Our Philosophy

Almost Home

Here at Almost Home, we believe your child is a unique individual. Your child will receive love and personal care and attention that will allow him or her to develop their skills at their own pace. We achieve this by providing the following:

We treat each and every infant with respect and dignity.

We employ enthusiastic “get-on-the-floor” teachers who have a true desire to nurture and teach your child.

We provide the tools and resources necessary for your child to develop their intellectual, social, and emotional skills, as well as their gross and fine motor skills.

We believe that a baby’s first years are critical to their success later in life.

Because of this we keep you informed about your child’s progress and development.

We look forward to getting to know you and being a part of your child’s first year. We appreciate the trust you place in us, and consider it a privilege to be apart of your child’s life.

Our Teachers

Crystal

Crystal, Owner & Director

My name is Crystal, I am the Owner and Director of Almost Home. I have been working in Early Childhood Education since 1996. I received my associate in Child Development in 2004. I understand how precious your child is to you because I have two children of my own.

“A person’s and person, no matter how small — Dr Seuss”

Amanda

Amanda

Hi my name is Amanda. I am the assistant director for Almost Home. I have been working in childcare for numerous years and currently enrolled in JCTC majoring in special education.

Nicole Lewis

Nicole

Hi my name is Nicole, I have been working in childcare for a year.  I am pursuing a degree in social work and want to specialize in working with children.  I have always enjoyed interacting with children especially infants.  I am so happy to be working at Almost Home and being able to do what I love the most.

Our Facility

Lily Pond and Pooh’s Corner

In these rooms we have our 6 week to about 6 or 7 month babies. These rooms are designed to help babies adjust to “baby school.” Here, they have a quieter atmosphere and can get accustomed to napping in a different crib than their one at home. These babies still get their story, music, and activity time, just on a smaller scale.

Noah’s Ark and Fiddler’s Five

These rooms are for our older babies from about 6 or 7 months to 1 year old. When Mommy, Daddy, and baby are ready and when crib space is available, our babies from Lily Pond Park & Pooh’s Corner transition to these rooms.  Noah’s Ark & Fiddler’s Five have activities on a larger scale.  We fondly call these two rooms the “action rooms.” The babies here learn to stand, crawl and sometimes walk.  They also start “big people” food and learning to feed their selves in preparation for graduating to a big boy and girl school.  We also have more hands on activities for our babies to learn more about exploring their world.

Hours of Operation

Almost Home Infant Care is open Monday through Friday from 7:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. with the exception of certain holidays. We celebrate the following holidays on the actual date:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekend, we will be closed on the Monday after or the Friday before. Parents are notified in advance of holiday closings. full tuition is due for those weeks in which a holiday falls.