GET TO KNOW US

  • OUR PHILOSOPHY

    Close To My Heart is a private, non-profit early childhood center that provides an inspiring, encouraging, and enlightening environment for all learners. We strive to meet the individual needs of each child enrolled. Our program encourages the whole child’s development (cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development) through personal and small group play activities.

  • OUR MISSION

    We want to serve the changing needs of the community and exceed the expectations of our families. Close To My Heart is truly a place where education and fun are incorporated as one based on our excellent curriculum and dedicated staff. Our curriculum and childcare program integrates a wealth of intriguing and engaging learning activities that stimulate brain development in children. We also believe that the support of families, educators, health care providers, and the greater community contributes to this growth. Together, our community can bring children to their full potential.

  • OUR GOALS

    Our education goal is simple: to help your child blossom intellectually, socially, and emotionally while having purposeful fun along the way. Our unique early childhood education programs are individually designed to match your child’s developmental level.

    Our classroom equipment is industry-tested and carefully chosen for age appropriateness. The curriculum for each age group is regularly reviewed, modified, and enhanced by a team of educational experts. The curriculum offers experiences to promote self-esteem, creativity, language development, cognitive skills, and fine and gross motor skills. A healthy self-concept is nurtured through warm, supportive teacher-child relationships, individual attention, and encouragement of independence.

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Meet Our Teachers & Staff

ANNE HENNESSEY
ANNE HENNESSEYProgram Director
Working in early childhood since 1980, I love teaching children of all ages and stages of life- kindergarten, toddlers, preschool to high school.
ERIN HENNESSEY
ERIN HENNESSEY Assistant Director/Lead Teacher
I love getting to see the world through the eyes of
children at different ages and watch them discover their passions. I love being able to shape the whole child and see them evolve and grow.
MEGAN BATEMAN
MEGAN BATEMAN Assistant Director/Lead Teacher
I love seeing when that light bulb goes on for a kid and they figured something out for the first time. I do this job because I want to be a part of the change of our future
JOLEANA HOLMBERG
JOLEANA HOLMBERGLead Teacher
I love my job because I get to know all the different children and get to watch them grow in the center. I do this job because when your doing something you love it doesn’t feel like a job.
CHELSEA WILLIAMS
CHELSEA WILLIAMS Lead Teacher
Watching curious minds grow and the excitement of when children reach new milestones! I love giving children the opportunity to have new experiences.
CHRISTINE HOGAN
CHRISTINE HOGAN Lead Teacher
I love being able to be with all of my children and still do a job that I am passionate about. I chose this career because I love teaching children new things and seeing their curiosity expand.
EHMULUDOH SHWE
EHMULUDOH SHWELead Teacher
I love my job because everyone shares the same vision, works as a team. I get to work with children and help them develop their skills, we help our community to succeed and continue.
MAI YANG
MAI YANGTeacher
What I love about my job is making a difference in a child’s lif. Always providing a safe and healthy environment for the children to learn and grow to reaach their potential.
BRITTANY LEHMAN
BRITTANY LEHMANTeacher Aide
I enjoy watching the kids learn every day and reach new milestones. Children have always held a special place in my heart which is why I love what I do.
ELIZABETH DELUDE MARTIN
ELIZABETH DELUDE MARTINTeacher Aide
I love that every morning my kids are so happy to see me. I love working with children and find my job very rewarding.
CHRISTINA VANG
CHRISTINA VANGTeacher Aide
I love working with children! I do my job because I love what I do and how I get to teach and learn from the children.