My Approach to Education

"Wisdom Begins With Wonder" Socrates

The Wondering Bees Childcare Program focuses on building and sustaining long-term relationships with the children in a nurturing and loving environment. These long-term relationships give a child and their families a sense of belonging within a small community. This program will provide your child with a strong social foundation so that he/she will have a sense of empathy, self-worth, self-esteem, and will be a risk taker. This is a child-initiated, play-based program that encourages integrative learning. In this interactive learning environment the children will be guided and assisted so that they can utilize their full imaginations to succeed in all areas of learning.

Earlychild Educator

Hello, my name is Nancy Namuth and I  have provided childcare for families in Fort Collins, Colorado since 1994, where I have owned and operated Wondering Bees Childcare. I am licensed by the State of Colorado, Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care.  I have an Associates Degree of Science from Northwest College plus 18 credit hours in Early Childhood field from Front Range Community College. I also have over 350 hours of training certificates in the Early Childhood field, and I continue  my education every year with numerous workshops, in social-emotional, nutritional, developmental practices, and nature-based play opportunities. I am CPR, First Aid, Medical Administration, and Universal Precautions Certified through the State of Colorado. 

 

In addition, I am very active in the Early Child Community by teaching seminars through several Family Childcare Associations in and around the Northern Colorado area.  I also participated in Mentoring programs, FDCRS rating program, Qualistar program, and CARES training program with the Early Childhood Council. I am also a member of a small group forum that meets monthly to discuss current Early Childhood issues that professionals are facing in today’s environment.

 

I have lived in Fort Collins, Colorado for over 20 years, but I am originally from Nebraska! Go Huskers! I have two children, a son and daughter, who are in their early twenties. I have a kitty cat named Casey, several fish, and occasionally I have a snake or a frog spend a couple weeks with me in the summer time.

 

Please check out my website and if you like to make a appointment please contact me.

 

Sincerely,
Nancy Namuth

(970) 391-0917

Resume and Credentials

Education

1981 to 1983, Northwest Community College, Powell, Wyo.
Associate Degree of Science
Kappa Honor Society,
GPA 3.70

 

1985, Winter Semester, Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana
English Grammar Course
GPA 3.45

 

1998 to 2001, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado
Early Childhood Courses
GPA 4.0

  • Infant and Toddler Care and Education

  • Child Development

  • Curriculum Development

  • Method and Technique Guidance Strategies

  • Nutrition and Young Child

  • Psychology 1

Seminars

January 2013, Facilitator, Creative Curriculum, Early Childhood Council of Larimar County


February 2010, Facilitator, Organizing Your Space, Fort Collins Family Daycare Associaton


January 2008, Facilitator, Making Transitions Easy, Fort Collins Family Daycare Association


March 2005, Facilitator, Gentle Guidance techniques, Fort Collins Family Daycare Association


November 2005, Facilitator, Nuts and Bolts of Guidance, 4th Annual Early Childhood Mini Conference


April 2004, Consultant, Childcare Center, Sidney ,Nebraska


September 2003, Facilitator, Separation Anxiety Workshop, Fort Collins Family Daycare Association


October 2002, Facilitator, Guidance and Stress Relief Workshop, Wildwood in Greeley, Colorado


October 2002, Facilitator, Guidance and Stress Relief Workshop, Wildwood in Longmont, Colorado


September 2002, Facilitator, Guidance and Stress Relief Workshop, Wildwood in Fort Collins, Colorado


September 2000, Facilitator, Separation Anxiety Workshop, Wildwood in Fort Collins, Colorado

Professional Development

November 2013, “The Way I See It”, Loveland Colorado

Keynote Speaker Dr. Temple Grandin
Completion 1 training hour

 

June 2004, Einstein Didn’t Use Flashcards Book Study, Loveland Colorado
Presenter Judy Grimm and Eldon Grimm
Completion of 10 training hours

 

May 2004, Early Childhood Education CARES I Training, Fort Collins, Colorado
Presenter Margie Marshall Karuzas and Becky Keigan
Completion of 15 training hours

 

April 2004, The Early Childhood Professional “What are you teaching?” Seminar, Fort Collins, Colorado
Presenter Fred Ferrer
Completion of 6 training hours

 

January 2004 to April 2002, Bambini Book Study, Lovelenad Colorado
Presenter Judy Grimm
Completion of 10 training hours

 

March 2004, Qualistar Rating Seminar, Loveland, Colorado
Presenter Paula Neth, State Coordinator
Completion of 1.5 training hours

 

March 2004 to May 2004, Early Childhood Professional Development Project, Loveland, Colorado
Mentor/Protégée Program as Mentor/Coach
Completed 18 hours of mentor orientation
Completed 30 mentoring hours with protégée Karen Watters

Professional Ratings

Qualistar

Quality Performance Profile rating is an overview of the programs quality in the learning environment, family partnership, training and education, group size, accreditation, and action steps to improve quality in the environment. Qualistar ratings are based off of a 5 star system.

 

March 29, 2006
Two Star Rating*lower due to having infants

 

April 27, 2007
Three Star Rating

 

July 29, 2008
Two Star Rating*lower rating due to having infants

Colorado Shines

A rating and improvement system for all of Colorado’s licensed early learning programs. It encourages and supports programs to improve their quality and to connect with families looking for quality care for their children. Levels 1-5 can be obtained.

Level 2 obtained 2016

Early Childhood Grants

The monies award were to purchase shelving for infant area, dramatic area, science area, create an outside environment which included sensory table climbing structure and toys, and to purchase two tricycles.

 

2003, Corra Grant
$1000 Award

 

2006, Qualistar Rating Grant
$750 Award

 

2007,Qualistar Rating Grant
$250 Award

2016, QI Level 2 Grant

$600 Award