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Hello, my name is Danielle Stephenson. I have earned a diploma in Early Childhood Development from Hennipin Technical Collage (HTC). Since earning my diploma in 2003 I've worked exclusively in child care. During my career as an Early Childhood Development professional I have worked many different aspects of the business. During my career I have worked as a Child Development Teacher for both large and small centers and have had the opportunity to work in classes of children with mixed age groups and specific age groups.
In my home I base my curriculum off of Redleaf Family Child Care Curriculum: Teaching through quality care. I developed lesson plans and activities appropriate for the children's age with a focus on their emerging interests and abilities. This has helped encourage the children to learn as we focus on activities and ideas they find intriguing.
While working in my home I have achieved a three star rating from Parent Aware. Parent Aware is a great program for Early childhood professionals as myself to help children birth to five years with kindergarten readiness. Parent Aware gives you the tools and information to find the best quality child care and early education for your child.
My husband and I have two amazing children we love spending time with. When my son was 1, I decided to open up my home as a daycare to be with him and also help him and other children along on their development journey. As an Early Childhood professional I can open up my home to parents who want their child in a home daycare and develop in a structured caring environment. I will be providing breakfast, lunch and snack time. Large motor activities, skills, (learning colors, shapes, letters, letter sounds, numbers and more) art projects, fine motors, social and emotional interaction. My experience and education are perfectly suited to preparing your children for kindergarten readiness.
P.S. We also have a sweet loving cat named Cheeseburger. Most of the time she is shy and and stays away but when she is around she is very friendly.