What is Family Child Care?
You need to know your child is happy and safe. You want your child’s needs met by a responsible adult concerned about your child’s health, education and development. Family child care provides all this and more. Family child care is usually provided in private homes by care givers whose profession is caring for small children in addition to their own. They are not babysitters working on a temporary basis. They are devoted providers who augment their natural affinity for children with special classes and workshops.
Family Child Care Advantages:
• Small group size
• Individual attention
• One consistent caregiver
• A learning environment
• Age-appropriate activities
• A home setting
• A healthy atmosphere for infants, toddlers and preschoolers
A Happy Place for Children
Infants and young children enjoy the cozy, familiar home environment of family child care.
The calm, small-group setting allows them to receive individual attention from a nurturing and
Monday Morning Moms Can Help Monday Morning Moms® of Maryland, Montgomery CountyMonday Morning Moms® is a family child care management program that has been bringing parents and childcare providers together since 1992. We have developed a network of reliable care givers who provide quality child care in their homes, and we handle tasks that can be challenging for parents.
These tasks include:
• locating and screening providers,
• visiting providers on a regular basis to monitor her activities
• Providing resources for liability insurance,
• Maintaining the expense records necessary for your tax return or for flexible spending accounts through employers.
Every Monday Morning Moms® provider receives regular professional consultation from our staff
so she can promote the physical growth and emotional, social, cognitive development of each
child in her care. Play and learning equipment is rotated among providers so children have
access to stimulating, new activities. There are other benefits as well: For children under two years of age, family child care can cut the risk of acquiring infectious disease in half by comparison to day care centers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Child psychologists also say small group size is the most important factor in determining the quality of child care.
Why is the Monday Morning Moms Program So Unique?We are Selective- Only 8% of the Providers we interview and screen qualify to join our network!We Screen ALL Providers- All of our providers in the program have had at least:
extensive interviewing with the Monday Morning Moms staff
letters of reference on file
physician certification of good health
their homes inspected for compliance with fire, health and safety standards
Every 6 to 8 weeks each provider receives an unannounced consultation visit
We offer curriculum ideas and materials to support your child’s learning
We supplement your caregiver’s daycare with toys, books and equipment for learning