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.
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, parent's 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 three. He enjoys serving at gatherings, spending time with family, carpentry, running, and hunting in his free time.
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 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! I am a native Vermonter who has been living in the state of Illinois for the last 10
months. I missed my family, friends, and my Vermont roots. I recently settled in Rutland and I am very happy to be working as a Lead Teacher in the Preschool room at Sycamore Tree. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families. I am a mother and grandmother. Two of my favorite jobs. The joy I feel with making a child smile is un-measurable. I look forward to getting to know all of you and I am here to help you however I can. Blessings to all of you.
Hello everyone! My name is Savannah Petrossi, I was born and raised in Danby, Vermont. I
am currently working to get my degree in Early Childhood Education at CCV. Outside of
school I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love fashion and
makeup, whenever I can find the time. I have a passion for teaching and watching children
grow, and I look forward to serving you and your children!
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!
Hey there! My name is Nellie Dudley and I am so excited to be working at Sycamore Tree Childcare Center! I am originally from Des Moines, Iowa but I have lived in Vermont since 2015. I enjoy reading, traveling, and immersing myself in the outdoors. I am currently a student, studying Early Childhood Education and Behavioral Science through CCV. I have a passion for working with children and I love that I get to be a Christlike example to them every day through my job.
Hello! My name is Sierra Horner. I am so happy to be blessed with the opportunity to serve families at Sycamore Tree Child Care Center here in the beautiful state of Vermont. I am a Florida native who moved to Vermont in January 2022 with my husband and daughter. I love anything I can make or fix with my own hands. Baking, knitting, and building are my favorite things to do. Thank you for letting us serve you and your family!
Hi! I am Robin Ickes. I am a wife, mother of four, and have soon to be six grandchildren. I am originally from North Carolina and moved to Vermont nearly six years ago to live as a missionary in Poultney. I have worked in public schools in NC and VT and have also worked with individuals with special needs. I love being able to be a part of loving and caring for the children here at Sycamore Tree. It is a blessing to show the Love of Jesus to your children. Thank you!
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Martelle. I am a native Vermonter who grew up on a Vermont dairy farm. I love living in the country and absolutely love raising my family here also. I have always enjoyed caring for children and consider it a privilege to care for your children!
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