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Office Staff

HEW-1-2Hi, my name is Ms. Pam. I am the Director here at Creative Wonders Learning Center. I started my career in childcare over twenty-five years ago. I have managed and ran as many as five daycares, at one time, over the course of my career. I have also owned several daycares, of my own. I have consulted with many facilities and helped them become strong centers. I am very excited to be the Director of the Best Daycare in the Valley. I look forward to watching your children grow and learn under the guidance of all of our amazing teachers.

HEW-1-17Hi, my name is Ms. Ginia, and I have worked at Creative Wonders since 2004. I started working in childcare centers in 1998, and babysat for family and friends for many years before that. I have worked in every classroom within Creative Wonders, but the majority of my time here was spent as the lead teacher in the Two’s room. I have also been a Supervisor and in 2014 I took the position to be our center’s Assistant Director. I am CPR and First Aid certified and I’m also working towards getting my CDA certification from James Madison University. I love being able to see every child, in every class, throughout the day now, even though I miss the daily interactions that comes with teaching 2yr. olds.  I’m a big kid at heart, so I always enjoy getting on a child’s level and talking to them. I enjoy hearing what they have to say, no matter how big or small it is- the things children say never cease to amaze me or make me smile, and my goal is to make a positive difference in every child’s life that attends our amazing center.  Art is a passion of mine, I love to draw and paint in my free time.  I love listening to music, dancing and watching movies as well.  I try to spend as much time with my family as I can, and I enjoy being outdoors, doing just about anything!!

Betty_CHello, my name is Ms. Betty.  I am the Office Manager here at Creative Wonders and have been with the center since 2011. I have lived in Stuarts Draft since 1988 with my husband Russell and my two beautiful daughters, Stacey and Chelsey.  I am also the proud Nan of two beautiful grandchildren, Natalie and Coley.  I am the “Resident Grandma” here at CWLC and love being able to spoil your children! I enjoy spending my down time with my family and I try to be outdoors as much as possible. I enjoy traveling and getting to know new people. I treat all of our wonderful families as if they were my own, and I enjoy getting to interact with all our children and families on a daily basis.

 

Infant Room

APPLES-7[1]Hi, my name is Ms. Sarah.  I am the Lead Teacher in the Infant Room at Creative Wonders, and I have worked here since 2013.  I have worked in the school-age program, with the 2 year olds, as well as the infants. Working with children is something I have always wanted to do and I am excited to work here. I enjoy spending my days with our babies and watching them grow and change.  I fell in love with teaching when I was an aide at Stuarts Draft Elementary School and was then given an opportunity to work here. Once I met the kids, families, and staff here, I just knew I wanted to make teaching my career. I enjoy interacting with all the children and being silly. My hope to spread a little sunshine and smiles throughout every child’s day and to be an active participant in our infants development.

Toddler Room

HEW-1-10Hi, my name is Ms. Beverly, and I am a Toddler Teacher here at CWLC. I started with the center in 2014, as a Subsitute and have enjoyed working in all the classrooms, but the Toddlers have stolen my heart. I have loved getting to know all my students and parents alike. I have been working in childcare centers in the valley for over 6 years. I am MAT certified, as well as, licensed in First Aid and CPR. I love being outdoors, but I also love to read. My favorite place in the USA is Hilton Head, GA. It is the most laid back place to vacation, and my ultimate getaway!

Doris_CHi, my name is Mrs. Doris and I am a Teacher in the Toddler Room here. I have been a caregiver for most of my life.  I worked as a CNA for many years caring for elderly people in need and now I am enjoying being able to work with the young ones here at Creative Wonders.  I have been with the center since 2012 and absolutely love all the children I have met.  As I stated above, I have my CNA License, but I also have my Bachelor’s Degree.  I am First Aid and CPR Certified as well. I am an animal lover, and enjoy spending my free time with my husband.

Two’s Room

Kristen_CHi, my name is Ms. Kristen. I have been with Creative Wonders since 2013 and I absolutely adore the kids. I started my career in childcare in 2012 and I enjoy being able to help the children under my care grow and learn. From a very early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and working at Creative Wonders has only helped in my development of being the best teacher and role model I can be. I treat every child (and family at our center) like they were an extension of my own.  In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, being outdoors with my dog and hanging out with my family and friends.

HEW-1-22Hi, my name is Ms. Reneda and I am a Teacher in the Two’s Room. I have worked in childcare since 2007 and have been with Creative Wonders since 2014. I am also CPR and First Aid certified. I’m originally from Lexington, VA but now live in Waynesboro, VA with my son, Caleb. I began teaching children in Sunday school and loved it. In 2007 I decided that I would make childcare my career and have loved it ever since. My goal here to be a positive influence in the lives of the children under my care. I enjoy watching them grow and learn new things every day. In my free time, I enjoy reading, especially historical fiction stories, and doing puzzles. I also like to knit and make crafts. Cooking and baking are also passions of mine

HEW-1-8Hi, my name is Ms. Jennifer and I am also a Teacher in the Two’s Room. I have worked in childcare for over 5 years, and I have been a part of this center since 2014. I am the oldest of seven children and have been a mentor with kids since I was 13. I have always loved teaching and knew I would enjoy working in an early childhood educational center. I’ve worked in youth camps, with my church, along with 3 other childcare centers in the valley. I have also worked as a nanny, of sorts, caring for children within their homes. In my down time I love listening to music, singing, playing my violin, and shopping. I also love spending time with family and friends.

