A year ago the present room that Pat Jund uses for his Kids Count Day Care was a garage. Pat & his wife Mary have done most of the improvements themselves. Pat states he will be full this fall. He is allowed 7 full & 2 part time children under his family care licence, but is planning to get a group license. He has walk-in inspections about 3-4 times a year, plus frequent meal inspections.
http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swfOne corner of the room is divided off for little ones & has a changing table in it. For kids a little older Pat has many videos & games, but states that during the summer they spend a lot of time outside. Pat has a cart that he takes kids for a ride in. When I checked out the drum set Pat said he had drums from Guatemala, Morocco, Africa, & Mexico that the kids play. Pat also teaches drums to youth & adults.
Rose Weninger, Anamoose JDA (Job Development Association) treasurer, is shown presenting Pat with a check for $1000. In August, 2008 the JDA give Pat a check for $3000 for remodeling, & will give a final $1000 grant in 1 year. They stand in front of a trellis that Mary Jund made.