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850 S. Hewitt Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
734-998-0233

Little Angels Preschool and Daycare
Little Angels Preschool and Daycare

Our Preschool and Daycare Ypsilanti Ann Arbor Staff


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Miss Diana, Owner

Miss Diana has been a part of the Little Angels family since June 2002 and became the owner in July 2016. She is a member of the ECDA and NAREA (North American Reggio Emilia Alliance). Diana received her Child Development Associate in 2005, followed by her Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Washtenaw Community College. She is interested in the forest kindergarten movement, Hike it Baby, The Gottman Institute, and just letting kids be kids. She is married and has one daughter, a son, and a dog. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, eating, and playing board games.

Her favorite quote: "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." - Ben Franklin


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Miss Jen, Director

Miss Jen has been working in the childcare field for 17 years. She has been a member of the Little Angels family since March 2004 and has been a Director since 2012. Miss Jen has her Child Development Associates (CDA) and is currently finishing up her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Washtenaw Community College.  She is also involved in the WCDA and NAEYC. Miss Jen is married and has two teenage sons. When she's not at Little Angels, she enjoys crafting, rocking her big fat orange tabby cat, and gardening.

Her favorite quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

 


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Miss Annie, Management Team

Miss Annie has been working with children in various age groups for over two decades, and at Little Angels Preschool and Daycare since November, 2008.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Toledo and is the Branch Leader of Hike it Baby Ann Arbor. She is married and has a son (and hiking partner!) named Neko and one on the way! Miss Annie believes that outdoor and nature education is imperative to the health of our children, our environment, and ourselves. She enjoys traveling, hiking, watching baseball, kayaking, paddle boarding and camping.

Her favorite quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead


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Mr. Jason, Management Team

Mr. Jason has been working at Little Angels since February, 2007. He attended Siena Heights University and currently works fulltime at Ypsilanti Community Schools as a paraeducator, working with students with severe cognitive and emotional impairments. Mr. Jason has a dog named Mya and enjoys cooking and spending time with his niece and nephew.

His favorite quote: "If you've told a child a thousand times and the child has still not learned, then it is not the child who is the slow learner." - Walter Barbee


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Miss Christina, Management Team

Miss Christina has been working at Little Angels Preschool and Daycare since October 2009.  She believes that all children should be given an equal opportunity to succeed. Miss Christina has two children and a dog and is an active member of Girls on the Run and NCCA.

Her favorite quote: "If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn."


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Miss Jaime, Preschool Program

Miss Jaime has been working at Little Angels since September 2012, but has worked in the childcare field since 2001. She has an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Washtenaw Community College. She is involved in NAEYC, NAREA, and kidsgardening.org.  Miss Jaime is married and has two beautiful daughters. When she isn't working in the Pre-K classroom, she loves playing with her kids, working on her large fish tank, and gardening - both inside and outside.

Her favorite quote: "Ever child is a different kind of flower. All together, they make this world a beautiful garden."


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Miss Marianne, Preschool Program

Miss Marianne has worked in the childcare field for 4 years and at Little Angels since May 2015. She has a Liberal Arts Associate and Child Development Certificate from Washtenaw Community College. She is involved in NAEYC and WCCAEYC. She has two dogs, Charlie and Lexi, and four fish. In her spare time, Miss Marianne enjoys taking walks, reading, listening to music, and playing with her dogs.

Her favorite quote: "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Miss Andriana, Preschool Program

Miss Andriana has been working in the childcare field for 6 years and with Little Angels since April, 2017. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Spanish from Kalamazoo College and is currently attending Eastern Michigan University for her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.

When she is not busy with working and school, she enjoys arts and crafts, dancing, photography and being outdoors.


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Miss Kim, Preschool Program

Miss Kim has been with Little Angels since March 2014, but has worked in the childcare field for 7 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Grand Valley State University. She is engaged and will be married in June of 2018. She has one dog named Cody. When she's not working, she enjoys volunteering in the nursery at 2/42 Community Church; spending time with friends, family, and fiance; and playing tennis.

Her favorite quote: "Be useful and helpful and kind to one another."


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Miss Vicki, Preschool Program

Miss Vicki has worked in the childcare field for more than 30 years and at Little Angels since May 2017. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Michigan University. Miss Vicki is a member of the NAEYC, MiAEYC, and WCAEYC. She is divorced and has 3 daughters and 1 grandson. In her spare time she enjoys music, singing, dance, drama, and theater.

Her favorite quote: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is ust to love and be loved in return."


