Great Falls Day Care
Great Falls Day Care
Great Falls Day Care

Our Staff

MANAGEMENT

Debbi Blank

I have lived in Montana for 35 years. My husband, John, is a retired meteorologist from the National Weather Service. My hobbies are reading and spending time with family. I have worked in the child care field for over 40 years. I have an AA degree in Early Childhood Education from Long Beach City College. I am retiring in 2017.

Beth Olson

I have been in child care for over 22 years. I have worked at TLC Center for many of those years. My family and I did live in Billings from 2005-2015 where I did home based child care. I have been married to my husband, Tim, for 18 years. We have 4 children, a daughter, Alex (16 years old), who also works here after school, a daughter, Ava (13 years old), a son, Griffin (7 years old), and a new baby that is due any day now. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I have my Infant/Toddler and Preschool Certification courses completed. I completed an apprenticeship program through the state. I have almost completed my Associates degree in Early Childhood. I am currently working on my CDA. I also have over 500 training hours on the State Practitioner Registry.

Jennifer McDaniel

I am married to my husband, Bill. Weíre recently retired from the Air Force and and have decided to stay in the area. We have two sons, Billy and Matthew. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends, read, shop, watch movies, snowmobile, fish and camp. Our family also includes two dogs, Gizmo and Smeagol. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in this career for 21 years. I have also taken numerous trainings and classes.

Marsha Johnson

I have 3 children; 29, 27 and 11 and I am a new grandma. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, doing things with my family and loving my granddaughter. I have been working at TLC for 12 years in February. I have Infant/Toddler certification, a CDA, have completed an apprenticeship program and have taken college Early Childhood Classes.

Sandi Srb

Iíve been married to my best friend, Joe, for 39 years. We have 4 great sons and 14 wonderful grandchildren. My family is my whole life. We camp, hunt, fish and spend a lot of time together. I like to stamp, scrapbook and sew. I also like to do crafts and bake with my grandchildren. I have been in child care for 14 Ĺ years, have my CDA and Child Care Development Specialist Certificate. I have also taken several college childhood classes.

MINI-LEARNERS (Infants)

Crystal Kist

I am 32 years old. I am married to a 911 dispatcher and have 4 incredible children ages 11, 9, 7 and an almost 2-year-old: 3 boys and one girl. We love to spend our free time outdoors, and with our dog. I have been in childcare for about 11 years and have completed the infant/toddler class. I also hope to have my CDA by the end of the year.

Kymber Gill

My name is Kymber. I am 23 years old. I have 2 kids, Talon is 2 and Harper is 3 months old. I have lived in Great Falls most of my life. Our family loves the outdoors and we do a lot of fishing, camping and hiking when we get the chance. I have worked at TLC Center as an assistant for almost 2 years. In January I will become a lead. I have completed the Preschool Certification Class as well as the Infant/Toddler Certification Class and am currently working to get my CDA.

Chantal Srb

Hi, my is Chantal. Some people like to call me Shanty for short. I have been married for 5 years. I have 6 children. I like to play with them. I love to read, walk and color. I worked as a CNA for 10 years in a nursing home and I have been here at TLC for 2 months. I am currently attending the Infant/Toddler Certification Course.

LITTLE-LEARNERS (1 year olds)

Sandi Srb (see above)

Nichole Kinsey

I have two kids, theyíre girls. Their names are Gracie and Lenora, they are 5 and 1 Ĺ. I love hanging out at home, taking the girls to do fun things and hanging out with my boyfriend, Austin. I love cats. My favorite color is purple. I love working with children and helping expand their minds. Iíve been in this field for a year and a half! Iím so close to getting my CDA! So thatís exciting! Iíve taken the Infant/Toddler class and stars training. Also any trainings that Head Start has me take.

ADVENTURERS (2 year olds)

Nicole Ameline

I have been in childcare for six years, my mom and my two sisters are also in childcare. Iím 22 years old. I like to spend time outdoors with family and friends in my free time. Iíve worked for Debbi at TLC Center going on my third year. Iím working on getting my CDA. I have completed my Infant/Toddler and Preschool trainings along with many others.

Stevannie Euerle

My name is Stevannie. Iíve been in childcare for over a year now. I really enjoy it and my 4 children attend at the center with me. I have been through many trainings the past year and I have learned a lot. I am currently attending the Infant/Toddler Certification Course.

Tamara Miller

Iím 18 years old and graduated with the 2016 class at CMR. In late Jan. or early Feb. I plan on leaving for basic training for the U.S. Air Force in San Antonio, TX. Iíve worked with kids for the past two years. I joined TLC at the end of August and have gotten so much out of it since. Multiple trainings so I can be a great child care provider for your children.

EXPLORERS (3 year olds)

Kendra Mattern

My name is Kendra and I have been working in child care for about 3 years now. I love the child care career field. Itís an amazing job and it also gives me the advantage to help children learn and grow. I also have two children of my own. A girl whoís 5 and a boy whoís 2. I love my job and wouldnít change it for anything. Along with my 3 years of experience, I also have numerous trainings from Infant/Toddler age and up. I am currently working on my CDA.

Shalee Smith

Iím Shalee. I love working with children. I love to do more hands-on things like cooking and art. I just got married in August. I love what I do in my career field. I am also working towards my CDA in both Infant/Toddler and Preschool. I have worked with children for 6 years. Both in center and Youth Dynamics. I also have a few trainings with Autism.

PIONEERS (4 years old and up)

Heather Swanson

I was born and raised in Great Falls. I have a husband named Jack who works full time at the Montana Air National Guard. We have 3 kids, a daughter Keegan (18 years old) who is attending Kansas State University to become a commercial airline pilot, a son Corbin (16 years old) who is a sophomore at Great Falls High and loves to sing, a son Liam (14 years old) who is who is an eighth grader at East Middle School and loves sports. In my free time I enjoy spending time at our cabins with family and watching our children play sports and sing. I have been in the Early Childhood field for 23 years working with ages birth-12 years. I have 3 years college geared towards elementary education. I have my preschool certification, zoo-phonics certification, 350+ ECP training hours.

Jennifer Perryman

A little about myself. Iím married and have 4 children. Two boys and two girls. I love spending time with my family, camping, hunting, pretty much anything outdoors. I have been in childcare for a year and a half so Iím pretty new to it.

FLEX ASSISTANTS

Mariah Kness

I have 2 little girls, ages 3 and 5. In my spare time. I like to bake, clean, do crafts. I love spending time with my girls and they love helping with my projects. I have worked at TLC center since 2009. I have taken multiple trainings and am applying for my CDA. I have also done the Early Childhood classes through Western and plan to go back and get my associates degree in Early Childhood Education when my girls are both in school.

Alex Olson

I am 16 years and a junior in high school at Central Catholic High School. I live with my mom, dad, little sister and brother and another new little sister who was just born. During my free time, I like to read. I also am in love with horses. I have been working in child care for 1 Ĺ years. I have taken a lot of trainings and Iím hoping to get my CDA after I graduate from high school.

COOK

Korena Brown

Iím the cook here at TLC. Iíve got 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren that are students here. I love football, fishing and spending time with my family. Iíve been cooking in restaurants for 5 years prior to this. I have taken food safe training and have been taking classes to fill in as an aide if needed.





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