Hello my name is Josalynn Longley.  I have my Child Development Supervisor Diploma which was formally know as Level 3 in Early Childhood Education and currently have been working in the field for fifteen years.  I have knowledge of all developmental milestones and programming for all ages. I have taken additional courses on family dynamics and occupations therapy. I have been working as a day home consultant for a regulated day home agency for two and a half years and have extensive knowledge of the government regulations and standards.  Though I love my job, I have decided that it is time to reopen my day home doors which will allow me to be a stay at home mother for our twosons.

I have experience with children ranging from newborn to thirteen years of age.

I have an up to date Child First Aid and CPR, police clearance check and child-welfare check.

Reference are available upon request.

From the Heart Day Home is a smoke free/ pet friendly home (cat)

From the Heart is a licensed- privately run day home. From the Heart does provide transportation via vehicle. Depending on the children in care this may include drop offs/pick ups to local schools in my community, field trips or daily outings. I do not provide transportation to and from my home outside of school transportation.

I provide fresh, nutritious snacks (2) and lunches that follow the Canadian Food Guide daily. I do my best to ensure that most of the meals are home-made. Homo/2% milk is available for meals as well as water at any time during the day.

Diapers, formula and baby food are not provided.

Things that we will explore:

  • Literacy activities/Reading
  • Creative open ended crafts
  • Sensory play
  • Fine and Gross motor activities
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Music
  • Exploring the neighborhood/ Community walks/ local establishments
  • Playing Cooperative games
  • Various Cultural activities
  • Dramatic Play
  • Baking/cooking

From the Heart is a play based environment with lots of planned opportunities for children to learn and grow through both free play as well as teacher guided activities. Planning is based on the interests, needs and abilities of each individual child and is geared towards overall development.

We do go outside everyday as long as weather permits. We are lucky enough to have a several local playgrounds within walking distance of the house and local walking paths in the community.

I love working with children and love how they see the world.  I love listening to their ideas when considering programming. I want the children to feel like this is a home away from home.