WELCOME TO SYCAMORE TREE!
Sycamore Child Care Center is a brand new
Christian Child Care Center that aims to serve
families in Rutland and the surrounding communities.
We are a 5 days-a-week facility that provides all-day
care to children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Our
opening date is planned for early Fall, 2020.
We aim to partner with families to provide a
high-quality Child Care program that demonstrates
the gospel to families in the community by operating
with excellence and benevolence. Our values are
centered on the teaching and practice of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23) to our children, families, employees, and community partners.
We are a fully licensed, child care center, providing quality early learning and child care for all children. Therefore, the school’s policy is not to discriminate in offering access to its child care educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, creed, disability, parents sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
We are committed to demonstrate the truth of the life giving gospel (Psalm 119:107) by providing a safe and nurturing environment where infants and toddlers will best grow and flourish physically, cognitively, and emotionally. We strive to provide infants and toddlers with age appropriate learning and experiences while also partnering with families and parents to empower and equip them as leaders in their households.
Jake Stamey has served as director of Sycamore Tree Child Care Center since its preparation phases and launch in 2020. Previously, Jake taught and led elementary and special education classrooms and programs for 10 years in the public school setting. As a Christian, Jake is dedicated to directing a fully licensed Child Care Center that teaches Christian values, and provides a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for the development of our Next Generation. Jake is a grateful husband and father of two. In his free time he enjoys serving at gatherings, spending time with family, carpentry, running, and hunting.
HI, my name is Rachael Greenia and I have been a teacher with Sycamore Tree Child Care since the October 2020 launch! I graduated from Castleton University in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies and licensure in Elementary Education. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my dog and reading. It is so fun to come to work and do something different every day
Hi, I was born and raised in Rutland, VT. I have one grown daughter and have worked in Rutland City Schools since 2007. Some of my hobbies include bowling, reading, fishing, music, and collecting light houses. I enjoy working with a younger Generation of staff and helping children learn and grow!
My name is Natalie McKenzie and I am excited to be a part of your child’s learning at Sycamore Tree Child Care Center! I was born and raised in Vermont, lived in Florida for 7 years, and now I am so happy to be back to the beautiful green mountain state. I am a proud mother to three boys and I love spending time with my family, being outdoors and reading a good book. It is an absolute joy and honor to be entrusted with your child at Sycamore and I promise to do my best to teach, nurture, and engage them in their learning process!
Hi! I recently moved to VT from Western North Carolina with my husband, Pastor Mark. I recently graduated from North Greenville University with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have two young children and love being a mother and teacher! I love leading worship, being active outdoors, and art. We look forward to building relationships with families at Sycamore Tree as we work together to help their children learn and grow!
Hi everyone! My name is Kassidy Mack, and I am from Poultney VT. I work at Sycamore Tree because I adore children and love being able to care for them while teach them at the same time! Two favorite hobbies of mine are singing and working out. A fun fact about myself is I have played sports year-round since 5th grade!
Hi everybody, my name is Baylee Ickes. I am currently going to college to be a early elementary teacher. I live in Poultney, VT but fun fact, I am originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. I love working at Sycamore Tree Childcare Center because I have a passion for teaching children and while doing that I get the privilege of loving on your kids and watching them grow and develop over the years.
Hello, my name is Sarah Broome. My husband and I have two beautiful children. I enjoy working at Sycamore Tree because of the employees who work together to create a fun, and loving environment for your children! In my free time I love the outdoors, crafts, and refurbishing furniture. On Saturday's my family loves to explore towns around Vermont!
Hi my name is Taylor Callahan, and I live in Rutland, VT. As my husband and I start a family of our own, I have transitioned from being a wedding and event coordinator locally to working with the amazing staff and families at Sycamore Tree. One neat fact about me is that my husband and I received two baby goats as a wedding present, Lila and Josie. They have been a wonderful addition to our family as they eat everything in sight and go on walks through the woods!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will meals be provided?
We are not currently be providing meals. We ask that you will pack your child’s bottles and food for the day.
Will you be part of the STARS program and accepting Child Care subsidy?
Yes, we will be enrolled in the STARS program as we value operating the highest quality Child Care
center to provide the best level of care, safety, and learning for your Child. We are accepting subsidy and enrollment in the STARS programs helps qualified families potentially earn a higher level of assistance.
What ages will you be serving?
We will be serving ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. If the Child is age 3 after September 1st
they can be enrolled.
Do you have an outside play area?
Yes! We have a newly installed all natural playground where students will be encouraged and taught to explore, work on fine and gross motor skills, and play with their new friends!
Are you a year-round and full-time facility?
Yes, we are operating 5 days per week 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We strive to be open and operating as many hours and days as possible to best meet your families needs.
Monday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm