Babies to Preschoolers

Babies and Toddlers

My childcare specializes in children from infancy to preschool age. Children under 3 learn by exploring and interacting with their environment.  Their emotional needs are nurtured as well as the need for physical space. At Tiny Bear Day Care we provide a safe space for quiet and active play (both inside and outdoors), safe spaces for sleeping, and spaces to interact one-on one. Toys and activities are selected primarily for individual interests and abilities rather than one-size-fits-all group play. 

At this age we are teaching children how to drink from a cup, hold a fork, clean up their plate, pick up toys, understand their emotions, part with a pacifier, sharing, learning words etc... there is so much to child development other than knowing their ABC's.

My child is ready

Pre-Preschool & Preschool Ready!

Do you have a Winter or Early Spring baby? If yes, then you are in the same position I once was in. My daughter turned three at the end of January. She was very ready for interaction with other kids, learning, and stimulation! Unfortunately, the age cut off was December so she was not able to be enrolled into pre-school until the following school year! Pre-schools require your children to be fully potty trained with no assistance. Yes, that means they need to be able to properly wipe #1 and #2 all by themselves. 

At Tiny Bear Day Care, your children can have fun interaction and instruction with other kids. While in my care, I will do my best with gentle assistance to help them fully through their potty training and preparing them for preschool. I have set up my care to include lots of  stimulating and educational activities for our little learners! 

As your child gets older we will have continued conversations about their readiness for a preschool program. I do believe it's important for preschool aged children to advanced to preschool to enable them to form friendships and build their emotional maturity with peers their age. 

What I Offer


Social & Language Skills

  • Independent crafts
  • Participating in group activites
  • Expressing emotions, needs, and requests
  • Schedule & routine, anticipation and recognition
  • Acceptable language (tone, volume, and manners)
  • Telling simple stories


Reading, Writing, & Math

  • Holding and caring for books
  • Learning letters, numbers, shapes
  • Reading books with other kids
  • Holding variety of writing objects
  • Tracing and scribbling
  • Coloring in the lines
  • Empty vs Full containers of objects
  • Counting
  • Recogniting big and small


Science, Art, & Music

  • Observing animals and insects
  • Explaining how things work
  • Descriptive words (fast, slow, hot, cold, loud, or quiet)
  • Crayons, markers, paints, chalk, colored pencils
  • Drawing on blank paper, stamping, coloring books
  • Pretend play (House, doctor, veterinarian, cook, shopping)
  • Singing & dancing
  • Games
  • Much More!

My goal will be to teach your children in a fun and interactive setting! All children will participate. I'm not afraid of messes!

Contact Us

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Your children will spend most of their day in my home, it's important that you feel comfortable and at ease. I always encourage parents to come see my home and meet me.   

Tiny Bear Day Care, LLC

18 San Gabriel, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(949) 682-6233


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

By appointment