My name is Nichole Tarter and I started this business in 1999, when my child was still little. I am like any other parent wanting the best for their child and my child was not receiving the care I felt he needed and not just from his childcare provider, but from me, not being able to be there for him during his formative years. I have a degree in Paralegal studies and that had me working non stop and leaving little, to no, time to spend with my child and my husband. So a friend of mine had mentioned that I should open up a child care business and I told her she was nuts!! lol But after reviewing aspects about the childcare business and figuring out if I could make any money doing this business and doing a trial run working at a local daycare as a volunteer, I decided this was something I could do, and do well and still provide for my family. I also found that I understand and communicate well with children and have been doing this ever since. I love what I do and working with children is so rewarding. I love preparing them for kindergarten. I love being the one to teach them to write their name for the first time and seeing the pride and confidence I have helped them build when they can write their name on their own for the first time. It is a great moment when that happens!! I have many of hours of training in early childcare, as well as, life experiences which can never be taught in a book as I am sure any parent could agree. My goal in running this business is to provide a safe, rich learning environment, as well as a fun place for your child(ren) to attend and be proud of. I run high quality childcare, so you can rest assure that your child is in a structured environment with constant supervision. I have a great layout for my daycare/preschool for the kids and look forward to taking you and your child on a tour. I look forward to meeting you in the near future!
A little about my family (the baby in the picture is my godson, Aidan, he is so sweet??). My son, William is an honor roll graduate from McKay High School. He is currently enrolled at Chemeketa completing his undergrad degree before he transfers to OSU in the fall of 2012. He is also a 1st degree black belt in Taekwando and an all around great kid. My husband, Jeff, is a pump technician, crane operator, electrician, welder and much more here in Salem. He is a hard worker and a great man. He is also a co-inventor/owner of a new product called Wire Guard Alarms, LLC. This is an alarm system that farmers use on their linears to guard against wire theft. We have been married since 1998.
This is William my fantastic son! He is currently a senior, attending OSU. He will earn his degree in Computer Science. He is a busy guy! We are very proud of him! They grow up so fast!
AAS Degree in Paralegal Studies
Have taken credit courses in Early Childhood Education from Chemeketa Community College
1st aid/cpr training (infants & toddlers)
Child abuse training & Advanced Training
Food Handlers Card
Enrolled in USDA approved program
200+ of hours of ongoing early childcare training & classes
Portland State University - Oregon Registry Steps - Level 5
Licensed with Oregon Corporation Division.
(2006-2010)Executive Board Member to AFSCME Council 75, Local 132, Oregon Childcare Providers Together. Although I am no longer on the board, my choice, I now volunteer my time taking care of their website. You can find other union child care providers on this website as well. For more information please visit website at: www.oregonccpt.com
My family - Jeff, William & myself
Our home!! Jeff is not only a great husband and father he is also our landscaper!! ha! ha! He has done a fantastic job!
Our baby dogs Lucas, Lucy & Lenny, they love kids!! Although my dogs love the kids and they have been around them their whole lives, they are kept upstairs during preschool time. Once in awhile they come down and we all sit down to pet them.