Our Story

Children Are A Gift is an organization founded on the principle that good childcare should be safe and affordable.  With a degree in Child Development, experience running my own home daycare and three children of my own, I am keenly aware of the need to nurture and provide safe learning environments from the very beginning. 

Finding childcare for your precious one should not be a stressful process. Your child deserves the best and not the provider who is the closest or the only one in your price range. Raising a child is hard work and your daycare provider should be there to walk with you in parenting, helping you and supporting your choices along the way. We are here to help you; our network of care providers and families are an extension of your own family. Together, we make the village that can help you care for your children and help your child's care providers give them the best that they deserve. 

About the Founder

  Children Are A Gift was started in 2017 by Amy Toman. Amy earned her degree in Child Development in 2009 and has spent the last 7 years working as an in home daycare provider. Much of that time was spent caring for children of seminary families in the area. It has always been her priority to be able to work from home with her children and founding Children Are a Gift was a natural progression.

Amy is married and has 3 young children and 2 crazy dogs. She is originally from Michigan and relocated to Saint Louis while her husband attended Covenant Seminary. She has also had a heart for children and has wanted to see them receive the best care possible. In her free time, she attends local Bible studies, reads and enjoys watching sports and cooking shows with her family.