About Here We Grow

My name is Tanya Arbuckle and I am the owner/provider of Here We Grow Family Child Care. I have lived in the Ephrata area all of my life and I have worked with children, in various settings, for 30 years. I love working with young children. I have also been a caregiver for the elderly and developmentally disabled (both children and adults).

I run a play based daycare. I believe that young children learn through play and exploration. We don't have a structured curriculum, but we have a regular rhythm to our day. The flow of our day is based on the children's interests and/or ages. They will have different activities through out the day (including free play, art, games, stories, etc) and they will have outdoor time most days. 

I provide all meals and snacks, except formula. Most meals I serve are cooked from scratch, using natural (organic when I can) ingredients. I use minimal boxed or packaged foods. All children, including infants (once they can sit on their own) will sit at the table while eating. I use only natural non-toxic cleaners (Except bleach. Which I use only when required). This keeps both the house and the indoor environment clean and toxin free.