Our History

Kids have always been my passion! The pursuit of my dream started about 22 years ago when I began babysitting for families in our community. From infancy to adolescents I have enjoyed working with children of all ages. When it came time to decide on a career path I knew children were my destiny. The only question that remained was which age group would be most appropriate for me.

img_5998When entering college I challenged myself to step out of my former comfort zone of infants and toddlers and work with adolescents. My idea at the time was to inspire and challenge these soon to be young adults before potential negative influences became too much. While working with troubled adolescents I recognized the difference that social and emotional support during early development could have made in their lives. I knew that I must return to working with younger children. I understood that in order to motivate and inspire children to achieve their goals, a loving and supportive environment must surround them at an early age.

An amazing atmosphere where children are able to reach their maximum potential became my vision. With an excellent facility offering a home environment with plenty of wide-open spaces for learning and the kind of one-on-one attention every child needs to excel, I made my vision a reality.

Now I am a mother of two and I am feel beyond blessed to be where I am today doing what I am doing. I’m honored for all the children that are in my care and in my heart. Over the last 14 years I have been a part of so many life stories and that is a blessing to me. I see the older kids who have left to start school come in to visit or pick up younger siblings and the connection to them is the same as when they were with me every day. 

I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions, please feel free to email me.

Welcome to Katie’s Kids!
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Katie Stelle-Mardis