Child Care Plus Staff
All the teachers at Child Care Plus Learning Center are experienced, caring and nurturing. They have various levels of education, certifications and degrees. All enroll in continuing education courses throughout the year. Our teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid. Our child:teacher ratios are lower than required by state regulations, and our rate of teacher retention is excellent.
Miss Stacey | Co-Director/ Preschool Lead Teacher
I am the Head Teacher and Co-director of Child Care Plus and I have been with the center for 15 years. I hold a B.S. in Early childhood Education from Rhode Island College, with a major in Psychology. I have a loving husband and 14 year-old son. Prior to receiving my college degree, I subbed for the Johnston, Smithfield and Providence school systems for two years, while continuing to hold a job at a Johnston child care facility.
Child Care Plus is like my second family, and the staff has remained consistent over the years. This is, of course, great for our children and has allowed us to blend our own unique talents to make for a happy and enjoyable environment. We have a great support system, which overall benefits our students. The high standards that are required in early childhood education are paramount. This can be seen by the careful planning and alignment of the curriculum to Rhode Island’s Early Learning standards.
Our center time/learning activities are accompanied by individual teachers who facilitate small groups of children in the learning process. This is a wonderful asset to my students, one that I haven’t seen in previous centers. This type of individualized learning is due to the fact that Child Care Plus has one of the lowest child:teacher ratios in a child care setting. This of course is a benefit to teachers and students alike!
Miss Kathy | Toddler/ Preschool Teacher
I have been with the center for over 25 years, since the opening of Child Care Plus. I am an assistant teacher in the preschool and toddler rooms. I continued my education in early childhood through in-house education and conferences/seminars for early childhood teachers. I brought up two children of my own, and am now the proud grandmother of two. I find pleasure in working with children. I am often visited by former CC+ students who stop by to surprise me and share memories of “funny stories.”
Miss Lisa G. | Preschool Teacher
I have been with Child Care Plus for 15 years and I am a teacher in the preschool room. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Community College of Rhode Island. I have years of extensive experience as a nanny and a preschool worker in the field of early childhood. Working with children gives me the opportunity to experience the joy of the world through the eyes of children.
Miss Wendy | Preschool/ Toddler Teacher
I have worked in early childhood education at Child Care Plus for 15 years as a teacher assistant in the toddler and preschool rooms. I earned my high school diploma and have a two-year Technical Degree from the Community College of Rhode Island. I have two teenage children of my own. I enjoy working and bonding with the children and the staff at CC+.
Miss Robin | Lead Infant Teacher
I have been with Child Care Plus for 11 years as the Toddler Lead Teacher. In February 2015, Child Care Plus opened its first ever Infant Program, and I am now the Infant Room Lead Teacher. I received a para-professional certification from the Community College of Rhode Island. I had my own home daycare for 13 years before joining the family at CC+ and I have three children of my own. I enjoy watching the children learn and grow.
Miss Lisa M. | School Age Coordinator and CC+ Van Driver
I have worked in an early childhood setting for 15 years, the last ten here, at Child Care Plus. I am the Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher and I transport students in the CC+ van to the Coventry Elementary schools. I earned my Associate’s Degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island, and I have taken a 30-hour course on the Rhode Island Early Learning standard. I enjoy watching the children grow and learn.
Miss Samantha | Toddler Lead Teacher
I have been with Child Care Plus for two years as the the school-age site coordinator, and Toddler room Teacher. I earned my B.S. in Human Development and Family studies with a certification in Early Childhood Education at the University of Rhode Island, where I also minored in psychology. I had a year-long practicum at a Head Start program and a semester-long practicum at URI’s Child Development Center. I completed my student teaching in the Coventry School system at Washington Oak Elementary School and worked several years as a nanny. I love working with the people and families that make this center a great place to work. The opportunity to be creative and work with children is what I enjoy.
Miss Taylor | Toddler Room Teacher & School-Age Room Teacher
I have been with Child Care Plus for one year as a teacher’s aid in the toddler and school-age rooms. I am a Coventry High School graduate, and I am continuing my studies in the Early Childhood Program at CCRI. I love seeing the children interact and learn new things.
Miss Nichole | Infant Teacher’s Assistant
I am a Teacher’s Assistant in the Kindergarten and School-Aged classrooms. I am recently new to the Child Care Plus team, and have enjoyed my time here so far. I earned my Certificate as a Nursing Assistant and worked as a CNA for over 10 years. I have experience with printing and graphics from my time spent in technical school. I have two children, ages six and eight, who I love spending time with. I really enjoy working in child care and being around children of all ages, watching them learn and grow. I learn as much from the children as they learn from me! I am pleased to be working for such a wonderful center filled with a caring and fun staff!
Miss Nicole | School-Age Teacher’s Aide
I have been working at Child Care Plus as a Teacher’s Aide since August 2014 in the School-Age classroom. I am currently studying medical imaging and dance at Rhode Island College. I have experience babysitting and caring for children prior to my job here at Child Care Plus. Additionally, I have worked with children as a dance teacher assistant for four years within the studio. I love working with the children, and the staff members are all nice and really love what they do. I enjoy watching children interact, learn, and grow as they spend their time here at Child Care Plus.
Miss Ryan | School-Age Van Driver & Assistant Teacher
I began working at Child Care Plus in August, 2015 as the School-Age Room Teacher Assistant and Van Driver. I have my certificate in Early Childhood Development, and I have received my certificate for the RIELDS Class. I have a husband and one son whom I love to spend my free time with. I began working in child care in May, 2014, so my son could develop better socially, and being a mother, I truly enjoy working with children and being able to be on the same school schedule.
Nurse Barbara | Child Care Health Consultant & Center Nurse
I became the Child Care Health Consultant for Child Care Plus in 2016. I am a graduate of Framingham Hospital School of Nursing, and a certified Child Care Health Consultant. I have 10 years of experience as a school nurse for large child care facilities. I have two children of my own with my husband, William, one son-in-law and two grandchildren- all of whom I love to spend my time with. I love watching children learn and play, they keep me humble and feeling young!