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 has earned her National Administrators Credential in July of 2019.
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.
.Dear Parents and Students,
Hi! My name is Marcie Harryman and I will be assisting Michelle Brooke and the rest of the staff at Curious Kids this year. I have been in the classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays sharing a Bible story. Along with hiding God's word in your children's hearts I will be assisting in teaching the transitional three year olds turning four in preparing them for Kindergarten.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. My phone number is 641-216-3374 or my email is email@example.com
. I will often communicate with you via text message throughout the school year. I am excited to get the opportunity to learn and grow with you this year.
I am from Centerville Ia, born and raised. I graduated elementary education from Graceland and Central College. Preschool aged children is my favorite age. It is so exciting to help advance in these early skills of learning.
I am anxious to learn more about each and everyone of you.
Have a blessed year !!
Hi! My name is Angie Foster. I am excited to assist Michelle in the preschool room this school year! I grew up/graduated in Centerville and have recently moved back from North Liberty, IA after raising my 2 children.
I will do my best to communicate with you on a regular basis and you are always welcome to contact me either by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by text at 319-383-4887.
I look forward to meeting you and helping your your child learn and grow
Samantha Micetich works in the infant room and is a student at Buena Vista University to earn a bachelors degree in human services and psychology. She has already earned an AA, AAS, (early childhood associate degree, early childhood technician and early childhood associate).
Dani VanSant works in the baby room. She is one of our newest team members and we are so happy to have her.
Maddison McCarty is a student at IHCC and is pursuing a career in education or DHS. Maddi will be found in all rooms but especially loves working with the babies.
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.
Lacie Ocker has a CNA certificate and some college for phycology and nursing. She is very compassion and can be seen helping out in all rooms.
Kimie Butler Kimie has been with Curious Kids 4 years and is the teacher of the toddler room. She is fun loving and loves the little ones to pieces!
Lanie Signs works in the 3 and 4 year old rooms and is about to have her 3rd baby!
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.