About the Classroom
The Cuddle Cubs are ages 15 months-2 1/2 yrs old, with a ratio of 5 to 1.Two year olds learn and grow in many exciting ways. During the year, your child will increasingly become independent as he/she learns to do things for themselves. Your child will become more verbal and consequently, more social. Your child will also become more self-aware as he/she learns that he/she is a separate and unique person with his/her own feelings and needs.
Hello! My name is Shannon Cowley. My career at Friends Child Care Center began in 1994 when I came to work as a student teacher. Several months later, I accepted a position as an assistant teacher, eventually becoming a lead teacher first in the infant room and later with young toddlers in our Cuddle Cubs class. Beginning in 2017, I also began working with the Director in the office during the afternoon hours as her administrative assistant. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a large extended family of three kids, six bonus kids and 12 grandchildren. My three children are all graduates of FCCC and it’s not unusual to see one of them visiting their former teachers.
I was born in 1987. I’m the oldest of five kids. I have three sisters and one brother. I have a daughter (Naiyana) and son (Naikeem).
I graduated from Edison H.S. in 2005. I started working at Friends Select School for Metz Culinary Management in 2006. I started working in the After School Program at Friends Select in 2011. For four years, I did both jobs there, food service and the ASP Program.
In the summer of 2012, I started working at Friends Child Care Center as a substitute teacher. I have returned to work each summer for a few years before accepting a full time assistant teacher in the Cuddle Cubs class. I love it here. I have obtained my Child Development Associate certificate
I love working with children. I hope to further my education in Early Childhood Education in the near future.
My name is April Turner. I am pleased to be on board with you as we work together to give your child all the elements they need to grow as unique, fun loving individuals.I have over six years of experience working in child care. I have taught all age groups. I am not only here to teach, but to learn as well. I believe that the children are our future. So as a team, it is our job to invest and grow as one.