Meet the Staff
Mrs. Rikki, Director/Owner
Rikki received her Early Childhood Education through MATC. She spent the following 2 years absorbing as much knowledge as possible at a large Daycare.
During this time Rikki was fortunate enough to meet and befriend a Deputy Chief of Day Care Licensing for the State. She encouraged her to go out on her own and teach the children structure the way Rikki felt it should be done. The Deputy Chief offered her the proper tools to do it.
Rikki did in-home child care for 8 years. During this time she continued learning through seminars and various classes offered through the state and county.
She received her State License in 1996 and opened the doors to many new faces. She has no problems remembering children’s names but sometimes their parents name comes to mind a bit slower!
Rikki had a dream for many years to construct her own Day Care and by May of 2009 her dream was fulfilled.
She and her husband Bob (Mr Bob to the children) have been blessed with 3 great children, Lisa, Jeff and Robert. Rikki and Bob also have 3 amazing grandchildren- Kyrstin Ann, Brandon Scott and Alexander Todd. They all make us very proud. We also have Bella our yellow lab.
In her free time Rikki enjoys swimming, long walks, leisure reading, cooking, and shopping.
Family and friends are most important to her but spending time alone with the grandchildren is the best.
Children have always been part of her life and she tries daily to show each child how important they are.
Rikki can now relate to parents who work and go to school. She recently enrolled in college and has completed the administrative credentials as of June 2014.
Eileen has been with us since 1997. She works with the 2 and 3 year old children and offers much compassion to each child. Her favorite time is circle time when they sing and laugh together. All Eileen's time is spent trying to give each child the special attention they need away from home. Eileen enjoys talking with parents and sharing daily activities. If I am unavailable, please feel free to go to Eileen for answers, if she can't help you, she will leave me a note and I will contact you as soon as I am able. We treasure Eileen's input and honesty. In May 2017, Ms Eileen has earned her credential in Pre School, we are very proud of her. Eileen is truly a good FRIEND of Mrs. Rikki's.
Cynthia is a lead teacher in the baby room. The care Cynthia gives your child when you are at work is unbelievable. Any time through out the day you will find Cynthia hugging and offering attention to each and every child. Each day is not always smooth but love goes into each and every day. Cynthia has been with the daycare since 2007. Ms Tracy and Mrs. Cass are co workers in the infant room. They follow Cynthia's lead to do their best for our infants. Cass also attends school to complete her associate degree n Early Childhood Education Cass is a fast learner and has picked up many of Ms Cynthia’s great qualities. Cass is a wonderful addition to the infant room.
Ms Ashlee joined our staff in 2014. She is amazing. Ashlee can go into any room to help and you would have thought she always was there. Ashlee adapts to every situation with ease. It seems she is always in motion. All the children love her because she shows so much love to them. She is truly a made to order teacher. Ms Ashlee is also now a co-lead teacher with Ms. Kyrstin in the jr. toddler room.
Ms joy has been with us since 2012 and now is the lead teacher in the pre school class room. Joy teaches Spanish to the children and works very hard to have one on one time with every child in her class. Once they leave her class room they are completely ready for kindergarten. Joy has amazing patience with her children, she refers to them as her girl friend or boy friend when speaking to them.
Katelynn has been working with us through her junior and senior year of high school She will graduate in June of 2017. Katelynn is a floater who goes from room to room to help out. Katelynn will take one year off then enter college. All our teachers love Katelynn as do the children.
Mrs. Nikki returned to to lead teacher in the jr. Toddler room. Her skills are amazing and she has her toddler credential to prove it. Her creativity with the young toddlers is seen through out the room. WE are so glad Niki returned to our Daycare, we missed her. She also teaches Spanish with Ms Joy. Ms Jennifer is a co teacher with Mrs Niki in the toddler room. The combination of these two teachers in the same room compliments one another.
Kyrstin has worked with us through her entire college days, on summer breaks and holidays. In May of 2015, she graduated from Carrol College with Honors. Her degree is in criminal law/psychology. One day she will join the sheriff’s department, but until then she will continue to love all the children and treasure her time with them. Her creativity with the toddlers is amazing and so is her patience. Kyrstin has a special place in my heart because I am her grandma.
Lisa works at the front desk four days a week. Lisa is my daughter and takes care of all computer work, greets parents daily, offers tours to new families, and much more. You all can imagine how many times the phone rings at our Daycare, we love to hear from the parents but the sales people can drive anyone crazy. Lisa blocks all these unwanted calls by saying I am unavailable or explains that all calls go through her and if Rikki is interested, she will return the call. If any teachers need resources found or info typed for their room, they go to Lisa. She is my right arm at work. Rikki is lucky to say that she gets to see one of her Angels every day at work. When they advertise to bring your child to work, Rikki says she gets to do that everyday.
She is my Angel at work. When you see our special events during the year its because Lisa took charge and organized each program. Examples of this is our Trike a Thon and Christmas Program. The children LOVE to make her pictures to hang by her desk and ask her lots of questions. In cases of teachers getting ill, Lisa also has helped out in our class rooms. Lisa was very involved as President of the Eisenhower Cheerleaders, but now that Alex is graduating Lisa will have a few extra minutes. In May 2017, Lisa earned her Credential for pre schoolers. We are very proud. Our Young Star program keeps lisa very busy also so I think she might have to say good bye to those extra minutes.