May 23, 2013
I want to write a whole-hearted recommendation for the woman who has cared for our son for the past 2 years. At the end of this summer, he'll be moving on to pre-school (at age 3.9 yrs). Several other kids (all older) will be moving on, as well, and this will be leaving a few openings for 2 to 4 year olds.
Here's a little background about Debby Holland and her home: she's been doing this for almost 30 years. She cares for kids in her home, up to six children a day (two kids under two and four kids over two). The home is located in NE Portland/Beaumont Wilshire/Cully area.
Her home is modest, sweet, and totally fun for the kids. She swaps out books and toys regularly so there's always something new and exciting. She is incredibly thoughtful about how she works with each child, tailoring her efforts to their needs, if they have specific ones. The kids play outside for some period every day, even during winter. She provides breakfast, snack, lunch and afternoon snack. Food is healthful, fresh, and organic as often as possible. The kids will often bake with her, measuring, stirring, and then eating the finished product! Parents may provide their own food, if desired.