Voted Best Daycare 2013-2018**
My name is Cheryl Ouellette, and I am the President of Ouellette Management LLC, Consulting Services. I am also the President of A Place To Grow Too LLC, Daycare and Learning Centers located in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In the last 25 years, in the childcare industry I have been given the gift of experiencing many aspects of the business. As an Owner I have had the opportunity to build three centers from the ground up, and open another nine centers in leased spaces. I have had the pleasure of working with many Early Childhood Professionals throughout my journey and have employed well over 400 people to date. Many of those relationships are still in existence, and it is a delight to share the love of children with them. The most important part of my career was the many children, who I have met, nurtured and watched grow along the way. I have seen over 700 children come through our doors, and there is no better feeling than being responsible for making a child happy and smile, and ensure that this child is in a safe environment and has positive experiences.
In 2005, I have begun with consulting, which also is very rewarding to me. In my personal journey as an Owner of childcare centers, there have been many ups and downs, good times and bad times. I have had experiences in all aspect of the business such as state licensing, legal, insurance, finances, staff training, maintaining a healthy cliental and staff base, curriculum…the list is long. However, the one thing I have learned is that you can always pass on knowledge. Having been through so many experiences has made me sensitive to the many issues that childcare owners face today. But, nonetheless, if I would have to do it all again, I would never change a thing.
If I can now share my expertise with you, or your staff, I would be more than happy to do so. I spend much of my time searching for new concepts and ideas, researching matters that involve safety, licensing, demographics and most importantly, child development. I provide on-site, or off-site consultation and training, and I am looking forward to speaking with you!