My son has been at Pitter Patter Dayhome, for over 2 years. Laurie has a fantastic learning and play program. It’s like my son is in a pre kindergarten program. The children have lots of time for play, but also learn new things everyday through Laurie’s theme months and her structured daily activities.
In my experience, it is by far the best dayhome I have been at. I highly recommend the Pitter Patter Dayhome to anyone looking for excellent care for their child.
June 15, 2010
Laurie has been caring for my four-year-old son, for the past two years and it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Laurie’s home and family as we move away from Edmonton. I know that finding care for one’s young child can be stressful; however if you are lucky enough to have discovered Pitter Patter Dayhome and there is a spot open – my advice is grab it and consider yourself truly lucky.
Laurie’s website gives a great sense of the engaging and fun activities that she plans all year long - from raising butterflies, to a trip to the aviation museum, to walks to the library, to baking pretzels, to water fights in the back yard, to harvesting the garden. Our son comes home every day with long stories about what he and his friends have been up to. Laurie puts a lot of time into finding the right activities for the kids and then letting them lead the way. Her generosity towards these children is remarkable.
Yet, it is not these exciting activities that make Laurie’s dayhome stand out from any other childcare I have come across – rather it is Laurie’s dedication to providing a loving, safe, predictable and educational environment for the children. Laurie is one of those rare dayhome providers who has chosen to make caring for young children her career and her life’s work. She is passionate about what she does and puts energy and thought into being available to each of the children all day long. She and her husband Rob have made every inch of their home a welcoming and safe play zone; it took a surprisingly short time for our son to adopt this as his home-away-from-home.
I highly recommend Pitter Patter Dayhome to you and would be pleased to answer any questions you have about our experience there.
Mother of two
Administrative and Financial Manager
Department of Drama, University of Alberta