Early Childhood Staff

Early Childhood Director — Amy Carlat

Education:  
B.S. Purdue University — Early Childhood Education — Unified
M.S. Iowa State University — Early Childhood Education
 
Experience:  
Early Learning Matters Curriculum writing team — Purdue University
Preschool teacher — Iowa State University Child Development Lab School
Preschool teacher — Drake University Head Start
Preschool teacher Purdue University Child Care Program

 

Preschool Teacher — Kaitlin Moore

Education:  
B.S. University of Northern Iowa — Education
Experience:
Preschool Special Education Associate — Boone
Kindergarten Substitute Teacher

 

 

 
 
Preschool Teacher — Becky Hansen

Education:  
A.S. Iowa Lakes Community College — Science, Early Childhood Education
 
Experience:
Early Head Start Assistant Teacher
Preschool Assistant Teacher

 

 
 
 
Childcare Teacher — Sherry Kramer 

Education:
Briar Cliff College
 
Experience:
Teacher’s Aide, Dunlap, Iowa — 3 years
In-home childcare — 10 years
Owned & Operated Wee-Care childcare center and preschool — 19 years
Ames Christian School since January 2014

 

 
 
Preschool Associate and Childcare Associate — Ashley Tibbs

Education: 
Iowa State University student 
 
Experience:
Child Care Provider, Waukee YMCA
Church Nursery helper, Lutheran Church of Hope
 
 
 
 
 
Preschool Associate and Childcare Associate - Janessa Romain

Education: 
Iowa State University student 
 
Experience:
Preschool teacher, Litlte Sprouts Daycare 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Childcare Associate — Sophia Schonert

Education:
Des Moines Area Community College student
 
Experience:
Babysitter
Camp Counselor, Hidden Acres Christian Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
Associate — Sarah Potter

Education:
B.S. Moody Bible Institute - Ministry Leadership
 
Experience:
Children's Ministry Coordinator, Hope Ministries
Preschool Associate, Ames Community Preschool Center