BESTDAY CARE CHILDREN CENTER TEAM
Caring & Dedicated
At Bestday Care Children Center, we hire passionate, dedicated and caring teachers who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives. Take a look below to learn more about our team, and reach out with any questions.
Possessing a contagious enthusiasm, Kimberlee is committed to helping children explore and learn in a hands-on environment. She has such a passion for her school and is always driving to take it to the next level. Her heart and soul go into every decision.
Kim believes all kids deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in. She strives every day to provide a lasting education in each child that comes through her center.
Kimberlee is a proud mom and VW Van lover.
Kimberlee holds a B.A. in Special Education, M.A. in Childhood Education and is currently going for her PhD in Education.
With a nurturing personality and hands-on approach towards learning, we are thrilled to have Lex as a part of our office team. Lex strives to help every classroom be the best it can be. Nothing brings Lex more happiness than seeing the growth and evolution of our students.
In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and their boys Crew & Kayden.
Lex holds a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.A. in Sociology from Northern Vermont University.
As Bestday's Office Manager, Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations of the school. Jessica brings over ten years of experience in childcare. Continual dedication to fostering children where they are and where they strive to be is her goal, everyday.
In Jessica's free time she loves to spend time with her husband and friends.
Jessica holds her CDA and her Director's credential.
FANICIDE SAINT GERMAIN
Fanicide is not only Bestday's chef, but a key asset to the school's success. Fanicide knows each student and their likes/dislikes. She is always there to lend a helping hand towards a student in need.
Cooking for our 140 students each day has exponentially advanced her own perspective on food. She always has a smile on her face and never misses a day to feed her babies!
Angela is a force in the Infants room! She is so passionate abut her babies and puts her heart and soul into every day. Angela treats every child like her own and is driven to help them hit their milestones. Angela has been married for 33 years and is a mother to 4 adult children.
Angela has over 20 years of experience from being a college professor and college counselor.
Angela states, "Teaching is my gift, my calling, and my purpose."
Dea is in our Infant B room. Dea is passionate about teaching not only her class, but all the kids at Bestday! All our kiddos love the spirit and laughter she brings to our school. Dea is a proud mother to two amazing boys, Cayddan & Seth.
Dea is extremely versatile in all areas of the school and has been with our VPK, Two's, One's and Infants. Her dedication to better each class never goes unrecognized!
Jackie is always bettering her classroom. Her work never ends when she leaves. Her drive to constantly bring new ideas and decor into Bestday is a blessing. Jackie puts her whole being into making sure our babies are taken care of and all their needs are met. Jackie always goes the extra mile to put a smile on our parents and children's faces!
As one of our Infant Teachers, Emily is committed to making sure each child feels like they are at home. She takes pride in helping their at home routine be mirrored at school. Emily is currently attending FSW. In her free time she loves eating Mac and Cheese and scrap-booking!
Brenda is a strong asset to our programs. It is her goal to know every child and work with every age group. The children love when she enters their classroom!
She believes every child is unique and deserves a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially.
Brenda has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Investigation.
Sydney has been an amazing asset for Bestday Care Children Center. Her warmth, creativity and drive makes her a great colleague and a perfect fit as our One's Teacher. Sydney is currently seeking her Elementary Education degree. She is a youth leader and nanny.
In her free time Sydney enjoys spending time with family, binge watching Disney movies, and painting.
Elba is a giver. Elba's passion to work each day and take care of her family are beyond inspiring. Elba's love for our One's never goes unnoticed. She is married and has two children of her own. During Elba's days off she likes to read and watch TV.
As our Two's teacher, Abby is committed to helping children explore and learn through endless activities. Abby always brings the creativity into every day! Her love to watch the children actively participate in every activity is a driving force behind her classrooms success! Abby is currently obtaining her CDA.
Abby states, "I love enriching Children's vocab, motor skills, and more through sensory/art, play, songs, games, and dance!"
Ericka's passion towards work and drive to make sure her children's needs are met make her the perfect Two's teacher. Ericka is one of the hardest workers with the kindest heart. Ericka is always willing to go the extra mile and is greatful for everyday with her kiddos. In Ericka's free time she loves teaching, reading otivational books and drinking good coffee!
