Karen Taillon, Owner
Hello, my name is Karen Taillon. I have lived in Puyallup for 23 years with my husband, Tim and three children; Kylie, 28; Matthew, 26; and Camryn who is 19 and currently attending The University of Washington. I earned an associates degree in Early Childhood Education and taught preschool through the co-op preschools at Pierce College for five years when my children were young. I opened a licensed family home child care and preschool in my home in 2008 when our oldest daughter, Kylie began attending the University of Washington. Matthew began attending WSU three years later. I'm proud to be the mom of both Husky and Couger graduates! My team always wins the Apple Cup!
I absolutely love my job! I especially love the relationships that I have built with families and children that have attended SHCC. It is a joy to watch a child grow and learn over several years! I am so lucky to have such a rewarding job!
I strive to have a loving, safe, nurturing environment where children can explore, learn and grow.
Sunny Hill Child Care and Preschool
Our mornings are devoted to preschool and pre-k activities, including learning centers, art, outside time, snack and circle/music time. After lunch, the children are offered a nap/rest time. After a short rest time, if some of the older children are awake, an additional pre-k learning time is offered working on literacy, math and fine motor skills while the younger children nap. The late afternoon is devoted to freeplay in our learning centers.
I believe in considering the whole child when working with young children. I consistantly consider each child's physical, cognitive, emotional and social growth when developing the preschool and pre-k environment. I believe in providing a nurturing environment where children feel comfortable and free to explore new things.