MEET THE TEAM

Our center is licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services and the staff members complete trainings on CPR & First Aid, Mandatory Reporting, Essentials to Child Care Preservice, Universal Precautions, and CACFP Food Service. In addition, the staff receive several hours of continuing education annually to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in our care. 

 

Administration

Enrichment

Operations

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Courtney Petrick

Enrichment Coordinator - Infant

Favorite Children's Book

The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne

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Gloria Hartley

Enrichment Coordinator - Music

Favorite Children's Book

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

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Roxy Running

Enrichment Coordinator - Literacy

Favorite Children's Book

Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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Shelly Wade

Kitchen Assistant

Favorite Children's Book

Down By The Bay by Raffi

INFANT PROGRAM

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Joanna Paulson

Purple Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

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Dena Farrar

Purple Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Suess

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Mahaley Dirks

Pink Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

by Joanna Ho

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Taylor Gray

Pink Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman

TODDLER PROGRAM

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Rylee Duncan

Red Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

Corduroy by Don Freeman

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Destiny Rivera

Red Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

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Andrea Rice

Yellow Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn

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Maddie Seligman

Yellow Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

"a book about jumping in puddles that my kindergarten teacher read to me"

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

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Randa Doud

Green Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

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Cordejha Wassink

Green Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Barbara Goodwin

Orange Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ 

by L. Frank Baum

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Brittany Parrott

Orange Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

The Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy