Stephanie's Family Child Care & Preschool
I began my career with children in 1991, and for all of my adult life, I have been blessed to be working in a field that I love.
I have earned an A.A. in Early Childhood Education from Los Angeles Mission College and a B.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State University, graduating with honors from both institutions. While earning my degrees I worked in the Children’s Schools on Campus, mentored by Master teachers.
I went on to teach at the Santa Rosa Jewish Community Center Nursery School in the three’s programs. While working at the SRJCNS I was chosen by the Bureau of Jewish Education to travel to Israel to meet with Early Childhood Educators all over the country to share ideas, it was the trip of a lifetime!
In addition to my travels, my Bachelor's Program offered me opportunities to work with children who have special needs. I loved that time in my career and after nine rewarding years in the field of Special Education, I was ready to step into the next phase of my career.
Stephanie's Family Child Care & Preschool is not an Early Intervention or Special Education Program. Please see my resource page for "Early Intervention" programs in Ventura County.
Shortly after we moved to Camarillo I opened Stephanie’s Family Child Care & Preschool. This new phase in my career began in August of 2007. My dream of having a Preschool and Child Care in my home has come true.
I served for many years on the board of the Ventura County Child Care Association, and participate in the Ventura County Office of Education Rising Stars (QRIS) program earning a Five Star Rating. I also worked with West Ed in collaboration with other licensed providers to develop online training modules for Licensed Family Child Care Providers.
Each day is a new adventure, we laugh, play, sing, dance, and explore.
I have always loved being with children and find that the world through their eyes is always new and exciting. Nothing brings me greater joy than to be a part of a child’s life.
My husband Ken and I have been together for over two decades years and just celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. We share our home with Tallulah, & Piper Hooten our Labrador Retrievers, and 3 fish.
Tallulah was born in June 2020. We raised her with a philosophy called Puppy Culture, training began on day 3 of life and continues with obedience classes and trips to the dog park to insure she is well exercised and stimulated. She was picked for us by our breeder for her temperament. She is an absolute joy, the children love her! She has been with the children since we brought her home and continues to be an amazing part of our Home, Preschool & Child Care
Half-Sister to Tallulah, Piper Hooten was born in March of 2021. A difficult start, as her Mom, Hootie passed the day she was born. Hand-raised and nurtured by the best she is an energetic, affectionate puppy. She too is the best fit for our family. Both she and her sister continue training, recently beginning agility, in addition to ongoing obedience.