Teachers & Staff - Middletown KinderCare in Middletown, OH | KinderCare

Middletown KinderCare

Neferteri Gaskin,
Center Director

1250 Elliott Dr. Middletown OH 45044
Ph: (513) 422-0721
6-weeks to 12 Year-Olds
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: at Roosevelt Blvd & Elliott Dr

NEIGHBORHOOD: Across the street from Arby's -- Off of state rt 122

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Creekview, Mayfield, Amanda, Wildwood, and Central Academy

Teachers & Staff

At KinderCare Learning Center in Middletown, we hire only nurturing people with a passion for early childhood education. Then we build on that enthusiasm by investing in their training and continuing education. All lead teachers have a college degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and all staff members participate in 25 hours of specialized training throughout the school year. Teachers here are truly experts in the field of Early Childhood Education, and it shows daily through their classrooms and interactions with their students and families.

Neferteri Gaskin, Center Director

Debby Stewart started with KinderCare in the winter of 2009, and has worked in the field of youth development for 12 years. She has experience as a teacher at an environmental education center, and developing and managing programs for youth. Currently, she enjoys the opportunity to work directly with the families who place their trust in her each day and to support the teaching staff in order to provide the best possible educational experience for young learners. Debby was born and raised in Butler County, and has made it her home with her husband and two children.

Year Started:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12 years
Bachelor's Degree in Management

Nikki Bradley, Assistant Director

""I take pride in being the beginning of a child's educational future.""

Ms. Nikki began her career in Early Childhood here at KinderCare while pursuing an education in law. After graduating with an Associates degree in Paralegal she decided that what she really wanted to do was make a difference in a child's life. She has been with KinderCare since 2006 and she will be receiving her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education Administration in June of 2014.

Previous Experience:

Prior to working as the Assistant Center Director here in Middletown, Ms. Nikki was the lead teacher for the Multiage classroom at KinderCare in Kettering.

Year Started:
Years in ECE industry:
8 Years
Pursuing a degree in Early Childhood

Ms. Tisha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

Ms. Tisha has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 10 years, and has been a part of the teaching team at KinderCare for the past two years. Ms. Tisha feels that early childhood is one of the most important times in a child’s life, and she loves to be a part of their development and learning experiences. Every day Ms. Tisha is inspired to come to work because there is nothing more rewarding in life than seeing happiness and pride on a child’s face when they have accomplished something new. When Ms. Tisha is not at our school, she enjoys spending time with her two young boys and enjoys watching football games with her family.

Year Started:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 years
Child Development Associate

Ms. Stacey, Preschool Classroom

""I love my job because I get to develop positive relationships with children and their families and am able to provide a postive influence in my student's lives.""

Ms Stacey began her career at KinderCare in 1997 and made a positive impact on her students during the fours years she worked with us.  After a twelve year absence, and after gaining more experience, she returned to continue her work with us.  Her strengths include her enthusiasm for approaching each day, her flexibility with the changing needs of the children in her classroom, and the positive relationships she is able to build and maintain.  Ms. Stacey lives in Middletown with her husband of 15 years and her 4 cats.

Year Started:
17 Years
Years in ECE industry:
16 years
Bachelors Degree in Christian Education

Ms. Melissa, Prekindergarten Classroom

Ms. Melissa has been a part of the teaching team at KinderCare for 24 years. Her love for children is what keeps her going. Ms. Melissa loves their hugs, their smiles, and the ability to watch them grow from day to day. Her passion for education is reignited each time she sees a child's eyes light up when they have learned something for the first time. Ms. Melissa enjoys time with her husband, and collecting pandas and angels.

Year Started:
27 Years
Years in ECE industry:
25 years
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

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