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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.

 
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KIMBERLEE MILLER

President

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.

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JESSICA DAVIS

Office Manager

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.

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FANICIDE SAINT GERMAIN

Chef

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!

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ANGELA ALLEN

One-A  Teacher

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."

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DEA LOOSE

Infant Teacher

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!

JANE GRAY

Infant Teacher

Jane is always bettering her classroom. Her work never ends when she leaves. Her drive to constantly bring new ideas and décor into Bestday is a blessing. Jane puts her whole being into making sure our babies are taken care of and all their needs are met. Ja always goes the extra mile to put a smile on our parents and children's faces!

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ERICKA AUXILIADORA

Infants Teacher

Ericka's passion towards work and drive to make sure her children's needs are met make her the perfect infants teacher. Ericka is one of the hardest workers with the kindest heart. Ericka is always willing to go the extra mile and is grateful for everyday with her kiddo's. In Ericka's free time she loves teaching, reading motivational books and drinking good coffee!

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EMILY WINTON

One-B Teacher

As one of our Ones 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!

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SYDNEY GARRETT

One's Teacher

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.

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ELBA HERNANDEZ

One's Teacher

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.

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ABBY STAUB

Two's Teacher

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!"

JANET TEMPELAAR
Two's Teacher
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DOUG MASSIE

Four's Teacher & Office

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.

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TEFFANY BAKER

VPK Teacher

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!

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DENISE MAKUCH

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.

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ELENA JOHNSON

Enrichment Teacher

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!

COURTNEY BAUMER

Threes Teacher

We are so happy to have Courtney as our Threes Teacher! Her has a passion to instill respect and being kind tactics in each of our three kiddos. Courtney has implemented many daily activities such as potty training, STEAM activities, fine and gross motor skills developmental activities, along with music and movement. 

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ALEX ARROYO

Wrap Around Teacher

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!

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BRYCE HAMILTON

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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.

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AMANDA TREJO

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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!

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JULIE BRENNAN

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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.

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KACIE JOHNSON

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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.

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SAMANTHA ARMOUR

Social Media Manager

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 was born and raised in New York and is a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, studying Elementary Education. Sam is an asset to each classroom she enters!

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ROSA VALENTIN

One-A Teacher

Possessing a contagious enthusiasm, Rosa 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 an infant teacher.

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NATALIE COLON
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MICHAELA RYAN