My name is Cele Blackburn and I have been taking care of children almost my whole life. I started babysitting at age 10 and continued throughout my teenage years. I watched children of family friends while I was raising my oldest sons. I started an in-home daycare when my daughter was 10 years old and now my husband, Jerry, and I have run our daycare out of our home in Verona, WI for the past 14 years.
We have raised 5 children of our own. Justin is 22, Jessi is 24, Jason and Jonathan are 36 and James is 39. We have 7 grandchildren from our 3 oldest boys' families. Jason has 2 daughters and a son. Noelle is 6, Natalie is 8, and Nico is 11. Jon has a son and a daughter. Andrew is 6 and Emma is 9. James has 2 daughters, Coral, age 13, and Liberty Ann, age 16. We have two kittens and a puppy. All 3 of our pets are very gentle and love kids.
We believe children should receive a lot of one on one attention, so we will provide each child with individual time, as well as, group learning to help them learn their animals and animal sounds, colors, shapes, numbers, ABC’s, phonic sounds, and teach them to read to get them ready for Kindergarten. We have new and gently used toys suited for all ages and they are alternated in our playroom, so the children don't get bored. We have a spacious fenced in backyard with a swing set, clubhouse, slides, playhouse, sandbox, basketball hoop, and other outdoor toys.
Jerry, Jessi, Justin and I are CPR, First Aid, Shaken Baby and SIDS Certified through the American Heart Association. We get recertified every 2 years. This Fall we will have 2 little girls ages 1.5 and 4 years old in daycare. Their families are wonderful. I will have an opening to fill in August. I will work with families to make their start date work. We charge $250.00/child/week. My hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We accept newborn - Kindergarten age. I do not do part-time or after-school.
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