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: Infant/Toddler
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 worked at CHDCC since: December 2014
Susannah, who has been teaching her whole adult life, first worked at CHDCC from 1995-1997 and returned in December of 2014. She finds that her students both challenge and inspire her and she respects each child as a unique individual with the ability to succeed in whatever he/she desires. As an early childhood educator, she enjoys getting to sing, dance, read books, do art, build with blocks, play games, pretend, and go outside every day. There is nothing she finds more rewarding than being a part of a child’s life, to share their experiences and watch them learn, grow, and develop. She feels that seeing the world through their eyes makes teaching each day an exciting, fun adventure.
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: December 2016
Latasha has been in the field of child care for over 20 years working five of those years as an administrator of a center and is currently working on her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Latasha describes herself as patient and caring. She finds teaching satisfying especially when she gets to watch children learn and grow.
chdcc primary teachers: Preschool
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: 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: September 2013
Brittney loves conversing with young children, their honesty and imagination, seeing the world through their eyes and helping them learn and discover new things.She describes herself as dedicated, organized and patient.
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 seeing the development of her students' progress. She describes herself as cordial, sociable and happy spirited!
Has been working at CHDCC since: July 2018
Shrhonda, an Oxford, NC native, attended NC Central University and earned a BS in Family Consumer Sciences, with a focus in Child Development and Family Relations, as well as a BS in Recreation Therapy. She has years of experience working with young children, as well as seniors, and is is committed to providing exceptional care and education to children. She describes herself as compassionate with a desire t help those who cannot help themselves. She says she's is a foody who enjoys spending quality time with her family, gardening, traveling, taking long walks, and shopping.
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: January 2005
Gloria describes herself as caring, creative, and patient and feels that her patience that is what makes her an asset in the classrooms. Gloria says the most satisfying aspect of teaching is to see the difference she makes in the lives of the children she teaches. Gloria makes learning fun by focusing on the children's interests and incorporating those interests into everyday activities and games.
CHDCC Afternoon Assistant
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.