ABOUT MISS KAREN
I've been a childcare provider
for 30+ years and have worked
with hundreds of preschool and
I have taught at public and
private preschools, public
elementary schools, and family
daycare centers including Santa
Clara Unified schools Bowers,
Washington Open, Wilson,
Briarwood, Hughes, and Montague.
I raised six children of my own and was an active parent participant at their schools and extracurricular activites.
I have 40+ child development units, 130+ hours of professional development training, and an associate teacher's permit. I have been certified by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the Santa Clara Unified School District, and the California State Department of Education in the following areas:
- emotional development
- social interaction
- visual and performing arts
- English language learners
- social and emotional self-regulation
- language development
- peer interaction
- learning foundations
- discipline and guidance
- discipline and culture
- infant/toddler care curriculum
I am certified in pediatric CPR, AED and First Aid. I have Live Scan fingerprinting, a background check, and am a mandated reporter. I have extensive experience with English language learners.
My in-home preschool opened in 2010.
My licensed family daycare facility (license #434411459) provides a full classroom environment for a variety of learning activities including math, science, cooking, music, sensory development, small and large motor development, conflict resolution, and outdoor play.
I am open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday - Friday. I accept full-time, part-time, and drop-in students ages 1 year and up. Children do not need to be potty trained.
Our large classroom includes dedicated areas for reading, art projects, playhouse and dress-up, building, puzzles, science, and cooking, as well as outdoor spaces for biking, water play, climbing, and sports activities. We go on walking field trips to nearby parks and libraries.
I prepare a daily educational curriculum with activities centered around a theme. For example, Letter Jj Day, Counting & Sorting Day, Patterns Day, Cooking Day, Sewing Day, Color Green Day, Feelings Day, Nature Walk Day, Book Day, Measuring Day, Bubbles Day, Exercise Day, Opposites Day, Rhyming Day, Gardening Day, etc.
I provide breakfast, drinks, and snacks. Children bring their own lunches. Each child is provided for individually based on his or her dietary needs.
A report is sent home each day outlining foods eaten, nap times, and the activities that each child participated in.
The children in my program are a very large part of each other's lives, as well as mine. It is very much like a family.
Please call or email to arrange a preschool tour!