Love and Learn Child Care

Love and Learn Child Care


Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community.

Our Welcome Kits feature and direct these new families to a small number of local businesses for the goods, services & professionals that they need to find.

Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one Day Care/Pre-School Center, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being the featured Day Care Facility in our local Welcome Kits.

It is worthy to note that, according to Dr. Cathy Goodwin in her book “Making the Big Move”, 33% of new residents and families seek out a new Child Care Center shortly after their relocation. As such, approximately 1 out of 3 recipients of our Welcome Kits are actively seeking a new Child Care Center.

I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail.

Please reply to this message with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience.

For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to call or text me on my cell which is listed in my signature.


Carole Merwin
[email protected]

Providing a fun, safe learning environment for children to grow and learn. We have two schools,both

Operating as usual

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/15/2023

Here’s the scoop: We love ice cream!

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/13/2023

Between yesterday and today Ms. Wood is doing a FANTASTIC job with her etiquette class!!!!❤️

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/13/2023

“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” — Winnie The Pooh

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/12/2023

🎬The 2’s and 3’s went to see Paw Patrol at VCC Regal Cinemas 🎬

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/12/2023

Girls just wanna do hair,, thanks Toni again they braided all day 💕

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/12/2023

Cooking cooking cooking,, today each class did a cooking class in each classroom,, we had waffles,pizza, s’mores , dirt, and pancakes,,, the children really had an experience,, 💕


Try these at home with your little ones

The Cone And Crumble:
12 sugar cones
20 vanilla Oreos crushed
8 tbsp butter
The Filling:
16 oz cream cheese
½ cup sugar
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz cool whip
The Strawberries:
1 lb strawberries fresh or frozen
½ cup sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup corn starch
2 Tbsp water
The Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla
Finely crush the oreos in food processor. Mix in melted butter and pulse to combine. Place into baking dish and bake at 375F for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and mix in package of strawberry Jell-O
Cheesecake Filling
Add 16 ounces of cream cheese into your mixing bowl and beating on high until it becomes light and fluffy.
Once your cream cheese is fluffed, mix in ½ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix together very well.
Mix in 8 ounces of cool whip. Mix again until everything is combined.
There are two ways you can choose to add strawberries to your cheesecake cones. The first option is to use fresh strawberries, that have been washed, hulled and sliced. Then place the slices of fresh strawberries into a bowl and sprinkle some sugar over them.
The other option is to create a simple strawberry glaze. Place your strawberries in the saucepan and turn heat to medium. While your strawberries are warming up, add 1/2 cup sugar, ¼ cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water and ¼ cup corn starch. Mix all of the ingredients together.
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. Once your mixture has started to thicken you can remove it from the heat and turn your burner off.
Mix together 2 cups of powdered sugar, 5 tablespoons of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract into a medium size bowl.
Dip the ice cream cones into the icing so that the top section is covered in icing. Next roll your cone around in the crumbles so that your cone is evenly coated. Set each as it is finished on to a cookie sheet and allow it to dry.
Once cones are dry, it's time to move on to the cream cheese filling. Next pipe the cream cheese into the cones, this is your cheesecake base.
Drizzle the strawberries on top. Or if you are using fresh strawberries, place the chunks of strawberries in with the cream cheese.
To finish, drizzle the entire cone with icing.
Store in fridge until you are ready to serve.




Cooking Love and Learn Child Care

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/08/2023

Water sprinkler at Dorey Park and gymnastics at Aerial East Gymnastics we think they they had a pretty awesome day,,, but at the end of the day,,, it was FANTASTIC ❤️

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/07/2023

Love and Learn would like to say thank you to this young lady,,, she has been with us for about three years and has not had a complaint at all!!! We want to say thank you, we love you and appreciate everything that you do for the center 💕💕💕💕 Again we love Ms. Wood❤️❤️❤️

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 07/01/2023

For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does just for fun and things that are educational. The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play.
Penelope Leach


Cooling off with some water fun

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 06/29/2023

Working on a puzzle reinforces connections between brain cells, improves mental speed and is an effective way to improve short-term memory. Puzzles increase the production of dopamine, a chemical that regulates mood, memory, and concentration. Dopamine is released with every success as we solve the puzzle

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 06/29/2023

Why is Jumping Important?
Here are some of the areas of development that are boosted by jumping:

