Our Family

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As an educator and a mother, myself, I am aware how much every parent wants the caring, loving, and nurturing environment for their children, especially when it comes to leaving their babies at a childcare facility.  I have worked in the public education system since 2004. I attended Mississippi State University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education. I attended William Carey University where I earned a Master's endorsement in School Psychometry.  I also earned an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from NorthCentral University.  I have 10 years experience as a school counselor where I worked with kiddos from PreK to 8th grade.  I addressed each individual's academic, personal/social and career readiness goals and/or concerns.  I also worked as a school psychometrist for 5 years, where I evaluated kiddos turning 3 up through high school for gifted and/or special education services.  I realize the world of childcare and education is constantly evolving, so I am always attempting to learn something new to better myself and ultimately to provide better education services to the children in my care.

Owner/Director

June Caldwell, Ed.S.

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I am a Mississippi State Bulldog graduate where I pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.  So you are asking yourself, "Why a Daycare?"  While pursuing my degree, I thought working at daycare would be something fulfilling & fun I could do.  I worked there for three years and fell in love with all of the kids. So much so, that I have 5 of my own.  It's kind of easy to light up the kids faces because I am nothing but a 6'2" kid.  I look forward to welcoming your family to ours!

CFO

Dontrae Caldwell

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I have been working with children for over thirty-three years.  I’m married and we have three beautiful daughters and a three-year-old granddaughter.  Before Kiddie University, I had my own child care center in my home.  I have worked with children of varies ages, ranging from 6 weeks to 17.  I’ve also worked with children with special needs and various levels of learning disabilities.  I went to Mott Community College in Flint Michigan for Early Childhood Education.  I plan on furthering my education in the childcare field.  I love working with children, watching them grow and blossom into successful young leaders.  In my spare time, I spend time with my family.   We love to shop, travel, and watch my youngest daughter compete in dance.

Assistant Director

Charlene Lightfoot

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Staff Support

Jackie Camper, M.S.

I am a widower, a mother of two adult children, five grandchildren and a great grand mother.  I have two Associates Degrees, one in Early Childhood Education/CDA and the other in Social Work. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Spring Arbor University in Management Human Resources and a Masters's Degree in  Family Consumers and Science from  Western Michigan.  I am also a Certified Family Life Educator CFLE.  I have over twenty years experience working with "Little People." I started working in the late 70's while in college at a daycare.  I worked for General Motors for 30+ years with 17 of those years as the Work/Family Childcare and Resource Coordinator. I also served on the board of UAW-GM Childcare Center. After retirement we relocated to Arkansas where   worked as an Assistant Teacher at Partee Preschool in Brinkley,Arkansas for three years before relocated to Conway, Arkansas to  work at Sallie Cone Preschool as a Floater/Adviser for seven years. Before joining Kiddie U,  I subbed for Mrs. Char's Playhouse Home Care. I love reading, shopping, meeting new people and being with my family. 

"Happiness is the sound of young children's laughter."

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Staff Support

Adrienne Hendricks, M.S.

I grew up in Michigan, but have lived in Cleveland since going to Lee University in 2006. I also grew up visiting family nearby in Tennessee and North Carolina. This area has always been my second home. I am a wife to my wonderful husband for almost 11 years and a mom to our amazing little boy who turns 4 this summer!  I've been a school counselor for the past 8 years, and I also majored in elementary education. During college, I worked as a childcare teacher for infants up to school age! I currently am the department head of the baby and toddler nurseries at my church. I love kids!! Caring for and teaching them has been my God-given passion since I was young! I am excited to start this new journey working with Kiddie U! I can't wait to show love to your kids like they were my own and help them grow and develop physically, mentally, and emotionally! 

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PreK Lead Teacher/The Leaders

Sandee Kidd, M.Ed.

