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Village Boulevard KinderCare

Chalsie North,
Center Director

3220 Commerce Place West Palm Beach FL 33407
Ph: (561) 687-0595
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: W of I-95 & one block N of 45th St on Village Blvd

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Egret Lakes, Seminole Trails, Westward, Renaissance and Trinity Church School Before (Seminole Trails and Trinity Church School only) and After-School for other Elementary Schools

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at the Village Blvd. KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing your child. All of our lead teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Degree. Our dedicated staff is always eager to learn more by taking additional college classes, attending our Professional Development trainings, and/or attending local seminars to keep us up to date on the latest in the education field. Our teachers are very devoted to teaching and have a love for learning.

Chalsie North, Center Director

"Believe in yourself!"

Chalsie has been the with Knowledge Universe and our centers since 2004. Prior to becoming a Center Director at this KinderCare, Chalsie worked as a Center Director, an Assistant Center Director, a Program Specialist, and Pre K teacher at our Greenacres and Royal Palm Beach locations. As a veteran employee, she has gained valuable experience and insight into early childcare; She understands that each child is a unique individual and strives to cultivate their qualities through actively participating in the center and with its members.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Chalsie owned and operated a Family Daycare for 61/2 years.

Favorite Children's Book:

GO DOG GO!

Year Started:
9/14/2004
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20 years
Education:
BS Child Dev. & Family Relations

Jhai Roberts, Assistant Director

Ms. Sue, Infant Classroom

""I love my job in the infant class because I get to see them learn, change, and grow. It is a very rewarding job.""

Ms. Sue loves each one of her infants and their parents. She has made lifetime friends and still keeps in touch with many of her former students and their parents.

Previous Experience:

Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Sue taught special education in the public school district for five years in Richmond, Virginia. After her three daughters started school, she became a substitute teacher and later worked with children with learning disabilities in Wisconsin.

Year Started:
1/1/1994
Tenure:
20 Years
Years in ECE industry:
40 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Ms. Olga, Toddler Classroom

""Treat others like you want to be treated. Love and you will always be loved!""

Ms. Olga is always very caring and works hard every day. She loves playing and spending time with her children. Whether she is coming or going, she gives love to every student that she comes across. Ms. Olga also likes to maintain a healthy and safe classroom. She takes time to ensure that children are happy and satisfied every day. She believes that a smile and a positive attitude is all you need to have a great day!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Olga had her own in-home daycare and was a receptionist for a pediatric office.

Year Started:
5/23/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
10 Years

Ms. Idalmes, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""The secret to education lies in respecting the student.""

Ms. Idalmes was born in Cuba and graduated as a Computer Programming Technician. She came to the United Stated and began working in a Montessori based center. She had the opportunity to attend some courses to further her education and to share her experiences working with other teachers. Ms. Idalmes loves working with the two year old children. Her passion for teaching is evident in all she does for our center.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Idalmes began working with children in a Montessori school during 2008.

Year Started:
8/27/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 years

Ms. Lourdes, Toddler Classroom

""I just love the fact that I can be part of shaping and molding new lives for a better future. I am part of their educational growth and it feels awesome!""

Ms. Lourdes joined KinderCare in March of 2013. She has been in the education field since 2008. Ms. Lourdes earned her Associate's of  Arts Degree from Palm Beach State College and is currently working towards her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University. She is a native Spanish speaker originally from Puerto Rico. What she enjoys most about her job is working with children, their families and learning more about the development in education. Ms. Lourdes’ role is to create a safe, positive and enriched learning environment for children in her care. She is devoted to the well-being of her students. Ms. Lourdes enjoys the outdoors, extreme sports, traveling, trying new foods and shopping. Her hobbies include riding motorcycles, visiting new places, knitting, scrap-booking and reading.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lourdes worked at Indian Ridge School in West Palm Beach as a Paraprofessional Assistant and at Kids-R-Kreative Learning Center as a Preschool teacher.

Year Started:
3/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Associate's of Arts Degree, Pursuing Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Latasha, Preschool Classroom

""Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach fo rthe stars to change the world.""

Latasha is always happy and loves spending time with children. Her classroom is very clean. Her demeanor is patient and loyal. Teaching is her true passion!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Latasha gained previous experience as a nanny.

Year Started:
3/1/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
8 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Ashanta, Prekindergarten Classroom

""I believe the children are our future, so we should teach them well.""

Ashanta's professionalism speaks for itself. She believes in teaching with the intentions of preparing every student to be successful in today's society. Her work ethic goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that everyone feels safe. She is very nuturing to the children in her care.

Previous Experience:

Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Ashanta was employeed at the city of Greenacres Youth Programs.

Year Started:
2/18/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
8 Year
Education:
Associate of Arts Degree and Cetified in After School Care Education

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