Andrews Family Child Care
This month’s Quality Start Riverside County (QSRC) “Shining Star” is the Andrews Family Child Care (FCC), a licensed family child care home located in Cathedral City. This site has been serving Riverside County families for over 20 years and has been accredited through the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) twice during this time frame. The Andrews Family Child Care site has achieved a Tier 4 rating in the QSRC program and serves children from infancy through 5 years of age.
The program’s environment supports the children with both social/emotional growth as well as intellectual stimulation. It has an abundance of developmentally appropriate equipment in the large, comfortable classroom, and within the classroom there are well defined interest centers. It also features a large play area outside which provides activities for cognitive development, as well as both large and small motor skills.
The Andrews’ FCC staff consists of 2 dedicated teachers who demonstrate love, patience, and knowledge of Early Childhood Education; and the program maintains a ratio of 2 teachers to 7 children. They provide a variety of learning opportunities that keep the children engaged while progressing in all developmental areas. The staff are bilingual and integrate dual language learning with the children. Research has shown that speaking more than one language has many benefits to child development.
The Andrews Family Child Care provides a nurturing environment for children while incorporating a wonderful educational experience to help them thrive and begin their journey on a lifelong learning path.