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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.


natalie mckenzie

lead teacher

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!


jordan page

lead teacher

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!


Lynn Luman 

Lead TEacher

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.


baylee ickes

assistant teacher

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.


Savannah Petrossi

assistant teacher

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!


Nellie Dudley

assistant teacher

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.



assistant teacher

Hello Everyone! My name is Alicia Robideau and I have been working with kids all my life. I
want to make sure your kids have fun and are safe while they are with us! A couple of my
favorite hobbies are playing with my dog, spending time with my future husband, listening to
music, and art! Thank you for allowing me to be here for you and your kids!

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taylor callahan 

assistant teacher

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.




Operational Hours

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

Saturday:    closed

Sunday:      closed

How to reach us

Phone: (802) 236-4509



         3092 Cold River Rd.

         Rutland, VT 05701