Our Staff

 

LaVenre/Ms. Robbie
Owner/Operator                                                

LaVenre, most commonly known to the children as Ms. Robbie, began her career teaching children at her In-Home Childcare.  She began to outgrow her home so she decided to open Kidz Paradise.  When she opened the center, there were six students on roster in May of 2012.  Kidz Paradise now has over 75 students enrolled in the program.  Ms. Robbie is very active in the daily on goings of the center.  She loves to be in the classroom and spending time with the children.  You may see Ms. Robbie around the building throughout the day as she loves to visit with them and talk to them.  

                                       Ms. Jennifer 
                                     Center Director

Jennifer has worked in the childcare field for nearly 20 years.  She has her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Harrisburg Area Community College and has her Director Credential through Clarion University.  Jennifer is currently enrolled at Drexel University for her Bachelor Degree is Elementary Education.  She is an active alumni member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and sits on the Alumni Executive Board for the Middle States Region.  Jennifer has two daughters and a step daughter whom she spends much of her free time with.  She is also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and attends games with friends and family each season.  Her passion for children and our families shines through in her work here at Kidz Paradise.  Jennifer has been with Kidz Paradise since July 2013.                            


Ms. E
lisabeth 
Young Infant Teacher                                        

Elisabeth graduated from Reading Area Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2014 and is now working toward her Bachelor Degree in Education.  Ms. Elisabeth has almost 5 years of experience working in childcare. She has volunteered working with the youth in her church and participated in leadership programs at RACC.  She is very patient and kind, the perfect temperament for working in our infant classroom.  Ms. Elisabeth keeps all our infant parents in the loop about what is going on with their children while in our care.  Elisabeth has been with Kidz Paradise since November 2014.

                                                                                                        

                                                        Ms. Erica 
                                                 Older Infant Teacher   

Erica has her Associate’s degree from Reading Area Community College and has over 10 years of experience working in childcare.  She has studied sign language and uses it while helping our infants and toddlers to communicate in and out of the classroom.  She has worked with all ages of children but greatly enjoys working in the infant classroom.  Erica has a family of her own whom she spends time with outside of Kidz Paradise.  Erica is our creative mastermind in the infant classroom so she is always keeping the classroom looking fun and exciting for the children!  Erica has been with Kidz Paradise since October 2016.

 

                                                   Ms. Neysha 
Infant Assistant Teacher

Neysha is from Puerto Rico and we are excited to have her here with us at Kidz Paradise.  She has a master’s degree in criminal justice and has taken classes in conflict and mediation.  She also has completed her coursework for her CDA.  Neysha works great with our infants and young toddlers and she has the patience of a saint.  Ms. Neysha is always open to meeting new people and spending time with the kiddos.  Neysha was with Kidz Paradise from September 2018 till April 2019 and came back in August 2019.   

 

                               Ms. Joan 
                        Toddler Teacher  

Joan has been working in childcare for nearly 15 years.  She holds an Associate Degree in ECE from Lehigh Valley College.  Joan has two children of her own, a son and a daughter, with who her and her husband spend their time with on the weekends and evenings.  She has also taught Sunday school, horseback riding and more.  Joan has been with Kidz Paradise since February 2020.  

                     

                                                               

 

                                                                Ms. Hazel  
                                                Toddler Assistant Teacher  

Hazel has cared for children since she was 13 years old and is excited to be a part of the Kidz Paradise family!  She enjoys putting a smile on the faces of the young children she cares for.  She hopes to begin her college education in Early Childhood Education soon.  Hazel has been with Kidz Paradise since August 2021.  

 

                                                               
 

               Ms. Jacquelyn (Jacque)
Preschool Co-Teacher                       

Jacquelyn, or Jacque as we call her, was a substitute and school age teacher in a private school for a few years.  She was taking classes in Early Childhood Education at RACC for a time but is currently taking some time off.  Jacque enjoys working with children in and out of work when she volunteers at vacation bible school, summer enrichment programs and more.  Jacque has been with Kidz Paradise since December 2020.  

                                   
 
                                                           

Ms. Amber   
                               Prekindergarten Teacher

Amber has nearly 15 years of experience working with children at various childcare programs and as a nanny working with all ages of children. Amber has started courses for her CDA and plans to complete it in the near future. She loves to watch the faces of children light up as they are learning and growing. Amber is also a parent of two little girls and enjoys spending her free time with them. Ms. Amber is our artist on site and has the patience of a saint with all our friends!  Amber has been with Kidz Paradise since March 2016.

 

                                         Ms. Shontel 
Prekindergarten Assistant Teacher

Shontel has been working with children for over 5 years. She enjoys working with children of all ages. It is very rewarding loving, nurturing, and caring for the children she feels she dedicates her time to.  Shontel has her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. She also has a daughter of her own.  She looks forward to working with your child and your family.

                                                                                 

 

Ms. Kaitlyn 
Floating Teacher

Kaitlyn has been working with children all through high school and, most recently, was at a gym childcare.  She is enrolled at Reading Area Community College for Early Childhood Education and a minor in Library.  Her starts classes in the Fall of 2021.  Kaitlyn works part time with us here at Kidz Paradise and floats around to cover breaks and time off.  Her goal is to become an elementary school library teacher.  Kaitlyn has been with Kidz Paradise since June 2021.  

 

                                                     

 

                                                             Ms. Natasha  
                                                  Floating Assistant Teacher  

Natasha has worked for gym childcare programs over the past few years.  She has a young daughter of her own and is going to school for medical massage therapy.  Her quote for life is “Don’t give up on the little things, because one day it will be the most beautiful treasure in life.”  Natasha has been working at Kidz Paradise since October 2021.  

 

Ms. Keila
Kitchen Aide

Keila has her bachelor degree in nursing.  She is from Puerto Rico so she is in the process of trying to endorse her nursing license here in PA.  While doing so, Keila is preparing our meals, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, for the children here at the center.  She also has a 5 year old daughter of her own and loves to be around children.  Keila has been with Kidz Paradise since August 2021