Terre's Tots - Play. Learn. Grow.   Thirty years in the child care industry  




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Celebrating Thirty Years in Business!

Terre's Tots Child Care is celebrating 30 years in business this year. I opened the doors to my in-home daycare to the community in 1983. It was in 1980 that I founded Terre's Tots, but it wasn't until 1983 that I moved my operation to a residence specifically designed and built for providing child care.

I'm extremely proud that I have been able to be a positive influence in the development of so many children in Burnsville. It's extremely rewarding. Throughout my career in early childhood development many trends and theories in child care have been introduced, but the one underlying principal that is always present is that children learn best through play. A play-based curriculum is what I have been providing and that seems to be why I have had long-term success. With Terre's Tots, I provide children the opportunity to laugh, play, and grow in a structured, nurturing and safe environment that supports learning and development. Play skills are life skills and that's how I teach children.

Since I founded Terre's Tots I have been a proud member of the Burnsville community and over the years I have seen many of my students develop from toddlers to community leaders. Today I still maintain a small family environment child care service because I believe that's part of what kids need to thrive. I've had opportunity to expand my business, but I don't believe that is in the best interest of the children I teach. I truly enjoy being a small in-home child care facility, they 30 year mark shows that I have had success with it, and most importantly, this environment works really well for children.

To celebrate 30 years, I am making a donation to one of my favorite charities, Bundles of Love in Burnsville. Bundles of Love is a local non-profit organization with a group of volunteers that sew, knit and crochet essential clothing and blankets for infants in need.

Bundles of Love


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