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401 Kildaire Road
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
United States

919 929-3585

Chapel Hill Day Care Center is a full day early childhood education program for children 8 weeks old to 5 years. Accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children assures parents that we follow best practices based on research about how children develop and learn, and the environment and interactions that best support learning.



The Chapel Hill Day Care Center's staff are highly qualified child caregivers.

All of our staff members are highly qualified professionals.

At least 75% of our Primary Teachers have an Associate or Bachelor degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a similar field. The other Primary Teachers have a minimum of 12 credit hours in Early Childhood and are encouraged and supported in continuing their education.

Our full-time Floating Teachers have at least an introductory course in Early Childhood Education and are required to pursue at least 12 additional credit hours.

CHDCC Afternoon Assistants have completed an introductory course in Early Childhood Education, and many continue to take courses.

Prior to employment, each staff member was carefully evaluated to ensure a good match with our program philosophy.  This process included an in-depth interview with the administrators, reference checks, observation of the applicant interacting with children in a classroom, input from staff about those interactions, and a criminal background check through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education.

CHDCC Primary Teachers


Has been working at CHDCC since: November 2006

Krista likes to create activities that let the children explore and find new ways to engage in the activity.  She enjoys cooking projects, music, dance and, of course, reading.To her, the most satisfying thing about teaching is watching the children grow and change.  She likes to see their faces when they learn something new and to hear their laughter.


Has been working at CHDCC since: January 2007

Latiel became an early childhood educator because she believes there is nothing more rewarding than watching a child grow, and that to go from first steps to figuring out how to solve problems both for themselves and others is what life is all about. She also believes that as an adult, it is easy to forget what it is like to be a child.  But when she can be as silly as a three-year-old, remember to laugh and make fun of herself, learning is not only fun, but memorable.


Has been working at CHDCC since: March 2007

Grace has 13 years of experience working with kids, including as a kindergarten assistant teacher in Mexico. She is currently working on her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Children are Grace's passion and she loves watching them grow, learn, and  become independent. Grace is fun, active, and creative, and likes to make learning fun by singing, dancing and playing.


Has been working at CHDCC since: August 2010

Carima's passion has always been to teach young children.  The highlights of her days at work are when she sees a child’s eyes light up when they learn or accomplished something new.  She enjoys watching and guiding them as they explore the world around them.  The activities that they are engaged in bring so much excitement to their faces. She believes early childhood teachers give children a positive experience to remember and expose them to things that they may not be exposed to at home. She knows that at CHDCC, a kid can be a kid!


Has been working at CHDCC since: October 2010

Nicole describes herself as creative, organized and cheerful, and it shows in her daily interactions with the children.  The most satisfying thing about teaching for Nicole is the ability to be able to interact with all the kids at CHDCC  She likes to be able to interact with the children while supporting their play, exploration and learning. She asks open ended questions throughout their play and says it is satisfying to hear, during their discussions, what they are able to recount about the things they have learned a day, a week and even a month ago.  “The things they say will surprise you every time.”


Has been working at CHDCC since: March 2016

Shannon has been in child care for 20 years. She has a BS in Child Development and Family Relations from NCCU...Go Eagles! She says that children are so eager to learn even at an early age and feels that he very best part of working with young children is that every day in different!


Has been working at CHDCC since: March 2016

Porche has worked in the child care field for 14 years. She holds several Early Childhood Education certificates including ECE Credentials, Administration I & II, Infant /Toddlers & Two's, and Special Needs. She describes herself as loving and caring and states that he best thing about teaching young children is seeing "my little friends smile. It makes me smile too!"  


Has been working at CHDCC since: August 2016

Sonia has worked in the child development field for 20 years and has a BS in Child Development and Family Relations. She says that the best part about teaching is watching the children learn and grow..  She describes herself as cordial, sociable and happy spirited!


Has been working at CHDCC since: December 2016

Latasha has a BS in Early Childhood Education and has been in the field of child care for over 20 years, working five of those years as an administrator of a center. Latasha describes herself as patient and caring.  She finds teaching satisfying especially when she gets to watch children learn and grow.


