A Mum's Touch Child Care
  1. Planned Play
    Explore what we are doing now and see what we have done on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amumstouchchildcare
  2. Curriculum
    Through the use of The Creative Curriculum each child is individually assessed and lesson plans are developed with nature inspired guided play activities designed to develop curiosity, social skills, school readiness and love of learning.
  3. Every Child is Family
    Large Family Child Care is held to higher state standards but is still a small family environment of 12 children with more staff to child ratio then Family Child Care ( 1/8) or a Child Care Center (1/12). Children learn from each other individual families needs are a priority.
The importance of access to nature for young children
Louise Chawla, Professor of Planning and Urban Design, University of Colorado, Boulder CO, USA
Research shows that young children, like older children and adults of all ages, derive a range of benefits from having access to nature – even if only a small patch of trees on marginal urban land. This article discusses the reasons why nature is important for young children, including that it lays the foundations for an interest in taking care of the environment in later life, and touches on ways in which young children’s access to nature can be enhanced.

‘Studies show links between access to nature and ability to sustain concentration, delay gratification and cope with stressors.’
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Brain development does not stop after early childhood, but it is the
foundation upon which the brain continues developing. Early childhood is
the time to build either a strong and supportive, or fragile and
unreliable foundation. These early years are very important in the
development that continues in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/4356e/

OUR FEATURES

  1. Available Hours
    Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm
  2. Cloth Diaper Friendly
  3. Licensed Since January 2012
    http://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/child-care-providers/licensing
  4. Staff to Child Ratio
    A Mum's Touch is a Large Family Child Care (12 children) average 4 children per staff ratio Family Child Care (8 children) average 8 children to 1 Adult Child Care Centers Average 12 children to 1 adult
  5. Outside Everyday
    There is no such thing as bad weather, only poorly chosen clothing! Children are outside twice a day or more even the elements only allow for 15 minutes of outdoors. Weekly walks around the block, to near by parks and picnics. If the weather permits the entire day is spent outdoors.
  6. Curriculum
    The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Assessment tools are used to create lesson plans that are flexible for children's interest and helps teachers create play based activities designed for a child's brain development and school readiness.