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Family Child Care Home: Carrie Cichon's Child Care
Contact Person: Carrie Cichon
Phone Number: 577-2687 (C)
Location: Sugar Creek, Verona
Hours of Operation: 7:00AM-5:00PM, Monday-Friday
Months of Operation: Year-round
License and Capacity: State licensed for 8 children and county certified
Lead Caregiver Credentials: I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Psychology. The following courses that relate to children and child care were completed: Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Empathetic Listening, Behavior Modification, and Cross Cultural Development. I have training in the following: Community First Aid and Safety and Infant and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction training, Shaken Baby Syndrome training as well as training in current Child Abuse and Neglect laws, identification and reporting procedures. I am a level 12 on The Registry and have completed 12 hours of training in Creative Curriculum as well as 8 hours of training in Handwriting Without Tears. I have over 13 years of experience working with children: in centers (as a teacher and part of management) and as a nanny. I am also a mother to two wonderful children.
Professional Affiliations: Member of Verona Family Child Care Association (VFCCA) and Community Coordinated Child Care (4C)
Programs and Services:
  • Full-time and part-time schedules available for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years
  • Small child-to-provider ratio
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided
  • Clean, non-smoking, pet-friendly environment
  • Daily written reports of child’s activities and experiences
  • Close proximity to library and parks, allowing for walking field trips
Statement of Philosophy: The most important thing to me when caring for children is that they feel safe and happy. At Carrie Cichon's Child Care, managing the children is established by creating structure and a daily routine. I believe in guidance, positive reinforcement, redirection and learning through play. Activities for infants and toddlers will reflect their individual needs. They will be allowed to form and follow their own patterns of eating, sleeping, and waking periods and will be given one-on-one time with the provider to develop the social, emotional and physical skills appropriate to their individual stage of development. Baby sign language will also be taught and used on a daily basis to help the infants communicate basic needs and interests. Children 3 years and older are encouraged to participate in a daily, structured activity period. Some examples of concepts that are covered include exploration of: the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, pre-math and pre-writing skills. I have completed 8 hours of training in Handwriting Without Tears and incorporate its concepts into our daily activity period. Social and emotional skills are emphasized on a continual basis as well as kindness and respect. I have the experience and knowledge to help your child learn and grow and would love to have the opportunity to do so!