About Us

Welcome to Leaps and Bounds Daycare!!!

Let me tell you about myself: My name is Kim Stickell. I am centrally located in Moline. We are located in Roosevelt Elementary School District.

I began my daycare in April 2005
~I am a Licensed Daycare Provider
~I am CPR & First Aid Certified

~Silver Award (2017)from the ExceleRate Illinois.  This is a voluntary process and recognizes a provider's effort in going beyond the minimum state licensing requirements.  

~I received my CDA in April 2008.  The first CDA is valid for 3 years.  Received my Renewal CDA 2016

To receive your CDA you must complete 120 clock hours of training (Illinois Licensed Providers are required 15 clock hours each year). There is a written exam, a verbal exam, parent survey that must be completed and the provider must be observed by an approved observer.

To renew your CDA you must prove the hours you are working with children, a letter of recommendation from a qualified person in the child care field.  Proven CPR and First Aid Certificates.  Proof that you continue to increase your knowledge in the childhood education.

~I received my A.A.S. in Child Development from Blackhawk College in December 2013. 

~ I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education Leadership and Science from Rasmussen College in March 2019.

~I am part of Association for Child Development. This is a National Food Program. They ensure that I serve healthy balanced meals. I offer Breakfast, Lunch, and 2 snacks.

~I am a member of the NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care).

~Certified Outdoor Classroom by Nature Explore in 2014.

I also hold an ECE Credential level 4 (2014), Infant Toddler Credential level 4 (2016) and Family Childcare Credential level 4 (2017).

Personal:

I have been married to Jason for 19 amazing years. I have 2 children of my own.  My son Dustin is 29 years of age, married to an amazing gal (Emily).  Together they have a son Bow and daughter Alissa and another son due July 2019.  I have a daughter Jennifer who is 17 years old and attends Moline High School.  She keeps us busy with school, archery as a team member as well as a level one instructor, recently awarded to National Honor Society.

Accreditation received January 2016 

This is me with my wonderful husband Jason.  We have been married 17 years.   

CDA received October 2016

Quality Counts Certificate received January 2014 

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August 2014 I received my Outdoor Classroom Certification from Nature Explore.  Bringing the classroom outside for the children to continue to explore is an amazing asset to our program.  Look out we get dirty!