At Estrellita de Mar Family WeeCare, we pride ourselves in learning while having fun! We ensure all the children feel like family. In these crucial years of learning, it is important that you can trust the provider will be setting the appropriate examples for your child. Age appropriate modeling in language, behavior, and socialization occurs daily at EDM, to ensure that your child learns to build positive relationships, has positive self-esteem, emotional control, and communication skills. Our curriculum is filled with songs, games, and play to provide your child with a positive experience, that will set them up for their educational future.
I am passionate about childcare because it is the most rewarding experience ever. To be able to teach a child a new task and watch how their little minds work is a fulfilling feeling. I have worked with children for 6 years, most of it with children between the ages of 0-6yrs old. I worked for the City of Gardena where we provided subsidized childcare for parents with low resources. That job is what truly inspired me to open my own family childcare, to be able to impact the children directly and provide them a fun loving experience where they also learn.
I am married with my wonderful husband Clifton of 13 years, we have a 6 yr old daughter Leilani, and a 4 yr old son Clifton. Leilani attended a family childcare facility when she was 3 yrs old and we remember how amazing her experience was with her teacher and the socialization skills she gained during that year. This is also why it is important for us to provide this kind of care, so that children and their families feel supported and remember our family for years to come. My mother (and assistant), Gloria, or Mama Glo like the kids call her, will be living with us in November and we couldn't be more excited.
My past experience in working with subsidized families has taught me that every child learns differently and at different capacities, but they all want a sense of belonging and nurture all the same
Mama Glo is Mrs. Jasmine's mom. She has 9 grandchildren, which she has dedicated her time to since becoming a grandmother. Mama Glo loves to travel, see new countries, and try new food. She is creative when coming up with fun new meals to keep the children interested in nutrition. The children quickly take to her nurturing spirit.
In our home we have two rooms where the children engage in activities and games. In one room, we have our circle time carpet, books, building blocks, paint, and writing materials. In the second room it's all about dramatic play! We have costumes for pretend play, a kitchen, dolls, shopping cart, and a small space for privacy. Outside we have a painting easel, balls, jump ropes, and a few dramatic play items. The entire downstairs area is available and licensed for our little star fish.
Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and comfy. At the end of our street there is a park that is only accessed by the neighbors in this area and it is completely gated - perfect for a day of fun at the park.
Estrellita de Mar Family WeeCare has been issued the following license number by California's Department of Social Services: #334845178