Welcome to my website. I'm glad you've taken the time to visit. I believe that every child deserves a wondrous and joyful childhood, full of imaginative play. Every day, I work hard on this goal. Because for small children, play IS learning. What looks like just plain fun to us grown-ups is exactly what helps children grow strong minds, imaginations, and bodies. As a certified child care provider, I am able to offer the friendly, small environment of a family child care home with an adult-to-child ratio better than many centers.
I operate a state-certified family child care home. I'm proud to say that this means I have met the state of Oregon's highest regulations for family child care. We are certified as an "Eco-Healthy Childcare" through the Oregon Environmental Council.
We are now designated as an "Oregon Program of Quality"...an exciting new statewide initiative to recognize quality in all types of child care settings. Visit this site to find out more.
I invite you to browse through my site and learn more about my quality, family-friendly program. To find out if I have an opening for your child or to contact me with any questions, just click on the "Openings/Rates" link on the left.
Michelle Lewis-Barnes, provider/owner
Parents....Visit my private Facebook Busy Bee Parent Group (by invitation only)
"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers,
water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade...bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to toll, sand, snakes and hornets; any child who has been deprived of these has
been deprived of the best part of...education"
- Luther Burbank