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Royal Palm Beach KinderCare

Mollie Ryckman,
Center Director

101 Heatherwood Dr. Royal Palm Beach FL 33411
Ph: (561) 790-2908
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: 1/2 mile N of Okeechobee Blvd off of Royal Palm Beach Blvd

NEIGHBORHOOD: Okeechobee Blvd. & Pine Lane

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Royal Palm Beach Elementary, HL Johnson and Cypress Trails for both before care and after care

Teachers & Staff

We have a combined total of over 100 years of working at KinderCare. Some children that we have in our classrooms today also had parents that came and even had the same teacher.

Mollie Ryckman, Center Director

""I love when we have a child as an Infant and they stay with us until the age of eleven and when they come back to visit us as a young adult. I find it is truly the most rewarding experience when they come and say thank you for making a difference in my life. I am very passionate about what I do and value each and every day I am given to make a difference in the life of a child.""

Mollie’s father was in the Marines so she was born in Virginia on a military base and then moved to New York, where her mother’s family lived, until she was ten. Her father was in the Country Music Business, and relocated Mollie and her siblings Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Mollie has daughters, ages 21, 17 and nine. Her oldest just graduated from University of Miami on a full academic scholarship, her 17 year old graduates from high school this year and is looking forward to a career as a Mandarin Linguist. Her nine-yea- old is in third grade, she has mild Asperger’s and she is Mollie’s driving force in being a Corporate Community Membership Leader on the board of Autism Speaks. Mollie first started with KinderCare in Altamonte Springs, Florida as a substitute in 1989 and stayed until 1996 when her third daughter was two and left to stay home with her. She came back to work in 2010 in the Royal Palm Beach KinderCare and she is very glad she did. Mollie values each and every day she comes into the center and makes sure all of our families feel like they are a part of our KinderCare family. She works every day on making sure our center is involved in community events. Mollie’s hobbies include being an advocate for Autism Speaks, reading and spending time with her girls.

Previous Experience:

I worked for KinderCare from 1989-2005

Favorite Children's Book:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Year Started:
4/28/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
25 Years
Education:
AS in Early Childhood

Katie Russo, Assistant Director

Katie was born and raised in South Florida. She has worked at KinderCare since 2005. Katie started at the Coconut Creek Center and transferred to the Royal Palm center in 2013. In 2011 she received her degree in Early Childhood Education after completing the Early Childhood Education program at Monarch High School. She has had the privilege to work with all age groups during her eight years at KinderCare. She has a three-year-old son named Cade and a newborn daughter Sadie, who both attend the Royal Palm Center.

Previous Experience:

Katie took early childhood classes in high school.

Favorite Children's Book:

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

Year Started:
1/1/2005
Tenure:
9 Years
Education:
Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Serena, Discovery Preschool

Favorite Children's Book:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Year Started:
2/17/2014
Years in ECE industry:
4

Ms. Dolly, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

"I enjoy teaching new things to children that will help develop their minds."

Previous Experience:

Ms. Dolly has experience as a nanny.

Favorite Children's Book:

Rainbow Fish

Year Started:
1/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
1 year
Education:
Degree in Graphic Design

Ms. Linda, Infants and Toddlers

Ms. Kathryn, Preschool

Previous Experience:

Summer Camp Counsler

Favorite Children's Book:

Goodnight Moon

Year Started:
11/27/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
5

Ms. Tracy, Preschool

Year Started:
6/14/1999
Tenure:
15 Years
Years in ECE industry:
23

Ms. Victoria, School Age

"I love teaching the children new things in their first year of life."

Ms. Victoria has been working for KinderCare for nearly seven years. She loves the joy and excitement in the first year of a child's life. They inspire her to come to work each day with a smile and a positive attitude. In the classroom, she enjoys the positive learning environment and exciting experiences with the Infants.

Year Started:
1/1/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's credential

Ms. Lauren, Toddlers

Favorite Children's Book:

Little Blue Truck

Year Started:
8/21/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
3
Education:
BA Education

Ms. Beverly, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom

""I love my children and always put them first.""

Ms. Beverly is the youngest of 13 children. Her teaching skills started as being the neighborhood babysitter and the after-school care teacher. The love she receives from the children is so loving and inspiring.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Year Started:
1/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
26 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Joanne, Learning Adventures Classroom,VPK Teacher

Favorite Children's Book:

The Cat in the Hat

Year Started:
3/2/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13 years
Education:
CDA and Director's Credential

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