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Green Valley KinderCare

Sue Kizer,
Center Director

1901 N Green Valley Pkwy Henderson NV 89074
Ph: (702) 263-9326
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:00 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: across fron Merryhill next to Players Club Apts.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Bartlett, Cox, Vanderberg, Twitchell, and Nate Mack.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff here at Green Valley KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing the children that attend our school. Our teaching staff strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings. They attend a variety of trainings through the Nevada Registry, our local health department and other organizations in our community. Green Valley KinderCare teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love for learning.

Sue Kizer, Center Director

Sue transferred to our center from a KinderCare in California. She loves working with the children and families and providing quality care and programing. It is very rewarding for her to watch the children grow and learn. Sue is married and has two children and four grandchildren.

Previous Experience:

Sue spent over ten years working as a teacher and Assistant Director in California.

Year Started:
1/1/1991
Tenure:
23 Years
Years in ECE industry:
37 Years
Education:
Early Childhood Education Certificate

Summer Mactagone, Assistant Director

""I am passionate about watching children develop and grow as they age into the next classroom. I enjoy the personal relationships I build with all of our families.""

Summer has been with our KinderCare family since 2007. She has worked in our Infant and Toddler rooms. She has been our Learning Adventures teacher and our Health and Safety  Coordinator. She decided to go back to school for Early Childhood Education and received her Child Development Associate's Credential in Infant/Toddler. In 2011, Summer became our School Administrator. She enjoys her role her at KinderCare because she gets to build amazing relationships with our families as well as watch their children learn and grow. The lifetime relationships Summer is building with our families will always remain close to her heart.

Previous Experience:

Summer worked as a heart technichian before coming to KinderCare.

Year Started:
5/18/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Jennifer, Infant Classroom

""I love working with young children and watching them learn new things every day.""

Ms. Jennifer is a military spouse with two children. She has worked for KinderCare Green Valley this past year and loves their curriculum and approach to teaching children. She enjoys teaching her children and being able to shape and mold their minds.

Year Started:
10/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's of Science Degree in Family Studies (Sociology)

Ms. Shental, Infant Classroom

""I love talking with the parents and watching their kids grow, explore new things and achieve their goals.""

From working at KinderCare Green Valley, Ms. Shental has come to realize how special and important it is to be a teacher. She also knows how important it is to cherish and guide the children in her care to help them reach their potential. She is the oldest of ten children.

Year Started:
8/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
1 Year

Ms. Teresa, Infant Classroom

""My passion has always been to provide children with all possible tools to educate them and to advance their development.""

Ms. Teresa has worked in the Green Valley KinderCare for the past two years. She spends her days interacting with the infants. Most of the time is spent with the children on the floor. She helps develop language skills by talking to them during diaper changing, feedings and throughout the day. Ms. Teresa keeps her families informed about their child's growth and development on a daily basis.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Theresa has previous experience working as a the owner and Director of a Home Learning Center and elementary teaching.

Year Started:
8/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
27 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Science, Pursuing Master's of Education Degree in Leadership and Administration

Ms. Romana, Toddler Classroom

""I love the children I work with and enjoy seeing them learn, grow and smile.""

Ms. Romana came to work in Early Childhood Education after she had her own children. She wanted to provide children with the best environment possible. Her favorite activities with the children are the creative arts. Ms. Romana enjoys experiencing the self expression these activities allows for the children. She gets so much seeing children learn and grow in her care.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Romana has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for the past six years as a two-year-old and Toddler teacher.

Year Started:
4/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years

Ms. Sylvia, Toddler Classroom

""I have the only job in the world where I am greeted with hugs and smiles everyday.""

Ms. Sylvia has had the pleasure of working with children and their families for thirteen years with KinderCare. She has worked as a cook, a teacher and Assistant Director during her time with us. Ms. Sylvia has also raised her seventeen-year-old son as a single parent.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sylvia has experience raising her own child.

Year Started:
5/1/2001
Tenure:
13 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Development, Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Danielle, Toddler Classroom, Floating Teacher

""It gives me great joy and satisfaction working with and being around these young and eager minds.""

Ms. Danielle came to work for KinderCare Green Valley one year ago. She was a recent high school graduate eager to start work in an Early Childhood Education environment. Ms. Danielle is a very reliable, cheerful and dedicated part of our team. She loves working with the Toddlers, helping them learn basic skills. She just seems to have the right knack with Toddlers. Ms. Danielle will be returning to school this year to earn her Child Development Associate's Credential.

Year Started:
11/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
1 Year

Ms. Naomi, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I love making a difference!""

Ms. Naomi came to work at KinderCare Green Valley this past year. She earned her Child Development Associate's Credential in 1998 and has continued to renew it throughout the years. Ms. Naomi loves science and art activities with the children in her classroom. She loves to see the children learn and grow throughout the years.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Naomi has worked in Early Childhood Education since she graduated from high school. She has worked in six other Preschools in the states of North Carolina, Florida and Virginia.

Year Started:
5/1/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
15 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Corinne, Preschool Classroom

""I enjoy watching the children talk about what they have learned.""

Ms. Corinne is an awesome teacher. She spends her time listening to the children and their parents. She enjoys meeting new children and families. Her favorite centers in her room are the Math and Library centers.

Year Started:
4/1/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Science Degree Special Education & Early Childhood Education

Ms. Virginia, Prekindergarten Classroom

""I enjoy coming to school to teach and seeing the children learn and grow.""

Ms. Virginia is a wonderful teacher. She prepares the children for Kindergarten by teaching them to read, write and spell. She teaches them to count, add and subtract. She enjoys being able to help the children to problem solve and communicate their feelings to one another. Ms. Virginia enjoys working with all of her families.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Virginia worked at another KinderCare center in San Jose.

Year Started:
2/1/2002
Tenure:
12 Years
Years in ECE industry:
19 Years
Education:
21 Units in Early Childhood Education, Governor's Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Allison, School Age Classroom, Health & Safety Coordinator, Bus Driver

""I love working with children. I love when I walk into the classroom and they run up to hug me and say 'Ms. Allison you're here.' It makes me feel so special.""

Ms. Allison has known she wanted to work with children since she was thirteen-years-old and babysat her cousins. She is funny with a great sense of humor that her children love. She is loved by her co-workers. Ms. Allison has many families and children come back to visit her at KinderCare just to say 'Hi'. Her favorite part of the day is story time. She loves to read to the children. Ms. Allison can make any story fun and exciting for her class.

Year Started:
1/1/1999
Tenure:
15 Years
Years in ECE industry:
24 Years

Ms. Nancy, Bus Driver, Cook

""I love working with children and seeing them smile when I come into the classrooms. It makes me happy knowing the children are happy.""

Ms. Nancy has always known she wanted to work with children. She started working in the Early Childhood Education field while still attending high school. Ms. Nancy's love for children is what drives her to continue to provide children with positive experiences while in her care. When growing up at home she took care of her three younger brothers.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Nancy spent eight years in another preschool before joining the KinderCare team.

Year Started:
1/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
HighScope Certificate

Ms. Shayna, Floating Teacher, Bus Driver

""I get excited about seeing all the children in our center.""

Ms. Shayna has been at Green Valley KinderCare for seven months. She has been caring for young children since she was a young girl. Watching the children learn has always inspired her. She has always known that she would work in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Shayna's favorite thing about being a breaker is the chance she gets to see and spend time with all of the children in the center everyday.

Year Started:
3/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
3 Years

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