Reaching for the Stars!
Selecting caring and qualified staff is important to us. We carefully interview each potential teacher, check their references and conduct a background study. All of our staff are experienced with children and genuinely love to work with them. We work together as a team, and all of our staff are "cross-trained" to be knowledgeable and comfortable with all age groups. Because our goal is to maintain a warm, home-like environment, the children have the opportunity to get to know all of the teachers and relationships are cultivated and nurtured throughout the child's attendance at All Stars Montessori. Our staff is versatile and flexible and always ready to adjust with us as we grow and hire new staff. We know that what makes a successful school and happy, well-adjusted children are happy teachers who enjoy coming to school each day to educate and care for your children.
As always, we meet and in most cases exceed the State of Minnesota’s requirements for staffing. We are also proud to offer many regular training opportunities for our staff including such things as: classes to obtain certification in Early Childhood or Montessori; CPR training; First Aid training; Epi-Pen training; various child development training opportunities; Montessori training and mentoring; regular training on state requirements for child care providers; and much more! Regular annual re-training is provided for all staff on: Shaken Baby Syndrome, Bloodborne Pathogens, Mandated Reporting and policy & licensing review.
Please take a moment to meet our staff:
Ms. Denise (one of the owners)started All Stars in August of 2007 after operating an in-home Montessori childcare with Ms.Tracy for four years. She has her certificate in both Early Childhood as well as Montessori and is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First Aid. She has years of experience in child care and in the medical field (which is invaluable as a teacher). Denise loves being able to be a part of the day-to-day environment at All Stars and to get to know each and every one of the kids and moms and dads.
Ms. Ashleyjoined All Stars in 2012 after working for seven years in child care (many of those with babies). She has obtained certification in Nursing Assistance and Early Childhood Education and she is currently attending school for radiology. She is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First Aid. Ashley loves to know she’s making a difference in children’s lives and loves to provide “hands-on” learning opportunities through arts & crafts and sensorial activities.
Ms. Debbie joined All Stars in 2013. She has worked in charter schools (office) for a long time and loves being able to be on the "other side" of the desk! Debbie is SIDS/SBS and CPR certified. She absolutely loves being able to nurture the babies and help them grow. Ms. Debbie has 5 children of her own and recently became a grandma.
Ms. Brittany joined All Stars in 2014. Brittany has 3 young kids of her own and loves working in the infant room. She loves being able to watch them grow and teach them new things. She is SIDS/SBS trained.
Ms. Christinajoined All Stars in 2012 and has a lot of experience with children such as childcare, student teaching and tutoring. She has an Elementary Ed Diploma from St. Cloud State. She is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First Aid. She loves to act silly and have fun with the children, she also has a passion for teaching them new things.
Ms. Brijoined All Stars in 2014. We are so excited to welcome back Ms. Bri to our team. She worked with the toddlers a few years ago as a highschooler and then took some time off to attend school, get married and have a little girl. Now with education under her belt and a daughter that's ready for preschool, she is excited to begin her career with All Stars! She has always had a special heart for toddlers, and we are super excited to welcome her into the toddler program. Bri loves watching the children grow and learn from a young age.
Ms. Amanda joined All Stars in 2014. Amanda is currently persuing her education in Early Childhood at Metro State. She is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First aid. Amanda has taught at Gymnastic camps, and has observed and volunteered at various Child Care facilities.
Ms. Heather joined All Stars in 2015. She worked for us for nearly 5 years and now we are so happy to have her back as a part of our Toddler team! Heather is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First Aid. Heather loves teaching and shaping the lives of children and prepping those toddlers for preschool!
Ms. Tracy (one of the owners)started All Stars in August of 2007 after operating an in-home Montessori childcare with Ms. Denise for four years. She received her Montessori training at St. Catherine’s and has 20 years of experience teaching Montessori preschool. She is trained in CPR and First Aid. Tracy believes wholeheartedly in the Montessori approach to education and the opportunities it gives to each individual child to learn.
Ms. Katejoined our All Stars team in 2015, we are so happy to have her back! Ms. Kate worked at All Stars for over 4 years before taking a break to finish school and raise her three daughters. Ms. Kate loves teaching and has a passion for Montessori and the kids she teaches. She is CPR and First Aide certified.
Ms. Lynnseyjoined All Stars in 2011. She has her Child Development Associate credential and has years of experience working with children. She is trained in CPR and First Aid. Lynnsey believes she is in the most rewarding career, being able to teach children skills that will help them be successful throughout their life.
Ms. Kim joined All Stars in 2011. She has her Child Development Associate credential as well as over 20 years of experience teaching preschoolers. She is trained in CPR and First Aid. Kim is pleased to be part of creating an environment that is safe, positive & nurturing for children during the important early years.
Ms. Tiffany joined All Stars in 2012 to greet kids and parents as they come in every day. She is a busy mom of three young kids and loves the opportunity to nurture and care for the preschoolers each morning. She is kind and compassionate and the children love her.
Ms. Meagan joined All Stars in 2013 and has worked with kids for over 12 years in various settings such as childcare, babysitting and caring for her young son. Meagan has her certificate in Early Childhood and is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First aid. She loves the fact that children can instantly brighten your day. She loves watching them learn and grow and knowing she is making an impact in their lives.
Ms. Haley joined All Stars in 2015 as a sub and moved into a full time position as our preschool program grew. She is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First Aid. She loves doing creative learning with the kids and spending time with her young daughter.
The rest of our staff –
Ms. Collettejoined All Stars in 2010 and has had the opportunity to care for and nurture children in all of the age groups. She has years of experience as a mom and a grandma and is loving and caring with all the children. She is trained in SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Collette never fails to bring a smile to the children’s faces
Ms. Becca (Office Manager) joined All Stars in 2012 and comes with a lot of administrative experience and has even subbed for All Stars in the past. Besides keeping busy with “administrative” duties, Becca helps out in classrooms whenever she’s needed. She is trained in SIDS/SBS and CPR. Becca loves the fact that she can help keep the school running smoothly in the office and impact the lives of the children!
Ms. Alicia joined All Stars in 2012. She has spent six years pouring her love into a young boy that she’s been nannying since he was a baby. She has taken various classes in child development and child psychology. She is trained in SIDS/SBS, CPR and First Aid. Alicia loves how much fun children are – and always enjoys the observations they make and the things they say.
Ms. Ali joined All Stars in 2014. She is a long time parent of All Stars and is now going to be helping us out on Monday's! She comes with over 10 years experience with children, which include babysitting and raising her son. Ali loves watching children grow and learn!
Ms. Kelley joined All Stars in 2015. Ms. Kelley has her Montessori Education from St. Catherine's College and has experience teaching Montessori in the Toddler and Preschool ages. Ms. Kelley loves working and teaching children because she loves to see their faces when they learn something new! She is trained in SIDS/SBS and CPR
Ms. Sami joined All Stars in 2015. She is a senior at Farmington High school. She has a lot of babysitting experience and loves watching the children interact with each other and loves watching them grow! She is trained in SIDS/SBS and CPR.
Ms. Nallely joined All Stars in 2015. She is a recent graduate from Eastview High School. She came highly recommended by her child development teacher. She has done lots of babysitting and loves watching the kids smile and play, she is trained in SIDS/SBS and CPR.
Ms. Rosella joined All Stars in 2016. She is a Senior at Eagan High School. She came highly recommended by her aunt, Ms. Lynnsey! She has done lots of babysitting and loves interacting with the kids and watching them play and learn.
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