“A home away from home"
Laurie Harper- Burgess welcomes you to Hearthstone Childcare! After twenty years of working in a Waldorf early childhood setting, I longed to create a real "home away from home" for those children needing care in their foundational years. The learning here is all about absorption and imitation, developing movement, speech and thinking at the most fundamental level. With this in mind, our curriculum of daily life in the home looks like this:
Rhythm of the Day
8am onwards - Arrival and free play
9:30am - Singing and ring time
9:45am - Morning snack
10:15am - Outdoor playtime
11:30am - Inside for lunch and rest time preparation
12pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Rest time with story and song
2pm onwards - Awaken and quiet play
3pm - Afternoon snack
3:15pm - Outdoor playtime
3:30pm onwards - Departure for home
Early arrivals and later depatures may be contracted on an individual basis.
Besides working with children, I love gardening, singing and storytelling, sewing and all forms of handwork/crafts, and homemaking. All my loves are brought together in our daily life at Hearthstone Childcare.
I look forward to meeting you and your child/ren!