Train a child’s mind; discipline their heart
Small Steps Big Dreams Learning Center utilize a combination of several play-based approaches to help achieve age- appropriate developmental milestones and prepare for school readiness. The activities include both individual activities and group time. All which are child-led. Our program covers; social, cognitive, emotional, physical and creative development. We offer S.T.E.M., Mindfulness and Yoga, Dance and Gross Motor, Sensory, Art and Creativity, Imaginative and Dramatic play, Music, Language, as well as early introduction to Zoology and Botany. The space is setup and rotated with play-based learning in mind at varying times for free exploration.
Children are my first love and my passion. I enjoy watching children grow and learn while also learning a thing or two from them. I care for children from birth to five years old. These years are pivotal in a child’s development and shouldn’t be taken lightly; its where great minds begin. Small Steps Big Dreams Learning Center LLC places emphasis on developing the whole child; physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and creatively. My program is child led or directed and play based. Meaning in all I do here, I follow their lead. When children are motivated through play learning is made fun. Children learn best from exploring on their own in a safe, child friendly environment. Play is the foundation of learning, creativity, self-expression, and problem solving. It’s how children wrestle with life to make it meaningful for them.
My personal qualities include my love for children, level of patience and understanding, caring, nurturing and gentle, giving and compassionate. Although I am just starting my childcare business, I have many, many years experienced as a child-care provider, as well as being a mother to my own four children, five step- children, and foster child. I am also a trained birthing doula with a certificate in breast feeding supportive services as well. In addition, I am a certified (Maternity) Community Health Navigator (recently retiring from Keystone First to pursue my childcare journey). I am a graduate of La Salle University and anticipate returning to school to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education as well as my CDA credentials. I appreciate the value and trust you have placed in me to care for your child (ren). Please don’t ever hesitate to ask me questions, make comments, and give suggestions. We are excited to be a part of your village!
Mission & Vision
The mission of Small Steps Big Dreams Learning Center LLC is to provide child-led high quality, safe, fun and educational childcare for our children and to encourage them to work at their own pace, giving special attention to each of their individual needs. My job is solely to help each child in my care, past or present reach their full potential and prepare them for success. My purpose is to provide high quality, affordable and accessible early learning to meet the needs of children and families in Philadelphia. We encourage your child(ren) to explore, experience, understand and learn.
Our focus is to provide a stimulating early learning and child-care experience which promotes and enhances each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. We are dedicated to the families we serve, providing support and encouragement.