Hello! My name is Tangela.

I have been a Licensed Childcare Provider for more than 5 years and I thoroughly enjoy nurturing and guiding children throughout their day.

I grew up here in Apple Valley and somehow, after many moves and travels, I landed right where I began with my fella, our thrill-seeking 6 year old and the beloved dog.

We're an active family who excel at running wild. We enjoy city exploring and forest bathing. In the winter, you'll find us on the slopes. In the summer, we're floating.

I love art, (obviously) kids, being outdoors and grabbing a good meal. I'm a rule follower by default, a master of cardboard creations and I will happily share my homegrown worms with any pole carrying fisherman. And clearly, I’ve got a knack for building forts. As for the rest, ask your little heart out - or schedule a visit!

Parent Reviews

My 3 year old was only at FORT Childcare for a little over a summer, but it was a perfect summer full of imagination, exploration and friend-making. Tangela is caring and communicative, and the kids love being with her.
— Jennifer
Tangela and her child care program are spectacular! She truly understands the simple pleasures of childhood - building forts, trying new foods, tactile exploration, art and nature. I sent both my kiddos here and it was by far my favorite childcare experience.
— Jana