Angela is a teacher always willing to take initiative on any task. She encourages all kiddos to be as independent as possible while encouraging them and helping them when they need! She is passionate about making every child in her classroom thrive in every activity.
In her free time she loves spending time with her son and being a Football Mom!
Stephanie is always going the extra mile to learn what each child loves. Her goal is to make each child happy every day. There is never a dull face when she is around!
In her free time she loves to spend time with family and friends!
Doug is very passionate about his classroom and the goals he has set for his kiddos. Doug is always willing to work extra with each of his students to ensure that they get everything they need for their transition to VPK. Doug works endlessly to improve his classroom and brings exciting games and activities to his class! Doug is also very passionate about his ministry. Every weekend he commits himself to in-service.
A few of Doug's favorite things are his wife, cooking, coffee, ministry, and video games.
Teffany is a strong believer in the importance of VPK. Teffany works non-stop on ensuring your child is ready for Kindergarten. She has a AA degree in early childhood education and 30 years of experience in childcare.
Teffany is a Native Floridian but grew up in many places, even Turkey! She now lives in Fort Myers with her husband and her three cool rockin' kids!
VPK/Wrap Around Teacher
Denise is as hands-on as it gets! Denise's passion to always put a smile on her student's faces and hearing laughter in the classroom is what makes her such an amazing teacher. She brings her love for teaching into both our VPK classroom and our Wrap Around program. Denise is always bringing in projects and experiments for the kids to engage in. She has an endless drive to have fun while learning.
In her free time she runs her own photography business which is her second passion!
We are beyond blessed to have Denise help us with holiday photos && bringing creative ideas into the school.
Elena is very special to our school. Her teaching style brings a constant hands-on approach. Elena encourages her student's to learn through being outside, nature walks, art projects and movement! Elena is always looking for ways to help the children grow and learn life skills to make them more independent.
Elena was born in the 1960's to Italian parents. She is a very proud grandmother to a beautiful baby boy Luca!
After School Teacher
We are so happy to have Alexis as our After School Teacher! Alexis has a passion to instill respect and anti-bullying tactics in each of our Afterschoolers. Alexis has implemented many daily activities such as shout out boxes to encourage each child to compliment their peers, as well as a photography class.
Alexis hold each child to a high standard and helps them complete their homework in full each day before the fun begins!
Alex is one of our high energy teachers! He comes in each day excited to learn and play with the children! Alex's patience towards all situations allows him to truly help each child thrive in any experience they are having. He is extremely kindhearted and always make sure each child is having a blast!
Bryce holds the belief that children are a gift and each hold diverse talents and capabilities. It is a privilege to have Bryce work with our kiddos as she strives to bring academic growth in each classroom. Bryce especially loves working with our babies and helping them hit their developmental milestones.
In Bryce's free time you can always catch her at Disney! Bryce is currently a Senior at FGCU, studying medicine with a minor in child development/Psychology.
Amanda works to create a welcoming and safe environment where all students can develop a love of learning. Her spirit shines through every conversation she has with parents, colleagues, and especially our students. Amanda exudes positivity and everyone around her can't help but feel happy.
In Amanda's free time she loves anything Sports, Disney, and Jonas Brothers!
Julie truly believes that kindness and manners are vital to life. Julie continues to make all our students feel valuable. Her passion for teaching shines each day she is here.
Julie is a Florida Gulf Coast University Student majoring in Elementary Education. She is also a Native American Dancer.
Kacie always strives to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.
She welcomes all parents with a smile and is always willing to go the extra mile to make Bestday the perfect fit for any baby!
Kacie is a Special Education Major. She was born in California and grew up in Illinois. Kacie's hobbies include gymnastics, dance and watching the TV show Hart of Dixie.
Sam is a breathe of fresh air! She looks at each day as a new start! Sam is a true believer that students will not only advance in their skills, but be motivated learners with full support from their teachers. Sam is an asset to each classroom she enters!