Teachers/Staff

Teachers/Staff
DIRECTOR: Jacinta Peake

Jacinta Peake has been with CCCCC 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.

PROGRAM MANAGER: 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 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 is currently enrolled in a CDA practicum course 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.

 

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 has 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”.

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. Joy make the Crawler room a special place to learn, play, and grow!

McKenna Bartko, Tiny Tots, This is McKenna’s first year at Central Christian. She currently works as lead teacher in our Tiny Tots classroom and is a wonderful new addition to that room. McKenna is also the Assistant 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, Jr. Tots, Kerri has been with CCCDC since August 2015.  Kerri has worked in our Busy Bee classroom and was the lead teacher in our Preschool classroom before becoming the lead teacher is Jr Tots. 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.

Rhonda Haney, Busy Bees, Rhonda came to CCCDC in August 2017 as the lead teacher in Busy Bees.  Even though this is Rhonda’s first year with the center, she has been in childcare for 18 years.  Rhonda is CPR and first aide certified, has her Commonwealth Childcare Credential, Preschool CDA and is pursuing her infant/toddler CDA.

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

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 olds and their needs.  She quickly moved into the lead teaching position in Busy Bees as our Busy Bees teacher moved over to Preschool to take on the teaching role with our 3 year olds.  She currently works in our Preschool classroom preparing our 3 year olds for Pre-K 1.

Emily Castle, Pre-K1, 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.  Emily has taught in Busy Bees, Preschool, Pre-K2 and is now taking on the role of Pre-K1 teacher.

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.

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 working 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 teacher and is excited to prepare these 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 mother of 2 children, understanding the needs of working mothers.

 

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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