At TikiLand Daycare & Preschool, our number one priority is the health and safety of the children. We are taking all of the proactive measures that we can to remain covid-19 free. We are a daycare and preschool that originally focused most of the day outdoors surrounded by nature. Since we are primarily an outdoor based daycare, following the rules of covid-19 have not been the most difficult for us. Most of our activities continue to remain outdoors for example- lunch time in the patio, story time in the sunshade patio, guided play time in the outdoor covered patio. Since Covid-19, we have moved more activities outside to best promote social distancing and space between children.
Staff members are required to wear face coverings while inside the facility.
Staff and Children will be required to wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer throughout the day. High touch items and surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day and each night.
If a child appears to be sick, a staff member will take his/her temperature. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees is not permitted to enter the facility. If a child becomes ill during care day, parents will be notified and asked to take their child home immediately. They will remain in a sperate area until pick up. If a child becomes ill with fever and/or flu-like symptoms, they may not return to the facility until the fever is gone for AT LEAST 24 hours.
All payments regarding care are to be completed through PayPal.
Access to the facility will be restricted to faculty, staff, and essential services. Pick up and drop off will take place outside the facility.
Teachers & Staff
If anyone has a stronger education in background it is Pily. Not only does Pily have 25 years of experience as a elementary school teacher, but she has over 15 years of experience working at our local church teaching Sunday school to kindergardeners, and years of volunteer service with local girl scout groups. She has been a bilingual educator for over 10 years.
At Tikiland, Pily is in charge of running the infant program as well as administering the preschool education program as well.
If anyone can incorporate singing, writing, reading, talking and playing in two languages it's Pily. She is a mother of 5 wonderful daughters and grandmother to 6 children.
Very strong background in psychology and childhood education. Just look at the board in the classroom to see all of her certificates.
Marielle Macuil Hernandez
5 years of experience helping to run and teach at Tikiland (which is almost 5 years old). When she is not in charge of administration and maintenance, she is working with the children.
Marielle has been in charge of physical education, artwork, gardening, and one on one reading, writing and comprehension with the children since day one.
Strong background in economics, psychology, sociology, business law and 10 years of experience tutoring (Spanish, English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry).
Tiki-Land was born out of the realization that there was a severe need for daycare, and more importantly, BETTER daycare.
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And so we set forth to bring daycare into the 21st century.
From building a place that is captivating to all and plays on a theam that naturally provokes ones primal instinct to play, exsplore, and learn; to our staff of quilified and nurting teachers; our easy to access policy, rates, info, and online payment; and putting a majority of our profit back into the daycare with constant upgrades and additions.
was designed from the dream of a daycare that can be enjoyed by all ages. A place where we welcome parents can come enjoy the space with their children which also aids in making the child more comfortable and a comfortable child is a child that is ready to learn. With our preschool curriculum we teach things like motor skills, good manners, emotional management, and of course the love of learning.
In out diverse and open jungle themed yard and play area kids are encouraged to take what they learn in the classroom and put it into practice and to be adventurous and ask questions.
Provide a high quality early learning program and exceptional care
Support families in their role of bringing up children by having open and ongoing communication between parents and Tiki-Land’s staff
Engage children in activities that enhance all areas of their development
Encourage and support children’s natural curiosity to explore and question things and events around them
Give children opportunities to make choices and to form and express their own ideas and opinions
Focus on social and emotional learning as it helps develop and solidify necessary life-long skills
Create a peaceful classroom environment that provides the children with emotional comfort and stability and offers them opportunities to collaborate with others and to experience themselves as a valued member of the group
Give children opportunities to experience the satisfaction that comes from overcoming difficulties and making progress
Encourage children to revisit, reflect, and interpret their understanding of the world through play, art and dialogue
Work constructively with children’s ability and desire to take greater responsibility for themselves and help them make first steps towards independence