Ms Marianne, a former Head Start pre-school teacher for 13 years, had worked in a local Pediatric Doctor’s Office for 2 years prior to opening her home to children. & their families in 1993. She presently is practicing as a Certified Home Based Child Care Practioner .

Ms. Marianne has been caring for children since the young age of 10! She worked while raising her son having to leave him in child care during his preschool years.

"I understand the anxiety parents feel at the very idea of leaving their most precious gift with a stranger. It is my desire to make that feeling disappear quickly, as I too was once in your shoes. Leaving your child with someone else while you go to work isn’t an easy life choice. But it is my goal to help you feel more secure in that decision. I strive every day to address the needs of children and their families. My main objective is to ensure an excellent program, show my dedication to your child and offer an environment that is warm and inviting. I invite you to learn more about my program *Where everyone feels like family*!"

In 2006 she began the privilege of caring for her granddaughter when her daughter-in-law began to work part-time. Allowing her to spend real quality time bonding with Maggie.

Maggie is the daughter of Ms. Marianne’s son & daughter-in-law, Steven and Christina. Ms. Marianne is married to her best friend Jerry. She and Jerry were "adopted" by Elvis - a Lab-mix .

Feeling Spirit led, Ms. Marianne’s growing concern for the increased violence and lack of respect of the world today has encouraged her to take a stand to ensure Christian Values are taught (and caught) as well as to change the name of her Child Care Program. Marianne’s Quality Child Care will now be known as Heaven’s Garden Children’s Place. Still offering a *quality* program - teaching and modeling a Kindness Curriculum and an Anti-Violence Policy. She encourages self discipline and encourages the children to use prayers at mealtimes and Bible Stories, toys & Christian songs are part of her curriculum.

As a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of the Young Child), NAFCC, (National Association of Family Child Care) & PACCA (PA Child Care Association) as well as other professional organizations, she keeps informed by reading the latest in research in Child development and receives continious Professional Development training through Penn State, Keystone College, CSC (Community Services for Children) & Kindermusik International. as well as various other institutions sprinkled through out the Country. Her sincere interest for the development of the “Whole Child” has encouraged her to add a new dimension to her Program.. She has added some new curricula to her services; Bible Stories, Christian Values, KinderMusik, & KinderSigns … KM & KS are based on the research of the brain which explains that both hemispheres’ of the brain are stimulated through use of these curricula.


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