Lil’faces Experience

Laura with her new grand~daughter, Angela Rose, born May 2008.

Laura has been caring for children from a very young age and has always loved children.  There has never been a time where there weren’t children in her life.

From age eleven to seventeen Laura baby sat for many families in the Bay Area from 1975 to 1977 and then in Lake Oswego from 1977 to 1983, including full time during the summer months.

At age twenty-one her first child Jennifer was born and five years later her son Coty.  During the early years Laura worked in hotels & restaurant management, but her first love was working with children.

Once Jen turned two years old, Laura decided to start her own business as a daycare provider.  In August 1989 Laura became a registered provider in Portland and she has continued her registration for over sixteen years.

From 1989 to 1994 Lil’faces was located in Tigard, Oregon and enrolled up to ten children.  She provided safe, loving and fun care for children from infancy to age twelve.  As the years have gone by she decided to enroll a small group of six children at Lil’faces, so she could give special attention, including preschool activities to the kids.  In 1994 Laura’s family moved to Rock Creek and then a mile away to the Bethany area in 1999.

From 1999 to 2007 Laura cared for up to five full-time children, ages one to five years and began providing the Funshine Express learning curriculum in addition to all of the fun learning activities each day.

In April 2007 Laura closed Lil’faces Child Care in the Bethany area to pursue school and take a sabbatical, until moving to St. Helens in January 2008.  Laura is very excited to re-open Lil’faces Child Care during the months of August & September of 2008 to specialize in care for a small group of toddlers & preschoolers.

At Lil’faces training in early childhood education is an ongoing part of what helps rejuvenate and improve our profession. We are proud to take trainings such as:

Infant & Children’s CPR & First Aid

Food Handlers Permit

How to Identify Child Abuse

Child Care Basics l & ll

Creating an Infant & Toddler Curriculum

Crafts for Preschoolers

Toilet Learning

How to Work with the Challenging Child

Professionalism in the Work Place

Business Management

Marketing your Business

Nutrition for Young Children

Transitions & Other Troublesome Times

Creating Shining Stars

Guidance & Behavior Management

Professional Development

Curriculum & Child Development

Certified Oregon Childhood Care and Education Professional
     Portland State University

Laura founded Positive Providers Online in February 2002.
PPO is a national online group of daycare providers that support each other, give advice, share ideas, and want to improve their professions.

PPO provides resources, mentoring and support in all areas of our business to providers. Our group allows providers to network and educate each other.  You can visit Positive Providers Online at:
www.PositiveProviders.org

Laura is a member of an Oregon based support group, PRO. Providers Resource Organization is a Statewide group to provide support, education, trainings and local information to providers.  You can get more information at:
www.ProviderResource.org

In 1999 Lil’faces Child Care went online with their website! Within a year Lil’faces Web Design opened to provide websites for all daycare providers around the nation. Teaching providers that using your website is an important marketing tool and showing our professionalism to our prospective families, each other and to our communities. Today Lil’faces Web Design is now LC Webworks and continues to provide affordable & professional web design services for child care providers! You are welcome to visit
LC Webworks to see what we have to offer our clients.

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