They say a picture is worth a thousand words, we hope our 'thousand words' give you a positive feeling with our day care family home. We've included photos of our day care home, toys, play areas and more. We hope you enjoy a glimpse into our world at Rockinghorse Home Day Care. We look forward to giving you a personal tour. 

 

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Home Day Care | Dove Canyon

Home Day Care | Dove Canyon

Rockinghorse Home Day Care is located in the beautiful gated community of Dove Canyon, just outside Rancho Santa Margarita. Where nature meets families.

Cookie Time

Cookie Time

Delicious Logo Sugar Cookies

Home Day Care | Orange County, CA

Home Day Care | Orange County, CA

Offering child care in Dove Canyon and the surrounding cities of Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, Mission Ranch, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch and more...

Home Day Care | Orange County

Home Day Care | Orange County

Our 'thank you' coffee mug reminds parents that their little one is having a great day at their HOME away from HOME!

Home Day Care | Orange County

Home Day Care | Orange County

Home Day Care | Orange County

Home Day Care | Orange County

Our Rockinghorse Tote Bags

Grand Re-Opening Party

Grand Re-Opening Party

Our 20th year anniversary grand re-opening, with a new Paris themed playroom and more storage in the family room.

2018 Recipe Book Cover

2018 Recipe Book Cover

Need menu ideas? We share easy monthly menus with parents.

Our new patisserie

Our new patisserie

A fun playhouse for the children to play in.

Espresso Time - Adults

Espresso Time - Adults

Are you an espresso drinker? We have 'latte' days and offer parents various espresso drinks at drop-off.

Patisserie

Patisserie

Our new playroom playhouse - a French Patisserie.

Our new tree mural

Our new tree mural

Playroom

Playroom

If you look closely you may see Remy from Ratatouille in his mouse hole.

Playroom

Playroom

Playroom

Playroom

Our big green chair is a perfect spot for reading and holding the kids when they need some extra attention.

Playroom

Playroom

Toy Shoppe

Toy Shoppe

Our shelves are filled with toys that are rotated to keep the children engaged.

Espresso Time - Children

Espresso Time - Children

While parents can enjoy a real espresso drink, the children can pretend with our Leap Frog Cafe

Books & Buddies

Books & Buddies

Kohl's Cares, Margaret Wise Brown series

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Our Paris themed playroom wouldn't be complete without Peppa Pig.

Our Paris Friend

Our Paris Friend

Madeline has joined our day care family.

Our mural ceiling

Our mural ceiling

Our ceiling brings a peaceful calm and if you look closely you can see a rockinghorse.

Bakery Cupcakes

Bakery Cupcakes

The children love 'grabbing' our cupcakes and pretend eating.

Grand Re-Opening Gifts

Grand Re-Opening Gifts

A BIG thanks to all our parents who brought housewarming gifts of toys, books and stuffed animals.

Playroom

Playroom

Patisserie Menu

Patisserie Menu

Creme Glacee (Ice Cream)

Creme Glacee (Ice Cream)

Our patisserie also offers crème glacee.

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

We offer healthy snacks to give the children a little energy.

Freshly Baked Kale Chip Snacks

Freshly Baked Kale Chip Snacks

Herb & veggie garden

Herb & veggie garden

Planting, watching and eating is always fun in our garden.

Healthy Lunches

Healthy Lunches

Roast Beef, parsnip puree and haricot vert (green beans).

Cooking 101

Cooking 101

We like to involve the children when we are preparing and cooking meals. Encouraging food exploration gives children the incentive to try new foods.

Cooking 101

Cooking 101

The children enjoyed making home-made cranberry sauce and taking home a mason jar of this yummy sauce!

Vintage Dress-Up Chest

Vintage Dress-Up Chest

Our vintage dress-up chest from "Paris" is full of dresses, jewelry, shoes, purses and more...

Salt Dough Handprints

Salt Dough Handprints

Depending on our age group, craft time is always a fun time.

Art time

Art time

The children love art time.

Art Time

Art Time

Early art work is always fun along with our chalk time outside

Winter Craft Day

Winter Craft Day

Our polar bear hands capture a moment in time. Winter 2014

Winter Craft Day

Winter Craft Day

Our older children enjoyed this craft day.

Fall Craft Day

Fall Craft Day

Our little ones did such a good job with our fall craft - 2015.

