Devon Amundson of Elk River named 2011 Sherburne County Child Care Provider of the Year

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Devon Amundson worked a career in retail management before becoming a mother, welcoming a daughter, Kallyn, and son, Kaden, into the world with her husband, Mike.

A few years later, after Kallyn had entered first grade, Devon found her next career without needing to leave their Elk River home, by welcoming more children into the home weekdays for breakfast and lunch, learning and play.

Now, through four years as a licensed professional and in just her first year of eligibility for the honor, Devon has been named Sherburne County’s Child Care Provider of the Year, officially for 2011. Nominated by the parents and families who contract with her and selected by the Elk River Area Child Care Providers Association, Devon has received a plaque and will represent the county at an annual state conference in Bloomington in May. See more in Paul Rignell’s Star News Mainstreams story.

PHOTO: Kneeling to the side with one of the younger children in her care and also the family dog, Mauer, a Bichon-York Shih Tzu mix, Devon Amundson enjoys watching other children run short races around her front yard, a favorite day-ending activity for them. ( Star News photo by Paul Rignell)


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