My name is Danielle and I am a native of Chesapeake, VA. Not included the years spent babysitting during my teenage years, my childcare career began in 2004. I worked as summer camp counselor and assistant pre-k4 teacher, and then a nanny. In 2008 my nanny kids were ready to go to school and no longer needed me. With having my own child by then, opening a home daycare seemed to be the perfect switch. I opened the doors for Mama Dani's Child Care in January of 2009. Since then I've welcomed two more children into the world. My children are: Sean(11/07), Madison(4/09) and Emily(12/11). I believe this is the perfect job. I find so much joy in the children I care for.
When I'm not caring for children I enjoy crafts, photography, and baking. I also love shopping but mostly for arts, craft and school supplies for the children. Dance is also a love of mine.
Our furry friends
Mama Dani's Child Care is run in an animal friendly home. All of our animals are very child friendly. We have 3 dogs, a pug named Gizmo,a dachshund named Bummer, and Lucy, a shihtzu poodle mix. We also have 2 cats; Malky and Ninja.
We have a few caged/outside animals too. During butterfly season we raise caterpillars to butterflies (and/or silk moths). Once they emerge from their chrysalis/cocoon, the kids help release them. And lastly, we have a few outdoor animals. Outside we have our backyard hens.