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.
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.
Resume and Credentials
1981 to 1983, Northwest Community College, Powell, Wyo.
Associate Degree of Science
Kappa Honor Society,
1985, Winter Semester, Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana
English Grammar Course
1998 to 2001, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado
Early Childhood Courses
Infant and Toddler Care and Education
Method and Technique Guidance Strategies
Nutrition and Young Child
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
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
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
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
2006, Qualistar Rating Grant
2007,Qualistar Rating Grant
2016, QI Level 2 Grant