Our Children’s Garden Learning Center Update

There have been exciting things happening here at Our Children’s Garden, LLC. In October, the children and staff dressed up to celebrate Halloween. During November, we participated in a decorating contest for National Native American Reorganization Month. Our program placed second in the decorating contest thanks to all the hard work from the teachers.

There have been more teachers hired and their autobiographies are listed below. Our Children’s Garden LLC is a two-star facility licensed through DHS. We are licensed to care for 45 children. We currently have 28 children enrolled and 5 children that will start after the Christmas holiday. That will make a total of 33 enrolled children. We are currently accepting applications for 2 and 3-year-olds. The infant and 1-year-old classrooms are full at this time so your child would be placed on a waiting list for these classrooms.

Jennifer Adams is the Assistant Director/Education Coordinator at “Our Children’s Garden” child care center. Ms. Jennifer has had a career in child care since 2010, more than 11 years working with all ages including newborns up to 13 years of age. She currently holds her certifications which include CDA in preschool and also the director’s credential. She has 4 children of her own. She looks forward to growing and learning in the new center with the Delaware Nation.

Charlize Brave Heart is a Hatchlings (Infants) Co-Teacher. She is 22 years old with two kids of her own that attend “Our Children’s Garden.” She started working on October 25th, 2021. Having kids of her own has taught her a lot of patience and self-discipline. She has also been very fond of younger children even before having her own. That is why she picked this field, to be able to watch them experience things for the first time is very unique. She has the desire to learn more about young children. Charlize plans to become a Master Teacher and further her education in Child Care.

Kimberly Estrella is a Co-Teacher in the 1-year old classroom at Our Children’s Garden. She started working for the Delaware Tribe on October 25, 2021. She has worked with children & adults with disabilities off and on since she was a Junior in high school (20 years). She has training in ETL I, ETL II, her First Aid Certificate & CPR Certificate. She has 2 daughters that are 20 & 2 that live with her at home. She looks forward to working for the Delaware Nation Tribe for a long time and furthering her education.

Shani Brown is an LPN/Classroom Assistant and started on 11/3/21. She has previously worked in Long Term Care, so she enjoys the change of pace and tasks that Our Children’s Garden provides. She looks forward to coming in every day and watching the kids learn and develop. Shani’s long-term goal is to continue her education in nursing and one day work as a labor and delivery nurse.

Clara Cisco is a Co-teacher for the 1-year old classroom at Our Children’s Garden daycare center. This year is Clara’s first time working in a child care center. She’s had experience working with youth in various camp programs with the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma as a volunteer. Clara is an aspiring Speech-Language Pathologist hoping to help children in the future. She spent two years at the University of Kansas, where she studied Biochemistry. Clara recently attended the University of New Mexico, where she majored in Speech & Hearing Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Clara is excited to join Our Children’s Garden and hopes to gain experience to help her grow in her future endeavors.

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