About Us

OWNER – KAREN WATKINS

Licensed for 25 years total

Started out with a Home I license = maximum 8 children Upgraded in 2006 to Home II license = maximum 12 children with 2 providers I commit myself to continued early childhood education I get involved with professional organizations such as ChildCare Share, Midwest Childcare Assoc., and NFCCA.

Our full time helper has recently come aboard since November 2013!  My mother has semi-retired after having helped since I started Childcare in 1995.  She will be an on-call/substitute helper as needed.

Katherine (kids call her Katie), is Our full-time helper is my daughter Miquela!

Katie is from El Salvador and grew up loving to take care of babies. She worked in a non profit organization that works for the rights of children. She worked for a daycare in her city for 3 month called “obejitas”.

After this she moved to Nebraska and she loves the work she does here at the daycare. She says she treats every child she cares for as if he/she were hers. I am very pleased to have Katie aboard Kare-bears.

Katie, is Kare-bears part time assistant!  She enjoys playing games with the kids. Teaching them Spanish and pom and cheer.  She has taught Sunday school at Zion Lutheran Church and also did after care there. She also has 4 grandchildren and treats each child like one of her own.