child development

Loving Hearts Staff

 

Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and educational experience which promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development.  Our goal is to support and promote children’s desires to be life-long learners. Our center strives to be the role model of child care excellence.
Meet our Role Models Below!

Office Staff

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Roxane

Roxane is the Director of our center. She has been working with children for 26 years as an Elementary/Middle School teacher, childcare center teacher and childcare director. She has been with Loving Hearts since October of 2015 and has worked as a director since 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Secondary Math. Roxane is married to her husband Dwight and they have two adult children. She enjoys crocheting and sewing.

Director
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Amber

Amber is the Assistant Director in our Center. She has worked in childcare centers since 2010 and has been with Loving Hearts since December 2015. Amber has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Early Childhood and ELL. She works in all of our classrooms and directly with a variety of early childhood initiatives which enhance our teaching to serve our children in the best way that we can.  Amber is married and in her free time, enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.

Assistant Director
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Brenda

Brenda is our full time Kitchen Manager. She has been a part of the Loving Hearts team since June 2020. Her family includes her adult son and daughter along with 3 grandchildren. Brenda’s favorite thing about working in childcare is being with the kids and making them smile. In her free time she likes to hang out with family. 

Kitchen Manager

Infant 1 Teachers

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Brittany

Brittany is a full time teacher in our Infant 1 room. She has been with Loving Hearts since September 2018. Brittany’s family includes her boyfriend and her cat, Kit. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and knit. Brittany says her favorite thing about working with children is seeing the smile on the child’s face when they reach a milestone/goal. 

Infant 1 Teacher
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Joan

Joan is a full time teacher in our Infant 1 room. She has been a part of our team here at Loving Hearts since May 2020. Her family includes her parents and 5 siblings. Joan says her favorite thing about working in childcare is seeing a child progress and accomplish goals. In her free time she likes to read and watch hockey. 

Infant 1 Teacher
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Heather

Heather is our part time Infant float teacher who spends 2 days a week in Infant 1 and 1 day a week in Infant 2. She has worked at Loving Hearts since June 2020. Her family includes her 10 year old daughter and her husband Keefer of 13 years. Heather’s favorite thing about working in childcare is to play, to bond, and to just have fun with the children. In her free time she likes to take walks, go to the park with her daughter, and go swimming. 

Infant Teacher

Infant 2 Teachers

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Toni

Toni is a full time teacher in our Infant 2 room. She has been with Loving Hearts since August 2019. Her family includes John and her children Talia, Ivy, Brandan, and Myles. Toni loves children, loves to help them grow and see them smile and learn. She loves teaching! In her free time, Toni likes to go swimming, play outside with her kids, and sing and dance with her kids.

Infant 2 Teacher
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Vanessa

Vanessa is a full time teacher in our Infant 2 room. She has been with Loving Hearts since August 2019. Her family includes her father, 7 siblings, and her pet rat, Mickey. Vanessa’s favorite thing about working with children is being able to watch them grow and learn new things! In her free time she likes to play with her siblings.

Infant 2 Teacher
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Michelle

Michelle is a part time teacher in our Infant 2 room. She has been with Loving Hearts since August 2019. Her family includes her mom Roxana, her dad Jose, her older sister Angelica, her younger sister Emily, and her younger brother Joseph. Michelle likes working with children because of the amount of energy they have and because she likes to watch them develop new skills. In her free time, she likes to watch Netflix.

Infant 2 Teacher

Toddler 1 Teachers

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Anna

Anna is a full time teacher in our Toddler 1 room. She has been with Loving Hearts since May 2019. Her family includes her dad, mom, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters.. Anna says she enjoys seeing the children’s bright smiles and watching them grow everyday to accomplish their goals. In her free time she likes to explore coffee shops and spend time with family and friends. 

Toddler 1 Teacher

Toddler 2 Teachers

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Candice

Candice is a full time teacher in our Toddler 2 classroom. Candice has been with Loving Hearts since March 2017. Her family includes her husband Nick and her dogs Oreo and Harley. Candice says that she loves to see the children’s smiles and excitement when they learn or master something new. She loves being able to interact with them and teach them all day long. In her free time she likes to watch movies, do puzzles/crafts, and spend time with family. 

Toddler 2 Teacher
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Angel

Angel is a full time teacher in our Toddler 2 classroom. She started at Loving Hearts in September 2019. Her family includes her 8 children. 3 of whom are at home. Angel likes working with children because she loves to watch them develop into little people within the year that she has them in her class. In her free time, Angel likes to swim, read, write, and watch movies. 

Toddler 2 Teacher
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Shianne

Shianne is a part time teacher in our Toddler 2 classroom. She has worked for Loving Hearts since July 2020. Her family includes her mom, dad, older sister, and younger sister. In her free time, Shianne likes to skateboard, barrel race, and walk with her dogs. Shianne’s favorite thing about working in childcare is that the children’s innocence is so special and creating a fun and safe learning environment is what she likes to have for each child. Toddlers can be quite funny as well! 

Toddler 2 Teacher

Threes Teachers

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Erika

Erika is the full time teacher in our 3’s room. She has worked at Loving Hearts since January 2020. Her family includes her boyfriend and their cat. Erika’s favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn and grow. In her free time she likes to read, play with her cat, and watch shows.

Toddler 2 Teacher

Preschool 1 & 2 Teachers

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Sarah

Sarah is the full time teacher in our Preschool 1 classroom. She started at Loving Hearts in January 2020. Her family includes her husband Daniel, her son Logan, and her daughter Isabella. Sarah says her favorite thing about working with children is when a child finally masters a skill they were working on. In her free time, she likes to read, game, and hike with her family and 2 dogs.

Preschool Teacher
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Tess

Tess is the full time teacher in our Preschool 2 classroom. She started at Loving Hearts in June 2020. Tess’s favorite thing about working in childcare is watching the kids grow and learn new things. Her family includes her daughter Ry’Lyn who’s 3 and her son Maddox who is 3 months. In her free time, Tess likes to read, cook, and watch movies. 

Preschool Teacher
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Ina

Ina is a part time teacher in our Preschool 1 room. She has worked at Loving Hearts since May of 2019. Her family includes her parents, brother and sister. Ina’s favorite thing about working with children is getting to know all the kids on a more personal level. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and travel.

Preschool Teacher

Float/Substitute Staff

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Lilly

Lilly is a part time teacher who floats between classrooms and is responsible for closing the center in the evenings. She has worked at Loving Hearts since August 2018. Her family includes her sister, niece, and 5 pets. She likes working with children because it is fun to watch them learn new things and grow. In her free time, Lilly likes to read and listen to music.

 

Melissa

Melissa is a part time teacher, mostly in our Preschool Room. She began working at Loving Hearts in July 2017. When Melissa isn’t here, she is working for Lincoln Public Schools as a Para educator. Her family includes her husband Chris, and their four furry children. Melissa’s favorite part about working with children is seeing them grow and develop new skills. In her free time Melissa likes to read, go to the lake, and hang out with family and friends.