Larisa's Mini Scholars Preschool

I believe the first years of a child’s life are by far the most important, helping to lay the foundation for all intellectual and emotional development to follow. Through nurturing and individualized attention, I take great care to provide a warm, friendly, and fun environment for your child, while ensuring they receive the guidance and structure they need. I strive to nurture your child’s ideas and imagination, acknowledge each child’s individuality, and validate each personality. My goal is to provide a place where children know that they are accepted, loved, protected, and wanted; helping to instill in each child a strong sense of self-worth and purpose. My job is to make sure that each child has numerous positive experiences and interactions throughout the day. It is my hope that when the day is done, and children go home, they feel happy and proud of themselves; eager to express the happenings of their day to you.

Each and every day I feel privileged to have the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a child, to join in their laughter, and to be included in their games. This is how I have chosen to spend my days. I am a very tolerant individual with an enormous amount of patience. Having two children of my own, I understand how difficult it is to leave your child in someone else’s care. Because of this, I can appreciate the trust you must put in me on a daily basis. My goal is to build your trust by being professional, dependable, honest, and most importantly caring for your child the same way I would want my children to be cared for. I view my chosen profession as a career, not just a job.

I provide a daily routine that is flexible, yet structured, to ensure that children are comfortable with their surroundings and expectations. Children’s interactions with one another are carefully watched, giving us an opportunity to help instill common values within each child. Through sensitivity and understanding I strive to teach each child in my care manners, kindness, and to be respectful toward others and their belongings. When a child displays inappropriate behavior toward others, he or she is encouraged to make amends through a sincere apology; all in a sustained effort to help teach children the basic understanding of right from wrong.

I feel that good communication between a parent and provider is a very important part of any quality preschool program. Because of this, I am committed to creating a strong bond with you and your child, helping to ensure the best start to your child’s life. My goal is that you feel completely confident and reassured when you leave your child in my care. Each child is different, unique, and special and will be treated as such. These carefree years are far too short. Therefore, I do not rush children through this fun filled time in their lives. Rather, each child is encouraged to develop and grown at their own pace. I understand that you are trusting me to care for, and teach your child, and I take this responsibility very seriously. I look forward to the opportunity to care for your child, while providing a positive influence in their life. 

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