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Childcare Center and Preschool Staff

Maddy Marty
Childcare Center Director

About Maddy

Maddy has been part of Hills & Dales for over four years. Before becoming the Director, Maddy worked as a Paraprofessional, a Lead Teacher, and the Assistant Director. She is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. From the time she was fifteen, she has worked in early childhood centers, and she truly loves it. Even as the Director, she loves nothing more than getting to spend time in the classrooms, watching the children laugh, learn and grow! Maddy loves being part of an organization that so strongly values community, diversity, and creativity.

Maddy currently lives in Dubuque with her husband, son, cat and dog.

Staff Training

All staff members: Trained in CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Reporting. 10 hours of additional training are required annually for all staff. These trainings include developmentally appropriate practices, health/safety standards, and curriculum ideas. All trainings are approved through Childcare Resource and Referral.

New staff will receive the New Staff Orientation training through Iowa State University Extension. The director will also orientate new staff to Hills & Dales policies and licensing regulations. All trainings and orientations will be documented and kept on file for each staff.

Director: Hills & Dales Childcare Director will have all the above qualifications and trainings. The Director will also meet training requirements identified for QRS or other certification requirements by attending additional trainings and conferences each year. The director will hold monthly meetings and share information from trainings and conferences with staff members.

Child/Staff Ratios

Child to staff ratios are maintained in accordance with licensing standards established by the Department of Human Services.

  • Infants/Toddlers: 1 childcare staff to 4 children
  • Two-year olds: 1 childcare staff to 6 children
  • Three-year olds: 1 childcare staff to 8 children
  • Four-year olds: 1 childcare staff to 12 children
  • Five to Twelve-year olds: 1 childcare staff to 15 children
  • Children/adolescents 13-18 to be determined by Director