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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 & Directors

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 in English and 15+ years of experience.

Infants:

Molly Pease

Molly Pease

Lead Infant Teacher

BA in Humanities and a Librarian degree in Early Literacy. 5+ years of experience.

Emmalynn Hight

Emmalynn Hight

Infants

Fundamentals Early Education Course and many College Credits. 4+ years of experience.

Toddler One & Toddler Two

Bridgette Knapp

Bridgette Knapp

Toddler One

Completed the Childcare Apprenticeship Program. 4+years of experience.

Katie Doaner

Katie Doaner

Toddler One

Lead Toddler One Teacher. Level 3A Certificate. Several college courses in Early Childhood Education. Working on her AA in Early Education. 9+ years of experience.

Sherrie Therrien

Sherrie Therrien

Toddler Two

AA in Early Education 10+ years of experience. Working on her BA in Early Education and her Teaching License.

Lisa Tabor

Lisa Tabor

Level 2 Certificate

Bridge Program:

Kari Austin

Kari Austin

Lead Bridge Teacher

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

Cheryl Gaza

Cheryl Gaza

Bridge Assistant Teacher

AA in Early Education and 15+ years of experience.

Preschool Three & Preschool Four:

Josie Fogg

Josie Fogg

Preschool Three

BA in Education and a Teaching License in Early Education. 20+ years of experience.

Jessica D'Adamo

Jessica D'Adamo

Lead Preschool 3 Teacher

BA in Early Education and a Teaching License with an endorsement in Early Education. She has 10+ 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 12+ years of experience.

Kacey Green

Kacey Green

Preschool Four

BS in Therapeutic recreation and 5+ years of experience.

Rhonda Lipsey

Rhonda Lipsey

Preschool 3 Assistant Teacher

Assistant Preschool 3 Teacher. Rhonda has several classes towards her AA in Early Education and has 4+ years of experience.

After School

Kendra Mcguire

Kendra Mcguire

Assistant After School Director

BA in Outdoor Education, 4+ years of experience.

Chelsea Carter

Chelsea Carter

After School

Masters in Special Education, BA in Elementary Education and 4+ years of experience.

Kacey Green

Kacey Green

After School

BS in Therapeutic recreation and 5+ years of experience.

Jamie Cousineau

Jamie Cousineau

After School

BA in Psychology, Masters in Counseling and a Teaching License with 2+years of experience.

Substitutes:

Mary Ann Hight

Mary Ann Hight

Substitute

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

Katelynn Tabor

Katelynn Tabor

Substitute

Working on Degree in Labor and Delivery Nurse, 4+ years of experience.

Yannah Zigler

Yannah Zigler

Substitute

BA in Anthropology and Sociology. 2+ years of experience.

Interns:

Grace Page

Grace Page

Intern

Intern from Northern VT University. Working on a BA