it’s true. Our duty right now is to limit exposure by taking drastic measures. 

Currently here are the stats of the spread of Covid-19 as of March 22, 2020. 

California Governor is afraid that this number will rise dramatically, It is projected that 56% of California’s population will be infected with Covid-19. 

This is worrisome, and I ask myself if I may be a little over dramatic, but I’m sorry I have never lived through something like this before so I prefer to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I know you all agree with me on that. 

Where are we at?

Daycare is an essential service to our community, so as for right now we will continue to support our working families for as long as we can. Hopefully, we get through this without having to close, but only time will tell.

Why would we close?

  • If we become sick.
  • If a child comes to daycare sick.
  • If a parent is sick with Covid-19.
  • If the state shuts us down
  • If the Federal Gov shut us down
  • If the city shuts daycares down

It’s all about direct contact and the Government so the above scenarios  would put us at risk in contracting or being exposed to the virus and the Government taking further action to combat it. 

That is why we have to take drastic measures. It is why at this moment we can not accept any kids that have any symptoms or are sick.

Our goal is to be there to support parents that are first responders and others with essential jobs. 

During these times of uncertainty, we must be patient and supportive to one another. Our duty to our daycare families is to protect every child. We know this is frustrating but please during this time we ask that you

  • Keep your child home if they’re sick.
  • If you need to work, but have another parent or relative that is not working leave them with them. 
  • Keep them home if you or any other person in your family is sick

We are cleaning and disinfecting more than ever. We are washing hands often, and screen every child when they arrive. 

We believe taking these measures will allow us to continue to stay open. If this gets worse then I think we will have to make the decision as a moral and civic duty to our local community, but for now we are taking it day by day.

If anything changes you will be the first to know.

If you are looking for a fun loving daycare, you can now say “There’s an amazing daycare near me !” We are located in Palmdale and have been serving our community since 2005. Join our daycare family today!

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February 2020

Welcome daycare parents to the month of February. A month where friendships are made, and being sweet makes every ones day.  This month we will be having some fun, with fun Daycare Valentines Day activities, an giving away our cards on the 14th. Yep, we are celebrating with cookies, juice, decorations, music, and tons of happy smiles.  Its always nice to see kids celebrate valentines day, it really fills the day with friendliness and love.

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January

Hey we’re back and continuing the fun! That’s right, we are officially working on our new website. After lots of thinking it over, we decided to revamp our site. Our new site will host tons of cool things like parent information, and

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Ms. Monique’s tips to finding the Right Daycare​

Ms. Monique's tips to finding the Right Daycare​

A daunting task for every parent, the moment you realize you need to find a daycare for your precious children. It’s stressful, time consuming, and sometimes urgent; taking away time to check out multiple daycares in the area. 

First things first, If you’re looking for a daycare in Palmdale, or asking yourself “I wonder where I can find the best daycare near me”, then you need to start by doing research.

Start by Researching

Great way to start your task of finding the right daycare is by asking your friends, family, and co-workers if they have any recommendations.

After, best place to start is Google and Facebook. Just type in your search and you’ll see a list of daycares in palmdale or any city you’re in. 

Questions to ask

As parents your main concern are your children and it is never wrong to ask to many questions. As providers we encourage you to ask as many questions as you would like. By asking questions you are making sure which environment is right for your children. You might be asking yourselves which daycares in Palmdale or  daycare in general are right for me and my family.

 

Some questions you might ask may be: 

 

  • Is the center or in home daycare licensed by the state?
  • How many kids is each caregiver responsible for?
  • How do they discipline the children?
  • What is their emergency plan?
  • Is the staff trained in CPR and first aid?
  • How experienced is the staff with children?
  • Can you visit your children at any time?
  • How does the staff communicate with the parents?
  • What do they feed the children?
  • Are they sponsored by USDA (United States department of agriculture) food programs?
Trial Period

 

This is a good thing for children starting a daycare. After searching for daycares in palmdale or any other city and select one, you as a parent should let them know that you’re interested in a trial period when signing up. Daycares use trial periods to observe if a child is adapting well into their new environment. Sometimes just because you think it’s a good daycare doesn’t mean your child will feel the same. I’m not saying the daycare is bad, but maybe there are certain factors that are not setting well with your child; one common issue is size of daycare, some kids thrive better in smaller daycares and vice versa.

 

Do not feel bad if your childcare provider tells you that perhaps it’s better if you search for another daycare within the trial period. Ask why and if they can give you any recommendations. Don’t see this as an insult or anything negative, instead be happy that the daycare was open with you, and cared more about your child than a paycheck.

 

A child’s’ happiness and ability to adapt in a new environment is more important than anything”

What to look for in a daycare

 

What should you look for in a daycare? Parents always want the best for their children. There are many daycares in Palmdale but in order to find the best daycare for your children and be able to feel comfortable with your new provider, you have to look for certain details.

 

Things to Look for:

 

  • Is your child drawn towards the daycare provider? Does your child express positive feelings about the daycare provider?
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  • How does the staff interact with the children? Are they kind and considerate towards them?
  • Is there plenty of playtime or activities for your child/children to participate in.
  • Is the facility clean and safe?
  • Does the center have an outside area where the children could play?
  • Are foods and beverages provided throughout the day?
  • Do the children look happy and engaged in activities?
  • Do the children look dirty and not taken care of?

