The front view of our home located on a corner "L" shaped lot.
The rear view of our home where all arrival and departures take place. As you can see, the porch is enclosed with screens. During late fall through early spring plexi-glass windows are installed for protection against the weather.
The entrance to the backyard play area is through the gated arbor, onto the patio.
In the backyard fenced play area we have lots of fun on the swingset with three swings to accommodate both infants and toddlers. There is also a rope ladder to climb, as well as two climbing towers with four foot slides. All the playground equipment is anchored in the ground. The yellow Circle Cycle, on the left brick patio accomodates 5 children (ages 2-7) riding together round and round.
We have a large 8x8 foot sandbox to play in, which we keep covered with vinyl lattice. We have a storage area for toys, and enjoy the wading pool in the summer.
In Winter, we try to go outside daily and enjoy the elements! What fun it is!
The Play Porch area is filled with activity centers and toys, most of which are at the children's level. The couch and chair are wonderful reading areas where we can relax and enjoy the fresh air.
We listen to music often while we play. The spring horse is well loved, and ridden daily. While out on the porch, taking turns is a concept which is gradually learned by all the children.
The table seats 6 children comfortably where we have breakfast, lunch, snacks, and activity. It is here that we learn about personal space, table manners and share in conversation.
It is from the kitchen window that each child "Waves Good-bye" and "Blows Kisses" to their parents as they leave for the day.
Daily, parents must bring the necessary belongings for the care of their child, in either a diaper bag or back pack. The dining room, to the left of the buffet, is where we keep the diaper bags and backpacks. The mats for rest/nap time are stored under the buffet, and the blanket and pillows within.
The living room continues from the dining room. Following lunch, each child has their own space on the floor with a mat, pillow and blanket where they nap/rest. If they are old enough they may sleep or rest on the funiture. We learn that furniture is for sitting, not standing or jumping.
There is no access to the front hallway as it is gated.