Hello. My name is Mary Murray. I was born in Italy on an American Army Base. My mother is a native Italian and my father is American. This combination has given me dual citizenship making me both American and Italian. I still speak and read/write fluently in Italian and have lived in Oklahoma since the fall of 1994. I have been in the childcare field since the summer of 1998 working both in the daycare setting and home setting. My first place of employment was at a daycare center called Sonshine House. It was a Christian daycare that had high childcare standards and that is where I first learned the importance of quality childcare. Since then it has been my goal to provide the best care possible by putting the child's needs first. I love children and truly enjoy watching them learn and grow each day. My promise to you is that I will nurture your child as if he or she were my own.
I believe that all children deserve love, attention, and nurturing. I believe that a safe environment allows children to explore and grow. I make sure to provide as much hands-on learning experiences as possible because this is how children learn best. This fosters age appropriate development. I love to read to children everyday. I believe that positive reinforcement is important for children to develop self-esteem. Children need an environment that supports free expression and stimulates learning. Most importantly, however, I believe that children need to have fun! I limit screen time so the child has more opportunities to experience the world around them. In addition, I often solicit parent suggestions about activities their children will enjoy.
I am also available to help you learn what you need to look for in a nanny. For more information simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.