Has been working at CHDCC since: September 2018

Shay has worked in child care since she was in high school and has earned her Early Childhood Education Credentials.  She says that she loves working with children and watching them learn and grow through play.


Has been working at CHDCC since: October 2018

Maria has earned an Early Childhood Diploma and a Child Development Associate from Wake Tech Community College. She will graduate in December 2018 with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She enjoys learning and hopes to continue her studies through the Bachelor’s level or higher. Maria has over 12 years of teaching experience in North Carolina Early Education Spanish Immersion settings. When she is not teaching, she loves spending time with her family, studying, or creating art pieces with her sewing.


Has been working at CHDCC since: October 2018

Jackie is from Durham, NC and graduated from North Carolina Central University with a BS in Behavioral and Social Science concentrating in Education. While at NCSU she spent a great deal of time participating in internships, volunteering, mentoring, public speaking, and participating in campus activities. She also gained experience over those 4 years in three different child care centers. She has two very spoiled Chihuahuas, Lola and Jaidah, who run the house. She is very family oriented, and has a huge family. She loves to cook, read, play card and board games, try to fix thing on her own (which she says she is terrible at), go to Karaoke with friends and family, shop, listen to music, and watch movies.


Has been working at CHDCC since: October 2018

Ting-An, who goes by the nickname of Ting-Ting, is originally from Taiwan and earned a BA in Early Childhood and Family Education from the National Taipei University of Education. She spent a year as an exchange student at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. and worked for two years in a Reggio Emilia-inspired kindergarten in Singapore. She says that she really enjoyed embracing a diverse working environment with students and teachers from various cultural backgrounds. Additionally, she says that she loves creative activities and problem solving with kids and that nothing is more fun to her than seeing the children grow in their curiosity and discover the beauty of the world with them. 


Has been working at CHDCC since: November 2018

Shauna has a BA in Psychology and has worked with children for 8 years as a before/after school teacher in Arlington, Virginia and as an after school teacher for the Durham Parks and Recreation Department.  Her hobbies include photography, art, hiking, drawing, and mountain biking.


Has been working at CHDCC since: December 2018

Rosemary was a nanny for six years and then decided to get her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development.  She will graduate soon!  She says she enjoys introducing children to various forms of art and encouraging them to connect with and learn about the natural world.    She also loves animals, plants, gardening, doing crafts, and reading.  

CHDCC Floating Teachers


Has been working at CHDCC since: November 1999

Nahija became an early childhood teacher because she likes children and enjoys spending time with them. She describes herself as cheerful, honest and loyal. Nahija makes learning fun by singing, dancing, and incorporating new, age appropriate activities and materials into the classroom frequently.  In her more than 18 years at CDHCC, she has found that the most satisfying part of teaching is seeing the children grow and learn.


Has been working at CHDCC since: October 2014

Jolmar's first child care experience was as a volunteer at CHDCC, after which she taught for several years. She states that she ventured out because of a wanderlust and thirst for adventure  and went to work at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center.  She stayed there for 17 years before returning to CHDCC, the place of her first child care experiences.


Has been working at CHDCC since: November 2017

Ruth is currently attending Alamance Community College to get her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always enjoyed working with children and has provided care in their homes for children of all ages for many years.  She says she's very excited to be at Chapel Hill Day Care and helping the children learn and flourish.


Has been working at CHDCC since: October 2018

Claire is currently a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill studying Human Development and Family Studies as well as Environmental Science. She has been working with children for 5 years as a swim lesson/ice skating instructor, church nursery worker, camp counselor and nanny. She loves working with children because of their unique views on the world and their constant energy and excitement! Outside of working with children and school, Claire loves being active outside and spending time with friends or family.


Has been working at CHDCC since: October 2018

Marilyn has experience with elementary through high school-aged children and has begun her studies in Early Childhood Education at Wake Tech Community College. Her hobbies are reading books, learning new things, and spending time with her family. She says she likes being at CHDCC because she loves children, you can learn many things from them, and it’s fun!  

CHDCC Afternoon Assistant