I have been a professional child care provider for more than twenty years. This vocation came about as the natural result of a lifelong interest in young children, their development, nutrition, and growth.
In my teens, I did volunteer work with children ages 18 months to 11 years old. As a young mother, I naturally became much more interested in children's development and began to read, read, read to gain a greater understanding of how children think, learn, and grow—all the while continuing to volunteer with young children.
My husband and I have four children. I can honestly say that I have thoroughly loved and enjoyed every age and phase of their lives. That is not to say there weren't challenges, but it has been wonderful, nevertheless.
Currently, I enjoy the continuing education offered for Oregon child care professionals in the Salem area. It's good to get new ideas and other perspectives to keep things fresh and interesting.
I am licensed through the state of Oregon.