Goodman Family Childcare & Preschool
Childcare Services in Gresham, OR
My name is Becky Goodman. I've been married to my husband, David since November 1994. I'm the mother of two pretty daughters Mikayla (April 1999) and Monica (August 2004) I began my childcare business in December 2002. Prior to doing childcare, I worked as a School Bus Driver for eight years. I was having a difficult time finding quality affordable childcare that opened at five in the morning. I wasn't cheerful with my supplier for many reasons but didn't feel I had many options most providers didn't open until six o'clock.
read moreHere at our childcare program we strive to go above and beyond to provide quality customer service for our families and to provide the highest quality care for your children. Our #1 goal is to assist parents in getting their child the skills they need, such as socializing with others, being self sufficient, being able to self regulate, and building self esteem. I believe in balance of learning through play and communication as well as academic learning letters, numbers and cognitive learning. We believe in learning outdoors and go outside daily rain or shine.
read moreAnnually we accept 4-5 students age 2-3 years, 4-5 students age 4-5 years, and 2-4 older siblings age 5-10 years. I enroll in cohorts Cohort 1 has 2-3 year olds and Cohort 2 has 4-5 year olds. Using cohorts helps the children bond with students in their age and learning levels, encourages stability and allows them to graduate to kindergarten together. Right now it is too hard watching infants and monitoring distance learning at the same time. Our program provides a high quality Creative Curriculum that is also used by Head Start in Oregon.
read moreWe use Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care Environments as well as Funshine Express Curriculum. We also use the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment Tools to monitor the children's developments and to make ongoing goals for them in the classroom. We believe in a balance of social-emotional and academic curriculum. Our goal is to assist you in getting your child ready for a successful Kindergarten experience. Children learn from each other by role playing and dramatic play. We work with children to problem solve and to learn to get along with others.