Staff

Staff

Teaching positions require a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, but many of our teachers have associate degrees or higher in early childhood education or a related field.  All staff are trained in CPR, first aid, and daily health observations, and participate in a minimum of 24 hours of professional development each year. Each class has at least one teacher certified in medication administration.

Young Creators- School Age (Virtual Learning Support for 14 children)

Ms. Yuri is pursuing her AAS in Early Childhood Education at Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2017.

Ms. Lauren has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2016. 

Ms. Debbie has an AAS in Early Childhood Education from Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2006.

Rainbow Room – Four and Five Year Olds (14 children)

Mr. Mark has a BA in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Vermont and an MS in General and Special Education from Bank Street College. He has been with the Children’s Center since 2017.

Ms. Mirna has a certificate in Early Childhood Development from Northern Virginia Community College.  She has been with the Children’s Center since 2013.

Ms. Sarah has a BA in Psychology from College of New Rochelle. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2018.

Adventure Room- Three Year Olds (9 children)

Ms. Chris has an AAS in Early Childhood Development from Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2015.

Ms. Ivania has a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2010.

Ms. Crystal is pursuing her AAS degree in Early Childhood Development at Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2019.

Young Explorers- Multi-age (9 children)

Ms. Susy has a certificate in Early Childhood Development from Northern Virginia Community College.  She has been with the Children’s Center since 2009.

Ms. Parvaneh has a BA in Educational Management and Planning from Islamic Azad University. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2017.

Discovery Room- Two Year Olds (9 children)

Ms. LaShawn has a BA in Human Development from the University of the District of Columbia. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2020.

Ms. Bernarda has a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with the Children’s Center since 1999.

Ms. Teresa has a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2007.

Part-time Floaters

Ms. Julie has a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2003.

Ms. Julia has been with the Children’s Center since 2016.

School Age After-Care Program

Ms. Gloria has a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with the Children’s Center since 1972.

Mr. Zach is pursuing a BA in Education with state licensure at Marymount University. He has been with the Children’s Center since 2016.

Office Manager

Ms. Luisa Hurtado has a Fairfax Futures training certificate. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2005.

Accountant

Ms. Elizabeth Erdahl has an MBA from Strayer University. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2016.

Development Director

Ms. Renee Boyle has a BA in Journalism from University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2010.

Assistant Director

Ms. Megan has an AAS in Early Childhood Development from Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2017.

Executive Director

Ms. Lucy Pelletier has a BIS in Early Childhood Education Administration from George Mason University. She has been with the Children’s Center since 2005.

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