• Dee Dee Lawson
  • Marion Leonard
  • Victoria-OFarril
  • Carla Owens
  • Yolanda Davis, Center Director
  • Shameka Jenkins
  • Ortancis Hurley
  • Brittany Woodson
  • Cheryl Crawford
  • Lakeitrice DeLeon
  • Claudia Floyd
  • Dee Dee Lawson

    Dee Dee Lawson

    Birthday:
    June 24th

    Hometown:
    Perrine & Richmond Heights

    Places Worked:
    AGAPE Women’s Center Kids at Play

    Special Interest/Hobbies:
    Singing
    Drawing
    Dancing
    Cooking
    Reading
    and Writing

    Favorite Food:
    Chicken
    Collard Greens
    Wild Rice
    Cabbage
    Sausage
    Sour Cream Cheese Cake

    Favorite Movie:
    The Color Purple

    Favorite Book and/or Children’s Book:
    Rainbow Fish, Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do You See?

    Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
    Phenomenal Woman ( Maya Angelo)

    What I enjoy most about working with children:
    “The smiles and hugs after a job well done!”

    Special Achievements/Certificates:
    Various training courses given by the Department of Children & Families
    Child Development Associate

    Future goals:
    “To hopefully own a center for abused and/or neglected children”
  • Marion Leonard

    Marion Leonard

    Birthday:
    March 19th

    Hometown:
    Miami, FL

    Places Worked:
    Hamel School for Children
    Good Shepherd
    Notre Dame

    Special Interests/Hobbies:
    Reading
    Listening to music
    Walking / Swimming

    Favorite Food:
    Vegetables / Cheese Cake

    Favorite Color:
    Blue

    Favorite Candy:
    Milky Way/ Peppermints

    Favorite Movie:
    “Out of Africa”

    Favorite Book and/or Children’s Book:
    The Bible, “The Giving Tree”

    Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
    *Children are a gift from God.
    *Train up a child in the way he should go;
    and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
    What I enjoy most about working with children:
    “The endless possibilities of watching them grow, develop and learn”.

    Special Achievements/Certificates:
    * AA/AS Degree Early Childhood
    * National CDA
    * ECHOS=Early Childhood Hands On Science
    * Various Awards

    Future Goals:
    Continue to work in early childhood education

  • Victoria-OFarril

    Victoria-OFarril

     

  • Carla Owens

    Carla Owens

    Birthday:
    June 7th

    Hometown:
    Miami, Florida

    Places Worked:
    Children’s Learning Center Of Richmond Heights

    Special Interests/Hobbies:
    Sewing/ Home Decorating

    Favorite Food:
    All kinds of baked fish

    Favorite Color:
    Purple

    Favorite Candy:
    M & M’s

    Favorite Movie:
    “Disney’s Toy Story”

    Favorite Book and/or Children’s Book:
    “Little Bear”

    Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
    “Treat others as you want to be treated.”

    What I enjoy most about working with children:
    “To have the pleasure of seeing them learn.”

    Special Achievements/Certificates:
    Being mother of two Various training courses given by the Department of Children and Families

    Future Goals:
    “Continue in Early Childhood Education.”

  • Yolanda Davis, Center Director

    Yolanda Davis, Center Director

    Birthday:
    March 3rd

    Hometown:
    Miami, Florida

    Places Worked:
    JoAnne Lee Academy
    Small People (Valdosta, GA)

    Special Interests/Hobbies:
    Writing poems and Short Readings
    Making Flower Baskets and Bouquets

    Favorite Food:
    Oxtail over Yellow Rice

    Favorite Color:
    Light Lime Green and Light Peach

    Favorite Movie:
    “The Purple Color” and “Soul Food”

    Favorite Book and/or Children’s Book:
    “Little Bear”

    Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
    “We will pray about it and leave it in God’s hands.”

    What I enjoy most about working with children:
    “The joy in their eyes when you tell them ‘you did it’!

    Special Achievements/Certificates:
    Various training courses given by the Department of Children and Families
    Achieving a Child Development Associate
    Teacher Appreciation Award
    Employee of the Year Award

    Future Goals:
    “Achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.”

  • Shameka Jenkins

    Shameka Jenkins

    Birthday:
    September 23

    Hometown:
    Miami

    Places Worked:
    World Literacy Crusade of Fl/Girl Power
    Excel Kids Academy
    Kid’s Choice, Inc
    YMCA of Greater Miami

    Special Interest:
    Designing Head wraps
    Fashion
    Makeup
    Watching Investigation Discovery and A&E

    Favorite Food:
    Sushi
    Seafood

    Favorite Candy:
    Boston Baked Beans

    Favorite Color:
    Red, Yellow and Black

    Favorite Movie:
    Love Jones

    Favorite Children’s Books:
    Dr Seuss, Oh The Places you’ll go

    What I enjoy most about working with children:
    Seeing the changes in their social-emotional, language and physical development.

    Favorite saying:
    Respect is Earned not Given

    Special Achievements/ Certifications
    Florida Child Care Directors Credential- Advanced Level
    Bachelor Degree in Recreation Management
    Masters Degree in Recreational Therapy
    Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

    Future Goals:
    EdS or EdD in Educational Leadership

  • Ortancis Hurley

    Ortancis Hurley

     

  • Brittany Woodson

    Brittany Woodson

  • Cheryl Crawford

    Cheryl Crawford

  • Lakeitrice DeLeon

    Lakeitrice DeLeon

  • Claudia Floyd

    Claudia Floyd