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Miss Latashia, Preschool Program

Miss Latashia has worked in the childcare field for two years and has been a member of the Little Angels family since September, 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University. Miss Latashia has been involved with the University Christian Fellowship for the last 5 years. She doesn't have any children of her own, but she has 5 nieces and nephews.

When Miss Latashia is not working with children she enjoys kayaking, watching  Law and Order SVU, swimming, walks in the park, traveling, volunteering, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Her favorite quote: "Love finds a need and meets it."


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Miss Ashia, Preschool Program

Miss Ashia has been working for LAPD since February of 2014. In her spare time she enjoys event planning, organizing, home interior design, make-up and beauty, and fashion.

Her favorite quote: Let your smile change the world; don't let the world change your smile."


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Miss Barbara, Preschool Program

Miss Barbara has been working at Little Angels since April, 2017 and in the childcare field for 15 years. She has a CDA and an Associates in Business and is currently working on a degree in Childcare at Washtenaw Community College. Miss Barbara is married and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and golfing.


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Miss Chaley, Preschool Program

Miss Chaley has been working at Little Angels since September, 2015. She has a Bachelor's of Science from EMU and is an active participant in the Project Big Mentor Program. She enjoys shopping, Netflix, spending time with family, and research.

Her favorite quotes : "When you learn, teach, when you get, give." - Maya Angelou and "Anything is possible."


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Miss Hagar, Preschool Program

Bio Coming Soon!


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Miss Kathryn, Preschool Program

Miss Kathryn has been working at Little Angels since September of 2015 and has 12 years of experience in the childcare field. She has her CDA, Associates in Applied Sciences Child Care Professional, and Advanced Certificate in Child Care Education from Washtenaw Community College. She is a Red Wings fan and has a dog named Chelios. When she has spare time she likes to work out, garden, and hang out with friends and family.


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Miss Cierra, Preschool Program

Miss Cierra has been a member of the Little Angels family since March, 2010. She especially loves working on large motor skills with her students. Miss Cierra has two pythons, a tank of cichlids, and two hermit crabs. She enjoys working out, reading, taking care of her animals, fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Her favorite quote is: "Just keep on rolling."


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Miss Carmen, Toddler Program

Miss Carmen has been working in the childcare field for 28 years and with Little Angels since October, 2016. She has her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Michigan University. She is an active member of Kaplan and is happily married. Miss Carmen believes that as teachers, we need to love and listen to the children and then they will share everything with us. She loves to sing and cook in her spare time.

Her favorite quote: "The problem with society is that people want to be important before they want to be helpful." - Winston Churchill


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Miss Emily, Toddler Program

Miss Emily has been working in the childcare field for 8 years and at Little Angels since February 2017. She is one of six children in her family and she enjoys being a part of the Little Angels family. Miss Emily enjoys theatre, being outdoors, and spending time with her friends.

Her favorite quote comes from "The Lion King": "Ah, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."


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Miss Rebecca, Toddler Program

Bio Coming Soon!


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Mr. Rob, Toddler Program

Mr. Rob has been working at Little Angels since September of 2015, but has been working in the childcare field for 7 years. He has a CDA from Washtenaw Community College and is engaged and has 1 dog, Aphrodite. Mr. Rob enjoys landscape photography, drawing, reading, and playing his ukelele.

His favorite quote about himself: "A man of many talents, but a master of none."


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Miss Katie, Toddler Program

Miss Katie has been working in the childcare field for 3 years and has been a member of the Little Angels family since September, 2016. She attended Washtenaw Community College and is a Certified Nurse Assistant. She has been married for almost 6 years and she has 2 dogs that she treats like her children! Miss Katie enjoys reading, photography, and camping.

Her favorite quote: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."  - Abraham Lincoln


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Miss Bobbie Jane, Toddler Program

Miss Bobbie Jane has been working at Little Angels since March 2017 and is currently working on her child development degree at Washtenaw Community College. She is also an assistant wrestling coach at Discovery Middle School. She has two cats, Georgie and KeeKee and she enjoys running, wrestling, reading, and camping. Miss Bobbie Jane also believes that being enviornmentally friendly is extremely important.

Her favorite quote: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle


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Miss Melissa, Toddler Program

Miss Melissa has been working in the childcare field for 9 years and at Little Angels since June of 2015. She recently received her Bachelors of Science in Children and Families from Eastern Michigan University. She has experience in the Reggio curriculum and has 2 dogs, a pomeranian and a black lab. She enjoys arts and crafts, decorating, and organizing.

Her favorite quote: "It takes a big heart to teach little minds."


