Karen has been our DCP since my 5 year old was 17 months old. She has watched both my kids on a full-time basis and a part-time basis. She is accommodating, and runs a professional business out of her home. My kids could not attend pre-K due to my working, so daycare was their pre-k equivalent. My son was an amazing reader before going to K. She taught them both to write, their letters and sounds. They eat a wide variety of foods for lunch, things they'd never eat at home. The kids have outdoor time in the warm months, tv is limited to learning videos only after 8:30, and she has a million toys, manipulatives to play with. My children have loved being at her home for much of their toddler/preK years. She has 4 kids of her own and often has other children in the morning before they all get on the bus for school - this can be a little chaotic for some children - but overall, the kids seem unphased.