About Ivy Sandbox
We enjoy watching your child grow, develop, and learn! Our goal is to provide a quality day care, offering a safe, educationally stimulating, loving, smoke-free environment with a dependable, experienced staff that is active in child development. Periodic Ages & Stages assessments are conducted with parental permission.
Communication is essential for everyone involved. It’s helpful to exchange information regarding your child during pick up and drop off. We like to establish a close relationship with each parent.
Happiness is never undervalued! A happy heart means a happy mind!
Interesting question: Should kids be entertained all the time? With all of the electronics and media in today's world, turns out that less is more...
Increasing evidence suggests that the more children are left alone, the more they learn to make their own decisions; and, furthermore, the conventional education system's consistent interventions to alleviate children's boredom could be doing more harm than good. Why be hesitant to slow down and think, create, plan? Watching children develop these valuable skills together with their peers is astonishing. Who will lead, who will follow, who will have a new idea, who will challenge, who will guide.... this all develops here! Does this mean we are doing nothing? Absolutely not! Quite the opposite! Critical thinking is developing! Various understandings of STEM concepts are happening naturally. Will they succeed? Sometimes. Will they fail? Sometimes. Is it okay? Absolutely!
Remember when mom and dad asked "So, what did you do today?" and your answer was "Nothing." Well guess what? You were actually learning quality skills that today's child may be lacking. When it's your idea, it may not sink in. When it is their idea, they will remember and recall!
Compelling read: 'The Benefit of Boredom', by Gia Miller at the Child Mind Institute
Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with friends is paramount to social development! Encouraging children to work together begins at a very early age. Develop analytical skills, cooperating, taking turns, showing empathy, kind words, respect for one another, and good manners is what our program values.
Happy children are well behaved children! Exploring the world is always better with a friend or two :-).
Our priority is ensuring your child is safe: safe sleep positioning, posting recall notices, each room is childproofed, superior air quality with our UV germ-eliminating air purification system. Staff members are required to have CPR/First Aid Training with a proactive approach to safety.
Also, our home is equipped with a camera monitoring system.
Safety and Peace of Mind
Identifying developmental milestones happens every day. Here is a helpful link to see if your little is on track https://www.facebook.com/Before3ToSucceed follow them on Facebook.