Susan Randolph is the owner of Nana’s House of Childcare. She was a state licensed and Nationally Accredited child care provider in Chicago, Illinois for almost 20 years. For 4 years she served on the Provider Advisory Board with Centers for New Horizons. She is a graduate of Second Helping Training, an advanced provider enrichment program. Also, she served as a Childcare Mentor for the America Business Collaboration, helping train new providers. She earned her credentials as a Master Providers. She served as President of the First Class Child Care Association, Membership Secretary for Midwest Family Child Care Association and held memberships in NAFCC, NAEYC Chicago chapter, Englewood Child Care Ass. and The Adventist Connection. She was a member of the planning committee for Action for Children and assisted with the planning and implementation of the yearly childcare conference for 6 years. Susan is proud to be an Observer with the NAFCC Accredited Program for a number of years.
For ten years she worked as a Program Specialist with the Association of Supportive Child Care. In her role as a specialist, she conducted orientations, Business and Professional Practice, Health and Safety trainings and assisted applicants in preparing their home for the DES certification process. Also, she qualifies as a trainer with the Arizona Workforce Registry, and Second Helping. Susan has successfully completed all of Tom Copeland’s “train the trainer” Business trainings.
Susan is passionate about family child care and does all that she can to improve the quality of care that children receive. She mentors new providers in her area and shares information and local resources to assist them in building their program.
This year (2021) Nana’s House of Childcare became a group home and was licensed by the Department of Health Services, Buero of Childcare Licensing. Susan believes she’s making a difference one child at a time!
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
The mission of Nana’s House is to support the emotional, social, intellectual growth and development of children by providing a safe, nurturing high quality child care environment.
We strive to provide a variety of activities that enhance the individual needs of each child. Also, we encourage them to be independent thinkers and lifelong learners.
- To provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for exploration.
- To provide opportunities for the development of large and small motor skills.
- To provide a variety of play-based age appropriate activities that introduce the curriculum areas of art, science, social studies, dramatic play, manipulative, language and music
Our philosophy is to create a play based educational environment that is safe, caring and encourages the development of children. We strive to enrich the lives of children, respecting the fact that God made them naturally curious therefore, we allow plenty of opportunities for exploration. We enhance learning and we apply a combination of various theorists including Montessori, Piaget, Erickson and Reggio in our environment.
We believe children grow and develop best in a developmentally appropriate environment that is secure, friendly, challenging and encouraging appropriate behavior in a positive manner. Teaching children should include hands-on engaging and interactive methods that encourage discovery of solutions and interest in continued investigation. Children’s social, emotional, mental and physical needs must be met. Individuality is always encouraged. Children here get MESSY. We believe that it is important to respect each child as a person.
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple"