|About TKW Consulting...
TKW Consulting is owned and
operated by Tammy K. Wachter.
Tammy has been in the early child care profession since 1980. She has
cared for over 400 children in four states and has owned and operated state
licensed child care facilities as well as family child care. Tammy
currently owns and operates Kidsville Family Child Care in Spicer, Minnesota.
Tammy has been involved with early care education for
years. She has been involved with all aspects of conference planning and
organization. As a past VP of Education for the Minnesota Licensed Family
Child Care Association, she has helped with the planning and execution of
several conferences across the State of Minnesota. She is also a
much sought after trainer and speaker. She is a certified to train many
child care education projects and has helped in the initial planning stages of several of
She is also dedicated to the promotion of
quality early care through education and is a vocal advocate for children, early
care, and professionalism in the child care profession. Tammy provides
early care training over
1000 people each year at conferences and workshops.
A few things that I strongly believe:
- Child care is an
excellent and important choice
- Early caregivers should be dedicated to promoting the growth and
development of children.
- Early child care is a profession and a business that
should be run using fair and sound business practices.
- Early caregivers should
enjoy children: playing with them; talking and listening to them; and
watching them learn, grow, and develop in positive ways.
- Children should be heard and seen.
- Care giving with
love, listening, and guidance goes a long way to producing positive outcomes
with children in our care.
- Courtesy and respect for others and their
property are traits to be taught and fostered for the benefit of our business,
our communities, and our future.
- The child care profession is one of the most rewarding
professions that can have a major impact on our current and future society.
of TKW Consulting:
To promote educational,
mental, social, and physical development of children in a safe, sanitary
environments that are enjoyable, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate
for the child.
To increase the professionalism and proficiency of all
people involved in early childhood.
To improve the quality of care for children through
education for early caregivers.
To encourage parental
involvement in the care and development of their children in a child care home
improve the public image and perceptions of the early care profession.
Degree as a Child Care Specialist.
State certified C.B.T.A.
designation (Competency Based Training Assessment Program).
C.D.A. (Child Development Associate) credential in family
advisor for both family and center based child care.
NAFCC (National Association of Family Child Care) Accreditation
Accreditation Observer for the NAFCC (National Association of Family Child Care)
Inclusion Consultant for the Center for Inclusive
PFI (Partnerships for Inclusion) Consultant for QUINCE
project (Quality Interventions for Early Care and Education)
Mentor and Mentor trainer for
MLFCCA (MN Licensed Family Child Care Association)
I am also a certified
trainer for the following programs and projects:
MLFCCA Mentor Program-
Certified Mentor & Master Trainer
Dollars and Sense
Not By Chance (school
I am a member of:
ACA (Adults and
Association for Education of Young Children)
Association of Education of Young Children)
NAFCC (The National
Association for Family Child Care)
(International Family Cay Care Organization)
Coalition Member of Kandiyohi County Early Childhood Initiative
District Coordinator for Child Care Works (Children’s Advocacy)
Provider of the Year for Provider's Choice, Inc.
Former executive board
member for Child Care Choices,
a regional Minnesota CCR&R (Child Care Resource
executive board member and officer for MLFCCA (Minnesota Licensed Family Child
board member and Secretary for
Childhood & School Age Trainers Association)
president and board member for the Kandiyohi County Licensed Family Child Care
member of the
Training Advisory Committee and Grant Committee for Region 6W in Minnesota.
- Postal address
332 Lake Avenue South
Spicer, Minnesota 56288
- Electronic mail
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