Allie has been making a tremendous impact alongside The Cradle Club since February of 2012. As a seasoned veteran, she has made a lasting difference in the lives of many as a revered teacher in our toddler and preschool programs. Having such a plethora of knowledge coupled with an excellent reputation, Allie was promoted to Third in Charge and then became our Center Director. Allie has a degree in Early Childhood and Applied Science from Rasmussen College with Honors and in March of 2019, she graduated with her Business Certificate. Prior to working with us at the Cradle Club, Allie has nannied for multiple families and has worked at other centers with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as well. As a mother to three boys of her own, Allie wholeheartedly understands the emotions each parent experiences when choosing a home-away-from-home for their child or children. Because of this, Allie has become truly passionate about guiding each of our families to know and understand all of the outstanding things that The Cradle Club has to offer them. If you asked her, Allie would tell you that her favorite thing about her role is that she loves that she is able to get to know each child’s individual personality in order to provide the safest and healthiest environment she can for them.
Stephanie has been with The Cradle Club since September of 2013. Now a seasoned veteran, she began her career making an impact as an admired teacher in our infant, toddler and preschool programs. Having experience with every age child in our program, Stephanie serves as a pillar of knowledge to our teachers and is a valuable resource for our families and the children in our care. Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge to our team through her formal education in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth as well as previous management experience. As a mom to three boys herself, she understands the importance of choosing a program of excellence that also feels like home. She loves to witness all of the love at The Cradle Club and is always around to applaud each child as they learn and grow!
Christa’s experience serving children and families began at a very young age. From helping her mom in the nursery at her local church and babysitting for neighborhood families to becoming a wonderful mom and the admired leader she is today, Christa has what seems like a lifetime of wisdom in the field. Beginning her career at the Cradle Club as a teacher in 2008, she has experience working with children ages infants to preschool and has developed a deep understanding of what excellence in care and education looks like for all. Christa has also served as an incredible Assistant and Center Director for our school. In addition to Christa’s wealth of experience, she also holds formal training from Rasmussen College where she received her certificate in Early Childhood Education. In her current role as Third in Charge, Christa partners directly with our classrooms as a mentor to our wonderful staff and enjoys working to provide the best experience possible for Cradle Club children and their families. Her favorite part about working with children is learning what makes each child unique and using that knowledge to cater learning experiences that fit their needs.