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

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Gloria Hartley

Music Program Coordinator

Favorite Children's Book

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

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Roxy Running

Literacy Program Coordinator

Favorite Children's Book

Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Operations

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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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Victoria Samala

Pink Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

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Mahaley Dirks

Pink Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

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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Tania Navarro-Santos

Yellow Room Lead Teacher

Favorite Children's Book

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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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

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Roxy Running

Green Room Assistant Lead

Favorite Children's Book

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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