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  • 12
    Sep 2017
    Why do I love them?

    I just answered a question about why I love children in the age group for which I care. I thought I’d share my answer with you. I love their boundless curiosity, imagination, and sense of wonder. I love watching them explore, learn, grow, and flourish. I love their unbridled glee and laughter at the craziest more »

  • 02
    Mar 2016
    Long time no see

    I tend to post mostly to my Facebook Page these days, and have neglected my website. Some updates: Photos are all posted on my Facebook Page now because I had too much difficulty with sharing the albums on my website. More current photos have been posted to my timeline rather than a specific album. I more »

  • 29
    Oct 2014
    Photo Album Glitch

    I just discovered my photo albums have been down. Until the issues is resolved, please see the photo albums on my Facebook page. I apologize for the inconvenience.

  • 07
    Jun 2014
    Featured on Red Tricycle

    My outdoor playspace was included in Red Tricycle’s post, “Simple Ways to Transform Your Garden into a Playground Paradise.” Check out all the ideas shared. Sharon’s Garden is  slide 6.

  • 26
    Mar 2014
    Give me a break! :)

    By about 11:40 this morning I still hadn’t had more than a few sips of my first cup of coffee. My shoulder was hurting and I was feeling a little grumpy. I sat down in my chair and told the kids I was taking a break and they could just go ahead and kill each more »


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Choosing child care is one of the most important and difficult decisions facing parents who must entrust their children to the care of others. There are many options, including friends & family, child care centers, nannies, and family child care (often referred to as babysitters or sitters). I am a Type B family child care provider near  Marion, Ohio. Type B providers do child care in their own homes and can legally care for up to 6 children, no more than 3 of them being under the age of two. I care for children from infant through preschool age, and occasionally kindergarteners.

There are pros and cons to every type of child care, but high quality family child care is an excellent option for children of all ages. Here are some reasons why family child care, and this home specifically, may be a good choice for your family.

Please explore the information I have shared on this website to learn more about my program, and don’t miss the photos. We all know a picture is worth 1000 words! 🙂


Sharon Gartley
Sharon’s Garden Family Child Care

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