Hi!  I'm Christa - owner and operator of Christa's Kids Child Care.  I am not your standard in-home family child care - we are definitely a family but I have the unique opportunity to take advantage of some of the perks of a center while still maintaining the small close-knit family unit that gives children the sense of security and trust that allows them to flourish and grow! 

I have been working in the early childhood field in one capacity or another for over 25 years.  I have a degree in early childhood education and participate in regular training and education on an  on-going basis. 

Being a child care provider is not always glamorous but it is definitely rewarding.  In my "office" adventures happen daily through the pages of a book, a hands-on science experiment, discovery activities and dramatic play.  I teach children tolerance, acceptance and accountability.  We practice manners, respect and positive social behaviors in all that we do.

~ I believe learning is something we do everyday ~

********* Provider Training/Education *********

CPR- Red Cross
First Aid Red Cross
Shaken Baby
Child Growth & Development
Health, Safety & Nutrition
Positive Child Guidance
Learning Environment & Curriculum
Child Psychology I and II

Observation and Assessment
Curriculum Planning
Challenging Behaviors
Working with Diverse Families and Children 
Children with Differing Abilities
Marriage, Family & Relationships
Promoting Nutrition & Physical Activity in Early Childhood Settings 

Child Development Associate ~ Bemidji State University, Bemidji MN

A.A.S.  Early Childhood Education ~ Pine Technical College, Pine City MN

B.S. Early Childhood Education Birth to Grade 3 ~ Southern Minnesota State University, Marshall MN

I am also a member of the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  

Both of these affiliates are professional organizations that promote excellence in early childhood education and support providers and educators working in the field.  

For more information on either of these organizations, please visit our links page.