Pre-K

Kyrstin_CHi, my name is Mrs. Kyrstin and I am a Teacher in our Preschool program. I have worked in a childcare setting since 2000, and have been with Creative Wonders since 2006. I am happily married, and have 3 beautiful children. I grew up around a big family, and started out my career just babysitting. Once I had my daughter, and I saw all the joy and excitement she had whenever she learned something new, I knew I had to expand my gift for teaching and help other children in my community grow. I am CPR and First Aid certified and I love each of my students as if they were my own.  I’m a very energetic and outgoing person and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking- mainly (not always healthy, but extremely yummy) treats. I love doing outdoor activities, and I’m a huge animal lover.

 HEW-1-5Hi, my name is Mr. Jonathan and I am a Preschool Teacher here at Creative Wonders. I have worked in the nursery at my church, since 2010, in fact that’s what helped me decide that I wanted to work with children as my profession. I’ve been working in childcare centers in the valley since 2012 and started working at Creative Wonders in 2014. Children give me joy. I truly love coming to work and getting to know each child as an individual. Every day poses a different challenge, and I enjoy getting to help the kids, under my care, grow developmentally with each new tasks I teach them. I have fun interacting with my students and helping them to grow into the amazing young adults I know they can be. In my spare time, I love to play sports and hang out with my family and friends.

Jr. K

Britnei_C2Hi, my name is Ms. Britnei and I am a Lead Teacher in our Jr. Kindergarten program. I have been working with children since 1996 and have been with Creative Wonders since 2010. I am CPR, First Aid, and MAT certified. I am a mother to 3 perfect little angels and I love Jesus. I feel like teaching children is an incredibly rewarding career and being able to watch them grow and learn is one of the best gifts God could have blessed me with. I know how much of an impact a great teacher can have on a child’s life, and my only hope is that I can be there to provide a positive and enthusiastic environment for each child in my care.  I enjoy spending my days at Creative Wonders and I plan on adding even more sunshine, peace and positivity into to a learning center that’s already glowing. In my free time, I raise my 3 children to be the best possible people they can be and work on getting to know our Heavenly Father more.

School Age

APPLES-6[1]Hi, my name is Ms. Jessica.  I am a Lead Teacher in the School Age Program, and have been here at Creative Wonders since 2014. I am currently enrolled in college to get my Elementary Education Certificate.  I started my career as a teacher’s aide at a local school, and fell in love with teaching. I am happy to be a part of the School Age Program, and have enjoyed building bonds with all of my students. I treat each child, and their family, as if they were a part of my own.  I am thankful for the opportunity to work with these children from all over the area, and I’m grateful to the parents who have allowed me a chance to make a positive difference in each of their child’s lives. In my spare I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy being outdoors.

Substitute Teachers

APPLES-4[1]Hi, my name is Ms. Nicole and I am a Substitute Teacher here at Creative Wonders. I have worked at here since 2012 and I am CPR as well as First Aid certified. I also have my black belt in Karate. I am currently enrolled in college and plan on finishing school soon so that I can become a Licensed Event Planner. I started out my career simply babysitting for family friends in 2007, and have always loved working with children. Kids just know how to bring a smile to my face, and I enjoy getting to know all of the students, in every classroom, along with their families. In my free time, I enjoy being active, especially outdoors. I like hiking, camping and (of course) Karate. I also love to sing and have participated in Choir not only in High School, but in College as well. I spend a lot of time making arts and crafts, and love being able to spend time with my family and friends whenever possible too.

Trena_CHi, my name is Mrs. Trena. I am a Substitute Teacher, when needed in the Summer, along with being the Closing Supervisor during the school year. I have worked here at Creative Wonders since 2012, and I am CPR and First Aid Certified. I have spent the last 20+ years home schooling my seven children, and I also teach at my church’s local Christian school. I enjoy the diversity of teaching not only my children, when they were younger, but the youth at my church along with the younger children enrolled here. Each age group has different challenges to overcome, and each child has a different personality I enjoy getting to know.  I have always been a caregiver and I can’t see myself doing anything else. I love watching the children in each of our classes grow and learn everyday. I’m a positive, fun-loving person and try to have a good time whenever I can. I’m a prankster and I LOVE to play jokes on people, which keeps the staff here on their toes.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and playing with my beautiful Grandbabies.

Kitchen

APPLES-2[1]Hi, my name is Mr. Wayne and I am the Cook here at Creative Wonders.  I have 17 years of experience with child care and have been with Creative Wonders since 2013.  I was born and raised in Keswick,  VA, but now I reside in Stuarts Draft, VA with my family. I am married to Doresa and we have 3 amazing children, Jazmin, Jo’el, and Austen.  I am also a U. S. Army (Vietnam) Veteran.  I have always been passionate about quality childcare and my wife and I are currently fostering 1 child who we are in the process of adopting. I am a very proud husband and father.  I love camping and sightseeing.  I am a foster parent with People Places, and I love original recipe cooking. I spend a lot of my free time in the kitchen creating new meal ideas to share with all the children here at Creative Wonders. I cook nothing but fresh food and seek to show these children that healthy eating can also be tasty eating. I make a point each day to walk into the room and talk to the kids, not just about food, but about their days. Creative Wonders Learning Center is just another piece of my big, faith-filled, family.