Miss Candi Miss Taylor Miss Brooke
Owner Director Assistant Director
Miss Megan Lead Infant Teacher
I have just graduated from Oakland University with a degree in
Elementary Education with an endorsement in mathematics.
I have worked in childcare for 5 years with almost 3 years at KiddieKlub. I have worked closely with toddlers and infants, however, I have worked with all ages throughout my time at KiddieKlub and through my fieldwork in school-age classrooms at Oakland University. I have also coached a dance team for 7 years and have worked with students from 3 years old to 6th grade!
Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in Elementary school. As a senior in high school, I began coaching dance and absolutely fell in love with working with children. I have been at KiddieKlub since 2016 and absolutely love it here! Outside of KiddieKlub I love traveling, kayaking, going to concerts, and spending time with my friends and family!
Miss Morgan Lead Toddler 1 Teacher
I graduated from Albion College with a Bachelors degree in
English emphasis on Creative Writing and a minor in
I have worked in daycares and early childhood centers for four years and babysit children of all ages. During my time at KiddieKlub, I have gained experience in all the classrooms. I have also had several field experiences in elementary and early childhood settings while in school. I love working with children and watching them reach milestones as they grow!
I have always known I wanted to work with children. It is so rewarding, even on the crazy days. Forming relationships with them, gaining their trust, and seeing their constant growth is one of the best feelings. I have been at KiddieKlub since 2015 and love being a part of the team here! Outside of KiddieKlub, I love hanging out with my family and friends, going to concerts, and traveling!
Miss Shae Lead Toddler 2 Teacher
I am currently a junior at Oakland University. I am majoring in
Elementary Education and double minoring in Integrated Science
While in middle school and high school, I would spend my weekends babysitting children of all ages. Since I have started college, I have had many field experiences in elementary schools. I have worked at KiddieKlub since September of 2017. While at KiddieKlub I have gained experience in all classrooms and loved each one! I have always loved working with children and watching them grow!
My love for working with children stemmed at a young age. When I was younger, I was in an at-home daycare, where I would always want to help out with all of the younger children. As I grew up, I continued to work with kids. I was a tutor, and volunteered for many community events, including Kids Night Out and Kids Day at the Park! I love having fun, and am a kid at heart! Watching the kiddos grow amazes me every day! In my spare time, I love traveling, spending time with my family and friends, and watching movies!
Miss Kathryn Miss Emma
Miss Katherine Miss Amy
Toddler 1 Assistants
Miss Surbhi Miss Marissa
Toddler 2 Assistants
Miss Ashley Miss Kayla
Young Preschool Assistants
Miss Tisha Miss Taylor K
Miss Clarke Lead Young Preschool Teacher
I graduated from Central Michigan University in May 2018, with a
Bachelors of Applied Arts Degree in Child Development and
I have worked with children in so many different settings! I have babysat children since I was in High School and have previously worked in daycares before coming to KiddieKlub. I also volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where I regularly engage with pediatric patients to try and make their hospital stays as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Since I have been at KiddieKlub, I have been fortunate enough to work in almost every classroom so that has really helped me continue to gain further experience with children of various ages and developmental levels. I have learned and grown so much since coming here and have built so many wonderful relationships with a lot of the kids. I love being able to come in every day excited because of all the amazing kiddos that I get to interact with!
I absolutely love working with young children and being able to form emotional relationships with them. I love being able to see them grow both cognitively and emotionally, and it is incredibly rewarding knowing that I can help them achieve various milestones while they are enrolled at KiddieKlub. In the future, I hope to continue working with young children through becoming a Child Life Specialist! I have been with KiddieKlub since August of 2018 and started out as an Assistant Teacher in the Toddler classrooms, before excitingly becoming Lead Teacher of Young Preschool when the room opened up in late April! Being able to lead this classroom has been such a rewarding experience, and I absolutely adore all my kiddos. When I am not working, I love volunteering at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, taking yoga classes, traveling with friends & family, and spending time with my Black Lab named Winston!
