It takes a special person to work with children, and at Prep & Play Child Care we have strict requirements for those interested in joining our team.
All Prep & Play Child Care teachers and caregivers are trained and certified in early childhood development, and are constantly taking continuing education courses related to the field. All of our teachers are CPR and first aid certified, and are required to keep their credentials current.
Mrs. Tammi Tippett is the owner of Prep & Play Child Care. Mrs. Tammi was employed in our childcare facility for thirteen years before being offered the opportunity to become the owner in 2008. Her vision has been the driving force behind the center for years, and her creativity and knowledge has helped us remain a leader in Hollywood. In addition to owning Prep & Play, Ms. Tammi teaches a classroom of nine 3 1/2 to 4 year old children, and strives to ready them for their entrance into kindergarten.
Mrs. Niki Bean is the Program Director of our facility. Mrs. Niki has completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Towson University, as well as several courses in Early Childhood Education. Niki has been with Prep & Play for 5 years. Niki previously worked as a Mental Health Counselor at St. Mary's Hospital Behavioral Health Unit. Although she doesn't manage a classroom, Niki can be found working with children throughout the center, as well as conducting tours for potential students and parents.
Ms. Melissa Nevitt is our 2 year old teacher. Ms. Melissa has been with Prep & Play for 5 years, and truly enjoys working with our youngest group of children. She manages a classroom of 5 energetic 2 year olds and helps to set a solid foundation of curiosity and love for education that we hope will stay with children for years to come.
Ms. Ashley Springer & Ms. Nicole Higgins work with our 2 1/2 and young three year olds. Ashley and Nicole teach a group of nine children and strive to create fun and challenging lessons for children to work with each week. They also aide in tackling important skills such as potty training for those children who are ready. Ms. Ashley has been at Prep & Play Preschool for over 3 years.
Ms. Yolanda Sollers & Ms. Caitlin Chapman work with our three year old groups. Ms. Yolanda manages the 3 1/2 year old classroom and has been with Prep & Play for 8 years, while Ms. Caitlin works with our younger three year olds. Both teachers work with up to 10 children in their classroom, and work with skills such as handwriting, cutting and pasting, and identifying and writing all of the letters of the alphabet.
Mrs. Fay Wallace & Mrs. Cathy Russell work with our 3 1/2 to 4 year old children. They manage a classroom of fifteen children together, and further expand on the skills needed for children as they enter into formal education. Mrs. Fay is our veteran teacher here at Prep & Play, and has been dedicating herself to Early Childhood education for over 18 years.
Mrs. Debbie Johnson & Ms. Justine Morgan work with our 4 and 5 year olds. These children are preparing for entrance into kindergarten. While working on their handwriting, shapes, letters, numbers and colors, Mrs. Debbie and Ms. Justine also use phonics to help children develop their pre-reading skills. Mrs. Debbie has been with Prep & Play for over 9 years.
Prep & Play Child Care is also supported by a group of aides that are always at the service of a teacher when extra help is needed.