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Naamans Road KinderCare

Jane Mahle,
Center Director

2018-C Naamans Rd. Wilmington DE 19810
Ph: (302) 475-2212
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Behind Harry's Savoy Grill Foulk and Naamans Rd.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Lancashire, Hanby, Concord, Bethel Springs & Garnet Valley Elementary. *****Mount Pleasant & Claymont Elementaryboth bus to the Center

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at the Naaman's Road KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our team strives for excellence through the continuing education we receive from our company that consists of two full-day professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

Jane Mahle, Center Director

"What I love most about early childhood education is knowing that I can make an impact and difference in each child's life."

Jane started her career with KinderCare in the April of 1985. Currently, Jane is the Center Director at the Naamans Rd KinderCare, in Wilmington, De. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta.. During her time at KinderCare, she has been a lead teacher, Assistant Director, New Hire Trainer, and Center Director. Jane is married and has two adult children who also attended KinderCare for many years.

Previous Experience:

Substitute Teaching,

Year Started:
4/23/1985
Tenure:
29 Years
Years in ECE industry:
30
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Michele France, Assistant Director

"What I love most about early childhood education is knowing that I play a small roll in preparing the children for their future endeavors."

Michele started her career with KinderCare in the Summer of 2010. Currently, Michele is the Assistant Center Director at the Naamans Rd. KinderCare. She obtained her Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware County Community College. During Michele's time at KinderCare, she has been an Assistant Director, School Age Teacher,  Preschool teacher, and a Tutorial Specialist. Michele lives with her husband and five children and one dog.

Previous Experience:

Preschool teacher, Test Proctor for DCCC

Year Started:
6/4/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 years
Education:
Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware County Community College

Ms. Audrey, Infant Classroom

"One of my greatest joys in life is being a part of a child's journey through development. As an infant teacher, I have the pleasure of starting with them on that journey right from the beginning!"

Ms Audrey started at the Pike Creek KinderCare as a twos teacher in 2012.  She transfered to our Naamans Rd. KinderCare in the summer of 2013 as our infant teacher.  Ms. Audrey loves to cuddle, talk to, and read to our infants on a daily basis.  She also encorporates sign language into her daily interactions.  Ms. Audrey is married and has four children.

Previous Experience:

Audrey has worked at various daycares and preschools in the last 20 years. she also worked in the mental health field as well.

Year Started:
7/24/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20
Education:
32 credits in Early Childhood Education from Delaware County Community College

Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

"Seeing the children's smiles encourages me to work with children each day.Brittany lives with her mom and 3 sibblings."

Ms Brittany primarily works as a teacher assistant with our infants but has worked with all ages at KinderCare.

Previous Experience:

During high school Brittany received training and worked with the children in the Vo-Tech program at Delaware County Technical school.

Year Started:
1/31/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2
Education:
Early childhood career training at Delaware County Technical School

Ms. Brandi, Toddler Classroom

"The best thing about working with young toddlers is to see how excited they get when they learn something new!"

Ms. Brandi has been with KinderCare for eleven years. Her certification is Training for Early Care and Education 1 and 2. She is raising four boys of her own and loves spending time with her family. She has worked with children of all ages, however, she is currently our toddler teacher which is the age she enjoys the most.

Previous Experience:

teacher assistant

Year Started:
12/23/2002
Tenure:
12 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13
Education:
Delaware Tech Training for Early Care and Education

Ms. Donna, Discovery Classroom

"Knowing I make a difference in a child’s life is why I love teaching."

Ms. Donna started working for KinderCare at our Hockessin De. Center.  In February of 2014 Donna transfered to our Naamans Rd. KinderCare. Ms. Donna helps provide the children with hands on experiences that helps them become confident learners. Donna lives with her 3 sons and enjoys spending time with them.

Previous Experience:

Donna worked at two other learning centers/preschools. She also worked as an office manager in Business Communications.

Year Started:
7/3/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
4 years
Education:
Early Childhood certification from Raritan Valley Community College

Ms. Jaqueline, Preschool Classroom

"Children will not fail if teachers do not fail to teach."

Ms. Jaqueline recently joined our KinderCare family.  She has been working with children for over 12 years. She primarily enjoys teacheing three and four year olds. She and her husband are raising her grandaughter who also attended KinderCare when she was a young child. In our Preschool room, she focuses on learning through daily activities from songs to projects. Ms.Jaquelinei also helps the children in her class work on self help skills and independence. Each day the children enjoy singing songs, art projects, reading books, and exploring the world around them.

Previous Experience:

Teacher and administrator at a preschool, Teacher assistant at an elementary school, and State Retirement technician. Also served in US ARmy and Army National Guard

Year Started:
5/5/2014
Years in ECE industry:
12
Education:
Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware County Community College

Ms. Annica, Prek/Kindergarten

"Giving the children new hands-on experiences and learning from them is what I love most about Early Childhood Education.""

Ms. Annica works as our pre-k/Kindergaten teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Annica is originally from Sweden.She is married and lives with her husband.  Ms. Annica enjoys working with the children in her class on new skill as well as fine tuning the skills they have.

Previous Experience:

Au Pair

Year Started:
4/8/2014
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Ms. Chrislyn

"Working with children, seeing their smiling faces light up when they come in every morning is what I love about my job."

Ms. Chrislyn is originally from West Africa.  She came to the United states as a child.  She lives with her mom and four sisters.  Ms. Chrislyn is our preschool teacher.  However, throughout her time at KinderCAre she has worked in just about every single classroom.  Chrisly started with KinderCare in 2010 while she was an undergraduate student at Crown College.  She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  In September of 2014 she plans to pursue her Masters Degreein Education.

Previous Experience:

Camp counselor

Year Started:
7/8/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

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