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 Education Coordinator and Co-director of Child Care Plus and I have been with the center for 19 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 18 year-old son. After receiving my college degree, I was a substitute 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 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 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 Wendy | Infant 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 children of my own. I enjoy working and bonding with the children and the staff at CC+.
Miss Becky | Infant Teacher
Miss Samantha | Lead Toddler 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
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 Lisa M. | School Age Site Coordinator and CC+ Van Driver
I have worked in an early childhood setting for 20 years, the last 16 here, at Child Care Plus. I am the School Age Site Coordinator and I transport students in the CC+ van to the Coventry Elementary schools. I earned my Associate’s Degree in Education from the Community College 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 Nicole | School-Age Teacher’s Assistant
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 Early Childhood Education, as well as minoring in Special Education and Psychology at Rhode Island College. Additionally, I have worked with children as a dance teacher assistant for many years. I love working with the children and all the wonderful staff. I really enjoy watching each and every child interact, learn, and grow here at Child Care Plus.
Miss Chrissy | School-Age Teacher’s Assistant