Thank you for considering Open Arms Daycare for your most precious asset… your child. As you think about child care, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and briefly inform you of my qualifications for providing competent, safe, and loving care for your child.
I am a married mother of two, who is in the process of relocating to the Albany County area. I have 5 years of past experience working at a licensed child development center, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), with children 6 weeks to 4 years of age. During that five years, I obtained my Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for infants and toddlers. My experience in a child care setting with such high standards has given me the knowledge and competence to help your child learn and grow at many different developmental stages.
When our first child was born in 2007, our family relocated to Sullivan County New York. I left my job at the West Point Child Development Center to open family child care from our home. I operated a licensed/registered family daycare for three years, taking part in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and had been MAT certified. When our second child was born in 2010, we were intending on relocating shortly afterward, so I returned my family child care license. Plans changed and we had not immediately relocated, so I continued to care for only two children from my home, as allowed through state regulations.
Our daughter is now 5.5 years old and attends kindergarten and our son is 2.5 years old. My husband recently received a job transfer to the Albany area and we will be relocating to Delmar New York the first weekend in February 2013. I will be available to care for one additional child in our new home, shortly after we move. I intend on applying for a family child care license, which will include a health screening, background check, and updated first aid and CPR certifications. Even once my family child care license is received, I intend on keeping enrollment small, to ensure the maximum amount of one-on-one attention to each child. I've cared for many children during the past ten years, and especially in my home daycare setting, the children become extended family members.
You can be at ease knowing that your child is in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. Choosing a quality child care setting can be one of the most difficult decisions a parent faces. Knowing that you’ve chosen the best care can be one of the greatest rewards. Please don’t hesitate to contact me! I would be happy to answer any questions you may have!