About Me

  

I would like to thank you for your interest in my childcare. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. 

My name is Stephanie McKinstry I have been married for 21 years. My husband Michael has worked for the City of Kokomo for over 26 years. I have lived in Kokomo my whole life and often did babysitting for the neighborhood kids. I am an only child and was very fortunate to have wonderful and loving parents, that taught me the importance of family values. So I knew very early on I wanted to be a mom. I now have 5 terrific kids 1 adult daughter and 3 boys ages 15, 12, 7 and our last sweet one a girl (finally) 5. I feel being a mom is by far my greatest accomplishment. 

So I understand that making the decision to leave your child in the care of another person is without a doubt one of the most difficult and by far important decisions you have to make for your little one. I have been in your shoes I was also a working mother for years. Previously to staying home I worked for a Private Physician and often traveled and before that I worked at Howard Regional Health System in the Surgical Area. I at the time felt overwhelmed in finding a Trustworthy, Reliable, and Honest provider for my most precious gifts. So for that reason I strive to offer a program that will enrich your child's development while putting your mind at ease. 

Thank you for considering My Caterpillar Clubhouse Childcare and Preschool, I look forward to providing your family with the best possible care. If you have any further questions, or interested in placing your child in my care please contact me either through phone or email to set up a appointment to come meet us. 

Stephanie McKinstry Owner/Provider 



                             My Credentials:

  • Paths to Quality Level 4 Highest Rating Families that use Paths to Quality will find programs using best practices that prepare children for kindergarten. Go to childcareindiana.org to learn more about this quality level rating program and the benefits it provides for your child's care.
  •  I am a Nationally Accrediated provider through the NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care) Go to nafcc.org to learn more about what this means for quality of my program.   
  • Licensed by the State of Indiana and certified through the County  
  • My husband and myself have State and Federal background checks   
  • My husband and myself have been TB and Drug tested and cleared  
  • Safe sleep Certified   
  • I currently hold my CDA (Child Development Associate)  
  • I am the President of the Indiana Home Advisory Committee for Licensed Home Childcares in the state of Indiana  
  • My program is on the USDA Food program and provide nutritious meals for the children