Hi there, my name is Laura...and Iím going to share a bit about myself with you *‹* I was born in Oakland, California and spent the first 13 years of my life there. I am the youngest of eight children and have always loved children in my life. I started babysitting children at age eleven...and the rest is history.
I attended the Renaissance School of the Arts in the seventh & eighth grade...it was the best experience of my young life. I come from a family of artists and being able to go to a specialized art school at such a young age was a dream come true. During my time there I studied drawing, painting, calligraphy and drama. Once my family moved to Oregon I attended middle school and then continued my art courses once I reached high school. I took a total of six years of calligraphy...which was popular before you could type it on computers *‹*
I also enjoyed ceramics, painting and four years of art courses, including sketching, silk screening, water color, oils and such.....I love all aspects of art! Now I spend much of my free time creating web pages on the internet....this is another form of art that I hope to master some day! LOL.
After many years of babysitting and then working in restaurant management & the hotel business for ten years, I got married and had two beautiful children!
I was not happy with the care my daugher was getting at a national daycare center, so I decided when she was 2 years old to start my own business. Now Jen is 22 and my son, Coty is 17. Iím very excited to be a new grandma (Nana) and look forward to spending lots of time with Angela Rose.
In April 2007 I closed my daycare in the Rock Creek / Bethany area to pursue school and move our family to Saint Helens in January 2008. Now Iím ready to reopen Lilífaces, going on my 19th year! I plan to care for a very small group of toddlers & preschoolers.
I have been running my own professional in-home daycare since July 1989 and I couldnít see myself doing anything else. I feel my career choice is a very important one and I hope that I make a difference in every childís life that comes to my home. I want them to remember ĎLauraí as the fun home they went to where they were safe, received a lot of love and had fun learning in the process!!!
Lilífaces Child Care is the place where hugs are at!! *‹*