Toddle Town Staff

Miss Joann

How long have you worked for the center: 12 years

Any significant certifications schooling or if in school at this time:CDA in early childhood, Director qualified early childhood, First Aid Certified and CPR Certified.

Years in Child Care: 12 years total in child care

Why you love children: I love children because it is self rewarding knowing that I personally can be a positive influence in a child’s life. Over the years I have learned that as much love, kindness and fulfillment that I hope to give a child, I always find that I receive just as much in return. I teach a child, but how blessed I am that a child also teaches me.

Family: 3 children and 1 grand baby.

What do you do in your free time: Yard sales and spending time with family.

Miss Kimberly

How long have you worked for the center: 4 1/2 years

Any significant certifications schooling or if in school at this time:Gateway Scholarship, First Aid.

Years in Child Care: 4 1/2 years total in child care

Why you love children: Children are my world. They are a great creation to life and I love exploring with them to help them grow and learn.

What do you do in your free time: On my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and shopping.

Miss Lelia

Miss Lelia

Education: B.S. Degree – SIU of Edwardsville

Any significant certifications, schooling or are in school at this time?: I am a member of The National Honor Society and am State registered in Illinois and Missouri as a childcare provider.

Years in childcare: For 27 years I taught as a Private Christian School teacher grades Kindergarten through 7th grades, specializing in Reading and Math. I also have 3 years of teaching infants and toddlers.

Miss Keara

Miss Keara

I have been working at Toddle Town for almost a year and I love it here! I teach the best age group there is, 2’s! I have been working with children for about 8 years in a home setting and about 2 1/2 of those years were in a school setting I am working towards an associates degree in Early Childhood Education and in December 2017 it will be completed. I plan on furthering my education and getting a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education as well.

I love working with young children. I love seeing them learn and grow. I also love being one of the first people to have a positive influence in the lives of young children.

Miss Alyson Rose

Miss Alyson

Hello, my name is Alyson. I have been working here at Toddle Town since September 2016. I am currently working with the two-year old’s. I am in school full time to finish my associates degree. I plan to continue my schooling in Early Childhood Education. I am First Aid and CPR certified.

Before working here, i was a nanny for over 5 years in Massachusetts. I have been with my husband since March of 2012 and got married last August. I do not have any children but would love to have one in the future. I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow. On my free time I love to travel, spend time with my family and friends and going shopping.