Miss Monica Miss Deven
Miss Maria Miss Amber
Miss Tyessa Lead Preschool Teacher
I graduated in April of 2018 from Alma College with a bachelor’s
degree in Secondary Education and English (my two majors) and a
minor in Writing. I also obtained my State of Michigan Standard
Teaching Certificate for Secondary English in May of 2018. I am
currently working to complete early childhood courses through Childcare Education Institute to further my education and learn more about the children I teach.
I spent an entire summer in high school babysitting two children: a boy who was 4 years old and a girl who was 7 years old. I absolutely loved it and found out how fun working with children on a daily basis could be. In college, I made the decision to become a teacher, although I pursued Secondary Education rather than Early Childhood. Initially, my plan was to teach high school English classes, but with a Secondary Teaching Certificate, I could teach any grade 6-12. Throughout my education at Alma College, I spent many, many hours in middle school and high school classrooms where I gained my teaching experience planning and implementing lessons, improving on my teaching strategies, and learning how to approach students in a meaningful way to further their learning. Knowing that my hard work and commitment to my students could give them new opportunities, someone to count on, and could help them to look at the world through new eyes kept me going even on the difficult days in the classroom. I never doubted that I was meant to teach.
In January of 2019, I began working in the Pre-K classroom at KiddieKlub as an Assistant Teacher and quickly fell in love with teaching at the early childhood level. Although the age difference between Pre-K students and high schoolers is rather large, I found that many of the teaching strategies and things I had learned about creating strong relationships with your students still applied, and I soon began thriving in my Assistant Teacher position. Every day the children of the Pre-K classroom taught me something new about myself and about themselves, and they gave me the experience I needed to move into the Lead Teacher position in the Preschool classroom starting in April of 2019. I now know that it never mattered what age the students I would teach in the future were; it only mattered that I kept on teaching.
Outside of the Preschool classroom at KiddieKlub, I love reading, watching movies, and going on bike rides with my husband and our daughter. I have a Miniature Schnauzer named Greta, a cat named Hemingway, and enjoy living by the lake. I’m always looking for ways to improve my daily lessons and classroom routines and to keep growing as an educator by learning something new every day. The 3-year-olds in my classroom keep me on my toes, and I absolutely love that they do.
Miss Sam Lead PreK Teacher
I graduated from Oakland University in April 2019 with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and History.
Currently, I am pursuing my Master of Arts in Teaching for
Secondary Education with the hopes of teaching history or
government for high school. Eventually, I hope to achieve a
Masters degree in Education Policy to work in the government sector under the Department of Education. Essentially, I love school and cannot see my time in the classroom as a student ending anytime soon.
My experience in child care began at Kiddie Klub when I worked at the Crooks Rd. location for 2 years in the beginning of my undergraduate degree. Mainly, I worked in the Preschool room as an assistant teacher and I loved it! I was sad to leave but I knew I would find my way back to KK eventually. During my 2 year stint of being away, I worked as nanny for a 3 year old and two 4 year olds, I found my passion for working with children grew. I have been at the Rochester location since April and I have worked in every single classroom to gain better experience of children at all ages.
My position as Lead Teacher in the PreK classroom seemed to just fall into place as I moved into the room full-time at the beginning of the school year. As our center awaited finding a Lead in the room to takeover, I decided that I would love the position and that I just needed to know how to achieve it. I began by taking the early childhood courses online through The Care Courses School and I stepped into the role seamlessly. I can easily say that this job has kept me on my toes and has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The children are growing right before my eyes and most days, it is hard to believe that they are so young but SO smart.
Although, the future plan is working with older students my love for teaching and fostering growth is the component that allows me to work with any age. Outside of the classroom, I spend a lot of time focusing on my school work and my other job which is a Graduate Assistant at OU. The kiddos are often asking me about my days at college and if I have lots of toys at school. Beyond that, I love to read to which I have almost achieved my goal of 100 books in a year! I am extremely close with my family & friends, and often I can be found at a concert or shopping.