Infant 1: 6 wks- 6 mos
Infant 2: 6 mos-12 mos
Tiny Tots: 12 mos-18 mos
Toddler 1: 18 mos-2 years
Toddler 2: 2 years-2.5 years
Early Preschool: 2.5 years-3 years
Preschool 1: 3 years-4 years
Preschool 2: 4 years-6 years

Community Children’s Center’s classrooms are licensed by the state of Michigan, and therefore admission is subject to the above age parameters, as well as staff-to-child ratios set by the state of Michigan.

Teacher Bios

Brooke Photo 2024

Infant 1 Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Brooke and I am the lead teacher of the infant room. I have many years of experience in different childcare settings, though most of my experience is in centers! I am currently working on my CDA and my long-term goal is to open my own in-home daycare. Childcare is absolutely my passion and I take pride in the work I do. Infants have always been my favorite age group, their little giggles and excitement about all the new things never fail to put a smile on my face! Aside from childcare, I enjoy spending time with my Bernese Mountain Dog and two kitties. I was born and raised in Midland but moved to Traverse for new opportunities and a change of scenery. Thank you for putting your trust in C.C.C.,  I am excited to get to know you and your little one! 

Yasmeen Photo 2024

Education Specialist

Hello! My name is Yasmeen, and I am the lead teacher of the Infant 2 room. I grew up in Israel and moved here in 2018, and I have two children, Dean and Alura. I love art, painting and crafting, (especially with my kids in our free time) being outdoors and enjoying nature. I am currently working on my CDA, and I have multiple years of experience in childcare, starting from babysitting and working in daycares in Israel. My goal is to be an art therapist for children where they can be shown how to express their feelings and emotions in many creative ways. I love working with children and I cannot wait to meet yours!

Autum Photo 2024

Tiny Tots Lead Teacher

Hello, my name is Autum. I am the Tiny Tots Lead Teacher at CCC. I fell in love with the idea of working with kids at a very young age; as I grew older, I just knew in my heart that my calling was to become a teacher. Starting in the spring of 2024 I will be beginning my journey toward my Bachelor’s degree in education. Joining me on this wonderful journey through life is my incredible husband, Jeff, and our two adorable cats Sinatra and Squeaky. We are elated to be a part of the CCC family and I feel lucky every day to be surrounded by these amazing kids, their families, and the hard working employees of CCC.

Ally Photo 2024

Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

Hello, my name is Mrs. Ally! I am the lead teacher in Toddler 1. I have been working in childcare for several years now and have loved every minute of it. I am currently working towards getting my CDA. I have two wonderful dogs that I love going on adventures with. I am married, I have been with my husband for 5 years and married for two of those lovely years. I live in Cadillac. I love learning how to do new things and create things. Thank you for letting me have the opportunity to help your children learn and grow! I am so excited to spend my days with your children and I look forward to getting to know you!

Cady Photo 2024

Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

Hello, I’m Ms. Cady. I am the Lead Teacher in Toddler 2. I am a proud momma of 4 children and love spending my free time with them! I am excited to work with your child and explore, learn, and grow with them! I am currently working on my CDA in Infant/Toddler and currently have 120 CEU’s. I have been at CCC just shy of a year.

Crystal Photo 2024

Early Preschool Lead Teacher

My name is Ms. Crystal. I am the lead teacher. I have been working at CCC in Spring of 2022 , but have worked in childcare for several years including 3 years of teaching English to preschool and kindergarten over in Taiwan. I currently live in Cadillac with my boyfriend, our two children Wyatt & Gracelynn, and our two dogs Larry & Azul. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family on our little hobby farm, kayaking, exploring nature, and visiting new coffee shops. I am so excited to meet you and have your child in my class.

Sarah Photo 2024

Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am currently going to college to become an elementary teacher. I knew I wanted to be a teacher ever since I started to talk. Growing up I would bribe my brothers to be my students, and would end up “teaching” them for hours! I am so happy this dream is finally my reality.

During high school I took many college classes related to Early Childhood Education. I also have worked inside a preschool for two years and babysat for multiple families. I have worked at CCC for a year now. I have spent most of my time in the Tiny-tots room, spending my days with 12-18 month old’s. I switched a month ago into preschool 1 and fell in love with the class right away.

Other than teaching, I am very passionate about travel. A few months ago I took my biggest trip with my best friend, where we went to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Netherlands. It was amazing! I love experiencing other cultures and learning about how others live. I am also very creative and love pottery, drawing, and painting. I’m excited to get to know your child and family.

Maddie Photo 2024

Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

Hi! I’m Ms. Maddie. I have been part of the Community Children’s Center family since October of 2018.

Throughout the years at CCC, I have worked with Infants, Toddlers, and now Preschoolers! I am 27 years old, an avid plant lover and slightly obsessed with the color purple! I have a wonderful Husband Nick, and two spunky dogs, Mackenzie & Wrigley. On the weekends we love to travel and spend time with our friends & family! I look forward to getting to know your family & creating memories with your child!

Shari Photo 2024

Preschool 3 Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Shari and I’ve been teaching 4-6 year olds at Community Children’s Center for 18 years. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Teaching from Michigan State University.

I lived in Zurich, Switzerland for 14 years. It was a great experience to teach kindergarten and second grade for 9 years at an international school. I taught kindergarten at a German/English bilingual school for 4 years. I was also a nanny for a year for part of the adidas family!

I’m glad I got to travel in my younger years since I didn’t get out much when took care of my mom for 13 years. I did get to leave town for the first time in 9 years to visit my brother and his wife in Iowa in July since my mom is now at French Manor! I enjoy photography and meeting friends for lunch.  Thank you for sending your children to us! I love teaching them and taking care of them!