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Paxson Lane KinderCare

Irene Kerrigan,
Center Director

100 Paxson Dr. Newark DE 19702
Ph: (302) 834-6931
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: old 896 near Glasgow Medical center Near Hogson Vo-Tech Highschool

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Now serving Christ the Teacher for after care. Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center and Cedar Lane Elementary School. Olive B Loss, (Brader and Newark Charter, buses to the Center)

Teachers & Staff

The minute you walk into our center you will see and feel the difference. Our dedicated staff and management is friendly and knowledgeable and strive to make your child’s experience a positive one. You will see evidence of learning throughout our center, starting in our infant program. We display pictures of children enjoying activities and developing skills to challenge them to next level as well as informing the parents of the objectives for the activity.

Irene Kerrigan, Center Director

"My role is to lead and manage all aspects of our KinderCare center. My focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to you and your children, leading a staff of great people and ensuring overall that we provide the highest quality of education for the families enrolled in our center."

Ms. Irene started her career with KinderCare in August 1986 as the Preschool Teacher and soon became the Assistant Director. After a few years, she accepted the role as a Director. She has two children who also attended KinderCare from infancy through their school age years. She attributes their success in school to the quality of early childhood education that they received from KinderCare. When she is not working, Ms. Irene loves traveling and spending time with her family and their dog, Scooter.

Previous Experience:

Irene started her career with KinderCare in August 1986 as the Preschool Teacher and soon became the Assistant Director. After a few years she accepted the role as a Director. She has two children who attended KinderCare as infants all the way through their School Age years. Irene attributes their success in school to the quality Early Educational environment that each received from the beginning during their years at KinderCare. Irene enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and their dog, Scooter.

Year Started:
8/1/1986
Tenure:
28 Years
Years in ECE industry:
27 Years
Education:
Delaware Department of Education Certified

Ms. Susan Kane, Assistant Director

"I work closely with Irene and our teachers to ensure we provide the best educational experiences for every child who attends our center. I support the center in both the operation and educational aspects daily. My role is to implement and enhance quality educational programs and curriculum in our center to help children learn and grow."

Ms. Susan started her career with KinderCare in November 1992 as the Toddler Teacher and became the Assistant Director in 2001. She lives in Middletown with her husband and three children. Her children attended KinderCare as infants and are currently still attending for summer camp. In her spare time, Ms. Susan enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Previous Experience:

Susan started her career with KinderCare in November 1992 as the Toddler Teacher and became the Assistant Director in 2001. She lives in Middletown with her husband and three children. Susan's children attended KinderCare as infants and currently still attend for summer camp. In her spare time Susan enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Year Started:
11/1/1992
Tenure:
22 Years
Years in ECE industry:
22 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential specializing in Infants & Toddlers

Ms. Leigh, Infant Classroom

"The smiles on the children's faces when I enter the room each day is rewarding. I have most of my experience working with Infants and Toddlers. When I see the enthusiasm from the children when they learn something new and recall what I have already taught them is the best accomplished feeling for a teacher."

Previous Experience:

Ms. Leigh has previous experience working for two years at a Before and After School program.

Year Started:
3/1/2003
Tenure:
11 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology, Early Childhood Education Credits

Ms. Callie, Infant Classroom

"It inspires me knowing that when I come to work each day and I get the big smiles and the cheerful hellos. I have an impact on helping each child in the center to grow and develop. During my years with KinderCare I have worked with all the different ages. I enjoy being with the infants and providing them with their first learning experience."

Year Started:
1/1/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Ms. Jessica, Prekindergarten Classroom

"All of us need to convey to our students, parents, and colleagues everday that, 'you are important to me as a person.'"

Previous Experience:

6 years taught kindergarten in Texas 3 years taught Science in Texas 18 months taught PreKindergarten and, also Before and After School with Kindercare

Year Started:
6/6/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Ms. Lousie, Infant Classroom

"I believe children are our most valuable inheritance and all that we value and love should be imported to them."

Louise has been with KinderCare for over a year. She has taken groundwork courses at Del-Tech including Human Development in Psychology. Louise has a certificate in Early Childhood Development and also a certificate as a Nursing Assistant. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and enjoys playing guitar.

Previous Experience:

5 years in an Elementary School as an aide

Year Started:
9/16/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
12
Education:
Childhood Development Assocaits (CDA)

Ms. Meghan, Toddler Classroom

"Every day there is a daily adventure. I enjoy seeing the excitement from a child while they accomplish new activities. My experience is with Toddlers and Two year old children. In my class we enjoy painting and dancing to music."

