“An Absolute Delight to Your Peace of Mind”
Family is extremely important to me, both mine and yours. I come from an extremely large one (8 siblings, and dozens of cousins), and from an early age, decided I wanted to enhance as many children’s lives as I could.
For over 33 years now, I have run a successful, licensed, in-home childcare. I have raised 3 wonderful sons in that time, and now dedicate my life to educating and caring for your children. The rewards are countless, and I am blessed that I am able to follow my childhood ambition every day.
Please contact me for availability.
Learning is Fun!
I use every method (both in and outside the box) that I can think of to help your child soak is as much knowledge and self-esteem as they can at this early age.
Their bodies and minds are growing rapidly. I encourage this by placing an emphasis on nutrition; I cook their meals from scratch using many organic ingredients.
With a focus on education and safety, I try to give them the freedom to explore, make choices, and resolve conflict with adult direction. I believe that the freedom of play tempered with structure, consistency, and boundaries make children feel secure and loved.
Time is precious. Celebrate their learning each day with a lot of praise!
My Experience, Training and History
My career in childcare over 35 years ago at a local daycare facility where I quickly rose from Assistant Day Care Teacher to Facility Director, working alongside and learning from one of Omaha’s top child psychologists. When I made the transition from facility to in-home care, many parents and children followed me home and I have been running my dream job ever since!
I have been a fully licensed childcare provider from the very beginning, and have been certified in CPR and First Aid long before it was a state requirement. I routinely enhance my experience by taking continued education classes in child development, national seminars, and assorted training.
Early Learning Program
I do not use a formal plan; however I have developed my own lesson plans years before there were any available to buy. I encourage children to go to college from infancy, and most children here leave with way beyond the traditional ABCs and 123s.
Infant’s needs are consistently monitored, and I ensure everyone has fun with a full spectrum of learning in a stimulating environment. I adjust projects to each child’s abilities, and work hard on helping your child become a well-rounded person. Science, reading, and math are extremely important subjects to me, and I introduce them to everything I can, from the micro- (atoms and quarks) to the macro- (planets and space)
Creatively, we do an array of projects including art, music, language skills, physical activity (indoor and out), puzzles, and imaginative play.
Socially, we learn about the world including different customs, foods, languages, and developing appropriate social skills that deal with feelings and manners.
Most importantly, the older children get to help teach the younger ones. This instills lots of self-worth because they feel needed and valued.
Each parent’s situation is unique, and I handle each one individually. Please contact me with your specific needs.
I absolutely love what I do, and that comes through in the satisfaction of my parents and children throughout the years.
Because of the multiple ages, I watch, we operate very much as a family unit with lots of love and respect for each other. Using the main part of my home not only gives them a true “home away from home” experience, it also gives them the security of complete inclusiveness in my family.
People have come to me from all over the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. They come from all backgrounds, and all walks of life. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you and your children are treated equally important in my home.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you!