EDUCATION

  • 2009 - B.A. Child Development, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
  • 2009 - NAFCC Accreditation, National Association for Family Child Care
  • 1995 - CDA, Council for Early Childhood Professional's

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2015 - Advocate of the Year’ from the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association
  • 2008 - Outstanding Child Care Provider’ from Dakota County and MLFCCA
  • 1996 - Provider of the Year’ from Providers Choice, Inc.
  • 1995 - Outstanding Child Care Provider’ from Dakota County and MLFCCA

COUNTY/STATE/NATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Early Childhood Training/Consulting/Mentoring
  • National Association for Family Child Care Conference Presenter:
    • NAFCC Accreditation Trainer, 2014
    • Arizona 2013
    • Georgia 2012
    • Washington D.C. 2000
    • Colorado 1999
    • Florida 1998

EDUCATOR/PRESENTER

  • Active Supervision: Emergency Situations
  • Active Supervision: Provider Self Care and Privacy
  • Active Supervision: What Else IS In the Home?
  • Creating Cultural Connections 
  • Discover Your Strengths: Grow your program
  • Health and Safety 
  • Introduction to Children with Special Needs
  • Tipping the Scales: Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood Programs
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death / Abusive Head Trauma
  • Supervising for Safety for Family Child Care

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Council for Early Childhood Professionals
  • Dakota County Family Child Care Association
  • Develop/Minnesota Center for Professional Development)
  • National Association for Family Child Care

VOLUNTEER WORK (previous and current)  

  • Board Member of the Dakota County Family Child Care Association
  • Board Member of the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association
  • Mentor for childcare providers with DCFCCA, MLFCCA, Think Small
  • Mission work in Jamaica and Africa
  • NAFCC Membership Committee
  • Preschool Sunday School Teacher, Youth Ministry at Hosanna Lutheran Church
  • Volunteer Coordinator with the ’Frosty Ski School’ - MN Special Olympics

PERSONAL
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, baking/cooking/entertaining, attending child care classes and conferences, watching most sporting events, volunteering my time for child care issues I am passionate about, concerts, sunrises/sunsets, dining out, movies, traveling...and having FUN!