Arletta Brown

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  • Arletta, along with her husband, Dave, began the business in September 1993. Arletta left her position as an accounting clerk to operate the family childcare business, while raising their two young children, Cory age 7 and Shelby age 2. Dave is employed full–time with State Farm Insurance and is know as Mr. Dave, who can fix and build anything. Arletta is the Lead Teacher at the “Big House”. We became state licensed in 1994 and became a Class II home in 2004. Arletta received National Accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care in July 2012 and a Level 4 Paths to Quality of Indiana Rating in November 2012. The business was growing and an opportunity to expand arose. A second home was acquired to care for infants and toddlers in October 2012. The infant toddler program is state licensed and operating at a PTQ level 3. Arletta has gained knowledge and training in Early Learning by attending, Conscious Discipline School Family Conference, regularly attending IAEYC Conference, NAFCC Conference, Irvine Nature Preschool Conference in MD, 2013, Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training at Cedarsong Nature School in WA, 2014. Arletta and Dave are members of Stidham United Methodist church where Arletta is chair of Youth Ministries and Dave is currently serving on Staff Parish Relations Committee. They are leaders in the SUMC monthly meeting of Kids Night Out Wednesday. Arletta and Dave enjoy gardening, home 3 improvements, traveling, and hiking in our state and national parks. Cory graduated from Purdue University and lives and works in WA as a Construction Field Engineer. Shelby graduated from Ball State University and lives in Romney. She is a Youth Development Councilor at Cary Home for Children and is an associate at the Lafayette Target.