Fall Craft Day

Fall Craft Day

Fingerpainting is a great way to practice fine motor skills, hand-eye-coordination and color choices.

Fall Craft Day

Fall Craft Day

The children enjoyed fingerpainting and adding seasonal decorations of their choice to their wreaths.

Share Snack Day

Share Snack Day

This fun snack day included making some bracelets.

Share Snack Day - 2016

Share Snack Day - 2016

These yummy treats where hand-dipped pretzels made into snowmen. A perfect treat during our 'all things winter' share days.

Share Snack Day

Share Snack Day

This fun activity gave us an opportunity to not only count and read but enjoy a tasty treat.

Share Snack Day

Share Snack Day

Just a few simple ingredients: Hawaiian sweet bread, cranberry cream cheese, raspberries, raisins and pretzels.

Monarch Butterfly Garden

Monarch Butterfly Garden

Our butterfly garden produced 8 monarch butterflies. The process of caterpillar to pupa/chrysalis to butterfly has been amazing for the children.

Monarch - Interactive Learning

Monarch - Interactive Learning

Our hands-on Monarch butterfly set reinforces the learning experience for the children.

Our Birds

Our Birds

The children enjoy watching our variety of frequent visitor like hummingbirds, orioles, morning doves, golden & house finches and an assortment of wild birds.

Infant and Toddler Care

Infant and Toddler Care

Busy girls

Busy girls

Hammer Time

Hammer Time

First 100 Words Book

First 100 Words Book

We provide books for all stages of development and believe exposing children at an early age stimulates a love of reading.

Reading time

Reading time

We offer books for all ages.

Rainbow sensorial experience pillows

Rainbow sensorial experience pillows

Especially enjoyed at story time, all ages love grabbing a pillow. Our sensorial pillows provide a variety of textures and colors.

Future medical personnel

Future medical personnel

The children learn compassion when helping 'heal' their friends.

Plenty of strollers and babies.

Plenty of strollers and babies.

Diaper changing time

Diaper changing time

Ethnic Dolls

Ethnic Dolls

Our set of assorted ethnic boy and girl dolls is a favorite of the childrens.

Basket of Babies

Basket of Babies

Nurturing skills are made fun with our soft cuddly babies with matching outfits and hats.

LIttle People Schoolhouse

LIttle People Schoolhouse

Little People Wheelies Roller Coaste

Little People Wheelies Roller Coaste

Disney Little Princess Playhouse

Disney Little Princess Playhouse

With a set of princesses, there is someone for each of the children.

Doc McStuffins Clinic Playhouse

Doc McStuffins Clinic Playhouse

Stuffy, Lambie, Chilly, Squeakers, Aurora, Boppy, Hallie, Moo-Moo join our group during playtime.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Captain Hook and Mr. Crocodile join Jakes friends on their raft.

Play Circle Pantry in a Bucket

Play Circle Pantry in a Bucket

Minnie shopping cart

Minnie shopping cart

New Sprouts Healthy Eating Playfood

New Sprouts Healthy Eating Playfood

Tea Party for Two

Tea Party for Two

One of the favorites is sharing a cup of tea, strawberry is the common flavor of the day.

LeapFrog Cook & PLay Potsy

LeapFrog Cook & PLay Potsy

The Very Hungry Caterpiller

The Very Hungry Caterpiller

The children love story time and with our butterfly props this book is especially fun.

Peek-a-Boo Play Phone

Peek-a-Boo Play Phone

We have phones for various ages, including this one.

Baby's First Blocks

Baby's First Blocks

This is just one of our many first block sets that is a great manipulative toy.

Toddler Put 'n Take Bags

Toddler Put 'n Take Bags

Our little bags are a great way to practice the skills of placing items in and out.

Actiity Animal House

Actiity Animal House

Our animal house stimulates learning first words.

Prehistoric Toys

Prehistoric Toys

Our dinosaur set along with our 'fossil' song supports social science lessons.

Laugh & Learn Learning Workbench

Laugh & Learn Learning Workbench

Busy hands enjoy our workbench.

Counting Clowns

Counting Clowns

Color sorting and counting skills begin early.

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Celebrating 24 Years of Supporting Our Communities Needs for Quality Child Care

Call Us: 949-766-9215   |  RockinghorseHomeDayCare@gmail.com  |  18 Columbine, Dove Canyon, CA  92679