Michelle Brooke is the owner and director of Curious Kids. She is married to Richard Brooke and has one daughter, Abbie Pangburn. She believes that God gave her her daughter to help her find a career in education and child care. It wasn't until she was hired as an aide in Abbie's preschool that she discovered a love for teaching young children.
Michelle has a Child Development Associate and hopes to earn her National Administrators Credential in the next few years.
Michelle has worked with lower elementary children for 14 years. In those years she has dedicated herself to learning more about helping children with special needs, finding ways to make learning fun and collecting Bible lessons and other activities to help the children in her care learn and grow morally. Michelle's hobbies include gardening, reading classics, yoga and photography and being in nature.
Tracey Rodriguez Tracey has 18 years experience working with preschoolers and school aged children. She earned her para educator degree while working in the Chicago area with migrant children. Tracey has experience and training with children with Autism.
Bailey Clark Bailey is a IHCC student. She would like to become a teacher. Bailey works in all of the rooms but is usually found in the toddler room and with the school aged kids.
Kim Butler Kim was one of my first after school students when the St. Mary's After School Program started. Kim is the head of the toddler room and helps with homework after school. She is a student at IHCC, pursuing a degree in education
Samantha Micetich works in the infant room and is a student at IHCC. Sam is pursuing a child related career, either education or psychology.
Abby Hatfield works in our infant and toddler room. She is expecting a child of her own baby in January.
Maddison McCarty is a student at IHCC and is pursuing a career in education. She works primarily with the after school kids but she will be found in all rooms
Veronika Arnold is our aide to all! she will usually be found in the 3 year old classroom but loves to help out in the infant and toddler rooms also.
Shirley Bentley Shirley is the newest member of our Curious Kids family. She is an all over helper and works one on one with kids.
We are very happy to be able to offer child care that is making a difference in our young children's lives. Our families know that while their children are at Curious Kids, they are receiving the best care available with life lessons as a bonus.