About Busy Bunnies
The goal of Busy Bunnies Daycare is to help our children become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners.
Busy Bunnies Daycare has all the benefits of a home daycare: a relaxed, personal environment where your child will have plenty of one-on-one attention. And yet your child will not lack the advantages that the larger daycare centers are able to provide. Busy Bunnies Daycare strives to provide the “best of both worlds” by providing the resources, education, and high standards of a large daycare combined with the flexible, relaxed, family-oriented feel of a home daycare.
While many people enjoy the flexible, personal side of home daycares, some parents worry that they sending their child to a home daycare may mean compromising the quality of care and education their child receives. Often home daycares are less regulated and the staff may be less educated. Many home daycares are unlicensed and run by people with little to no training in child development or education.
For example, did you know that according to studies published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 70% of home daycare centers reported using the television daily (versus 36% of center-based daycares)? And these children averaged at least 2-3 hours of screen time (versus the 1.5 hours in the centers). While Busy Bunnies Daycare believes that technology can be an important learning tool, screen time is also very limited at our center. To read more about the negative effects of too much television and how this affects the use of technology at our center, click here.
At Busy Bunnies, our curriculum and structure is based on the Montessori Method. The Montessori Method was founded by Maria Montessori in 1907. The Montessori Method believes that children learn best through modeling and observation, rather than through verbal instructions.
Using this method means the children are presented with a variety of choices of activities (instead of requiring all the children to participate in the same activity), so children are allowed to choose their activity based on their level of interest. They are also allowed to explore and discover their environment based on what they enjoy. This makes learning enjoyable, but it also promotes increased levels of concentration. For more about the Montessori Method, click here.