Welcome to Dream Big Daycare. My name is Anna Schmitz. I am a mother to Meghan (14), Myah (13), Tyler (10) and Aiden (1). Yes, that is a total of 4 kids!!! I have a wonderful husband, Mark, who is an estimator at Rydell Collision Center in Waterloo. We have lived in Dike for 2 years and love it. I have a BA in Elementary Education and had worked at Community United Child Care and Preschool for 5+ years as a preschool-assistant teacher. I have also owned a daycare for 2 years until we got flooded in 08.
MY CHILD CARE PHILOSOPHY
As a family child care provider, my goal is to provide a safe and happy place for children where they can learn and grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially at their own pace. I believe children learn through play and benefit from a structured yet flexible schedule. Activities will be offered which stimulate sensory motor development, language development and social interaction. The development of strong self-esteem is also a major goal. Children will be taught to respect each other, adults, and property.