Dedicated & Certified
Child Care Provider
Hello, my name is Joyce Russell, I was born and raised in California and have worked with children, mostly through in-home child care for over
25 years. I opened my first small licensed child care home for 6 children
in West Covina, Ca. I have run both small and large licensed homes. At the present I am licensed for a small FCCH for 6-8 children.
I attended Mt. San Antonio College in Pomona Ca, for Early Childhood Education and UCLA for Preschool Administration. I have continued to take many classes to enhance my career and knowledge in this field over the years.
In 1999, while living in Charlotte, NC. I completed coursework at Central Piedmont Community College for my Early Childhood Credential, of which I am very proud.
Both my mother and sister worked in child care over the years. For many years my mother owned and operated a Christian based preschool in Southern California, where I worked for a short period of time, although I prefer to work from my home, which allows me to give the children I care for more one on one personal attention in a stable environment.
I belong to the Orange County Child Care Association and am currently their liaison for Irvine supplying information and referrals to parents in need of child care. I am a member of the Irvine Child Resource Center at Heritage Community Park which strives to enrich children's development by empowering early childhood educators and families and I also belong to the Children's Home Society.
I abide by the federal food program guidelines, I am a Mandated Child Abuse reporter and am certified in infant/child CPR/First Aid and have had courses in safety & health practices.
I have enjoyed my years working with children and their parents and have made many lasting friendships during this time. I am hoping your family will be counted among those.
I have 3 grown children of my own and 10 grandchildren.