I began my teaching career in Cleveland after graduating from Lee University where I earned my bachelors degree in Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education. Afterwards I moved to Oklahoma to pursue my Master's degree in Elementary and Special Education. Later, I took a teaching position in North Carolina where I taught for 26 years. While in NC, I adopted two beautiful girls in 2005 and 2007. Makayla and Molly are now 13 and 15 and the light of my life. We moved back to Cleveland in 2017 to help with my elderly mother. Last year I taught Pre-K and decided this is what I want to do at this time in my life. As a teacher, I strive to help little ones develop confidence, values and I hope to inspire creativity. Children teach me every day to keep my mind and heart open to all I am continuing to learn. I will never give them anything less than my best as I challenge them to be all the can be.

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PreK Assistant Teacher/The Leaders

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Lead Teacher/The Researchers

Rochelle Sweet

I grew up in California and attended The College of the Sequoias where I studied Early Childhood Education. I have 9 years of childcare experience but I am also a wife and mother to two amazing boys! I enjoy art, books, and spending time with my family. My goals are to continue my education at Cleveland State. I’m very excited and thankful to be a part of the Kiddie University family!  I am committed to providing a safe, fun, loving environment to help the children in our center grow and learn.

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Assistant Teacher/The Researchers

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I can not wait to meet you and your wonderful children! I was born and raised here in beautiful Cleveland, Tennessee. I’m currently engaged to be married to the man of my dreams in October. I absolutely love teaching and working with children! One of the many things I remember when I was a child was how much I loved school, my teachers, and learning. It is one of the many things that brought me to major in Early Childhood Education as I pursue my bachelor's degree. My main goal as your child’s teacher is to make sure they are happy, safe, excited to learn, and ask questions about the world around us. We are going to have so much fun being the Innovators God calls each of us to be!

Lead Teacher/The Innovators

Kayla Lewis

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Assistant Teacher /The Innovators

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Lead Teacher/The Discoverers

Ms. Daniell

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Assistant Teacher/The Discoverers

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Lead Teacher/ The Imagineers

Sallie Collins

I'm currently pursuing a bachelors degree in elementary education. I'm engaged to the love of my life. I've lived in Cleveland all of my life and have always had a passion for working with children. I feel like this is what God has called me to do and I can't wait to work with you little ones!"

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Assistant Teacher/The Imagineers

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Lead Teacher /The Creators

Ms. Karen

I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where I earned my bachelor's degree Psychology. I have worked with children in a various capacities over 10 years. I have two children of my own and I look forward to meeting all the new children and parents of Kiddie U.

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Lead Teacher/ The Explorers

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 Lead Teacher/The Dreamers

I am so excited to be a part of Kiddie U and I can't wait to meet everyone. I am a married mother of 3 great kids. A daughter 21 graduating in June with her Master's in animation, a son 18 aspiring to be a welder when he graduates from Bradley High next year, and a son, 13. I've been married to my husband for over 5 years. He is a wonderful husband and father and I love him dearly. I have been working with children since I was in high school. This includes everything from babysitting to child care and even home school. I am currently the Sunday school teacher for our little ones at church and the Wednesday night teacher for the older kids. I believe God has given me a love of infants and children and a passion to teach them. 

Ms. Shauna 

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Infant/Toddler Floater

I recently graduated from Cleveland High School in May of 2019. I plan to attend Cleveland State Community College on a basketball scholarship. I am studying to earn my Associates degree in Pre-Physical Therapy. My plan is to sign a dual intent agreement with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to obtain my Bachelors in Exercise Science. Afterwards, I plan to acquire my Doctorate in Pediatric Physical Therapy. I've been working with children since I was a freshman in high school. This includes experience in the nursery at Tennova Hospital, babysitting, and coaching youth basketball and soccer teams. My goal at Kiddie U is to establish and maintain an environment that is value driven resulting in well-rounded individuals who pursue excellence presently and throughout life.

Kaitlyn Goodman

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Preschool Floater

I am from a small town in Georgia. I am currently studying psychology with a minor in social work at Lee University. I plan on making a career in the area of social work in order to help kids that do not get the love and support they need. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.

Macy Burton

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Kitchen Manager

Staff bio coming soon!

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