Ever since beginning babysitting at age 11, Felicia has found ways to nurture, educate and care for children of all ages. She began her formal career in early childhood education in 2010 and has since gained a plethora of formal experience, particularly in serving children and families right here in the heart of the Twin Cities! Her accolades are many, including serving as Director of Children’s Ministry on the East side of St. Paul as well as working alongside fellow educators as a certified paraprofessional for children with severe autism. Perhaps her greatest gift, though, is being a mom to two beautiful daughters of her own!
Growing up as part of a large family, Felicia was raised to work hard, work together, and cherish family knowing that at the end of the day, it is our family that matters most. Felicia is honored to be a part of The Cradle Club family and is excited to lead our wonderful staff to take exceptional care of yours!
Sharita is a long time veteran of The Cradle Club and brings a loyal, patient and caring persona to our Minneapolis school. Having excelled for many years as a lead teacher in our toddler department, Sharita continues to bring her passion for education and commitment to excellence to her assistant director role. She started her Cradle Club career in 2008, but began her work with children long before then at just 13 years old. In addition to her years of experience, Sharita holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Rasmussen College. She is a mom to three beautiful children of her own, one of whom is a Cradle Club graduate! Sharita loves working with our families and staff to provide the very best care and education for Cradle Club little ones!
As Food Management Director, Cara oversees the work of each of our Certified Food Protection Managers to ensure adherence to the highest quality standards in nutrition, health and safety across our three locations. With extensive knowledge and expertise in Minnesota food code, USDA guidelines and health department rules and regulations, Cara takes great pride in making our food program one of excellence. Beginning her career at The Cradle Club as a teacher in 2005, Cara also brings extensive classroom experience to her current role. Cara is a mom to two beautiful girls of her own and is passionate about providing children with healthy, balanced meals that fuel their growth and development.