ABOUT ME
WELCOME TO ROSARIA'S HOME DAY CARE.  MY NAME IS
ROSARIA POLIZZI-LOPEZ.  I AM AN IN HOME STATE CERTIFIED
FAMILY DAY CARE PROVIDER.  I ALSO PARTICIPATE IN
PENNSYLVANIA'S KEYSTONE STARS PROGRAM.  CURRENTLY
I AM A STAR 4 FAMILY DAY CARE HOME.  I'VE ALWAYS
LOVED WORKING WITH CHILDREN. WHEN I GRADUATED HIGH
SCHOOL I DECIDED TO MAJOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION IN COLLEGE.  IN JUNE 1993 I RECEIVED MY A.A.
DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.  SINCE THAT TIME
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING IN SOME REALLY
GREAT DAY CARE CENTERS, BOTH INNER CITY AND
SUBURBAN CENTERS.  I'VE FOUND THEM TO BE DRASTICALLY
DIFFERENT, YET EQUALLY REWARDING.  THE LAST CENTER I
WORKED AT WAS A NAEYC CENTER.  THAT SIMPLY MEANS
THAT THE DAY CARE CENTER WAS ACCREDITED BY THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG
CHILDREN.  IT'S STANDARDS ARE ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT
MOST STATES REQUIRE DAYCARES TO HAVE.  IN THE PAST
FEW YEARS PENNSYLVANIA HAS STARTED THE KEYSTONE
STARS PROGRAM.  IT IS A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM WHERE
DAY CARES RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN REACHING HIGHER FOR
QUALITY EARLY LEARNING.  I JOINED THE KEYSTONE STAR
PROGRAM IN APRIL 2008.   I HAVE FOUND THEM TO BE A
GREAT ASSET.  NOT ONLY ARE THEY ABLE TO HELP ME TO
PROVIDE QUALITY EARLY LEARNING TO THE CHILDREN I
CARE FOR, BUT THROUGH GRANT SUPPORT I AM ABLE TO
PROVIDE THE CHILDREN WITH MATERIALS TO HELP SUPPORT
THEIR GROWTH.
I STARTED DOING IN HOME DAY CARE WHEN MY OLDEST
CHILD WAS 6 MONTHS OLD.  THAT WAS 19 YEARS AGO.  WE
HAVE 4 CHILDREN NOW.  MY OLDEST GRADUATED ALREADY
AND MY 3 YOUNGEST ARE IN SCHOOL.
I
CHOSE WORKING IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD FIELD AS A
PROFESSION.  THE FACT THAT I AM NOW ABLE TO "TAKE" MY
OWN CHILDREN "TO THE OFFICE" IS AN ADDED BONUS.  I
BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN ARE LIKE LITTLE FLOWER SEEDS AND
IF YOU PRAISE THE CHILDREN THEY WILL BLOOM.  ONE OF
MY FAVORITE POEMS HANGS ON A LITTLE PLAQUE ON OUR
BULLETIN BOARD.   IT SUMS UP HOW I FEEL AND WHY "OUR"
JOB IS SO IMPORTANT .   I WAS GIVEN THIS PLAQUE FROM A
CHILD WHOM I PROVIDED DAY CARE FOR.  IT SAYS:
"A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW IT WILL NOT MATTER         
WHAT MY BANK ACCOUNT WAS, THE SORT OF HOUSE I        
LIVED IN, OR THE KIND OF CAR I DROVE, BUT THE                
WORLD MAY BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE I WAS IMPORTANT      
IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD."      
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ROSARIA'S HOME DAY CARE PLEASE E-MAIL ME.
PLEASE SIGN MY GUEST BOOK I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THAT YOU STOPPED BY.
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