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We are proud of our highly qualified staff. At least one teacher in each room has a degree in early childhood education or a CDA. All of our staff continually participates in seminars and training to maintain and enhance their education, as well as to fulfill state requirement for licensed centers. All staff is CPR and First Aid Certified. Each classroom has at least one full time teacher. Our infant program and toddler rooms have three teachers. The preschools have two full time teachers depending on the number of children in attendance. Occasionally substitute teachers will work with us. Most have degrees in early childhood education, related fields, or are working to obtain a degree.

Our childcare and preschool teachers develop weekly activity plans and organize child-centered and child-initiated curricula using a thematic and developmentally appropriate approach. This type of approach enhances learning by allowing children to make connections among various experiences during a school day. Our themes are integrated into many of our activities through art, dramatic play, snacks, songs, and finger play.

Owner & Director

Sonja Raymond

Sonja Raymond

*Owner

BA in Special Education. 20+years of experience.

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker

*Director

Completed Childcare Apprenticeship Program, Directorship Credential Stages 1-3, AA in Early Education and BA in Business and Educational Management. 15+ years of experience.

Bill Minter

Bill Minter

*After School Director

BA and 15+ years of experience.

Infants:

Savannah McKenzie

Savannah McKenzie

Infants

BA in Business and AA in Early Education 5+ years of experience.

Kayla Taylor

Kayla Taylor

Infants

Fundamentals and Enrolled in Early Education Program 2+ years of experiences.

Emmalynn Hight

Emmalynn Hight

Infants

Fundamentals Early Education Course and many College Credits. 3+ years of experience.

Toddler One & Toddler Two

Sherrie Therrien

Sherrie Therrien

Toddler One

AA in Early Education 10+ years of experience.

Denise Cote

Denise Cote

Toddler One

Enrolled in the Childcare Apprenticeship Program 10+ years of experience.

Amber Patten

Amber Patten

Toddler Two

Completed CDA, Completed Childcare Apprenticeship Program and enrolled in the TEACH Program working towards an AA in Early Education. 10+ years of experience.

Lisa Tabor

Lisa Tabor

Toddler Two

Completed CDA and 15+ years of experience.

Toddler Floater Teacher

Bridgette Knapp

Bridgette Knapp

Toddler Floater Teacher

Enrolled in the Childcare Apprenticeship Program. 3+years of experience.

Preschool Three & Preschool Four:

Josie Fogg

Josie Fogg

Preschool Three

BA in Education and a Teaching License in Early Education. 15+ years of experience.

Jessica D'Adamo

Jessica D'Adamo

Preschool Three

Completed AA in Early Education and working towards BA and Teaching License. 8+ years of experience.

Kathy Jones

Kathy Jones

Preschool Four

BA in Education and 20+years of experience.

Hailey Livingstone

Hailey Livingstone

Preschool Four

AA in Human Services, Completed Childcare Apprenticeship Program and 10+ years of experience.

After School & Bridge Program:

Kendra Mcguire

Kendra Mcguire

After School

Working on BA in Outdoor Education, 2+ years of experience.

Kari Austin

Kari Austin

Bridge Program

AA equivalent in Early Education-15+ years of experience.

Molly Pease

Molly Pease

Bridge Program

BA in humanities and a Librarian degree in early literacy.

Substitutes:

Mary Ann Hight

Mary Ann Hight

Substitute

BA and Masters in Education. 30+ years of experience.

Cheryl Gaza

Cheryl Gaza

Substitute

AA in Early Education and 15+ years of experience.

Kristel Ay

Kristel Ay

Substitute

Fundamentals, AA in Science and 5+years of experience.

Katelyn Tabor

Katelyn Tabor

Substitute

Working on Degree in Labor and Delivery Nurse, 3+ years of experience.