This large family child care home in Long
Beach, California, Whitcomb Family
Daycare, provides quality care and pre-
school education to children from families
of various countries and cultures. Late
in 2010, these children represented three
countries in Europe, one in Africa, and
the countries of Australia, the Philippines,
Mexico, Peru, and Columbia. Most of the
children themselves were born in the
In this Long Beach daycare home, the
principles of friendship and cooperation
are encouraged. Children learn to see
themselves as part of the total group,
with individuality encouraged as well.
Notice the faces in these photos,
taken in this family child care
home in Long Beach. Whitcomb
Family Daycare protects these
images of children online, by
covering faces, at least in part.
This security measure is not
observed by many other child
care homes, but the Whitcomb
child care providers take care,
in many details, to protect the
children in this home.
Safety measures also protect
children during playtime, inside
or outside. Decades of work
experience in childcare have
given Gladys Whitcomb and her
husband skills few others have
many details regarding safety.
Children love the dress-up opportunities
in this childcare home. Much of this fun,
but not all of it, comes at Halloween, but
family cultural values are respected in
regard to holidays, and costume play
comes on many days of the year.
© Jonathan Whitcomb 2012
Long Beach Child Care
Jonathan and Gladys Whitcomb care
about the safety and well-being of all
the children in their care.