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Eden Road KinderCare

Malika Lucas,
Center Director

600-G Eden Rd. Lancaster PA 17601
Ph: (717) 569-0761
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: "Off Eden Rd. and Crooked Oak Dr." in the Crooked Oak Village

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Brecht & Shaffer, Manheim School Disctrict provides transportation to and from Nitrauer

Teachers & Staff

Malika Lucas, Center Director

"Walt Disney said, "All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them." There is no better feeling then when I have the opportunity to participate in, and witness the courage it takes for a child to grow and learn each and everyday!"

Sarah has worked for KinderCare Learning Center since May 2007. While working, Sarah also attended West Chester University, and completed her degree in Elementary Education, May 2009. After, Sarah began teaching Kindergarten at KinderCare in Willow Street, PA. Sarah taught for two years, then accepted an Assistant Director position at this location, and is currently Director on Eden Rd in Lancaster! Sarah's passion is to teach children, as well as train, lead, and encourage teachers. She is friendly, welcoming and is always wearing a smile!

Year Started:
5/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education; Certification to teach Kindergarten through Sixth grade; certification to teach English as a Second LanguageMA in Education

Danielle Wink, Assistant Director

"My passion is watching the children grow and succeed. I love seeing them walk in every day with a smile on their face, ready for a new day ahead. I love their "ah ha" moments when they finally understand something. I love just seeing them every day and knowing that I am making a difference in their lives."

Danielle graduated from Penn State University in May 2010. After graduation she started with KinderCare in November 2010. She started off as the Prekindergarten teacher, moved to Preschool teacher, and is currently our Assistant Director since July 2011. Danielle has also worked with our Summer Camp program, and is one of our certified bus drivers. She is passionate about her job. Always has a smile on her face when she works with the children. She is creative in the classroom with the activities she does with the children and the displays she makes for our learning centers.

Year Started:
11/1/2010
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 years
Education:
Bachelor's in Elementary Education; Certified to teach Kindergarten to Sixth grade.

Ms. Becky, Infant Classroom

Ms. Becky graduated from Geneva College in 1985 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She has been married for 28 years and has three children that she home schooled for sixteen years. Ms. Becky has enjoyed working with children of all ages. She is currently enjoying working with Infants and watching them grow and learn.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Becky has taught sereval ages, including Infant, Preschool, Prekindergarten, as well as fourth and seventh grades.

Year Started:
5/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Holly, Toddler Classroom

""Children bring me so much joy! It's incredible to watch their rapid growth and help them along the way.""

Ms. Holly has been working with children since she was eleven years of age, starting as a Mother's Helper. She immediately knew working with children was what she would always pursue. Then she took a part-time nanny position for four years with four children under the age of five. Although it was something she loved, she wanted a different environment to experience the teaching aspect of working with children. Ms. Holly interned at a Preschool for a year and loved every second; which caused her to look for a full-time position with an Early Learning Center. Ms. Holly worked with all of the age groups for several months with KinderCare, but is now enjoying teaching in the Toddler class. She truly finds joy in each child and loves that there is never a dull moment!

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Holly worked as a nanny for four years.

Year Started:
3/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Sheila, Toddler Classroom

Sheila moved to Lancaster County six years ago with her husband and their cat Tabitha. She enjoys the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball games, Renaissance Re-creation and particpating in ACS Relay for Life with her family. She also bowls in a few bolwing leagues every year. Sheila is so excited to work for KinderCare and to be part of a welcoming and dedicated team.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Sheila worked with Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and Prekindergarten children.

Year Started:
1/16/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
4 years
Education:
Bachelors of Science in Education from Kutztown University

Ms. Elisia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

Elisia has been working with the Discovery Preschool classroom for the past two years. She has also become the Learning Adventures teacher for our center. She has worked with children since she was 13 years old. Elisia started by being a helper at her church's vacation bible school program. She began babysitting and volunteering for many years until she found her place with our KinderCare family. Elisia minored in music performance, so nothing makes her happier than moving around, singing and playing instruments. She enjoys teaching and learning with her class about shapes, colors, nutrition and the world around us. Elisia truly loves her job and the children and co-workers she sees every day. 

Previous Experience:

I volunteered at Schriber Pediatrics day care. I also had an internship at Burrows Elementary. I have also volunteered at other places.

Year Started:
12/16/2010
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 years
Education:
Bachelors of Science of the Bible with several Education classes

Ms. Sarah Z., Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I love working with children because they are the future. It all starts with childhood, and that's why it's so important to nurture creativity and imagination.""

Ms. Sarah enjoyed babysitting and volunteering at Schreiber Pediatrics while in high school. Due to this experience she decided to pursue an Early Childhood degree at HACC. Ms. Sarah enjoyed her experiences at HACC, learning about child development, teaching strategies, guidance techniques, and more! She finished her student teaching and completed her Associate's Degree in May, 2012. Ms. Sarah also loves singing songs, creating artwork, sensory play and doing science experiments with the children.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sarah has worked with Infant through three-year-old children within the Early Learning field.

