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 also holds her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Drexel University.  She is an alumni member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and many child advocacy programs within the state.  Jennifer has two daughters and two stepdaughters 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 
Floor Supervisor

Elisabeth has worked in the childcare field since 2014.  She graduated from Reading Area Community College with her associate degree in Early Childhood Education and then went on to attain her bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education certification from Alvernia University.  Elisabeth has participated in various leadership positions including the RACC Leadership program and Children’s Church Curriculum Planning for her church.  Elisabeth has been with Kidz Paradise since November 2014 in our infant room.  She did leave for a few months to complete her student teaching before returning in a different capacity in the office as floor supervisor.  

Ms. Meena
Young Infant Teacher

Meena is our young infant teacher. She has enjoyed working with children since a young age. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Arts, and Master’s degree in History and Political Science. She enjoyed tutoring before working in Childcare. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family. She has been with Kidz Paradise since August 2023.

Ms. Erica
Older Infant Teacher
Group Supervisor

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. Kayla
Infant Assistant Teacher

Kayla is an assistant teacher in the infant classroom. While in high school, Kayla attended BCTC for early childhood education. This experience along, with babysitting, sparked a joy and  interest in the field of childcare. She enjoys teaching and caring for all the children in her care, while watching them learn and grow. She has been with Kidz Paradise since February 2024.

Ms. Kourtney 
Toddler Lead Teacher

Kourtney has been working in the childcare industry since 2015. She worked at Kidz Paradise full time as a toddler teacher for several years before moving out of the area for a short time.  She missed us so much that she came back to work with us part time in the afternoons.  Kourtney has her infant toddler CDA and helps out throughout the building here at Kidz Paradise.  She has been back with Kidz Paradise since June 2023. 

Ms. Kaitlyn
Toddler Teacher
Group Supervisor

Kaitlyn has been working with children all through high school and, before coming to Kidz Paradise, she worked at a gym daycare.  She graduated from Reading Area Community College with an associate degree in ECE with a minor in Library and is now attending Kutztown University.  Kaitlyn started out with us as a floater and landed in our preschool classroom with our crazy 3-year-olds and is once again a floater as she attends the last leg of her education.  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. Alanna
Toddler Assistant Teacher

Alana has worked in childcare for about 5 years with infants up to 4 years old. When she is not working she is spending time with her son and she helps out with his boy scout troop.  She is very patient and laid back working in our toddler classroom and has a high level of communication with staff and families.  Alanna has been with Kidz Paradise since January 2024.  

Ms. Kaydence
Toddler Assistant Teacher

Kaydence is a great assistant in our toddler classroom. She has worked as a summer playground leader, which had a strong impact on her. Her experiences working with children has increased her joy of watching and helping children reach new milestones, and bringing a smile to their face. Kaydence’s future goal is to become a pediatric nurse. Kaydence has been with Kidz Paradise since February 2024.

 Ms. Neysha
Older Toddler Lead 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. Shontel
Preschool 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 preschool friends, providing them the structure and education that they will need to be successful in Prek and Kindergarten.  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 and has been with Kidz Paradise since 2012. 

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 Lead 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. Koryn 
Prek Assistant Teacher

 Koryn is our prek assistant teacher. She started coaching youth soccer at 12 years old.  Koryn has been interested in working with young children for a long time.  She attended Mansfield University for Elementary Education for a short time but decided that it was not the right time or place for her to attend school.  Koryn is very excited to be here at Kidz Paradise and getting to know all our friends.  Koryn has been at Kidz Paradise since June 2024.  

Ms. Jazlynn 
Part Time Toddler Teacher

Jazlynn is a part time teacher in our toddler classroom.  She has previously worked for other childcare facilities and is looking to further her education in the field.  Jazlynn also has experience helping her dad manage the family construction business.  She has been with us here at Kidz Paradise since October 2023.

Ms. Abigayle
Kitchen Aide/Cook

Abby is our wonderful cook here at Kidz Paradise. She helps prepare well-balanced meals for all the students. She has kitchen experience in various settings including assisted living homes, rehab facilities and more, as well as with different age groups. She does a great job being aware of all dietary restrictions, and providing appropriate replacements. Abby enjoys bringing smiles to the children’s faces each day as she brings lunch into the classroom. Abby has been with Kidz Paradise since April 2024.