Teachers/Staff

Teachers/Staff
DIRECTOR: Jacinta Peake

Jacinta Peake has been with CCCDC since 2007.  She has her Elementary Education degree from the Eastern Kentucky University and taught in the public school system prior to settling in here at CCCCC.  She completed her CDA in Preschool in Feb. 2018. Jacinta began as an Assistant teacher in Preschool, soon taking over the role as lead teacher in Preschool and later moved into our Pre-K2 classroom to prepare our 4-5 year olds for KG.  Jacinta was the Program Manager for 3 years before taking over as director in July 2018 after our previous director retired after 30 years.  Jacinta has older twins and a toddler, which currently attends CCCDC.  She is a working mother and very much understands the challenges of working families.

Assistant Director : Rhonda Haney

Rhonda Haney has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. What began as babysitting on weekends during high school turned into a desire to educate children and give them a fun and nurturing head start for life. She has worked with CCCDC since August of 2017 starting as lead teacher in our Busy Bees classroom. Rhonda has worked alongside district managers and directors to help establish schools that utilize curriculum and guidance techniques to facilitate the development of children. She also enjoys continuing education classes and tra through Morehead State University. Rhonda has a son in elementary school and, like many of our teachers, values the connections made with the families and children we serve.

TEACHING STAFF

All staff working with your child are trained, caring professionals. The staff is currently certified in C.P.R. and First Aid.  All staff must pass a police records check and abuse/neglect registry check prior to employment.

Mattie Graves, Infants, Mattie is a Lexington native and has been working at Central Christian since 2000. Mattie holds a Commonwealth Child Care Credential. Mattie is a proud mother of 4 and a grandmother. “I love working with the babies from 6 weeks to 15 months of age”!

Erika , Infants, Erika has a masters degree in cosmetology but her passion is for children. She has been with the center since 2001 and also worked as site director for the after school program (ESP) at Booker T. Washington Elementary in 2007. Erika is a mother of one. “I believe working with children is a calling and requires patience and the love of a mother. It is such a blessing to work with the children at Central Christian”.

Gabi Williams, Infants, Gabi is a University of Kentucky graduate with a major in psychology. She has been with our school since May of 2017. Gabi’s love for children and ability to connect with parents makes her an incredible addition to our school.

Michele Carter, Crawlers, Michele has been with CCCDC since 2008.  Michele has her Child Development Associates specializing in infant/toddlers.  She has worked in the infant room for most of her time at CCCDC but recently became the lead teacher in our Crawler room.  She along with Ms. Deonne make the Crawlers room a special place to learn, play, and grow!

McKenna Bartko, Tiny Tots, McKenna is a morning teacher in our Tiny Tots classroom and is a wonderful addition to that room. McKenna is also the Director for Mentor and Meals, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring to middle school students. McKenna also has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Community Support Services.

Kerri Sapp, Pre K-1, Kerri has been with CCCDC since August 2015.  Kerri was previously a lead teacher in our preschool classroom and co-lead in Busy Bees before moving to Pre K-1. She has her Child Development Associates specializing in infant/toddler and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Kerri is married with four children.

Kym Hatley, Busy Bees,

Kayla Boyd, Infants, Kayla joined the Central Christian family in August 2017 as assistant teacher in our Busy Bees classroom. Kayla holds as Associates in Business Administration.  She is currently working on a CDA in infant/toddler from Morehead State University.  Kayla is also a mother and loves working with our infants!

Rebecca Goosey, Preschool, Rebecca came to CCCDC in July 2015 as an Assistant teacher in Busy Bees.  Rebecca spent her first year learning about two year old children and their needs.  She later moved into the lead teaching position in Preschool with our three year old group. She is still co-teaching in our preschool room and also working as an administrative assistant to our directors.

Dominique Brack, Junior Tots, After graduating from Bryan Station High School, Ms. “Dom” pursued early childhood education at Sullivan University. Her long term goal is to open her own childcare center some day. Ms. Dom loves to dance and hang out with her family at home.

Madeline Greathouse, Junior Tots, Ms. Maddie is the assistant teacher in our Junior Tots classroom. She graduated from Bourbon County High School in 2018 and is enrolled in college courses to become a pediatric dental hygienist.

Emily Castle, Pre-K2, Emily has been at CCCDC since August 2010.  Emily is a gifted artist as well as teacher, and she uses her creativity in the classroom as well as helping out other teachers with their projects.  Emily holds both a Preschool CDA and a CDA specializing in infants/toddlers. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood from Eastern Kentucky University.

Mary Price, Pre-K 1, Mary is a mother to 3 boys and has been working at CCCDC since 2013 in the Pre-K 1 classroom. Mary has a great love for the pre-kindergarten age and enjoys being part of their early learning experience.

Emily Williams, Pre-K 2 Emily joined the CCCDC family in 2016 in the Pre-K 2 classroom.  She is currently working on her preschool CDA through Morehead University.  Before coming to CCCDC, Emily worked in Human Resources with various companies.  She has an associate degree in Business from Sullivan University.  Emily loves working with the children in Pre-K 2 and they love learning with her.

Shay Wright-Fields, Pre-K 2,  Shay began teaching in our Busy Bees classroom at CCCDC in May 2015.  In June 2016, Shay moved from Busy Bees to take a lead teaching position in our Preschool classroom. She is currently our Pre-K 2 lead teacher and is excited to prepare their young minds and get them ready for Kindergarten! Shay has her Associates in Art and is currently working on a Bachelors degree in Child Psychology.  Shay is a devoted and loving mother of two children and brings a fun energy to our school.

Trey Gifford, Pre-K 2, Trey began working as a floater in our Pre-K classrooms in 2017 and currently works between our Preschool, Pre-K1 and Pre-K2 rooms. The older children love Trey and are drawn to his funny and charismatic personality, making him a great fit for our school and our team of teachers.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CCCDC’s board of directors consists of Central Christian Church members and parent representatives. They oversee the entire program and are ultimately responsible for the center.
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