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Miss Jenny, Toddler Program

Miss Jenny has been working at Little Angels since August, 2016, and has a BBA from Eastern Michigan University. She has been married to her husband, Greg, for 19 years and has a son, Ryan, and a daughter, Kacy. She also has a golden retriever named Molly. When Miss Jenny is not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family.

Her favorite quote comes from a song, "Greatest Love of All", by George Benson (redone by Whitney Houston): "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside."


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Miss Kate, Toddler Program

Miss Kate has been working at Little Angels since January, 2017. She has been studying pre-med at Madonna University and Washtenaw Community College and will be attending medical school for obstetrics at Wayne State University. She has 4 birds and a cat. Miss Kate enjoys yoga, painting, hiking, sewing, and gardening. She loves being outdoors.

Her favorite quote: "Lonliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself." - Rupi Kaur


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Miss McKenna, Infant Program

Miss McKenna has been working at Little Angels Preschool and Daycare since July of 2010 and in the childcare field for 14 years. She has taken several childcare and early elementary education classes at Washtenaw Community College and hopes to finish her degree in the near future. She is engaged and has 2 daughters, 1 son, and a golfish named Goldie. Miss McKenna enjoys painting and walking in her spare time.

Her favorite quote: "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - Christopher Robin


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Miss Christa, Infant Program

Miss Christa has been working at Little Angels since September, 2014. She has 25 years of experience in the childcare field. She enjoys teaching because children are the future and she believes it’s great to be a part of it! In her spare time, she likes to do water aerobics, dance, and go walking.


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Miss Joanie, Infant Program

Miss Joanie has been working at Little Angels Preschool and Daycare since March of 2008 and has been working in the childcare field for 22 years.  Joanie is married with 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. She loves spending time with them! In her spare time, Miss Joanie enjoys photography, stained glass cutting, and reading. 

Her favorite quote: "To raise a child, who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you've done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own."


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Miss Nakita, Infant Program

Miss Nakita has been working in the childcare field for over 15 years and at Little Angels since March, 2017. She has degrees in Early Childhood Education, Behavior Tech, and Pharmacy Technician from various colleges and universities. She has 3 children, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. When she is not working and being with her family, Miss Nakita enjoys baking, travelig, and rescuing huskies and malamutes.

Her favorite quote: "Live life to the fullest. In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."


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Miss Sarah, Infant Program

Miss Sarah has been working at Little Angels since August, 2016, but has been working in the childcare field for 4 years. She is attending Washtenaw Community College for Environmental Science and is actively involved in local theatre. Miss Sarah has a dog, a fish, and two cats. She enjoys hiking, camping, painting, and spending time with her brother and sister.

Her favorite quote: "She looks like art."


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Miss Lee Anne, Infant Program

Miss Lee Anne has worked in the childcare field for over 5 years and at Little Angels since March 2017. She has an Associates degree in Math and Natural Science from Washtenaw Community College and is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Biology at Eastern Michigan University. Miss Lee Anne is married with 2 children, 3 dogs, and 1 cat. When she is not at Little Angels, she enjoys hiking, biking, tubing, swimming, kayaking, and anything outdoors.

Favorite quote: "Happiness is inside you."


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Miss Kendall, Infant Program

Miss Kendall has been working at Little Angels since January, 2017 and in the childcare field for 7 years. She has an Associates in Childcare and is currently going to school for social work and occupational therapy. Miss Kendall has a daughter and enjoys shopping and eating.


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Miss Janice, Infant Program

Miss Janice has worked in the childcare field for 16 years and at Little Angels since April, 2017. She has an Associates of Arts and Bachelor's degree in psychology from Rochester Community College and Winona State University in Minnesota. She is an active member of the American Legion, American Cancer Society, the Boys & Girls Club, and is a church volunteer. She loves children and says "they are the greatest blessings here on earth. Each one is so unique and beautiful!" She is divorced and has three children and 7 grandchildren. When she is not working, she enjoys antiquing, traveling, reading, fishing, music, movies, theatre, boating, and picnics.

Her favorite quote: "If you believe it, you can acheive it."


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Miss Genesis, Infant Program

Miss Genesis has been working in the childcare field for 4 years and at Little Angels since September, 2016. She is a licensed cosmotologist and has 3 dogs and one cat. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dogs.

Her favorite quote: "Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." - Coretta Scott King


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Miss Jessica, Infant Program

Miss Jessica has been working at Little Angels since March, 2017, but has been in the childcare field for 3 years. She is currently working toward getting her occupational therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University. She is an active member of the Delta Zeta Sorority and she enjoys photography in her spare time.

Her favorite quote is: "God's timing is perfect."