Tender Touch Daycare

Tender Touch Daycare

Tender touch Daycare offers a loving, learning atmosphere for your little ones~~Early education curriculum~~Circle time~Music~ Dancing~Arts and Crafts~Yoga~~Cooking~Outdoor adventures~~Field trips~~All this with reasonable rates and 18 years of experience

Operating as usual

11/10/2021

The letter D:)

11/09/2021

We found a Fall treasure on our walk:)

Photos from Tender Touch Daycare's post 10/22/2021

Anyone have a fire?
I have the cutest fire fighters;)

09/30/2021
09/30/2021
09/24/2021

Haha

09/22/2021
09/21/2021

Pay close attention to the quiet ones. What looks like a perpetually calm child may actually be a child trapped in fear, panic, anxiety, confusion, anger, sadness, frustration, loneliness, or even despair. The ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ response can be an internalized reaction to a threat. And a threat is anything the heart, mind, or body perceives as dangerous. So check in with the quiet ones. Remember, still waters run deep.💞 -L.R.Knost

I love this explanation from @karenyoung_heysigmund :

“Once the brain registers threat the body will respond. This can drive all sorts of behaviour. Some will be obvious and some won’t be. The responses can be ones that make them bigger (aggression, tantrums) or ones that make them smaller (going quiet or still, shrinking, withdrawing). All are attempts to get the body to safety. None are about misbehaviour, misintent, or disrespect.

One of the ways bodies stay safe is by hiding, or by getting small. When children are in distress, they might look calm, but unless there is a felt sense of safety, the body will be surging with neurochemicals that make it impossible for that young brain to learn or connect.

We all have our things that can send us there. These things are different for all of us & often below our awareness. The responses to these ‘things’ are automatic & instinctive, and we won’t always know what has sent us there.

We just need to be mindful that sometimes it’s when children seem like no trouble at all that they need our help the most. The signs can include a wilted body, sad or distant eyes, making the body smaller, wriggly bodies, a heavy head.

It can also look as though they are ignoring you or being quietly defiant. They aren’t - their bodies are trying to keep them safe. A body in flight or flight can’t hear words as well as it can when it’s calm.

What they need (what all kids need) are big signs of safety from the adult in the room - loving, warm, voices and faces that are communicating clear intent: ‘I’m here, I see you & I’ve got you. You are safe & you can do this. I’m with you.’”

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Fighting a rare, incurable cancer, but I'm still here!💞 L.R.

09/17/2021
09/17/2021

Our words matter when talking to kids. 🧡
📷 Unknown

09/16/2021
09/15/2021

Artists in the house:)

09/09/2021

Daycare yummy lunch;)
Shhh you never saw the cheetos:)

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Kids who are described as "hard to handle" may actually be resisting the tendency of adults to treat them as things to be handled.
—Alfie Kohn

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Timeline photos 09/01/2021

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Forget dancing like no one is watching. Dance like a toddler.
They don't even care if there's music.

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08/24/2021
08/24/2021

We can win
If we try :)

08/24/2021

This is so important to keep in mind! 🙌
📷 Pathway 2 Success

08/24/2021
08/22/2021
08/22/2021

Things Children Need...

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08/10/2021

Toddler Talk... Toddler 1: You look a little frazzled, Dude. Hard day?

Toddler 2: Hard doesn’t even begin to describe my day! I love my mommy to pieces, but seriously, she does NOT know how to share. I took one little thing out of her purse, and she freaked! Snatching and saying, “Mine!” and everything. And right in the middle of the store, too! So embarrassing. Everybody was looking at me, rolling their eyes. I felt like a total failure.

Toddler 1: I hear you! I have the same problem. And mine has been getting into EVERYTHING, too! Like, I stashed my cracker under the couch so I could have a little snack later, and she totally threw it in the trash! Who does that?

Toddler 2: You think that’s bad? Check this. I’m minding my own business, just chillin’ with my toys, and she just snatches me up and carts me off and straps me in the highchair, no warning at all. And I’m not even hungry! Then she gets all upset when I do a little physics with my food. Btw, so cool how sometimes it falls straight down and sometimes it splats against the wall. I think it has something to do with the consistency of the food and the angle of my trajectory. Just a working theory atm, though.

Toddler 1: Cool! Let me know what you figure out. How about this. I can’t get anything done! No joke! I spent all morning building this stellar block tower. Dude, you should have seen this thing. It was epic! So, I walk away for like one second, and she dumps the whole thing in the toy box! An entire morning’s work, gone. I don’t know why I bother sometimes.

Toddler 2: Same! And what’s with this new ‘time-out’ thing mine’s into all of a sudden? I get the slightest bit upset about something and, just when I need a cuddle, she sticks me in this chair and won’t let me get up! Like a chair is a good hugger? Really?

Toddler 1: That’s just wrong. Hey, how about this potty training dealio? She wants me to do my business in a little plastic bowl. We eat out of those things! Seriously, you gotta wonder what goes on in their brains sometimes...

Read more: http://www.littleheartsbooks.com/2014/08/16/sandbox-soapbox-toddler-insights-2/

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Fighting a rare, incurable cancer, but I'm still here!💞 L.R.

Timeline photos 08/09/2021

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"Too often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish. A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioral consequences."
—Dr. Dan Siegel

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Timeline photos 08/09/2021

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Tantrums are a sign that a child's body has shifted into the "fight or flight" pathway of the nervous system. The fight or flight pathway launches behaviors that are involuntary, instinctual survival based, ie; not “on purpose."
— Dr. Mona Delahooke

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08/04/2021

Ice cream anyone? :)

08/04/2021

We built a pattern tower~~
Learning is fun:0

08/04/2021

Perhaps if angry little girls were heard
instead of silenced,
there wouldn’t be so many hurting women
struggling to understand and love themselves.

Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted
instead of shamed,
there wouldn’t be so many angry men
struggling to express and empathize with emotion.

And vice versa.

Perhaps if children's emotions were understood
instead of punished, there wouldn’t be
so many armored people
struggling to be connected and authentic.

Children need to feel all their emotions,
without fear of rejection
to mature into their healthiest true selves.

Being hard on children
does not make them stronger.
People are strengthened through
compassion and understanding,
regardless of gender or age.
@lelia.schott
@synergy.parenting

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Fighting a rare, incurable cancer, but I'm still here!💞 L.R.

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11/07/2020

A childcare provider's prayer poster is now available!
You can find it here https://www.daycareprovidersunlimited.com/product/poster-a-childcare-provider-prayer/154?cs=true

09/25/2020
09/25/2020

I've got the songs. Let's turn up the volume together!

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529 Trowbridge St
Allegan, MI
49010

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 6am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 6am - 5:30pm
Thursday 6am - 5:30pm
Friday 6am - 5:30pm

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