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.  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 since 2004.  She has her associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Harrisburg Area Community College and has her Director Credential through Clarion University.  Jennifer is currently taking classes at Drexel University for her bachelor’s degree.  She is an alumni member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and many child advocacy programs within the state.  Jennifer has two daughters and a stepdaughter and spends her spare time with her family.  She is also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, and her family is involved in drag racing.  Her passion for children and our families shines through in her work here at Kidz Paradise.  She has been with Kidz Paradise since July 2013. 

                                              Ms. Elisabeth
Young Infant Teacher

Elisabeth graduated from Reading Area Community College with an associate degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2014.  Elisabeth has 10 years of experience working in childcare. She has volunteered working with the youth in her church and participated in leadership programs at RACC.  Elisabeth is currently enrolled at Alvernia for her degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is very patient and kind, the perfect temperament for working in our infant classroom.  Elisabeth keeps all our infant parents in the loop about what is going on with their children while in our care.  She has been with Kidz Paradise since November 2014. 

 

Ms. Erica                                                 
Older Infant Teacher

Erica has her associate degree from Reading Area Community College and has over 15 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, she is always keeping the classroom looking fun and exciting for the children.  She has been with Kidz Paradise since October 2016.

 

Ms. Diamond
Infant Assistant Teacher                                           

Diamond has been working with children for many years now.  She attended Cheyney University for Early Childhood Education for a short time and is currently looking to return to school soon.  She worked at Bayada assisting children with their daily living activities prior to coming to Kidz Paradise.  Diamond does have children of her own and loves to care for the young ones.  She has been at Kidz Paradise since April 2022.

 

                                                                                

 Ms. Neysha                                              
Toddler Teacher

Neysha was born in Puerto Rico and has been here in Reading area for some time now.  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.  Neysha has completed her coursework for her CDA.   Neysha works great with our 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. 

 

 Ms. Jaiana
Toddler Assistant Teacher

Jaiana graduated from Berks Catholic High School and has been working with children since she was twelve years old.  She has cared for children from one year old through twelve years old helping them with feeding, potty training and learning activities.  Working with young children comes naturally to Jaiana and she is excited to be working here at Kidz Paradise with our toddlers.  Jaiana has been with Kidz Paradise since July 2022.

 

 Ms. Paige
Toddler Assistant Teacher

Paige has been working with infants and toddlers for several years now.  She is enrolled at Reading Area Community College for Early Childhood Education.  Paige has experience working with children with autism and down syndrome.  She also knows sign language and is in our toddler classroom working with our one and two year olds.  Paige has been with Kidz Paradise since July 2022.  

 

Ms. Liz
Toddler Assistant Teacher

Liz has been working with children for a few years now, including caring for her younger brother.  She is currently in school for a degree in Human Services as she aspires to become a social worker.  Liz has a passion for helping others, especially children.  She is excited to be working here with your children watching them grow and learn while she helps them to develop the skills, they need to be successful in life.  Liz has been with Kidz Paradise since June 2022.  

 

Ms. Hazel                                                 
Older Toddler 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. Kaitlyn
Preschool Teacher

Kaitlyn has been working with children all through high school and, before coming to Kidz Paradise, she worked at a gym daycare.  She attends Reading Area Community College with a minor in Library.  Kaitlyn started out with us as a floater and landed in our preschool classroom with our crazy 3-year-olds.  She does a great job interacting with the children and giving them the attention that they need.  Kaitlyn’s goal is to become an elementary school library teacher.  Kaitlyn has been with Kidz Paradise since June 2021. 

 

Ms. Alexandra                                                
Preschool Assistant Teacher

Alexandra is originally from New York City.  She has worked in the Wilson School District as an Autistic Support Classroom Assistant and other childcare facilities prior to working at Kidz Paradise.  When Alexandra is not at work, she is spending time with her husband and son playing games, shopping, trying new foods, and doing arts and crafts.  She loves to work with our preschool friends and is excited to be here.  Alexandra has been at Kidz Paradise since May 2022.

 

 

                                                    Ms. Amber
Prekindergarten Teacher 

Amber has nearly 20 years of experience working with children at various childcare programs and as a nanny working with all ages of children.  Amber has almost completed all the courses for her CDA and hopes to officially hold her CDA 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 three children and enjoys spending her free time with her family.  Amber is our artist on site and has the patience of a saint with all our friends!  She has been with Kidz Paradise since March 2016. 

 

Ms. Shontel                                                
PreK Assistant Teacher

Shontel has been working with children for over 10 years.  She enjoys working with children of all ages but does exceptionally well with the prek friends.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Science.  Shontel spends much of her spare time traveling to spend time with friends and family. She also has a child of her own with whom she enjoys spending time with.  Ms. Shontel loves to travel.  She has been with Kidz Paradise since 2012. 

 

Ms. Chloe
Floating Assistant Teacher                                             

Chloe has been working with children her whole life.  She was also a dance teacher in an afterschool dance program when she was in high school.  Chloe is currently attending school at Penn State University Berks Campus.  She has a passion for working with children and is excited to play and interact with the children here at Kidz Paradise.  Chloe has been at Kidz Paradise since January 2022.

 

 Ms. Tatyana
Floating Assistant Teacher

Tatyana was born in New York but moved to PA when she was 10 years old.  She loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends.  Tatyana is attending Millersville University for a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.  Tatyana has worked with children in different settings, including school settings throughout her high school and college careers.  She has worked with school agers at another facility and is excited to be working with younger children here at Kidz Paradise.  Tatyana has been working with Kidz Paradise since July 2022.  

 

                                                    Ms. Abby
Seasonal Floating Assistant Teacher

Abby has been attending school at Messiah University for a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages).  She is going into her senior year at school and has student taught in a first-grade class and a fourth-grade class.  Her passion is teaching, and she has been volunteering at her church working with the children since middle school.  Abby loves to travel, go to farmers markets and read.  We are very excited to have her with us over her break from school.  Abby has been with us since May 2022. 

 

 

Ms. Keila                                             
Kitchen Aide/Cook

Keila has her bachelor’s degree in nursing.  She is from Puerto Rico and is 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 school age daughter, and she loves to be around children.  She has a kind heart and is always on top of ensuring that the children are receiving everything that they are supposed to for their meals.  Keila has been at Kidz Paradise since August 2021.