Personally, I love the children in my daycare in Palmdale. I started Kid’s `N Colors Daycare because I volunteered at other local daycares in Palmdale when I was a teenager, and noticed that children had a special connection with me.

It amazed me to see kids at daycares I would volunteer for follow me around, gravitate towards me when looking to be reassured.

This became important to me when I stated my daycare, and later as I realized having great relationships with my children not only made my job more exciting, but was a huge benefit for my kids’ development. The Center of the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning conducted a research project focusing on teacher-child relationships, and concluded that children who have a good relationship with their teachers or childcare providers are influenced positively in their social and emotional development, and good peer interaction. more here.

This is why it is important to notice the relationship your child has with your daycare provider, as it can have a future developmental impact on your child.

Meet your needs.

When you’re trying to find the right daycare in Palmdale, you have to know what you want. Where do you want the daycare to be located? Do you want an in home daycare or a large center? Do you want it to be closer to your home or work? These are all things to consider and there is really no right or wrong answer, it all depends on what works for you as far as convenience and comfort level of the selected daycare.

We’d love to help!

We’d love to help! If you’re looking for a daycare in palmdale, please give us a call at 661-266-1220, or fill out the contact form on here. We would love to have you join our small yet amazing daycare family. We have had the pleasure of providing care for dozens of families since 2005, and proudly can say that most of our kids stay with us until they are able to care for themselves or move—yet they always visit!

Please follow us on facebook and read more reviews here.

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August 2019

Lets go back to school!

Hey there, It’s back to school! Our daycare in Palmdale is excited to get the kids back to school as they continue their journey to become amazing people. If you ever wonder if there’s a daycare near me that can care for my kids while I’m at work or school, get to and from school safely, do their homework, eat nutritious meals, and have a good time then please call us today! School is always a time that parents worry because of everything that has to be prepared so fast, not to mention knowing that your kids will be in a new environment and with a new teacher.

But, I think it’s an opportunity to get our kids excited to reach closer to what they want to become when they grow up.

Getting them excited for school Tips.

 Here’s a tip, ask them what they want to be when they grow up and tell them that they have to go to school in order to make their dreams come true. You can even add how excited you are for them and how proud you will be when they become a doctor, professional athlete, or whatever they imagine themselves being in the future. I know its to early to really know, but the point is to get them excited for school!

Another tip, is simply telling them that they are lucky because they will see old friends and also make new ones.

If you would like to join our child care, then it is also part of their amazing experience. At our day care in Palmdale we care about our kiddos, and allow them to grow their social and emotional skills.  To us they become part of our daycare family and we really love what we do.

Count on us to pick up and drop off your kiddos every day. We are here for all of our families and promise to try our very best always.

If you would like more information about our daycare please feel free to call us or fill out our contact form here.

Our daycare family has grown over the years and we feel inspired by the dozens

 of families we have had the pleasure of assisting during such an important part of their lives, in our daycare in Palmdale, that’s a real home away from home. If you are looking for daycare during the spring please give us a call at 661-266-1220.  We have been trusted by dozens of families over the past 10 years and about 90% of families have been long term–really special as we have seen them grow:)   like us on facebook and give us a call! If we do not have any space please  join our waiting list and we’ll be sure to call you when a space is available. Click here for waiting list

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July 2019

Celebration in July

Welcome month of July! Our Daycare has been fun this  summer, and if you’re asking yourself, ” Are there any good Daycares near me?” The answer is Yes! We’d love to have you join our little daycare family. Our daycare in Palmdale has been around for quite some time, that we consider ourselves kid experts, we make sure our kids are happy, loved, healthy and  active. Come check out and our daycare and allow us to give your kiddos a real home away from home.

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June 2019

Summer time at daycare

What an interesting month of May. How did you guys like the drastic change of weather? Our kids observed the weather and  shared their feelings and thoughts about it. Some thought it was ugly, some cold like Christmas, and others loved that our daycare in palmdale was still nice and cool. But, as soon as the sun came out we were sure to take advantage of the nice sunny day and brought out the animal masks to pretend and use our imaginations. 

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May 2019

May flowers are here

Hey Friends! May is now officially here, and daycare is busy busy. So far it has been a nice spring in Palmdale, great time to enjoy the weather and play outside. As our daycare in Palmdale enjoys the cool weather we have been cooking up some popcorn and chilling out with some snow cones every Friday!  We have some new things coming up, and as we prepare for the summer, we will begin to plan how we will stay cool in very hot summer that’s around the corner. Well, join us and be part of our daycare family.

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April 2019

Daycare during spring

The Month of April always seems a bit magical, and our daycare in Palmdale is ready to bring in the spring and enjoy every last bit of it before, well… you know, summer hits! But for now we will enjoy the poppy’s and and weather outside. Oh, and we have something important coming this month, we are planting flowers and getting new grass in the play area! That means grass stains, and butterflies! Stay tune and remember if you know anyone that asks about a good daycare near me, you can always point them our way.

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March 2019

We love the weather!

March is here and our daycare in palmdale is super excited not only is this a lucky month, but it is also spring. It’s fair to say that although we needed the rain, its about time to see the sun shine, and enjoy beautiful weather.  We have spring break this month, and that means we will be having some fun with the kiddos as they enjoy a week off school and can relax. If you are looking for a fun, safe, and loving daycare give us a call!