Infant/Toddler

The Sunshine Team

Zena Weaver

Toddler 1

Education

CDA in Infant & Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood field for 15 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because I have a passion for teaching and I love children.

Fun Facts

  • I love spending time and having game night with my loved ones

  • I enjoy making candles

  • I also have a knack for doing hair and nails

Accomplishments

Accomplishments that I have made at SELC is receiving my CDA and earing college credits to maintain my AA Degree.

Ms. Keimonie

Toddler 1

Education

CDA in Infant & Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood field for 6 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because I’ve always loved caring and sharing a special bond with children.

Fun Facts

  •  I love teaching

  • I enjoy learning new things

  • I have a pleasure of meeting new people

Accomplishments

One accomplishment that I have made at SELC is receiving my CDA and having the opportunity to learn from staff and the children I teach every day.

Ms. Thomas

Infant 2

Education

CDA in Infant/Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood Field for 42 years altogether. I worked at Sunshine Early Learning Center for 21 years.

Why I became a teacher

I always wanted to be a teacher growing up!

Fun Facts

  • I Love being around people 
  • I love to sing 
  • I love grocery shopping

Accomplishments

I am one class away from receiving my associates degree!

Ms. Momo

Infant 1

Education

CDA in Infant & Toddler Education

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childcare field for less than a year.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because I love witnessing children learn and develop.

Fun Facts

  • I have two loving children

  • I am also married

Accomplishments

An accomplishment I have made here at SELC, is obtaining my CDA. I also have the pleasure of working with Infants and although you think they are too young to learn, their tiny brains collects so much from so little. 

Ms. Lisa

Toddler 4

Education

Obtaining my CDA in Infant & Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood field for 30+ years. I have been working at SELC for almost 12 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a Teacher because I wanted to make a positive influence on the early education experience that children have in childcare.   

Fun Facts

  •  I love to read

  • I am a foodie

  • I love going on vacation with loved ones

Accomplishments

One accomplishment that I have made is being a part of the professional development team that works on and completes the Accreditation Portfolio.

Ms. Nyia

Toddler 4

Education

Obtaining my CDA in Infant & Toddler Education

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childcare field for 6 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because I wanted to be a part of helping children earn great education as they develop into mature boys and girls.

Fun Facts

  • I love the color pink

  • I have a lovable 2 year old son 

Accomplishments

An accomplishment I have made here at SELC, is being able to gain the skills to assist multiple classrooms and help with the development of each individual child.

Ms. Latisha

Toddler 2

Education

CDA in Infant/Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood Field for 8 years.

Why I became a teacher

I’ve always had a passion for seeing children grow. Also my sister inspired me to be a school teacher because she was one.

Fun Facts

  • I Love cooking
  • I love to take walks and be around nature 
  • I love to shop
  • I love to travel

Accomplishments

Becoming a lead teacher.

Ms. Ronaya

Toddler 5

Education

CDA in Infant & Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood field for 6 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a Teacher because I have many nieces and nephews that I love and care for.

Fun Facts

  • I’m a twin

  • I have a four year old daughter

Accomplishments

One huge accomplishment that I have made at SELC is obtaining my CDA.

Ms Charlotte

Toddler 7

Education

Obtaining my CDA in Infant & Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because as a child I saw my mother take care of 5 children on her own. She kept us clean, healthy, and provided us with the best living environment.

Fun Facts

  • I am creative

  • I am motivated

  • I am a great people person

Accomplishments

Although I am new at SELC, I have accomplished so much in such little time. My ability in having technical knowledge helps provide a wide range of education for our students.

Ms Jackie

Toddler 4

Education

CDA in Infant/Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood Field for 20 years.

Why I became a teacher

I love to work and assist in the development of students I teach.

Fun Facts

  • I Love shoes
  • I love walking barefoot, what a contradiction!

Accomplishments

Being able to communicate and socialize more with my peers.

Ms. Tu Tu

Toddler 3

Education

Obtaining my CDA in Infant & Toddler Education

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childcare field for a little over 20 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because I enjoy teaching and I love the company of children. They make me feel young.

Fun Facts

  • I love to teach
  • I love to watch movies
  • I love to listen to music

Accomplishments

Accomplishments I have made here at SELC, is train children in learning how to walk, drink from a cup, the proper procedures in washing hands, and many other things to help children develop.

Ms. Maleeya

Toddler 3

Education

Obtaining my CDA in Infant & Toddler Education

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childcare field for 6 years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because I realized I can make a difference in each individual child I teach.

Fun Facts

  • I enjoy partaking in fun activities with children

  • Shopping is my go to hobby

Accomplishments

An accomplishment I have made here at SELC, is being able to obtain enough skills to assist with many children and support teachers who needs my services.

Ms Cynthia

Infant 1

Education

Associates in Early Childhood Education

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childcare field for over 16 years. Prior to, I have worked with school aged since 1994.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher because I am very affectionate when it comes to teaching children. I love collaborating with families to get an understanding on how to teach children with the best education they could receive. Children has helped me learn a lot about this field and I believe they teach me more than I teach them at times.

Fun Facts

  • I really despise in missing days at work or being late

  • I am very dependable and reliable at work

  • When it comes to my career I can be flexible in this field

Accomplishments

An accomplishment I have made here at SELC, is being able to obtain my AA in Early Childhood Education. I was also able to receive my Food Handlers License and train for a leadership role.

Ms. Chantese

Toddler 7

Education

CDA in Infant & Toddler

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childcare field for 9+ years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a teacher to give our children a positive learning experience and to be that encouraging role model they can look up to.

Fun Facts

  • I love listening to music

  • I am very creative when it comes to activities for our students

  • Adventure is something I look forward to! 

Accomplishments

A huge accomplishment I have made here at SELC, is obtaining and renewing my CDA. Now, because of SELC I have enrolled into Trinity University and is 2 classes away from receiving my AA Degree. I also moved into my first apartment.

Ms. Patterson

Toddler 2

Education

Obtaining my CDA in Infant & Toddler Education

Experience

I’ve worked in the Early Childhood field for 10+ years.

Why I became a teacher

I became a Teacher because I wanted to make a difference in the future for the children. Teaching young ones helps me learn from while they learn from me.

Fun Facts

  • I like to joke and laugh

  • I love creating activities for children

  • I am very imaginative and like to fill my classroom with many projects that children have completed

Accomplishments

One accomplishment that I have made at SELC is familiarizing staff and students about Breast Cancer Awareness.