My name is Kirstin Czarnota and my husband, Brian, and I have lived in Cottage Grove for the past 12 years.  I have always had a passion for interacting with and teaching children.  I have worked as a nanny as well as a teacher's assistant.  The idea of opening a daycare has been a dream of mine and after my son, Jacob, was born 9 years ago I knew it needed to be a reality.  I also have a stepson, Logan, that is 16 years old.  We added to our family a beautiful girl Olivia who is now 6.   I am looking forward to the opportunity to stay at home with my children as well as the chance to work with other young children. 

I am very honest, open, and easy to communicate with.  If a problem arises I want you to feel able to approach me.  I understand that communication is key.

My home is conveniently located on the northeast side of Cottage Grove bordering Woodbury. 

I believe it is important to have a quality structured environment for the care of your child.  A place to learn and play.  I hope that my home is the place where your child can grow and learn.


Our family






Bachelor of Arts from the Universtiy of St. Thomas

Major in Sociology with a Minor in Elementary Education



Juvenile Social Worker  2003-2008

Katahdin Inc;  Minneapolis  MN

Worked with at risk youth in the Metro area;  ages ranging from 14-21. 

Nanny 2003

Weidner Family;  Cottage Grove  MN

Provided best possible care for 6 month old boy.

Teacher's Assistant  2000-2001

Southgate Elementary School;  Austin  MN

Worked one-on-one with children in a 2nd grade classroom.