welcome to funtastic tots

Dear Parents, 

Thank you for considering Funtastic Tots as you look to entrust your children in my care. Choosing a quality childcare provider is one of the most important decisions a parent will ever make, as well as one of the most difficult ones.

As you know, early childhood is the fastest period of development in a human life. Every child should have the opportunity to grow up in a setting that values children, that provides conditions for a safe and secure environment, and that respects diversity. Because children are both the present and the future of every nation, they have needs, rights and intrinsic worth that we, as providers must recognize and support. We must also understand children's behavior to help them grow successfully in life. One way to better understand children is through child development. Early childcare and development is not only what happens within the child, but also the care the child requires in order to develop optimally. With that said, I offer a unique family childcare setting that caters to the emotional and developmental needs of all children. A safe, loving environment is provided where your child will be accepted, loved and stimulated.

I am looking forward to working with you and to provide the best possible care for your child.

 

Sincerely,
Marie Theodore-Gere
Funtastic Tots Family Daycare LLC

overview

Funtastic Tots is a family daycare established to provide your child with the highest quality care. Your child's experience will be safe, educational and fun. Funtastic Tots is a comprehensive childcare service for infants through school-age children. High educational goals and program standards will be maintained. The quality program will be tailored to your child with an appropriate environment and curriculum that embraces the unique cultural and individual needs of each child and family. Children are placed first, respecting each child as a valued and unique individual with distinct interests and opinions.

Each child's individuality will be encouraged in order to promote a positive self-image. I believe that children experience learning through play. Based on this belief, Funtastic Tots provide a wide variety of activities in all the curriculum areas where children can experience "hands on" learning. The program is designed for children to have fun while learning, and to look forward to returning.

 

our philosophy

I encourage and challenge the children to develop the knowledge and skills of lifelong learners. My goal is to empower every child to reach his or her highest potential, mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.

 

our experience

Funtastic Tots is a fun, loving, professional family daycare for children 6 weeks old to 12 years old. Established in 2005, it is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, off of Hempstead Turnpike, from the Cross Island Parkway. Secure entryways, video monitoring and multiple evacuation procedures.

I have worked with children for over five years and recognize the need and importance for your child to be in a safe and nurturing environment. My vision for this state-of-the-art facility stems from my belief that children should be able to express their interests, expand their knowledge with developmentally appropriate activities, and develop a sense of oneself and others around them.

I am an experienced mother, with a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I am licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and have a contract with the department of Social Services (DSS) to welcome subsidized families in my program. I am trained in first aid, infant, child and adult CPR.

The learning environment at Funtastic Tots is a fascinating self-journey, as useful for building emotional knowledge, as it would be for sharpening academic skills. In a kind and professional manner, this learning facility disperses discipline, loving care, while preparing the children to advance to higher grounds. I am proud to offer high quality and educational services. My commitment to quality shows in everything that I do... from my facility and equipment, to my learning programs. Quite simply, I strive to be the best... for families and the children in my care. At Funtastic Tots, learning is a fulfilling, exciting experience, and children look forward to returning.