Aside from being the oldest child of six and having 3 grown children of my own, I have been a childcare provider 30 years.
The ‘Mother’s Day Out’ program at the Baptist and Methodist Church were my first jobs. Once my last child went to school I worked here. It allowed me to be off work at 2:30pm in time to go to the schools to pick up my children. At this time, I also worked in the church nursery and Bible vacation.
When a friend asked that I care for her daughter who wasn’t happy at a daycare center, this became the beginning of in-home care. Another mom called with a newborn. My home care required registration with what was the Department of Family and Protective Services, now Health and Human Services, in 1993.
In 2004, I upgraded from a registered home provider to a licensed provider. As of 2022, my home child care has been providing care for almost 30 years.
A member of CCMS at one point, which provided college classes in child development as well as inspections on the care in my home. I was awarded “Registered Family Home Childcare Provider” of the year from Texas Workforce.
I continue growing by taking classes of at least 31 hours per year in all areas of child growth and development, activities, curriculum, discipline, nutrition, safety and so much more. But most of all is to provide a small home environment with fun play activities as well as learning everyday.
Carrie’s House offers a clean, safe and welcoming home environment. With healthy meals, a low ratio, age-appropriate toys, and a structured schedule for play, Carrie’s House is a great platform for any child to be happy, learn and grow. Stability with the same provider and friends is so important. This allows children to play, learn, and feel safe.
For age 3 years and up, we have a stimulating curriculum for child’s development that makes life more fun. And of course, an open door policy for families.
As a professional daycare that is licensed and monitored by the Texas Health and Human Services, myself and all household members are FBI fingerprinted and background checked.
In addition, I am CPR and First Aid Certified, earned a Director certificate, and have over 1100 hours of training in child growth and development with continuing education every year.
Other notable qualifications, programs and awards: SIDS trained, USDA food program, North Central Texas Workforce award for Registered Family Home Childcare Provider of the Year Award.