Previous Experience:

Ms. Meghan has previous experience working with children from Infant to Two-years-old.

Year Started:
12/1/2012
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Care and Education

Ms. Doris, Toddler Classroom

"I believe that every encounter with a child should be treated as a learning adventure for them."

Ms. Doris moved from New Jersey to Delaware two years ago to complete her college education. She attends Wilmington University and is an Early Childhood Education major. She began working at KinderCare in July of 2014. Ms. Doris enjoys teaching children, because she knows that no matter how small the impact she has on their lives, she is ading in their development.

Previous Experience:

Has worked at the YMCA and also various summer camps and day care center in New Jersey.

Year Started:
7/11/2014
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Pursuing Degree

Ms. Kristy, Toddlers

"I enjoy watching the children develop independet life tasks."

Year Started:
2/15/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Some Eduaction Credits

Ms. Shannon, Toddler Classroom

"I love watching and helping children learn new things."

Previous Experience:

Worked as a group leader for summer camps.

Year Started:
11/7/2014
Years in ECE industry:
2
Education:
Currently attending Wilmington University

Ms. Debbie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

"I love the unexpected, impulsive, movements of teaching two-year-old kids."

Previous Experience:

Ms. Debbie has previous experience working with two and three-year-old children.

Year Started:
8/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, Early Childhood Education Certificate 1 & 2

Ms. Jennifer, Discovery Preschool Classroom

"I enjoy making a difference and helping children grow and learn."

Jennifer just began at KinderCare in 2014. She was a at home mom prior to joining KinderCare. She has an Associates Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. She enjoys helping her students with various art projects in her classroom.

Previous Experience:

10 years experience with executive administration

Year Started:
10/13/2014
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree

Ms. Pilleriin, Discovery Preschool Classroom

"It inspires me knowing that when I walk through the door each day the children get excited."

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Pilleriin worked at a family childcare center and with a program for children at risk.

Year Started:
9/1/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Pursuing Credentials for Early Care & Education I & II (TECE)

Ms. Aida, Preschool Classroom

"I love to see the learning accomplishment on the children's faces and to see that I as a teacher made a difference."

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Aida worked at a Navy Child Care center for seven years.

Year Started:
8/1/1984
Tenure:
30 Years
Years in ECE industry:
19 Years

Ms. Carrie, Preschool Classroom

"I love working with children! It is very rewarding to see that moment when you know the children you are working with have learned something new or have mastered a skill."

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Carrie worked in a daycare center in Maryland for eight years. In her time there she worked in all age groups, however a large portion of her time was spent as a Toddler and Two-year-old classroom teacher. She also volunteered in intercity schools proctoring Kindergarten assessments.

Year Started:
5/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
8 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Kindergarten)

Ms. Kristen, PreSchool Classroom

"I love working with children. I also love to watch their faces light up when they are playing and learning."

Previous Experience:

Worked with PreSchool and was an aide for several years.

Year Started:
6/20/2014
Years in ECE industry:
10 years
Education:
TEC 1

Ms. Carolyn, Prekindergarten Classroom

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand. ~Chinese Proverb"

Year Started:
1/1/2001
Tenure:
13 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12 Years

Ms. Kim, Private Kindergarten Classroom

"Knowing that I have something to do with children learning something new each day inspires me."

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Kim student taught while attending Holy Family University and worked with elementary school age students.

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

Ms. Jordan, School Age Classroom

"Teamwork makes the dream work!"

Previous Experience:

While attending Neumann University, Ms. Jordan student taught in third and fourth grade reading support classroom and also taught in a Kindergarten class.

Year Started:
6/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
1 Year
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education

Ms. Sarah, Learning Adventures Classroom

"I love working with children because I am able to watch their excitement as they learn and grow."

Ms. Sarah recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Eucation. She joined KinderCare in May 2013 and has been assisting in the Preschool and School Age classrooms. Ms. Sarah enjoys working with children on their writing and literacy.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sarah student taught in a third grade inclusion class and a sixth grade reading enrichment classroom. She participated in a number of research studies on elementary writing curriculum in various elementary schools. She also volunteered at the College school and Early Learning Center to assist with their after school programs and tutoring.

Year Started:
5/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Delaware Teaching Certification for Elementary Grades K-6, Special Education and Middle School English

Ms. Tiana, Subsitute

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Tiana worked as an assistant teacher at Panda Early Education Center.

Year Started:
10/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years

Ms. Jane, Cook

"I love the fact that when you work with children no two days are the same. Everyday brings a new adventure!"

Year Started:
8/1/2005
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years

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