Meet the Owner
Keisha James-McCamie, M.Ed.
Early Childcare Administrative Support Professional with over 15 Years of Early Childcare Experience
Keisha is an Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Mentor, Advocate, Consultant, Wife and Mother.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Child Studies with a concentration in Family Services from Montclair State University; a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership formerly Educational Management from Strayer University; and a Certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship from eCornell through Cornell University.
Her work experience in the field of Education, stretching over 15 years, include being a Toddler Teacher, Youth Counselor for teenage girls, Literacy Specialist for elementary students in kindergarten through third grade, Administrator for child care programs, Preschool Director and work within a state Quality Rating Improvement System for Early Childcare. Over the years, Keisha has worked for organizations such as Bright Horizons, University of Delaware, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Wyndham, AtlantiCare Kids, Goddard School, Virginia Beach Public Schools, Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College.
Throughout her years in the Early Education field, she has evolved beyond a passion for solely serving young children to providing support to those who directly support our children everywhere…parents and teachers. Her goal is to contribute to Early Childcare so all children have the ability to receive quality care.
After multiple miscarriages, Keisha was blessed with a son. Once having him, she sought out an opportunity that would offer her the flexibility to balance homeschooling and spending quality time with him. That is when Child Care PatchWorks, LLC. was started.
She decided to name the company Child Care PatchWorks because according to Wikipedia, the word "Patchwork or "pieced work" is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design." This service aims to pull together the unique facets into a stronger design, resulting in high quality childcare. It is also meaningful because one of her nicknames her mother, who recently passed away, affectionately called her was "Patch" both, as an abbreviation of her middle name and from her first caregiver calling her pumpkin.