Year Started:
10/1/2013
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Tasha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""To love and be loved is  the greatest joy on Earth.""

Tasha is a 31 years old and a mother of six. She has five step-children and one child of her own. When she looks back at all the challenges they have had as a family and what they have been through together, she realizes it has made her the person she is today.  Tasha is a very family-oriented person and loves spending time with them! She has always wanted to work with children and to have some of her own. Tasha has accomplished both of these, and feels her life is complete! It is full of love. What more could anyone as for? 

Previous Experience:

Ms. Tasha previously worked for a Learning Center, as well as, Schreiber Pediatrics.

Year Started:
3/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3 years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Lynnsey, Preschool Classroom

""It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge""

Lynnsey is a very energetic and happy person.  She loves working with children and watching them grow and learn every day. She loves seeing the 'ah ha' moments on young children's faces. Lynnsey believes every child learns differently so tries to provide as many different opportunities for students to learn - visually, orally and kinestically. She loves to read in my free time. Lynnsey grew up in Quakertown, PA and after graduating from Quakertown Community High School, attended Millersville University. Once she graduated from Millersville, she decided to stay in the Lancaster area.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, I babysat my neighbors for five years.

Year Started:
9/12/2012
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1 year
Education:
Elementary Education Degree from Millersville University. I graduated in May 2012

Ms. Kate, Prekindergarten Classroom

""Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn" - Benjamin Franklin"

Kate grew up in Kennett Square, PA. Her family moved to Reading, PA when she was 16 years old. Kate was a competative gymnast in high school, and graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 2008. She has an older brother and a younger sister. Kate always knew she wanted to be a teacher. 

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Kate was student teaching and various field placements. She was located in Lancaster, Berks, Lebanon and Philadelphia area.

Year Started:
9/1/2012
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1 year
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Edcuation with ECHD option

Mr. Daniel, School Age Classroom

Dan is  currently attending Millersville University for Elementary Education. He will be graduating in 2015 with his bachelors degree. He is currently teaching the summer camp program with our school age children summer of 2013. Dan enjoys spending time with the school-agers, playing football, and teaching them our summer camp curriculum.  

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Mr. Daniel worked for a summer camp program at Valley Forge Military Academy.

Year Started:
1/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
2 years
Education:
Currently attending Millersville University for Elementary Education

Ms. Tracy, School Age Classroom

Ms. Tracy began working as the Learning Adventures teacher with KinderCare. She very much enjoyed teaching the Spanish and Music classes because of the many different cultures that were integrated into the curriculum. Before graduating from Cabrini College with an Elementary Education major, and Spanish minor, Ms. Tracy found her passion for teaching in high school when she took a world history cultures course and captured a different perspective of the world. From then on, Ms. Tracy knew exactly what she wanted to do; promote culture and diversity in every class she teaches. In doing so, she would help children become more culturally aware both inside and outside of the classroom.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Tracy was a Student Ambassador.

Year Started:
11/1/2012
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Lynnea, Multi Classroom Teacher

Lynnea has five siblings and is the 4th child in her family. She is going to Millersville University for Early Childhood Education and will be student teaching in the fall of 2013. Lynnea has been to Kenya, Africa five times and plans on spending a year there to work in a children center and in a school. 

Previous Experience:

She has spent a year with KinderCare from infants to school-age. She babysat and goes almost every year to work with children in school in Kenya.

Year Started:
9/1/2011
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
1 year
Education:
Completing a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at Millersville University - (Will be able to teach pre-k to 4th grade)

Mr. Reggie, Multi Classroom Teacher

""Sky's the limit" -Christopher Wallace"

Reggie was born and raised in North Philadelphia. Reggie is a proud father of his one year old son named Scotty. Upon entering 9th grade Reggie moved to Bensalem Township with his mother and younger brother where he attended Conwell Egan Catholic High, then transferring his junior year to Bensalem Township High. He is now currently attending Millersville University where he is studying Communications. Reggie also plays football for the Marauders currently going in to his junior year was elected team captain for this up coming season. 

Year Started:
6/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 years
Education:
Persuing a Bachelor's Degree in Communication

Ms. Margo, Part-time Teacher

""Our patience will achieve more than our force." - Edmond Burke"

Ms. Margo has been with KinderCare for the last four years in the Discovery Preschool classroom. She has found that working with children has made her a better person. She feels that she learns something brand new every day from the children that she works with. They inspired Margo to change her major from Social Work to Early Childhood Education. Children have inspired her to embrace her natural beauty by allowing her hair to be in its natural state. Children have also helped Margo to think outside of the box. It takes a very special and patient person to work in this field and she feels blessed to be one of those people!

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Margo has volunteered at the Milagro House and baby sat over the last several years.

Year Started:
3/19/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

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