Family In-home Child Care between Mindoro, WI and Holmen, WI, providing child care from infancy through school-age.
Great Outdoors Learning Center History
In fourth grade, I wanted to live on a farm with 20 kids. When I graduated high school in 1997, I applied for a job at a nursing home and at a daycare. The daycare called me first and I started in August of 1997. I was a teacher for about 4 years at Birchwood Daycare in West Salem. Birchwood was licensed for forty 2-5 year olds and forty 5-12 year olds; I worked with all ages and did daily lesson plans with the children. I enjoyed working at the daycare, but it couldn’t take babies and I wanted to be with my own children as well as others. I opened my home to daycare in June of 2001, Jocelyn was almost one and Cassidy was on the way. Ethan was born in 2005 and Tyler in 2008. I’m close to the farm and still have lots of kids, my fourth grade dream became the career I love! I have enjoyed working with children everyday for over 10 years now!