Teaching children to count is good, but teaching them what counts is best.
I want to introduce myself to you as viewers. I am the founder of Freeman’s Little People’s Place started in 1973. I was born and raised in McEwen, Tennessee. I moved to Memphis when I was a 9th grader and graduated from Humes High School (Elvis Presley’s School). I went to
work at AT&T downtown Memphis as a telephone operator.
I married Davis Freeman in 1957. I am the mother of 2 children. Deborah Freeman Fisk (deceased) and Will Freeman of Dallas Texas. Davis and I moved to Grenada in 1960.
I was a stay home Mom till I started working part time for Mary Bloodworth at Jack & Jill Kindergarten. In 1973 I established Freeman’s Day Care with 10 children in my home by closing in a double wide carport. The name was later changed to Freeman’s Little People’s Place, Inc.
I am a member and attend Emmanuel Baptist Church. I have had a Christian background from the age of 8 years on. “I believe in Faith Hope & Love but the greatest of these is Love”
I love what I do and am so privileged to have cared for so many children in Grenada and surrounding area, and am now caring for a lot of second generation children. Nothing pleases me more than to run into children I have cared for now that they are adults.
Come see me. I would love to visit and share with you!
HOURS OF OPERATION
The day care center is open from 6:30am to 5:30pm, 5 days a week, 12 months a year.
Every child is expected to be picked up by 5:30. If you work until 5:30 you will be given ample time to pick up your child. We are stretching our hours only for those who work until 5:30. Please remember your child has had a full day and is anxious for you to pick him/her up. If you are detained because of an emergency, please call to state the emergency and let us know you will be late. Please remember to sign your child in and out every day.
Please give us a call if your child will not be in day care for the day. 662-226-4847
We are licensed by the state and operate to meet state board requirements. These requirements relate to the overall procedures for the betterment of our facility. There are health procedures, nutrition, teacher ratio, record keeping and educational training. State and City Health and Fire Departments routinely inspect our centers.
At Freeman’s Little People’s Place we will strive to provide quality care, maintain a qualified staff, provide child/teacher ratio, and a well-kept safe environment.
Registration forms filled out, agreement signed and dated by both parents or guardian, and a current 121 immunization record. Our fees are weekly fees.
There are no refunds for holidays or absence.
2nd Generation Children
Lincoln Dale, Brantlee Land
2nd Generation Children
Madi Mea Ross, Parker Moak, Reid Mayhan, Harper Harrell, Braxton Holliman
FRESH AIR AND EXERCISE
Outdoor playtime is scheduled daily, weather permitting. Every child is expected to participate. Some of our yards have shade, but if you would like sunscreen on your child before going out we will be glad to put it on them before going out. We will also put bug spray on them if you want. All bug spray and sunscreen will be furnished by you.
A hot lunch and one snack are provided and served at the center daily. Meals are served in the classrooms. Breakfast is not provided by the center at this time so please feed your child prior to arrival at the center.
Freeman’s Little People’s Place provides a preschool program for ages 2, 3 & 4yr olds. We are presently using A-Beka and creative preschool curriculums. Other than curriculum fee preschool is offered at no extra charge.
Your child will be allowed to excel at his/her own speed and will not be pushed to learn. We believe that learning should be fun and not pressured. We offer play centers for our children to play while learning.
Our center carefully plans for their learning environment. We use the A-Beka and Creative Preschool curriculum for our guide for our preschool program. We have play/learning centers for the children to play and learn in. Our older classes enjoy experimenting with the computer using preschool games. We feel we present a warm and friendly learning environment.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Suess
2nd Generation Children
Kaci Newton, Bryleigh Brasher, Sloane Lane, Mary Preslee Pyron
Second Generation Ryder Collins, Cadyn Collins
I believe our center’s environment must be friendly, clean, safe and well planned. My staff is responsible for insuring this kind of environment.
AFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER CARE
We want and need your school children. Snacks, play, homework, and TV time. We will provide help for children who need to do homework.
We provide a van service for after school pickup and field trips.
The school children will participate in the summer reading program offered by the Elizabeth Jones Library, along with field trips, food experiences and musical activities. You will be given a calendar of events each month. You must sign permission before your child can go on field trips.
During the early childhood years, young children are learning to be in charge of themselves. I believe in consistent, understandable limits and in teachers who respond to inappropriate behavior with insight, sensitivity and skill.
Positive guidance for young children begins with a loving heart. Caring teachers recognize the uniqueness of childhood. ‘When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child”
We use the “Time Out” method for all children, but occasionally we will have a discipline problem that needs a more serious approach, when this occurs, we will contact the parent for a parent/teacher consultation.
INFANTS AND TODDLERS
It is important that you give your child something to eat before they arrive at Day Care. If babies are just on bottles, if at all possible feed them before they arrive.
Each baby will have the same bed every day. Fresh sheets are provided as needed. Toys, changing tables, walkers, and floors are cleaned regularly with a solution of Clorox and water. Changing tables are cleaned after each diaper change. Disinfectant sprays are used often. Hand Washing is observed and is very important to child and caregiver.