Angela Ellies, Center Director
1152 Rockbridge Rd., Norcross, GA 30093
- Ph: (770) 925-3144
- Open: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F
- Fax: (770) 279-9622
- Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Here at our Norcross KinderCare we take pride in the fact that our teacher have been with this particular center or the company for a number of years. With that, our teachers know our families and build great relationships, we are not just taking care of children, we are growing a family.
The teachers and staff at our center are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of two years at our center and average five years in the early childhood education industry. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education. We strive for excellence though continuing out education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college coursed or trainings in the education field.
Angela Ellies, Center Director
Angela Ellies started with KinderCare in 1995. She has experience as a Georgia Prekindergarten Lead Teacher, Staff Trainer, Assistant Director and Health & Safety Coordinator with KinderCare. Currently she enjoys having the opportunity to support children, their families and teachers here at the center to provide the best educational foundation. Angela began her career with KinderCare in Murfreeboro, Tennessee where she started out as a two-year-old teacher then moving her way up to Assistant Center Director then Center Director.
Angela previously held experience in the childcare industry as general manager of four childcare centers, Georgia Prekindergarten Resource Coordinator, staff trainer, Assistant Director, Curriculum Specialist, Health & Safety Coordinator, two-year-old teacher, Georgia Lead Prekindergarten Teacher and Owner Operator of a Summer Camp Program.
Ms. Sarah, Infant Classroom
Ms. Debra, Infant Classroom
Ms. Debra has been an employee at KinderCare Learning Center for five years. She attended The University of the District of Columbia, in Washington, DC for two years. Ms. Debra loves reading, singing nursery rhymes and doing puppet shows with her infants. She finds it to be very interesting to them, and it fills her heart with joy. They love listening to music. Even though each child is on a different developmental stage of growth, she feels it is a beautiful thing to watch them develop.
Ms. Debra's previous experience includes working as an Administrative Assistant for Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC.
I love my job because it gives me the chance to express my love to the children and nurture each child in a positive way so that they may be successful going forward in life. I enjoy being involved with my parents and families regarding their child's developmental skills.
Ms. Gifty, Discovery Preschool Classroom
Ms. Gifty has been working with KinderCare for eight years. She loves the early foundation curriculum because it focuses on the growth of the whole child. She graduated high school in 1993. Later, Ms. Gifty attended Middle Sex County Technical School to obtain her Cosmologist license, and Medical Career Institute where she received her Health Unit Coordinator certificate. She moved to Georgia in 2000, discovered her true calling and developed a passion for teaching. Ms. Gifty's goal and focus is on developing the whole child and teaching them the essential skills needed for school. She has 10 years of Early Childhood Education trainings and workshop experience, and she obtained my Child Development Associate's credential at Ellis University, which qualifies her to work with young children. She is looking forward to continuing her education in Early Childhood in the near future.
Ms. Gifty has over 10 years experience in teaching and customer service for leading educational, financial, and health organizations.
Providing a safe and loving environment for the children to learn and grow brings joy to my heart.
Ms. Tandra, Prekindergarten Classroom
Ms. Julissa, Support Staff
Ms. Gurjit, Health and Safety Coordinator
Ms. Shari, Support Staff
Ms. Shari has been with this center since August 2012. One of the things she enjoys most is letting the children be themselves and explore their surroundings. Sometimes she and her students seem to be doing unusual or unexpected things, but it is all part of learning.
Ms. Shari was previously a Head Start teacher.
I love the satisfaction on a child's face when they succeed at a task they have been working on. I enjoy and join in their excitement when they learn new things. Being a part of a child's development is very satisfying, and I appreciate when parents participate.
- Year Started: 1/1/2012
- Tenure: 1 Year
- Years in ECE Industry: 25 years
Ms. Dena, Cook
Ms. Dena has been with KinderCare Learning Center since December 2012. She is a grandmother of four grandchildren, who she adores. She has worked with children from the age of fourteen in her church, where she began working with infants and prekindergarten children.
Ms. Dena cooked for residential mentally challenged students.
I believe a good, nutritious meal promotes a healthy, positive learning atmosphere.