Child Care -- 24 Hour

Chapel Family Child Care

Bethlehem, PA

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About Chapel Family Child Care

hired 5 times on Thumbtack

Sun: 6:00pm-12:00am
Mon-Fri: All day
Sat: 12:00am-6:00am

State-Licensed Home Child Care - 24 hours a day

* Open 24 hour a day } Monday-Friday

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July 2014

Reviews and testimonials are below.

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Hi, my name is Sheryl, and I have been caring for children in my home for 18 years. I have been a licensed in-home child care provider for 13 years. I have cared for many children over the years. They come to me as infants/toddlers, and I get to watch them grow into independent little preschoolers.

I am more than just a babysitter. "Babysitters" aren't child care providers. I wanted to be someone parents could count on being there when they needed quality care for their children.

I am always continuing my education by attending workshops and seminars intended for childcare providers. Myself and everyone living in the home have to go through rigorous criminal background checks/child abuse checks, fire inspections, and health department inspections before receiving a state child care registration/license.

Everyone living in the home must also have a physical. I am re-licensed every two years. This requires a new application and a physical exam. A visit from a licensing specialist happens randomly.

In the morning, when everyone is arriving, we have free-choice time. That is when the children choose activities. Then we have group time/story-time. Before lunch, we go outside to play in the locked fenced-in yard. Weather permitting, we will eat outside on the covered patio. A little after lunch, we all have nap time/quiet time. After resting, we have more free choice time/table time. Snack time follows, and then free play before departure.

We have a laid-back atmosphere, and the children enjoy our home as if it were theirs. It is a very clean, child-safe environment. Infant toys are washed daily. All other toys are washed weekly or as played with. Potty chair is disinfected after each use. Bathroom is disinfected weekly. Tables are sanitized after each use. Door knobs, floors, bedding, etc. are cleaned and sanitized weekly. Hands are washed frequently. A clean environment means happy, less-sick children. I use child-safe cleaners recommended by the Department of Public Welfare.

Being a mom, I know how difficult and uncertain finding childcare for your child can be. Ask lots of questions and never be afraid to speak up! I know your child will love it here!

A little about us below:

About our establishment

* Bethlehem township home, close to 22, 33 and 78
* Large, fenced outdoor play area/swing set
* Clean, safe and child-friendly environment
* Smoke-free home
* Children are cared for on the first floor, not basement
* No-shoes policy - "Children's shoes off at the door, babies and toddlers on the floor"
* Hours of operation : 24 hours a day
* Overnight care is available.
* Open Monday to Friday, year round
* Ages: 6 weeks to school age

What we have to offer:

* Nutritious meals and snacks are provided.
* A daily schedule
* Lots of educational activities
* Circle time/Story time
* Children are taught ABCs, number, color, shape and writing skills
* Coloring, games, singing, dress up, Play-Doh, chalk, construction play, puppets, music, bubbles, etc.
* Infants are held during every feeding and throughout the day.
* Mixed-age groups encourage children to learn from each other, and more closely resemble a family dynamic.
* Free play - helps develop socialization and sharing skills
* Walks in the neighborhood - we have a quad 4-passenger stroller
* Individual attention
* Assistants in potty training
* A quiet place to nap

About Sheryl (Sherri) Chapel, child care provider:

* State registered by Dept. of Public Welfare, certification ID# CER-00033744
* 17 years' experience with in-home child care
* Associate degree from Keystone College
* Keystone Stars - Star One recipient
* 6 to 8 hours of training a year to meet Keystone Stars requirments

Location

3315 Valley View Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020

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  • 5/5 stars March 14, 2014

    I know Sheryl professionally. She is very caring and nurturing. She is one of the few people I would trust with my kids.

