NAME: Kelly Sipes                   JOB TITLE:    Administrative Program Director           HIRE DATE:  12/31/1991      


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:    20+ years experience in Early Childhood Education                                                                    
EDUCATION:    A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education, Continuing Training/Student for B.A/B.S Preschool - 3rd Grade w/ Mild Intervention( St. Mary-of-the-Woods College), CDA Certification, (continuing student), TEACH Scholarship participant   

TRAINING:    20+ Service Training hours for the FSSA (State Licensing Agency), IAEYC member; President/ Vice President, NAEYC  Member,            
                          Paths to Quality/Naeyc Accreditation, Inclusions Training, Foundations to the Academic Standards of Early Childhood Education
                          of Indiana,  CACFP Workshops,
                          CPR/ First Aid Certification, 

PHILOSOPHY/ GOALS:  As a teacher and director, I want to focus on each child's overall development and individual needs to help promote physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and language skills.  These levels of development play a very important role in the early childhood years.  Every individual child needs to explore  their capabilities.  My goal is to provide a print-rich, natural environment that is safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate with plenty of learning experiences.  If we can provide appropriate activities, then a child's needs will be enhanced along with opportunities for intellectual challenges.   Children have a natural disposition to construct their own knowledge through play.  By enhancing a child's growth and responding to their needs, I will improve their learning abilities overall.                                                                                                

                                                                                                                         
NAME: Kim Freeman     JOB TITLE: Center Director      HIRE DATE: 7/26/2001        


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:   10+ years experience in Early Childhood Education                                                                     

EDUCATION:  B.S. Degree/ A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education, CDA Certification, (continuing student), TEACH Scholarship participant,
                            
                                                                                          
TRAINING:    20+ Service Training Hours for the FSSA (State Licensing), Inclusions Training, Indiana Foundations Academic Standards for ECE,                                       CPR/ First Aid Certification

ABOUT ME:    Infant/ Toddler/ Program Director                                                                                               

                                                                                                                         
NAME:  Sara Larson        CLASSROOM/JOB TITLE: Preschool/Curriculum Director    HIRE DATE: 5/9/2002        

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:     9+ years experience in Early Childhood Education                                                                   

EDUCATION:  B.S. Degree in Elementary Education, Teachers License, CDA Certification, Continuing Student/Training in ECE                                                                                       

TRAINING:     20+ Service Training Hours for the FSSA (State Licensing), Inclusions Training, Indiana Foundations Academic Standards for ECE,                                         CPR/ First Aid Certification  

ABOUT ME:  Preschool Director/ Curriculum Coordinator                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                         
NAME:   Elizabeth Lowry     CLASSROOM: Infant/ Toddler Director     HIRE DATE: 12/2/1999        

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:         12+ years experience in Early Childhood Education                                                               

EDUCATION:  A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education, A.A.S. Degree in Human Services, (continuing student) -B.S. in Human Services
                            TEACH Scholarship participant, CPR/ First Aid Certification                                     

TRAINING:    20+ Service Training Hours for the FSSA (State Licensing) Inclusions Training, Indiana Foundation Academic Standards for ECE                                                                                            


ABOUT ME:   Infant/ Toddler Lead Teacher - Director                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                         
NAME: Dee Axsom           CLASSROOM: Infants/ Opening Supervisor      HIRE DATE: 8/1/1995       


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:   16+ years experience in Early Childhood Education                                                                   

EDUCATION:    H.S. Diploma,                                                                                           

TRAINING:     Service Training Hours for the FSSA (State Licensing), Inclusions Training, Indiana Foundations Academic Standards for ECE,
                           Indiana Dept. of Education/ Food and Health Training, CACFP Training/Monitor                                                                                            
                          CPR/ First Aid Certification


ABOUT ME:   Kitchen/ Food, Health & Safety Coordinator                                                                                                

                                                                                                                         
NAME: Debbie Stoute   CLASSROOM: Toddler/ 2's Asst. Teacher   HIRE DATE: 6/11/1984       


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:  27+ years experience in Early Childhood Education                                                                   

EDUCATION:    H.S. Diploma,                                                                                           

TRAINING:    20+ Service Training Hours for the FSSA (State Licensing), Inclusions Training, Indiana Foundations Academic Standards for ECE                                        CPR/ First Aid Certification


ABOUT ME:   Training Coordinator/ Infant-Toddler                         
                                                                       

                                                                                                                         
NAME:  Laura Baugh       JOB TITLE: Head Cook                                    HIRE DATE:  5/18/1998      

  
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:         13+ years experience                                                               

EDUCATION:       H.S. Diploma,

TRAINING:      
Food Safety Certification,  CACFP Training,                                                                                      
                                                                                           

ABOUT ME:      Lead Cook