One special characteristic of a family childcare home is the close relationship the children form with their caregivers. Research indicates that young children benefit from bonding to a primary caregiver while in childcare and most parents intuitively seek caregivers who will form genuine relationships with their children.
At the CrawlSpace, your children will learn and grow in a caregiving community that is in many ways reminiscent of an extended family, with Carol and Sara at the centerpiece throughout the time of their enrollment. We love to keep tabs on the children who have been in our care as they move on to other school settings and celebrate their accomplishments. We both recognize that the opportunity to watch children blossom into the unique individuals they are is an exceptional benefit offered in this line of work.
A little bit about me! I am a mom of two wonderful kids, a seven year old Ian and an almost nine month old Ava. I have spent the past year as a stay-at-home-mom. In my free time I like to sew, bake, and read. Before Ava was born I provided childcare and nannied for a few different families which were wonderful experiences. I enjoy spending time with kids and appreciate that they have just as much to teach me as I have to teach them. If there is anything specific you would like to know about me, please don't hesitate to ask!
I am a mother of three grown sons and grandmother of two and have an Interdisciplinary BA degree from UNC-CH which includes coursework in education, language and child development, and special education. I have over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood education, including 10+ years operating a fully licensed, four star rated, family childcare home serving typically developing children and those with special needs. I have found working with young children to be exceptionally rewarding. There are few other vocations in which you explore music, literature, visual arts, dance and dramatic arts, science, math, and human psychology on a daily basis! I still maintain relationships with children who were in my care, some of whom are now in middle school.
I believe that a necessary component of human satisfaction in life is the opportunity to make a positive contribution to one’s community. The families that I have worked with have honored me with such an opportunity when they have entrusted me with the precious task of nurturing their children. I have devoted myself to the task with full recognition of the magnitude of this responsibility. I can state without reservation that I have been rewarded for my efforts beyond expectations. I am deeply grateful for the ways in which the sense of joy and wonder that these children have brought into my life has sustained me and energized me. I am very excited about the prospect of sharing this experience with Sara and Ava!