All About Miss Nita

Miss Nita

About Me:

My name is Juanita, but because it's hard for most young children to pronounce, I have my daycare families call me Miss Nita or just Nita. I graduated from San Leandro High school in 1977 and began working for my family in their craft and hobby store. As there business went into other directions, I decided to stay home with my growing girls. Soon my sister needed help with the care of her premature baby and so started my daycare business. I became licensed and found, to my surprise, that I loved being with children.

It wasn't long before I found myself wanting to grow in the field of Early Childhood Education so that I could make a real difference in the lives I was already touching. I entered the realm of college and found that I was like the children, soaking up all the information I was receiving like a sponge, and I couldn't wait to use it. I was excited when I was invited to join the staff at Folsom Lake College in the Child Development Center. Not only was I teaching children in a center where the teachers believed in the same principles in what I had just learned, but I was also teaching future teachers as they used our center as a lab for the courses they were taking at the college. It was a great experience for me that I will never forget.

My husband Mark and I moved to Amador County in 2002 to live near our families and built our home on 5 beautiful acres. I chose to work at a couple of pre-school centers after moving here, but did not find that they followed the philosophies in childcare that I believed in and was not happy working in them for very long. I decided to open my home to children once again where I knew that I could do the best for the children in my care.

With our own children grown, Mark enjoys wood working and golfing while I am a scrap booker and enjoy a variety of crafts that I learned growing up in my family's business. Our passion is raising and breeding Yorkshire Terriers, or "Yorkies". Small in size and large in personality, they remind me of the children I care for.

I'm excited to bring the experiences that I have had to Nita's Little Learners Daycare now here in Plymouth.

Quick FAQ’s About Nita

Years in Business:
I was first Licensed in San Leandro in 1989 till 1996 when I moved to Las Vegas where I was licensed till 2001 when we moved here to Amador County.

Experience/Training/History:
Time periods between being licensed I worked for preschools teaching. I also took time to take many college courses in early childhood education including:

Pediatric CPR, First Aid and Health & Safety in the Childcare setting
Introduction to ECE
Child Development
Principles & Practices in ECE Both basic and advance classes
The Child, Family and Community
Art and Children
Child Health and Nutrition
Young Children and Visual Art
Infant Development
Culture and Diversity in Childcare

Certificates :
ECE Associate Teacher
Childcare Site Director

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