Small Group

jump to bed

Few children willingly and swiftly go down to nap. This experienced staff took her time to allow each child make a game out of going down to nap.  No drama. No conflict. But a lot of friendly banter, patience, and humor!


Whole Class

Walk Around the Block

Ushering a large group of the children around the street block isn’t quite so simple. But finding something along the way to notice and talk about makes it a lot easier. This provider makes the best use of transition time to help children see their neighborhood on the way to the playground.


One on One

Nap Time Story

What do you do when a child is brand new to your childcare and cries for mommy at naptime? Ms. Devore, a seasoned provider of a small home-based childcare, makes creative use of whatever she had on hand to help a little girl feel safe and connected—and yes, eventually to fall asleep.