I am a professional childcare provider, who has been operating since 2003. I have over 25 years of experience with childcare beginning as a young teen and then caring for my own children. When not doing childcare I was a CNA and then went to nursing school to become a LPN at Highland Community College. I have completed the educational classes required by DCFS, as well as my own personal on going education. I keep current on my Infant and Child CPR and First Aid certification.

I have also had extensive training as a nurse with special needs children at the Monroe Clinic Hospital Family Birth Center in Monroe Wisconsin, and at Walter Lawson Children's Home in Rockford Illinois. On top of all of that, I have had my certification for physical therapy at Rock Valley College in Rockford Illinois, which I used while working at Lena Manor Nursing Home.

I have been married to my husband Jim for 25 years now. We have four children John, Celeste, Christopher, and Caroline. We live on a nice quiet street on the north west side of Freeport. This is where my daycare is located in the walkout basement of our home.

My goal as a child care provider is to offer a safe and happy place for all children in my care. I provide experiences that will enrich and stimulate future growth. I do this with a variety of age appropriate activities, love and lots of attention, while making your child's world fun, interesting, and safe. I respect a child's needs to be an individual, for security, acceptance, trust and love. A major goal of mine is for every child to develop a positive self-esteem.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • NAFCC

Payment Options

  • Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Website
  City Freeport, IL
  Zip Code 61032
  Address 3014 West Greenfield Drive
  Phone Number (815) 232-2574

From Our Website

We are an in home child care provider who's mission is to provide affordable, quality care with your child's needs in mind. Click on the tabs above to enter my website. You can contact me at 815-232-2574 or email me if you would like to see if we have any openings. We are currently accepting applications. Please email us at tresia@littleexplorerscc.com.


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