Teachers at Central Early Childhood Center strive to provide creative, hands on experiences that foster independence and a love of learning. We offer low teacher to child ratios and group sizes. Teachers work with families to individualize instruction and expectations. Staff come to Central with a variety of education and experience ranging from graduate degrees in early childhood to 20 plus years working with young children. All staff are current on infant/child/adult CPR and first aid training and maintain satisfactory background screenings. All teachers engage in ongoing training and education, acquiring 12 hours annually through college coursework and/or attending early childhood workshops and seminars.
Donna Brown (Director) In July of 2008 Central hired Donna as its first full-time early childhood director. Donna has 25+ years of professional experience in the early education field including years as a classroom teacher, an early childhood specialist, and a program director in a large school district. Donna has a BA in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education along with graduate credit in Early Childhood Education and administration. She is very proud of the family atmosphere that Central offers and is looking forward to the coming school year. She hopes to see Central grow again to full capacity as a benefit of being a part of the Church of the Resurrection. Donna loves spending time with her teen-age granddaughter, Jadyn, who will be a high school Sophomore this fall. She has two adult children; Anthony (father to Jadyn) who works in management in the automotive field and AmyLee (mom to fur babies Biggie and Tutu) who works in education at the university level. She also loves her kitty, Chewy, and frequent visits from the grand doggies. Donna and her husband, David, live in the Northland where they enjoy being close to family and several lifelong friends.
Trina Taft (Assistant Director) has been at CECC since the fall of 2001. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and enjoys her role as Assistant Director. She has over 30 years of Early Childhood experience, both in the classroom and administration. Trina and her husband, Larry are Central church members and have two grown daughters, Emily who lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter, and Hannah who is currently living and working in KC. Trina enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, but mostly has enjoyed her new role as “Nana” to Vivien.