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

 

 

 

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Arts from the Universtiy of St. Thomas

Major in Sociology with a Minor in Elementary Education

 

Experience

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.