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Meet our Early Childhood Education Staff

Office Staff 2Our staff is interviewed and references checked prior to employment. Each staff member is given a staff manual to read at the time of employment, so they are aware of our expectations. We feel a competency to work well with children is the most important prerequisite a staff member can have.

After an applicant is selected to become a staff member at Southland Park, their six week training and probationary period begins. Each employee has their background checked through the State Police to see if they have had any previous convictions. They are also required to have CPR/Pediatric First Aid training, which is updated regularly.

Additionally, twelve (12) clock hours of continuing education in various areas of child development/child care procedures is required annually. Three (3) additional hours of training is required in Health and Safety Procedures for all employees. Management has also completed training in ServSafe.

StaffAll training must be approved by the Department of Social Services. (Upon completion of the training program, the staff member is then promoted to permanent status.)

Our staff members are very willing to attend training programs sponsored by NSU Child and Family Network and other institutions to better qualify themselves for their job. Many of our staff members have received certificates in recognition of their extra efforts in attending and completing these programs.

In addition to our teachers and staff, our Head Teachers assist your child’s teacher with class projects, field trips and curriculum requirements.

J. Alan Young

Mary Michele Wilcher

Director Designees
Cannola Anderson
Ronald Fong
Jeremy Ivey

Lead Teachers
LaBrittney Brown (Toddler)
Maryssa Bailes (Toddler)
Amber Coleman (Pre-K3)
Violet Jones (Pre-K4)
Cora Owens (Pre-K3)
Courtney Solanic (Toddler)
BreAnne Weiland (Toddler)
Baylee Womack (Pre-K4)

Maghan Phillips

Mission Statement

Southland Park Learning Center's mission is to provide a high quality early childhood educational environment that promotes and ensures the health and safety of each child through developmentally appropriate practices with quality instruction, mentoring and guidance.

Southland Park...Where Children Grow.

Parents Testimonials

Over the years, we’ve collected testimonials from parents who appreciate our work. This is our source of inspiration to keep doing what we do. If you have your own testimonial to share, please contact us.

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