Requirements by the State of Montana to be a licensed caregiver:
- ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION.
- UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS.
- BACKGROUND CHECK.
- OUT OF STATE BACKGROUND CHECK (IF LIVED OUT OF STATE WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS).
- 16 HOURS OF TRAINING PER YEAR. DIRECTOR IS REQUIRED TO DO 20+ HOURS PER YEAR.
My name is Maren Griswold, and with me is my daughter Carys and son Wyatt. Originally from Minnesota, I moved to Bozeman in 1995 to go to college, and graduated from Montana State University in 2000.
I have had over 20 years of experience caring for children and being a caregiver for the disabled. Along with Storybook, I also have a woodcarving and metalworking business TWISTED ROOT DESIGN that keeps me busy.
Storybook is my labor of love, and I am always looking for ways to improve on it for your children to get the best possible experience. I love being able to spend time with all the children here at Story Book, and this also gave me the chance to be with my own children as they grew up!
Katherine "Kat" Soper
Rachel grew up down the street in Belgrade, and after high school went to the Healthworks Institute in Bozeman, to receive her Esthetics License.
Rachel worked as a childcare provider at a fitness center in Belgrade, and has had years of watching children. She has also helped out in almost every avenue at her family run business Mountain Lodge View and Suites where she has worked as management, running the front desk, hiring, ordering etc.
She came to Storybook because of her love for children, and will be working here, Mountain View Lodge as well as running her own business Rain Skin Care.
Tiffany here. I grew up on the East coast and moved to Montana in 2012. I graduated from MSU in 2016 with a bachelor?s degree in Teaching: K-8. While getting my undergrad degree, I worked at Storybook part time. After I graduated, I moved to Taiwan to teach English as a second language. I taught first and second grade there for two years and loved (almost) every second of it. However, Bozeman was calling me back?so, I decided to go back to school to get my masters in curriculum and instruction. Currently, I am going to school part time, teaching classes as a graduate assistant, and work at the daycare off-and-on. My whole life I have been passionate about positively impacting those around me, especially children. When I am not teaching you can find me making crafts (my business: Wild by Design), hitting the slopes, cooking food, or hanging with awesome people! "Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden." I love giggling, dancing, playing, and hanging out with your little one(s).