Our Approach

Our approach is extremely family oriented with an emphasis on parent partnership. Whether we are setting up the table, washing our hands, or pulling out a chair, we move as a family.

Our team is strong and fluent. Most of our staff has been working together since day one. Team work makes the dream work. 

Our Teachers

Barbara Ortega

Infant Room

About Me

As the Infant Room teacher, Barbara really knows how to nurture our littlest ones. Helping children take their first steps and learn their first words is something Barbara does on a regular basis. With kids of her own attending PlaySmart, she is able to help shape the community all while her children are able to engage in an enriched day.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Sarah Marie Pedersen

Preschool / Cooking Club

About Me

Not only does Sarah Marie teach our three-year olds, she also loves being a part of our EatSmart Enrichment Program as the Cooking Club instructor. Making healthy snacks while educating is what she thrives at.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Jessica Cremona

Waddlers

About Me

As a waddlers teacher, Jessica’s focus is geared towards 1-year olds. The average work day for Jessica involves teaching the fundamentals.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Paola Gomez

Assistant Director

About Me

After her morning cup of espresso, Paola takes on her fast-paced job as Assistant Director. Her responsibilities include making sure the staff and center are running smoothly. Paola does a great job and credits her successes to her morning espresso.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Jeanette Cornelius

VPK Director

About Me

Jeanette ensures that the entire VPK (Voluntary Pre-K) Program is ready for the next step in their educational paths. She is a big contributor to our prestigious kindergarten readiness rates.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Ryanne Davis

Infant Room

About Me

Being in our infant room requires a certain sense of tranquility and love, which is why we brought Ryanne onto our team. She does an excellent job nurturing our infants and is fluent in baby lingo.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Kimberly Mitchell

Waddlers

About Me

Kimberly is a member of the teaching staff for our one-year olds. She maintains a specific level of sweetness when partnering with everyone here at PlaySmart. She guides the one-year olds in the right direction for future success.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Ebone Campbell

Cook

About Me

Ebone brings a lot to the table…LITERALLY! She is one of our in-house cooks here at PlaySmart. She loves implementing the EatSmart menu and strives daily to give our students the knowledge needed to live a long and healthy life.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Rosalee Ramos

Toddlers

About Me

Being with our toddlers is a lot of responsibility. Rosalee handles the job with ease. Being a teacher is her passion and our 2-year olds show their appreciation daily. She’s a stickler on hand washing (No dirty hands at lunch time!).

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Dolly Sears

Preschool

About Me

Dolly is such a doll when it comes to our 3-year olds. She treats each day with love and grace as she laughs and shares memorable moments with our students.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Chyanne Stern

VPK

About Me

Chyanne is one of our trusted VPK teachers! She has endless patience and alertness when it comes to her duties here at PlaySmart. You may find her in the midst of a giant group hug when you visit.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Selena Carnohan

Toddlers

About Me

Selena, one of our toddler teachers, is heading into her final year of high school. With all the running around that she does, her young age works to her advantage. She is filled with energy and gives your child joyful smile throughout the day.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Maby Caraballo

Infant Room

About Me

Maby is a jack-of-all-trades. She is a floating teacher that fills in where her skill set is most needed. She is very caring and attentive, making her extremely versatile.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Sandra Herrera

Toddlers

About Me

As the two-year old teacher, she’ll get your toddler on the right track. She is a very caring teacher whose main points are to get the two-year-olds to learn through love and language.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Jenny Childers

VPK / School-Age Teacher

About Me

Not only does Jenny teach some of our older children here at PlaySmart, she is also the field trip coordinator. She reaches out to our partners in the community to coordinate interactive learning off of the PlaySmart Learning Center campus. If you see a PlaySmart van driving around, chances are its Jenny and her kids connecting and impacting the community.

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed

Jessica Nater

Owner

About Me

Jessica was simply born to take care of kids. She has been in the child care industry since graduating from Florida State University where she received her degree in Child Development. Jessica’s skills are versatile, allowing her to efficiently man all positions at PlaySmart Learning Center, even when coffee supplies are scarce

My Resume

Children Comforted
Manners Taught
Hugs Given
Smiles Made
Hands Washed