Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Field Trips

There are times of field trips in which all the children would be transported in our 2001 Honda Odyssey. We are licensed and insured. We have 5 point harness car seats for all the children that are custom for newborn up to 100 pounds. Currently our daughter is attending a private kindergarten school which requires us to drive her to school. This means that all the children will be transported in the van between 7:30am to 8:15am and 3:30pm to 4:15pm. Next year both children will be attending the elementary school that is right behind our house which they can walk to.

We do have a weekly field trip to Costco. This gives the children an opportunity to develop social skills, math, and literacy skills. I have strict rules concerning field trip outings. Babies are always fastened within the shopping cart or double stroller and the preschoolers are required to hold onto the shopping cart or double stroller. We are taught “stranger danger” and the importance of sticking together. Once the importance of safety is established the world of learning is opened wide. Past experiences consist of many strangers commenting on how well behaved and happy all the children are in my care. Also, I have had many families express their appreciation in exposing there child to public places which has helped them when they have to do the grocery shopping themselves with their child.

In the summer time we also do a lot of field trips. They have changed through out the years depending on what is important to our families. We always discuss field trip and agree together what those field trips will be. Some examples are:

Botanical Gardens
Monzano Mesa Water Spray Park
ABQ Jump
City Park