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Greeley KinderCare

Alexandra Farrell, Center Director
4059 West 11th St., Greeley, CO 80634

  • Ph: (970) 352-0721
  • Open: 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F
  • Fax: (970) 352-2408
  • Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

Teachers & Staff

Greeley KinderCare's team is compromised of some great staff members. Our staff is very passionate about education, so many have either earned a higher education degree or certification in education. Furthermore, you and your family are invited to come tour the center where you can personally meet us, tour your child's classroom, and discover how we can prepare your little one to be successful in their school years and beyond!

Alexandra Farrell, Center Director

Previous Experience:

Ms. Farrell worked within the field of early childhood education for 18 years with other facilities before becoming a part of the KinderCare family.

  • Year Started: 1/3/2011
  • Tenure: 3 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 20 years
  • Education:

    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Spanish

Ms. Jody, Infant Classroom

Previous Experience:

Ms. Jody has a lot of experience prior to joining our team as an elementary teacher and an in-home childcare teacher.

  • Year Started: 1/4/2010
  • Tenure: 4 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 20 Years
  • Education:

    Masters of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, Certified in Elementary Education

Ms. Shelby, Infant Classroom and Support Staff

Previous Experience:

Ms. Shelby worked for five years in other childcare centers before becoming part of our team.

  • Year Started: 1/2/2012
  • Tenure: 2 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    American Sign Language

Ms. Alana, Infant Classroom, Support Staff

Bio:

As a new employee Ms. Alana feels she is getting to know the children and is loving every moment. Ms. Alana is furthering her education in the Early Childhood field and she is looking forward to being a lead teacher in a classroom of her own.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Alana has previous experience working in a Preschool setting.

Quote:

"To grow a personal bond with children and to hopefully make an impact on someones life is why I enjoy childcare and want to be a teacher."

  • Year Started: 8/14/2013
  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Courses

Ms. Kisha, Toddler Classroom

  • Year Started: 4/1/2013
  • Tenure: 1 Year

Ms. Chelsi, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Year Started: 1/8/2007
  • Tenure: 7 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's Degree in Liberal Studies

Ms. Melissa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Melissa is nearly finished with her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She embraces the individual nature of the children in her classroom and loves watching them grow and learn a little more every day. Ms. Melissa feels at home with the children and staff as she has grown into the KinderCare family.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Melissa has worked as a an assistant and lead teacher at other childhood centers.

Quote:

"I love watching the light bulb go off in the eyes of the children as they grasp a concept. I encourage the children to be who they are. They are so unique! My favorite quote to keep in mind with them is by Dr. Seuss, 'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.'"

  • Year Started: 4/1/2013
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 8 Years
  • Education:

    Early Childhood Teacher Qualified

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Sign Language

Ms. Amy, Preschool Classroom

Previous Experience:

Previously to being our preschool teacher, Ms. Amy was employed as social worker, preschool teacher for another childcare center, and a teacher for an in-home daycare.

  • Year Started: 1/2/2012
  • Tenure: 2 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 Years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Human Services

Ms. Teresa, Prekindergaren Classroom and Support Staff

Previous Experience:

Ms. Teresa was a former teacher's assistant for a non-profit organization before coming to KinderCare as our prekindergarten teacher.

  • Year Started: 1/1/2012
  • Tenure: 2 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 3 Years
  • Education:

    Certification in Early Childhood Education

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Swedish, Spanish

Ms. Karla, Prekindergarten Classroom

Previous Experience:

Ms. Karla taught middle school prior to becoming our prekindergarten teacher.

  • Year Started: 1/3/2011
  • Tenure: 3 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 7 Years
  • Education:

    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Spanish

Ms. Jess, School Age Classroom

Previous Experience:

Worked for previous childcare centers for two years before joining KinderCare.

  • Year Started: 1/2/2012
  • Tenure: 2 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 3 Years
  • Education:

    Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Cindy, Cook

Previous Experience:

Ms. Cindy has seven years of previous cooking experience in a early childhood education setting.

  • Year Started: 1/3/2011
  • Tenure: 3 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 9 Years

Ms. Jessica, Support Staff

Bio:

Ms. Jessica is currently going to school to be an elementary education teacher. She enjoys the courses she has taken and was in a classroom with second graders for a semester. Ms. Jessica loves her time with the children and staff at the center. She likes getting to be in different classrooms and seeing all the children.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Jessica worked as a Sunday school teacher for four years

Quote:

"I love to teach and interact with children."

  • Year Started: 8/19/2013
  • Education:

    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Katie, Support Staff

Bio:

Ms. Katie has been working at KinderCare in Greeley since May. She has two children, ages three and one who attend the center. She has recently received her Child Development Associate's Credential and is Early Childhood Teacher Qualified. She enjoyed taking her courses and is excited to be working in the Early Childhood Education field.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Katie has previous experience working as a nanny.

Quote:

"I love seeing the children's faces light up when they make a new discovery about the world around them."

  • Year Started: 5/23/2013
  • Education:

    Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Sarah, Support Staff

Bio:

Ms. Sarah has been in the Early Childhood Education field for five and a half years and is Early Childhood Teacher Certified. Ms. Sarah has an Associate's of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with children at an individual level in order to better assist them with learning.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sarah spent five and a half years at another childcare center working with one to four-year-old children.

Quote:

"I love sharing the experience of each child as they learn and grow as an individual. Every moment is a teachable moment, and I am passionate about taking advantage of them all."

  • Year Started: 8/19/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 Years
  • Education:

    Early Childhood Teacher's Certificate

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Sign Language

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