Art instructor for Roland Park, Baltimore City Elementary School kindergarten class. . A registered sub & participant in a Head Start & The University of Maryland M.I.N.D. Project. (Model for Integrated Neuronal Development) research . Educational Toy Rep & Manager. . I watched Pediatrician, Dr.Barnaby Starrs' child, when my child was a baby. This was prior to my move to Howard County, Maryland. . I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from MICA. I went back to school, and received my Certification in Child/ Day Care in 1997. I differed slightly in that I took it as College credits. I am proud to report my 4.0 for all of the courses taken even during my recent return to College in Fall 2015-2018 for the Teacher Education Program Early Childhood Development. . Maryland Credentialed, Highest level of Achievement, Level 6. Maryland Excels Provider, Highest level of Achievement, level 5. *NAFCC Accredited Family Provider (Nationally Accredited) . *MSDE Accredited Family Child Care Program (State Accreditation through NAFCC) I have served on the Board of the Howard County Family Child Association as VP of Mentoring to help new and seasoned child care providers. I have stepped down from this position. I now serve as an informal resource and mentor moving forward.
I have been providing licensed family child care in Howard County, since 1994. I have won numerous awards ( in health & safety, nurturing ...).
I have been honored by current & past Howard County Executives, Allan Kittleman, Ken Ulman & James Robey. Inducted into the 2008 Inaugural Member Shining Stars Gallery for my ongoing dedication to the children of Howard County in the following years; 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011,2o10 & 2009. In 2015, I was honored once again as a committed professional, for my outstanding contributions now as a Hall of Fame "Perennials" to reflect the "Excellence in bloom" event theme. I am proud to continue to serve families and children and be honored again by Allan Kittleman in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
I work diligently to go above and beyond what the state of Maryland requires, as a result my family child care program is both Nationally and Maryland State Accredited.