I started Calico Kids Day Care in 1980 after the birth of our third child. Since 1980, many things have changed! I have gone back to school, taken many courses in Early Childhood Education, attended many conferences, and read many books and articles. I have raised three children and loved and cared for several foster children. I have also worked in Church Nurseries and taught a girl's high school Sunday School Class. Even after all these years I still love to see the little ones grow and learn new things - every day is new with a baby!
Diane joined Calico Kids Day Care in 1990 and is not only employed by Calico Kids Day Care but is now a family friend. Diane has also taken many classes, conferences, read lots and lots of books, etc. If I had to do it, I made her do it too! The children refer to Diane as "Mama 'Chette", many years ago a little girl was struggling to say "Mrs. Blanchette" sighed and said "Mama 'Chette"! so that's who she is now. Diane has two grown sons, and lives with her husband, Papa 'Chette (who else?!), in Hudson, NH.
I have grown up working at Calico Kids since my mom is the owner. I graduated from Bob Jones University in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I completed my Master's Degree in 2001. I taught in the South Carolina Public School system for seven years and have been back in NH since June 2006. Currently I also teach Kindergarten at Main Dunstable Elementary School in Nashua and I am at Calico Kids in the afternoon.
Mrs. Spurr has been a long time family friend and we are excited to have her be a part of our Calico Kids Day Care family. She has many years of experience working with young children. She has worked with Head Start, Preschools, as a Sunday School teacher for many years and just loves the small children. She works with the infants at Calico Kids. She has three adult children and many grandchildren.
Known to the children as "Mrs. B", I have been at Calico Kids Daycare for since mid-2017. I am currently working with the 2-4 year old children. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelors degree in psychology and attend Southern New Hampshire University for my Masters. I am married and have 2 children. I have always loved working with children. Working at the daycare is exciting because I am able to see the kids grow and learn.