About Small Wonder Child Care

Small Wonder provides a nurturing, supportive, and structured environment and curriculum that encourages the growth and development of each child’s unique qualities.

Philosophy

The Philosophy of Small Wonder is based on a set of strongly held beliefs:

Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and development of young children. Learning begins at birth, and we provide opportunities for children to mature and be ready for school entry when it is developmentally appropriate. We have developed a curriculum that is flexible enough to allow for each child’s individual needs and strengths.

Staff use positive methods of guidance with children. We establish consistent, age-appropriate limits to help children function in their world. A child’s day at Small Wonder is designed to develop a sense of independence and responsibility.

The strength of our programs lies in the dedication of our caregiving staff. We support our staff with training, resources, and freedom to create a unique loving and learning experience for children. Our caregivers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere, and foster each child’s creativity and positive self-image.

Parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life. We strive to create mutual respect between our staff and parents; a partnership for the benefit of the child. Our doors are open to parents at all times.

Small Wonder Child Care, Inc. is open to all children who may benefit from our program, regardless of race, religion, nationality, or creed.

Small Wonder is a child care center which values people: the children in our care, their parents, and our employees.

Staff

Alesha Cheek

Assistant Teacher, Maroon Room

Amanda Kolar

Financial Director

Infant Toddler Certification, Preschool Certification, CDA credential
Anna Mjelstad

Teacher

Annie Dunnington

Primary Caregiver, Pink Room

Preschool Certification, Infant Toddler Certification
Brooklynn Wood

Purple Room Teacher

Cassidy Conrad

Assistant Teacher

Dalice Church

Assistant Teacher, Maroon Room

Ellie Kuhlmann

Assistant Teacher

Evelyn Miller

Assistant Teacher

Emily Smith

Assistant Teacher

Ila DeLeo

Assistant Teacher, Green Room

Jandalynn Hardy

Blue Room Teacher

Jaime Quigley

Infant Center Lead

Infant Toddler Certification, Preschool Certification
Josie Maddux

Assistant Teacher, Green Room

Julie Dengel

Infant Toddler Center Cook

Kassia Madrid

Assistant Teacher, Pink Room

Kleiv Johnston

Assistant Teacher, Green Room

Kylie Downs

Director of Operations

Bachelors in Elementary Education
Kylie Gordon

Assistant Teacher, Kids Club

Lacey Gloyne

Executive Assistant

Infant Toddler Certification, Preschool Certification, CDA Credential, Associates in early childhood education
Lauryn Maddux

Blue Room Teacher

Leanna Gloyne

Primary Caregiver, Turquoise Room

CDA credential, infant/toddler certification, preschool certification
Makayla Anderson

Teacher

Makenna Williams

Assistant Teacher, Yellow Room

Mary Deleo

Primary Caregiver, Kinder-Prep

Preschool Certification, Infant Toddler Certification, CDA credential
Michelle Howard

Primary Caregiver, STARS Room

Preschool Certification, Infant Toddler Certification
Nadja Robertson

Green Room Teacher

Naomi Donaldson

Red Room Teacher

Natalie Bonney

Assistant Teacher, Yellow Room

Pam Branvold

Kitchen Staff, Preschool Center

Rhonda Kjersem

Green Room Teacher

Shawn Alderink

Primary Caregiver, Maroon Room

CDA credential, infant toddler certification
Stacie Sallee

Assistant Teacher, Kinder-Prep

Summer Forrest

Assistant Teacher

Tiffany Dieckman

Primary Caregiver, Red Room

Infant Toddler Certification, Preschool Certification
Tracy Huck

Purple Room Teacher

William DeLeo

Assistant Teacher