I am an educator with a treasure full of experience and love. Yes, I love what I do. Working with and helping children and families.
Some of my treasures or jewels include:
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) 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.
Proud Member of or Participant in:
MSDE Accredited Family Child Care Program
Maryland Child Care Credential, Level 6
(highest level one can achieve)
Nationally Accredited Family Child Care Provider
National Association for Family Child Care Accredited Member
Maryland State Family Child Care Association Member
Howard County Family Child Care Association Member
Level 5 - Highest Rated Level
Excellence Counts in Early Learning and School Age Care
HEALTHY CHILDCARE Program no longer exists.
I still encourage the promotion and maintenance of healthy habits and lifestyles in my child care program and with their families. Encourage unlimited water. Reduction to screen time use. Support breastfeeding. Daily physical activity. Low fat milk products. Fruit & vegetable consumption.
Some of my favorite quotes & sayings are as follows:
"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi
A Hundred Years From Now
... it will not matter what my bank account was
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove ...
but the world may be different because
I was important in the life of a CHILD
My belief is that my clients/family (you are part of my child care family) needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat clients and referrals.
I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you one of the best services in the industry.
Sincerely, Miss Laurie
Location: Because of the nature of child care & the safety involved in caring for them my exact location is not disclosed.
I am located in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.
The schools that are in my area are Ilchester Elementary
I am located off of Montgomery Road/ Route 103 between Route 100 & Route 29. Easy access to 95 & 295 as well.
Full time & part time hours available
Monday - Friday.
Days & Hours are contracted
for your individual child care needs.
* Above and beyond what the state of Maryland requires.
Before & After School care:
* If you need additional hours or days,
I may be able to accommodate you.
Inquire for more information.