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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, Neff & Shaffer, Manheim School Disctrict provides transportation to and from Nitrauer

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to Eden Road KinderCare in Lancaster! We are very excited to meet with you and your children and introduce our family to yours!  We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

Our family of educators lives our KinderCare service values everyday and we work together to make our center warm and welcoming. As partners in your child's growth and success we know the importance of building great relationships and communicating with our families.  We spend the time to learn and respond to the unique needs and interests of children and genuinely care about every child in our center.

Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which to learn, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for nurturing and educating children.

Come watch how learning comes to life!!

- Malika Lucas, Center Director

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. She aways 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. Elisia, Infant Classroom

Elisia has worked with the Discovery Preschool and Preschool classrooms for the past two years. She was also the Learning Adventures teacher for our center. Currently, she is our Infant teacher, working with and nurturing our most precious babies. 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:

Elisia volunteered at Schriber Pediatrics day care. She also had an internship at Burrows Elementary an 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, Toddler Classroom

""I love watching children cross milestones and learn.  Being a part of their growing experiences is very fulfilling!""

Ms. Sarah decided she wanted to go to college for Early Childhood/Elementary Education after high school because she loves working with kids. As her courses started and continued she fell in love with the field more and more.  She has worked for Chesterbrook Academy, Steps to Success, Hildebrandt Learning Center and now with KinderCare learning Center. She has enjoyed her time at KinderCare with the children, applying her knowledge and experience and learning new things as she grows!  Ms. Sarah currently serves as the Lead Toddler teacher.  Her classroom is bursting with learning!  A must see!

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Sarah's early experiences including babysitting children in her family and volunteering at Camp Swatara in Bethel, PA. She has been in the early childhood field working with children for 5 years.

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

Lori, Discovery Preschool

""I touch the future, I teach.""

Ms. Lori has been involved in Early Childhood Education for 18 years serving as both a teacher and as a center director.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Millersville University.  Ms. Lori is currently lead teacher in the Discovery Preschool classroom, but she has teaching experience in all of the classrooms.  Outside of work, Lori is married.  She has three children and is also a grandma.  She spends a large part of her free time attending her children's athletic events.

Year Started:
4/4/2014
Years in ECE industry:
18
Education:
Bachelor of Science Education

Wendy, Discovery Preschool

""A smile is worth a thousand words.""

Ms. Wendy has been working with KinderCare for 10 years starting in October of 2004.  Her home center is Willow Street, but she has enjoyed time with the Charter Lane center.  She is proud to have made the Eden Road center her home.  Before starting work at KinderCare she worked at Herman's Day Care Center and at Rising Sun.  After graduating from High school she earned her position as assistant group supervisor; having completed her senior year in Child Development.  While working at KinderCare she earned her CDA (Child Development Associate).  Also in her Junior year of high school she worked with two little sisters as a member of the Big Sister Program.

Years in ECE industry:
10
Education:
CDA

Ms. Tasha, Preschool Classroom

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

Tasha is a 31 years old 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 she 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 things and feels her life is complete! It is full of love. What more could anyone ask 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. 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 and most recently with our School Age children. 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 who 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:
5 Years
Education:
Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Dave, Cook

""Stay young at heart - work with children!""

Education is a very important part of Mr. Dave's life.  He has worked in public education for35 years with 18 of those years in Kindergarten.  Dave has worked the past 6 years in preschool.  he has a lovely wife, Beth and a grown daughter. Dave enjpys the following fiber arts: knitting, cross stitch, spinning, weaving, rug puncher/hooker, bobbin lacer and crochette.  He is very active in the local "Spinners and Weavers Guild",  "Red Rows KNitting GUild" and "Liberty Lacers" out of Philadelphia.
 

Previous Experience:

Mr. Dave has worked in the field of Elementary education for 35 years and in Preschool education for the past 6 years.

Year Started:
5/6/2014
Years in ECE industry:
41 years
Education:
BA in Elementary Education

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