About Us



My name is VanNessa Duckett and I am the owner and a caregiver at Polite Piggy’s Day Camp.

I have been a classroom teacher for over 15 years and I’ve been working with children for even longer! I opened Polite Piggy’s Day Camp to offer a high quality child care experience to families of small children. The youngest ones are a very special population and I have dedicated a good piece of my career to understanding their needs both academically, physically, socially and emotionally.

Additionally, in the last 7 years we have many children who have grown up in the program and we have expanded our program to serve children through the age of nine. As always, we have worked hard to understand the changing needs of our older group of children lovingly called, “the Big Kids” and prepare specialized programs to serve their needs.

I have attained an administrative degree to understand the larger context of working with large groups of children, parents, the community and a full compliment of staff members.

I look forward to meeting you and your little ones soon!

- VanNessa (a.k.a. VDT)

We at Polite Piggy’s Day Camp know that all children deserve lots of love, boat-loads of fun and careful attention to their needs, thoughts, fears and dreams. We also know that the safe and caring environment that we provide all children gives them the space to grow and become what they believe they can become.

Polite Piggy’s Day Camp will expose children to things they never imagined and some will become things they never dreamed of because of that exposure. We believe that all children deserve an environment where many cultural experiences, differences and likenesses are celebrated, talked about and supported. We also believe that children must be allowed to just be! They need to have the freedom to find wiggling things under rocks, to explore the sand and water, time to enjoy slowed down moments full of nothing but their imaginations and friends.

We promise to give our children great doses of what they want and a great balance of what they need: structure, support, healthy meal options, games… oh, and a little homemade ice cream never hurt!