  • 5/5 stars January 13, 2013

    Sherri has been absolutely AMAZING with the boys. I couldn't imagine them with anyone else. I would highly recommend her :)

  • 5/5 stars October 2, 2012

    Chapel Family Childcare has been wonderful for us as a first-time parents, and for our daughter. There is a wonderful, family environment that our 5-month old is thriving in. We know that we never have to worry about the safety of our daughter. Being full-time working parents, there is no other place we would rather our little girl be!

  • 5/5 stars February 16, 2012

    Sherry has taken care of my granddaughter for the past three years, from the time she was about 6 months old. My daughter's family moved out of the area a few monts ago, and my granddaughter still talks about going to Sherry's and how much she misses Sherry. I cannot say enough good things about what a wonderful start Sherry has given her. Sherry's loving care reinforced the values we have in eating healthy foods, respecting the feelings and belongings of others, and playing together in a warm and caring environment. My granddaughter looked forward to going to Sherry's every day. Sherry was Godsend on those occasions, too, when job responsibilities required overnight or weekend care. I love my granddaughter with all my heart, and I am so very thankful that she had Sherry to help care for her during he years she lived in Bethlehem. How I wish she could have taken Sherry with her!

  • 5/5 stars June 15, 2011

    Sherri has been a godsend for us. The reliability of having daycare no matter weather makes a huge difference for two healthcare providers. Our daughter has been going since she was 6 months (now 3 1/2) and is still excited to go everyday. The caring home environment, small number of children, along with educational activities every day truly sets this Family Daycare apart from others. It is so rare to find everything in one package: reliability, education, low census, variable before and after hour care (even overnight for night shifters!) and a place the kids want to go. This is it!

  • 5/5 stars May 2, 2011

    To whom this may concern,

    My husband and I both work full time and we needed a child care provider for our daughter. I met Ms. Chapel through CARE.COM and she started providing Child Care services for my daughter immediately.

    My daughter felt completely safe and secure in her home. Mrs. Chapel offered many various educational activities, as well as healthy snacks and meals. The kindness and patients in which she showed to all of her children was outstanding. Her home was always clean and kept child proof.

    Overall, I would definitely recommend Mrs. Chapel as a child care provider for any other family in need of day care services. With her background experience and strong abilities to connect with children, she can definitely offer everything a family would be looking for in a provider.

    Sincerely,


    Mr & Mrs Carter

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. You will not be disappointed. I have had many happy families over the years. Helping your child grow up is what I love to do. I am a very reliable, dependable, patient, self motivated, honest provider with a positive attitude. I love what I do and so I do it with great pride. I'm ready to help you achieve your goals by assisting you in taking care of your most precious gift, your child/children. I am looking forward to hearing from you, and thank you so much for your time.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am very reliable and affordable. I also offer evening and overnight care when needed. I am:

State Registered by Dept. of Public Welfare

16 years Experience with In-Home Child Care

Associates Degree from Keystone College

Keystone Stars-Star One Recipient

Trained in Pediatric CPR & Medic First Aid

Very Dependable with References

Child Abuse & Criminal History Clearances

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. The #1 question people ask – How do you care for the different age groups at the same time? I have been balancing the different age groups for many years. I have a great talent for keeping everybody happy. While an infant is sleeping, I play one on one with the toddlers/preschoolers. While an infant is awake, I have many activities for the toddlers/preschoolers to do with each other. Everybody comes in the morning happy and ready to learn. We never have anybody crying at their parents’ feet. Sometimes the children do not want to leave. But for the most part, they know the routine and they listen to their parents.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes, I am always continuing my education by attending workshops and seminars intended for childcare providers.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What does a daily schedule look like for an infant?
Infants are incorporated in everything we do when they are awake. At story time they sit in a bounce seat and listen also. At table/activity time and mealtime they join us in a reclining highchair. When the children are involved in an activity I will sit and hold/feed an infant. I also have an exersaucer and a swing for infants to enjoy. Not to mention, infants love to watch older children. And when the toddlers/preschools are napping, infants get to enjoy floor/tummy time on a blanket/3D activity mat.