"She has been dedicated to her work... continues to strive for new ideas; sharing her knowledge and experience with others." ~ Robin

Child Care Provider Credentials

I have worked hard to gain the experience and expertise that enable me to provide quality care and education for your child.

Star of the Region Award

Child Care Provider CredentialsIn 2011 I was excited and humbled to be selected as the first recipient of the Wisconsin Family Child Care Association "Star of the Region" award for Region 9. This award is presented to just one family child care provider in each region for "demonstrating your commitment to children, families, and quality care."

Child Care Provider Credentials

  • Licensed family child care provider since 1994
  • Infant, Child and Adult CPR certified and kept current
  • AED certified and kept current
  • First Aid certified; certification kept current
  • Member of Federal CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) since 1996
  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Fox Valley Technical College - 2003
  • Level Fifteen on Wisconsin's seventeen-level Registry career ladder
    Qualified for:
    • Registry PDAS Trainer Endorsement, Master Trainer - 2015
    • Center Administrator
    • Center Director
    • Early Childhood Teacher
    • Assistant Early Childhood Teacher
    • Infant/Toddler Teacher
    • School Age Director
    • School Age Teacher
    • Licensed Child Care Provider
    • Certified Child Care Provider
  • FVTC Adjuct Instructor teaching Family Child Care Credential courses since 2013
  • Active member of the following Early Childhood professional organizations:
    • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • National Family Child Care Association (NFCCA)
    • Midwest Association for the Education of Young Children (Midwest AEYC)
    • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA)
    • Wisconsin Family Child Care Association (WFCCA)
    • Caregivers Helping Influence Learning Development (CHILD)
    • Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (Valley AEYC)
  • Early Childhood training from the University of Wisconsin Extension:
    • Caring for Infants and Toddlers
    • Village of Kindness: Family Child Care
  • A minimum of 15 hours of continuing education earned annually:
    • Over 34 hours earned in 2021
  • Over 1893 total hours of education in the field of early childhood earned to date in the areas of:Child Care Provider Credentials - Girls
    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
    • Child Guidance
    • Family Relationships
    • Professionalism
    • Observation and Assessment
    • Child Development
    • Cultural and Individual Diversity
    • Finance
    • Personnel Management
    • Adult Education
    • Community Collaboration
    • Safe and Healthy Environment
    • Organizational Management
  • Over 155 total professional contributions recorded:
    • Recipient of an award specific to early childhood
    • Coordinator of a child care conference
    • Presenter of child care workshops:
      • A Place for Everything - Organization
      • The ABC's of Anti-Bias Curriculum
      • The Benefits of Family Involvement
      • Discovering Dough - Play Dough Activities
      • Leadership in Family Child Care
      • Making Learning Visible – Observation & Documentation
      • Marketing for Family Child Care
      • Menu Impossible – Delicious & Nutritious Meals
      • Positive Portfolios - Children's Portfolios
      • Sparking Imagination – Promoting Imaginative Play
      • The 3Rs of Mealtime – Menu Planning
    • Committee member for local and statewide conference:
      • Fox Valley Chapter of WECA (formerly Valley AEYC) Conference Coordinator 2003 to 2021
      • WECA Conference Planning Committee 2011, 2015, 2016
    • Leadership position in statewide professional child care organization:
      • Wisconsin Family Child Care Association Board member 2017 - Present
    • Leadership position in local professional child care organization:
      • Fox Valley Chapter of WECA Secretary 2001 - 2005 & 2009 - 2013
      • Fox Valley Chapter of WECA Vice-President 2014 - 2018
      • Fox Valley Chapter of WECA President 2017 – 2021
      • CHILD Group Vice-President 2015 – 2021
  • Over 150 hours of early childhood college credits earned
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Valparaiso University - 1990

Testimonials and References

Over the years I have amassed a vast collection of "Thank You" notes and other positive comments from happy families. Excerpts of these comments can be found at the top of individual website pages, while complete parent testimonials can be found on the "Why Choose Us" page.

In addition, several families whose children have graduated from my program have agreed to act as references for me. In order to protect the privacy of these parents I will only distribute their contact information during interviews. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a tour and interview, and be sure to check out where graduates of my program are now!

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