Muscle Strength — Jumping requires a lot of strength and power, thus continuing to develop muscles that are important for all gross motor movement.
Bone Strength — Jumping puts a good kind of stress on bones—the kind that helps them grow and harden.
Motor Planning & Sequencing — Jumping requires continuous motor planning and sequencing—skills that allows us to plan and execute our movements in order to safely navigate our environment. When jumping, your little one uses motor planning to judge distance, evaluate how much power is required to jump and land, plan her movements, and then execute the jump in the proper sequence.
Balance — Jumping employs a new level of balance for your little one.
Health — Physical activity is integral to overall health, and jumping is central to much of children’s typical physical activity (playing on play structures, dancing or engaging in games like hopscotch). Research shows that today’s children are less physically active, which puts their ability to master jumping at risk, and not mastering jumping can discourage them from being physically active

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 06/27/2023

Girls just love to do hair,, thanks Toni for their first session of cosmetology ,, 💕

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 06/27/2023

Starting our summer program off the right way!!! Boys ready for their football training and etiquette class learning about manners and more!!!💕

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 06/01/2023

Our little ones preparing for their big day as the move on up to the next level,,, watch out kindergarten here we come❤️


Calling all educators! We're hiring! Our amazing Love and Learn Childcare programs are searching for dedicated and caring leaders who are ready to teach, nurture and build confident learners! ❤️💙

Does this sound like you? For more information, contact us at [email protected]



1. They are not daycare workers, they are daycare teachers. Their lesson plan every day includes: how to share, how to have “nice hands” and “walking feet,” how to say please and thank you, how to walk behind someone without pushing, how to take turns, and how to have “listening ears.”

2. They are not just teachers. They are also janitors and nurses. They make boo-boos feel better and dry up tears. They spray, wipe, sanitize, sweep, mop, vacuum, and take out the trash.

3. They are waitresses. They balance little trays and cups of milk. They pick up squashed peas off the floor. Scoop peaches when they ask for more.

4. They change 5 dirty diapers, within 10 minutes, the day after beef and corn.

5. They get 12 little ducklings to follow in a row on their way to the playground.

6. They tie tiny shoes. Snap tiny pants. Fold tiny blankeys. Wipe tiny noses. Spend 5 minutes fixing the heels of tiny Converse. Multiply all of this by 12 on some days.

7. They are there before parents go to work and-or don’t go home until the last kid is picked up as the second hand ticks to closing time.

8. They lay out cots and pillows and blankeys and paci’s. They know who gets a pacifier, who gets a 6 oz bottle, who has to have all the lights out, who will wake up early, who came in late and will lay awake. They sit between cots patting restless toddlers to sleep. They spend the rest of nap time keeping the one early riser from waking the 11 others.

9. They go home and take care of their own families and homes, or their own children. They somehow find time to rest their tired feet.

10. They are patient and kind. They are trustworthy. They do their best with no promise of rest. They don’t enjoy disciplining, but do it with love. Their heart swells to see your child grow and learn and smile and play. They laugh at the funny things the kids always say. Say thank you to your daycare teacher. They love your child❤️


Ms.Nikki, Ms.Jayla,Ms.Mahagany & I would like to give a special thanks to our parents for the appreciation shown during 🍎 Teachers appreciation week ! 🥰 We thank you.


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our teachers here at Love and Learn 💖

Ms. Deja
Ms. Chaniya
Ms. Miajhya
Ms. Nikki
Ms. Jayla
Ms. Angel
Ms. Gwen
Ms. Davis
Ms. Sylvia
Ms. Mahagany
Ms. Santaja


To our teachers we just want you to know you are appreciated. We thank God for you!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our Love and Learn Teachers!


❤️ If we ever taught your child... please make our day!!

For Teacher Appreciation Week, We would love for our current/former students/parents to REPLY to this post and tell us how your child is doing and what your child is doing (school, sports, family, etc..)! Or feel free to share a funny story or memory from our time together! Make sure to shout the teacher out as well.

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 05/03/2023

Help us in celebrating Sebastian as he turned the BIG 3️⃣

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 05/03/2023

When it’s a sunny day 😎
We go out and play.

Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts that we eventually acquire even abstract ideas.
~ Dr. Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood



Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 04/25/2023

Late post Alert 🚨 We had another wonderful birthday celebration, please join us in wishing Marcus a Happy Happy Birthday 🎈🎉🎁

Photos from Love and Learn Child Care's post 04/24/2023

Happy 4th Birthday to this AMAZING kid!!


Mrs. Pam!!!! You are one of God’s most beautiful masterpieces. We are celebrating His works and a gift to us all. Thank you for the affection you have brought to our lives. May you have a birthday full of God’s blessings.

👑Help us celebrate this wonderful gift by sharing a memory or just some appreciation in the comment section.

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Tuesday 6:30am - 6pm
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