KITCHEN / ALL AGES
Mrs. Deanna - I have two beautiful girls who have been attending Happy Time for 4 1/2 years. I have a lot of patience and understanding when it comes to children and I really enjoy being around them. To see them learn something I have taught them is very rewarding. They are some of the funniest people I've ever met!
Working with infants is one of the most incredible jobs because you get to see these precious lives in their beginning stages. They grow every day, and their unique personalities begin to shine, and that is rewarding!
ONE YEAR –OLDS (TODDLERS)
My name is Lori and I am a teacher in one of the infant rooms. I have worked at Happy Time for a year. My husband Justin and I have two great kids, a 19 year old son and a 3 year old daughter that attends Happy Time's preschool program. I like spending time with my family, relaxing and swimming.
Mrs. Teresa - I have worked here at Happy Time since 2003. I have only worked in the 1 year olds because I really enjoy working with that age. They still need that loving attention and it is very rewarding to know that I am able to help them reach their goals.
My name is Lacey and I am a two year old teacher. I have been here for about four months but have come to love all of the children in my class. They hold a special place in my heart. As I am teaching them, they are teaching me too. I have four children of my own, my oldest being 17 and my youngest just turning 4. My 4 year old is in preschool at Happy Time and I see she has grown in many ways. My hobby is crocheting and relaxing with family on the weekends.
My name is Kristin and I have worked at Happy Time for one year. I have been working with children since I was 18. I went to Southwestern Illinois College for early childhood development. I enjoy teaching children and watching them grow. I have two children of my own, a 10 year old and a two year old that love coming to Happy Time.
Sophia Polach - I am currently attending Jefferson College working on my Education degree. From an early age teaching has been my passion. I know God has chosen this path for me. Working with kids always puts a smile on my face and keeps me running!
My name is Alona Davidson and I am 19 years old. I am going to Jefferson College for art and my teaching degree. I was adopted from Ukraine when I was 17. I attend Canaan Baptist Church. I have had a passion for working with children since I was 11 years old. I really enjoy working the two year olds.